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The History of Tweed

First woven in the 18th century by crafters in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland; tweed was originally known as ‘Tweel’, due to its multi-coloured twill pattern, rough texture, and thicker fabric designed to battle the harsh Scottish winters. Introduced to the British aristocracy in the 1840s by Lady Dunmore and Prince Albert, members of the Southern Aristocracy wanted to wear Tweed for a number of outdoor pastimes. By the 19th and early 20th century, Tweed became the ideal sporting attire…

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The Dangers of Horse Obesity

Obese horse in field
Obesity amongst horses is on the rise. During the late 1990s, the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) estimated that only 5% of the horse population was obese. However, a 2008 Scottish study found that 45% of 319 riding horses were considered fat, with 10% categorised as obese. What causes obesity? There are many factors for the rise of obesity in horses; one of the factors is overfeeding. Whether it’s the quality of feed or if you have rich pastures…

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Ride-away interview Emma Stoker

Emma Stoker
Here at Ride-away, we caught up with showjumper Emma Stoker to talk about her recent competitions, which horses she’s riding at the moment and what she loves about the Montar Competition Jacket.       Q: What is it about the Montar Competition Jacket that you like? A: Quite simply.. Everything! It’s stylish, comfortable and easy to look after. My jackets get a lot of use but still look brand new! The jacket fits you like a glove. It’s very…

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Ride-away on Rio

Olympian Montage
Last month we saw more than 10,000 athletes compete in one of the biggest sporting events in the world and here at Ride-away, we were very excited to see what Great Britain had in store for us all. With our focus on the beautiful and vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, we wanted to show our support for each equestrian event: dressage, eventing and show jumping. Charlotte Dujardin Age: 31 From: Enfield, Greater London Years Riding: 29+ Horse: Valegro Age:…

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