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Equestrian Riding Tights

by Eland Lodge 24 Mar 2022 0 Comments

What are riding tights and the differences between breeches, jodhpurs and riding tights?

Designed similarly to leggings you might wear at the gym; riding tights are an alternative to jodhpurs and breeches. Due to their thinner material, they allow you to be more flexible and comfortable while still providing you with a stylish alternative to jodhpurs. They are perfect for riding, mucking out and can even be worn at the gym. Many brands, including Blackfort Equestrian, Shires, Ariat, and Toggi, have a great selection of riding tights that come in a variety of styles, colours, and patterns. Riding tights also tend to offer features like full silicone seat for security in the saddle, high waist for comfort and style, belt loops and a pocket to put your phone in.

When should I wear riding tights?

The best thing about riding tights is how versatile they are, they are great for a casual and comfortable look around the stables while still being practical and fashionable. They are great to wear while riding, one of the benefits to them being made from a thinner material means that you have a closer feel with the horse, and if you have a horse that likes to keep you on your toes, the full grip seat feature will really help you to stay in the saddle (we’ve all been there). What about when it rains? Well, it’s quite common for riding tights to be made from a waterproof material so even when you’re out hacking and get caught in the rain or have a cheeky pony who likes to wiggle during bath time, rest assured your legs will stay dry.

What are the pro's to getting riding tights?

  • They are lightweight, breathable, and made from stretchy material that allows you to be more flexible
  • They tend to have features that jodhpurs and breeches don’t have like phone pockets
  • They come in a range of colours and patterns
  • You can also wear them at the gym (if you’re not too tired from all that riding)
  • They are a more casual and comfortable option to wear at the yard/stable.

What are the cons to getting riding tights?

  • Due to them being a more casual option you don’t tend to see riding tights at competitions

Equestrian Riding Tights

Which riding tights should I buy?

Our team of experts have compiled a list of their favorite 5 pairs of riding tights to help you find the right pair that will make you feel confident and comfortable not only on the yard, but also in the saddle.

Blackfort Equestrian Ladies Riding Tights 

Blackfort Equestrian Ladies Riding Tights

The Blackfort Equestrian Ladies Riding Tights provide all-day comfort and flexibility. Designed with the busy, fashion-conscious rider in mind, you’ll appreciate both the flattering fit and the performance in and out of the saddle.

Made from a technical material that provides a four-way stretch and a compression feel, these quality riding tights will keep you feeling supported when out riding, around the yard, or even at the gym.

And that’s not all! The moisture-wicking, breathable, and quick-drying material is ideal for all weather conditions, so there’s nothing to stop you from getting out and about in the glorious British countryside.

Designed for women of all shapes and sizes; and in a range of colours, these premium but affordable riding tights from Blackfort Equestrian are a great addition to every horse rider’s wardrobe. These all-purpose, full seat riding tights with subtle details and stylish good looks won’t let you down.


Shires Ladies Aubrion Team Riding Tights

The Shires Aubrion Team Riding Tights are the perfect example of elegant equestrian style that offers outstanding technical performance. They have lots of features that are sure to tick all the boxes, including a full silicone seat and leg grips to make sure you stay secure in the saddle, a supportive waistband so you don’t have to keep pulling them up, and an extremely handy phone pocket on the thigh.

Shires Ladies Aubrion Team Riding Tights


Ariat Ladies Team EOS Full Seat Riding Tights

Ariat Ladies Team EOS Full Seat Riding Tights

With summer just around the corner these riding tights are a must! Featuring perforated leg panels, you'll stay cool while riding on those hot summer days. Additionally, they provide supportive, stylish, and practical features, including a full seat grip, handy pockets (including one for your phone), and a wide waistband with a zipped pocket on the back. In the signature Ariat team colors, these riding tights will go with anything in your horsey wardrobe.


Toggi Ladies Sculptor Riding Tights

Toggi Ladies Sculptor Riding Tights

With a great range of colours and a stylish design, the Toggi Sculptor Riding Tights are an everyday riding essential. They are made from and technical fabric, which is supportive, breathable, and flexible, everything that a good pair of riding tights should be. The sporty style is perfect for the gym with all the features you’d see in a classic pair of gym leggings, with the addition of silicone knee grips and a handy thigh phone pocket. Another nice addition is the reflective prints that are perfect little detail to help you be more visible on the roads.


Horseware Ladies Technical Riding Tights

Horseware Ladies Technical Riding Tights

The Horseware Ladies Technical Riding Tights have been engineered for optimum performance, they feature silicone grips, a thigh phone pocket and body-mapping structure. These riding tights are a summer must have with UPF 30 sun protection, anti-odour treatment, breathable mesh panels behind the knee and waist and they are thermo-regulating to ensure you stay cool over summer.

Available in black with red detailing they are a classic, smart and functional pair of riding tights.

Horseware Ireland

You can take a look at our full riding tight collection here if you're thinking about adding riding tights to your horsey wardrobe or if you'd like to treat yourself to a new pair.

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