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Fall 2017

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10 Western & English Today FALL 2017 THE LOOK: A RIDER'S EVERY DAY This training shirt is effortless and sophisticated, perfect for every day riding and every day errands. Pull it on with breeches and boots before heading to the stables and then slide into a pair of Mimosa slippers to hit the streets. Extra tip: Have a RÖnner poncho handy to layer on when the weather gets chilly. PHOTOGRAPHY: (ALL PHOTOS) COURTESY RÖNNER DESIGN FASHION MEETS FUNCTION RÖNNER DESIGN By Lindsay Whelchel T he equestrian lifestyle becomes ingrained in people, likely to stay with them wherever they roam, even to the streets of the big city. at has proven true for Carin and Jessica Stellabatti Rönner, two sisters with a lifelong affi nity for horses that they inherited from their mother. An avid horsewoman, dressage competitor, and saddlery founder, Ines Stellabatti Rönner moved from her native Germany to Colombia 30 years ago, taking along her two young daughters, to whom she passed down her passion and saddle skills. As adults, Jessica excelled in business, and Carin was drawn to fashion, eventually leaving Colombia to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Eventually, the Rönner's equestrian roots brought them back together. When Jessica traveled to the United States to visit her sister in the Big Apple, the two came up with a plan to realize their dream of being entrepreneurs like their mother, using their shared love of horses as inspiration for their own fashion line. In 2010, Carin and Jessica launched the Rönner Design apparel company from Bogotá, Colombia. " e inspiration is all equestrian," says Carin, creative director for the brand. "We just think it's such a nice environment, whether it's a polo match or a beautiful farm with horses, or the actual performance of dressage or riding or Western FROM TOP: RÖnner Sport Dianella stretch shirt, Arabella knit poncho, Mimosa slippers embroidered with carousel horses.

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