Finnish Equestrian Company offers beautiful and functional products made from natural materials for horses and dogs. Some while back we made an observation that natural materials are not fully made use of in the equestrian products. We wanted to make a change and Finnish Equestrian Company was born to fulfil this change.
Our first and foremost goal is to create design products that look and feel magnificent on our horses and dogs. Finnish design combined with carefully selected materials and traditional manufacturing practices ensures that the products work even in the harshest of environments.
Overwhelming quality does not rise from the right words but from doing things right.
The founders of Finnish Equestrian Company Elina and Kati share a passion for horses. From this passion and way of life rose a shared vision that materiazed into Finnish Equestrian Company in 2017.
Elina is a Master of Science in industrial engineering and management with over 15 years of experience from international companies in different sales, sourcing and supply chain positions. Her inmost area of interest is sustainability and her passion is to develop business operations in an ethical way to optimize effect on the environment, economic development and the people.
Kati is an artist, who has studied photography in London and holds Master of Arts in audio-visual media culture. She has over 15 years of experience working on creative assignments and art projects. She is passionate about visual story telling. Her phototobook Äimärautio (2018) explores the relationship between man and horse through documentary photography. With this project she won one of PHMuseums Vogue Italia Prizes 2018 and her self-portrait After Mood was selected for an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018.
Elina’s and Kati’s combination of experience and understanding of business and aesthetics give them a comprehensive means to fullfil their visions.
We choose our materials carefully as it is important for us that the materials we use are manufactured with respect and care for the environment. We choose manufacturers that share our values to ensure the production is done in a way that suits our ethics. We want to know our products in depth and preferable use manufacturers that have long traditions and experience in particular field. All our products are made in Europe.
The very first products launched in 2019 are our Blankets No. 01 in Shades of Brown and No. 02 in Shades of Grey. The colours are inspired by the misty mornings of the early fall and the mid winter’s light in the Northern hemisphere where we live. Blanket No. 01 is made of Supersoft Lambswool and Blanket No. 2 has cashmere in it for extra luxury. Both yarns are spun for us in Scotland and the blankets are woven for us in England.
We will be launching more product families in 2019 such as bags for your competition luggage made with traditional waxed cotton and solid brass hardware and dog coats made of lovely and heavy organic wool twill.