Looking for the ideal turnout rug this winter? This guide will help you find a rug to suit both your horse and your pocket


Aerborn’s Forester Turnout rug has an outer layer of rip-stop nylon that is breathable and waterproof. It has a polyester filling and cotton lining. There is also an optional neck cover that fastens to the rug. Available in sizes 4ft 9in-7ft 9in.

Cost at around £70.

For more information contact Aerborn Equestrian Ltd (tel: 0115 9505631) or visit www.aerbron.co.uk

Day Son & Hewitt

DSH’s turnout rug is made from a rip-stop outer fabric with a cotton lining and thermal insulating filling. It features a tail flap, touch and close buckle chest fastenings, cross-surcingles and rear leg straps. Avaialble in sizes 5ft 6in-6ft 9in.

Cost at around £90.

For more information contact DSH (tel: 0800 413136) or visit www.quayequestrian.com

Equine Innovations

The Tri-shield rug has three interchangeable layers that offer the buyer up to nine different options. There is a cotton cooler/summer sheet, a stable rug and an outdoor rug. All can be used separately or combined using press-studs and additional straps.Available in 4ft 9in-7ft 3in.

Cost at around £255.

For more information contact Equine Innovations (tel: 0161 973 8111) or visit www.equineinnovations.com

Fal Pro

The Fal-Pro Cavalier is available in three versions, the Classic, the Ultimate (fixed neck cover) and the Ultimate Detachable. The rug is made from rip-stop waterproof nylon, with a nylon lining and it can be bought as a 40g lightweight or 350g heavyweight version. Available in sizes 4ft¨7ft 3in.

Cost from around £70.

For more information contact Fal Equestrian (tel: 01670 357300) or visit www.falpro.com


TheXel has been designed for the bigger horse. Manufactured from a nylon outer, it has a breathable nylon lining and a thermobonded filling. It also features cross-surcingles, twin breast straps and a tail flap. Available in black in sizes 6ft-7ft 3in.

Cost at around £145.

For more information contact Horseware (tel: 00 353 4293 89000) or visit www.horseware.com