Best ladies’ short quilted riding jackets: Horse & Hound’s tester ranks her favourites

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  • If you’re looking for something to keep you warm while you’re riding, then a quilted jacket is a great option. The best short quilted riding jackets are more comfortable than a bulky waterproof yard jacket, and are really easy to move in — ideal for when you’re in the saddle. Many aren’t waterproof, so if you hack or ride in an outdoor arena, this is something to consider when you’re making a choice. Likewise, if you hope your purchase can double up as a yard jacket, check that it’s not going to be too warm. Also consider your hood preference — is this annoying or handy? When deciding between different styles, you should also consider how it will sit when you’re in the saddle, as well as colour, fit and features, such as pockets — are they big enough, secure and well lined?

    Horse & Hound has been working with a number of professional riders, trainers and yards to put a range of products to the test in a busy yard environment. And here are the results…

    Horse & Hound’s pick of the best ladies’ short quilted riding jackets


    Cavallo Luzy jacket

    RRP £219

    Cavallo Luzy jacket review

    “This jacket was really comfortable. I would say it’s slightly more than showerproof, which was good.”


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    Equetech Charlgrove jacket

    RRP £124.95

    Equetech Chalgrove jacket review

    “I think this jacket was great value — I loved that this jacket could be dressed up or down, and I found it a handy extra layer.”


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    Noble Equestrian Aspire jacket

    RRP £89.95

    Noble Equestrian Aspire jacket review

    “The style wasn’t for me, but it was handy that it was showerproof as many jackets of this type aren’t at all.”


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    Mountain Horse Lauren down jacket

    RRP £229

    Mountain Horse Lauren down jacket review

    “This jacket kept me so warm if I wasn’t doing much, but it was too hot to work in, which meant I had to take it off a lot.”


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    Stierna Aurora 2.0 jacket

    RRP £155

    Stierna Aurora 2.0 jacket review

    “I preferred wearing this jacket on the yard rather than for riding. The pockets were huge, which is always handy.”


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    Meet the product tester

    Jamie and Georgi Broom run Lakeside Equestrian, a busy livery and training yard in Berkshire. Jamie is a dressage rider and, prior to taking over Lakeside Equestrian with Georgi, was in the Household Cavalry.

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