BY IZZY FEINSTEIN
As the temperature drops, stylish equestrians everywhere find themselves with a dilemma. It is time to trade in their fall wardrobe for something warmer, but they do not want to sacrifice their fashion sense. Be prepared for winter’s coldest days and still look trendy in these fashion forward items.
Lightweight riding gloves will not keep your hands warm enough to hold your reins during chilly mornings at the barn, so check out your tack shop’s selection of fleece-lined winter gloves. While there are dozens of options available, some popular styles are the Roeckl Roeck-Grip Winter Gloves and SSG All-Sport Polartec Glove, which are both available at Dover Saddlery. Both pairs are lightweight, durable, and warm- the perfect combination for winter gloves.
Nothing is worse than having your toes freeze in your boots while riding, so a pair of warm winter socks is a must have in any equestrian’s winter wardrobe. From wool to fleece to cashmere and everything in between, there is a style of sock for everyone. Plus, they are available in a variety of colors and patterns like classic black for showing and polka dots for a fun day at the barn. Horseware’s Winter Wooly Socks and The Noble Outfitter’s Alpine Merino Wool Socks are both affordable options from SmartPak guaranteed to keep you warm.
Equi In Style (EIS) a collection of cool weather riding shirts in men, women’s, and children’s sizes. Available in an assortment of colors, EIS shirts are made with self-heating technology that heats your body temperature by five degrees, has sun protection equivalent to UPF 50, and has odor control moisture wicking fabric.
Keeping your head and neck covered can prevent heat loss, so accessorizing with a matching hat and scarf set is the perfect way to stay warm. Ariat’s Snug Cable Beanie and Scarf are available in grey and red, made from soft yarn, and are reasonably priced, making them the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.
Smartpak’s Piper Breeches have become increasingly popular since their release. Offering a wide diversity of colors, styles, and sizes for a fair price, the Piper Fleece-Lined Breeches are no exception to this. Available in both regular and long lengths, with their Softshell Winter Full Seat, Knit Knee-Patch Fleece-Lined, Fleece-Lined Full Seat, Softshell Winter Knee-Patch, and Fleece Lined Bootcut breech styles, there is something for everyone.
The Plaid Horse has released new apparel so you can rep the magazine that reps the horse shows. Various styles of sweatshirts, including zip hoodies, hooded sweatshirts, and crewneck sweatshirts, as well as long sleeve t-shirts all adorned with The Plaid Horse logo are ideal for layering or wearing on their own.