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Why the Equetech riding tights are your summer essential!

Long hot summer days are here and the Equetech Inspire Riding Tights should be at the top of your essentials list this Summer.   Riding tights have become very popular in the last couple of year with more and more riders choosing them.  Why? They tend to be thinner than jodhpurs and breeches meaning you get a much closer contact with the horse. Riding tights are also ‘pull-on’ in style and made from technical fabrics, so they are generally breathable, comfortable and offer good grip. The Equetech Inspire Riding Tights are made from technical stretch, a stretch pull-on riding tight with 4-way stretch and have excellent shape retention. Perfect for endurance, le trec, training and leisure activities. Th...

The History of Equestrian Underwear

Most horse riders don't really think about their foundation wear in detail. It's still a fairly taboo subject to talk about equestrian underwear for riders, and in most cases we just suffer in silence! This latest blog talks about how underwear has developed across the centuries and what horse riders can expect from equestrian underwear today!  The first simplest form of underwear was probably the loincloth, although Ameila Bloomer first created the ladies bloomers, in 1849. The body of Ötzi the Iceman, who died in the Tyrolean Alps more than 5,000 years ago, sported a loincloth, made from goat skin, under his furry leggings! The underwear served many purposes as well as used as additional layer t...

Here come the girls .... show shirts for everyone!

Show season is well under way and comfort and style is high on the agenda for most showing connoisseurs.  Equetech have got you covered with a range of competition show shirts. The Equetech Flexion Show Shirt is one of our favourite items in the Equetech range, an elegant show shirt, styled with front darts for a flattering fit - giving you confidence to perform your best on show day.   The shirt is made with 5% Lycra® for added stretch and shape retention so you will still look your best even after a long day in the ring.  The Flexion Shirt comes in a range of four colours, Canary, Sky, Soft Yellow and White. For comfort and style you can get much better than the Waffle Capped Show Shirt made from technical...

SHAPE UP WITH OUR FABULOUS SHAPER BREECHES!

We have all been there, bought a new pair of breeches only to find out they are made from a thin material, don't hold you together and worst still give you a VPL, not exactly the confidence giving wardrobe you need when you pull your breeches on to head to the yard. Equetech understand that you want to feel confident in your breeches, as riders ourselves we know not all of us have the luxury of that perfect figure, some of us wobble, some of us have muffin tops, and others of us just want a bit of help to feel our 'best'- it is exactly these reasons that inspired us to design our Shaper Breeches. These breeches are designed specifically to give you a flattering outline and to compliment your figure. With careful seam positio...

April Showers solved with our Show Cape!

Ever been at a show, and caught in a rain downpour? Or it's been raining but you are ten minutes from going in to the ring but don't want to faff around with putting a waterproof jacket on over your show jacket? We have the answer! Don't get caught short at show ever again with the Show Cape - a must have for the upcoming show season and the ever unreliable British weather! Designed to fit easily over your tweed jacket to protect you and your jacket from the rain, before, during and after events! The Show Cape is made from quality English waxed cotton, comes with fleece lining and a zip to front and elastic straps to stop movement once you are riding. One size also fits all. For the smaller show riders, we hav...

Set yourself up for success at shows!

Want to put your best foot forward this Show Season? We have a few tips to help you excel. 1. Have a plan. Plan your individual show carefully. Make use of corners and ride wide turns, keep a good rhythm and be careful not to push your horse or pony out of it's natural pace. 2. Don't underestimate the importance of the walk. The importance of the walk pace is often overlooked, show a natural free walk at the start and end of your show. Remember your individual show is your chance to shine! 3. Make sure your horse is well schooled and mannerly. It goes without saying that rideability is essential in the show ring and the better schooled your horse is, the more likely the judge is to enjoy riding him or her. Howev...

Check out our new Spring / Summer Collection!

The temperatures are rising, the days are getting lighter, and here at Equetech we are excited to bring you our new Spring / Summer Collection 2019. First up for Spring/Summer 2019 is our new t-shirt range. The Dressage Horse Tee is a beautiful equestrian theme t-shirt, featuring a stunning Equetech exclusive lace print dressage horse silhouette. For the Show Jumpers amongst you, we have our Jump Horse Tee this tee comes in a pretty pink and gorgeous grey. Base layers feature in our new collection new and improved for 2019, the Power Mesh Riding Base Layer comes in a stunning bright Tangerine colour and is a long sleeved, technical, wicking shirt, which will keep you feeling dry, the shirt also features stretch contrast mesh panel to...

Introducing the new Inspire Riding Tights

The nights are getting lighter, the temperatures are improving, and the daffodils are beggining to bloom, spring is most definitely on it's way and brand new for Spring/Summer 2019 we have launched our new Inspire Riding Tights. Riding tights are more popular than ever. Designed to be cool, lightweight, breathable and very comfortable, riding leggings can also be used for other activities such as yoga or going the gym. It is important that they provide sufficient grip in the saddle, with is why our riding tights are designed with a silicone grip to the knee, to keep you secure in the saddle, they are also designed with two deep pockets, large enough for a smart phone. Our new stretch pull-on riding tights with 4-way stretch...

Gearing up for the dressage season!

Despite the heavy rain and wind some of us have been experiencing these last few days spring is just around the corner, and so many of us are thinking about updating our wardrobes, getting rid of those old socks; you know the ones with the holes in, the breeches that just won't wash up clean anymore and maybe that old faithful competition jacket that has done just one too many seasons. If you are on the look out for a new competition jacket, look no further than our brand new Ultima Quick Change Dressage Coat. Designed for all disciplines, you will now only need one jacket, making this the ultimate competition jacket! What makes this so clever are the tails which detach from the jacket, revealing a shorter style jacket underneath....

Our top picks this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we have pulled together five of our favourites from the Equetech ranges that could help you put a smile on Mum's face this Mothering Sunday. Mothers Day is a celebration and a chance to honour your Mum. So here our our top picks we think your Mum might just love: The Bridles Checked Infinity Scarf is one of our absolute favs, featuring the exclusive Equetech all over printed bridles checked design in stylish greys and bold blackberry tones. Another firm favourite which we are sure your Mum would love is the pretty in pink Pheasants Infinity Scarf, featuring all over printed pheasants in metallic rose gold foil. A infinity scarf can lift any outfit, add a touch of glamour and help keep...