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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

http://www.beaufortpoloclub.co.uk/gloucestershire-festival-of-polo-2012.html

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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 / jocedanby@googlemail.com
Or contact Hilary Stewart on 07905611304 / hilarystewart@mypostoffice.co.uk

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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New Range of Suits

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

We are please to be able to offer a range of affordable Business Suits and Formal Attire! Why not check out what we have to offer on our site, Prices start from £129.99

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10% Sale Ending

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

It is your last chance to save in our 10% Website sale as this offer ends on Friday the 28/02/2014

Thinking of treating yourself to a new Jacket? or maybe your old Side Saddle Habit is looking a bit worse for wear? Why not act now to take advantage of the last few days of our sale!!!

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Waterproof Breeches Review

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Jo Foster from Jo Foster Racing has reviewed our new Waterproof Breeches in an article that was published in the Yorkshire Post on Saturday 28th Dec.

I was lucky enough to receive a pair of made to measure waterproof hunting breeches in white moleskin earlier in the season, made by Alexander James of Pendlebury, the company had been designing a waterproof lining and approached me in Spring to try a pair out they were working on.

I have always struggled to find a decent pair of warm, waterproof and washable white breeches. Most shrink or become impossible to keep clean without bleaching. After our discussions Alexander James took on the task of fulfilling my request to try and make the ideal pair.

The company was set up in 1979 by clothes designer Alan Little, his wife
Margaret and brother George, a cloth cutter. Both their sons now work at the
family firm. What began as a tailoring outfitters expanded in to the equestrian side ‘purely through chance’ explained Mark, Alan’s son. ‘We were approached by the world famous carriage driver George Bowman to make his livery coats and it spiraled from there.’

Now the company sell hunt coats worldwide including to most of the American
packs. They are also tailors to the Beaufort hunt, who have a specifically dyed cloth. All the wool the firm uses comes from Huddersfield.

Alexander James have a unique waterproof jacket design due to a heat sealed
‘storm tech’ lining, the material they have included in my new hunting
breeches.

Whipping in takes a heavy toll on clothes, en-grained mud from lifting gates,
buttons soon ripped off in a hurry to get back aboard, seeping red stains from a drenched scarlet coat after the wild wet days of mid winter. Some days the cold and numbness gets in to my bones and chills my soul to its very core.

After wearing my new breeches out hunting recently I have given them a fitting trial in all weathers and have probably found the nearest I can to a perfect pair of breeches – they are thick, loose fitting, high backed (the cold creeps in everywhere), stretchy (to get back on) and waterproof. I am finally warm, dry and overjoyed. I have not managed to shrink them yet which is something of an achievement and can recommend them to anyone who feels the cold and wet as I do, no longer need it ruin your day. Anyone interested please contact Mark on info@alexander-james.co.uk for further details.

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