Ready, Set, Show!


Now in its fourth year, The Rolex Central Park Horse Show has taken over Wollman Rink once again, transforming New York City’s famed ice skating rink into a Grand Prix show jumping ring. Nestled at the bottom of Central Park, with the city’s skyscrapers behind it, this urban yet bucolic setting makes for a spectacular venue. The show has become a highlight of the equestrian circuit, attracting the biggest names in the sport who come to compete under the lights and under the stars in the heart of New York City.

The course itself is extremely challenging for both riders and horses, squeezing the multiple combinations of head high jumps that define a Grand Prix competition into what is a small and oddly shaped arena. But first there is the metamorphosis of an ice skating rink into a horse ring which is no easy feat. From the first load of dirt to the first horse in the ring, it is about 5 non-stop days and nights of activity – one that we thought would fun to document. The time lapse video shown above takes place over the course of week, compressing the whole process into about 90 seconds.
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There is no sport with style more chic than riding, and that equestrian inspired look is one of the big fashion trends this fall. For great everyday style, a tailored blazer, riding or jodhpur boot, and crisp button down shirt can’t be topped. For you equestrians, featured here are the premier luxury sport brands, but with a look so polished the rest of might want to wear these elegant pieces whether we ride or not. With the 2nd annual Central Park Horse Show in NYC this weekend, it’s the perfect time for the stylish New Yorker to horse around!

LEFT COLUMN: CHARLES ANCONA SHOW JACKET. Charles Ancona sponsors many of the top equestrians. Each jacket is made to order and fully customizable with a template that offers over 1500 possible designs. Made with the finest Italian stretch fabrics for both style and performance, these jackets are machine washable, water repellant and lightweight, to keep you cool on the hottest days. DER DAU JODHPUR BOOTS. Der Dau was established over 50 years ago, and has built its reputation as one of the top boot companies using the traditional techniques of master leather artisans. Dedicated to the design needs of modern equestrians, these boots are as beautiful as they are functional. Shown here are their gorgeous alligator jodhpurs. HERMES STRETCH BREECHES. For the ultimate in equestrian style, it’s the Hermes jodhpur. Strong and breathable, these stretch breeches feature a tailored low rise fit, wide belt and elastic ankle hem — perfect on the horse and off.

CENTER COLUMN: MONCLER GAMME ROUGE FW15. The Moncler Gamme Rouge Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection takes its inspiration from the horse ring for a posh and sporty look. Giambattista Valli has envisioned an aristocratic woman ready for a weekend of riding on her vast estate with a touch of humor and fun. FRATELLI FABBRI BOOTS. Established in 1924, Fabbri boots are beautifully handcrafted and designed for the sophisticated equestrian. With their ultimately chic and timeless style, these boots look just as fabulous outside of the ring as in.
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