The best lightweight riding jackets in a selection of styles

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  • In the times when it’s not cold enough for a winter riding jacket or wet enough for a long waterproof riding coat, there is often a need for one of the best lightweight horse riding jackets. Some, of course, are waterproof, while others are padded to keep off the chill.

    With such a variety of styles available, included padded, softshell and waterproof, there are a range of desirable features. Look out for zipped pockets and adjustable cuffs, but consider whether you want or need waterproof qualities or a hood. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best lightweight riding jackets suitable for year-round wear to help you decide.

    Best lightweight horse riding jackets

    LeMieux Elite Soft Shell Jacket

    LeMieux Elite Soft Shell Jacket

    Colours: Black, navy or burgundy
    Sizes: UK 6–18
    RRP: £89.95

    This water-resistant, breathable softshell jacket has a two-way zip, generous detachable hood and adjustable cuffs.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Mark Todd Fleece Lined Softshell Jacket

    Mark Todd Fleece Lined Softshell Jacket

    Colours: Navy, burgundy or grey/silver
    Sizes: XS–XL
    RRP: £79.99

    This softshell jacket has a fleece lining with removable fleece-lined hood. It has a flattering fit and features a two-way zip fastening and two zipped pockets.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Ariat Lumina Jacket

    Ariat Lumina Jacket

    Colours: Mulberry or ebony
    Sizes: XS–XL
    RRP: £135

    This jacket benefits from all-over reflective panelling. It has a removable hood, full-zip and two front pockets.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or ariat.com 

    Hy Equestrian Synergy Elevate Sync Lightweight Jacket

    Hy Equestrian Synergy Elevate Sync Lightweight Jacket

    Colours: Navy/fig
    Sizes: XXS–XXL
    RRP: £69.99

    This versatile jacket can be worn as an outer or a layer. It features a chevron quilted front and back with soft, fleece-lined jersey side panels that have a contoured shape to offer a flattering fit and look when worn. It also has a two-way zip, practical zipped pockets for possessions and snug thumb hole cuffs.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.co.uk

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