With the summer holidays looming at pace, it’s time to start collating the pony camp kit for both rider and horse with the view to protect, keep them both comfortable and safe and look good too! At ArdMoor we stock a wide range of excellent equestrian brands to suit including clothing, footwear, safety products and horse equipment.
For your rider
With both Senior and Junior camp weeks, it is necessary to look at both adult and junior equestrian clothing to cover the teens and the under 12s. Summer equestrian clothing will keep them cool, temperature regulated and protected from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays as well as keeping them dry when the weather turns wet.
Shirts – A number of cool, technical shirts, both smart and casual are necessary. Try the Mark Todd Brad Mens or Amber Ladies Competition Polo Shirt for older kids when it comes to the fun competition days. Brilliantly breathable, sporty and with super stretch to allow full free movement when riding and for younger ones, Mountain Horse Rose Tech Top Jr is a short sleeved competition top both moisture wicking, smart and with extra mesh inserts beneath the arms to allow breathability.
Everyday shirts such as the Mark Todd Ashley Polo (or Arthur) is quick dry, stretchy and lightweight great for working in the yard under hot conditions. UV technical shirts are a good idea such as the Gill UV long sleeve rash vest that will keep you cool in hot conditions and becomes a warmer layer if chilly.
Jackets – one smart jacket will cover the pony camp week such as the Caldene Cadence Girls or Men’s Stretch Jacket boast super comfortable, stretch fabric for full movement, admirable detail and flattering style and is also conveniently machine washable. Everyday jackets for both boys and girls working in the field and yard such as the Mark Todd Junior Blouson or Mountain Horse Team Jacket both have a fleece interior and waterproof outer layer to repel moisture and rain to ensure they are weather protected no matter what it does!
Jodhpurs – take lots. You will need both smart and everyday pairs of jodhpurs, a lovely fun pair of comfortable jods are the Harry Hall Kinsley Star, fun, star decorated jodhpurs ideal for mucking out the stable, cleaning the pony and hacking out. For the smarter days when competition arrives, the Harry Hall Atlanta Junior Jodhpurs have a great selection of colours with reinforced knee patches to protect from rub and a comfy elasticated waist to suit all.
Underwear – A superbly supportive riding bra can make the difference in your comfort and performance. Try the super soft, comfortable, wicking Mountain Horse Adore Tech Riding Bralet, with an invisible seamless design to eliminate chafing while providing great support and comes in a range of sizes from XS – L
Footwear – Whether senior or junior, your young rider will need an everyday supportive riding /yard boot –try the Mountain Horse Protective Jodhpur boot (available in Adult and Junior) with protective, steel toe protection, made from tough full grain leather and have extremely comfortable EVA padded insoles to relieve tired feet. They are equally good for riding and are RSQ stamped meeting strict requirements for equestrian safety. For competition days, the excellent and affordable Mark Todd Toddy Tall Synthetic Field Boot is a smart, stylish and practical ‘leather look’ tall riding boot with dress lace front and superior grip sole for riding and is available in a wide range of sizes from junior to adult.
For your horse
Away at camp for several days, make sure you take all you need to care for and keep your pony happy for the time. ArdMoor stock a fantastic range of equestrian equipment, tack and rugs for both your pony and horse. From light summer rugs to fly veils, grooming kit and tack, there is something for every 4-legged friend.
Rugs – Protect your horse with a lightweight cotton summer sheet if required, such as the Masta Avante Cotton Summer Sheet designed to wick moisture and sweat away from your horse’s skin and leave them dry within. For those wetter days, the Masta Avante Light Standard Neck Turnout Rug is a superb all-round, protective, light waterproof rug to keep the rain out yet remain totally breathable.
Fly Veils – Harry Hall have a Hi-Vis Fly Veil to keep those pesky flies and midges away from their face or Cottage Craft Rope Braided Cotton Fly Veil is made from cool, soft comfortable crocheted cotton which will prevent insects from irritating your horse’s ears while riding.
Saddle Pads – choose a light, cotton, padded saddle pad to allow your horse’s skin to breathe and feel comfortable beneath the saddle. Try the elegant Mountain Horse Event Saddle Pad that oozes both style and comfort.
Our equestrian department has a wide range of grooming kits, bandages and travel boots for your horse, pony including the concise Oster Seven Piece Grooming Kit, ideal for taking away from home in a neat pack.
Treat your pony to a fabulous new browband for those competition days such as the Caldene Pearl and Diamante Browband.
Lastly, don’t forget your suncream and cap to protect you during those fabulous summer days: try the Mountain Horse Sunny Cap.
If you would like to find out some more information on our products, contact ArdMoor for details.