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Pinnell DOESN’T BOAST, and he’s not overstating his significance when he says that “literally thousands of PEOPLE DEPEND ON what we make to better their performance.” a store at every venue. There are people he’s seen on the equestrian circuit for nearly 40 years. Pinnell doesn’t boast, and he’s not overstating his significance when he says that “literally thousands of people depend on what we make to better their performance.” And each customer receives the same care and attention as a celebrity. One of the first pairs of half-chaps he made was for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. For her he made “everything from riding boots to belts and bags.” Pinnell adds, “She was so lovely to work with, and always gracious. She’d just pop in unannounced and without pretense. Just a lovely person.” “I also filled an order for President Reagan for riding breeches in the ‘80s and was so honored to see him wearing them while riding with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in England.” Pinnell has made chaps for Calvin Klein, and actors Robert Duvall and Kate Capshaw. The list goes on, including royalty like Prince Philip, and

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well known athletes, such as Beezie Madden, Eric Lamaze and McLain Ward. People also depend on Pinnell for less outdoorsy items, such as handbags—each is named for the individual who ordered it or the place where they were designed. Pinnell also makes belts with buckles done in-house, wallets, custom watchbands and, truly, the most special dog collars you’ve ever seen. His beautiful leather cuffs have been admired and purchased by celebrities like Martha Stewart, who stopped by Pinnell’s booth at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in 2013, purchased some cuffs and took Pinnell’s photo. Two hours later, her office called him while he was still at the horse show and congratulated him on winning her prestigious “American Made” award. Pinnell travelled to Manhattan to meet with the Martha Stewart team and accept the award. Originally from Virginia’s Tidewater area, in school

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Wine & Country Living Fall 2016  

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Fall 2016

Wine & Country Living Fall 2016  

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Fall 2016