Are you here in search of the best horse riding boots to suit your needs? If so, you’re in luck! Whether you’re a new rider looking for your first pair or you’re looking to replace an old trusty pair you’ve had for years, finding the right pair of boots for you is really important. They keep your feet comfortable and protected, but also allow you to feel the horse you’re riding.
When you’re selecting your new pair of riding boots, you need to consider what you’re looking for – for example, long vs short riding boots. If you already have a particular style in mind, check out our specific guides to each type of boot, otherwise scroll down for our pick of the best riding boots.
- long riding boots
- long riding boots for men
- short riding boots
- winter riding boots
- riding boots for wide calves
- country boots
- riding boots for children
- cheap riding boots
Best horse riding boots: H&H’s quick guide
Best long boots: Ariat Heritage Contour II
Best short boots: Tredstep Medici II
Best long boots for wide calves: Brogini Modena
Best winter riding boots: Hy Waterford
Best children’s riding boots: Dublin Altitude
Best horse riding boots
Ariat Heritage Contour II Field Zip Tall Riding Boot: Best long riding boots
Colours: Black or sienna
Sizes: UK 3–8½, with five calf widths and three height options
H&H Review: 10/10, H&H Approved
These beautiful boots are popular for a reason. Made from premium full-grain leather with a full leather lining, they have an elasticised panel on the outside edge of the zip, plus an elastic gusset on the inside of the knee that allows for movement. They have an ultra-contoured fit through the ankle, which creates a sleek profile and elegant look. Like the Palisades, they benefit from Ariat’s 4LR (4-Layer Rebound) technology, which offers comfort and support, and they have a a moisture-wicking sock liner to keep your feet dry. They also have elasticised laces and a premium quality YKK zip with keeper.
We tested these boots and thought they were super-smart and there are a great range of sizes and fits available. We think these boots are worth saving up for. Read the full Ariat Heritage Contour II Field Boots review.
Tredstep Medici II paddock boots: Best short riding boots
Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: EU 37–45
RRP: From £149
H&H Rating: 10/10
This European-style short boots from Tredstep have a specialised insole that combines the ability to mould to the shape of the foot with 3D arch support and a durable shock-absorbing heel. They are available in a range of styles – front zip, laced with rear zip or double front zip.
Read H&H’s independent Tredstep Medici II Paddock Boots review.
Hy Waterford boots: Best winter riding boots
Sizes: EU 36–41
H&H Rating: 9/10, H&H Approved
These practical and robust boots from Hy are described as stylish, lightweight and comfortable to wear. Made of a water-repellent oiled leather, they will keep you dry in all weathers and the technical lining will allow your feet to breathe. A full-length YKK zip at the rear of the boot ensures the boots are quick and easy to remove, while integrated stretch panels on the back of the calf for comfort and freedom of movement whilst riding. The PU sole is stitched for double strength and features anti-skid grip, which is ideal on an icy morning.
Read H&H’s independent Hy Waterford Boots review.
Ariat Heritage Contour II Waterproof Insulated Boots: Best winter competition boots
Colours: Black or waxed chocolate
Sizes: UK 3–8.5, with a range of width and height options
- Check out our complete guide to the best winter riding boots.
Tredstep Medici Tall field boots: Best competition riding boots
Sizes: 3–11, with nine calf width and three height options
These stylish yet functional Tredstep boots are described as offering unmatched rider comfort. Their curve patterns enhance and complement the shape of your leg, providing a close contact. Also available as a dress boot. The short version of these boots scored 10/10 as part of our independent testing scheme – read the full review.
- Check out our complete guide to the best long leather riding boots.
Brogini Modena riding boots: Best riding boots for wide calves
Sizes: EU 36–43, in wide or extra wide
These riding boots are made from an easy-care and durable synthetic leather, which makes them suitable for vegans. They are available in two calf widths – wide or extra-wide – and are a great option if you’re on a budget, too.
Saxon Syntovia Tall Field Boots: Best long riding boots on a budget
Sizes: UK 4–8, in two widths and two heights
Made from a grained synthetic material that looks like leather, these boots also have an elastic stretch panel to help secure the perfect fit and a cushioning footbed. They are also available as dress boots (no laces).
Mark Todd country boot MKII: Best country boots for equestrians
Sizes: EU 37–45, in standard or wide
H&H Review: 9/10, H&H Approved
These Mark Todd boots are described as fully waterproof, lightweight and comfortable. They are made from full-grain and nubuck leather and feature a technical, waterproof and breathable lining. They have smart but subtle Mark Todd branding with a lace adjustment at the top and a sturdy grip. Also available in children’s sizes.
Read H&H’s independent Mark Todd MKII Country Boot review.
Dublin Altitude Zip Paddock Boots: Best children’s jodhpur boots
Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: UK C9–4
Made from a quality grained synthetic leather, these boots have a RCS (Rider Comfort System) footbed, high arch and in-built shank for improved comfort and stability.
Hy Equestrian Erice Riding Boots: Best long riding boots for children
Colours: Black or black/pink
Sizes: UK C10–3
These boots feature lace fronts for a classic finish, but with a black glitter panel at the top of the boot for a modern twist. They have an elasticated back panel for superior comfort, ease of fastening and close contact feel, and sturdy zip fastening with secure press stud closures. They also feature spur rests and guards, as well as an anti-skid sole for stability.
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