Accademia Italiana Style is proud to present a new product, available both for her and for him and available in two colors: moka and orange.

This is the Wind Mantella, a coat designed to be worn even in the most adverse weather conditions, is resistant to rain and protects from the wind, thanks to the special water repellent material.

The cape is also equipped with two pockets, the hood and a zip on the chest, perfect for storing small items. It is also equipped with an elastic waist that allows greater adherence to the body and greater comfort during performance.

Wind, in mocha and orange, is already available in our online shop.


This week, in our section “Curious news from the world”, we want to tell you about a very entertaining documentary that tells about what in Finland has become a real sport: the races with wooden horses.

Yes, it’s said Hobbyhorse Revolution , a docufilm (here the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flTg90kCv_8 ) that presents the world of these races and the fans, but also the difficulties that they face in front of those who teases them, claiming that the sport they love “is the most stupid thing in the world”, which would push many of the 10,000 fans estimated in Finland not to advertise their passion too much.

The feature film tells how girls (this is a purely feminine sport) train for many hours a week, face national competitions where posture, walking is judged and of course the jumps.

As you can see from the images, the athletes use a wooden horse, exactly the ones with which the children play, with the plush head and the body consisting of a wooden handle. / p>

This particular sport has had a certain following in Finland for about a decade, but it has only been international for a few months, after the director Selma Vilhunen has discovered the existence of this sport and decided to dedicate a short film, entitled “ Hobbyhorsing Revolution “, which also has its own Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/hobbyhorserevolution /


Today, in our “Curiosities of the Month” section we will talk about the Spanish Riding School in Vienna , a real equine university.

Founded during the Austrian Empire in 1572, it is the oldest of its kind. The reference to Spain derives from Andalusian stallions, among the founders of the prestigious Lipizzaner breed , the only one that has always been admitted to the school. Lipizzans are animals with an exceptional memory and even if very hot, they are docile and easy to train, ideal for learning how to make even the most acrobatic figures with extreme grace. Once from an ancient imperial breeding in Lipica, near Trieste, today the Lipizzan foals are bred and selected in a stable in Piber, Styria.

Crossing the threshold of the school at about 4 years, young white stallions are instructed according to ancient techniques used to train war horses, handed down orally for over 400 years. To complete the studies and graduate “professor” usually are necessary from 4 to 6 years of training and the horse must overcome all 3 levels of teaching provided: first riding, school campaign and high school.

Among capriole, courbette and levate, these majestic white stallions perform in truly surprising figures under the eyes of the public in the arena of the Winter Riding School in Vienna’s Hofburg.

As in the most prestigious university campuses, each horse of the school receives individual assistance and ad hoc nutrition, as well as a daily wellness program that includes swimming pool, solarium and infrared and ultraviolet light therapy.

In short, even the horses must study!


Designed and patented by Accademia Italiana, since the birth of the brand, the silicone grip has provided the pants with a highly technical touch.
In our collections there are two types of different grips:

Limited Grip used for the Salto Obstacles with siliconised fabric insert placed on the inside of the knees

Power Grip ideal for Dressage, presents the silicone print on the inside of the leg, trousers that give the less expert greater safety in the saddle and to the professionals an excellent stability in the most critical moments on horseback

Our grip is made with the finest silicone blends, to have a greater resistance to the continuous friction with the saddle.
Today our Grip has become an indispensable element for our trousers, requested and appreciated by all our customers, to the point of convincing the group “Il Progetto” to internally prepare the production of the entire printing process, thus ensuring a greater quality control in order to offer a more and more performing product.

Even the Leggings made with the technique of seamless , our novelty of 2018, will have the Grip in silicone, for the time being in the Limited Grip version, with colored silicone in the colors fluorescent for children and tone-on-tone for the woman.

The Limited Grip and Power Grip pants are available in our online shop.


Next week will be Valentine’s Day, the party of lovers, passion and love, in all its forms.
For the occasion, Accademia Italiana offers one of the most iconic trousers, which perfectly match the theme of Valentine’s Day.
The Logo trousers are part of the best seller collection and are equipped with the famous grip of Accademia Italiana that reach up to the knee, to allow a firmer grip when jumping.

The logo trousers are recognizable by the all-over repetition of the Accademia Italiana logo and the double suede line, which traces the entire trousers.

The logo pants are discounted in the online shop section at the following link:


There are many news from Accademia Italiana for the Spring / Summer 2018 collection, officially presented at Fiera Cavalli Verona.

One of the most appreciated is undoubtedly the first collection of denim trousers available for women, men and juniors; made with a fabric in bi-elastic jeans and proposed in three different variants in the women’s collection:

  1. Denim Logo, that is a trouser with a full-size print with logo motifs, typical of the Accademia Italiana. Stone-Washed Wash, combined with cuttings, make this “rock” trouser but at the same time elegant.
  2. Denim Sky is the basic trouser of this collection, made of light denim with embroidered logo on the back pockets.
  3. Denim Black Stone is the dark denim trousers, embellished with black stones applied on the front pockets, for a glamor-rock style.

For man and junior collections, there is a single variant made of Stone Washed in dark tint and cuts with patch.

The Denim Accademia Italiana collection will be available in stores and online from April 2018.


Ogni mese, all’interno di questa rubrica, vi proporremo un libro diverso, un romanzo o un manuale, un volume che racconti il forte legame che si instaura tra cavallo e uomo.
Questo mese abbiamo scelto il romanzo di Sara Albanese.

Il cavallo, si sa, per sua natura non ama ciò che avviene dietro le spalle, preferisce ciò che accade davanti agli occhi e questo, in chiave metaforica, lo rende il miglior amico che si possa avere.

Quello di Sara Albanese più che un romanzo è uno scrigno di emozioni, parole semplici ma di grande impatto, che toccano delicatamente il cuore, così come la sua storia.

In questo libro-diario Sara si apre al pubblico, raccontando con grande emozione la sua storia personale, come in un viaggio, si corre da una tappa all’altra, scivolando tra le pagine.
L’amore per i cavalli e il forte legame che la lega a questo animale, da sempre così presente nella sua vita, fa di questo libro il nostro consiglio del mese.

Info del libro:

ISBN – 9781471659928

PAGINE – 77


Lorenzo Antali is a young Italian rider, born in 1994, competing in jumping contests. In 2015, he and his horse Campej, a bay stallion, have achieved prominent success in regional and national competitions.

Since last year, Accademia Italiana has signed a partnership with Lorenzo, choosing him as one of its testimonials. The young talented rider embodies all of the Italian brand principles: passion, devotion, elegance and attitude. Accademia Italiana strongly believes in and supports all young athletes who are working hard to make their dreams come true.

The last months of the year have been full of strong experiences and emotions for Lorenzo and Campej.

On 23rd October, they took part in a Csi 2 stelle competition in Cattolica and achieved qualification to the Grand Premio delle Regioni under 21 of Fieracavalli in Verona.

On 5th November, they made their debut on the prestigious field of Verona, ending up with a 14th place. Lorenzo admitted he felt great feelings by competing on a stage where, two days after, some of the best names of Jumping made their appearance.

Lorenzo and Campej ended the year with some notable results and making their debut in a national Grand Prix in Gorla Minore.

The New Year began with an exceptional second place in c130 category, once again in Gorla Minore, on 12th February 2016.

Accademia Italiana wishes good luck to Lorenzo Antali and Campej for the new season, in the hope of new success and gratification together!

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Today I am going to tell you a story. A true story which may sound like a movie. Indeed, if it were an American story, it would have probably already been adapted into a movie. But this is not a Hollywood story, our story comes from Germany, where it’s known as “the legend of Stockholm”.

The main characters are West German Olympic rider Hans Günter Winkler and his horse Halla, a national hero, a kind of German Seabiscuit. (do you know Seabiscuit’s story? We talked about it in our article about horses starring in movies).

Why the “legend of Stockholm”? It’s 1956. The Olympic Games will take place for the first time down under, in Melbourne, in the month of December. But not for all the athletes. The equestrian competitions took place months before in Stockholm, because of quarantine laws in Australia not allowing the transport of horses.

Germany was not having a good time then. With the country politically split in two nations, The Germans had not fully recovered from the hardship of post-war era.

Sport helped the country to rebuild a sense of national pride. Two years before, West Germany national football team won for the first time the World cup in Switzerland, beating football power Hungary in the final game, a glorious feat that would be remembered as the “Miracle of Bern”.

Just two years after that exploit, German sport fans could testify another miracle, the “legend of Stockholm”.

Final round of the team jumping. No surprise to see the German riders competing for the gold medal. At the beginning of the competition, though, it seemed that luck was not on their side.

In the first round, Winkler pulled a groin muscle at the penultimate obstacle, after his mare took off early and threw him out of position.

The pain did not allow Winkler even to stand sitting in the saddle. Without him, the German team would have been eliminated and lost an assured medal. But Winkler did not want to give up. After he was given tranquilizers, Winkler could comfortably sit. However, drugs that could reduce the pain also made him quite unconscious, and therefore he was only given black coffee before his final ride to reduce his dizziness.

He totally trusted his horse Halla. And Halla repayed him with an incredible performance.Just a few years before, Halla was considered a “difficult horse” no one could ride because of her bad temper.

There is no other tie stronger than that between a rider and his/her horse.

“She knew that something was wrong” Winkler said after the triumph. That day he could barely steer her through the course. The rest was up to her.
Halla completed a clear course, giving to her rider and the German team individual and team gold.

It was a great triumph for the Germans, perhaps not as much for the Italian team. The silver medal was awarded to the “Azzurri”, led by brothers Piero e Raimondo D’inzeo, together on the podium also individually (behind Winkler and Halla, of course).

The D’inzeo brothers would have had their share of glory four years after, when the Olympics were held in their hometown, Rome.

In 1956, it was Winkler and Halla’s turn to give birth to the “legend of Stockholm”. The rider became one of the most celebrated German athletes of his time. The mare is still one of the most successful horses at the Olympic Games, with a total of three gold medals.

It is all due to the special tie they built together year after year, even when nobody believed anymore in Halla, who was meant to be an “unexpressed talent”.


Italian dressage rider Silvia Rizzo is one of the awarded “Brand Ambassadors” at the Chi è Chi Awards 2015 in Milan.
The prestigious recognition has been awarded at Palazzo Reale in Milan on Tuesday 22nd of September, as an opening event to 2015 Milano Fashion Week. Since 2001, the awards has honoured notable personalities in the Italian business world.
The 2015 edition main theme was “Brand Ambassadors”, namely people who bring Italian fashion in the world within their respective fields: Fashion, Design, Cinema, Music, Food, Sport, Charity and Beauty. And who could be a better testimonial of Made in Italy in Sport than Silvia?

Thanks to her passion and awareness about the latest fashion trends, Silvia has gained a large following in the equestrian world as a stylish icon, making a trademark of her elegant attitude in and off the dressage arenas.

Many people know her as the Italian Fashionist.

The jury of Chi è Chi, some of the best Italian fashion experts and editors, recognized Silvia’s commitment in sponsoring Italian style in the equestrian fashion field. Of course the collaboration between Silvia and Accademia Italiana plays a crucial role. Silvia was for many years a main testimonial and purchaser for our brand.

The awards were presented by ten young Italian entrepreneurs and startuppers, chosen by the Town Council of Milan for their original and innovative ideas. Cristina Tajani, councillor for Work Politics, Economical Development, University and Research was the host of the ceremony.