Blackfort Equestrian launched in 2019 and named aptly after Blackfort Boss, the business owner's Irish Sports Horse (Marley). The idea behind the business was to create a fashionable, comfortable equestrian clothing line with a flattering fit. Designed to fit all shapes and sizes whilst still feeling comfortable when both riding or completing tasks on the yard.
We all live busy lives and sometimes we don't have the time to change from our riding wear to hit the shops or even stopping for tea, but why would you want to when wearing Blackfort Equestrians creations!
We wanted to create a clothing line for the real rider, with a comfortable true to size fit, without sacrificing style! Our tag line "Feminine Style meets Function"
About the Owner / Designer - Molly Kaye
Molly, the owner and founder of Blackfort defines herself as a "real rider not a world-beater" and "rosettes are just an added bonus, taking part is what matters!"
Molly, was born and raised in Yorkshire by a family with a keen interest in horses. From a young age Molly had ponies and dreamed of running her own business. Following completion of a business degree at Huddersfield University, Molly had other focuses including buying her first home, looking to gain life experience and complete further study. Molly completed an MSc in Quantity Surveying in 2016 and started a career in the construction industry.
After a few years working in a stressful corporate environment, Molly decided to step away from this lifestyle and finally fulfil her own dream, so Blackfort Equestrian was born.
The Story Behind our Logo.
Blackfort Equestrian is named after Marley our business owners pride and joy. The brand uses his official name Blackfort Boss and creates subtle details within the logo reinforcing this.
The main emblem is designed as a fort or castle creating the strong brand image. The flag detailing creates a link to his enjoyment for eventing and cross country. And the final touch, the horses mane etched into the bottom of the fort parapets. To some it may just be a logo, but do take a closer look!