When it comes to working with horses, preparation is key. Yes, proper training at home and placing yourself and your horse in a suitable division is paramountly important. But you must also be prepared for the elements.
Showing in the rain is not a rider’s favorite activity, but it’s a reality, and unless lightning or another significant weather advisory is in place, the show is not pausing to wait for the return of clear skies. If you’re going to saddle up, you need to also be covered up.
In advance of the summer rainy season, we’ve collected some must-have rain gear for every horse show:
This mid-length fitted rain coat from Dada Sport features a removable hood that is fixed by invisible snaps and can be tightened by means of a cord. Ideal for spring and summer, Kino is light, with no lining. A snap button on the sleeve allows you to tighten it, combatting wind.
Made from completely waterproof and breathable fabric, with taped seams, the Horseware H2O Rain Jacket is designed for rain protection in any season.
Keep every inch dry with waterproof rain gear specifically designed with for riders. An oversized roll-away hood is designed to fit over your helmet; the helmet visor flips backward and secures with a magnet to convert into a standard sized hood. Zippers on the legs allow for easy pull on over boots, and removable and adjustable stirrup straps keep the pant legs in place while riding.
The Helly Hansen brand has long been a horse show staple. This versatile rain jacket features technology originally created for sailors and adapted for land application. The jacket’s Holly Tech® Protection fabric is windproof, waterproof and breathable. It also features a protective collar and is fully seam sealed. There are models designed for both men and women!
Helly Hansen’s mid layer option is particularly useful in colder climates, featuring a Polartec® fleece lining for additional warm, with an adjustable bottom hem. Plus, chest and hand pockets!