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Countryside Alliance ‘Champion of Champions’ 10th year Anniversary Awards

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

We can announce that we have been nominated for the 10th Anniversary Countryside Alliance ‘Champion of Champions’ award. We very proudly won the ‘Best Rural Retailer’ back in 2006 and it had such a massive impact on our business so we couldn’t be more thrilled to have been nominated again for the ‘Champion of Champions.
We would love our customers to get behind us on this and cast a vote for us at

Please keep supporting UK manufacturing before it’s too late and all the skills disappear.

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Manhattan Saddlery Fitting Event

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Alexander James Custom Coats
E Vogel Bespoke Boots
October 8, 2014

You Are Invited

Custom Coats, Bespoke Boots (and Bourbon Too)

The air is crisp, the trees are brilliant, it’s fall—the quintessential season for a cross country romp on your favorite steed. And now is the time to power up your wardrobe at Manhattan Saddlery.

Please join us for a made-to-measure event on Wednesday, October 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., when we welcome Alan Little, master tailor from Alexander James Fine English Tailoring. Just off the plane from England, Alan will custom measure you, help you choose from a selection of beautiful wools and tweeds from some of the oldest mills in Britain, and put your dapper new hacking jacket or hunt coat into production.

Since only the finest boots will complement your perfect new coat, Jack Lynch, President of E. Vogel Bespoke, Inc., will be in-store to consult, measure and take orders for custom boots and shoes handcrafted from the finest leather.

Need some liquid courage to go along with all that new hunt attire? Master of Whiskey Gina Fossitt will be on hand for spirits tasting and education, featuring Diageo’s reserve Bulleit Bourbon and Rye. Appetizers will be provided.

Space is limited for this unique event. Please RSVP by noon on October 7 to We look forward to having you with us.


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USA Dates & Places

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I can now confirm dates and places for our forth coming trip to the US.

7th/8th October – Manhattan Saddlery, New York

10th/11th/12th – Tri-County Feeds Store, Marshall, Virginia

14th/15th – Equine Divine, Aiken, South Carolina

17th/18th – Franklin Horse Store, Nashville, Tennessee.

If you would like to book an appointment to see Alan or Margaret please contact us or the relevent store and we will be happy to help.

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USA Tri-County Visit October 2014

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Blenheim Horse Trials 11-14 September 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

We are attending this years Blenheim Horse Trials and have some great show offers and new products. There will be be 20% off all jackets bought at the show too!
We look forward to seeing you there.

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Burghley Horse Trials 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

We will be attending Burghley Horse Trials once again this year with some great show offers including 20% off all jackets bought at the show!
You will find us in World of the Horse.

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Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials, Millbrook, NY, USA

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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Gloucestershire Festival of Polo 2014

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

We are looking forward to again attending the upcoming Gloucestershire Festival of Polo & Country Fair at the Beaufort Polo Club.
The dates of the show are 21st/22nd June.
As usual we will have large selection of tailored country clothing, lots of tweed goodies and also be on hand to discuss any requirements for the Beaufort Hunt

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Alexander James visits USA

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

We are pleased to be once again visiting the USA. Our trip starts with a custom fitting event at Tri-county Feeds where we will be happy discuss your hunting or riding attire requirements for the coming season.
We will then be attending this weekend’s Virginia Hound Show where we always have a fantastic welcome! It will be great to catch up with our american friends and customers.
We hope you can make it to one of the events..

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The Elegant Art of Side Saddle

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Becca Holland of The Flying Foxes Side Saddle Display Team will be visiting the Highlands!
On Saturday 12th April 2014, Coillemore, Nr Invergordon it is “Have a go at Side Saddle” Day where if you bring your own horse, (a Side Saddle will be provided for you if you do not already have one) you can have a lesson with Becca who will guide you through the first steps for side saddle for both you and your horse!

Then on Monday 14th April 2014 at 7:30pm, Coillemore. Becca will be giving a Side Saddle Lecture Demo that is not to be missed! This Fascinating Lecture will look at the art of side saddle, as well as the history of riding aside, how to get started and the different types of activities that can be enjoyed sideways.

For more information please either visit Black Isle Guys Alternative Riding Skills Ensemble on Facebook
Or contact Jocelyn Danby on 07990606597 /
Or contact Hilary Stewart on 07905611304 /

Looking to get started in side saddle but unable to make the trip to the highlands? Why not take a look at our Side Saddle Turnout Tips or if you are after an affordable Side Saddle Habit why not check out our Everyday Elegance Range!
We also have all the accessories you need to make any outfit complete.

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