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12.10.17

The Must Have Ede Top by Caldene


From the beautiful shade of plum, to the soft stretchy fabric that fits perfectly, equestrian clothing doesn't get much better than the Ede Top by Caldene. If I could recommend one item of rider wear to spend on for the autumn/winter season, this would be it.

The attention to detail of the Ede Top is something Caldene have to be proud of, a brand steeped in heritage and history. This top incorporates all of the brands values and is perfectly suited to riders of all disciplines.

From the pretty shade of plum to the flattering fit I mentioned above, the Ede Top is dressed in rose gold. The 1/4 zip at the neck, the crackled Caldene logo above a stunning ruched pattern at the back and the dashes on the sleeves framing the fabric change at the cuff. Leading to my favourite feature...thumb-holes! A luxury in cold weather, I find them so cosy and its certainly a feature I am drawn to when shopping for equestrian winter wear.


Finally the Ede Top is signed off with a pleather Caldene badge. All of these features allow us, as riders to perform to the highest standards, whilst remaining classically stylish.

All for £45, click here to buy yours...


Jessica and Oscar.

8.10.17

Caldene A/W '17 - Serina Silicone Knee Breeches


Jelly Legs is the fond nickname I have given to my collection of silicone knee breeches and the beautiful Serina's by Caldene are no exception. Often favouring them (Jelly Legs) to my trusted suede bottomed breeches. I couldn't wait to put Caldene's to the test!

The Serina Silicone Knee Breeches are made from a four way stretch fabric and offer a perfect, true to size fit. I have found them extremely comfortable to wear whilst hacking, schooling, grooming and mucking out. One of my favourite features is the close contact silver stretch cuff. Soft, elasticated and sleek under boots. I really dislike bulk, especially as Winter beckons and socks get thicker!


The technical fabric is water repellent, quick drying and wind proof. Complimented by ergonomic silicone (jelly) glitter knee patches, these provide optimum grip. The classic navy colour shines bright in the daylight, dressed with silver stitching and rose gold finishing touches. They're a thing of beauty and Caldene have created a high end product with an affordable £80 price tag.

To buy your Jelly Legs, click here

Jessica and Oscar




2.10.17

Caldene Look Book for Autumn Winter 2017


I remember wearing Caldene all of my life, it is a name I have grown up wearing. Especially their tweeds. Being a long, thin teenager I felt I never did the beautiful cut of their jackets the justice they deserved. Now I am an adult, I have the opposite concern and wonder how tight it will be come the showing and hunting seasons, when fill them a little too well!

A brand highly respected in all walks of the equestrian world, Caldene focus on delivering a clothing range for competitive and leisure riders alike. Successfully incorporating the latest technology you would expect from a prestige, modern brand without the crazy price tag - that limits you to one item per season - because of this I am so excited to launch an Autumn/Winter 2017 Look Book sharing our favourite pieces from the Caldene collection.

Spring and Summer 2017 saw 'Showjumping, Shopping and Spa Days'...what will Autumn and Winter 2017 bring...? Like Gee Gee and Me on Facebook to find out.


Jessica and Oscar



  

1.10.17

Midnight Blue by LeMieux


A 'Top Secret' parcel arrived one week before the LeMieux National Dressage Championships with a polite notice not to share with the world before the event! That evening, I dimmed the lights and kitten and I unwrapped the LeMieux ProSport Suede Square, Bandages and Fly Veil in Midnight Blue as if we were Sherlock Holmes and Watson.

Just like the midnight sky, this colour changes to its surroundings.
Sometimes bright blue, like above in the morning light of my kitchen.
Other times a stormy deep petrol blue in the evening hue.

Those who follow Gee Gee and Me will know we advocate the classic LeMieux saddle pads. Leading the way in style and comfort they have become iconic to the brand. Read why here in my full review of Plum from November 2016.


Autumn/Winter 2017 welcomes the luxury colours of Caramel and Midnight Blue. I can't wait to play dress up with Oscar and see how smart he looks in this rich, dreamy night sky colour.

Jessica & Oscar

23.9.17

A Thank You Note to Leroy and Bongo


To write a thank you note is one of my favourite things to do. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to get out my pretty note cards and poshest pen to personally express my humble thank you's.

My heart did a little flip when I received the stylish pink, blue and grey note cards from Leroy and Bongo. Their stylish note cards are equally as suitable for the equine obsessed and those that are not in your life.

Produced on beautiful card, your ink cartridge is guaranteed not to bleed. With every last detail perfected, right down to the matching self-seal envelopes.

A must have for every home - available here.

Jessica and Oscar 


28.8.17

Nifty Pet Equine Sunblock and Aftersun Scores in Summer Sun


Once again I find Oscar having better skin care products than me, as this Summer he has been trialling and testing Nifty Pet Equine Sunblock and Aftersun. We've had some seriously hot days and like humans some horses are more sensitive to sun than others. We wouldn't leave our own skin unprotected on such days, so why would our equines pink bits be any different...?

The 'Nifty Pet' range is by Ruffle Snuffle, a British brand who made Oscar's beloved Stable Pop Horse Ball. Created by Sarah White, an animal behaviourist and trainer who is passionate about positive reinforcement. It is clear that all creatures great and small are at the heart of her range.


Nifty Pet Equine Sunblock overcomes all the application challenges I usually have when using sunscreen on Oscar. Containing a sponge - resembling a make up applicator - once dampened and dipped into the 100% mineral powder sunblock, it forms a paste. Designed to be applied to unpigmented skin, it is safe for use on eyes, noses and genitals providing UVA and UVB protection. Containing zero grease, chemicals or fragrance it is safe to lick and won't irritate or inflame the skin. This unique application method has been proven over the last few months, it clings to the natural oils in the skin. Still on hours later when I return to the yard and perfect on competition days because it whitens and brightens the skin, ideal for greys like Oscar!

Safe to be applied daily...at £4.95 I'll be purchasing another pot in 2018!


Whether you missed a bit...or it's the end of a long hot day the Nifty Pet Equine Aftersun is a wonderfully soothing gel. Safe for equine use, on more than one occasion I have wanted to massage into my shoulders too! Created using aloe vera and seaweed extract for their antioxidant properties and lavender essential oils for healing and calming effects. Applied with your fingertips, once massaged into the skin it is quickly absorbed without leaving a sticky residue and smells heavenly!

Ruffle Snuffle recommend dipping the Sunblock sponge into the Aftersun prior to the mineral powder to offer a 2 in 1 aftersun with sunblock - £3.95 for 100ml a perfect product for your equine health box.

Here is to an Indian Summer...

Jessica & Oscar

21.8.17

LeMieux Schooling Boots Branded The Best by Mr Hester


Who doesn't love schooling boots? Especially when they're as smart as LeMieux's latest release. A purpose built boot, contoured to fit equine joints and tendons. With a polycarbonate strike proof shell that is integrated between shock absorbent lining.


Highly practical, they're quick and easy to whip on and off and totally up for the job. Be that training at home or in the competition warm up. Proven to withstand the demands of lateral work, they're a must have for dressage riders. Don't believe me...ask Mr Hester himself!

"The best schooling boots I've ever
put on my horses"
Carl Hester

1 moulds...2 flexes...3 supports...


The science is covered up by a leather outer shell, available in black and white. Trust me you'll want both and fastening securely with Velcro tabs. Like a magnet, they mould to the leg, strong and flexible they're up to the job, never restricting the movement. Once the work is over, any surface dirt can be easily wiped clean to return them to their original splendour.

Already a tack room treasure for Gee Gee and Me...with a white competition set on our wishlist.
Available from horsehealth.co.uk - £39.95 for two.

Jessica & Oscar