Tall boots with laces at the ankle, field boots are one of the most popular boots for English riders and are used for showing and schooling. Available in black, the traditional color for showing, and brown, used for schooling and early-season fox hunting. They are particularly popular with hunter/jumper riders, but may also be used by eventers and low-level dressage riders. A few popular brands of field boots are by Mountain Horse, Ariat and TuffRider.
Tall, knee height riding boots, dress boots are the ubiquitous formal riding boot for shows and lessons. Although they were more popular for dressage and eventing riders, due to changing technology and the use of softer leather, they are now starting to make an appearance in the hunter/jumper rings as well. Dressage boots are similar to dress boots, having no laces at the ankle, but a “true” dressage boot features stiffer leather and may also have a back stiffener to accommodate the longer stirrup used for this discipline. A few popular brands of dress boots include Tredstep and TuffRider.
A rugged, waterproof boot, country boots evoke the style of the English countryside and are a popular equestrian lifestyle boot. They are also popular with eventers for walking cross country courses and going through water hazards, earning them the nickname “course walk boots”. They are available in tall knee height, or mid-calf styles and are available in a range of colors. Country boots with canvas fabric insertsoffer a fashionable, retro-inspired look for riders.Ovation and Dublin are a few of our most popular brands.
Most riders start their lessons in the short ankle boots known as paddock boots, and they are popular for schooling when combined with half chaps. They are also used for showing by young children. Paddock boots are available with front laces or zippers, and with a combination. Laces provide more ankle support, while zippered boots are easier to put on and off. A few popular brands include Ariat andTredstep.