Well chosen items of jewellery can perfectly complete an outfit for the show ring. Principal amongst these are tie pins or stock pins, most commonly available in equestrian designs, often combining a whip or horse’s head and horseshoe, sometimes jewelled, sometimes plain. A simple Dressage pin can look very elegant with a decorated head, which sits neatly on the front of the stock. These are the perfect finishing touch to an immaculate turnout. Earrings are sometimes permitted in the show ring and, if they are, usually the plainer the better. It is nice, therefore, to put on something totally equestrian and enduringly classic and horseshoe earrings are an iconic design, which has really stood the test of time. The earrings are always worn with the open part of the shoe uppermost, rather than the other way around as this latter position is said to let all the traditional good luck drain out of the shoe.
Snaffle bits just lend themselves to a bracelet design with the endless links available and these are obtainable in either a chain arrangement or as a design painted onto enamel which is a very pretty alternative, particularly if you want a solid, bangle type piece. The whole image of the horse is perhaps best reserved for a necklace and can be plain or decorated stones. A central horseshoe pendant is popular too. Braided horsehair is hugely on trend at the moment and there are lots of companies offering jewellery made from the hair from your own horse, a beautiful keepsake or memento. However, if you don’t want something so personal, there are lots of lovely braided bracelet designs, which can be sourced in a range of colours and which look lovely with silver charms added, such as a horseshoe or horse’s head.