Posted: 30th June 2021 | Back to news feed

The unpredictable weather in the UK definitely poses quite a few challenges for us horse lovers, and when we at Imperial Equestrian are choosing our products this is something that is high on our list of priorities. 

 Imperial Equestrian have strived to do the hard work for the equestrian, and we have chosen manufacturers who design products fit for purpose, and products that will give you complete confidence that your clothing will last, look and feel good all day in the saddle. Deciding on your summer wardrobe is a personal choice, at Imperial Equestrian, we are more than happy to offer advice on comfort, fit, durability, colour, etc to help with your choice. 

 Equestrian manufacturers, such as Cavallo, Pikeur, and PS of Sweden, design equestrian clothing that looks good, is functional, quick drying, has cooling abilities in the fabrics to allow freedom of airflow and have the movement that we require for horse riding.  

 Our recommendations - 

We know that the British weather can be 25 degrees one minute and pouring with rain the next, so a lightweight and waterproof jacket is a must for all equestrians.

 Our top pick is the Cavallo Padee jacket in dark blue, not only is it totally waterproof and lightweight, it has a concealed hood, handy front zip pockets, mesh lining to allow airflow and a very handy rear zip pocket to keep your phone and keys. Its timeless style will go on for years and is an investment for many more rainy summer days. 

 Next is a lightweight and waterproof pair of riding breeches, once again we recommend from Cavallo, the high-waisted (so very flattering) summer soft shell, Caja G Mobile breeches. They are lightweight, breathable, and also come with a large phone pocket and full grip seat. 

 When it's hot, we have some wonderful strappy tops in functional fabric allowing the fabric to wick away the moisture as well as being soft and stretchy for added comfort, which would work just as well in the gym as they do in the saddle. From Cavallo, there is the Shiva t-shirt, available in 4 different colours, with spaghetti straps and the beautiful Cavallo logo in crystals on the front. If you want thicker straps then the Pikeur Lona vest top in either heath or black is a perfect choice.

 

 If you prefer to keep your shoulders covered, there is a great selection of T-shirts to keep you comfortable, looking good and keeping you cool. Either in function fabric, such as the Cavallo Sera or Cavallo Piper t-shirts or a cotton t-shirt , such as the Cavallo Perina or Pikeur Jill T-shirts. 

 Polo shirts are another top to keep you looking great and are available in sleeveless, such as the Pikeur Jarla, PS of Sweden Minna, and  Cavallo Selva, in a lovely range of exciting colours, some of which complete the matchy-matchy look with your horse! A classic polo shirt made in soft function fabric, in beautiful summer Wild berry colour from Pikeur, would add a timeless piece to your summer wardrobe. There are a couple of polo shirts with a twist, a more modern take on a classic, The Pikeur Linee, has a 1/2 zip at the front and at the back, in large letters the word Pikeur has been put down the spine but this has tiny air holes to allow your back to stay cool while you riding your horse!

 Two other short sleeves tops made in function fabric are the stunning Pikeur Birby top with its sparkly crystal collar, in either navy or light aubergine, and the Cavallo Stina with its lace panels. In fact, equestrian clothing has never had such a fantastic range of styles to suit all shapes and sizes.

 Finally a quick mention about riding gloves, As horse riders, we tend to get 'horse riders tan' which is white hands in the summer from wearing gloves, but did you know Roeckl equestrian have made gloves to address this! The Laila comes in either black or white which has a fine mesh back to allow the sun and air through, so no more white hands!

Please don’t hesitate to contact info@imperialequestrian.co.uk if you need any assistance.

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