Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. This week we bring you 13 of the best short-sleeved show shirts
Ariat Aptos Liberty show top
The Aptos Liberty show top is a competition shirt that has been created for comfort and flexibility when riding. It is also an advanced technical piece of equestrian clothing designed using breathable material to help regulate the rider’s temperature. The pretty design of the Aptos Fashion show top is ideal for those that like a trendy, yet classic look in the saddle and features a woven mock collar with stock tie loop and Liberty fabric trim. Made from a poly and spandex blend pique, with built in stretch, the Aptos Liberty show top is designed to flex with the rider without restriction, enabling a full range of movement. Avialable in white/blossom or white/navy in sizes XS-XL.
Visit: www.ariat.com or call 0845 600 3209
Equiline Eva competition shirt\
The Equiline Eva available through Dressage Deluxe is a pretty ladies competition shirt created for performace. This feminine show shirt has a fitted shape and features short sleeves and a ruched front with ruffle trim and Equiline crystal detail on the collar. Eva is made from a four-way stretch cotton fabric that is also breathable ensuring comfort while riding. Available in plain white or pale blue micro pin stripe with white accents and sizes 8-14.
Equetech Hexatec capped sleeved and sleeveless shirts
Styled in an advanced technical fabric, which is not only breathable, but also wicks away moisture and is quick-drying this shirt offers stretch, comfort and shape retention. It incorporates “Coolmax” to help you feel fresh while it’s concealed front button placket, petite show tie collar, tie loop to keep tie neatly in place and faux tailored front panel all help maintain a traditional image. The shirt also has shaped darts at both the front and back to create a good fit. Available in white or buttermilk and sizes 8-20.
RRP: £45.95 (capped sleeve), £41.95 (sleeveless shirt).
Visit: www.equetech.com or call 01296 688 966
Dublin Windsor competition shirt
This is a short sleeved shirt complete with a stock collar. It features a tailored front panel to provide a flattering fit and two vented, deep back vents for freedom of movement. The shirt is created from lightweight woven stretch fabric that is soft and comfortable, breathable and easy to care for. Available in white and sizes 8-20.
Made of highly elastic and breathable microfibre, this shirt is available in white, taupe, rose blush, sky, strong blue or navy.
The Monica short sleeved stock shirt from Toggi is designed specifically with rider comfort in mind. The Aerocool fabric technology absorbs and transports moisture away from the skin quickly, leaving you feeling cool and comfortable. Discreet metallic thread embroideries add to the overall look of the shirt. Available in white in sizes 8-20.
Visit: www.toggi.com, email email@example.com, or call 0113 270 7000
Tredstep Solo competition shirt
The Solo competition shirt is a combination of style, subtle detailing and high performance fabrics. Constructed from a fusion of Air silk four-way stretch fabric and Cool Jade fabric technology which reduces skin surface temperature by up to 7 degrees ensuring you keep cool. Available in white with five trim options (coral, green, pink, blue and cream) in sizes XS-XL.
RRP: long sleeve £59.99 short sleeve £54.99
Noble Outfitters Gwen short sleeve shirt
The Gwen is a lightweight performance shirt that flatters and performs. With a comfortable textured body fabric and cool mesh at the back, this top keeps you cool using Opti-Dry Technology™ and features a stretch mesh back panel for added breathability. There is a tock tie loop on the back of the neck and a reverse coil YKK™ zipper at the front. Available in white or ice (pale blue) in sizes XS-XL.
Visit www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk or call 01572 772508
Mark Todd DryFit competition shirt
The new DryFit Competition Shirts are available in ladies and mens styles; both being manufactured in Dry-tex sports fabric which keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable by wicking moisture away from the body. The stretch material also allows the shirt to have a close-fitting design without restricting movement. While the mens version comes in white with a crisp shirt collar and button neck, the ladies top features a stand-up collar, diamante stud fastenings and comes in white, navy or raspberry.
Just Togs Dazzle show shirt
The Dazzle show shirt has been created for the competitive rider wanting a bit more sparkle. Featuring Swarovski buttons and detail to the front, the Dazzle show shirt is made of an Aerocool fabric that helps to regulate body temperature.Available in white and sizes XS-XL.
Cavallo Evelyn competition shirt
The Evelyn competition shirt has a buttoned white collar with metal bead detailing on the front. Available in marine blue, silver grey, blush and white, the quick drying top is breathable.
Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk or call 01352 763350
Horseware Sara competition shirt
This is a short sleeve show shirt made from lightweight, stretchy technical fabric with wicking properties to help you keep cool. It features lace detail on the upper back and is a flattering fit, hidden zip details on the front with a mock collar and single button for a classic show look. Available in white and sizes XS-XL.
BR Ladies’ Spring Hill competition shirt
This shirt is a slim fit and features wicking and breathable material. It includes collar loops for the attachment of a stock tie
and decorative tape with imitation diamonds along the zipper
. Available in white and sizes XS-XXL.
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