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The matchy-matchy sets that all young riders want


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  • Matchy-matchy sets are more popular with pony-mad children and teens than anyone else – it’s what all young riders have at the top of their gift list, whether they have a pony of their own or have lessons at their local riding school. And while matchy-matchy has become synonymous with LeMieux sets, there are actually quite a few other brands who’ve designed sets specifically for the younger rider and ponies, too.

    Keen to have the best pictures to share with friends and replicate the looks of their equestrian social media idols, such as This Esme, matchy-matchy has become a key part of riding life for many young riders. If you’re looking to purchase a set for a young rider who hasn’t requested a specific colourway from a particular brand (as they often do), here’s our selection of matchy-matchy sets for children and ponies for you to choose from…

    Matchy-matchy sets designed for children and ponies

    LeMieux Mini Collection Bluebell matchy-matchy set for ponies

    LeMieux Mini Collection

    Set colours: Bluebell, papaya or watermelon | Rider sizes: 3/4–11/12 years |

    Incredibly popular with young riders, the Mini collection is designed especially for children up to 12 years old. Items in this set also match with other products in the wider LeMieux collection. The main Mini set includes…

    LeMieux Mini watermelon matchy matchy set

    • polo shirt (£24.95)
    • base layer (£34.95)
    • hat silk (£22.95)
    • saddle pad (£44.95)
    • headcollar (£26.95)
    • fly hood (£24.95)
    • brushing boots (£19.95)

    View the polo shirt at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the base layer at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the hat silk at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the saddle pad at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the headcollar at amazon.co.uk or equus.co.uk 
    View the fly hood at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the brushing boots at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com

    Woof Wear Young Rider Pro set in lilac

    Woof Wear Young Rider Pro Collection

    Set colours: Berry, lilac, royal red, turquoise, ultra violet and sunshine yellow | Rider sizes: Junior S–XL |

    Designed to mimic Woof Wear’s adult matchy-matchy range, this collection is perfect for the aspiring young rider. The set includes…

    Woof Wear Young Rider set in berry

    • long-sleeved base layer (£25.99)
    • short-sleeved base layer (£25.99)
    • gloves (£11.99)
    • hat cover (£12.99)
    • GP, jump or dressage saddle pads (£39.99)
    • fly veil (£18.99)
    • brushing boots (£21.99)
    • whip (£12.49)
    • headcollar (£21.99)
    • leadrope (£7.99)

    View the long-sleeved base layer at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or naylors.com
    View the short-sleeved base layer at rideawaystore.com
    View the gloves at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or rideawaystore.com 
    View the hat cover at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, viovet.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the GP saddle pad at amazon.co.ukequus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, viovet.co.uk, or naylors.com
    View the jump saddle pad at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com viovet.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the dressage saddle pad at amazon.co.ukequus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, viovet.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the fly veil at amazon.co.ukequus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, viovet.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the whip at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or viovet.co.uk
    View the headcollar at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or viovet.co.uk
    View the leadrope at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or viovet.co.uk

    Hy DynaMizs Ecliptic Collection matchy matchy set matchy-matchy sets for ponies

    Hy DynaMizs Ecliptic Collection

    Set colours: Red/navy, plum/teal, mint/grey or navy/magenta | Rider sizes: 7/8–15/16 years |

    Although this Hy collection is only for the rider, there are horse items in the Sport Active collection (listed in our other guide to matchy-matchy sets) that will match, too. The DynaMiza Ecliptic collection includes…

    Hy DynaMizs Ecliptic Collection navy/magenta matchy-matchy set for children

    • baselayer (£29.99)
    • riding tights (£32.99)
    • hat cover (£18.99)
    • socks (£12.50 for pack of three)

    View the baselayer at viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk
    View the riding tights at equus.co.uk 
    View the hat cover at amazon.co.uk or equus.co.uk
    View the socks at viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or rideawaystore.com

    Shires Hyde Park Collection matchy-matchy set

    Shires Hyde Park Collection

    Set colours: Midnight, pink spot, orange spot or amethyst | Rider sizes: 7/8–13/14 years |

    These sets from Shires come in a range of fun patterns. They include…

    Shires Aubrion Hyde Park matchy-matchy set

    • base layer (£26.99)
    • hat cover (£17.99)
    • saddle pad (£39.99)
    • socks (£5.25 for a pair)

    View the base layer at amazon.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the hat cover at amazon.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    View the saddle pad at amazon.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or equus.co.uk
    View the socks at rideawaystore.com, equus.co.uk or naylors.com

    Ponyo Ultimate Sparkle matchy-matchy set for ponies

    Ponyo Ultimate Sparkle Set

    Set colours: Blush pink, ruby red, oak green, deep purple, sapphire blue or onyx black | Horse sizes: Mini, small pony, pony, cob or full |

    This sparkly set from Ponyo can be purchased as individual items or as a complete eight-part set (from £179). While it doesn’t include anything for the rider to wear, it has everything you want for a pony and is available in some additional small pony sizes. It includes…

    • bridle with crystal browband (from £49.99)
    • reins (£22)
    • fly veil (£19.99)
    • saddle pad (from £35.99)
    • brushing boots (from £39.99)
    • overreach boots (from £12)
    • exercise bandages (from £19.99)
    • headcollar (from £29.99)

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