18 technical riding tops to keep you comfortable during the summer

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  • Don’t be afraid to stay busy in the hot weather with this selection of riding shirts keeping you cool, dry and stylish.

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    Toggi Molly sleeveless technical polo

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS Toggi Molly

    This elegant summer top from Toggi is designed with your comfort in mind. Molly’s Aerocool fabric technology transports moisture away from the skin to the outer layers of the fabric where it dries faster, keeping you cool and comfortable all season long. There is not much risk of developing sweat patches with this shirt.

    RRP: £35

    Visit: www.toggi.com


    Caldene Jette technical top


    This top provides the perfect foundation for layering. It has wicking and antibacterial properties, with a gathered front and 3/4 zip. There’s also a neck loop for a stock and side mesh panels help keep you cool.

    RRP: £40

    Visit: www.caldene.co.uk


    Just Togs Charlotte sleeveless polo top


    An essential bit of kit for British summer riding. This semi fitted top has 3 Swarovski buttons, a neat embroidered design and contrast coloured edges. Available in pink or navy and is stylish enough to wear away from horses.

    RRP: £28

    Visit: www.justtogs.co.uk


    Dublin Tina short sleeve show shirt

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS dublin tina

    Wear this Tina shirt whatever the weather and it’s technical CDT fabric will allow you to perform well. This is a great piece for everyday use, keeping you feeling dry and cool.

    RRP: £19.99

    Visit: www.derbyhouse.co.uk


    Harry Hall Portington long-sleeved top


    Stretch jersey with wicking and antibacterial properties and mesh side panels and cuffs to help keep you cool.

    RRP: £45

    Visit: www.harryhall.co.uk


    Equiline Nelly competition shirt



    Ride during the hot weather in style with this chic shirt from Equiline. Made from technical fabric with a four-way stretch you will not only be comfortable but also be kept dry from sweating. Available in White, Blue, Peach or Sky Blue.

    RRP: £73.99

    Visit: www.fearnsfarmpartnership.co.uk


    Euro-star Lilia sleeveless polo shirt


    With cool dry system fabric this gorgeous shirt will keep you cool during the hot weather. Not only that, the well-fitted sleeveless shirt is also available in white, pink, navy, red, dutch blue and turquoise allowing you to look very glamorous in the saddle.

    RRP: £48.70

    Visit: www.euro-star.de


    Mountain Horse Leia tech top

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS MH tech top

    Look sporty and feel comfortable wearing this Laia top with mesh fabric inserts at the sleeve and sides. Another shirt with tech fabric, transporting moisture to the surface where it evaporates, keeping you feeling dry on the hot summer days

    RRP: £37.00

    Visit: www.derbyhouse.co.uk


    Horse Pilot optimax skin

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS horse pilot optimax

    Not only is this shirt incrediably effective as a base layer it can also be worn as a top alone. Wearing this ultra breathable, seamless layer you will be comfortable, feel supported and stay cool. The elastication areas support the shoulder and back muscles, encouraging a better posture and more muscle tone.

    RRP: £35

    Visit: www.royalequestrian.co.uk


    Tottie Swithun base layer 


    This seamless base layer uses a quick drying, antibacterial material and has ribbed side panels to allow for a structured, yet flattering slim fit.

    RRP: £17.99 inc. postage

    Visit: www.tottie.co.uk


    Mountain Horse mens Ryan tech polo top

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS Men - MH tech top

    This men’s polo is made from the finest technical fabric that is light, breathable and very easy to wear. Made from 100% polyester you will feel comfortable and not restricted while in the saddle or on the yard.

    RRP: £45.99

    Visit: www.equestrian.com


    Ariat Odyssey seamless S/S 1/4 zip

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS ariat odyssey

    Designed to flatter the female figure and perform exceptionally in warm weather, this shirt is part of the AriatTEK Heat collection to keep riders cool during activity. Made from a heathered stretch jersey fabric and a seamless non-chafing design, this top has been body mapped to offer a comfortable and stylish look. A perfect addition to any summer wardrobe.

    RRP: £59.99

    Visit: www.redpostequestrian.co.uk


    Horze Supreme Dorian mens shirt

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS horze_dorain_33219_blue

    This functional shirt provides you with superior comfort and a masculine appearance. It’s UV protection and technical fabric means you can stay cool and less ‘sweaty’ in bright sunshine. You can also feel summery with this shirt’s vibrant colouring

    RRP: £18.99

    Visit: www.redpostequestrian.co.uk


    Horseware Stella technical polo shirt

    X BEST SUMMER TOPS 01735103_xl

    This technical, slim-fit polo shirt has been designed to keep you cool. It’s features include cool embellishments, contrast print sleeves, moisture wicking materials, antibacterial function and machine washable. Not only does this top make you feel cool but you also look cool with the animal print sleeves.

    RRP: £49.99

    Visit: www.robinsonsequestrian.com


    Kastel Charlotte Signature Shirt

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    Available in a range of colour combinations, this stylish base layer is perfect for training or going cross country. Completely breathable with mesh inserts to keep you cool, it also has UV protection included throughout and is fast drying and odour free.

    RRP: £59

    Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk  

    Cavallo Geena

    Smart ladies’ polo shirt made of functional pique material.  Breathable, stretchy and quick dry – the perfect choice for on or off your horse. Available in blue night, sky blue, marble sand and white.

    RRP: £65

    Visit: cavallo-uk.shptron.com

    Cavall Gari

    Stylish ladies jersey shirt with a sporty logo on the front and back.  As well as being breathable, comfy and quick drying the shirt also has odour-free properties – so even if you get hot and bothered no-one else needs to know!  Available in white, hot red, grey melange and sky blue.

    RRP: £45

    Visit: cavallo-uk.shptron.com

    PK Handsome

    This performance t-shirt is made from a fine Meryl fabric which also boasts a UV filter to protect you from the sun.  It has a flattering wide scoop neck and pretty floral detail on the front.  Available in French blue and fiery red.

    RRP: £33

    Visit: pk-equestrian.shptron.com


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