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18 Apr 2018

Rings Cavaletti and Cavaletti Star

Cavalettialso spelled cavalletti,  cavaletto (Italian: "little horse") are small jumps, 
originally made of wood, used for basic horse training. Most consist of rails that 
are about 4 inches (10 cm) wide, and 10 feet (3.0 m) long. The rails are inserted 
into fixed standards, usually made in an "X" shape, that commonly are designed 
to be placed at one of three preset heights ranging from a few inches off the 
ground to a maximum of about 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 cm).  

When thinking of what special we could offer the show jumpers,
Nanna went through all the jumps thinking, how to stylize a motive
inspired by them and turn it into a great looking, but not so obvious
embellishment for a ring that suit both, men and women.

At last, but not least, she thought about cavaletti.
Everybody has started with them, and everybody, no matter if a hobby rider
or a world champion, keeps working with them from time to time.

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Woven ribbon 'road'

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Woven ribbon 'solid'

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Woven ribbon 'custom'

The hand woven tail hair ribbon is 6 mm wide and the total
width of the ring is 8.8 mm. Looks great on men as well!

With the stones the ring is called Cavaletti Star.

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Woven ribbon 'arrow head'

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Woven ribbon 'flash'

This beautiful ring is available in solid silver (with Swarovskies), in solid gold 
or white gold (with diamonds).

In the pictures you can clearly see how high edges protect ribbon from hits and 
mechanical stress, metal plate shelters ribbon on palm side.
Inside surface is convex, that makes the ring more comfortable to wear.

Our whole, wide range of rings you´ll find here:

28 Mar 2018

First Riding Lesson

It´s always a bit exciting. Christmas, I mean!
You never know what Santa will bring you... Sometimes he brings you
a riding lesson!

Nanna´s granddaughter, Neela, got lucky by the Christmas time: 
she received a voucher of two riding lessons. 

In Finland most riding schools and stables are located in the countryside.
It´s good: no cars, peaceful, forests and fields to ride. A bit negative part is,
that you always need a car (or/and a chauffeur in some cases) to get there.

"Hello, there and welcome!"

Like  a real horseman she started her lesson from the scratch;
grooming and saddling are very important skills and help to
understand more about the horses and riding. It´s not just a holiday!

"OMG! She´s big! Or actually - quite small and sweet..."

"I just hope she is going to stand still!"

"Good girl... I have to stand on my toes! A lot to brush..."

"So many straps and buckles... How will anyone ever learn this?
I don´t need any help, I´m strong enough!"

"The last ones... Here we go..."

It was a pretty cold February afternoon, but the back of the horse
was warm and there were plenty of other things to think about than
cold and frost.

"I want to do this again!"
She was smiling all the way home...

At the moment Neela is staying Spain and continues her new hobby there.
When the summer comes, she will ride in Finland again. 

Bracelet Neela is named after this sweet girl.

6 Jan 2018

Anton is gone...

He touched the hearts of those who got to know him....
He had great admirers around the world through the social media.

Everybody with the interest in Friesians knows him.
And he will live on.

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss, family Kelnhofer and Team Fenway.

This is how we wish to remember him, Anton 343 Sport Preferent
photo credit: Gabriele Boiselle

Nanna Salmi had a great privilege to work with Anton´s tail hair.
This bracelet Scirocco was made with his hair for an auction.

Anton was born on 18.6.1992. 
He reached the high age of 25 and was awarded with the predicates 
'Sport' and 'Preferent'. 

Those are  great achievements, but we believe his greatest achievement 
was just to exist and be what he was.

Sport Predicate
The Sport Predicate can be awarded to mares, gelding, and stallions that achieve good results in competitive sport. The Sport predicate can only be obtained based on results achieved at shows registered with the " United States Equestrian Federation, United States Dressage Federation, American Driving Society" or "Koninklijke Nederlands Hippische Sportfederatie”/Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS). The scores registered with USEF, USDF, ADS, or KNHS determine qualification for the Sport predicate.

Preferent for Stallions
The Preferent predicate can be awarded to stallions that have a lasting, special influence on the breed. For consideration for Preferent the quality of the offspring will be tested for the breeding-goal characteristics. The lasting value of a stallion is evaluated based on the offspring produced that have determining roles in the breeding of Friesian horses such as Preferent mares, stallion dams and (based on offspring) approved sons.