WEG Remix: A Pink Coat Among Pinque Coats

Sanna Siltakorpi and Lucky Accord at WEG 2014. Photo by Leslie Wylie. Sanna Siltakorpi and Lucky Accord at WEG 2014. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

World championship competition is not generally the time when riders let their fashion freak flag fly. But that didn’t stop Finnish eventer Sanna Siltakorpi from donning a hot-pink coat, blinged out helmet and purple stirrups in the show jumping phase at WEG.

The 27-year-old and her Swedish Warmblood gelding, Lucky Accord, pulled one rail to finish in 27th place individually. I stalked her a little bit online and it appears that pink is a recurring theme in the girl’s life — her cross-country helmet cover has big pink stars and a pink pompom, and a photo on the homepage of her website shows her rocking some fuchsia breeches. I guess since Finland did not field a team, she was like, “What the heck, I’m gonna do me.”

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Photo by Leslie Wylie.

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Photo by Leslie Wylie.

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Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Equestrian fashion is slowly liberating itself from the conservative, George Morris-approved dress code of yesteryear. Europe is leading the charge but hints of “self-expression” are starting to show up here in the States as well. Love Sanna’s look? Here are a few items inspired by her look:

Top row: Animo Leon Jacket, $642 from Animo; Alexis Riding Top by SmartPak, $79.95 from SmartPak; Lorenzini Original Aluminum/Titanium Stirrups in Purple, $265.95 from SmartPak. Bottom Row: Sox Trot Socks in Rae, $8.95 from SmartPak; Tredstep Symphony No. 1 Argenta Full Seat Breech, $229.95 from SmartPak; Custom Samshield Helmet in Pink Flower Swarovski, $1,418 from Samshield.

befunky_artwork.jpgOr, if you really want to take it to the next level…

befunky_artwork.jpgGo Sanna. Go Eventing.

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