Monique Rodrigues’ Black Knight Competition Accessories is one of those new lines we fell head over heels in love with at first sight. What lured us in? The gorgeous Show Clutch, a fashionable accessory/organizer for you and your horse’s important horse show information. Passport, coggins, membership cards, number – keep it in the clutch, along with any other daily horse show essentials. The Show Clutch is fully custom with a selection of beautiful leather, fabric, and nameplate options available. In our opinion, sheer genius and a must-have for the stylish, travelling competitive rider.
Monique’s creative passion is contagious and during our first conversation we found so much common ground in our mutual emphasis on celebration of the equestrian lifestyle. For Monique, who took up stitching and the saw while recovering from a serious back injury, making equestrian accessories that look beautiful is synonymous with showing your gratitude for the important role horses play in our lives. And we couldn’t agree more.
The Black Knight line also includes the Day Bag (a knapsack style bag), the Windsor Grooming Bag, the Rider’s Wristlet, wood tack trunk and grooming totes, and more. Luxury materials and sleek details are the hallmark of all the pieces. Visit Black Knight Competition Accessories here.
These images are selected from a Black Knight photoshoot entitled “My Serenity,” about which Monique says:
“I wanted to express outwardly the vision I hold in my soul towards my relationship with the horse. I feel in love with horses at an early age. There is something lasting about catching, grooming, tacking up, learning to ride, and communicate together. Horses bring peace, energy, freedom, and respect. All without words. My passion for Black Knight comes from being able to create pieces that honor this love and bond. My goal is not to create products that reflect Black Knight; but to create pieces that remind and tell the story of each special partnership.”
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