Horse riding in Transylvania

Transylvania is a beautiful region in Romania, famous for its fairytale landscapes, mountains, lakes, castles and also horse riding. This month we decided to do a short riding trip on the green hills and forests of Mures county, and booked a two days stay at Cross Country Farm in the village of Prod. 

 This wonderful place has over 20 years experience in the professional equestrian field, over 30 horses, and offer a wide range of riding, from beginners to advanced, competition training, trail rides and children summer camps.

The accommodation is gorgeous, there are six beautifully designed bedrooms, with lots of attention to detail, and the instructors are very friendly. Click through the slideshow for more gorgeous views.

 You can find out more about them at :  http://www.cross-country.ro/

Andra Gheorghe
Concept Design: The Dressage Blanket

In our design studio, we often like to explore new ideas with our horse illustrations. Here are some of our concept blanket designs with a dressage theme. Which one is your favorite of the three? Let us know if you'd like to see this as a future item in our store.

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Trail Riding in Croatia

This past month, on a quick trip to Croatia we took the opportunity to ride in the beautiful countryside. Mustang Ranch is located near the city of Sinj in Croatia. It is less than an hour away from Split, the main city in the area with an airport. They specialize in week long riding treks and also cater to the beginner with 2-3 hour trail rides. For the more advanced riders, there are plenty of gallop opportunities and the guide caters to your riding level. With a restaurant on site and friendly guides, this is a fun place to visit and enjoy nature. Sinj is also very popular for its horseback riding tournament, Alka Knights' Tournament that happens yearly. During the contest, knights ride horses at full gallop pointing lances at an iron ring hanging on a rope. A long tradition dating back to the 18th century!

 If you are visiting Dalmatia and would like to take a short break and go ride, check them out on their website at http://mustang-sinj.net or email mustang-sinj@net.hr. 

Andra Gheorghe
Unicorn Belts Are Here

The Unicorn belt done in collaboration with C4 Belts is now available online! Right in time to complete the beauty of spring and summer. This colorful and edgy design is perfect for horse riders of all disciplines. The wild, free but also strong character of the unicorn is something we can all learn from. The elegant C4 unicorn belt goes well with both classic and more laid-back outfits, and it will surely give you a bit of luck if you wear it at your riding lessons. Get yours at http://www.c4belts.com/c4-horse-on-the-l-o-o-s-e-unicorn-classic-belt.html

Andra Gheorghe
Your custom portrait

Have you wondered how you and your horse would look like in the Horse On The L o o s e style? Do you love modern art and need a new piece on your wall? If your inner artist says yes, get in touch with us at shophorseontheloose@gmail.com for more details and requirements. 

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From our archive

Not long ago, actually it's been more than ten years, we tried out oil painting and what else was there to paint besides horses? Polo riders and their horses on the field turned out to be a very dynamic subject. Years later, although we don't play polo ourselves, we liked the sport and wanted to showcase it in our collection. Polo is featured on one of our embroidery patches, as well as on the C4 equestrian belt collaboration. 

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Happy New Year!

We're cantering into 2018 and also reflecting upon last year, all the new people we've met and places we've been. We are very excited to share with you new products as they become available. To a happy horsey year!

Andra Gheorghe
Western Ride in the Malibu Hills

We are very excited to introduce our brand ambassador, Scarlet Walker. We visited Scarlet at her beautiful place in Malibu and went on a scenic western themed ride. Scroll through our photos in the slideshow below. And make sure to follow Scarlet on Instagram @malibucowgirl to fall in love with her equestrian journey.

Andra Gheorghe
Horse & Style Magazine

We love reading about all things equestrian and wanted to share with you a magazine we think it is not only very stylish, but has articles we enjoy reading. Horse & Style would make anyone love horses! We like it so much, we decided to do an ad in this year's Fall issue. 

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Equus Film Festival

Horse on The Loose is excited to have our bags go to the Equus Film Festival this year as prizes for the WINNIE Awards!!

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place November 17-19 in New York City and is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature.

Founded in 2013 the EQUUS Film Festival 2016 presented over 150 films and over 60 WINNIE Awards including Equestrian Art Film, Director, Documentary, Commercial, International, Music Video, People’s Choice and Best of Festival. The addition of WINNIE Award categories in 2016 for Literature and Art will round out our commitment to being the home to the storytellers of the horse world.

FOR RESERVING TICKETS GO TO: www.equusfilmfestival.net and click on the Ticket Link on the top left. 

Please follow Equus Film Festival on their social media for most up to date news:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/EquusFilmFestival/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/EQUUSFilmNYC

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/EFFNYC/ 

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/equusfilmfest/

 #EFF17, #EFFNYC, #EQUUSFILM, #EQUUSART, #EQUUUSLIFE, #EFFTOUR

Here is gallery of photos from past festivals. Photos are property of Equus Film Festival and have been used with their permission. For more awesome highlights visit  http://www.equusfilmfestival.net.

Andra Gheorghe
Western Dressage Bag Giveaway Winners

We asked WDAA members to submit a photo of their horse on the loose for a chance to win one of our Western Dressage tote bags. The contest lasted for a week. Participants were from all over the country and even Canada. Bags were sent to New Jersey, Georgia, California, Oklahoma,  Maryland and Ontario, Canada. We want to thank everyone and their beloved horses for their participation. Photos are the property of their owners. Scroll through the image gallery to see everyone.  http://westerndressageassociation.org

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Win a Western Dressage tote bag

Share with us your horse "on the loose" for a chance to win one of our tote bags. Winners will be announced and published on our website. Email photos and bios at shophorseontheloose@gmail.com

 

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Designing North Studios Interview

We are excited to share the interview we had with Designing North Studios about our brand and the story behind our designs. They captured everything in such a cool way!

http://designingnorth.com/2017/06/horse-on-the-loose-a-designer-sister-duo-passionate-about-equestrian/

Andra Gheorghe
Future Designs

Polo is an exciting sport to watch and it inspired us to create a design for future tote bags. Send us an email if interested to pre-order. We'd love to see this design on future bags!

Andra Gheorghe