As the new year approaches, show season looms closer, and serious horse show competitors begin planning their new Western and English competition outfits. Let me personally recommend a new, local source for original, custom Western and English horse show clothing. Aurelia's Regalia Victorian and Western Clothing creates new and original designs to help you and your horse look their best for the new year's show season.
From Western vests, to Victorian sidesaddle skirts, Aurelia's is known for couture quality at value prices. Your custom designs and recreations are welcome; they are always interested in creating new historic recreations or sewing new classics for fellow horse lovers. If you'd like to re-create a historic Western sidesaddle show skirt, or parts of a reenactment wardrobe, just let them know. Visit, Aurelia's Regalia to see their entire line of historic Victorian and reenactment costumes and accessories.
Nineteen seventy-five was my first year away from home, after transferring to Washington State University from the University of Washington's Seattle campus, where I'd been going to school close to home. I was looking forward to a new environment in Pullman, meeting new friends, and bringing my horse with me. My horse, Seraphim, was a dark chestnut, Anglo-Arabian gelding my Dad purchased for me when I was eleven years old. I was looking forward to drawing and painting classes, and taking dressage lessons with my horse over the coming summer.