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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...

Keep warm this Winter with Equetech!

The temperatures are dropping and feeling cold from your head to your toes can make your trips to the yard just that little bit less enjoyable - thankfully you don't need to suffer the cold thanks to the Winter collection from Equetech.   The Equetech Artic Thermal Underbreeches are the perfect base layer on a cold Winter's day, with a plush cosy lining throughout they are not only super warm, but are comfortable too. No cold ankles round here thank you very much, the breeches come with a stirrup foot ensuring the garment does not ride up as you get on with your yard chores. The Artic Thermal Underbreeches come in both Black and Beige.   Suffer from cold ears when you ride? Then the Equetech Riding Hat Thermal...

Last chance to order customer XC colours in time for Christmas!

Today is the last day to get your orders in for Custom XC colours in order to have them delivered to you in time for Christmas. And if you are stuck for ideas on designs and colours you can design your own custom XC gear in the Equetech Design Lab. The lab makes it easy to pick your preferred colours and patterns and as you pick your options you will get to see what your finished colours will look like. Made from performance airflow sports fabric with quick drying properties, the Equetech XC range will be guaranteed to have you standing out on the XC course next season and makes a perfect Christmas Gift for the XC mad person in your life. You can also match Custom XC Shirt's, with an Equetech XC Hat Silk for that perfect matchy matc...

Give the gift of Glamour this Christmas!

Christmas is fast approaching, if you are stuck for ideas, check out some of our favourites bit of glamour from the Equetech ranges. The Crystal Garland Stock Pin is a stunning crystal encrusted stock pin sure to put a smile on someones face this Christmas. A Crystal Bun Ring Scrunchie is a gorgeous addition to any equestrians wardrobe and the perfect stocking filler idea! For that extra special person in your life, how about a beautiful poncho this Christmas? The tweed poncho is available in Navy and Coffee. Made from top quality English wool with subtle overchecks. The poncho is a very versatile piece, which can be worn over a shirt in warmer weather, or over a jacket/jumper in these colder months. Perfect for a Boxing Day walk, or...

5 Christmas gift ideas under £15

With Christmas just a month away, here are some great Christmas gift ideas and what's more that are all under £15 each. You can never go wrong with a pair of socks, us horse riders might have loads of socks already but pairs with holes in and mis match socks filler the drawer. A 2 pack of Snaffle Riding Socks make the perfect stocking filler. With a cushioned towelling sole, and added Lycra® for stretch and shape retention. Keep those toes toasty this winter. A Childs Unicorn Knit Headband will keep the little ones warm this Christmas, and will be guaranteed cute factor. How about a Santa Knitted Riding Hat Cover, perfect for their Christmas Day ride to add a touch of fun. The Love My Horse Necklace is a gorgeous c...