Western & English Today

MAR 2015

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EARLY SPRING 2015 Western & English Today 25 THE SPANISH BOOT COMPANY MSRP $759, fashionable Varius is priced at MSRP $819, and Saltaris, a robust training boot, at MSRP $855. Cavallo is a perennial favorite with dressage riders, and now two new modern styles accentuate the already popular lineup and are available in black or mocha. Insignis is made of quality full grain leather and priced at MSRP $789, while Nobilis is a seam-welted dressage boot priced at MSRP $919. Contact Lorelei Carter of German Equestrian Manufacturers, Inc. (GEM) to learn more about including Cavallo in your international boot repertoire. SPAIN THRIVES IN ENGLAND A lthough T e Spanish Boot Company indicates another likely geographic location, owner Emma Snailham resides in Abbotts Langley, UK. She got to know and love Spanish boots while working in a Portuguese stable yard and ultimately founded her company in 2002. Her boots don't look "exactly" like other English show boots, and that's just f ne as they exude their own international character. T ey're used for riding and more, although she says the suede models may not be as robust as other materials. As to what makes Spanish boots "Spanish," Snailham says it's all about the style, top-notch leather and craf smanship. "T e Spanish Riding Boot Classic style is made throughout Spain, with slight design dif erences. T e ones I import have broguing detail (perforations), while others might just have stitching detail," she says. Customer favorites include that Classic at retail £205/€310 in brown, and she's just introduced tan and chocolate brown versions with leather soles at £215/€325. Polo is more of a classic riding boot with a front zip for practicality, priced at £275/€415. Other categories include the Long Tassle, featuring cut- out detail, while the Roceiro is a classic cut boot, plain but versatile. T is year, Snailham is stocking wide calf f ttings and is working on a slim f t. She's committed to an eye-catching, af ordable boot collection while not skimping on materials and craf smanship. "We pride ourselves on customer service," she says, extending an invitation to connect. "It would be great to supply stores in the U.S. T e boots seem popular there, so to make them more accessible would be fantastic!" INTERNATIONAL BOOT RESOURCES Cavallo (distributed by German Equestrian Manufacturers) (435) 251-9410 gemtack.com DeNiro Boot Company (423) 637-0402 denirobootco.com Dubarry of Ireland (860) 767-0468 dubarry.us Franco Tucci (39) 342 505 9333 www2.francotucci.com Petrie (+31) 575 56 39 34 petrie.nl/en Sergio Grasso (distributed by Charles Owen) (706) 359-7017 charlesowen.co.uk.us The Spanish Boot Company 0845 313 8167 thespanishbootcompany.co.uk

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