What is the most essential items which should make up any riding wear
Any respectable rider knows that having the correct riding wear is important. Not only does it give you comfort and safety whilst you are riding... it also...
... makes you look professional and proud if you are on show.
Every rider should own a pair of breeches, jodhpurs or jeans. The trousers need to be very comfortable as well as a snug fit. Consider which you will find more comfortable when riding.
Riding boots and chaps are the next items on the list. Boots should ideally be tall and over the knee, and fit well across the shins. These boots are the most elegant in design, and are perfect for both the show ring and paddock and training. There are also shorter boots you can choose though, as well as rubber boots or warm, waterproof thermal boots for the colder seasons.
Show coats and casual riding jackets should also be part of your collection. You want a long coat for shows, one that looks good and fits well. For every day riding you will want something more casual, but it must also it well and be comfortable.
Sports shirts are needed for everyday riding wear, whether they are button down shirts or turtlenecks. Polo shirts are also popular. Show shirts are needed for your riding displays, and should generally be in a tunic style, and elegant.
Riding gloves are essential for a good grip on your reigns, as well as for giving a professional look. Riding socks are also important, to keep your feet, ankles and legs warm and comfortable under your boots.
Riding helmets and helmet covers are the final must-have. Helmets are so much more than just a fashion accessory; they are a necessary element of safety. You can, however, choose one that looks fun.
Don't forget that your riding wear should be both comfortable and elegant, as well as having a professional feel to it.