Hampton and Harlow Equestrian is the labour of love brought about by Karen Bazzan; a mother, wife, business owner and equine enthusiast.
While based in Australia, Hampton and Harlow Equestrian have stockists throughout Australia and Internationally. The brand was initially based upon making kids jodphurs and breeches from a quality, durable product which was easy to wash (lets face it, kids get dirty!), yet had the tailoring and detail of an adult range.
Having 4 children herself Karen understood the need to get the composition of the fabric right. This meant ensuring it was comfortable for children to wear for a full day of riding, and durable enough to withstand her boys bashings. We all know that boys will be boys and that includes everything from sliding on their knees down hills after a big day at pony club into the dam, to spilling tomato sauce with pride on their white pants.
To meet the needs we created a product with stain resistant qualities and tough double stitching made from a very durable fabric. Plus kids grow quickly and understanding the cost involved in having children in riding gear, it was important to Karen that these stylish and durable items were also cost effective for families.
Our first collection featured white show jodphurs and polocrosse jeans and was a sell out line in the first 4 weeks of arrival! The brand grew and so did the collection, with ranges now available to suit the entire family.
Products in the range now are produced in different parts of the world, based on the strengths each different country has in producing different quality products according to the need and design.
Hampton and Harlow Equestrian currently produce products in India, Germany, Italy, China and Hong Kong and are working with other countries to encompass different collections which will suit different climate requirements as well.
Image: Photography By Bambi