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Best winter yard boots for riding: Horse & Hound’s tester ranks her favourites

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  • The best winter yard boots for riding are versatile — they are just as good to wear in the saddle as they are on the yard, mucking out and traipsing through fields. A good boot should fit well — adjustable is a bonus — and be comfortable, allowing for a short period of breaking in; they should also be easy to put on and take off and look smart. Features that make a pair of boots good for the yard include being waterproof, sturdy, easy to clean and a good grippy sole. A boot that will also be worn while in the saddle, should also be nice to ride in and provide a close contact with your horse.


    Horse & Hound has been working with a number of professional riders, trainers and yards to put a range of products to the test in a busy yard environment. And here are the results…

    Horse & Hound’s pick of the best winter yard boots for riding


    *H&H APPROVED*

    HyLand Waterford winter country riding boots

    RRP £99.99

    HyLand Waterford winter country riding boots review

    “I loved the style of these boots — they looked well made, smart enough to wear out but not so smart that I felt bad wearing them in the mud, which was the perfect balance.”

    9/10

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    *H&H APPROVED*

    Ariat Coniston Pro GTX Insulated boots

    RRP £360

    Ariat Coniston Pro GTX Insulated boots review

    “Overall, these boots were fantastic. The fit was amazing — it was great that you could adjust the calf width all the way down — and they were really warm and comfortable.”

    9/10

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    Brogini Winchester lace-up country boots

    RRP £125

    Brogini Winchester lace-up country boots review

    “I liked the style of these boots and found them quite versatile. They fitted well in the foot, but I found they had quite a wide calf.”

    8/10

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    Dublin River Grain boots

    RRP £169.99

    Dublin River Grain boots review

    “These boots kept my feet really dry, whatever I took them through, and they were comfortable enough to wear all day. I also found them easy to clean.”

    8/10

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    Muck Boot Unisex Colt Ryder Tall boots

    RRP £100

    Muck Boot Unisex Colt Ryder Tall boots review

    “I found these boots really warm, comfortable and waterproof. I didn’t like wearing these for riding, but for everything else they were ideal.”

    7/10

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    Meet the product tester

    Jamie and Georgi Broom run Lakeside Equestrian, a busy livery and training yard in Berkshire. Jamie is a dressage rider and, prior to taking over Lakeside Equestrian with Georgi, was in the Household Cavalry.


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