Riding your horse in the winter can be an enjoyable experience – with the right riding apparel. Fortunately, there is a tremendous selection of winter breeches at varying price points with a grand array of styling options available.
So how do you choose the right winter breeches for you? At Dover Saddlery, we put our riding experience to work selecting the best winter breeches available to the Equestrian market.
Cold weather riders need winter riding pants that are grippy instead of slippery, provide comfort, aren’t too bulky, are available in the right sizes, and most importantly- WARM. The fabrics and options available from manufacturers vary.
Those looking for ultimate wind or rain/snow protection in the saddle will want to consider a waterproof option with wind barriers. Although more expensive than the thermal choices, they can be well worth the extra cost for riding in the elements.
Riders who don’t live in areas with severe weather conditions or those who seek only the nicest days in the winter to saddle up, might want to consider the purchase of a three-season breech. This versatile riding pant offers protection from the wind along with a heavier material that is perfect for cool or windy days.
Other innovative options available on the market include quality knee patches or full seat designs for saddle grip as well as handy pockets for your cell phone, iPod, or other accessories. No matter what your budget or riding preferences are, the ultimate winter riding breech is out there for you.
Winter Breeches for Every Budget
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles for 2014:
Kerrits Power Stretch Breeches A mid-range choice is the Kerrits® Power Stretch® Breeches that feature a Polartec® PowerStretch fabric with a brushed fleece interior. These are so comfortable; you’ll feel like you’re wearing your favorite pajama pants. The exterior repels hay and horsehair while the EcoSuede™ knee patches help provide a secure ride.
Riding Sport™ Winter Soft Shell Breeches. Riding Sport™ Winter Soft Shell Breeches offers a mid price option with the latest fabric technology. These breeches are breathable, flexible and versatile, and will guard you against wind, rain and snow.
Irideon® Polartec® Power Stretch® Knee-Patch Breeches. The Irideon® Polartec® Power Stretch® Knee-Patch Breeches provide a warm breech solution without added bulk. The body-contouring panels make you feel and look great and are slim enough to fit under chaps or boots. These provide a perfect three season breech solution for riders.
The popular Riding Sport™ Full-Seat Thermo Riding Pants slip easily over any pant adding an extra layer of warmth. These winter pants serve a dual purpose since they are perfect for doing barn chores and offer a full seat design making them ideal for winter riding as well.
Kerrits® Power Stretch®. Featuring 4-way stretch construction, Kerrits® Power Stretch® winter-weight riding breeches provide flexible, flattering style and fit with maximum warmth for cold days. These breeches have a thermal fleece inner for warmth with a debris repelling outer as well as a convenient accessory pocket. Choose from EcoSuede™ knee patches for grip in the saddle or maximize your stick-ability with the full seat option providing in-saddle no-slip grip even when wet! Kerrits® Power Stretch® tights are available in kids sizes, as well as a plus size winter riding breech options.
TuffRider® Winter Breech. For the economy minded equestrian, the TuffRider® Winter Breech provides a cold weather solution on a budget. These winter breeches offer a four-way stretch UniFleece that allows you to move comfortably while keeping you warm. Available in knee patch or full seat options. These are also available in children’s winter breech sizes.
FITS® Treads Pull-On Full-Seat Breeches. Those who follow the old adage, you get what you pay for; will want to consider the FITS® Treads Pull-On Full-Seat Breeches. These ultimate long lasting ladies’ winter breeches have a wind and debris resistant outer with a plush, insulating inner that wicks moisture. These breeches feature unique, rubberized ink dots specially-formulated to expand and contract with the fabric as you move and to return to their original shapes for long wear.
Everyone is sure to have a different favorite winter breech, and Dover Saddlery is committed to helping you find your perfect winter breech solution. This is only a sampling of the some of the winter breeches available for 2014. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from riding your horse this year. Try out a new pair of winter riding breeches today to see what a difference they can make!