Riding Habit Revised a column where the best and worst of equestrian fashion and decor is reviewed with a modern edge.
Not far from my stable, there is a very cool tack shop that always seems to stock the latest trends. During my last visit, I noticed the display pictured to the left filled with brightly colored C4 belts. This wasn’t the run of the mill leather belt you expect at a tack store. My interest was peaked.
I soon discovered that C4 stands for: Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. This means each belt is customizable with more than 25 colors of belt and buckle of the Classic style and 12 colors of the Skinny style. And with each purchase, the customer gets decide which of four charities will receive 10% of the purchase price.
On the retail side, C4 has already partnered up with a number of sports, including equestrians. In fact, JAS Stables Eventing is a named partner on the C4 website.
Check out this green C4 belt in action on a JAS Stables eventer. Looking good!
As for the causes, this year you can choose between four very worthy recipients: the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Captain Planet Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, and Best Friends Animal Society. Head over to the C4 website to learn more about each charity, and how to make one of these amazing belts your own!
Still not convinced that this extremely durable, waterproof, and machine washable belt is the perfect looking for your equestrian wardrobe? Just check out the style combination I put together below for inspiration. Happy shopping!