Hello, everyone! I’m Claire! I’m an amateur hunter rider, mother, wife, pediatric Occupational Therapist, and podcaster. I began riding when I was a child and showed my horse, Another Chestnut, in the junior hunters and the Big Eq in zone 7. I now show my horse/ unicorn, Pluto, in the Adult Amateur hunters, mostly in zone 3. Even though I’ve been riding for most of my life, I still love horses just as much as I did as a little girl playing with Breyer horses! I created an equestrian Instagram account in January 2018 and have made some wonderful friends through the community. A few of us decided to start a podcast, and we created Amateur Hour: An Equestrian Podcast (it can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, or anywhere you find your podcasts!)
I love the ROMFH Sarafina breeches for schooling, and I have them in burgundy and navy. They are so comfortable and look so much like leggings to me that I wear them all the time, even outside the barn. I’m super old school, so for showing I love Tailored Sportsman breeches.
I love my Charles Owen AYr8! So many helmets make me look like a mushroom, but this helmet looks good and fits so well!
Gap Body has a brand of shirts called Breathe that are incredibly comfortable and—yes—breathable. I wear them all the time when I’m not at the barn as well, but they are so soft and lightweight that they are perfect for riding.
My Butet is 11 years old, but it is still the absolute best saddle I’ve ridden in. I seriously cannot handle riding in other saddles! It’s balanced, soft, and comfortable (can you tell that it’s important to me that things be soft and comfortable?).
Pluto will eat literally anything you give to him. I always have a bag of Miss Pastures Horse Cookies in my trunk, and I keep peppermints in my pockets. Treats are a staple in his diet, and he’s so good to me that he even gets a treat as soon as he walks out of the show ring. Luckily for him, my daughter’s favorite activity is feeding him treats!