Hi there! I’m Karina, an equestrian life and style blogger (TheHunt) from sunny Southern California. I ride at Treadway Stables in Newhall, CA and compete in the jumper division with my mare Quintera. I’ve had a love for horses and fashion since I was young, and blogging about both has been a dream come true for me. My curious nature means I’m always on the hunt for the best new products and brands, and trying anything I can get my hands on. I’ve tried more stirrup irons and half pads than I’d care to admit, but I hope my experiences and reviews can help others find their favorite items! Speaking of favorite items, here are my top 5…
Struck Breeches: Every time I put on a pair of Strucks, I feel amazing. They fit so well, have the grippiest knee patches, and are SO comfortable.
RJ Classics Monterey Show Jacket
RJ Classics Monterey Show Jacket: This show jacket is super lightweight, stretchy and comfortable, while still giving me a shape. The patterned fabric gives it a traditional look and adds some dimension. It’s also very easy to care for (machine wash, hang dry) and comes out looking perfect every time.
Voltaire Stuttgart Saddle
Voltaire Stuttgart Saddle: This saddle is everything. I’m so lucky to have a saddle custom fitted to my horse and I, and the soft, grippy buffalo leather makes it one of my most prized possessions. Antoine, the rep in my area for Voltaire Design, has been phenomenal as far as customer service goes as well!
Tailored Sportsman Belt
My Tailored Sportsman belt: I bought this belt on sale in 2014, and it’s the one I still reach for the most often. It’s broken in perfectly, so comfortable, and matches everything.
Bamboo V Neck and Bomber
Two Bits Equestrian Bamboo V Neck & Bomber: You’ll hear me talk a lot about TBE, but I truly just LOVE their clothing. It’s the perfect balance of comfort and style. I love feeling like I’m wearing pajamas but looking really put together, and their bamboo V-Neck pullovers and bombers enable me do just that.