The cerulean sea of Byblos. Incense drenched souks in Beirut. The colorful chaos of a Hong Kong fabric market . A steaming cappuccino in Florence. Historical Fashion Houses in Paris. These experiences have all inspired Noel Asmar, but the story really begins with her childhood in British Columbia. Driving through the countryside, Noel would blow kisses to every single horse they passed by. She grew up loving horses. The big, beautiful creatures, with their gentle, intuitive souls. She has always felt most at peace and connected to herself, in the saddle. In later years, bitten by the travel bug, her journeys would take her to over 35 countries. Those experiences with diverse cultures and people proved endlessly inspiring. Noel’s common-sense approach to solving problems, combined with her love for empowering others through fashion, led to the founding of Spa Uniforms, Inc. and later Noel Asmar Group, Inc. and Noel Asmar Equestrian.
Noel launched Asmar Equestrian after she saw a gap in the equestrian marketplace. There were plenty of satisfactory brands, but none that offered an elevated look coupled with practical functionality, at an accessible price point. Unable to find functional riding apparel that reflected her own style, Noel was inspired to spend time designing a few key pieces for herself to wear riding. Living in the unpredictable climate of Vancouver, her most immediate need was a jacket that allowed her to be out with the horses, rain or shine. And so, the infamous All Weather Rider was born. A smart, chic outwear piece with a flattering silhouette that works in and out of the saddle, and a water and wind resistant fabric to keep you warm and dry.
Noel officially launched Asmar Equestrian in 2011. Riders and equestrian retailers immediately fell in love with the high quality, modern sensibility, and the line soon grew to include technical tops, show apparel, breeches and Italian leather accessories. Today we’ve grown into a global equestrian brand aimed at empowering riders to feel confident and prepared through our clothing and accessories. Our innovative approach, commitment to quality and ultimately an undying passion for the horse, shapes all that is Asmar Equestrian.