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  • Horseware Ireland Review

    Horseware Ireland made our list of sustainable equestrian footwear options, because of their commitment to energy efficiency and REACH compliance. Since Horseware Ireland offers multiple styles of country style boot, there were a few options to choose from.  I purchased the Rambo boot, although I still have not heard from Horseware Ireland about the supply chain and tanning methods.  The Rambo boot contained the least amount of leather, which was combined with their ballistic nylon (used ...
  • Footwear: Treat Your Feet Without Compromising Your Values

    Buying the proper footwear as an equestrian can be a lot of things - but stressful and daunting shouldn't be two of those things. Whether you want leather or vegan friendly, here are some eco-friendly footwear options that won't make you feel like you sold your soul to ride your horse in a nice pair of boots.

    Western Wear

    Kat Mendenhall
    Kat Mendenhall Boots with Standard Swirly Swirls design

    Kat Mendenhall Boots with Standard Swirly Swirls design

    Based out of Dallas, Texas, vegan activist Kat Mendenhall produces practical and stylish cowboy boots made from a patent microfiber material. The boots are PVC free, and are manufactured sustainably in the USA. Each pair of Kat Mendenhall boots has a natural grain look and is fully customizable. Women’s boots start at $485, and take about 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. (Bonus: Be sure to check out Kat’s web store for stylish vegan belts and other goods!)

    English Boots

    Hobo Boots
    Hobo Eco Collection Boots

    Hobo Eco Collection Boots

    German-based company Hobo produces boots made not only with vegetable tanned leather (some even come from organically raised Bavarian cows) – but they also produce a line of eco-friendly boots made with a recycled sole. Hobo produces dress boots, field boots, various styles of Jodhpur boots, and half chaps.  Unfortunately for riders located stateside, there is no US supplier of Hobo boots at this time....
  • More sustainable choices for riders

    The good thing about curating this website is that I meet more and more people that share the same passion for sustainability. Our list of sustainable choices for riders is slowly, but steadily growing. Below you can find our latest finds. Tabequipe A few months ago I received an e-mail from the Swedish Anna Berggren, she was at that time busy making samples for her line of equestrian bags made out of recycled sails. Yep, that's right, the sails of boats provide an excellent strong and ...
  • Natural fly spray company looking for funding on Kickstarter

    Two years of research went into developing a natural fly spray that is not jam packed with chemicals, but mild on the horse, yet effective in chasing away bugs and flies. The campaign on Kickstarter tells the story behind the product: Brooke is a chemical engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University and is one of the biggest horse lovers out there. While in organic chemistry, Brooke became curious about the ingredients in all the products she was using on her horses. After ...
  • Designer bags made with repurposed horse tack

    In a small studio in Colorado Cigdem Aritan designs unique equestrian inspired designer bags using antique horse tack and equestrian hard ware. Each bag comes together using the traditional saddle stitch, cross stitch and or sometimes the simple running stitch, making them a distinct, beautiful element to the design of the bag. In the early days, a walk to ponder the dilemma over what to use for straps and closures brought the question to an end. NEW leather strapping and shiny silver ...
  • Environmentally friendly revolutionary vegetable tanned saddles by Devoucoux

    When I was exhibiting with our EquiRex stand at the Royal Windsor Horse Show the Devoucoux stand caught my attention. Devoucoux presented a saddle made with a very innovative vegetable tanned leather. Their flyer stated that three years of research and a whopping two million euro’s went into the development. Time to explore further! Mrs Champenois from the French Devoucoux headquarters explained the principles and the environmental gain of these revolutionary saddles. What made ...
  • Swedish Lövsta Future Challenge compensates CO2 emission

    The Swedish high profile dressage competition series Lövsta Future Challenge has a high focus on sustainability. Every year the organisation of the Lövsta Future Challenge provides sponsored clothing to the participants. This year they choose the Dutch brand EquiRex, that produces eco-chic equestrian sportswear and is the proud owner of The Sustainable Horse. All the CO2 emission from the trips from both the participants and the judges to and from the qualifications and the finals were ...
  • Equestrian inspired eco throws

    The earth friendly home furnishings and apparel company In2green produces wonderful throws and blankets. They are all made in the USA using upcycled yarn. One of their most popular pieces is the equestrian inspired horse bit throw, which comes in a four colors to suit every equestrian home. We’ve always wanted to design a line of horse-inspired throws. We decided that a simple horse bit as graphic border would be just enough to suggest our love for this majestic animal.    ...