A somewhat more realistic method of giving small children pony rides on a parent’s leg has been created in Germany, and is available from online store Donkey.
Made by the Donkey Creative Lab, the “Hoppe Hoppe Reiter” offers a chance to bring some “entertaining interactivity to your boring limbs” by strapping on the version 2.0 of its horse head toy.
The toy gives the young equestrian something to hold onto while getting a horsey ride. It will either cure them of their horse addiction, or make them keener for the real thing.
The Hoppe Hoppe Reiter 2.0 sells for €34.95.
Helmet maker to debut in US market
Italian safety helmet maker KASK is expanding into the North American equestrian market.
KASK Helmets, known for developing, designing and manufacturing safety helmets for activities ranging from downhill skiing to cycling, will make its official debut at the American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA) show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, from August 15 to 17, 2015.
For its equestrian industry debut, KASK has brought Gianluca Caron on board as the Brand Manager of the North American equestrian division. Caron, a native of Italy and a rider himself, has lived in the US for seven years and introduced the Parlanti boots brand and, mostly recently, Kingsland Equestrian to the US market.
KASK General Manager Diego Zambon said: “KASK has gone through a big evolution motivated by a greater commitment to applying the industry’s most advanced knowledge of safety and design to the sport world.
“The company is now proud to present its new equestrian helmets collection, 100% a product of Italy, which is the perfect representation of our corporate motto: safety, comfort and design,” he said.
It’s OK being different …
Stripes is part creative writing and part compilation of the writing of third graders at Teya Peck’s local school.
All the profits from Stripes will be donated to Central Elementary school in Sugar-Salem county, Indiana.
“Being content with who you are is half the battle,” Peck says on the back of the book.
“Having the opportunity to share the love and passion for writing was fun!” she said.
Stripes was self-published through CreateSpace.