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An Essential Guide On What To Wear In The Show Ring

Want to catch the judges’ eye for all the right reasons this showing season? Transform your showing outfit into a winning look, fit for HOYS with these awesome top tips from our MD & Designer, Liz Hayman.  Win Best Turned Out Wearing the right clothing for the show ring will ensure you look professional. Giving the correct first impressions to the judges is crucial, but this doesn't mean that you have to rush out and buy a whole new outfit! At lower levels, show judges tend to be more lenient on correct dress codes so while a tweed show jacket is traditionally correct, a smart black or navy competition jacket will equally suffice. Colour Choices Choosing the right colour can make the d...

Deluxe Tweeds that will have you picture perfect this show season!

Equetech understand the importance of quality, as equestrians ourselves we demand the very best when it comes to our wardrobes, and our range of Deluxe Tweeds are the definition of quality and more.  Our Deluxe Tweeds are comfortable, hard wearing and will help you look your best in the show ring. We have a range to suit all types of competitors and our  Curvy Rider Range suits riders sized 18 up to 24. Our Foxbury Deluxe Tweed is an Exclusive Equetech® tweed show jacket in an fabulous olive green with subtle brown and green over checks. Featuring flap pockets with concealed zip pockets, rich gold Equetech® jacquard lining, rich Navy collar and pocket jets and double back vents. Our Taunto...

Laura's Dressage Outing - March 2018

Hello, Laura here, one of the Equetech Real Riders. This weekend Mikey and I headed to our first dressage show this year, in fact it was my first dressage post my back operation last November and the last time we did some dressage was last June; so it had been a while! We headed out with a goal in mind, to get a last-minute qualification to the Chiltern and Thames Rider Dressage Championship in a few week's time, we needed a score of more than 60% and to place 1st or 2nd, after a bit of a wobble in my practise session on Friday evening I was beginning to think I had bitten off a bit too much and maybe putting unnecessary pressure on myself, however, we set off for the show with the goal of doing our best! I don't mind sharing wit...

Equetech Sponsors Sheepgate BYRDS Under 25 Championship Class

The BYRDS (British Young Rider Dressage Scheme) Under 25 Championships is a very popular and successful competition which has been hosted for the last 16 years by Sheepgate Equestrian Centre, Boston, Lincolnshire. Held every August this prestigious event runs National Championship classes at Prelim, Novice, Elementary, Medium and Advanced Medium, as well as the FEI Team tests at Pony, Junior and Young Rider levels. The UK currently has some exceptionally talented young rider, horse/pony combinations, which was reflected in over 370 combinations from across the UK riding in excess of 1250 tests over 6 days! Equetech is a big advocate of encouraging young riders, so this year, Equetech sponsored the Preliminary Championships which saw 30 o...

Equetech 25th Anniversary "Real Riders" Competition Winners

Some of you may have seen recent social media posts announcing the winners of our "Equetech Real Riders Competition." Our aim was to engage "Real Riders" throughout the Equetech community and beyond to join with us in celebrating our 25 years in business. The competition offered four winners the opportunity to feature in a very special photoshoot to mark this significant moment with one of the four winners featuring in the brands #equetechrealrider campaign. Running this competition through our social media posts and website, three of the winners were to be chosen from entries submitted directly to our MD, Liz Hayman. However, one further winner would be chosen from the competition run in conjunction with Horse and Rider...

Get Dressage Championship Competition Ready

Blood, sweat and tears have been shed in getting your horse fit, healthy and competition ready. Your trainer has pushed you to you and your horses' limits and wonderfully the hard work has paid off. Your tenacious efforts have gained you that much sort after qualification to your riding club championship/British Dressage Regionals/Nationals/ Area Festivals. Having been out competing to obtain your qualification you may feel your competition outfit now looks a bit tired, your breeches are no longer bright white or you may just desire something special or unique to compete in. There are many ways to alter or refresh your competition outfit; the most cost effective and easiest way would be to change your accessories. Why not invest in a...

Equetech 25th Anniversary Real Rider Competition.

I'm sure you are all aware from all the social media coverage that we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary ‐ WooHoo! In order to say a huge thank you to our customers and followers we have been running the "Equetech Real Rider Competition" and there is still time to enter as entries close on the 31st July. We are looking for four riders that love their horses/ponies and their sport/hobby. You DO NOT need to be a professional rider, a model, or a competitive amateur, we are looking for people from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes and from 18 years of age and up that have a passion for all things equestrian. The prize is amazing! The four winners will feature in a very special photo shoot. Three winners will feature...

How to Perfect Long Hair for the Ring

If you aren't lucky enough to have a groom/friend/long suffering partner or parent to help you get yourself and your horse ready for an event, you will probably spend more time making sure your horse looks fabulous leaving little time for yourself. Having arrived at the event, tacked up and added the finishing touches to your horse, time has in all probability run away with you, unless you are one of life's highly organised people. So, you throw on your hopefully clean competition clothes and hastily tie your hair in a ponytail and add a hair net. You will then cram your hat on and hope that your hair is neatly confined in your hairnet and stays confined for the duration required. Sadly, hair does seem to have a life of its own, cer...

Equetech Brand Ambassador Search & Sponsored Rider Update

Equetech's newest sponsored rider, Helen Newbold, has had a phenomenal few weeks with her top three horses. The show ring rider, panel judge and producer has had wins across the board with Marley the cheeky New Forest pony, Emporers Jade a beautiful ex racehorse and Allithorne the fairytale small hunter. Marley picked up his Royal International ticket at Staffordshire County Show, and both Emporers Jade and Allithorne have gained their HOYS tickets in the SEIB R2R and Small Hunter classes respectively. Helen's motto is "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work" and with husband Jason very much at the forefront of this incredible husband and wife team, this truly is a fitting motto, obviously being kitted out in the Equetech Hambleden...

Enter the Equetech Real Rider Competition today!

ARE YOU AN #EQUETECHREALRIDER?! British equestrian fashion brand have launched an exciting new campaign to find the Equetech Real Riders.   Find out more from our Managing director or visit https://www.equetech.com/competitions/equetech-rea… T&C's: Prize non-transferable. Travel and accommodation costs or arrangements ‐ winner's responsibility. No alternative prize offer. The winner agrees for Equetech to use their image, likeness and association indefinitely. Photographs sent in via post will not be returned. Clothing allowance for main winner will be given in person to them on the shoot in September to wear for photographs.