Fashion, Horses, Castles, good Food and Wine have always been my passion. So I can’t even tell you my excitement when we decided to do our first ever Goode Rider wear test in France, riding from Chateaux to Chateaux for 6 days. I enlisted my 2 sisters Teresa (an avid horse woman who breeds and owns 60 Andalusians in Spain, www.horsesofspain.com) and Anneli (my sister in Sweden who has not ridden in 24 years, but grew up riding, so kind of like riding a bike right?) So 3 sisters came from 3 different countries and met up in Spain and drove up to Dordogne, France where we started our trip.Needless to say we were fully equipped with Goode Rider clothing ,Spring’16 and Fall’17 Collections, to test for each day! Having checked the weather report, rain every day, we came prepared! This is what our car/luggage looked like.
We drove through the French Country side and 5 ½ hours later ended up at our first stop, a Chateaux in the Village of Tremolat, population 666 people in 2007. However, this seemed more of a summer vacation town and since we were in mid May, the whole town was empty. Exactly what we wanted, privacy and seeing the country for what it really was without tourists. Tired, a little jet lagged but excited we settled in to our rooms and were treated like royalty with a 7 course gourmet meal!
We were picked up early A.M. by our Equestrian Tour Guide Stéphane Fournier.