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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...

20 essentials for your Horsebox!

We have all done it, got to a competition, maybe even running late, and we have started looking for something we 'need' only to realise we have left it at home! Often we can find someone parked up nearby that is kind enough to lend us whatever it is we have forgotten to pack, sometimes it's a quick last minute dash to the on site tack room, but don't get caught short again - check out our list of 20 essentials every Horsebox should have packed in it! 1. First Aid Kit. A well stocked first aid kit for both you and your horse is a must, hopefully you will never need to use it but just incase it's better to be safe than sorry. 2. Fresh water and water buckets. For washing off your horse after your competition and of c...

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...

We Love Novelty Tee's

Here at Equetech we are in love with our range of brand new novelty t-shirts, why not bring some fun to your wardrobe with one of your own! For all those 'Bad Ass' riders out there, check out our Bad Ass Novelty Tee - with a fun colourful donkey printed on the front this slim fit style t-shirt is sure to put a smile on your face.   Are the forces strong with you? Then you might prefer our May The Horce Be With You Novelty Tee, coming in sizes XS through to XL once again featuring a slim fit style.   Eat, Sleep, Kick On, Repeat is the message in our next fun novelty tee, the perfect for anyone who loves pink!   For any wizards out there, check out our Harry Trotter Novelty Tee, an ideal addition to t...

Why you need the "Ultima" dressage coat this season!

Brand new for 2019 we have launched two jackets in one! Designed for all disciplines, you only need one jacket, making this the ultimate must have competition jacket! We are proud to have registered this design and we know you are going to love the Ultima Quick-Change Dressage Coat just as much as we do. The tails detaches from the jacket, revealing a shorter style underneath making this jacket perfect for eventing or competing horses at different levels. No need to remember two jackets again! The coat also features wipe clean tails and the lining is practical and durable, there are weighted ends to keep the jacket in position, gorgeous Equetech exclusive crystal buttons, paisley satin waistcoat points in grey and darted contoured...

Why a gilet can be more practical than a coat!

A gilet can be a perfect addition to any equestrian wardrobe and here are our top three reasons why a gilet should become a staple in your wardrobe! 1. It's all about the layers, a gilet allows you to layer up, put a long sleeve warm comfy base layer underneath or in the warmer weather a t-shirt. 2. Comfort. Don't sweat when you ride, a gilet will keep you warm but should mean less sweatiness when you are working hard. 3. Movability. A gilet allows you freedom to move when in the saddle, you won't be restricted and are free to get on and ride. The Kingsley Gilet comes in 2 gorgeous colours, Graphite, and Midnight Blue, the Kingsley is designed with a super warm technical Bio- Down™ insulation. It's also water...

Buy British!

40% of the Equetech products are guaranteed to be British. Liz Hayman Managing Director here at Equetech tell's us: "It is very important to keep British manufacturing alive and to not see the skills die out. We should protect our industry and to ensure we buy British, keeps the economy alive". The Equetech XC Range is all made here in UK, you can design your own XC shirt and match your shirt with a XC hat silk, check out the full XC range here. Cold ears when you are riding? That could be a thing of the past if you grab yourself a Riding Hat Thermal Liner, the hat liner designed to give you extra protection from the elements when riding. Fits snuggly under your riding helmet to protect your ears, neck, chest and b...

5 ways to update your wardrobe this new year for under £20!

With 2019 fast approaching, it's the perfect time to update your equestrian wardrobe and we have 5 ideas to do just that. What's more these top picks won't break the bank either, as you can bag yourself these perfect picks for less than £20 each! A scarf is a simple way to keep warm, but also to freshen up any look, whether that be a family trip to the cinema, popping to the shops or for an extra bit of warmth at the yard, and the Bridles Infinity Scarf will keep you both warm and stylish. In stylish greys and blackberry tones the scarf lifts any outfit, for a sophisticated look at all times of year. For your 2019 dressage outings, why not add a gorgeous bun net to your wardrobe, a bun net will not only keep your hai...

How to recognise mud fever!

Mud Fever is a common term used to describe an infection of the skin found mainly in the lower legs of our horses. As the name suggests, this infection caused by bacteria or fungal organisms, also known as pastern dermatitis, is more likely to occur during wet and muddy conditions. The recent wet weather has created muddy fields and most horse owners will start to worry that the dreaded mud fever might make an appearance. However, mud isn't the only cause of mud fever.   Common Causes of Mud Fever: Washing your horses legs too often and not drying them Standing for long periods in deep mud or water. Soggy wet bedding Sharing grooming equipment or tack Hairy legs that aren't dried properly can also be a bree...