About Tucker Tweed
About Jill Tweedy
Jill Tweedy and Tucker
The passion and adoration for horses does not begin and end at the barn. It is something that becomes a part of your life, wherever you are. People who own, ride, or love horses often explain that it is simply an element of their DNA. My goal in creating Tucker Tweed Equestrian was to create handbags and accessories that demonstrate that love or enthusiasm for a specific form of riding, the adoration for what we do with the horses we ride.
I have often been asked what the inspiration was behind the creation of Tucker Tweed Equestrian. The “aha” moment occurred when I was invited to a “Women of Faith” conference. I longed for luggage to carry to that event that was “horsey” and spoke of my passion. I could not find exactly what I was looking for, pieces that were specifically dedicated to jumping (my discipline at that time), so I decided to design what I envisioned. I grew up around horses, starting in the saddle at the age of 4. Years of lessons led to showing hunters by age 13 with my first horse, Fairfax County. I enjoyed a few seasons with the Sedgefield Hunt, followed by exercising stallions and others as a young adult. 12 years ago, I purchased Tucker, an eventer with a HUGE personality. We enjoyed dressage once his big jumping days were behind him and he is now retired. Carrying something that demonstrated this love for him and all other areas of riding was my goal. Tucker + my last name = Tucker Tweed.
Years of development ensued, which included working with artists to design my artwork and logos, finding a manufacturer who understood the quality that I required, as well as interviewing riders, tack store owners and trainers. Ultimately, I settled on crafting handbags and other accessories, as this allowed me to create many styles and options. Our first handbag, the luxurious, premium leather Lexington, debuted in December of 2011.
Today, I am thrilled to offer beautiful fine leather pieces to horse enthusiasts across the US, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Norway, New Zealand and the UK. We carry many choices in colors and styles, but most importantly, we present options for riders of several disciplines – hunter and jumpers, dressage, polo, those who enjoy the thrill of foxhunting, and also a signature logo that crosses all disciplines. We continue to add more pieces to our collection, with input from riders, horse owners, families of the horse obsessed, and from women who simply appreciate stylish and luxurious handbags. Send us an email…we love to hear your ideas! ~ Jill Tweedy
About Kelly Propst Doherty
In early November 2012, Kelly Propst Doherty joined Tucker Tweed Equestrian as Creative Director. Kelly has a vast experience in the fashion industry, working for 17 years in the U.S. and Europe. Her work experience includes commercials and print work including national ads. She has worked runway for many designers including Caroline Herrera, Calvin Klein, Isaac Mizrahi and she was an in-house model for Salvatore Ferragamo Design in Florence, Italy.