Equitheme Padded Waistcoat

Equitheme padded waistcoat brown

The versatile and stylish Equitheme Padded Waistcoat is lightweight making it ideal for cooler days, or to use as an additional layer when it's colder. 

This warm yet light padded waistcoat also features a hood which makes it perfect for the rainy, colder weather thanks to its water-repellent fabric. 

The waistcoat is available in an array of colours including, fuchsia, black, red, brown, beige, bright blue and navy.

Sizes include children’s 4 years to 14 years, adults XXS to XXL

Prices  £35.90 (children's sizes), £42.50 (adult sizes)

For more information visit www.equitheme.co.uk

Four of the best riding tops

The use of modern fabrics in lots of riding clothing allow you to look great and stay cool Here’s our pick of four of the most practical technical tops to suit all budgets

Mark Todd Liv Competition skin

Mark Todd Liv Competition Skin

A smart top made from a breathable, 4-way stretch fabric that’s quick drying and wicks away moisture, making it an ideal choice for riding. Designed to be worn on its own or as a base layer, the Liv is suitable for all occasions whether you’re working on the yard, or competing.

Price £34.99     

Colours Navy, white, anthracite grey

Size XS to XL

For details of your nearest stockist visit www.wefi.co.uk

Noble Outfitters Gwen Performance Mock

Noble Outfitters Gwen  Performance Mock

Great for competition, the lightweight Gwen Performance Mock from Noble Outfitters is a high performance short sleeved shirt with a neat sports fit. It’s made with UPF 50+ rated fabric, and has an ultra-breathable stretch mesh back and side panels for a flattering fit.

Colours Ice, white

Sizes XS to XL

Price £29.95    

Order online at www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk

Aztec Diamond base layer top

Aztec Diamond Base Layer Top

A functional top designed to be worn as a training or competition top or as an additional layer on cooler days. This top has three quarter zip sleeves and a high collared zip neck. It’s made from a premium quality, 4-way stretch fabric with added Coolmax for superb stretch and recovery properties which means it won’t lose its flattering fit, plus it’s not see through.

Colours White, pink, metal, black

Sizes XS to XL

Price £40

Felix Bühler Mara polo shirt

Felix Buhler Mara polo

A classic v-neck polo shirt which is a staple top for many horse owners. This shirt is made from a breathable and quick-drying fabric with contrast coloured buttons and striped ribbon on the inside of the collar to match with the rest of your riding wardrobe.

Colours Apple green, black, capri blue, cassis, hibiscus, marine, night blue, sapphire, pale pink

Sizes XS to XXL

Price £15.90   

Order online at www.kramer.co.uk

Mountain Horse Melanie Tech breeches

Mountain Horse Melanie Tech breeches

If you're looking for breeches that are that little bit different, then the Melanie Tech breeches from Mountain Horse have a great sporty look, as well as using colour blocking and technical fabric.

The breeches are stretchy and lightweight and the soft durable yarn mix gives superb comfort.

Both the full seat and knee breeches incorporate Mountain Horse’s triangle grip technology to provide extra grip in the saddle and extra comfort comes from stretch-tech fabric inserts at the back , front leg and hem for a perfect fit.

Price £99 (knee), £119 (full seat)

To see more from Mountain Horse visit www.mountainhorse.se

KM Elite All Rounder Glove

A classic comfort fit riding glove that’s suitable for all disciplines.

The All Rounder from KM Elite is a great everyday riding glove

The All Rounder from KM Elite is a great everyday riding glove

These gloves provide excellent grip and the sweat absorbing palm will ensure you stay comfortable whatever the weather.

They're close fitting to give you the best possible feel on the reins and the Velcro fastening at the wrist holds the gloves securely in place.

Available in four colours - black, royal blue, navy blue and purple

Price £17.99

Order online at www.kmeliteproducts.co.uk

Equetech helps you stay cool this summer

With the prospect of riding in summer sunshine, British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech has two new additions to their summer range designed to help you stay cool as the temperature rises.

Equetech Freedom competition shirt

The Equetech Freedom Competition Shirt is a gorgeous minimalist shirt with the focus on offering the ultimate in a technical, wicking shirt with maximum stretch in the saddle, which also caters for curves! All seams are counter covered for further comfort and it’s machine washable, quick drying and non-iron care label make this a summer sizzler!

Colour: White

Sizes: 8 - 24

RRP: £38.50*  



Equetech Piaffe waistcoat

The Equetech Piaffe Dressage Waistcoat has been created in line with the British Dressage rule change on what you're allowed to wear in summer competition. A great alternative to the traditional competition jacket, this unique, lightweight waistcoat is styled in a rich woven jacquard and is tailored to flatter.

colour: Navy

Sizes 8 - 18

RRP: £72.95*

For further information visit www.equetech.com

* price correct at time of publishing


Cavallo Caja Grip Breeches

Cavallo Caja Grip breeches

Winner of Your Horse magazine Best in Test, July 2017

Reviewed by event rider Tamsin Iveson

The fit of these breeches can't be faulted, they're just absolutely perfect. they're so comfortable thanks to the soft material they're made from, which moves with you.

The design at the knee allows complete freedom of movement and the full seat Cavagrip provides additional grip when you're riding without restricting you. 

they also wash really well and dry quickly - perfect as they're my favourite breeches and I don't want to be without them for long!

These may be expensive, but they're worth every penny.

Colours: Dark blue, grey, white

Sizes: 20 - 34in

Price £149*

To find your nearest stockist visit www.zebraproducts.com

* price correct at time of publishing

Toggi Barrington

Toggi Barrington

A practical and great looking jacket, this zip-up top has lightweight insulation and a breathable outer so you stay at just the right temperature.

Wear it on warmer days with just a t-shirt underneath, or it can be used part of layering system in colder weather.

The sleeves are made from a stretch fabric to give you freedom of movement.

Also, practical thumb holes stops the sleeves riding up.

Price £80*

*price correct at time of publishing

Timothy Foxx Catherine jacket

This great looking jacket is the perfect addition to your wardrobe to take you out in the city or about in the countryside.

Catherine jacket in Harmony tweed

Catherine jacket in Harmony tweed

The flattering cut which will give your curves a great shape set this jacket apart from other traditional tweed jackets.

The Catherine jacket is available in three stunning tweeds: Amber, Foxglove and Harmony. Whichever one you chose a key tone from the tweed is carried through to a smart corduroy fabric on an extra-long cuff inner lining, which you can fold back, on the collar and pocket trims.

The collar has also been designed to be worn up or down, complete with a reversible and detachable storm flap to help keep your neck warm in colder weather.

Price £350*

*price correct at time of publishing

4 of the best lightweight, waterproof jackets

You may have put your winter woollies away, but it's alway wise to have a lightweight waterproof jacket to hand just in case you get caught out in a shower. 

Here’s our pick of four of the most practical jackets for riding in.

Mark Todd Bomber jacket

 Mark Todd Bomber Jacket

 Combining chic Italian styling and technical performance fabrics, this jacket is practical enough to wear on the yard or between classes at a competition, yet stylish enough for the high street too.

It's available in navy and comes in ladies and gents sizes.

Price £178 (gents £186.99) *

Cavallo Inca

Cavallo Inka jacket

A high performance jacket that perfect for riding. 

It's made from Cavallo's unique bi-stretch CAVASHELL material thats windproof, water repellent and breathable.

Choose from silver or night blue and it's available in sizes 34 to 46. 

Price £145*

PK Elviro

PK Elviro jacket

This colourful spring essential features a stylish two-tone effect set off against contrasting softshell cuffs, hood line and bottom.

It’s fully waterproof and windproof, plus it’s breathable, making it perfect to ride on cool and showery days. 

It's available in ultramarine, pearl and lollipop red in sizes XS to XXL

Price £113*

Georgia in Dublin Dublette

Georgia in Dublin Dublette

This stylish waterproof jacket has adjustable lacing at the back so it can expand over layers or be cinched in over lighter clothing to show off your waist.

Versatile and fashionable this jacket has a detachable cape and tail which extends over the back of your saddle.

The Dublette is available in navy, vineyard green, red, yellow, black, high viz orange, high viz pink. 

Sizing is a little different - S (4-8), medium (8-14), large (16-20)

Price £155*


*prices correct at time of publishing

Equetech Quest jacket and gilet

The sun may be shining, but there's still a slight chill in the air. To keep you warm enough without overheating a few lighter weight layers are just what's needed.

Equetech Quest jacket

The Equetech Quest Micro-Quilt Jacket and Reversible Micro Gilet are two practical additions for spring. The Quest Jacket is lightweight with a micro-down filling for all seasons, two way zip for riding, two handy zipped pockets and zip cuffs. This handy jacket comes with a small storage bag which it magically pops into when not in use. The navy/coral is sure to match perfectly with the rest of your riding wardrobe.

Price £88.95*


Equetech Quest gilet

The Reversible Micro Gilet will brighten up your day. with Hot Pink on one lining and smart Navy you can opt to go bold, or stay conservative, the choice is yours.  This gilet is perfect for schooling in,  micro-down filling will keep you comfortably warm while you're riding. 

Price £62.50*



To order visit www.equetech.com



Toggi Ashford jacket

Toggi Ashford jacket

A lightweight waterproof jacket is a must for those unpredictable spring days. The stylish Ashford  jacket is breathable with curved seam lines and an adjustable hood for a great look in and out of the saddle. 

A rear zipped vent allows freedom of movement and a comfortable fit over your saddle. The technical fabric has taped seams and a DWR finish that enhances the jackets performance. It also has contrast colour waterproof zips, adjustable cuffs, and a zip fastened internal pocket with MP3 patch.

Price £125*

To find your nearest stockist visit www.toggi.com

Air Control Sports bra

The new Air Control Sports Bra from Anita Active offers a dynamic look and unbelievable support. This bra provides a totally new concept in support thanks to its patented Delta Pad Foam Cup which is triangular in shape and covered with a power mesh for optimum ventilation and air flow throughout training.

Anita Active Air Control sports bra

The Air Control Delta Pad allows air flow through the overlaid mesh on the lower and side areas of the breast, and a wide under band with tiny holes throughout allow moisture and heat to escape. The Delta pad itself is lined inside with terry cloth to wick moisture away while there are tiny holes in the centre of the cup to transport moisture to the outside. 

Air Control bra rear

The bra also has a soft air permeable and supporting underband which is created with lots of tiny holes to allow air ventilation under the breast for ultimate cooling comfort.

Visually the bra is also very appealing, finished in elegant anthracite on the outside and metallic (light grey) on the inside.

Price £56*

Your can order online at www.figleaves.com or www.boobydoo.co.uk

*price correct at time of publishing

Equetech Bespoke cross country shirt

With the eventing season in full swing, now could be the perfect time to update, or change your cross country colours. If you're looking for something a little different and individual, then look no further than the Equetech Bespoke cross country shirt.

Equetech bespoke cross country shirt

Thanks for the online Equetech Design Lab you can create your very own perfect shirt that will look great teamed up with the rest of your cross country gear. To complete your colour coordinated look you can also add a custom hat silk. 

Cross Country Shirt: Prices start at: £42.95 and Hat Silks: £9.95*

*price correct at time of publishing

Dublin Annabelle jacket

Dublin Annabelle

Tested by Freelance groom Mel Houlden

Used for three months

A well-fitting jacket with good length sleeves and the inner elasticated cuff is a nice addition – it was comfortable too. It did lack a bit of shape and looked better off the horse rather than riding. The jacket is a good length and didn’t restrict your movement when riding. The hood is big enough to cover your whole head and it stayed up too. It’s proved to be waterproof, even in heavy, prolonged rain. It has some padding in it making it suitable for cool spring days, you would need to layer up to keep warm in the winter.

A good jacket choice for spring and autumn riding.

Colours Navy/pink, blue

Sizes XS to XXL

Price £69.99*

*price correct at time of publishing

Rohan Merino Union 150 hooded top

Rohan Merino Union 150 hooded top

Everyone loves a hoodie - right? This top is made from a blend of merino wool and polyester to give you the warmth of a regular hoodie but without any bulk, making it perfect for riding.

This blend of materials combines the durable, quick-drying properties of polyester with the natural antibacterial effects of wool. Merino has a great ability to regulate body temperature, so it'll keep you snug and warm in the cold, but not allow you to overheat.

Price £65*

*price correct at time of publishing

HKM Pro Team Flash riding shirt

HKM Pro Team Flash riding shirt

An extremely functional base layer which is perfect for wearing on its own, or as part of your layering system during colder weather. It's made from a dirt resistant fabric - genius!

It's tailored fit looks great and the two vibrant colours you can pick - yellow or corn blue are sure to make you smile.

Price £43.95 *

*price correct at time of publishing

Felix Buhler Performance t-shirt

Felix Buhler Performance t-shirt

A classic long sleeve t-shirt that's versatile and comfortable to wear. It's made from a super soft material that's smooth on the outside and brushed on the inside. Plus, it's ultra stretchy for a great fit, and it's breathable too. what more could you want from a base layer.

Price £19.50 *

*price correct at time of publishing