Fundamentally staying comfortable, warm and dry, whilst riding and doing yard duties in our British climate, is at the top of our list of priorities for most horse riders heading in Autumn and winter!
It is simple, but many of us get it wrong!
If you’re heading to the yard, waterproof gear is essential, especially in the UK. Whether you are training or competing, outdoor weather can be unpredictable!
Waterproof and breathable fabrics will keep you dry and comfortable, which we can all agree is pretty important in horse riding. With this in mind, we have created a comprehensive guide on waterproof verus water-resistant, as well on tips to keep you warm in winter months…
So, here is everything you ne...
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.
Choosing the right colour can make the d...
Happy Father's Day to all the Wonderful Dad's out there this Father's Day!
At Equetech we have a huge range of Equestrian wear for men and what better day of the year when Dad's up and down the country get the chance to be spoilt by their children than to count down our top 3 equestrian items just for men!
First up are our Mens Casual Breeches, these breeches offer a superb fit and are deal for competition and casual wear.
Our Mens Denim Breeches are another firm favourite, these breeches are designed to feel like your favourite jeans but with all the detail you would expect from a hard wearing pair of breeches.
Not to be forgotten is the Mens Claydon Tweed Riding Jacket with exclusiv...
Obesity in horses and ponies is a problem many horse owners find themselves dealing with. Horses and ponies are becoming overweight to the point where they are susceptible to medical problems such as laminitis.
What can we do to help manage our horses weight more effectively? We have pulled together a few things horse owners might find useful when managing their horses weight.
Weight and condition
No two horses are exactly alike in shape, size and type. Breeding, history and recent general management all influence their body condition. The perfect weight is best gauged by considering the horse’s overall fitness and body condition.
Like humans horses and ponies sho...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...