This week’s new to the market round-up features riding wear from Champion, Carrots, MacWet, Ariat and Veredus.
Champion ensure safety with added sparkle with their new Junor X-Air Dazzle Plus hat
New from Champion, the Junior X-Air Dazzle Plus features a dazzling coloured centre panel and sparkling silver vent, designed to ‘make little Champions sparkle’. This PAS015 helmet offers outstanding protection for junior heads as it’s built upon a lightweight yet super strong injection moulded shell and features a soft 4 point padded harness for added security. The hat also features a vented air flow system to help keep cool. The eye catching centre bling panel is available in sparkling silver, black or pink and in sizes 6¼ – 7¾.
RRP: From £75
Visit: www.championhats.co.uk or call 0113 270 7000
Create a buzz with Carrot’s new Bright Bee hat cover and riding gloves
Carrots’ Bright Bee hat cover is a sure fire way to turn heads out in the fields, on the cross-country course and around the yard. Thishat cover adds a dash of fun and eye-catching colour to any riding outfit. The hat cover also features a ‘bee-happy’ motto – a fitting phrase for those who are never happier than when on horseback! The hat cover will fit any size skull cap, transforming your safety equipment into something super special. Riders can complete the look with the matching gloves. These lightweight black and yellow gloves offer a stretch fit and reinforced leather fingers and thumb for rein grip and durability. Available in sizes to fit ages 5-10 years.
Visit: www.carrotsuk.com or call 01245 445 362
Rising to the challenge with Ariat’s new paddock boots and show chaps
With the evolution of design and technology in equestrian footwear, it is now possible to achieve a smart look, without tall boots, thanks to the new Ariat Challenge Square Toe Paddock Boots and Close Contour Show Chaps. Teaming beautifully together this combination provides wearers with comfort, technical excellence and a stunning, yet traditional look. The Challenge Paddock Boots are available in a Zip or Dress style, in cognac, black or chocolate and feature a striking square toe and are made from high quality calf leather, in a streamlined design. By incorporating a moisture-wicking lining and sockliner into the Paddock Boots, Ariat have ensured that feet can remain at a consistent temperature during activity, meanwhile the ATS technology helps ensure long lasting comfort and support in and out of the saddle and a Duratread outsole keeps feet stable. Available in ladies sizes 3-8.5. The beautiful half chaps have a full length elasticated panel on the lateral side to give a flexible and close contact fit, with a High Spanish cut topline to elongate the leg and a stretch skirt for a smart look over co-ordinating short boots. The full-length back zip system makes them easy to put on and take off and a keeper helps to provide a sleek appearance. Choose from black, waxed chocolate, chocolate or cognac. Available in a range of heights and widths, from XXS to XL.
RRP: £129.99 for the Challenge Paddock Boots and £134.99 for the Close Contour Show Chaps.
Visit: www.ariat.com or call 01367 242818
Veredus introduces some yin and yang into its boots
Renowned horse boot manufacturer Veredus has launched its latest riding boot and mini chaps, which boast an innovative yin and yang system – essentially giving you two boots in one. The short boot Armonia and mini chap Accordo offer the perfect balance between practicality and performance, thanks to a simple hooking and unhooking system which transforms a technical short boot into an elegant tall one. Durability and comfort are the key features of the Armonia; with its shock absorbing sole, anti-twist system and heat-regulating insulation. Like the Accordo, the finest leather ensures a classy appearance. Available in black, in a range of sizes.
RRP: £220 for Armonia and £170 for Accordo.
Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk or call 01352 763350
New breeches from Ariat
Ariat has added the new acclaim breeches to its Olympia range. Made from four-way stretch nylon and cotton twill fabric the Ariat Olympia acclaim breeches come in two versions; knee patch design or full seat style. The patented V3 technology is used to give multi-directional stretch to accommodate riders’ varying hip angles. The calf fit system helps give a comfortable and adaptable fit on the lower leg, removing the risk of rubbing seams or irritation from bulky closures. The brand new dove-tailed design at the back of the knee also helps remove fabric bulk. The new breeches are available in charcoal or navy in ladies sizes 22-36, regular and long length.
RRP: From £139.99
Sprenger is spurred on by design
Sprenger has updated its popular Comfort Roller spurs to include a vertical rowel making them FEI and BD legal. The unique, innovative design ensures a softer aid for horses, thanks to the positioning of the rowel and its increased thickness. Favorites with Michael and Maria Eilberg, the spurs are ideal for horses with more sensitive skin or when their coat is changing as they don’t mark. As with all Sprenger spurs the Comfort Rollers fit perfectly to your riding boots, without any pressure or movement, to ensure maximum effect. The spurs are available in Ultra Fit and Ultra Fit Extra Grip (rubber covered).
RRP: From £66.40
Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk or call 01352 763350