The best summer horse riding gloves will allow you to perform at your best despite the warmer weather. A good pair of summer gloves will keep your hands cool and stop them getting sweaty while also providing excellent grip on the rein and protection from friction, no matter how sweaty your horse gets.
The gloves should be comfortable, have excellent breathability and provide a good feel on the reins to make them suitable for hacking, schooling and competing. With almost all phones being touchscreen these days, it’s an added bonus if the gloves are touch-screen compatible, too.
Best summer riding gloves
Ariat Cool Grip Gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: 6½–8½ | RRP: £30 |
These gloves have a synthetic palm and cooling fabric. They have reinforced stress points that means the glove provides extra protection in the areas that need it most. Touchscreen compatible.
Shires Aubrion Mesh Riding Gloves
Colours: Black, navy, brown, grey, raspberry or green | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £14.50 |
These gloves have a stretch mesh back with synthetic suede palms and between-finger reinforcements for reliable grip. The adjustable stretch wrists offer a good fit. Also available in child sizes.
Uvex Sumair Gloves
Colours: Black, blue/black or black/pink | Sizes: 6½–10½ | RRP: £36.99 |
These gloves are designed for high-intensity conditions. The material on the palm is non-slip and durable to provide maximum grip and sensitive control of the reins. The breathable mesh covering the outer hand and thumb is moisture wicking and ensures optimum ventilation. They are also touchscreen-compatible and washable at 30°C.
Roeckl Laila Gloves
Colours: Black or white | Sizes: 6–8½ | RRP: £32.95 | H&H Rating: 8/10 |
The back of these gloves is made of a special lightweight, cool fabric that allows tanning to take place through it, so your hands can tan at the same rate as your wrists and arms. The palm is made from a lightweight and thin material that provides excellent tactility and grip, while being highly breathable. They have a Velcro closure and are cut to reduce bulk on the index finger. They are touchscreen-compatible and machine washable.
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Coldstream Swinton Combi Mesh Summer Riding Gloves
Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: Child XS – adult XL | RRP: £22.99 |
Lightweight, sporty and breathable, these summer gloves are an essential for all riders. The top side is made from a soft and flexible wide mesh, with a finer mesh in places for enhanced breathability. The palm is finished with a textured, technical soft grip material, with reinforced fingers for durability and performance, while the thumb and index finger include touchscreen-compatible pads. Also available in children’s sizes (RRP £18.50).
Woof Wear Event Gloves
Colours: Black/grey | Sizes: 6–9½ | RRP: £27.49 |
These gloves can be worn by all riders but are designed specifically for event riders with a short cuff to allow space for a stopwatch. They have a mesh back to keep you cool and a grippy palm that offers reliable grip even when it’s raining or your horse is sweating.
Dublin Mesh Panel Riding Gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £24.99 |
These gloves are made from a stretchable synthetic fabric for comfort and grip, with air vented mesh panels across the back of the hand for breathability. They have an adjustable touch-tape closure and are touch-screen compatible, too.
LeMieux Soleil Mesh Riding Gloves
Colours: Black or white | Sizes: XS–L | RRP: £19.95 |
These gloves are made from a breathable mesh material with four-way stretch, making them lightweight and providing close-fitting contact for good feel on the reins. The anti-slip flexible fabric palm provides grip in all conditions.
EQuest GripPro X-Lite
Colours: Navy, white or brown/rose gold | Sizes: 3XS–XL | RRP: £27.99 |
These touchscreen-compatible gloves have a flexible grip and Lycra mesh back. They are lightweight, fully breathable and machine washable.
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Tredstep Summer Cool Gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: 6–10 (including half sizes) | RRP: £29.99 |
The AirFibre palm of these gloves has been selected to offer an increased sensitivity, while the elastic back and anatomical lightweight cuff provide secure contact, comfort and flexibility. The thumb is made of a towel fabric to wipe away sweat.
Harry Hall Mesh-Tech Riding Glove
Colours: Black or blue | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £30 |
These lightweight sporty gloves are designed with a mesh back allowing breathability and comfort, whilst the synthetic palm provides grip. The rose gold glitter details provide a nice finishing touch on the wrap around cuff closure.
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QHP Solar Mesh Glove
Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £15.44 |
The mesh on the top side of these gloves is not only nice and airy, but also lets through UV rays, which prevents the typical equestrian hand tan lines.
Mark Todd ProVent Gloves
Colours: Black, brown or navy | Sizes: 6–10½ | RRP: £19.99 |
These gloves are designed to offer good grip while keeping your hands cool and allowing them to breathe. They feature breathable mesh, a synthetic palm, reinforced rein fingers and touchscreen-compatible fingers.
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Premier Equine Ascot Riding Gloves
Colours: Black, navy, brown or white | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £22 |
These synthetic gloves have mesh panelling over the knuckles to allow for unrestricted movement, while the elasticated wrists help secure the gloves and ensure good fit.
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Hy Sport Active Riding Gloves
Colours: Navy/pink, navy/grey or black/grey | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £18.99 |
These gloves are made from synthetic leather and a stretchable Lycra, which offers the combination of good grip and flexibilty. Discreet micro holes aid ventilation, while the smooth lining wicks moisture away from the skin to aid quick drying. The fingertips are touchscreen compatible, and the touch-tape wrist fastening is partnered with an elastic cuff for a secure fit.
Fouganza 560 Riding Gloves
Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £14.99 |
With mesh inserts between the fingers and on the back of the hand, these gloves allow for comfortable perspiration wicking.
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Elico Milford Gloves
Colours: Black, brown, navy or white | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £13.95 |
These gloves have a serino synthetic leather palm for good grip and touchscreen-compatible fingers for convenience. The top side is made from a Lycra mesh for added breathability and the touch-tape fastening offers easy adjustment. Machine washable at 30°C.
Rhinegold Super Stretch Mesh Back Riding Gloves
Colours: Black, white or brown | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £14.50 |
These gloves have a stretchy mesh back and a synthetic palm with additional strengthening on the rein fingers, fastening with a touch-tape closure.
Aztec Diamond Pro Grip Riding Gloves
Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: Teen, S/M or M/L | RRP: £35 |
Made from a lightweight mesh and non-slip fabrics, these gloves provide air flow, comfort and grip when riding. They feature a secure Velcro fastening and the edges are finished with stylish monochrome branded piping.
Just Chaps Summer-weight Riding Gloves
Colours: Navy | Sizes: XS–L | RRP: £25 |
These gloves are “cut to fit like a second skin”. They breathable mesh back is comfortable, durable and ventilating, while the faux leather palm and fingers provides great grip and feel. They are also touchscreen compatible and machine washable.
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