WHAT IS A COTERIE?

We could have offered you membership to a “tribe” or a group of “insiders,” but that’s been done and frankly lacks elegance. “Coterie,” on the other hand, is an elegant and little-used word borrowed from the French, and since we equestrians have borrowed so much from the French already, it seemed quite appropriate.

It’s always fun learning new words…

So, if you see beauty and elegance in the curve of a horse’s neck, feel comfort and connection in the (maybe) custom-fit twist of your saddle, and savor both the smell of manure and Moët & Chandon—

YOU BELONG IN OUR COTERIE.

Coterie ˈkōdərē [koh-tuh-ree]

noun

  1. a group of people who associate closely.
  2. an exclusive group.
  3. a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow.

Origin of coterie
1730-40 French, Middle French: an association of tenant farmers

Plus, who doesn’t want to join a community of adorable prairie dogs?