With the Horse Of The Year Show taking place in a matter of days, you’re sure to be inspired by the world’s biggest horse show, whether you’re competing this year in the show-jumping or showing sections, or aiming for next year. With many classes requiring a qualification, we’ve rounded up our top recommendations of horse show kit for riders that will allow you to perform your best.
Whether you are interested in ridden or in-hand showing, or show jumping, we have an ever-expanding range of equestrian products which are designed for offering high performance at every competition.
For showing in-hand, our range of leather showing gloves are smart for the ring, super comfortable and available in a range of colours. Whether you choose to wear brown or black gloves, leather is a classic choice to ensure you look the part.
If you’re more interested in show jumping, the Mountain Horse Alexis Tech Gloves are lightweight and comfortable, so you won’t feel restricted when riding. They also offer added grip for the palm and fingers, for a sensitive pair of gloves which won’t impede your contact on the horse’s mouth.
For the ultimate showing outfit, a smart tie in a complementing colour to your jacket or horse will ensure you look like the perfect team. For a cohesive show look, be sure to browse our range of Caldene ties, in a choice of colours and designs, you can be sure of finding the perfect tie to catch the judge’s eye as you pass them by.
Offered in a choice of stunning woven tweeds, dashing black or elegant navy, our range of competition jackets will compliment any rider competing in showing, jumping or display’s. Whether you need a tweed working hunter or showing jacket, the Caldene tweed jackets are perfect for wearing when competing in the show ring, for breed and working hunter classes.
If you’re show-jumping, our range of competition jackets from Mark Todd, Mountain Horse and Caldene also offer stunning simplicity, with technical design to be fast-drying under pressure, as well as highly breathable and comfortable for wearing all day at a competition.
At ArdMoor we offer a selection of riding shirts with short or long sleeves, which can be worn for showing and show-jumping for all ages and levels.
With a choice of brands such as Mountain Horse, Caldene and Musto, you can be sure of finding the perfect competition riding shirt in white or a choice of colours such as blue or pink to help you stand out from the crowd and compliment your competition jacket.
The culmination of the showing season, competing in a class or attending HOYS make an excellent excuse to buy a new pair of boots. Whether you are looking for short jodhpur boots for showing, long riding boots for show-jumping or a pair of all-rounder boots for various events and classes, we offer a diverse range of quality riding boots at ArdMoor.
If you’re looking for long leather riding boots, the Mountain Horse High Rider series should be a perfect fit. With beautiful nappa leather which only becomes more comfortable over time and shock absorption with gel tech to relieve pressure on the feet and legs, these boots are perfect for show-jumping and riding. With a zip running along the back for a close and comfortable fit, these boots are super flattering.
Jodhpurs and Breeches
For competing at HOYS, you’ll need a pair of breeches which are comfortable and stylish. We offer a selection of jodhpurs and breeches for men, women and children with a choice of colours which are perfectly suited to the showing and show-jumping ring. Whether you’re looking to compliment a competition jacket or horse or pony’s coat colour, we offer breeches and jodhpurs in white, canary or beige.
Ultimately, HOYS represents a celebrations of the horse, with talent and conformation at the forefront of this horse show. For any rider hoping to compete, the right kit is essential, but the bond between horse and rider is also vital. We offer a selection of blog posts from our equestrian expert, Nydia Chandler, with helpful posts such as keeping your horse straight in a dressage test, show ring and between jumps.