4 of the best competition boots

We all want to look smart when we're out competing and your riding boots can complete your look.

Picking the right pair of boots is crucial - not just to complement the rest of your competition clothing, but they need to comfortable so you can concentrate on your riding. 

Here's our pick of four of the nicest looking boots around. 

Mark Todd Leather Competition Boots

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These seriously smart boots are made in super soft, high quality leather with a discreet elasticated panel that runs alongside the full-length back zip.

The flattering, close fitting design gives a classy look, while the slimline sole offers excellent contact and grip.

There’s a Field boot or dress style available, so there’s something to suit everyone.

Sizes: 37 to 43 (37 to 45 in std/std Field Boot) in a choice of calf width and length.

Price: £224.99*

For stockists www.wefi.co.uk

Ariat Divino  

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These sumptuous Italian calf leather boots have many features to ensure your comfort. There’s a behind-the-knee mobility curve, for additional comfort in the riding position, elastic laces to reduce instep pressure and the use of Ariat’s exclusive ATS Luxe technology.

A perforated full-grain leather sockliner features a unique mesh border for breathability and comfort, the full-length anatomically engineered footbed has cushioned arch support and a recessed heel pad for energy return, for superior comfort.

Another unique element is the elasticised panel on the lateral side and oiled inner calf panel for extra grip.

Available in black in sizes 3 – 8.5

RRP: £699.99*

For stockists www.ariat.com


Konigs Polo Primera boots 

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For those of you who like to stand out from the crowd and follow the latest horsey trends, these boots from Konig are for you.

The on-trend Polo Primera boots are crafted from the finest Italian leather and feature a full lace-up polo front.

Sporting a zip at the back that’s protected by top and bottom flaps means you don’t have to worry about getting in a tangle with the laces.

Available in camel or black, in standard sizes 2-7, including half sizes

RRP £568* for sizes 2 – 5.5

RRP £710* for sizes 6 and above.

Dublin Arderin Tall Dress Boots

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The Arderin Tall Dress Boots are made from stretch PU and leather upper for a perfect fit. With a breathable mesh lining to keep your feet at a cool temperature and a high Spanish cut topline for an elegant finish, these boots are ideal for riders wanting to merge syolte with a close-fit.

The rubber outsole provides you with grip and a RCS footbed for moisture wicking and to keep you comfortable in the saddle.  

Colours Black

Size Childs 1/33 RR – 3/35.5 RR

Adults L4/37 RS – Adults L9/43 RR

RRP Adults £124.99*

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'Stylish with a purse-friendly price tag': Dublin Arderin tall field boots

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If you're on the hunt for a new pair of long riding boots that don't cost a fortune. These great looking boots look and feel like leather, but they're crafted using a combination of stretch PU and leather.

The upper of the boot is made from leather, while the leg of the boot is made from stretch PU - this allows the boots to fit your calf shape perfectly.

These boots also have a breathable mesh lining and RCS foot bed for additional rider comfort.

To finish off, the high Spanish cut top line offers a stylish and traditional look - making these boots suitable for competition and every day use.

RRP from £94.99 *

* price correct at time of publishing

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Grub’s Outline Boot

Incorporating the latest technology, these boots are designed for riding and yard work. 

Grub's Outline boot

The Outline sole has a simple centre seam, giving all round foot comfort.

Underfoot, the 6mm Nitrocell footbed provides a soft cushioning and the Hexzorb technology in the heel absorbs heel strike shock for comfort all day long.

The Superdri lining is hard wearing, and wicks moisture away from your foot to prevent a sweaty and uncomfortable feel.

The Unique Hard Toe reinforced toecap protects your toes during daily activities while keeping your feet warm too.

The Nitrocell footbed has a million microscopic nitrogen bubbles that insulate you from cold

Price £57

To find out more about the range of boots from Grub's visit www.grubsboots.com

Tucci Riding Boots


Tucci Riding Boots are made from the finest Italian calfskin inside and out. Tucci's Perfect Fit System gives a comfortable and flawless fit from the first time you put the boots on.
The new T-Grip system is available on a large range of styles and designs - it guarentees greater inside leg contact and grip.
Tucci allows you to build a customised boot - you can choose from traditional leather boots, patent dressage boots featuring delicate Swarovski crystals, fully laced tall boots with stunning French punch holes or unique brown leather polo-style boots

Price: From £649
Contact: UK distributor Joshua Jones on 01258 858 470 or visit www.joshuajonesuk.com

Requisite Wellington Boots


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Features: The Requisite Wellington Boots are easy to clean, totally waterproof and great value for money. The leg has a buckle adjuster for individual fit, whilst the cleated sole ensures secure footing.

Colour Options: Dark Green, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Pale Pink and Lilac

Size Options: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Stockists: www.robinsons-uk.com

Mark Todd Long Leather Riding Boots


Mark Todd Long Leather Riding Boots



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Mark Todd Long Leather Riding Boots are made from water resistant Italian leather with a leather lining. These boots have a full-length zip at the back with elastic top fastening and double spur rest. Available in a traditional style or field design, which has an elasticated lace feature at the front.

Colour: Black
Sizes: 37 to 45, standard or wide calf, standard or short leg
Price: 134.99 - 144.95
Stocklists: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01308 372 277

Celtic Sheepskin Company wellies


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Features: The Celtic Sheepskin Company wellies are lined with real sheepskin, and the manufacturers claim these are one of a kind. The sheepskin inner is designed to keep your feet warm and dry, and feels amazingly soft and luxurious. The outer is made from thick, durable, textured, waterproof vulcanised rubber, with textured mud-grip soles and a defined heel. The boots are a little higher in the leg than some other designs, so taking measurements or trying a pair on before buying is a good idea.

Size Options: 4 - 13

Stockists: www.celtic-sheepskin.com

Mountain Horse Rimfrost Rider long riding boots


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Features: The Rimfrost Rider from Mountain Horse is a real hardworking and popular everyday boot, perfect for winter conditions. It has a synthetic outer for durability and a lightweight Thermolite lining for warmth. The impact protection system in the heel, plus the forged steel shank and removable soft-pile insoles all add to the comfort factor. There’s a rear zip and elastic inserts.

Colour options: Black

Size options: 36-46 in regular and wide fittings.

Stockists: www.mountainhorse.co.uk