Hot weather riding clothing
Make the most of the summer by riding as much as possible.
Did you know there is a wide range of products designed specifically to be worn in hot weather?
Wearing a strappy vest, shorts and flip-flops might be appealing when the weather warm but it is not appropriate clothing when around horses or riding. Clothing needs to be practical, safe, and most importantly comfortable.
Instead, why not try a technical base layer that wicks away moisture from your body when you are hot, cooling riding tights made from breathable material to keep you cool, and comfy paddock boots that will protect your feet and toes.
The great news is Dublin Clothing has everything you need to get out there and enjoy the summer.
In this blog we will take you through a few of our favourite pieces of technical summer riding clothing.
A good base layer is a must have for any equestrian wardrobe as they are versatile enough to be worn alone in the summer or layered up in the winter. Most base layers have long sleeves which are a sensible choice for the height of summer as they offer protection from the sun. This is particularly important if you are exposed for long periods of time or when the sun is at its strongest between 10am-4pm. Long sleeves also provide protection from abrasions or other minor scrapes you may suffer. Keeping cool is the important part of wearing long sleeves, look for a top that is made from mesh. The Dublin Maddison Long Sleeve Technical Airflow ¼ Zip Top is made from a stretch polyamide fabric which is highly breathable. It also features laser perforated airflow mesh detailing to keep you even cooler. Comfort Dry Technology will wick away moisture keeping you comfortable even if you sweat. Available in a sophisticated Salmon colour for Ladies size XS (8) – XXL (18).
The coolest tights around. Many riders choose to wear riding tights in the summer months as they tend to be less thick and bulky than traditional breeches and jodhpurs. It is also more common for riding tights to have mesh panels or perforation for extra breathability. The Dublin Cool-It Gel Riding Tights are the ultimate performance riding tights and a real rider favourite. What makes them so popular? These tights are made from a super four way stretch fabric which allows for complete freedom of movement in and out of the saddle. A full seat of PU silicone gel keeps you secure, and they are complete with belt loops for a sophisticated look. Available in six different colours in sizes to fit Ladies and Children.
In the summer months, ditch the tall riding boots and try paddock boots and half chaps instead. The two separate pieces will allow extra airflow without compromising that polished look of a tall boot. The Dublin Evolution Zip Paddock Boots are made from full grain European leather for a quality finish. They feature an RCS memory foam footbed and a full leather lining for all day comfort and wear. Complete with a YKK front zipper for durability and easy take on/off. Available in Black or Brown in sizes 4 to 8.
Complete the look with the Dublin Evolution Half Chaps. The benefit of wearing chaps is you can remove them after riding to cool down even more without having to take your boots off. These chaps are also made from a full grain European leather to match the Evolution Paddock Boots. Sophisticated enough for competition wear and comfortable enough for everyday riding. The elasticated leather calf gives a custom fit to the rider’s leg and a full length YKK zip gives strength and reliability. Available in Back or Brown in sizes Adult XS to XL.
Now you are ready to go out and enjoy the summer with your horse safely! Be sure to tag Dublin Clothing in any pictures you upload to social media, we would love to see them. If you enjoyed this blog, you might enjoy our What to wear for a dressage test: a guide to women’s and children’s clothing.