Must-have Fashion for the Summer Months
Ready to rock the latest fashion trends that the equestrian world has to offer? Well you are in luck, because the Hacked Horse has worked tirelessly to compile a list of the 5 biggest trends that you should be wearing this summer. Historically, horse showing apparel has been all about formless navy show coats and blending in with the crowd. Well, prepare to break the mold, because Summer 2017 is all about standing out and making an impression!
Whether you are riding at a local schooling horse show, or competing this summer at The Colorado Horse Park these fashion trends are in style for any equestrian. Summer is a season of fun and sun so remember staying cool and comfortable in the show ring is critical, and don’t forget to slap on the SPF.
We think most equestrians would agree that the least fashionable part about riding during the summer is those pesky farmer’s tans that seem to inevitably show up. Looking for a way to stay cool while still protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays? Look no further than the FITS Sea Breeze Shirt. Not only does it reduce your body temperature by 5 degrees, but it is also the equivalent of wearing SPF 50 sunblock! Comes in a variety of colors. Get one today at Colorado Tack & Supply. Link here.
Want to dress your horse in the same show tack as the Olympians? Then you are looking to purchase an Ogilvy HalfPad. Their famous Jump MemoryFoam HaldPad is basically the equivalent of a memory foam mattress for your horse. It helps to distribute the pressure of your saddle evenly across the horses back so that virtually every saddle will fit your horse perfectly. The best part, you can customize them with color, piping and name. At $199.00 these saddle pads may seem like a hefty investment, but in fact they last for years and their covers are machine washable! Just know that when you buy an Ogilvy HalfPad you are making a purchase that your horse will thank you for later. To see the HalfPad and more of their products you can visit Ogilvy Equestrian.
Of course helmets are a must! However, the new and improved helmets are a must-have. It’s no secret that glitter, sparkle and standing out in a crowd has made a huge comeback. While several years ago reserved was the status quo, we are seeing some serious bling in the show ring. The new customizable Samshield Helmets are truly exquisite when it customs to riding style. With so many different ways to customize your helmet, you can create anything your heart desires. You can change the color of the shell or the top inlay. You can pick from 100 different colors for the trim. Additionally, you can bling it up with either 5 frontal Swarovski stones or 255 Full Swarovski stones. Can be ordered at Exceptional Equestrian.
Calling all equestrian fashionistas, Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks created a must-have addition to your equestrian style belt collection! This bright combination of heavy satin ribbon finished with a closure of the finest American bridle leather and brass or stainless steel loops is just what you need for your summer wardrobe. Choose from thousands of possible color combinations to match your barn colors, school colors or even your dog’s collar (Boy-O-Boy can make those too!). Complete your look with an elegant monogram of your choosing. Click here to order.
Jackets, jackets and more jackets! Amazing color and design are one thing, but they are also upping the ante in terms of functionality. Long past are the days of stuffy wool coats and breeches that stain. Riding coats now have beauty AND function! Tech fabrics have become a staple in our riding gear, and these show jackets show you that you can have it all. The Harcour Cella Jacket pictured here may be purchased locally from Exceptional Equestrian.
Have a great and stylish summer everyone!