Western & English Today
EARLY SPRING 2015
Boot manufacturers from the Emerald Isle to mainland Europe are poised
to meet increasing demand from U.S. equestrians.
by Stephanie Stephens
here's just something so special about saying, "It's
from Europe," whether the comment pertains to a
Dutch warmblood or a gorgeous pair of tall boots.
Somehow, obtaining a treasured possession from
across the pond inherently imparts a coveted sense of style and
As the best-dressed like to say, you can't look elegant in
inexpensive fabrics or ill-ftting clothing. Te same is true of tall
boots, assert disciples of international lines who profess "there's
just something about" them that makes heads turn as perfectly
ftted feet and legs stroll by — sometimes with a sparkle or two
onboard. Tat seemingly indefnable bit of pizzazz seems to add
a few extra inches of clearance over the Swedish oxer, or a higher
score for that grand prix freestyle.
If you haven't done so already, you may want to say "Yes,"
"Ja" and "Sì" to stocking European riding boots in your store.
Options abound generally for you as a retailer and for your
customers, as the international boot market grows exponentially
due to increasing demand.
Te bottom line seems to be that if you can dream it, you
can wear it. Boot manufacturers strive to exceed customer
expectations, providing a wide array of stock, semi-custom and
custom boots. Note that prices may be approximate and may
change slightly from what we state here.
IRISH AND EUROPEAN
DUBARRY OF IRELAND