Equestrian Equestrian • Our Story

An interesting combination of passion for business, horses and design came together for founder, Carolyn van Schalkwyk, in Espoir Equestrian. Espoir has been a wonderful success story of a start-up company that never gave up, never lost hope and defeated all the odds. The company has grown from strength to strength. Although we were founded in South Africa, Espoir is now US based in Florida and stock selected dealers across North America.

"Design to me is like a creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by designing it." May this be a true testimony in all I do for the company. • Carolyn van Schalkwyk | Creative Director



Espoir Equestrian | A Story of Hope from Espoir Equestrian on Vimeo.


Espoir, what I hope for...

I am made with hope.

I am woven with passion and styled to perfection.

I am the perfect stitch running through every garment. 

Every application following years of experience.

My core is quality.

I am created with a purpose and come alive when you thrive.

I will lead,

I will inspire,

I will fulfil more than my purpose.


I am Espoir. I am hope. 
Hope changes everything... 
( Espoir : {French} | Hope : {English} )