Originally Published on June 29, 2015 by Jennifer Wood Media
Saugerties, NY – June 29, 2015 – With a variety of luxury equestrian brands on board, the Equis Boutique mobile store will settle at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, for five weeks of competition this summer.
Beginning during Week IV, which kicks off on July 15, Equis Boutique will be onsite at HITS Saugerties with unmatched high-end style. Taking pride in the best quality custom clothing and horsewear, Equis will remain in New York through Week VIII, which concludes on September 6.
In addition to showcasing their partner brands, Equis Boutique will also award the “Best Presented Horse” honor at the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix CSI 5*, presented by Wells Fargo, to one horse-and-rider pair at the FEI horse inspection during Week VIII on September 6. FEI judges will evaluate the overall turnout of both horse and rider during the FEI horse inspection for the Saugerties Million and the “Best Presented” designation will be awarded at the Parade of Champions preceding the Grand Prix on Sunday.
Winners will be given a commemorative award for “Best Presented Horse” and products from Equis partner brands, including Manfredi, Parlanti, Anna Scarpati, Kingsland Equestrian, Kentucky Horsewear, and Dy’on. All partner brands, in addition to a selection of imported bits and Official FEI and Just World International Merchandise, will also be available for purchase at Equis Boutique.
Founded by FEI judges and active proponents of international equestrian competition, Elena Couttenye and Cesar Hirsch, Equis partnered with high-end riding apparel, accessories and horsewear brands to launch Equis Boutique in fall of 2014. “It is an exciting time in our sport to see more and more top-quality shows climbing the FEI ranks and we want to be part of that,” said Hirsch. “When the $1 million class in Saugerties became a 5* event, Equis added it to our list of can’t-miss shows, and we look forward to promoting luxury horse sport style to competitors in Saugerties this summer.”
Equis Boutique made a successful debut season at WEF and HITS Horse Shows in Ocala, Florida this winter, and will be onsite at HITS-on-the-Hudson for the duration of the summer and fall series.