Shibumi supports incredible female athletes

piggy french cross country badminton

Here at Shibumi, we are a female-run company and have a team of fantastic girls who are inspiring, powerful, creative, and really a formidable force who drive the company forward with such passion... we are so lucky to have the team that we do! Because of this, we love to support other people who do amazing things, and as part of that we look to offer support to outstanding individuals.

suzanna hext para dressage rider 

We have mentioned before that we are official sponsors of Suzanna Hext, triple European gold medallist para-dressage rider and silver medallist swimmer, but now we want to take the opportunity to really shout about just how amazing she is!

Suzi became disabled in 2012 after a riding accident, she talks openly of her struggles during her recovery and beyond, but never ceases to amaze us with her passion and stamina in both of her sports, dressage riding and swimming. She has won multiple medals, and continues to push herself towards success in both disciplines; and is headed for the 2020 Para Olympics in Japan.

suzanna hext para swimmer medallist 

As part of our sponsorship of Suzi, we provided her with some lovely Shibumi outfits to wear for her ceremonies, speeches and other events. She loves her bits from us, her favourites being the Anya Jacket in Electric Navy and Cashmere Shawl in Rococo Pink, we think both look great with her gorgeous blonde hair!

 suzanna hext blue navy cashmere jacket shibumi wedding guest outfit  suzanna hext pink cashmere silk shawl wedding guest outfit

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You may also have seen the fabulous Piggy French wearing Shibumi on more than one occasion recently… Piggy chose to wear Shibumi for her Horse Inspection at Badminton Horse Trials earlier this year, which we were of course delighted about! Piggy went on to win Badminton; after having ups and downs in her riding career, this was a well-deserved win and we couldn’t be happier for her.


piggy french badminton trot up shibumi jacket 

Piggy looked so stunning in her Long Nehru Jacket in Narnia, that we decided to get in touch with her in the hopes that she might also like to wear Shibumi for Burghley; Piggy loved her last jacket and was delighted that we wanted to give her another one as a sign of our support. She chose the Long European Jacket in Hot Cerise this time, which garnered lots of attention and Piggy said she felt amazing wearing it… she certainly looked fabulous!

piggy french burghley horse trials trot up shibumi jacket

piggy french pink shibumi jacket burghley horse inspection 

We think you’ll agree that this jacket was a real showstopper! Piggy came to find the girls at our stand at the end of the week to say thank you for the jacket, she really enjoyed wearing it and the girls were rather star struck!

piggy french shibumi jackets 

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these amazing ladies and their contribution to their individual sports. We love that we are able to support these two fantastic women, and that we can bring a little colour and beauty in to a life of horse muck and dirty jodhpurs!
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Although this may seem like a small thing to some; we know the impact wearing something you feel really good in can have on your emotional wellbeing…to us, it’s important that women feel empowered, and powerful in their lives, and we think a good starting point is to dress so that you feel amazing.


If you know of any women or men who would benefit from our sponsorship please do get in touch! We would love to hear from you.
Lots of love