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5 Questions For Cathrine's Sponsor: Helgstrand Denmark

We’re REALLY looking forward to Dufour Club Night tonight at Harridslev Riding Club and we hope that you’re looking forward to it just as much as we are! We’re also really happy that Cathrine’s amazing sponsor Helgstrand Denmark will be having a pop-up shop at the event tonight, so we’ve asked Marianne Helgstrand some questions so you can get to know her a bit better!

Helgstrand Cathrine Dufour

Marianne is an avid dressage rider and jewelry designer, who started Helgstrand Denmark in December 2015. For the last few years she has been part of Cathrine's amazing sponsor team :)

  1. How did you get into the “horse-world”?

At 10 I started at the local riding club with a friend, and got my own horse (a trotter) about a year later.

Helgstrand Sitana

  1. What’s the best thing about running Helgstrand Denmark?

There are so many great things about Helgstrand Denmark:

  • It’s 100% my project
  • I love getting inspiration for new jewelry and designing them
  • It’s so cool when a drawing becomes reality, and you stand with the finished piece of jewelry that you’ve designed yourself.
  • When I see people wearing my jewelry
  • All the nice people who tell me they like my designs – it was a bit intimidating at first when I launched the jewelry because I didn’t know if there was anyone who would like them.
  1. Which accomplishment are you most proud of?

Generally just when I do well in the high level competitions, where the really good equestrians also ride. And I’m also really proud that it’s going so well with the Helgstrand Denmark jewelry after such a short amount of time.

Marianne Helgstrand

  1. Where do you get your inspiration from?

I mainly get that from the horse world. I try to always have a red thread in my collections. There’s a story behind each collection, and I try to bring in the horse world without it becoming too “horsey” so that “normal” people don’t want to wear them.

  1. What are you looking forward to the most this year?

For sure Equitour and the Danish Championship!

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Vi glæder os SÅ meget til Dufour Club Night I aften hos Harridslev rideklub, og vi håber at du glæder dig mindst lige så meget! Til arrangementet har Cathrines fantastiske sponsor Helgstrand Denmark en stand, og i den anledning har vi spurgt Marianne Helgstrand nogle spørgsmål – så I også kan lære hende bedre at kende!

Marianne er en passioneret dressurrytter og smykkedesigner, som startede Helgstrand Denmark i december 2015. Hun har de seneste par år været en del af Cathrines fantastiske sponsorteam :)

1. Hvordan kom du ind i hesteverdenen?

Jeg startede på den lokale rideskole med en veninde som 10-årig og fik min egen hest (som var en travhest) et lille års tid senere. 

2. Hvad er det bedste ved at drive Helgstrand Denmark?

Der er mange gode ting ved Helgstrand Denmark:

  • Det er 100% mit projekt.
  • Jeg elsker at samle inspiration til nye smykker og tegne dem.
  • Det er så fedt når en tegning bliver til virkelighed og man står med det færdige smykke i hånden og man selv har designet det.
  • Når jeg ser folk med mine smykker på.
  • Alle dem der er så søde til at sige at de kan lide mit design, da det faktisk var lidt grænseoverskridende da jeg lancerede smykkerne og ikke vidste om der overhovedet var nogle som kunne lide dem. 
3. Hvad er du mest stolt af?

Jeg er stolt af når det går godt i de høje klasser hvor de rigtig gode også starter. Og så er jeg også rigtig stolt af at det faktisk er gået så godt på kort tid med Helgstrand Denmark smykkerne. 

4. Hvor henter du din inspiration fra?

Den henter jeg specielt fra rideverdenen. Jeg prøver altid at have en rød tråd i mine kollektioner. Der er en historie bag hver serie, og så prøver jeg på at lave det sådan at inspirationen er fra hesteverdenen men det må ikke blive så “hestet” at “almindelige” mennesker ikke vil gå med dem pga af det.

5. Hvad glæder du dig mest til i år?

Helt klart Equitour og DM!


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