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Summer is the perfect time to get out and really enjoy riding. However, it's important to choose the right clothing for the summer season. You want something that will keep you comfortable in the heat, but that won't sacrifice style or function. Technical fabrics are a great option, as they can go a long way in helping both you and your horse stay cool, comfortable, and protected from the sun, while keeping you stylish at the same time!
The LeMieux Spectrum Collection
Introducing the LeMieux Spectrum Collection! This fashionable and functional line of coordinating riding clothing separates and accessories are perfect for any equestrian seeking summer comfort and style. The sleek, modern designs are both stylish and practical, and the high-quality materials, with their beautiful gradient colour hues, are durable and breathable. Whether you're hitting the trails or training in the school, the Spectrum Collection has everything you need to look and feel your best, whilst keeping you cool and comfortable.
The collection includes a variety of temperature-regulating base layers, ultra-thin riding socks, crocheted fly hoods, satin-trimmed bandages, moisture-wicking bamboo saddle pads and hat silks with detachable pom poms! You'll love the way you look and feel in the Spectrum Collection - and your horse will love it too! It’s the perfect way to show off your personal style while you're in the saddle.
Colour options: Grey/Watermelon, Aubergine/Papaya or Navy/Bluebell
Mix & Match with Eqcouture!
Want to elevate your 'Matchy Matchy' game? Look no further than this affordable designer equestrian brand, Eqcouture. Inspired by sports luxe style, this British brand combines quality design and technical fabrics with equestrian fashion, to bring you the ultimate looks in horse and rider wear.
New for this season is the Eqcouture Symmetry Horsewear Collection; an exciting collaboration of beautiful design and function, combined to offer perfect symmetry. For rider wear, choose from riding base layers, riding leggings, outerwear, and accessories, all designed by lifelong equestrian Sophie Mercer to combine performance with good looks.
"Eqcouture was born out of a frustration of being unable to find what I liked with an affordable price tag", explains Sophie. "Everything was cheap and poor quality or out of my budget! Eqcouture marries designer styling with technical fabrics at a price point that won't break the bank! Like all equestrians, my horses are my passion, and Eqcouture celebrates this."
The Ariat Ladies EOS Riding Tights
The Ariat Ladies EOS Full Seat Riding Tights are designed to keep you cool, comfortable and supported as you ride. The nylon/spandex compression fabric and wide waistband hug your curves for a figure-flattering silhouette which will last all day, thanks to the material holding its shape well, even after hours of riding. Ariat’s Heat Series technology makes these tights the perfect choice for summer, regulating your body temperature and keeping you cool under pressure, so you can turn your attention to the job at hand! The legs also feature perforated panels to increase breathability and airflow.
On top of all these excellent fit and comfort features, the Ariat EOS Full Seat Riding tights also have plenty of functional elements; the zipped rear waistband pocket, along with the two side pockets, is perfect for stashing your essentials, such as your keys and phone, and the silicone printed full seat provides excellent grip in the saddle.
Colour options: Black, Blue Opal, Navy or Team Navy
WAS: £89.95, NOW: £69.00!
The Original Flexars
Perfectly suited to support you through an intense gym workout, a long riding session, a day on the yard, or even just a day of leisure, these leggings are designed to perform in all situations. Made from 17 individual pieces of fabric, with flatlock seams for ultimate comfort and security, The Original Flexars have been constructed to move with you and adapt to fit your specific body shape perfectly. The nylon/spandex blend fabric ensures durability, abrasion resistance, and strength, without sacrificing softness, flexibility or moisture-wicking properties!
These incredibly flattering, high-waisted leggings are simply packed full of amazing features that make them the ideal go-to for any activity. Not only do they keep you cool and dry in summer, they also perform well in winter or on chiller days, keeping you warm and cosy, so you can ride - or snuggle up and watch TV! - in total comfort. They have rider-friendly padding on the inside knee, and the fabric is not slippery, to ensure better grip in the saddle, even without sticky bits. They have been finished with embroidered logos for longevity, and will keep their vibrant colour and soft feel, wash after wash!
The full Flexars collection includes styles for both women and children, as well as “Sticky Seat” styles, and double-lined styles in competition colours.Colour options: The Original Flexars - Black, Navy, Dark Grey, Plum, Green or Wine / The Competition Flexars - Biscuit or White / The Sticky Seat Flexars - Black, Navy or Plum