Because there’s nothing cute about looking like a hot mess in the saddle.
Summer heat got you down? Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself to go to the barn as the temperature rises? Never fear! Below are some summer fashion suggestions that will keep you cool in the saddle.
Equi In Style (EIS) Performance Cool Shirt
Don’t be scared off by the long sleeves — the cooling mesh panels and moisture wicking fabric are said to reduce your body temperature by five degrees. Featured in this photo is the Equi In Style (EIS) Performance Cool Shirt. They come in a variety of colors and are perfect for schooling at a show, hacking around at home, or showing in the jumper ring. Tailored Sportsman and SmartPak have also come out with their own versions — we reviewed the SmartPak SunShield Longsleeve Shirt here.
Want to stay cool under your show shirt? Try an Essex Classics Talent Yarn show shirt. Features include innovative nanotechnology that reduces your body temperature, under-sleeve mesh ventilation panels, and UV sun protection to help keep your skin safe from the damaging sun. They’re also antibacterial, deodorizing, and moisture wicking to keep you dry, comfortable and fresh. And, of course, they have a show-ring appropriate collar and buttons.
Charles Owen’s SP8 helmet
Featured here is the Charles Owen’s SP8 helmet, which offers a wide brim to protect the wearer from the sun. Other features include centrally located front and rear ventilation holes covered in mesh to increase airflow and thermoregulation paint for the center panel.
Don’t want to buy a completely new helmet? Try an EquiVisor! This smart invention slips over the helmet stays securely in place while you ride.
Roeckl Summer Chester Gloves
It’s natural to want to ditch your hot gloves in the summertime… until those reins get sweaty and keep slipping through your fingers! The Roeckl Summer Chester Gloves feature a mesh back for warm weather comfort.
Piper Knee Patch Breeches by SmartPak
Summer is all about bright colors! Tired of plain beige breeches? Introduce some colored breeches into your wardrobe, like these SmartPak Pipers. Offered in ten different colors, this breech is a great way to stay cool and comfortable in the heat.
Just because it’s hot and muggy in the summer doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your sense of style! Follow our fashion tips, and you’ll be the coolest person in the barn.