On the eleventh day of Christmas . . .

  • An extra pair of jodhpurs or breeches are always useful and HHO’s guide to 11 of the most popular styles caters for every budget, and male riders haven’t been forgotten either.

    Barbour Alcantara Full Seat Breeches are made from a two-way stretch 58% cotton fabric to ensure a good fit for riders of all shapes from size 8 – 18 . The fabric is also breathable to help the rider remain at a comfortable temperature during a heavy schooling or competition session. Costing around £120 per pair, the breeches include a full seat, front zip pocket and velcro ankle fastenings. Contact (tel: 0191 455 4444)

    Cavallo Chagall Breeches are a quality ladies breech with a “V” style waistband and contoured fit, which are made from a heavy, durable stretch cotton, with a sofy brushed effect inside. These breeches costs around £145 per pair and are vailable in regular and long leg lengths in 24″-32″ waist. For further details contact your local stockist.

    Dublin Mens Richmond Breeches are excellent value for money, featuring two front pockets, a rear zip pocket, and pleated front design. They are made from a lightweight machine washable fabric and won’t break the bank at around £40 per pair. Available in waist sizes 32″-38″. Contact (tel: 01295 269900)

    Harry Hall Atlanta Jodphurs are a extremely reasonably priced traditional styled jodphur made from 95% cotton with synthetic knee patches. They cost around £35 per pair and are available in waist sizes 24″-34″. Contact (tel: 01274 711101).

    Mountain Horse Isolde Breeches are made from 92% knitted cotton, and have an imitation leather seat for a very reasonable £39 per pair. These comfortable breeches keep their shape well and fit riders of all sizes and shapes. Available in waist sizes 30″-44″ at around £40 per pair. Contact (tel: 01462 432596).

    Euro Star breeches feature a pleated front and are designed to emphasise a slim line in the thigh. These breeches also feature a high cut waist, two side pockets and a full seat and cost around £125. Available in waist sizes 24″-32″. Contact your local stockist for details.

    Hac Tac Original Jodphurs are available for ladies, men and children, making them an ideal present at around £42. They are made from 98% pre-shrunk cotton and lycra to ensure a perfect fit for ladies ranging from size 8 to 18. Contact (tel: 01367 242030).

    Pikeur Princess Breeches feature a standard waist with a contoured seat for the ultimate fit, with McCrown knee strappings. Available in 24″ – 32″ waist, they costs around £83.

    Gorringe Malton Jodphurs have a high peaked waistband for extra comfort and back suppor, plus a front slanted pocket and knee patches for extra grip. Suitable for both everyday use and competitions, they are reasonably priced at around £53. Available in in 24″ – 32″ waist. Contact (tel: 01922 628131)

    Equetech All Seasons Jodphurs are made with a brushed cotton linig for added comfort, with stirrups and an elastic waist in small, medium, large and extra large sizes. Cost around £35 per pair. Contact (tel: 01923 839900).

    Lucinda Green Shannagh breeches are made from a multi-stretch cotton fabric, offering perfect fit and comfort foe every shape. These quality breeches include a high waistband made from an orthopaedic elastic, belt loops and slanting zip pocket and cost around £95. Available in ladies sizes 8-18. For more information contact your local stockist.

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