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Riders XOXO is an adventurous and bold equestrian fashion boutique that prides itself on offering the perfect look, on or off the horse, for any day and every day. Many of the Riders XOXO products can be individually designed so they are unique to you. The Riders XOXO team have searched and continue to search the globe for new and exciting brands unique to their boutique, being sold to riders, by riders. These brands include Marta Morgen, Judi Manche, BR, Celeris,  PK International, C4, KEP, East and many others.

You can visit the Riders XOXO store either online or on 59 Boundary Road, Thornlands. But be warned - you'll need half a day to explore this amazing shop - and its addictive! Riders XOXO have already made a name for themselves as innovators and leaders in Equestrian Fashion, and I'm so very thrilled to be part of their team. Watch out for their unique designs all year in competition, and on the horses here at Nicole Tough Dressage.

Pictured below: (L) Nicole riding Stacey Schooth's horse Remi Five Star in PK Sport International, Celeris, KEP and Marta Morgan by RidersXOXO. (R) Nicole riding Lancia Puddle's horse North Carlos in PK Sport International and Marta Morgan by RidersXOXO. (BL) Nicole wears PK Sport International, KEP and Marta Morgan and Ferragamo wears BR. (BR) Nicole wears KEP and Marta Morgan and Ferragamo wears BR.
Photos by: Stephanie Carter of SJade Photography.



'The Saddlefitter' Kathryn Sullivan-Butt is an Equestrian coach with over 20 years experience'. Ten years ago, Kathryn became frustrated with saddle fit limitations and so begun an educated journey, starting with ASFA (Australia Saddle Fit Aassociation) accreditation, then onto Europe, the USA and UK, culminating in the QF Qualification with the Society of Master Saddlers (one of only 9 in Australia).

Kathryn has fitted full time for the past 4 years and believes passionately in working with horse, rider and their professional support team including coaches, vets, physio therapists etc.

Quality brands on offer from The Saddlefitter include Equipe, Custom, Albion, Hennig, Stubben, Keiffer, Sankey and Black Country.

The best way to contact Kathryn is via email at info@thesaddlefitter.com.au or phone 0413 371 802 to book your saddle fitting appointment.

Pictured left: The Equipe Oracle Pictured below: (L) Kathryn Sullivan-Butt has VooDoo in the spectacular Equipe Viktoria. With its innovative carbon fibre tree, it provides a shock absorbing feeling improving comfort and performance, giving that extra special tuning between horse and rider. VooDoo and I love the Equipe Viktoria. (R) Kathryn Sullivan-Butt has Ferragamo in the Equipe Oracle. It is the most elegant saddle with an elastic tree, giving maximum precision in posture. Kathryn is passionate about Saddlefitting and always puts the horse first. Ferragamo was a tricky horse to fit, but the Equipe Oracle is just perfect!
Photos by: Stephanie Carter of SJade Photography.


At the 2016 QLD State Dressage Championships I was fortunate enough to win a month's supply of 'Weight Lifter Calm'. Managing a busy Dressage Agistment and Training facility, all the horses under my care were gradually shifted to Weight Lifter, and the difference in their work ethic and general appearance improved significantly enough to warrant the continuation of Weight Lifter as their primary feed. Since then, clients and students have also made the switch with the same results - happy horses, working well. It is a complete feed with an excellent blend of chaff and extruded cereal meal. Many have commented on the great condition and wellness of the new horses from Germany... well Weight Lifter is the reason. They have been on it since their arrival in Australia's quarantine. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Now in May 2017, I can announce that I am a new and proud ambassador of Weight Lifter and Integrated Animal Health.

Pictured below: Nicole and newly imported Ferragamo.


All the horses here at Nicole Tough Dressage sleep on Proteq Bedding. Its excellent features include no dust, lack of smell, lack of sawdust in tails, and very high quality control. Also its high absorbency results in less waste, which makes it very cost effective!

Well done to this company for such an innovative product.

Pictured below: (L) Borsato enjoying his Proteq bedding during his stay at SIEC for the National Dressage Championships. (R) Nicole's wonderful new ELD arena.


Todd Cunningham from Equestrian Land Developments is a perfectionist  - and he has dedicated the past decade to mastering the engineering of the perfect dressage arena.

I am so happy to say that I have an ELD arena, with the new dust suppressant and fibre surface, and it is as good as the best European surfaces I've ever had the luck of working on. Every square inch is the same as the square inch before it, and the horses are just oozing confidence.

They have never felt better, and are rarely muscle sore. The arena never needs watering, and the farrier is just loving the gel, reporting that the hooves feel well oiled!

For a truly professional, all weather arena, you just can't go past ELD.

Pictured below: Todd Cunningham from ELD constructing Nicole's new arena.