Glaze & Gordon is a British born equestrian and country collection that offers something a little bit different.
We carefully source well-designed, stylish products from trusted artisans and boutique brands across Great Britain, Europe and the Americas. Some of which are relatively unknown, or, hard to find in the UK.
Our aim with Glaze & Gordon, is to provide high quality, smart items at a fair price packaged up with top-notch service – sounds simple but, in our experience, hard to find.
Glaze & Gordon was born as my sister, Kate, and I struggled to find good quality tack for our horses, Zag and Gordon, and stylish, hard-wearing country and equestrian wear for ourselves. We love traditional, classic styling - items that last years in their look and feel.
We tried buying at horse shows and country events and saved money to spend on essential items but we just couldn't seem to find anything to fit our criteria and found most stands were selling the same things.
We also looked online, and again discovered a lack of choice but this time often coupled with poor customer service, meagre packaging and high postage costs.
The rest, so they say, is history.
Looking further afield
I moved to New York with my husband, Mr Gordon, in 2011 and found that the range and quality of products across the pond to be unbelievable and their technology of fabrics and design top-notch.
I got to work exploring tack-shops and trade shows around the Americas and Europe and began to curate our opening collection. The idea started with equestrian items but quickly grew into hound, human and home as I discovered more and more fantastic makers and brands.
From the huge realm of resources in the U.S. and South America we have created a line of bespoke products specifically for us, as well as bringing the hard-to-find U.S. brands to a forefront in the U.K. We are also dedicated to promoting brands from our home turf and have found some wonderful boutique brands in the U.K. and Europe to showcase, creating an irresistible amalgamation of equestrian and country items.
What we can’t find we have made using first-class artisans and our “Glaze & Gordon” branded items are just the right balance of style with a good quality finish.
Countryside Through And Through
Our family is countryside obsessed, it is in our veins.
Much of our childhood was spent outdoors on the family farm in Shropshire, helping feed the lambs or going beating for the shoot. And of course, horses were at the heart of this - Kate and I started with two naughty Shetlands, Magic and Foxy, and then progressed to Ben the grey Cob, Beauty the black pony and Jay the unbroken Arab (oh the stories....!).
Mum had her own horses back in the day and Dad helped his Grandad with the work horses on his farm and still comes out hacking with us now.
Today, we both have a keen interest in drag hunting and are lucky enough to have three superb horses, Zag, Gordon and Bertie.
Through the course of life, I have moved away to London, New York and Edinburgh but the Shropshire countryside and horses always draws me back. I am lucky to have had the best of both worlds.
Your Passion is our Passion
The experiences I have had in the city and country, in the UK and overseas, has enabled me to create a business that is based around my life-consuming hobby and passion for the countryside. I truly believe in the products and love finding hidden gems that I know you will love too.
I understand the emotion and time that goes into your country passion - be it horses, hunting, shooting, the list goes on - and am determined to create a feeling of excitement when a parcel drops onto your doorstep with not one ounce of disappointment when you open it.
Thank you for being part of our story,
Becs and the Glaze & Gordon family team.
Glaze & Gordon is available online and at select events around the country.