Finding a jacket for horse riding
It can be a bit of a struggle to find a jacket that is suitable and comfortable enough for horse riding. Of course, you don't really want to wear your regular jacket to the stable. Even if it's super comfortable, once you wear it at the stable, it'll probably get dirty quickly and immediately smell of horses. Having a separate jacket just for the stable ensures your colleagues in the office or your friends at brunch won’t give you funny looks and wonder out loud where that strange smell is coming from.
Riding jackets are available in many shapes, styles, and sizes and for different weather conditions. You're guaranteed to find a jacket you’ll love, here at Epplejeck!
What to consider?
There are a few things to consider when you buy a riding jacket, although they mostly come down to personal preference.
For example, there’s the material and its properties. If you live in an area that’s prone to blustery weather conditions, especially in the colder months, it might be nice to have a jacket that is water-repellent or waterproof. How warm you would like your jacket to be also ties into this, of course. And there’s the style to consider. Would you like a short or a long jacket, or maybe something in between? Are you happy with just a collar, or would you like a hood? And what kind of hood? Maybe one that’s trendy, with a faux-fur trim? Or a hood that can be taken off or attached to the jacket with a button, so it remains in place when you’re riding?
Some jackets also have elastic inserts for even more comfort in the saddle. Riding jackets for women usually have a slim fit (unless you're looking for a bomber jacket, like the classic Kingsland bomber) that ensures you're comfortable without any floppy fabric.
Most jackets come with a two-way zipper, which means the zipper can be opened from the top and the bottom. This makes the jacket even more convenient, as it gives you the option to open the zip from the bottom instead of having the jacket bulge up around your stomach when you're sitting in the saddle.
A very important point to consider for long winter jackets or raincoats is how you’ll wear them on the horse. Again, most of these jackets will always have a 2-way zipper, or buttons instead of a zipper, around the legs. But they also need vents at the back to make the jacket fall nicely around the saddle and the horse's body. This is usually done with one or two zipper vents in the middle or to the sides of the back. Sometimes, there may just be buttons. This way, you can wear your long jacket without any trouble when you're riding, and keep your legs warm and your saddle dry. Perfect for those who live in rainy places, or who have a tendency to feel cold quickly.
Jackets for horse riding at Epplejeck
Get your hands on a new horse riding jacket, for any type of weather, at Epplejeck. You can easily shop from the comfort of your home, whenever you like. We're always open and ordering is super easy. And although the excitement of waiting for your package to arrive can also be fun, we aim to dispatch your package within a few days. Products can always be returned within 60 days of receiving them, so if something doesn't fit you always have a back-up plan. Happy shopping!