A Jump In The Park

 
THE ROLEX CENTRAL PARK HORSE SHOW, CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: STABLE AREA OF MCLAIN WARD; BENJAMIN MEREDITH ON ANNABELLE 28; GEORGINA BLOOMBERG ON CROWN 5; THE GRAND PRIX AT DUSK; CONOR SWAIL AT THE ROLEX JUMP; MCLAIN WARD ON HH CARLOS Z

 

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Wollman Ice Skating rink was transformed into a horse ring for the third year in a row last week, in what has become a new annual fall highlight in New York City, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show. Nestled at the bottom of Central Park, with the luxury hotels of Central Park South as a backdrop, this metropolitan yet bucolic setting makes for a spectacular venue, and one that is distinctly New York.

New York City is not a place for those who expect success to come easily, and the course itself is extremely challenging for both riders and horses alike, squeezing the multiple combinations of the massive jumps that define a Grand Prix competition — up to 1.5 meters or roughly 5 feet in height and distance — into what is a small and oddly shaped arena. New York’s theme song aptly applies, “If I can make it here, I’ll make it anywhere”, and the lyrics could be changed to “If I can jump it here, I’ll jump it anywhere.”
 

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KENT FARRINGTON IN CENTRAL PARK, BEFORE AND DURING THE COMPETITION

 
The five day show has quickly established itself on the international circuit as one of the world’s leading equestrian events, combining Grand Prix show jumping and dressage. One of the most anticipated events was the $216,000 Rolex U.S. Open Grand Prix. Held Friday evening, the show featured two Olympians from Team USA who competed in Rio this summer, McLain Ward and Kent Farrington, both of whom won silver medals in Equestrian Team Jumping. We had the opportunity to meet Kent, currently ranked #2 in the world, just before the competition and chat about what has become an iconic and uniquely NYC sporting event — as well as his first Olympic games in Rio.
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Trailblazers

 

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As fall kicks off we’re hitting the trails in style. Whether hoofing it up the hill

or strolling through the park, we’ve got the layers you need to stay warm, dry and and looking good on all your outdoor excursions this season. 

 

ROW 1: ARC’TERYX ATOM LT HOODY $259. This lightweight, breathable, insulated hoody is ideal as a stand-alone piece in fair weather, or as a layering piece in colder conditions. TIMEX EXPEDITION SCOUT $57.95. Featuring INDIGLO Night-Light, a brightly colored strap, and 50m water resistance, this new Timex field watch is rugged enough for the trail but stylish in town as well. PATAGONIA PERFORMANCE BETTER SWEATER JACKET $149. The performance version of Patagonia’s Better Sweater Jacket adds supple Polartec Power Stretch fleece to create the perfect mix of lightweight cozy warmth with mobility.

ROW 2: ADIDAS OUTDOOR TERREX AGRAVIC GTX $149. Light, fast and stable, this trail running shoe features Boost™ energy return for responsive cushioning; waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX to keep feet dry; and Continental Rubber bike tire tread for extraordinary traction. DISTRICT VISION NAGATA SPEED BLADE $249. Nagata Speed Blade sunglasses feature ultra-lightweight nylon and titanium frames with D+ lens for superior visibility in changing fall light conditions.

ROW 3-4: TOPO WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN PANTS $98. On the trail or on the road, these midweight ripstop cotton hiking pants feature a trim tailored fit that flatters all day, with just enough extra room for your outdoor activities. LEICA MONOVID 8X20 MONOCULAR $449. From the most trusted and sought-after optics maker comes the simple but highly practical Leica Monovid. Measuring only 4 inches and weighing a mere 4 ounces, this minuscule telescope can be stashed in your pocket, ready to magnify any natural wonders spotted along the trail.L.L.BEAN UPCOUNTRY WAXED COTTON DOWN VEST $149. Ruggedly chic in town or country, this warm waxed cotton quilted vest is waterproof, wind resistant and insulated with advanced 650-fill Downtek. WOOLRICH X TOPO KLETTERSACK BACKPACK $249. For all your outdoor and indoor activities, this backpack is roomy enough to stash and organize your essentials. With a Woolrich wool exterior and durable, water-resistant pack cloth interior, it features adjustable padded back straps, a waterproof leather bottom, a clip-closure top flap, and an interior laptop sleeve. ICE BREAKER WOMENS SPRITE HOT PANTS $40. Sexy, comfortable and breathable, these super-soft merino wool shorty shorts make the perfect bottom layer for the great outdoors or cozy indoors.

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Red Wing Pops Up

 

 

Iconic heritage brand Red Wing Shoes, whose work boots have been a staple of the well-dressed hipster for a few years now, has just opened its first pop-up shop in Manhattan’s Soho district, and with it the brand’s first women’s collection.

The Women’s Heritage Collection takes its inspiration from the extensive Red Wing archives and features styles like the Gloria, a tall lace-up modeled after the first women’s boot from 1926.  The shop also carries the Core Collection — featuring the 6-Inch Moc and Iron Ranger, similar to those from the men’s line — as well as the Modern Collection, with a more sophisticated take on these favorites.
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Sweat Tech

 

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The basic gray hoody gets an update with style and tech features

that make these 9 sweatshirts the perfect fall layer in and out of the gym.

 

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TOP ROW: ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY ESSENTIALS LONG SLEEVE TOP $160. This seamless stretch knit hoody, features an interwoven mix of texture with ClimaLite® technology for an modern patchwork designed to draw moisture away from body.  PUMA FENTY RISING SUN JACKET $160. From Rhianna’s hot new Fenty collection for Puma comes her high style take on the classic track hoody. ATHLETA SENTRY HOODIE SWEATSHIRT $89. Adjustable drawstring hood, big kangaroo front pocket with contrast trim, and raglan sleeves with thumbholes are just a few of the modern details that give this sporty french terry hoodie its cool style.

MIDDLE ROW: ADIDAS Z.N.E. HOODIE $99. The hot new release from Adidas is the Z.N.E. hoodie. Its unique luxe design caters to the needs of the competitive and discerning athlete alike. The extended hood helps block distractions, reduces outside noise, and accommodates over-the-ear headphones. Soft canvas like exterior and high funnel neck add weather protection and urban style appeal. THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S LONG-SLEEVE SECONDSKIN HOODED TOP $90. With seamless knit construction that fits like a glove, yet allows for freedom of movement, this quick-drying stretch woven hooded hiking top is ready to take on the toughest trails. IVY PARK RAW HEM CROP LOGO HOODIE $52. Low tech cool is this sexy cropped sweatshirt from Beyonce’s Ivy Park athletic wear line.

BOTTOM ROW: LULULEMON SCUBA HOODIE III $118. This Lululemon best-selling sweatshirt is a go to favorite. Made with naturally breathable thick cotton fleece fabric, its high-neck, scuba hood, deep front pockets and thumbholes provide a warm and cozy post workout layer. SUPERDRY GYM TECH HOODIE $64.50. Combining hi-tech fabrics with graphic Superdry styling, the classic gym hoodie gets a modern makeover for a wear-all-day look. MARMOT SIRONA HOODY $130. This hybrid stretch fleece hoody has the tech features needed for chilly outdoor workouts combined with soft coziness required for relaxing indoors.

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Super Sweets

 

 

As hard-charging athletes and hard-working editors, we are always on the quest at STYLE of SPORT for healthy, great-tasting energy snacks to keep us going while satisfying a bit of a sweet tooth too. From the most basic banana to an ice cream bar (yes, you heard right!), here are 9 of the favorite go-to treats that keep us fueled, happy and ready for action around here. Some are more nutritious than others, but if you’re going to indulge a craving here’s how to do it right!

TOP ROW: CLIF BAR NUT BUTTER FILLED. Clif Bars are this editor’s go to fuel before a long race, packed with nutritious whole-grain organic carbohydrates and available in a wide range of great tasting flavors like White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Toffee Buzz and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut. New from Clif Bar are their Nut Butter Filled bars in delicious flavors like Coconut Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazlenut Butter. With 230 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of protein (depending on the flavor), and 11 grams of healthy fats (the monounsaturated kind that raise the good cholesterol, HDL, and lower the bad, LDL) these bars are new faves around here!

BANANA. Nature’s original snack bar, pre-packaged in a convenient skin for easy portablity, bananas are kind of the perfect food. Loaded with potassium, an essential mineral for cardiovascular health and endurance athletes in particular, and high in fiber, keeping their sugar content low on the glycemic scale for a steady source of energy, they are great tasting, easily digested, and very inexpensive too!

BROOKSIDE CHOCOLATE COVERED SNACKS. Let’s call these healthy Raisinettes and Goobers. As candy goes Brookside Chocolate Covered Snacks are not too bad for you. Available in a variety of different fruits and nuts, they come in single serve 180-210 calorie bags so you can’t overdo it. They are made with dark chocolate, which contains antioxidants and is lower in sugar than other chocolates, and other natural ingredients that when consumed in moderation are not such a big deal. If you’ve got a craving for chocolate, these are a satisfying way to go!
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Game Day

 

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It’s back to school and college game day! Root for your alma mater in style with fall fashions from Gucci, Stella McCartney, and Isabel Marant, and sport favorites from Adidas, P.E. Nation, and Slater Zorn. It’s a big fall fashion tailgate and time to get in the game!

LEFT COLUMN: P.E.NATION BALL BOY RINGER TEE $109. From hot new athletic brand P.E. Nation comes this plunging V-neck tee, trimmed in sporty tri-stripes. Soft, heathered cotton and relaxed fit offer a comfy lightweight feel with an urban look. SLATER ZORN CASHMERE STADIUM JACKET $595. Classic varsity jacket meets plush cashmere in this chic collegiate men’s zip-up sweater.  ISABEL MARANT FRINGED STRIPED CASHMERE SCARF $1105. On chilly fall days, this oversized fringed scarf is the perfect extra layer, crafted from ultra soft cashmere. Wide ivory stripes add sophisticated varsity flavor.

CENTER COLUMN: ANYA HINDMARCH FW 2016. Anya Hindmarch’s fall collection for 2016 goes collegiate with quirky style. Fake furs are layered over varsity jackets, accessorized with sneakers and her always playful bags. ADIDAS ORIGINALS GAZELLE $79.99. The newest re-release from Adidas Originals is the iconic Gazelle, now available in a wide assortment of all your favorite school colors. HILLFLINT HERITAGE SWEATERS $85-120. Hillflint has brought back your classic varsity sweater, available in multiple styles from over 70 schools. These heirloom knits are available in cotton or merino wool and crafted to last for generations.

RIGHT COLUMN: GUCCI KNITTED WOOL SWEATER $980. Gucci went back to school for fall 2016 with a collection that is collegiate-inspired with high fashion flair. This classic tennis style sweater is amped up in red and blue, with a lamé striped trim that adds shimmer and shine to game day fun. STELLA MCCARTNEY STRIPED SILK CREPE PANTS $1170. The track pant is still a hot look for fall and this wide-leg, silk-crepe pair is luxe and chic, with retro-inspired stripes in shades of mustard and white. URBAN OUTFITTERS SPORT STRIPE SOCK $8/3 FOR $20. Gucci did their take on the striped sport sock for fall, using it to accessorize multiple looks on the runway. We love these colorful options from Urban Outfitters available in assorted colors, and the price is right!

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American Jumper

 

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Sunday marks the final day of competition at The Hampton Classic horse show with the marquee event, the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, closing the show. It is the grand finale of the Hamptons summer party season and regularly attracts the biggest celebrities and boldface names from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, media and finance. While many come for the social scenery, at the heart of this event is the Grand Prix competition featuring the sport’s best show jumpers.

Neil Latham is a British fine art photographer whose body of work, “American Thoroughbred”, was recently exhibited at Steven Kasher gallery in New York. This phenomenal collection of large-scale black and white portraits showcases America’s greatest race horses, along with an accompanying monograph American Thoroughbred. We profiled the artist and his work in June: Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred. What makes these images so unique is their graphic simplicity and the way they are created. He constructs a studio on site,  photographing the animals in front of a massive black backdrop, 20 feet tall by 36 feet wide.
 

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BRIANNE GOUTAL ON ONIRA

 
Keeping the focus equestrian again for his next project, Latham has turned his lens and backdrop to show jumping and the Grand Prix. He has begun photographing a new series called “American Jumper”, that features the premier equestrians and their horses, with plans for an exhibition and art book in 2018. STYLE of SPORT has been collaborating with him on this project, and very excited to debut this sneak peak at a few of the top riders and horses he has photographed so far: Georgina Bloomberg on Crown, Brianne Goutal on Onira, and Sydney Shulman on Cosmeo.
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The Urban Outdoorswoman

 

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Fall fashions have embraced the great outdoors for the 2016 season, taking their inspiration from such pursuits as hiking, mountaineering and camping. This collection of our favorites brings pieces together from designer and sport brands, combining rugged outdoor looks with cool urban style.

LEFT COLUMN: PATAGONIA LIGHTWEIGHT SYNCHILLA FLEECE PONCHO $159. Made of lightweight Synchilla fleece, this favorite Patagonia pullover is now available in the hot-for-fall poncho style. F/CE TRAVEL BACKPACK $290. In a lovely shade of sage green, this multi-pocketed backpack has the technical construction required for outdoor adventures with a refined style made for city life. DANNER BOOTS MOUNTAIN LIGHT CASCADE $360. Pulled from the Danner archives, the Mountain Light Cascade is a tribute to the iconic hiking boot introduced in the early 1970’s. Still a favorite, the Gore-Tex® lining offers a dry and comfortable foot bed while Vibram® outsoles provide superior support and traction. DRIES VAN NOTEN + LINDA FARROW ROUND FRAME ACETATE SUNGLASSES $345. Retro but modern, these mountaineering inspired shades are lightweight and durable. At home in urban or rural locales, the dark tint is well-suited for strong sunlight.

CENTER COLUMN: TECHNE SPARROWHAWK II 477 CHRONOGRAPH $249. Field watch style, the rugged yet refined Sparrowhawk II maximizes legibility and utility. It features 24-hour military time, scratch-proof sapphire crystal, and SuperLuminova finish for low-light visibility. PRADA FALL 2016. The Urban Outdoorswoman cruised the Fall 2016 runways as shown here in this look from the Prada RTW Collection — as well as designers like Chloe, Rag & Bone, and Louis Vuitton.

RIGHT COLUMN: RAG & BONE ELSON LINER SHEARLING & SUEDE JACKET $1995. For weekend excursions or city jaunts, this warm shearling and nylon jacket is rugged yet refined — perfect for all your fall fun. JACK SPADE DIPPED INDUSTRIAL CANVAS DIPPED FOLDED MESSENGER BAG $228.  Fall’s earth tones are combined with safety orange on this tough and stylish messenger bag. THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S ENDEAVOR THERMOBALL™ JACKET $160This hybrid training jacket combines Thermoball™ body insulation with stretch fleece sides and sleeves for ultralight warmth. While the quilting is on trend for fall, Thermoball™ insulation is designed to provide the compressibility of down with wet-weather performance. SNOW PEAK LAND BASE 6 LIVING SHELL SHEILD $1295. Snow Peak’s collection of tents and tarps bring beautiful Japanese design into camping equipment. Shown here, the Land Base 6 is a large hexagonal tarp and outdoor living habitat that offers a central meeting area, with the option of 6 separate inner compartments that can be integrated around the edge.

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