While riding tights aren’t a new trend, they are becoming even more popular as the athleisure style gains momentum in street-wear. Why are they so popular? Comfort! Just like the tights or yoga pants that one wears every day, riding tights are designed around comfort. They generally have a soft, stretchy fabric with a comfortable pull on style waistband. For hot weather tights are available in lightweight fabrics, such as Ice Fil, while for cooler weather they are available in insulating Wind Pro fabrics. Discover sporty styles in fun colors from brands like Irideon or Kerrits, or find styles that you can even wear in the show ring from FITS.
Eye-Catching Tall Boots
Dare to be just a little bit different! Tall boots with an edge of style are in, from show-ready boots with just a hint of flair, retro-esque brown field boots to bold and sporty styles from Ariat for schooling. For a more casual, crossover style that can go from the barn to striding around town, fabric and canvas accents in various styles and colors are becoming very popular, and are very practical when combined with a waterproof lining.
Ergonomic Tack & Equipment
Tack and equipment designed to match the shape and structure of the horse’s body helps them to be more comfortable, move better and be happier under saddle. As research continues, analysis of the horse’s skeletal and musculature structure allows for a better understanding of how the horse moves and allows the creation of tack that does not interfere in the horse’s movement, or bits that sit more comfortably in the horse’s mouth. Some of the most popular ergonomic styles include Neue Schule Bits, Matrix Saddle Pads and PDS Dressage Girths.
A Touch of Bling
A subtle touch of sparkle is just right for showing or schooling in the dressage, eventing or jumper rings. While for schooling, the rider can choose to add as much bling as they can fit, but for the show ring, a more subtle look with just a flash of fun crystal makes an eye-catching, yet elegant look. Create the perfect show-ring or schooling-ready look for your horse with bling browbands, ear nets, or saddle pads. For the rider, find the perfect sparkle with an accented show coat, belts, whips and spurs.