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Dakota is All That in Tampa at the Florida Gold Coast

beginning to look “All That” for Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in the racks and bins, glistening once again
With special things and silver bling aglow.
It’s beginning to look “All That” for Christmas
Joy in Tammy’s store
But the prettiest sight to see is that special present for thee
On your own motor home door. (Santa, I’m in Florida)!

Reporting to you directly from the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, Florida, I’d like to share a little preview of last minute gifts for your special “someone” from my amazing sponsor, All That Show Clothing. Owner, Tammy Benes is always raising the bar, and this holiday season she is proud to feature several “exclusive vendors” with an international flair!

For all you western gals seeking that one of a kind look, please allow me to introduce Tammy’s latest find, Italian designer extraordinaire, Darilyn Prevedel. I had the chance to catch up with Darilyn recently on one of her visits to the states to promote her line of glamorous show shirts featured by All That. 

Separating herself from the pack, the European touches and craftsmanship set this hot young designer apart from her competitors with fine lace trim, hand painted artwork, intricate beading and stonework, and her signature one of a kind fancy mosaic trim pieces fashioned by artisans in her native region. Look for these mosaic touches to represent a major trend and establish Darilyn’s “signature” look in the industry! Ladies, this is equine haute couture at its finest. Endorsed already by industry giants Amy Gumz, and Adria Smith, Darilyn’s creations are destined to become a “must have” among the most discerning riders in the industry.

Red-hot Canadian designer, Jared Lang, earns a major “MUST HAVE” endorsement with his fresh line of unique horsemanship shirts that take the trending classic tailored look to new levels. Tammy exclaimed that this exciting new shirt line was nearly a sell-out during its debut at a recent show. Featuring outstanding fit, unique button patterns, and contrasting cuffs and lapel trim, you are sure to be a standout in the ring at an affordable price point. I love this line so much that I have already made personal requests from the spring line. Can a girl wait that long? Never to worry – new inventory will be arriving in time for Gold Coast! With an expansive range of sizing, this garment fits like custom. You won’t find this at any other horse show boutique, so get in line “second” behind me to make your selection before they fly off the shelves – LOL!

O.K. time for a newsflash. I’m here in Florida looking forward to showing in the hunter under saddle classes, but this time without my trusted partner, Hopeful Assets. Hope is home, healthy sound and sane, but preparing for a deserved retirement as a mother. Arggghhhhh this is a tough one that comes with a lot of tears and jitters. What does a girl do when she is sad – well retail therapy is first on my list of course! In this case, the FABULOUS hunt coats and custom shirts from “All That” are sure to help cure my blues this holiday season. Mimicking the western trend, hunt blouses with contrasting collars, and cuffs are the rage. Yes, I will be indulging in the new looks.

They’rrrrre Baaaackkkk. Vests are in, in, in, and Tammy has you covered. They don’t call that store “All That” for nothin. And while you are at it, don’t forget to pick up a couple pairs of her trademark “bling” jeans that she is noted for. Looking for stocking stuffers? Visit the website or see Tammy in Tampa for that last minute purchase that is sure to be a hit.

What do I want for Christmas? Other than “All That” (= one of everything above), Santa came early in the form of my incredible new mare, Branded in Iron who is a full sister to world champions, Naturally Brilliant and Naturally Bionic. (Special thanks to Santa and Auntie Ellen for making my dreams come true.)

So since my Christmas is pretty much complete, I have a special wish for someone less fortunate. Our good friend lost her beloved horse and dog this morning in a devastating fire as well as her “dream” barn, and all of its contents. Her husband suffered severe burns freeing their remaining 4 horses that she lovingly refers to as her “kids”. Click here to see news story of the tragedy.

As her “kids” recover at our farm outside Columbus, I am hoping to sell my vast collection of hunt jackets at the Gold Coast to benefit a friend in need. If you are a Marigold size 8, please see me at Gold Coast for a great selection of gently used “lucky” jackets and other show items that have meant a lot to me during my fairytale career with Hope. Though it’s not exactly Princess Di’s dress auction, I hope y’all will take a look! Wishing you and yours a safe holiday season!