Small Business Spotlight (and giveaway!): One Horse Design

Welcome to my new series – Small Business Spotlight! My plan is to make this a weekly edition for the next 6 to 8 weeks, featuring my favorite equine-related small businesses. There aren’t many things in this world that I love more than cool horsey STUFF, and I especially love it if I can use my obsession to support a small business.

For my first ever edition of this series I’m featuring a very cool company based out of South Carolina – One Horse Design. If you haven’t seen their stuff yet, get thee to their website (onehorsethreads.com)! They have also graciously offered to give one lucky reader the shirt of their choice! Keep reading for info on how to enter, but first let me tell you a bit about them so that you know just how much you want to win this giveaway.

One Horse has lots of fashionable horsey related tees and tanks, ranging in style from a vintage collection to a neon collection, and all for super affordable prices. I have both a tank and a tee, and I can say without a doubt that their clothes are comfortable and practical enough to wear to the barn but also fashionable and pretty enough to wear “in real life”. The tee is cut to be flattering to the figure without being too clingy, while the tank is made to be very flowy with an awesome soft lightweight fabric that makes it perfect for hot summer days.

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As a 30 year old woman, I really appreciate that their designs aren’t too “cutesy”. These tops are a fun way to display your pony pride without looking like a little kid. They’re grown up but still fashionable and fun, which is a hard balance to strike but OHD has done it. They also have a wide range of color options, anything from very subdued charcoal gray to very HELLO neon pink. There’s something in their store to suit every style. And as someone who is perpetually on a bit of a budget, I especially appreciate that the prices are very reasonable.

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If you’re like me, you also enjoy knowing where your money is going. Ever wondered who runs a company, what their background is, etc? I was able to get these questions answered by Jennifer, the owner of OHD.

1) When did you start this business?
I started the business in the fall of 2013, but we didn’t officially launch until Rolex 2014. We were at the trade fair this year.
2) How many employees are there in your company?
It is just me. I do all the design work, but I contract a professional screen printer who handprints the designs onto the apparel.
3) Where did the idea for the business come from?
I was a professional rider for a long time so I was very familiar with the culture and lifestyle. I wanted to make a line of apparel that was fun enough to wear outside the barn.
4) What is your background in horses and fashion?
I am still a professional rider and train out of Longfield Stables in Bluffton SC. I worked as professional eventing rider as well as an assistant hunter trainer in Gladstone, NJ. Here is a link to my business www.jennifermorse.com. I attended the Parsons School of Design in NYC to get a second degree in graphic design.
5) Any interesting notes about yourself, your business or your products that you would like for people to know?
I developed a lot of the ideas for this business while I was rehabbing from breaking my leg in a riding accident.
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Now for the fun part: how to win! Comment on this blog post and tell me what your favorite shirt is on their website at onehorsethreads.com. You can also earn another entry by following One Horse Design on Instagram at onehorsedesign. Earn yet another entry by signing up for their newsletter – simply go to the home page of their website and click the little envelope in the upper left corner. That’s up to THREE chances to win. Get to it, and good luck!

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17 thoughts on “Small Business Spotlight (and giveaway!): One Horse Design

  1. Oh my, these are so cute. I hadn’t looked much past their instagram. My favorites are the “A Little Horse Play” and the bits “Under Control”. I think if I don’t win I’m going to have to get one of these!

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  2. Living in the city of Brotherly Love, aka Philadelphia, the LOVE statue is an iconic spot in Philly. The One Horse Threads “Love Horse” racerback tank is my favorite – it’s a nod to my love for horses, my volunteer work at horse farm for retired equines and it is still city chic enough to wear out with cute shorts and sandals for a hot summer happy hour. It’s perfect!

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