Evening everyone! What a miserable day it has been down in Sussex! I don't know about where you are, did you have bad weather?
The wind and the rain has been relentless and it is typical; the one day I choose to put Simba's lighter, standard neck rug on thinking that it would continue to be as mild as it has been, we get a real downpour and gale force winds! I had planned to clip him today but this has been postponed until tomorrow - thanks rain!
You might have seen a little teaser post I put on my Instagram story earlier today but here is the full announcement. I am so excited to be announcing our final Golden Ticket giveaway of the year.
This issue we have teamed up with the team at Ariat to offer one lucky person the chance to win 'a selection of Ariat footwear for all-round life in the countryside.'
Ariat is one of the most iconic equestrian brands in the world, in my opinion. Since its inception it has become a household and so to be partnering with Ariat this issue is a hugely exciting opportunity. The team are offering this exclusive prize package this Winter:
A pair of the Grassmere Pro GTX country boots worth £360. Quoted from Ariat's website:
'Made from waterproof full-grain and suede leather with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane construction, these boots are optimised for comfort and designed to meet the challenges of a wide range of outdoor activities and weather conditions, making them the perfect boots for winter riding, walking and exploring. A stirrup friendly Duratread™ outsole with updated traction zones ensures performance in and out the saddle, whilst the elegant plaid lining and side lace fit system finish the ultimate country style look'
Plus a pair of Burford Insulated wellies worth £150.
I own a pair of these fantastic boots and I can honestly say they are amazing. I have worn them around the yard, in the field and on dog walks and they have performed consistently every time. Again quoting Ariat's website: 'The Burford combines the traditional look and use of a welly with a bit of added style and design. Created with waterproof, vulcanised rubber to ensure your feet stay dry, these wellies feature a shock absorbing EVA midsole for added all-day foot comfort'
Finally a pair of Cruiser Castaway boat shoes worth £90.
There is a choice of options on the website, from classic full-grain leather (pictured) which I am lucky enough to own or soft and elegant suede. These are unbelievably comfortable and I literally live in them. They are easy to slip on with a stylish lace up feature on the front whilst also featuring Ariat's signature EVA midsole for shock absorption and comfort along with their Duratread® outsole.
The total prize value of this issue's Golden Ticket giveaway is a whopping £600 which is just incredible and we can't thank Ariat enough for this generous prize. Remember though, the only way to be in with a chance of winning this perfect prize package is to pre-order our Winter issue or subscribe to the magazine.
To pre-order our upcoming Winter issue where you could be the lucky finder of the hidden Golden Ticket, simply click here.
Or similarly, if you'd like to subscribe for the year which automatically enters you into our Golden Ticket giveaway along with those who pre-order, you can click here.
The time in-between our Autumn and Winter issue is much shorter than it would normally be this year, and it has been a real challenge to try and get this issue together in time for our print deadline but we are on track, I had so many blog posts planned for the last few weeks but they have just fallen beneath the wayside because my priority has got to be producing the magazine and fulfilling all of your orders.
This issue is due to be a really really exciting one and I can't wait for you all to see it, if you haven't yet seen what you can expect from our Winter issue, here is a little sneak peak:
- Our Ultimate Christmas Wish List - filled with country and equestrian inspired gifts!
- 20 Things To Do in 2019
- Delicious Sesaonal Recipes
- An Insight Into Riding Side-Saddle
- The Art Of Gunmaking
- Looking After The Working Dog and so much more to look forward to...
All of our resident features will be returning inlcuding our exclusive interview features, featured farm, giveaways and more!
Our Winter issue is due to be released mid November (so there really isn't long to wait!). By pre-ordering you are reserving your copy. Each copy comes individually gift wrapped and includes a personalised note.
If you're stumbling across this blog post and really our brand for the first time and you're not familiar with who we are and what we do; In The Country is the UK's newest country lifestyle magazine, showcasing all things quintessentially country. We are a very small, family run team and are independently owned (by myself). The magazine is produced quarterly (four times a year), featuring exclusive seasonal content.
Until next time...
Lots of love,