Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. This week we bring you 12 of the best grip and performance reins
HyCLASS half rubber show reins
Made from quality leather, these reins feature a leather outer and an inner grip. They are available in black and brown, in sizes full and pony.
More information: www.hy-Equestrian.com
Silver Crown flexible reins
These reins feature internally reinforced rubber and martingale stops. They are made with J.E. Sedgewicks English leather and have stainless steel fittings.
They come in black with black stitching, nut with white stitching and conker with white stitching, in sizes cob/fill and pony/cob.
More information: www.shadowhorse.co.uk
Vespucci hand grip rubber reins
These reins have leather stoppers every 6cm and are shorter in length to avoid getting the foot caught in the excess loop.
More information: www.zebraproducts.co.uk
Sue Carson Saddles eventa reins
These non-slip 5/8″ reins are made from quality leather and are manufactured by a UK. They come in black and brown.
More information: www.suecarsonsaddles.co.uk
Kate Negus Saddlery eventa grip reins
These reins are made from English leather and feature a grip covering.
More information: www.katenegus.com
Albion Saddlemakers eventa reins
These reins (pictured top) have 75% more flexibility than standard rubber grip reins and are available in full size, warmblood and made to measure. They come in black or brown with stainless steel hooks, stainless steel buckles, brass hooks or brass buckles.
More information: www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk
Schockemöhle Sports XTreme Line rubber reins
These rubber reins with hook and stud feature a martingal stop and are made with Swarovski elements.
More information: www.schockemoehle-sports.com
BR rubber reins
These rubber grip reins are strengthened with nylon and feature rein stops and hook stud billets. They are availble in full in tobacco/gold, brown/silver, brown/gold or black/silver.
More information: www.br.nl
Wolds Exclusive Bling half rubber lined reins
These flat dressage reins are made from English leather.
RRP: from £50
More information: www.woldsexclusivebling.com
Dever Saddlery bio grip reins
These English leather reins feature stainless steel fittings and flexible pimpled rubber grip. They are available in full and pony.
More information: www.deversaddlery.co.uk
GFS insider grip reins
These full size reins feature an inside rubber grip and come in havana and black.
More information: www.gfsriding.co.uk
Harry Dabbs continental reins
These reins have a slim line of rubber interwoven in the fabric and are made from English leather. They come with leather martingale stops and are available in black or havana in full size only.
More information: www.thermatex.co.uk
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