Well-Performing, Well-Fitting, Confidence-Boosting Apparel: Kerrits

Kerrits' Coach's Coat

Led by horsewomen, Kerrits has been providing quality, inclusive riding apparel for over three decades. From everyday riding clothes to winter gear and show clothes, Kerrits has something for every horse lover. 

“Kerrits was started by a woman, is still primarily staffed by women today, and most are riders and horse owners,” says Sara Florin, Senior Director of Branding and Marketing at Kerrits. “There has always been a thread of creating well-performing, well-fitting, confidence-boosting apparel. There’s a huge focus on comfort, functionality, in-saddle performance, and size inclusion.”

As we transition into the cooler seasons, layering is key, and Kerrits has all the perfect options to keep you warm throughout the fall and winter. In terms of colors and prints, everything in the Kerrits line is thoughtfully designed to work with other pieces in the assortment, allowing riders to bundle up and shed layers throughout the day. 

Good Gallop Quilted Vest

This quilted vest brings the best of both worlds: with a 180-gram poly-loft fill, the Good Gallop Quilted Vest offers warmth without bulkiness. It is low profile and provides freedom of movement with a full stretch panel along each side. The collar is fleece-lined to avoid any discomfort on your neck, and the exterior is wind and water resistant. Ideal for riding, the vest features two-way zippers to avoid the bunching of fabric when in the saddle. Additionally, the front hem is cut shorter to offer more room in the front of the saddle, while the rear is cut lower to give you full coverage in the back. Pair this vest with the Up Tempo Fleece Tech Top for the perfect riding combination. 

Up Tempo Fleece Tech Top 

The Up Tempo Fleece Tech Top is a lightweight fleece, great for layering. While providing warmth, the Tech Top is not too thick, making it a perfect piece to layer under vests and jackets. The top comes in seven different colors with pattern options and pairs perfectly with the Good Gallop Quilted Vest. 

Coach’s Coat 

When braving all the elements, the Coach’s Coat will keep you dry and warm. Whether you are teaching lessons in the rain or trekking through a muddy or snowy paddock, this waterproof, windproof, seam-sealed coat is the perfect answer to your winter weather needs. The HydroTek™ fabric is durable and abrasion-resistant, and the jacket features a tall collar with a stowable hood, an adjustable waist, internal leg straps to hold the coat in place while riding, and a split back gusset with magentic closure to protect you in and out of the saddle. 

Winter Circuit Show Shirt 

For those brave enough to compete in colder temperatures, the Winter Circuit Show Shirt will keep you looking show-ready while providing an extra bit of warmth. The shirt, made of soft knit fabric, has a lightweight fleece on the interior with a smooth exterior. Complete with a snap collar and stretchy cuffs, the shirt adds no extra bulk while keeping you warm as you compete.

Warm Wrap Insulated Parka

For a true winter jacket, look no further than the Warm Wrap Insulated Parka. This mid-length jacket offers 200-gram poly-loft insulation, and wind and water resistance to repel rain and snow. The quilted chevron pattern creates a flattering look, with plenty of features to optimize the jacket for riding: A back pleat that unzips for in-saddle coverage, a removable insulated hood, a tall, plush collar, a storm cuff with thumb holes, and secure zip pockets. 

3-Season Tailored Breech

For those riding and competing in the colder temperatures, the 3-Season Tailored Breech is the perfect pant. This breech provides warmth while still maintaining a traditional look with front pockets, belt loops, and a flattering stitching detail. The interior is slightly fleeced for warmth, and the exterior is smooth and water resistant. 

Heads Up Quilted Jacket 

The Heads Up Quilted Jacket is the perfect coat to keep you warm on the go, in the saddle, or doing barn chores. With a 140-gram quilted poly-loft fill, stretch fleece, and plenty of pockets, this jacket is not only warm and cozy, but also functional. Complete with stretch panels down the back, across the bottom, under the arms, and on both sides of the torso, the jacket leaves you with no restrictions whether you’re riding or working on the ground. It is wind- and water-resistant and features a removable hood to pull on after your ride. The jacket comes in three solid colors and two colors with a subtle horse print. 

Sit Tight Wind Pro® Tight  

The Sit Tight Wind Pro Tight is made for the most extreme temperatures. With Kerrits’ time-tested Polartec® Wind Pro fabric, these pants are highly resistant to wind and water and insulate by keeping body heat in. They are a pull-on tight, but have belt loops for a more conservative look. For convenience and comfort, the Sit Tight Wind Pro Tight features a side pocket and and sleek, fleece-lined, stretch calf panels that make zipping up boots a cinch. 

*This story was originally published in the September 2022 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!