Premier Equine Balmoral Leather Paddock/Riding Boots: ‘smart, comfortable and hardwearing’ 8/10

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  • Balmoral Leather Paddock/Riding Boots


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    Welcome to our new independent group test of short boots for horse riders. All of the boots in this group test have been put through their paces by five-star event rider and BE coach Jo Rimmer. Find out what she thought below.

    Official description

    The Balmoral leather paddock/riding boots from Premier Equine is a refined modern take on the classic ‘Chelsea’ boot. The elegant close ankle fit provides support to the ankle and the sole is shaped to offer arch support. The front zip function provides ease of use, while sleek ergonomic cut side elastic allows for flexibility and comfort.

    First impressions

    These boots looked smart with a lovely fit and were comfortable to wear everyday.

    Overview of performance

    These boots had a really good padded ankle and cushioned sole at the back that made them comfortable to wear without affecting my movement off the horse or my feeling when on the horse. They fitted really well and didn’t rub at all.

    Likes and dislikes

    I liked how padded and comfortable they were and how well they worked with the Premier Equine half chaps. The boots I tried were quite a light brown and so might be difficult to match with a different brand of half chap that is a different shade.

    NB: These boots were paired with the half chaps below for testing purposes.


    These boots are comfortable, hardwearing and do exactly what they need to.

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