Who wants to look good while riding? I know I do!
When I first started riding, I didn't really wear a certain brand of shirt, breeches or helmet. Now that I am competing and riding more, my eyes have been opened to the fashion part of the equestrian world, and I like it a lot.
I will be sharing my favorite brands that I wear when I ride and why I like them so much.
First are riding shirts. For the past 3 years, I have only been riding in long sleeves. Mostly because it protects my skin from the sun and prevents me from getting a horrible farmers tan.
My go to long sleeve is the Women's Asmar Equestrian Long Sleeve T. It is a little on the pricey side being $68, but it is totally worth it. It has a very comfortable fit, easy to wash, colors don't fade and it's perfect for any weather.
Photos by Noel Asmar Equestrian
Next come the breeches. I am not the typical tall, long legged equestrian like the majority. I have more of a hourglass, athletic body. So breeches can sometimes be an issue cause they fit in one area but not the others. But I have found two brands that I absolutely love. The first are Romfhs. They are probably the breeches I have had the longest and have not let me down. Their material is super durable and very comfortable. I wish I could wear them everyday. My favorite style is the Sarafina Full Seat breeches which are $176. The second brand of breeches are the Tailor Sportsman. I recently got a pair of their breeches and I am head over heels for them. At first I didn't think I would like the tan knee patch, but I love it now. Material is soft but durable, easy to wash and fits good in all the right places. I highly recommend the Tailored Sportsman Ladies Trophy Hunter Low Rise which are $189.
Photos by Romfh and Tailor Sportsman
Lastly, let's discuss helmets. I try to recommend for people to have two helmets, one for schooling and one for showing. My schooling helmet is a Charles Owen Ayr8. I have had it over two years and it is still in perfect condition. It has vents on the top to let some air which is a great feature. This helmet goes for $399.99. My show helmet which I just got several months ago is a Samshield Shadowmatt. It is such a comfortable and stylish helmet and it goes for $439.99. Yes it is a bit more expensive, but I guarantee once you put it on, you do not want to take it off. Everyone is afraid that certain types of helmets might make their head look bigger, but both of these helmets have a very nice shape and fit. It really just depends on your head shape. I have a very round head so I was VERY happy that these two helmets fit perfectly.
Photos from SmartPak Equine