While Hunter wellies have always been a must-have for wearing out and about, Hunter’s new Balmoral Equestrian Neoprene boot has been designed specifically to meet the needs of all equestrians, both in and out of the saddle. No longer do you need a separate pair of boots for riding — simply rinse off your Balmoral boots and you are ready to go!

These waterpoof boots combine a rubber foot, designed to withstand the powerful acids and alkalis found in horse urine and droppings, with a neoprene leg for protection and warmth, while offering excellent foot support and ankle flexibility for comfort both around the yard and while in the saddle.

Hand constructed from individual parts, the innovative boots have a technical Airmesh lining — thousands of microscopic filaments enable air to flow continuously throughout its surface, to help keep the foot comfortable. Combined with the neoprene upper and rubber foot, this technology makes the boots comfortable for use all year round.

The boots are constructed with classic Hunter design features, the riding sole has a metal shank for stability, reinforcement to the inside leg and an elasticated leg opening for a snug fit. A heel kick-spur makes it easy to remove the boots and two durable reflectors on the back of the leg increase visibility in low light for safer hacking in poor weather conditions.

The Balmoral Equestrian Neoprene boot is available in sizes 3-9 in a choice of black or brown and costs around £89.

‘Me and My Hunters’ photo competition

Horse & Hound is exclusively giving away five pairs of Balmoral Equestrian Neoprene boots from Hunter. For a chance to win, email your most iconic picture of yourself wearing a pair of Hunter wellies to hheditor@ipcmedia.com.

Each week for five weeks, starting Friday 11 May 2012, we will publish a selection of readers’ photos in an H&H facebook album and invite readers to ‘like’ their favourite. At the end of each week an H&H panel will choose their favourite to win a pair of boots. There are five chances to win, so if you aren’t lucky first time, try sending another photo. Submissions made after Thursday 7 June 2012 will not be considered.

Competition terms and conditions

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