Glorious Grey + a Sneak Peek at Animo's 2014 Shadbelly Collection
Color experts predict grey as the hot new neutral for 2014, in everything from home decor to ... the dressage arena! This past weekend at Global, Stacy Parvey Larsson and the stallion Benidetto proved just how elegantly this sleek and sophisticated color works on a bold bright chestnut.
Stacy's grey shadbelly is the Animo Lagos tailcoat in the color "Falco". Animo has a LOT of colors, so be sure to check the latest Animo color chart carefully when ordering. The latest Animo color options for shads are shown below:
Photos courtesy of and provided with the express permission of USAnimo
Michelle Albertus from USAnimo tells SHADBELLY that they will continue to offer tailcoat choices in classic black and navy with tan vest points, but the new 2014 Animo Shadbelly Collection will be all about brightly colored collar and vest points with (optional, but I think go for it) edgy black or silver stud detail! Brilliant blue and bright pink collars and points will contrast with base coat colors this year of Nero (black), Ombra (navy), Londra (blue-grey), or Falco (light grey - like Stacy's). Stock for the new season should be available in the next few weeks.
SHADBELLY TIP: To celebrate the launch of USAnimo.com, Animo will send newly registered customers a discount code redeemable for 15% off your total order. Just go to the USAnimo site and click on the Make an Account link. Hurry hurry - the offer expires February 28, 2014.
Most important, Stacy topped the look off perfectly (and safely!) with the One K Defender Bling helmet in grey Chamude® synthetic suede with black Swarovski crystals.
Congratulations Stacy and Benny on your win at I-1 and the well deserved Best Turnout Award.