Spotlight on Winning Couture


Owner: Debbie Hodde, Brenham, Texas

Established: 2011

About: Winning Couture specializes in one-of-a-kind garments for the

show pen and the street. Known for trendsetting hunt coats, beautifully

customized dress shirts and hunt shirts.

HUSThe Process: Whether matching a saddle pad (hat or

chaps) or piecing together ideas of their dream hunt

coat, it is all about the customer and their style. Vintage

and modern tie silks used as accents for shirts

(vest and coats). These are matched to high end cottons

for the body of a shirt or lightweight wool for a

suit or vest. Measurements are taken to get the perfect

sizing. Custom garments typically take between

six and eight weeks to construct and be delivered to

us for a first inspection. Garments are then shipped

to the customer and alterations made if needed.

The Customers: Typically someone looking for something truly oneof-

a-kind, to set them apart in the pen.

The Trends: English riders are stepping out more than previous

years. They are using contrasting (or matching) velvets, piping and

buttons to give them a totally different look than anyone else. We

are seeing a lot of plaids, windowpanes and bolder stripes. Then, our

customers usually pull a fun silk to tie together their shirt and coat.

Western customers are really getting into having a perfectly matched

WPensemble. We get a lot of swatches from chaps, saddle

pads or hats to give them a dress shirt that will

be absolutely stunning both close up and from across

the arena. Our custom tailored fit, hidden zipper and

tall collars have proved to be a “go-to” for Horsemanship,

for the people looking to get away from

“all the bling.” We have been doing more and more

suits for the Showmanship exhibitors as well. They

are able to have something that looks professional,

sleek and still have that custom touch. We have

even branched into dressing many halter exhibitors

and judges. Our “Judges Vest” has become a hit for

people who want to look very put together without

having to wear a blazer.

The Schedule: Winning Couture will be at the Redbud, AQHA Youth

World Championship Show, NSBA World Show and Quarter Horse


Contact Information: Winning Couture has very active Facebook

and Instagram pages (both under Winning Couture), where sale

items, upcoming inventory and customer items are listed. Visit the

Winning Couture website at

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