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13 pairs of boots that are ready to tackle yard life


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  • 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 smart 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. If waterproofing is a key deciding factor for you, or you prefer a longer style, it might also be worth checking out our selection of the best wellington boots or neoprene wellies on the market – they’re more technical than you might expect.

    Here’s a selection of some of the best yard boots available right now (listed alphabetically)…

    Ariat Barnyard Twin Gore II waterproof boot

    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.

    In the UK? View now at ariat.com
    In the US? View now at ariat.com

    Bareback Kentucky Storm waterproof jodhpur boots

    Bareback Kentucky Storm waterproof jodhpur boots

    Fit: Unisex | Colours: Black, mocha or Bordeaux | Sizes: UK 3–12 | RRP: £149 |

    Bareback Footwear say these boots are designed to be with you at your worst (in the cold and wet), but keeping you looking and feeling your best. They have a waterproof membrane that runs throughout the entire boot and a removable moulded insole for cushioning and shock absorption. They feature fully adjustable laces for a perfect fit, added ankle support and ease of putting on, plus have a padded full ankle and collar with reinforced boot pull. They’re smart enough to wear out and safe to wear in the saddle.

    View at barebackfootwear.com

    Brogini Montieri heavy-duty yard boot

    Brogini Montieri heavy-duty yard boot

    Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Brown | Sizes: EU 37–43 | RRP: £85 |

    Described as exceptionally comfortable and perfect for yard work, riding and walking, these boots feature a non-slip rubber sole, waterproof membrane and insulating PU midsole. 

    View at brogini.com

    Dublin Venturer boots III 

    Dublin Venturer boots III 

    Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: 3–8 | RRP: £87.99 

    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. 

    More info at dublinclothing.co.uk
    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Fairfax & Favor Sheepskin Lined Boudica boots

    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.

    View now at fairfaxandfavor.com

    Hy Atlantic winter boots

    Hy Atlantic winter boots

    Fit: Unisex and children’s | Colours: Black | Sizes: EU 29–41 | RRP: From £35.99 |

    This versatile boot with a high sided sole is ultra-tough and offers excellent grip in all weathers. The long neoprene leg provides valuable warmth and protection against wind, with water resistant properties to protect against splashes. Three reflective touch tape fastenings ensure a personal fit and the boot is lined with faux fur fleece for comfort and heat retention. Easy to clean, the sole and neoprene leg can be rinsed off and will dry quickly.

    More info at hy-equestrian.com
    View now at viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

    Mark Todd Kiwi waterproof boots

    Mark Todd Kiwi waterproof boots

    Fit: Unisex | Colours: Brown | Sizes: EU 36–46 | RRP: £99.98

    These pull-on yard boots are fully waterproof and have a special padded footbed for extra comfort.

    In the UK? View now at equus.co.uk or viovet.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Mountain Horse Wild River lace paddock boots

    Mountain Horse Wild River lace paddock boots

    Fit: Unisex | Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: 3.5–10 | RRP: £129

    Made with pliable, oily full grain leather, these boots have a shock-absorbing memory foam sole system and slip-resistant rubber soles. The lace-up style ensures they are easy to take on and off, while the padded collar offers protection against rubbing. They also have a waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry.

    View at mountainhorse.se

    The Original Muck Boot Company Chore 2K boots

    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.

    More info at muckbootcompany.co.uk
    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Shires Moretta Ottavia laced country boots

    Shires Moretta Ottavia laced country boots

    Fit: Ladies’ | Colours: Brown | Sizes: 4–9 | RRP: £64.99

    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.

    More info at shiresequestrian.com
    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Toggi Kodiac boots

    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.

    More info at toggi.com
    In the UK? View now at naylors.com

    Tuffa Fjord yard boots

    Tuffa Fjord boots

    Fit: Unisex | Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: 4–12 | RRP: £115 |

    These boots combine a comfortable, smart looking jodhpur boot with a durable, rubber riding sole and Sympatex breathable and waterproof membrane, which keeps your feet warm and dry.

    View at tuffaboots.com

    Woof Wear short yard boots

    Woof Wear short yard boots

    Fit: Unisex and children’s | Colours: Black | Sizes: EU 33–46 | RRP: From £39.99 |

    This boot has been updated and redesigned with a heavy-duty sole for increased durability and grip in all terrains. It has a no-fuss single strap fastening that tightens through a loop, making them quick and easy to take on and off. They also feature a full fleece lining and have a comfortable insole with arch support.

    View now at equus.co.uk


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