The best yard boots are designed to cope with everything thrown at them during a tough life on a stable yard. They should be sturdy, with a grippy sole, water-resistant and comfortable – you’re likely to be in them for hours, after all. Having a good pair of yard boots will mean you can keep your riding boots and country boots for their intended use, which will give them a longer life. Find out more about how what to consider when buying a new pair of yard boots by checking out our expert advice.
Here’s a selection of some of the best yard boots available right now…
Ariat Barnyard Twin Gore II waterproof boot
Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Antique brown | Sizes: UK 3–8.5 | RRP: £135
This waterproof full-grain leather boot is described as style-conscious but functional – designed to withstand yard life and easy to hose down and clean.
Brogini Bolzano yard boot
Fit: Unisex | Colours: Brown | Sizes: 36–43 | RRP: £50
Crafted from naturally durable oiled leather, these heavy-duty yard boots have an anti-rub sole that offers great traction in all conditions. They have three-zone flex design to replicate the natural movements of your foot, and they have a zip and leather pull to make them easy to put on.
More info, stockists and view at brogini.com
Dublin Venturer boots III
Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: 3–8 | RRP: £69.99
These waxy leather yard boots offer a moisture-wicking rider comfort footbed system with arch support. They have a breathable, moisture-wicking lining, elasticated ankle and grippy rubber sole. Also available in men’s sizes 8–12.
Fairfax & Favor Sheepskin Lined Boudica boots
Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Black, tan or mahogany | Sizes: 3–8 | RRP: £245
If you’re looking for a super-smart pair of yard boots, these stylish all-terrain boots have a waxed full-grain leather outer, warm sheepskin lining and sturdy sole.
More info, stockists and view at fairfaxandfavor.com
Hy Equestrian muck boots
Fit: Unisex | Colours: Navy | Sizes: 34–45 | RRP: From £32.99
These traditional muck boots are practical and comfortable. They have touch-tape fastenings and a rubber, integrated sole that provides good grip. Also available in children’s sizes.
View at equus.co.uk
Mark Todd Kiwi waterproof boots
Fit: Unisex | Colours: Brown | Sizes: 3.5–10 | RRP: £99.98
These pull-on yard boots are fully waterproof and have a special padded footbed for extra comfort.
Mountain Horse protective jodhpur boots XTR Lite
Fit: Unisex | Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: 36–42 | RRP: £139
These boots have a lightweight aluminium toe and meet the demanding British standard for safety shoes. They have a shock-absorbing insole, slip-resistant outsole and lightweight, moisture-wicking technical mesh lining.
The Original Muck Boot Company Chore 2K boots
Fit: Unisex | Colours: Moss | Sizes: 4–15 | RRP: £120
These high-performance work boots are described as rugged and dependable. They have reinforcement on the toe, instep, heel and Achilles area, plus a dual-density sole, with deep cut tread for stability and support. These boots were reviewed as part of our testing scheme – read full review.
Shires Moretta Ottavia laced country boots
Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Brown | Sizes: 4–8 | RRP: £61.99
With a warm fleece lining, these are the ideal choice for colder weather. The lace-up front gives a bespoke fit, while the quick-drying water repellent outer offers smart durability. They have a waterproof membrane, an ActiveFlex insole and grippy soles.
Toggi Kodiac boots
Fit: Unisex | Colours: Black | Sizes: 36–45 | RRP: £69
These protective jodhpur boots have a steel toe cap constructed to the British safety standard. They feature an anti-skid rubber sole with steel shanks for enhanced safety.
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