In the Pink with KP Equestrian and Tiny Dancer

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Photo by doubtfulneddy/iStockphoto
Photo by doubtfulneddy/iStockphoto

Note: Photo not of merchandise from the KP Equestrian collection.

I’m either too provincial as a Yank or too old or too out-of-touch to have heard of Katie Price, aka “Jordan,” a British supermodel-merchandiser who excites headlines and gossip “across the pond.”

Price seems to be the UK’s version of a madcap mix of Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson and Martha Stewart.

And more pertinent to our purposes at The Horsey Set Net, she’s launched an equestrian-inspired clothing line for both horse and rider called KP Equestrian.

It’s a sportswear line that you could wear — and match with — your horse at the barn, if you were so inclined. And had a horse.

Currently, the dominant available color is hot pink. Or shocking pink across the pond.

Fashionistas will recognize the color as “Schiap,” inspired by designer Elsa Schiaparelli from the Nars cosmetics line.

But I also recognized the color and the motif from an episode of MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16.”

That episode’s belle of the birthday was Mary from Mississippi. Mary went all out with a Vegas-theme party for which she would dress as Barbie. But she didn’t want Barbie’s fabled pink Corvette. As an experienced show ring competitor, Mary wanted a Tennessee Walking Horse named Tiny Dancer, who had charmed her at her trainer’s barn.

As the finale for the show, pardon the spoiler, Tiny Dancer was led up to her party all decked out in a matching ensemble of hot pink blanket, leg wraps, halter and lead shank. Kind of like Barbie’s pink Corvette, but more fitting for Mary’s interests.

Except for the lack of a logo, Tiny Dancer’s attire reminds me a lot of KP Equestrian’s horse wear.

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5 Comments
  • Bionic Beauty
    September 16, 2008

    Thanks for the link on the Schiap polish. 🙂 When I was younger, I painted my horse’s hooves for a show once. We did bright pink with glitter. It’s basically the same a hoof polish, but just not your normal “colors”. lol

    It got some attention, anyhow. 🙂 Thanks for the info too, on the new eq attire lines!

  • rhond7
    September 16, 2008

    When I was a kid ty years ago, I used to see a horse show class called “western parade.” Lots of elaborate silver western tack, riders wearing sequins and fringe (think Roy Rogers and Trigger in Vegas ;)) — and hoof glitter! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by, Bionic.

  • Used Corvette
    October 12, 2008

    I bookmarked your blog, thanks for sharing this very interesting article

  • rhond7
    October 12, 2008

    Thanks for visiting, Used Corvette. Talk about “horse”power: 🙂 Sorry – I never can resist a bad pun. Except I think they’re “good” puns.

    BTW, I just noticed a typo in my response to Bionic Beauty. That “ty” was supposed to read “::cough::ty years ago.” Only I used brackets instead of colons in the original version, which WP helpfully (not!) interpreted as code.

    Oh well. Let’s just say that I’ve been around awhile. 😉

    We now return to our regular programming.