With fall, winter and, most importantly, gift giving season, upon us, we contacted some of our favorite equestrian apparel manufacturers and asked them to submit their latest offerings. Wish lists ready? Here we go…
Princess Jacket: Be warm and cool at the same time, with the Romfh Princess Jacket. Made with a stretchy, water-resistant, breathable, medium weight soft-shell fabric that will repel the weather and keep you from overheating at the same time. Remember dryer = warmer. Fun contrast stretch panels and zipper vents at the wrist and low hip areas for functional and fashionable highlights. Known for its lightweight winter apparel, Romfh brought back this lightweight, flattering and comfortable jacket for the seriously (fashionable) rider.
It's available in black with blue contrast and navy with merlot contrast. Both colors work beautifully with the entire Romfh Fall collection and it's easy care machine wash.
Goddess Vest: Made with a combination of stretchy water-resistant, breathable medium weight soft-sell fabric and micro-cooling brushed heavy stretch jersey side panels, this vest will repel the weather and keep you from overheating at the same time. Available in the same color combinations as the Princess jacket and it, too, is easy care machine washable.
KINGSLAND DRESSAGE APPAREL & ALEXUS BREECHES
The centerline will feel like a runway with the breathtaking style and revolutionary functionality of riding apparel and accessories from Kingsland Dressage. All the latest styles from the previously hard-to-find Kingsland collections are now available in the U.S. exclusively in the SmartPak catalog and online at www.SmartPak.com.
Kingsland Dressage apparel is made with Schoeller's innovative fabrics and includes technical features, like air venting under the arms. The designs are classical and the colors are clean and traditional. Designer details make them elegant and outstanding; fashion truly fit for a queen!
The company's Wool Dressage Riding Jacket is made from top-quality materials with elegant, designer details—a definite show-stopper. Ultra lightweight Italian wool with one-way stretch gives a classic look without weighing you down, while contrast lining adds some subtle flair. The velvet cuffs and collar make this jacket stand out and the elegant waistline gives a unique look. Black/Gold or Navy/Silver. Ladies 34-44, $499.95
Alexus Breeches: Designed for the elite equestrian athlete. Innovative Schoeller® fabric is built to perform and provides flattering coverage without the bulk in a 66% cotton/27% polyamide/7% elasthane blend. Sock-fit lycra calf eliminates irritating Velcro® and gives you a streamlined feel under your boots or half-chaps. Combined with a flattering, wide waistband and embroidery details, this breech is a cut above cutting edge. Synthetic knee patches and Euro seat or contrasting synthetic full seat. Made in Poland. Tan or Titanium. 24-40R. 26L-32L.
FITS FUN IN THE SADDLE
This Portland, OR, company continues its goal of providing exceptional, innovative equestrian apparel with the addition of the Beka Chill to its Jumpline™ collection for the hunter/jumper athlete.
"The scoop on Chill," CEO Sheryl Rudolph notes, "is its amazing fabric. It's a traditional woven fabric with a winter twist. Riders appreciate the classic polyester twill outer fabric for looks and durability, but just love the blended fleece and brushed Rayon® yarns that are amazingly soft and warm
A key element for FITS was to create warmth without bulk. Spandex® is added for stretch. Chill is the cool weather version of the company's popular spring/summer weight Beka, a knee patch breech. Both versions feature a euro-seat with lower rise and side zip styling favored by hunter/jumper riders.
Chill includes a flattering, hidden ab panel, powermesh at the calf, reducing bulk under the boot and a seamless crotch panel for comfort. FITSuede™ is used in the knee patches for more grip and mobility. Contrast stitching with an embroidered snowflake on the belt loop is added for a subtle winter touch.
Chill, offered in black, can be found at more than 140 fine retailers.
Treads Wind Pro™ Full Seat Breeches: A cold weather performance full seat, FITS take printed breech technology to the next level. Treads rubberized ink dots are uniquely distributed throughout the leg and seat in varying heights and concentrations. More at the points of saddle contact, less under the boot. The result is more grip and stability in the saddle. Our specially formulated ink dots are adhered to four-way stretch Wind Pro fabric which gives plush insulating warmth next to your skin; while the smooth outer face is wind, water and grime resistant. And Treads Wind Pro is completely machine washable and dryable so you can wash and wear day after cold winter day. Far warmer and more weatherproof than Power Stretch, Treads Wind Pro lets you take on mother nature in comfort and style!
Turnout Jacket: The new Turnout jacket will keep out the cold and wind and you'll look great. Three layer construction starts with a smooth finish face that repels dirt and dust. Against the body is soft-brushed fleece. Sandwiched between is a technical membrane that is waterproof, windproof and breathable. A fitted silhouette with side vents leaves plenty of room for ease in the saddle. Antique nickel zippers on front and pockets and snaps on cuffs and vents. Be sure to check out the cool snap detail on the back of the collar too! Comes in Gilman Plaid or Black.
Be your own designer – well, kind of. Choose between literally hundreds of colors, patterns and fabrics and "let Liz (Revelas, company founder) do the rest," as one happy customer puts it. These shirts fit perfect, feel great and draw compliments in the saddle or at the grocery store! They are beautiful!
Tredstep Ireland introduces two new winter styles to its collection of high tech riding gloves. The Arctic H2O and Polar H2O are both designed using materials that provide exceptional protection from the cold and wet, while eliminating the need for bulky fabric on the palm that can interfere with feel of the rider's reins. Both gloves come in black, in sizes ranging from 6-10 and will be available in November from Tredstep retailers nationwide.
Designed for all-weather riding, the 100% waterproof, super warm, flexible and streamlined Arctic H20 incorporates Tredstep's exclusive Fusion Grip palm for the assurance of a no-slip grip, with an Air Fibre stretch back, an extended anatomical wrist and secure Velcro closure. The Arctic H2O combines 40 gram Thinsulate by 3M, with a fully waterproof and breathable membrane that ensures warmth and comfort for the rider, even in the worst weather conditions.
The Polar H20 pull-on style winter riding gloves are crafted from Tredstep's exclusive 100% waterproof, breathable Powerstretch material and feature a super-extended, knitted ribbed cuff for added protection against the elements. Unlike other bulky Winter gloves, the Polar H20 offers the rider a thinner palm for increased feel and Tredstep's Wet Tec technology for a sure grip in all weather conditiosn. Insulated with 40 g of Thinsulate by 3M for the ultimate in cold weather riding comfort.
So fun to support a California apparel company and look so good doing it! This Comfy Cable Sweater is made of supersoft wool nylon cashmere blend with cable in front and beautiful cable design in back. Sizes XS – XL, champagne and charcoal.
The sweater is shown with Horsebit Jean Rider Full Seat, a four-way stretch denim riding jean with Ultra Stretch Full Seat and cool horsebit embroidery on back pockets. "It's like your favorite pair of jeans only more comfortable as they have stretch," says the company's Lorna Goode. And she should know as a dressage rider herself. These are available in sizes 24R – 34L and in dark rinse indigo or chocolate denim.
And don't forget the boots: in this case, Fur Rubber Wellies. These are waterproof rubber boots with inside lining and faux fur on top. Fashion and Function combined. Available in whole sizes 6-10 and in chocolate and black.
Peacoat: Beautifully tailored Wool Blend Peacoat with removable faux fur collar. Size XS-XL in herringbone.
Vintage Vest: Faux stretch suede with stretch nylon scroll lining in back and horn buttons. Sizes XS-XL. It's shown over the Baby Cable Sweater, a supersoft wool nylon cashmere blend with cables in front and on sleeves and horse embroidery on chest.
Sizes XS-XL and in camel or black.
Horseplay Zip Neck: Experience complete unrestricted movement with this top that wears like a second skin. This thin profile, microfiber riding top is great as a base layer or worn on its own. The zip neck allows for ventilation or warmth depending on the weather. Adorned with a whimsical horse pattern, the shirt comes in white, tan, sterling and ember red and in sizes from XS-2XL.