Want to impress in the show ring? Try one of these shaped showing numnahs

Caldene Sheepskin Showskin


This 100% Austrailian sheepskin showskin numnah fits discreetly under the saddle and rolls neatly around the edges. It features a saddleflap strap to hold it in place. Available in brown or black, in sizes pony, cob and full.
RRP: £125
Visit: www.caldene.co.uk or call 01274 711011

NuuMed HiWither anti-slip working hunter numnah

2. NuuMed-HiWither Anti Slip - WH - Mesh Mesh

NuuMed’s HiWither anti-slip working hunter numnah is a proven performer on all shapes of horse. The numnah benefits from anti-slip, eco-friendly mesh on the top and underside, which provides contact with the horse’s back and the saddle. The rest of the numnah is made using 5oz quilt with a polycotton drill outer. It also features Velcro top straps and girth straps. Available in black, brown and white, in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The numnah is also available with a ‘sticky’ top and mesh underside.
RRP: £70
Visit: www.nuumed.com or call 01458 210324

Acavallo shaped gel pad

5. gel pad

This dual-purpose shaped gel pad is both anti-slip and shock absorbing. It can be used directly on the skin or between a numnah and the saddle. The special gel is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and won’t react adversely to the skin. It has a super soft yet sticky exterior, which grips to the saddle and the horse, eliminating unwanted movement. The pad is made with a solid piece of gel; it can be trimmed without changing its integrity, which lends itself perfectly to the showing world. Create the illusion of riding traditionally without a numnah, whilst still offering your horse top-level comfort allowing him to perform at his best.
RRP: £42.50
Visit: www.horsehealth.co.uk

LeMieux Lambskin working hunter numnah


The luxurious Lemieux Merino lambskin working hunter numnah has a discrete edge with an elasticated panel strap. It features a cut away girth area, which allows the saddle to fit snugly whilst minimising slippage. The numnah is forward cut to fit a working hunter show saddle and comes in various sizes to suit a variety of competitors. The lambskin offers your horse shock absorption, sweat absorption and imperative for the show ring, presence!
RRP: £76.95
Visit: www.horsehealth.co.uk

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