Lexington, Ky. — Oct. 11, 2018 — The National Horse Show is pleased to announce the addition of elegant equestrian clothing company, Free x Rein, to its host of prestigious sponsors. Free x Rein will be featured as the title sponsor of the $35,000 International Jumper Welcome Speed class that will be the highlight event on Wednesday evening, October 31.
Free x Rein was founded by lifelong equestrians Andrea and Dana who met at a barn in Darien, Connecticut. When they learned they lived in the same building in Manhattan, the pair immediately began commuting to ride together. Free x Rein was born in those car rides between city life and the stable, from both women’s mutual desire for equestrian clothes that had duality and style.
“We are looking forward to showcasing our company with the National Horse Show,” remarked the founders. ” We feel Free x Rein and the National Show are both taking traditional equestrian sport and giving it a modern and fashionable twist. It seems the ideal partnership.”
Free x Rein pieces are designed feel-first, with performance as the top priority. Each piece is test-rode, evaluated by Olympians and equine enthusiasts alike, to determine the perfect fabrications and fit. Outside of the stable, the clothes embody an authentic sportswear aesthetic.
After two years of development the company launched their first riding pant with breech styles for jumper and hunter riders. Cut from four-way stretch cotton, these updated breeches create a classic silhouette with maximum movability. Boots off, the unique bottoms are flattering ankle-cropped pants, a statement of unbridled equestrian style.
The brand’s revolutionary bodysuits are a stylish new take on those frustrating sun and show shirts that are always coming untucked. Because of the bodysuit design, these tops stay smooth and tucked, with front-snaps designed to ride, and mesh insert panels for breathability. Available in long and short sleeve styles, the bodysuits are cut from a light, silky jersey that layers effortlessly.
“We are thrilled to welcome Free x Rein as an important sponsor to this year’s National Horse Show,” said National Horse Show President Jennifer Burger. “I know that many riders and spectators alike will be appreciate Free x Rein’s apparel and support at this year’s event.”
Founded in 1883, the National Horse Show is the culmination of the summer equestrian season. With $845,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. This year, the National Horse Show will offer new Equitation Championships, including the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3′ Adult Eq. Championships, the Boggs Hill NHS KHJA Eq. Championships, and a day of age group equitation classes. In addition, the National Horse Show is excited to announce the new National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic, joining a prestigious line up of classes including the ASPCA Maclay Finals presented by Chansonette Farm, the Hollow Brook Wealth Management SJHOF Series Championship, and the world-renown $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington.
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