BR Classic cotton rug: ‘smart and bedding doesn’t stick to it’ 9/10

Welcome to our group test of summer sheets. All of the summer sheets in this group test have been put through their paces by dressage rider Jamie Broom and his wife Georgi, who run a busy livery and training yard near Windsor. Find out what they thought below.

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  • BR Classic cotton rug


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    Official description

    This anatomically shaped BR Classic cotton rug is made of strong poly cotton (65% cotton, 35% polyester). The chest is reinforced with an additional layer of poly cotton. The rug features two adjustable front straps with quick release clips and Velcro. In addition, the rug has a double stitched back seam with binding and a fleece wither protector. It further benefits from shoulder gussets; cross surcingles with elastic insert straps that are both adjustable and detachable and adjustable, detachable, elastic leg straps. The rug features zinc hardware with a matt silver-coloured finish. It is machine washable at 30°C.

    First impressions

    This rug looked smart, simple and well designed.

    Overview of performance

    This rug was smart enough to wear at a show and comfortable for the horses to wear in the stable. It stayed in place really well, but I did end up taking the elastic leg straps off as they were quite time consuming and  weren’t needed.

    Georgi’s likes and dislikes

    I like that bedding never sticks to it. I also like the shoulder gussets as it gives the horses good movement in the stable, however, I did find that there are slightly too many straps and buckles.


    I would recommend this — it’s on the more expensive side, but it’s good value as it works in the stable and as a smart rug to go to shows in. It is quite generous in size.

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