FASHION

Picking the right Tweed Jacket for you and your horse!

Choosing the right showing attire is more than just it looking good, you need to look good and feel good in order to really be able to perform your best in the show ring.

Freedom of movement is really important, so choose jackets, which feel comfortable and fit! Squeezing yourself into a jacket that is too small or short in the body will not only look ugly but will make you feel uncomfortable and be an unwelcome distraction in the ring. Choosing a jacket, which is cut, to flatter is especially important for showing, so look out for a nicely cut jacket, which skims your curves and gives a nice overall impression. Equetech are proud to offer choices for fuller figured riders and our tweed show jackets go up to a size 24 as standard and are designed to suit all figures with their clever seams, pocket and button placement. Not to mention gorgeous tweed colours to suit all.

Try and compliment your outfit with your horse's colouring. A Brown jacket with Canary plaid, for example, can compliment a Bright Bay or Dun, whilst a Green Jacket with Navy works well for all colours including coloureds!

Your choice of colour for your tie can be the used as the link to bring the whole look together, For example, a tweed jacket with a very subtle Canary plaid can be 'brought out' by teaming it with a Gold tie and Tattersall Check waistcoat ‐ stunning on a Dun or Palomino!

The Foxbury Tweed Jacket is a firm favourite for our amateur rider Laura and her Piebald ISH horse Mikey. The Foxbury Tweed comes in an olive green tweed with subtle brown and green over checks, Laura says "I love my Foxbury Tweed, initially when it was suggested as a perfect colour for Mikey and I, I was unsure if I am honest, but Liz and the team really know their stuff, and my new showing wardrobe is totally perfect, the jacket is gorgeous quality and we look like real professionals, I really do feel a million dollars in the ring which I am sure translate's too our performance. I team my tweed jacket with a Canary / Navy Uber Spot Tie and a pair of Regency Show Breeches.

For the full Curvy Rider range, check out the link here, or for more ideas for your 2019 showing wardrobe you can find our full range at www.equetech.com.