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Spoil your wonderful Mum this Mothers Day

This Sunday is Mothers Day. If you are looking for some ideas to make Mum's day the extra bit special then read on! First up, why not treat her to some breakfast in bed? You don't need to be a Michelin star chef to rustle up a bacon sandwich or eggs on toast and a nice hot brew of tea or coffee? She's made your breakfast for years - why not make her's just this once? Next, how about a homemade card? They say its the thought that counts, and nothing says thought more than spending time making her a card, there are lots of how to's online, just google homemade card ideas and you will find hundreds of ideas and videos to help. Flowers? Anyone can rush to the garage and grab the last bouquets of flowers going, how a...

Beat the Beast from the East!

Home from the yard with frozen toes, cold ears and thighs that won't warm up for a month?! Check out these Equetech winter warming essentials to help you beat the cold snap! 1. The Equetech thermal hat liner, because nobody wants cold ears when riding! Designed to give you extra protection from the elements when you are in the saddle braving the cold weather. The thermal hat liner fits snuggly under your riding helmet to protect your ears, neck, chest and back from the wind and cold, no more cold ears! 2. The Equetech arctic thermal under breeches, because cold knees and thighs take forever to warm up again. The under breeches have a cosy fleece lining all the way through the garment. They also have a stirrup foot which means they d...

Lushious lace!

Lace featured heavily on the catwalks last week at London Fashion Week - and is a trend set to stay throughout 2018, it is so popular right now it was even one of the fashion trends that was given the nod by the Queen herself! Why not get your very own runway look with a pair of Equetech Interlace Breeches. These breeches are continentally styled, come with jean style pockets and exclusive silicone lace print to knee grips. What's more there is a colour to suit all -they come in four colours, white, black grey and beige. If you are a lace fan and want to stay on trend this year then the Equetech Florence Lace Competition Shirt could be for you this gorgeous lace panelled shirt is perfect for competition and will certainly make you...

Spring clean your wardrobe!

The nights are getting lighter, and spring is just around the corner! Hurrah. Now is the perfect time to give your wardrobe a bit of attention with a spring clean and some new affordable accessories. Here are five of our favourites: 1. For the dressage divas amongst you The Equetech Bridle Number Holder. Last year British Dressage changed their rules meaning every competitor now needs to display a number on both sides of the horse, or face a 2 point deduction. The bridle number holders are easy to use, with velcro fastenings and come in both black and white, they can be purchased individually or as a pair. 2. For every day riding why not treat yourself to a new pair of gloves The Equetech Airtex Sports Gloves are the perfect additi...

Do you wear your heart on your sleeve?!

This Valentines Day will you be wearing your Heart on your sleeve? Or are you more of Star Gazer? Equetech have a range of Custom Cross County Colours for everyone. Stand out on the cross country course for all the right reasons this season in your very own personalised custom XC shirt, you can also complete the look with a custom XC silk. For years Mary King has graced the XC course in her famous green colours, Paul Tapner has dazzled us in Red. What colours will you choose? You can design your very own cross country shirt from Equetech! There is a range for all, women, men and children. Made from performance sports fabric with quick drying properties these shirts will leave you feeling cool as a cucumber after a fast and furio...

Stop getting your knickers in a twist!

Lets face it; we have all been there, gone to the yard straight from work, changed into our jodhpurs, thrown on a jumper that we have found in the boot of our car, tacked up to ride, and within ten minutes of being in the saddle are hit with the dreaded " boob bounce" or worse still find out that rather small thong you opted for that morning just isn't quite as comfy as you had hoped! Thankfully Equetech have some wardrobes must haves to help. If you are blessed (or cursed!) in the cleavage department the Equetech Airflow Anti Bounce Bra could be worth investing in, available in cup sizes from A to G, the bra is designed for maximum comfort in the saddle. It is made from 100% polyester and will wick away any sweat you might w...

Small but mighty?

A perfect description for the Equetech Chalgrove Micro Gilet. It's a perfect fashion statement for the fashion-conscious equestrian looking for something a little different to add to their equestrian wardrobe. Why choose a gilet? To stay toasty in the warmer winter weather a gilet is a perfect solution. Simply pop it over a long sleeve top and you are good to go, not only you will stay warm but you will have full freedom in your arms, which when wearing a bulky jacket, you might lose; making the gilet a perfect choice to ride in and get jobs done at the yard. In addition, when the weather warms up can swop your long sleeve top for a short sleeve option and a gilet can see you through the warmer months. Why choose the Equetech C...

Upgrade your winter wardrobe - 5 essential pieces

With the snow making its second major appearance this winter, here our top five winter essentials for every equestrian. Whether you compete every weekend, or a leisure rider, these products are a must this season! Technical layers are particularly important for your base layering, offering breathable and wicking properties. Wearing thinner multiple layers is easy to remove and put back on and won't make you look like 'Michelin Man'! Our thermal Arctic Thermal Under Breeches are the staple this winter for many riders and because they are styled in a technical thin thermal fabric, they are easy to slip on underneath your riding clothing, offering complete warmth and comfort, and preventing chill blains, which can be very pai...

Best of our British Made Products; Supporting British Manufacturing

British Manufacturing has recorded its highest level of output in 10 years, with latest data showing November as the seventh consecutive month to show expansion. This welcomed growth has been driven by a stronger global demand of UK products, rising commodity prices and a weaker pound. In certain market sectors the UK is renowned for innovation and design and with a strong heritage steeped in traditional practices, unequalled quality. Based in Buckinghamshire, Equetech strives to support British Manufacturing, ensuring quality products for the discerning equestrian. Over 40% of the equestrian clothing range and equestrian accessories range is manufactured here within the UK. Equetech's entire specialist underwear range; ladies Classi...

Mud Fever in Horses

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 prevalent during wet and muddy conditions. As most parts of the UK are currently experiencing incredibly wet weather, which has created horribly muddy turnout fields, most horse owners will have a mud fever worrying nag at the back of their minds. 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 prolonged periods in deep mud or water. Soggy bedding Sharing grooming equipment or tack contaminated by t...