Eskadron is one of the most popular brands on the market of equestrian accessories. This brand's products are of exceptional quality and used materials and their design always fits current trends of the equestrian fashion, or corresponds to the needs of particular riders and matches their taste. In Eskadron / Pikeur offer you can find products that combine the worlds of professional and recreational riders. Riders from all over the world value their products for their practicality, elegance, quality, innovativeness, and availability. It's a brand that every rider has come across at least once in their lives, but few people know their history and how big this brand really is, what are their values and what exactly their offer consists of.
Currently, the owner of Eskadron is Bugatti Fashion, which is a part of Bugatti Holding Brinkmann GmbH & CO KG. Bugatti's history began in 1947. After WW2 ended, heavily injured Friedrich Wilhelm Brinkmann (born June 8, 1920) came back home, where he wanted to launch a production of tailored men's and women's clothing. This idea gave birth to Brinkmann Group. First serial collection of men's and women's clothing was presented on January 1st, 1947. Its production took place in Löhne near Herford in Germany. Not a whole year later, the
Bugatti's headquarters in Herford, Germany. Photo source: bugatti-fashion.com
At first, Eskadron was producing equestrian equipment only, such as saddle cloths, rugs, halters, boots, etc. and Pikeur was focusing on rider's products. Nowadays, this division is not so clear due to Eksadron's new collections that also consist of equestrian clothing. However, Pikeur's profile hasn't changed and in its offer, we will still find only equestrian clothing, such as breeches, jackets, shirts, etc. Both Pikeur and Eskadron offer seasonal collections (e.g. Classic Sports, New Generation) that are launched twice a year, once for fall-winter and once for spring-summer; special collections (e.g. Platinum Pure, Heritage, New Generation) that are launched once a year; and classic collection that consist of positions available all year long, but subject to certain changes, which are not cyclical and not so significant as in seasonal collections also known as limited collections. Each of these collections is designed for another group of riders and differ from the others with patterns and colors, as well as applied materials. It's important that from one collection, the rider would be able to compose a set of products that would serve his/her needs but also match in color and pattern. Products from one collection that fit into the same subtype (e.g. Glossy - that are made of shiny materials) allow you to put together a set of equipment that matches in color and style. For example, a saddle pad made of green Glossy material will match Glossy halter from the same collection.
Cyclical collections have transformed over the years. Their names, sometimes even their character have changed. Currently, there are seven collections available in Eskadron's offer and three main collections in Pikeur's offer. However, as we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the brand places importance on innovativeness and they carefully listen to the riders' needs, trying to always design their offer in such a way that it would match the market's demands, which is why the collections can change any minute. Despite this, every group of riders can expect that they will get products meeting their needs and expectations. For years, Eskadron has repeatedly proven that all changes they implement can only adjust their collections. That sure won't change in the near future and you can expect that this producer will always have something interesting to say and show every year.
Classic Sports - It's a seasonal collection that comes out twice a year (for fall-winter and spring-summer period). It consists of full equestrian equipment for the horse (e.g. saddle cloths, halters, bandages, rugs, fly hats, etc.) kept in neutral but varied colors matching the season. All products in this collection are of simple and classic patterns, also matching the name Classic Sports. We can easily use the phrase "sport elegance" to describe it. It's a proposition for riders looking for
Platinum Pure - it's somewhat an extension of the Platinum collection as its coloristic negative. Here, colors are limited to grays and whites. That makes it a perfect collection for dressage riders and those looking for neutral and "clean" solutions that won't distract from riding. Seams and patterns are in line with what we can see in the basic Platinum collection.
1. Platinum Pure fleece bandages 2. Glossy Big Square Platinum Pure saddle cloth 3. Glossy Platinum Pure headcollar 4. Mesh Glitter Fauxfur Platinum Pure tendon boots
Young Star - Young Star collection is dedicated to the youngest riders. It's an extension of previous NICI collection. This line is characterized by vivid colors and interesting patterns that would fit the tastes of the younger and the little older ones. A new addition to this collection in regard to NICI is that it has products that are close to equestrianism, such as dog rugs, leashes, bags with straps, scarfs, etc. This collection comes out once a year.
1. Artwork Young Star
Classic offer - contains items that are always in production, which are not subject to regular seasonal changes. Here I find products such as saddle cloths, boots, rugs, halters, but also things useful in my stable, care products, even snacks. Classic offer is subject to some updates, some products are being recalled and replaced with new ones. However, there is no regular launch cycle.
1. Silver Cord cotton saddle pad 2. Pro Comfort 360G stable rug 3. Pro Cool protector cooling
Seasonal collection - launched twice a year (for fall-winter and spring-summer season). In this offer you will find everything from typical sportswear, to show clothing, to junior clothes (Young Star), but also subcollection Prime that is simple and elegant, something between sport and show clothing.
1. Women's T-Shirt Wanda 2. Cotton cup Lurex unisex 3. Women's show jacket Paulin 4. Socks with sequin Pikeur logo
New Generation - it's mostly an equivalent of Eskadron's Equestrian Fanatics with more focus on the sport part of horse riding. Here, you will find both casual clothes in rather neutral colors and patterns than Equestrian Fanatics. This offer also has breeches and products for shows such as show shirts and jackets.
1. Hayet NG women's hoodie 2. Women's T-Shirt Hope NG 3. Women's functional polo shirt Henna NG 4. Women's sweat jacket Hollie
Classic Collection - it is a constant offer from Pikeur that consists of products kept in classic cuts. You will find in this offer pieces of clothing for everyday riding (training) and very elegant pieces for shows and competitions.
1. Women's breeches Latina Grip 2. Women's pull-on breeches Gia Grip Athleisure 3.
Eskadron and Pikeur are brands that you cannot overlook. Their rich history and experience help them create extraordinary products that are used by riders all around the world. You will see their products during everyday training on the paddocks, but also see them on Olympic Champions. Due to their vast offer, you can be sure you will find something suitable for you and your horse.