by Kristina Kern
As the summer horse show circuit kicks off this month, the latest and greatest clothing lines are hitting the shelves with some incredible products. We interviewed brand representative, Kristina Matthews, to get the inside scoop on the brands she reps for and some of her favorite products to bring to the shows.
A seasoned and decorated rider, Matthews' competes with her 19 year old gelding Neolisto van het Mierenhof, or “Neo,” in the High Adult Jumpers and is kicking off their third show season together. No stranger to the horse show industry, in 2015 Kristina was able to make the career move into equestrian fashion when she accepted a job with Noble Outfitters as their Colorado/ New Mexico representative. Soon after, Matthews’ network of industry contacts grew to allow her to become an independent representative for several other brands.
Currently, Matthews is partnered with five equestrian brands and travels in between Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona visiting tack shops and trade shows to promote her line and notify customers of new product launches. Matthews actively represents Noble Outfitters, FOAL, Arista, FITS Riding, and JoJo riding socks.
Matthews' and Neo’s current favorite products are below. You can start looking for their Fall 2016 product lines this August!
Many of the clothing brands listed above will be sold at select vendors featured at the Colorado Horse Park this summer. Check out the the extent of each line and shop your favorite looks by clicking on the names below.
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