Having the right clothing makes being out in all weathers that little bit more bearable. Thanks to the use of modern materials the choice of practical clothing is huge, but if you buy a few key items, you’ll stay warm and dry.
Layering is the best way to cope with changeable weather — starting with a base layer and adding a sweatshirt or gilet if you feel chilly. For wet and colder days add a waterproof jacket, not forgetting a good pair of waterproof over-trousers or breeches to keep your legs protected.
Here’s a selection of clothing to help you layer up, or down, depending on the weather.
Elite Venture Long Coat
Colours: Graphite, navy
A long and versatile coat with a satin silver quilted lining. Perfect for training, as well as dog walking and all equestrian activities. A two-layer storm flap conceals the zip. Other features include a back gusset with opening, allowing you to sit comfortably in a saddle, plus double front pockets, reflective panels, Velcro leg straps and inner storm cuffs to keep the elements out.
Coldstream Stichill Quilted Coat
The perfect lighter layer for riding, yard or casual wear, this coat can do it all. Meticulously designed for a stunning and sporty look, the thinner chevron quilting gives a streamlined and flattering silhouette.
Dublin Gemma Puffer Jacket
Colours: Ink navy, artic blue
This casual or riding winter-weight puffer jacket will keep you cosy and warm. It’s thermal, windproof and showerproof, with a centre front two-way zip, zip pockets to keep your valuables secure and a detachable zip hood. The flat knit-rib double-layer inside collar and inner cuffs will keep the cold out. This jacket has side seams constructed with a curved split on the side hem to allow for extra movement for comfort, plus an elasticised cinched waist for a flattering shape.
Dublin Kylee Long Sleeve Shirt II
Colours: Artic blue, deep crimson red, navy, black
A breathable long-sleeved top made from bi-stretch jersey fabric with sun protection factor 50+ and a peached outer. It features Comfort Dry Technology that provides moisture control for all-day comfort. There are also mesh side panels, under sleeves and back yoke. The peached outer works to shed dirt, hay and horse hair, and the semi-fitted style offers a comfortable fit.
Equetech H20 Winter Grip Breeches
These technical pull-on softshell breeches have a waterproof membrane and fleece lining to keep you warm and dry. They have a full grip seat with a generous high-rise waistband for comfort in and out of the saddle. Other features include two thigh pockets (large enough for a smartphone), stretch-hem panel and an extra-wide comfort waistband with belt loops.
Mochara Half-Zip Sweatshirt
Colours: Baby blue, lilac, white, jet black, charcoal grey, heather grey, baby pink, plum, navy
A classic and practical half-zip sweatshirt, made from a cotton fabric with soft fleece lining that looks great and is comfortable and warm. Mochara can embroider your name on the back of the sweatshirt for that personalised touch.
Equetech Storm Waterproof Gloves
RRP from £22.50
A waterproof winter glove, which is thin enough to ensure a good contact when riding yet incorporates all the latest weatherproof features. This multi-layer glove has a waterproof and windproof outer shell, a mid-layer waterproof membrane, cosy inner micro-fleece lining and complete grip palm with reinforced areas for the reins. These gloves are also touchscreen compatible.
Apt cavalier Power+ Leggings
Colour: Burgundy, navy, black
The Power+ Leggings are made from a soft, supportive and breathable material. An anti-bacterial sports mesh panel minimises sweat when worn with long boots. A handy pocket on each leg is positioned high on the leg for improved comfort and easier access.
Nouvelle Habit Moorland Riding Skirt
Colours: Navy, French mustard, vintage brown, forest green
Sizes: Made to order
A stylish waterproof waxed cotton skirt. This wrap-around style skirt will keep your legs and saddle dry for allseason riding. Each skirt is hand made to order, here in the UK.
Ariat Facet Base Layer
Colours: Windsor wine, banyan bark brown, black
An ideal underlayer for cooler days this base layer uses Ariat’s Cold Series technology, so your core temperature is maintained. Ariat’s Moisture Movement Technology draws moisture to the outside of the garment so it evaporates quickly, and the cold-weather weight-brushed fleece keeps you snug. It has thumbholes and a cross-over mock neck to protect your hands and neck.
Mochara Equestrian Technical Base Layer
Colours: Berry, rose pink, jet black, charcoal grey, slate grey, navy, baby pink, baby blue, mauve, grape, burgundy, snow white
Ideal for any active outdoor sport, this baselayer provides warmth, breathability, and protection against muscle damage. It’s made from high quality technical fabric with UV SPF 40+ technology. Now you can make this your own with the option to personalise your base layer and have your name printed on the sleeve.
Weatherbeeta Harper Quilted Coat
Sizes: Ladies 2XS-2XL
This quilted coat offers luxury styling with leather detailing and showerproof nylon shell, with winter weight padding for warmth. A longer length coat with doubleended front zip and side hem zips, it also has a zipped, detachable padded hood with leather adjustable drawstring and generous pockets to keep your belongings secure and your hands warm.
Ariat Prowess Jacket
Sizes: XS – L
A stylish, warm and protective jacket for winter. The EcoDry fabric uses a thin technological coating for earth-friendly waterproofing and protection against the rain. The jacket also features reflective trims and zip saddle vents, and the numerous zip pockets means there’s somewhere to keep your valuables — plus it has a removable hood.
Equisafety Inverno Jacket
Colours: Red, yellow
The Inverno jacket gives you two jackets in one. One side is a stylish, EN1150 hi-vis jacket, and when turned inside out the jacket becomes a luxurious, black quilted jacket. The fluorescent side of the jacket is made of 100% waterproof material — a lightweight, breathable fabric with taped seams. It also has an exclusive pull-down warning triangle. The large adjustable hood can be rolled up in the collar or removed. This jacket has smaller quilted panels on the waist to give a slimming effect, and two side zips for comfort when riding.
Mountain Horse Team Jacket (unisex)
Size: XXS- XXXL
A versatile and stylish addition to your riding wardrobe, this jacket is made with WPS 5000 fabric, which is water- and wind-proof and very durable. The jacket has a two-way zipper, three front pockets and reflective piping along the front sleeves and back sleeves. Also, the hood is adjustable and detachable.
Coldstream Foulden Sweater
Colours: Navy, black
This sweater has been designed to be the perfect addition to your competition wardrobe. Smart enough to wear for training days and clinics, it looks amazing paired with your favourite breeches. It has a rounded neck and relaxed fit, and a large front pocket with concealed zips for a smooth and flattering look, ideal for keeping your phone, keys and horse treats secure.
Mountain Horse Guard Pants (unisex)
Made with durable WPS 5000 fabric which is fully taped, waterproof and windproof. The MH Tech silicone seat gives extra grip in the saddle. There’s a pocket with a placket and zip for your phone, the legs are pre-bent for comfort and a full zip all the way to the knee makes them easy to pull on and off, even with tall boots on.
Hy Equestrian Exquisite Stirrup and Bit Collection Gilet
With rose gold detailing and zip, this attractive navy gilet features a stand up collar to keep you snug and for extra protection. A perfect layer for those cooler days and nights, whether you’re on the yard, at competitions or for everyday.