A beautiful saddle bag is every equestrian’s dream. Unique, stylish and designed to honor the values and ethos of the horse culture, our saddle bags serve as a source and inspiration and ornaments of cultural significance.
The equestrian culture teaches honor and sacrifice. As a people we are doomed if we prioritize our selfish interest at the expense of the collective good. No one epitomizes this spirit better than legendary Austrian rider and instructor Alois Podhajsky. Alois’s passion for horses and the horse riding culture saw him excel as a rider and he eventually rose to become the head of the Spanish riding school in 1939.
During the Second World War, the stallions in his riding school would have been killed were it not for his intervention. He used his friendship with General Patten to secure the placement of the stallions under the American protection. He also helped rescue several stallions that had been captured from the Piber Stud and move them to his homeland in Austria where they would be safe.
This act of selflessness shows that the equestrian culture is built on a foundation of love, sacrifice and commitment.
Determination and resilience is another quality used to define the equestrian culture. In 1956 the Australian men’s equestrian team masterminded one of the most impressive team performances at the Olympic Games. Equestrian sports have been a common feature at the Olympic Games in the 20th century but the summer games of 1956 was the first time Australia was putting together an equestrian team.
The team was represented by Captain David Wood, Wyatt ‘Bunty’ Thompson, Brian Crago and Ernie Barker. They started preparations as early as 1955, moving to countries such as England and other European nations to horn their skills. By the time the games began, Australia’s equestrian team was ready to face off with other nations for sport’s biggest prize. Australia finished a respectable fourth finishing ahead of nations with better history in the equestrian sports.
This shows that anything is possible if you put your heart and soul to it and this is something that we equestrians are famous for.
Horses have played a significant role in influencing historical events the world over. A case in point is when William the Conqueror used about 3000 horses to fight for his right to the throne from King Harold. William put the horses and his army on several ships and sailed across the English Channel. William’s success is attributed to his visionary military tactics and the horses played a big role in that.
Our saddle bags are created to mirror the values that equestrians hold dearly. Our most impressive piece Regina is made of real saddle leather that has been processed expertly and handcrafted by our master artisan Massimo in Rome Italy. The detailed stitching and horse logo pays homage to the equestrian culture, its people and its horses. It is a statement piece that you can wear to public events or place in your home as a decoration.
We have other excellent pieces that are sure to blow your mind such as the intricate Augusto, the bold Ottavia, the small but delicate Reginetta and our stylish and spacious Saddle leather Travel set.
Get yourself a piece of equestrian culture today at our store on 8th Street Railroad Center's Sioux Falls or by visiting our online store at https://lucas.boutique/