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Rideaway horsewear for women at reasonable prices
Take a look at our high performing equestrian apparel at Ride-away Equestrian and you will not be dissapointed. Ideal for competition or hunt, our classic tweedy show coats go with our vast range of britches and onpants. All you need to look and behave well this summer with our amazing range of equestrian apparel and accessoires.
Ride-away has everything you need to look good, from horse trekking jackets and vests to gauntlets. In addition to a good range of classy equestrian clothing, we also carry important equestrian security articles, which include horse caps in silk, personal protection, equestrian jackets and reflecting clothing to keep you secure while outdoors.
Explore our showjacket, show tie and horsewhip collections to get prepared for contests and specials. The Ride-away line has been selected for it' qualities and styles, so you can be sure that whether you invest in a new set of horse shoes or a competitive look, your product will last for years.
They are all available here at Ride-away Equestrian.
Dressed up & showy
Go to a store you can rely on and put yourself in the capable hand of an experienced employee who will help you explore the ocean of choice in equestrian clothing. With the advent of industrial textiles - these state-of-the-art products that drain away humidity, reject odours, absorb pilling, provide protection from damaging sunlight and much more - the range of products has changed and expanded in all classes.
Advantage: more possibilities in equestrian clothing. "Usually most of us need a great deal of help in choosing the right equestrian clothing," says Beth Lee, who has had Atlanta Saddlery, a full-service equestrian clothing store in Alpharetta, Georgia for 30 years. Fast-paced acceptance of high-tech materials on the market is an important fact, she says: "I probably experienced more changes in equestrian clothing last year than in the last 20 years.
" In her estimation, "95 per cent of the clothes we are wearing today are made of industrial weaves. "Beth also says that the drivers are geared to the top class when it comes to what they want to put on in the show ring. Beth therefore customizes Atlanta Saddlery's equipment to meet the needs and wishes of its customers: a blend of training and hunting jumping enthusiasts, show jumping enthusiasts, eventing enthusiasts, fox hunters and recreational horsemen who differ in ages and abilities, shapes and sizes.
Half a half a dozen branch staff "are good at keeping up to date," says Beth, and a horseman can profit from her knowledge before she even starts sifting through a shelf by her height. In contrast to the clothing sector, which has set its own rules, "there is no uniform horse riding clothing size," says Beth. As an example, a female who normally sports a 10 mm jacket may need a show jacket 12 or bigger, according to the style and make.
So Beth encourages the help of a skilled salesperson and a willingness to try on a wide range of different showwear weights and looks. She must know your discipline to ensure that the clothing you have chosen is suitable for the event (a U.S. Equestrian Federation Rule Book 2014 cheque will remove any doubt).
He/she may prefer a certain type of clothing - a not inconsiderable thought when a horseman wants to make sure that his clothing does not detract from his performances. Thin or very smooth and velvety material made of either plain fibres (e.g. yarn and wool) or ultra-modern synthetics can be transparent enough when used.
Furthermore, certain tissues are susceptible to electrostatic charge, which can be an undesirable trend if you try to focus on your horses and your competitive work. If you weave a delicate design or structure into the material, it can reinforce its essence. "No one wants normal jodhpurs anymore," says Beth.
Engineering materials containing a certain amount of wool in combination with a fibre that provides stretching (e.g. elastan, lycra or elastomer); Euro seams that go up at the back of the legs and curl around the fit (a very heated fashion, says Beth). Full hold compressive fibres built into the mesh; 4-way mesh so the mesh provides both lateral and longitudinal mobility (2-way single-way mesh ); an incline that is short at the front and higher at the back for a contemporary look that does not affect the front and back cover; a hidden front or side zip;
Front asymmetric ("slash") front patch for visual slimming; a liner between the front patch for stomach relief; a broad, supple but textured waist (possibly with an elasticized back for extra stretch) to enhance your wearing style and agility, and to prevent accentuation or the formation of a muffin-top belly.
In addition to the competitive uniforms made of conventional wool and mixtures of wool, there are a large number of items of clothing made of industrial fabrics. Some are now designed for the show ring and beyond, i.e. they are suitable for competitions, under a robe or alone, like a trip to the city.
A few have the relaxed look of a poloshirt. You can also find a number of shorts that provide functions that are loved in sportswear: net forearm panels to help circulate perspiration or fabrics that are able to turn perspiration into a cooling agent to reduce your physical fat. Ready thoughts for a show tee: This can often be achieved with a top that has a seam that is longer at the back than at the front.
- Sufficiently well placed knobs or press studs for a slippery seat at the front - no tugging or plucking - especially over the chest. - A cuff that does not slip over your wrist when it''s tied or unbuttoned or more than half an inches beyond the sleeves of your show cape when your hands are on your sides.
Also, make sure that the material of the tee matches the material of your show cloak. The undercoat can be either made out of pure polyester or polyester. This also applies to plastic under plastic. However, synthetics can''t move as smoothly as desired and could restrict or interfere with it.
Wraparound collar with concealed press studs or magnet fasteners; odour- and UV-resistant industrial textiles for long, heated competitive periods in the outdoors; contrasting sutures and fine wrinkling; shallow sutures - the connection of cloth borders without overlapping to minimise volume. Characteristics for the figure-conscious: dart to get a tee and help it to fit tightly and evenly under a cloak; stretched side parts to do the same and make it easier to move; concealed zips and lasts to avoid the material banging on the chest; print quilting - long, round stitches from the sleeves to the waistline that give form where it might otherwise be missing.
Maybe no riding clothes have changed so much in the last years as the riding jacket. Classical woollen is still appreciated today for its elegance and ageless appearance. Some of the most favoured are those made from various kinds of soft shell - a technological material that expands, blends, breathes, keeps its form, drains away humidity, is resistant to the elements and is often machine-washable.
Try different designs, in a wide range of fabrics and weight, to find the jacket that best fits you. - Overall length - Beth's general principle for hunter and jumper is that the fur covers about half of the wearer's buttocks, but is not so long that a horseman runs the risk of riding on it after the jump; from the front, the perfect length is approximately where the feet hit the goal.
However, a European-style cloak will not be as long. The longer length of a conventional jacket, for example, can be more pleasing to a triangle or sandglass figurine, while a truly continental look can enhance a square shape with few bends. Stretch the cloth over your back. Beth suggests stretching your hands as if you were embracing a forest.
It gives a sleek tapering of the material from the chest to the waistline and beyond. But the length can be a little different, Beth says, according to whether a horseman would rather wear a conventional half-inch gauntlet or none at all - the case when he wears a short-sleeved show-jersey. - drawpe sketch the general form of the item of clothing and the way the material is hanging.
A light material should also have texture for a crunchy, sleek look. Tournament or competitive coats, a kind of hybride, which is suited for hunters/jumpers as well as youngsters. Made of hard-wearing, easy-care materials, this relatively beginner can have three knobs (traditional for hunters/jumpers) or four knobs (traditional for dressage) as well as dual ventilation detailing that can help in both fitting and mobility.
Other trendy products: blacks and navies for colours; elastic lining, partly made of meshwork, for maximum freedom of motion and convenience; contrasting seams and other features on bags and lapel; knobs in either sterling silver plated or golden. In the future: figured engineering materials that may one of these days bring subtile plaid and stripe into the show ring.