Show us what you got!
It’s time for another #ROOTD: that’s “riding outfit of the day” for the hashtag-disinclined. We had a lot of fun sharing our summer riding outfits with you a few months ago, and it’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through October. Here are a few members of the HN staff and their autumn barn outfits — we’ve included a geographical note as well, as autumn is not the same in every part of Horse Nation.
Here’s one SmartPaker’s autumn riding outfit:
And here are ours!
Kristen: New York state
No, orange is really not our favorite color … but for hunting season, we wear a lot of it. While I’m not generally crashing right through the woods where the hunters are hanging out, it’s never a bad idea to take precautions just in case. Fortunately, most hunting gear is also made to be quite warm — that’s a plus, considering we got our first snow on Saturday.
While my autumn and winter riding outfits are typically just a hot mess of layers on layers on layers, there are many aspects of my outfit that are the same, no matter what season we’re in:
- Wrangler Q-Baby Jeans in Dark Dynasty
- Charles Owen Pro II Helmet (not pictured)
And we’ve added a hand-me-down thick orange jacket for me, a Rambo reflective dog jacket in orange for Sage as she accompanies me on my rides around the farm, and an orange halter modeled by Skip. (I’m in the process of attempting to make my own blaze orange fleece quarter-sheet — if that works out, I’ll share my experience with Horse Nation!)
Oh, and for anyone who’s curious — yes, I got the boots. These are the Justin Women’s Q-Crepe made exclusively for SmartPak. They just arrived last week, and I love them.
In polo’s more formal season, Amanda stocks up on laundry detergent since everything she wears is white.
- USPA Women’s Polo Shirt
- Noble Outfitters Perfect Fit Riding Glove
- Kerrits Flex Tight II Full Seat Breeches
- Ariat Terrain Half Chaps
- Ariat Terrain Waterproof
- Tipperary Sportage
Leslie: THE WORLD, as she travels to everywhere for our sister site, Eventing Nation.
In Leslie’s suitcase:
- Ariat Team Waterproof Jacket
- Dansko Professional Clogs
- Tory Leather Stitched Pattern Belt
- SunShield Longsleeve Shirt by SmartPak
- Chinch: not available in stores
What are YOU wearing to the barn in this transitional season? Post a photo or describe your favorite outfit in the comments section!
Go SmartPak and Go Riding!