Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. This week we bring you 12 of the best grip and performance reins


HyCLASS half rubber show reins

1.0151 - HyCLASS - Half Rubber Show Reins

Made from quality leather, these reins feature a leather outer and an inner grip. They are available in black and brown, in sizes full and pony.

RRP: £20

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Silver Crown flexible reins

2.Silver Crown Flex Reins 300dpi image

These reins feature internally reinforced rubber and martingale stops. They are made with J.E. Sedgewicks English leather and have stainless steel fittings.

They come in black with black stitching, nut with white stitching and conker with white stitching, in sizes cob/fill and pony/cob.

RRP: £68

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Vespucci hand grip rubber reins

3.Hand Grip Reins 4

These reins have leather stoppers every 6cm and are shorter in length to avoid getting the foot caught in the excess loop.

RRP: £84

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Sue Carson Saddles eventa reins


These non-slip 5/8″ reins are made from quality leather and are manufactured by a UK. They come in black and brown.

RRP: £60

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Kate Negus Saddlery eventa grip reins


These reins are made from English leather and feature a grip covering.

RRP: £105

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Albion Saddlemakers eventa reins

6.ALBION KB Reins Black

These reins (pictured top) have 75% more flexibility than standard rubber grip reins and are available in full size, warmblood and made to measure. They come in black or brown with stainless steel hooks, stainless steel buckles, brass hooks or brass buckles.

RRP: £75

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Schockemöhle Sports XTreme Line rubber reins


These rubber reins with hook and stud feature a martingal stop and are made with Swarovski elements.

RRP: £69.95

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BR rubber reins


These rubber grip reins are strengthened with nylon and feature rein stops and hook stud billets. They are availble in full in tobacco/gold, brown/silver, brown/gold or black/silver.

RRP: £22.95

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Wolds Exclusive Bling half rubber lined reins


These flat dressage reins are made from English leather.

RRP: from £50

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Dever Saddlery bio grip reins


These English leather reins feature stainless steel fittings and flexible pimpled rubber grip. They are available in full and pony.

RRP: £53.95

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GFS insider grip reins


These full size reins feature an inside rubber grip and come in havana and black.

RRP: £29.99

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Harry Dabbs continental reins


These reins have a slim line of rubber interwoven in the fabric and are made from English leather. They come with leather martingale stops and are available in black or havana in full size only.

RRP: £60

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