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What’s In A Name?

lady, child and pony

Choosing a name is hard, no matter if its for your child, your horse, your dog or your business.

You may have heard me share how Red Bear Equestrian came to be, although I will be sharing more on that again soon, in case you didn’t catch it last time.

For now though I wanted to share our names. Our name and our product names.

Our names are so important and all have meaning.

You may have noticed that majority of our clothing and some of our other items have names. These are all linked to our family in some way.

As a family business it was important to us that all our products, are products that we would use and also love. So it only seemed fitting we named them.

Each name you see has a meaning. For example the MAY knitwear – may is my mums and my daughters middle name. The ICE hoodie – ice is our much loved cat. The BELLA hoodie and PUD 1/4 zip sweatshirt are named after two of our dogs. How many other named items can you spot in our shop?

Each item has been named with a meaning and reason behind it. However there is one clothing item that needs a name, our original base layer. This is our best seller and one of my favourites. The kids have finally picked its name and it will be announced soon, but for now check out our other named items in our shop and see if you can guess who inspired them.

Then there is the most obvious name of all, our name, RED BEAR EQUESTRIAN.

The equestrian part is easy to understand, we aim to make equestrian life beautiful and practical.

However let me explain the rest. As I said we are a family business, the bear is for my daughter who is affectionately known as Lily-Bear. Red is for both of my boys. We toyed with how to put their stamp onto the name for a few days and then we realised the one thing they both share a passion for is football, they both support the same team and one of my boys plays for them. Their main colour is red so Red Bear Equestrian was born.

I am so excited to share with you what we have planned for 2021, there are some exciting things coming up and I cannot wait to have you on the journey with us.

Hayley x

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Ups, Downs, Closures and Celebrations

 I thought I would give you another quick update about where we are as I have had so many amazing messages from people who have heard about our ranges, who are excited to see them and who have had a glimpse into what is launching.  I have been overwhelmed by the support and kindness shown, especially at the moment when everyone is finding things so tough.

I am so excited and everyday brings new excitement, plus a comment from one of my kids about something they want to add a message from my sister about something she or my nieces think we should add to the range. It seems to be growing and growing and more ideas are developing for over the next year or two.

The last week and a bit has been a mix of ups and downs.

We have the final designs (whoop whoop) and we have accidently designed some additional items including some boys pieces ( whoop whoop), I have some new members of the team (yay), I have a group of amazing ladies who are going to be part of a focus group on the items we have designed for the future and also those we will be bring to you soon (yay) and everything is set for launch (so so excited).

However….. With every up there is a down and the downs this week were the manufacturer of the clothing informing us there is now an additional 10 day delay on items due to staffing and demand at the moment, meaning we are still working hard for our launch to be on the day we have planned, which will be announced very soon, but it may have to be put back by a week (boo), the jewellery items I am awaiting on pieces to complete have been lost by the courier, so they are having to be resent (boo) the factory creating our fabric for the homeware have closed (boo) but we have a spoken with a couple of other businesses who we are hoping will be collaborating with us and can get our homeware produced by launch day.

So this weekend we have planned in lots to celebrate our achievements and unwind, Friday consisted of a online quiz night for my mums birthday, today apart from a hour or twos work I have been out running with one of my sons (the other hid so he didn’t have to come), I am going riding with my daughter and doing some photography later with my eldest, then fingers crossed the sun stays a bbq. Followed by a lazy Sunday.

What are you up to?