byNina Fedrizzi| Jun 13, 2017
When you spend as much time on the road traveling to horse shows as show jumper Emma Augier de Moussac, you likely don’t have the space to pack a dozen clean competition jackets and mismatched blankets for your horses or the time to worry about running to the dry cleaner on Mondays between events.
Thankfully, the Czech rider—who currently operates EAM Sportshorses out of her trainer Vincent Voorn’s Golden Dream Stables (GDS) in Weert, the Netherlands—is also an Ambassador for AA’s line of technologically advanced, Italian-made show clothing as well as Triple Crown Custom (TCC) blankets for her horses. Which means no matter where in the world she is and how many horses she’s juggling, Emma can keep her mind on her ring game and not on what’s going on inside her closet and stable.
We caught up with the rider this spring to learn more about her favorite AA and TCC products, coping with helmet hair, and who’s worth watching on her talented string of young horses…
NF Style: You’ve spent a lot of time on the road recently—can you give us a quick update on your schedule over the last few months and how many horses you’ve been traveling with?
Emma Augier de Moussac: I go every year to the Sunshine Tour [in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain] for six weeks to start up my outdoor season. This year, I traveled down with 10 horses. For me, it’s the best place to bring up young horses and green horses. You always have a good idea after the Tour where you have your horses for the rest of the season. After the Sunshine Tour, I got a lot of new horses in from an owner, so I went to do a few two-star shows around the corner like Peelbergen, Opglabbeek [in Belgium] whilst my other horses were resting. I also jumped at Antwerp, Lummen, Linz, Valkenswaard—I bring between 2-5 horses at each of these events.
What show and outerwear pieces do you always have in your bag?
I always have my AA MotionFlex jacket in black and my custom-made jacket in red, depending on my mood and the show. Lately, I’m mostly in the black one. They are both super comfortable, breathable, and flexible.
With the warm weather but fresh mornings, I also wear the AA Florence jacket. I love that it is so fresh and comfortable, and also my Olbia Long Parka is never far in case of a little shower… I love the comfort and elegance of the clothing and now [some of them] are also eco-friendly! I also like AA baseball caps. I wear them very often on sunny days to protect my face, on drizzly days to protect myself from the rain and often after jumping when my hair is not at its best 🙂
When you spend as much time traveling for horse shows as you do, why is it important for your show clothes to “do more”?
The easily washable part of AA clothing is the best! I often come back from a show and only have a day or two, not even, before leaving again. So the fact that I can wash them in the machine is a must, as the dry cleaners aren’t often fast enough. I also love that they contain antimicrobial technologies that combat odor, meaning they can be washed less and thus, it prolongs the product’s life (the moisture-wicking technology is also amazing). Lately, I am mostly wearing my black AA motion flex jacket, and it’s like my second skin!
I know you also travel with Triple Crown Custom blankets for your horses. How have you chosen to personalize them for your stable?
I really like TCC blankets because of the very good quality, the fit and design of the products on the horses. I have quite simple and discrete colors (black with white piping and embroidery) for my Hollywood Cotton and Pimlico Wool dress sheets, and my Gulfstream Net scrim cooler. I chose those colors because I find them very elegant and also because they fit any colored horse. My TCC show saddle pads are white with black piping because I find it chic to show in white saddle pads. My horses all look perfect and very nice in their apparel—I am sure that if they could talk, they would agree with me!
I know you’ve had some great results this winter/spring, which are you most excited about and why?
The most exciting result I had this year was with my mare, Diva. I bought her as a seven-year-old and she has always been a great mare and showed a lot of promise for the future. At the Sunshine Tour, she participated at her first four-star show. That weekend was the first time she jumped bigger than 1.50 and she ended up 2nd in the grand prix. She proved to all of us that she was as good or even better than we’d hoped.
-Photos by Yasmina Bello for NF Style.
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- Tricks of the Trade with Emma Augier de Moussac’s Groom Kati Paakkolanvaara [NF Style]
- Five Ways to Stay Cool and Stylish In the Show Ring This Winter [NF Style]