About us


Welcome to Dressage by Design at Marlton
Originally established in 2013 by Collette Ward, a dressage rider with an inimitable flair for style and fashion, Dressage by Design is renowned among Ireland's equestrian community as an iconic company, focused on style and quality for the discerning riders. Individual advice and styling, as the name suggests, has been the hallmark of Dressage by Design.
In March 2018 Dressage by Design was taken over by Josephine and Barbara Delahoyde and moved to one of Ireland's premier equestrian venues, Marlton Stud on the outskirts of Wicklow Town. 
While the company is primarily internet based, a state of the art showroom is open in Marlton on weekdays and on weekend show days. Customers can browse through our range of goods at their leisure; friendly advice is always on hand along with a hot cup of coffee and some tasty home baking! Drop in and see the latest from Pikeur, Equetech, HKM, SD Design, KEP, Equissential, Charles Owen, Lemieux, De Niro, La Valencio, Covalliero, Montar, Derriere... the list goes on!
Dressage by Design is also Ireland's only stockist of the stunning MS Cadence and Opti Jump saddles. Designed and developed by Alan Ward from Saoirse Saddlery and aided by Josephine Delahoyde Dressage, these saddles are quality at an affordable price. Colour trim and Swarovski bling are optional extras and the interchangeable gullet system ensures that one saddle wil fit a wide variety of horses and ponies. Fully trained Josephine can fit a demo saddle to your horse, for you to try, book an appointment and see for yourself why we're all so excited!
Dressage by Design will be expanding into clothing for both adult and IPS showing riders. We have fabulous tweed jackets, leather gloves and velvet riding helmets that meet current safety standards. For the fashion conscious we also stock a wide variety of ties, stocks, stock pins and scrunchies to match any outfit.
Marlton Stud is also the home of Marlton Kids Club and Dressage by Design will be stocking a range of children's riding and casual wear. Well aware of how quickly children outgrow their clothes we pride ourselves in offering quality apparel at reasonable prices.
Dressage by Design also carries a wide range of safety products. Josephine and Barbara are BETA certified helmet and body protector fitters, customers can book an appointment for measuring and fitting at any time.