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Weatherbeeta 10
Horseware Ireland 7
Shires 7
Equi-Thème 7
Masta 1
Ekkia 1
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Beige / Natural 1
Black 3
Blue 10
Green 2
Grey 2
Pattern / Print 1
Purple 4
Red 5
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£38.00 - £117.00
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Standard Neck 5
Fixed Neck Combo 2
Detachable Neck 3
Rug Size
3'9" (45") 1
4'0" (48") 10
4'3" (51") 9
4'6" (54") 12
4'9" (57") 12
5'0" (60") 18
5'3" (63") 16
5'6" (66") 23
5'9" (69") 21
6'0 (72") 20
6'3 (75") 19
6'6 (78") 20
6'9 (81") 22
7'0 (84") 25
7'3" (87") 12
Pony 2
Cob 2
Full 2
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No Fill 16
100g 1
150g 1
200g 2
220g 2
300g 4
350g 2
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Tempest Original 4
Highlander Original 3
Highlander Plus 1

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  1. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Combo Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £109.99

    From: £98.99

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Combo Turnout Rug is a well designed rug with additional features for comfort and protection. With a super strong and durable 1200D triple weave outer fabric with waterproof and breathable repel shell coating, this rug is made to truly perfom and stand up to daily wear and tear as well as making a great choice for horses which are hard on their rugs. The detachable neck gives versatility for different horses and weather conditions. 

    The ComFiTec Plus Dynamic range feature additional features for a premium performance turnout rug. Traditional side gussets and elasticated, removable leg straps ensure true freedom of movement. The Ezi-Clip front closure and twin cross surcingles ensure this turnout rug is quick and easy to put on. The tail flap is designed to be larger to offer a higher level of protection from wind and rain. The unique, shaped memory foam wither pad offers comfort and protection to the sensitive wither area, contouring to the horse's shape and lifting the rug off the withers. Reflective strips to the front and rear give extra visibility.

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Combo Turnout Rug with integrated neck cover is a great choice for warmer days when the rain is persistent to keep your horse clean and dry.

    Features:

    No fill (0g)
    Integrated combo neck design
    1200D triple weave ripstop outer
    Breathable
    Memory foam wither pad
    Reflective strips for added visibility
    Large tail flap for added protection
    Elasticated leg straps
    Side gussets for freedom of movement
    Boa fleece padding at the withers for comfort


    Covered by the WeatherBeeta 3 Year Warranty on hardware. waterproofness and breathability.

    Available in Purple/Black; sizes 4'0 - 7'3

     

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  2. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Standard Neck Turnout

    RRP £104.99

    From: £94.49

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Standard Neck Turnout Rug is a well designed rug with additional features for comfort and protection. With a super strong and durable 1200D triple weave outer fabric with waterproof and breathable repel shell coating, this rug is made to truly perfom and stand up to daily wear and tear as well as making a great choice for horses which are hard on their rugs. 

    The ComFiTec Plus Dynamic range feature additional features for a premium performance turnout rug. Traditional side gussets and elasticated, removable leg straps ensure true freedom of movement. The Ezi-Clip front closure and twin cross surcingles ensure this turnout rug is quick and easy to put on. The tail flap is designed to be larger to offer a higher level of protection from wind and rain. The unique, shaped memory foam wither pad offers comfort and protection to the sensitive wither area, contouring to the horse's shape and lifting the rug off the withers. Reflective strips to the front and rear give extra visibility.

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Standard Neck Turnout Rug is the ideal choice for mild, showery weather when added warmth isn't required.

    Features:

    No fill (0g)
    Standard neck design
    1200D triple weave ripstop outer
    Breathable
    Memory foam wither pad
    Reflective strips for added visibility
    Large tail flap for added protection
    Elasticated leg straps
    Side gussets for freedom of movement
    Boa fleece padding at the withers for comfort


    Covered by the WeatherBeeta 3 Year Warranty on hardware. waterproofness and breathability.

    Available in Purple/Black; sizes 4'0 - 7'3

     

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  3. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic No Fill Combo Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £84.99

    From: £62.99

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic No Fill (0g) Combo Neck Turnout Rug gives a classic style rug at a great price! With its strong and durable 600D ripstop outer, this full neck turnout rug offers robust protection from ears to tail. The ComFiTec Classic has a repel shell which is waterproof and breathable for complete comfort, with freedom of movement for the shoulders offered by the traditional side gussets. This turnout rug is secured by cross surcingles; twin, adjustable buckle chest straps and adjustable/removable web leg straps. 100% Boa fleece on the withers helps to prevent rubbing. The printed polyester lining is soft and shine-enhancing.

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic No Fill Standard Neck Turnout Rug is ideal for mild showery days when no additional warmth is needed.

    Features:

    No fill (0g)
    Combo neck design
    600D ripstop outer
    Breathable
    Side gussets for freedom of movement
    Boa fleece padding at the withers for comfort


    Covered by the WeatherBeeta 3 Year Warranty on hardware. waterproofness and breathability.

    Available in Red/Silver/Navy; size 4'0" - 7'3"

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  4. Horseware Ireland Amigo Aussie All Rounder Summer Sheet

    RRP £91.95

    From: £79.95

    The Horseware Ireland Amigo Aussie All Rounder Summer Sheet is one of our customers' favourite rugs for the changeable British weather.

    This durable summer sheet offers exceptional 90% UV protection to protect your horse's skin and coat in the warmest of weather, combined with a water-resistant coating which is ideal if your horse gets caught in a light shower. Made from 600D ripstop polyester it's designed to last year on year. The Aussie offers maximum breathability, along with being effective in protecting the horse against flies and biting insects. Silky lining at the shoulder prevents your horse from being rubbed.

    The Horseware Ireland Amigo Aussie All Rounder Summer Sheet features a disc front closure for enhanced freedom of movement and allowing your horse to graze comfortably. It also features a surefit neck design, leg arches for freedom of movement, cross surcingles, detachable neck hood for versatility and a wipe clean tail cord. The improved hood shape allows for greater coverage when your horse is grazing.

     

    Available in Forest Green, Cream & Burgundy Check

    Sizes 4'6" - 7' 3"

     

     

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  5. Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic Neck Cover

    RRP £54.99

    From: £49.49

    The Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic Neck Cover offers a comfortable, extremely durable turnout neck cover; this neck cover is particularly suitable for rug wreckers thanks to its incredibly strong 1200 denier outer material, designed to withstand all field conditions.  The Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic Neck Cover is designed for use with the ComFiTec Standard Neck rug range to offer more versatility and coverage on your rug. 

    • Super strong and durable 1200 denier triple weave outer shell with repel shell coating that is both waterproof and breathable
    • Available in a variety of fills to suit all weathers and seasons

     

    Warmth/Polyfill:                 0g & 100g & 220g 

    Colour:                                Purple/Black

    Size:                                    Pony - Warmblood

     

    Covered by the 3 Year WeatherBeeta Warranty for Waterproofness, Breathability, Fixtures & Fittings

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  6. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic No Fill Standard Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £74.99

    From: £67.49

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic No Fill (0g) Standard Neck Turnout Rug gives a classic style rug at a great price! With its strong and durable 600D ripstop outer, this turnout rug offers robust protection to cope with daily wear and tear. The ComFiTec Classic has a repel shell which is waterproof and breathable for complete comfort, with freedom of movement for the shoulders offered by the traditional side gussets. This turnout rug is secured by cross surcingles; twin, adjustable buckle chest straps and adjustable/removable web leg straps. 100% Boa fleece on the withers helps to prevent rubbing. The printed polyester lining is soft and shine-enhancing.

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic No Fill Standard Neck Turnout Rug is ideal for mild showery days when no additional warmth is needed.

    Features:

    No fill (0g)
    Standard neck design
    600D ripstop outer
    Breathable
    Side gussets for freedom of movement
    Boa fleece padding at the withers for comfort


    Covered by the WeatherBeeta 3 Year Warranty on hardware. waterproofness and breathability.

    Available in Red/Silver/Navy; size 4'0" - 7'3"

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  7. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Detachable Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £119.99

    From: £107.99

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Detach-A-Neck Turnout Rug is a well designed rug with additional features for comfort and protection. With a super strong and durable 1200D triple weave outer fabric with waterproof and breathable repel shell coating, this rug is made to truly perfom and stand up to daily wear and tear as well as making a great choice for horses which are hard on their rugs. The detachable neck gives versatility for different horses and weather conditions. 

    The ComFiTec Plus Dynamic range feature additional features for a premium performance turnout rug. Traditional side gussets and elasticated, removable leg straps ensure true freedom of movement. The Ezi-Clip front closure and twin cross surcingles ensure this turnout rug is quick and easy to put on. The tail flap is designed to be larger to offer a higher level of protection from wind and rain. The unique, shaped memory foam wither pad offers comfort and protection to the sensitive wither area, contouring to the horse's shape and lifting the rug off the withers. Reflective strips to the front and rear give extra visibility.

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic 0g Lightweight Detach-A-Neck Turnout Rug is the ideal choice for mild, showery weather when added warmth isn't required.

    Features:

    No fill (0g)
    Detach-A-Neck design
    1200D triple weave ripstop outer
    Breathable
    Memory foam wither pad
    Reflective strips for added visibility
    Large tail flap for added protection
    Elasticated leg straps
    Side gussets for freedom of movement
    Boa fleece padding at the withers for comfort


    Covered by the WeatherBeeta 3 Year Warranty on hardware. waterproofness and breathability.

    Available in Purple/Black; sizes 4'0 - 7'3

     

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  8. Shires Tempest Original Summer Shield With Mesh Fly Combo Rug

    RRP £49.99

    From: £49.95

    If you are looking for a fly sheet which protects against flies, coat bleaching and dust, then the Shires Tempest Original Summer Shield With Mesh Fly Combo Rug is the answer. This rug offers a lightweight upper fabric which blocks 80% of the suns harmful UV rays to prevent coat bleaching whilst the lower panel allows for full air ventilation to keep your horse cool and bug free.  The fabric is quick drying making the rug suitable for use in the stable or field during the milder months.

    The added bonus of this highly functional rug is that it has an integrated neck cover which fastens with touch close straps, buckled double breast straps, fillet string, mane and wither lining to prevent rubbing and a large tail flap. This rug offer 80% UV block from harmful radiation and sun bleaching whilst keeping your horse protected from the sun, bugs and cool.  This rug is made from quick drying material and is suited for stable or turnout wear thanks to its ripstop outer.

    This rug is machine washable.

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  9. Equi-Thème Tyrex 600D Combo Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £74.90

    From: £60.99

    The Equi-Theme Tyrex 600D Combo Neck Turnout Rug is a superbly robust, waterproof turnout rug. The full neck design is extremely popular for providing full neck coverage against the elements. This rug is supplied with a 12 month manufacturers guarantee for peace of mind. This waterproof, breathable turnout rug features a robust and durable 600 Denier ripstop polyester outer with taped seams and nylon lining for ultimate comfort.

    This rug features a very large waterproof tail flap for the ultimate coverage and protection from the elements, synthetic sheepskin padding at withers, low-cross surcingles, and an adjustable rear strap with front, quick release t bar fastenings to the chest reinforced with self-gripping bands.

    This horse turnout rug is supplied in navy / grey in 4'6 - 7'0; available in a variety of weights to suit all seasons.

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  10. Equi-Thème Tyrex 600D Polar Fleece Standard Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £52.90

    From: £47.99

    The Equi-Theme Tyrex 600D Polar Fleece Standard Neck Turnout Rug is a superbly robust, waterproof turnout rug. It has the added benefit of a polar fleece lining to help wick away excess moisture and to prevent chills.  This rug is supplied with a 12 month manufacturers guarantee for peace of mind. This waterproof, breathable turnout rug features a robust and durable 600 Denier ripstop polyester outer with taped seams and nylon lining for ultimate comfort.

    This turnout rug features a very large waterproof tail flap for the ultimate coverage and protection from the elements, synthetic sheepskin padding at withers, low-cross surcingles and an adjustable fillet string. The front chest fastenings are quick-release T bars which are reinforced with self-gripping bands.

    Available in Navy/Grey or Black/Light Blue; sizes 4'0 - 7'0

    Neck cover is sold separately - click here to shop!

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  11. Horseware Ireland Waterproof Fly Rug Liner
    £39.95

    The Horseware Ireland Waterproof Fly Rug Liner effectively converts your fly rug into a lightweight turnout rug - ideal for those unpredicatable summer showers! This Horseware Fly Rug Liner is extremely lightweight and breathable to keep your horse cool and offers 100% UV protection. An absorbent middle layer works to wick away any sweat while a shallow cut prevents your horse from overheating when the weather is hot. The polyester lining is shine-enhancing and prevents rubs. This rug liner features a single front closure and each to use attachment fastenings.

    Compatible with the following Horseware Ireland fly rugs:

    Please note: the Horseware Ireland Waterproof Fly Rug Liner is not compatible with pony versions of fly rugs.

     

    Available in White

    Sizes 4'6" - 7'3"

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  12. Horseware Ireland Rambo Optimo Supreme Summer Sheet

    RRP £131.95

    From: £117.95

    The Horseware Ireland Rambo Optimo Supreme Summer Sheet is an innovative summer rug designed to keep your horse comfortable throughout hotter weather. Boasting many unique and useful features, the Rambo Optimum Supreme Summer Sheet has 65% UV protection to protect your horse's skin and coat from sun damage and bleaching. This summer sheet is particularly suited to broader horses; Horseware's patented split technology gives a huge level of freedom through the shoulder so as not to restrict any movement. 

    The innovative, unique front design of this summer sheet is designed to fasten differently, protecting the chest and neck from rubbing and ensuring the maximum level of comfort for your horse while turned out and grazing. This summer sheet is designed with a polycotton outer fabric with 40% cotton blend to give superior breathability, making sure your horse stays cool even in the hottest weather. The hood is detachable for complete versatility.


    Features:

    • 65% UV protection
    • Breathable polycotton outer to ensure your horse stays cool
    • Especially suited to broader horses with patented split technology at the shoulder
    • Unique front design prevents rubbing on the chest
    • Detachable hood for versatility


    Available in Navy Check/Navy, White & Beige

    Sizes 5'0 - 7'3

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  13. Horseware Ireland Amigo Hero 600D Ripstop Plus Lite 0G Turnout Rug

    RRP £84.95

    From: £76.46

    The Horseware Ireland Amigo Hero 600D Ripstop Plus Lite 0G Turnout Rug is designed with a super tough, waterproof and breathable outer which is designed to both protect your horse and stand up to everyday wear and tear in the field. The polyester lining is anti-bacterial, anti-static and shine enhancing which promotes healthy skin and coat. This Amigo Hero rug is fastened with a classic front closure, two surcingles and has a tail holding strap which lifts the tail flap away from the horse when needed. Leg arches offer comfort and freedom of movement.

    Detachable neck for versatility.


    Available in Fig/Navy & Tan; sizes 5'6 - 7'0

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  14. WeatherBeeta ComfiTec Premier Free II Lite 0G Turnout Rug

    RRP £129.99

    From: £116.99

    Designed for high levels of comfort and complete freedom of movement, the WeatherBeeta ComfiTec Premier Free II Lite 0G Turnout Rug offers excellent protection in the field and is brimming with additional features. This new style Premier Free is compatible with WeatherBeeta's NEW liner system to give further rug weight options.


    Features:

    - No fill - liner compatible 
    - Full Embrace Wrap for a huggable fit with concealed Ezi-Buckle closure for optimum safety out in the field
    - Full tail wrap flap with a 2-piece design to wrap around the horse's quarters
    - Memory Foam Wither Relief Pad which contours to the horse's shape and lifts the rug off the withers
    - Reflective gusset and insert on the tail wrap
    - Twin low cross surcingles
    - Freedom System at the shoulder, featuring cupped shoulder darts with forward position gusset for ultimate freedom of movement
    - Elasticated, adjustable and removable leg straps for a secure, comfortable fit
    - Super strong, durable 1200 denier triple weave outer shell with repel shell coating which is both waterproof and breathable


    Available in Dark Blue/Grey/White; sizes 5'6 - 7'3

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  15. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Essential No Fill Combo Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £94.99

    From: £85.49

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Essential Lite Combo Neck Turnout Rug is a no fill (0g) rug designed for use in the field during warm/mild weather when protection from rain is needed without additional warmth. Complete with integrated full neck cover, this rug offers a great level of protection for your horse with a 1200D ripstop/repel shell for durablity against daily wear and tear. The ComFiTec Essential is waterproof and breathable for complete comfort. Freedom of movement for the shoulders is offered by the traditional side gussets. This turnout rug is secured by cross surcingles, adjustable twin buckle chest straps and adjustable/removable web leg straps. 100% Boa fleece padding on the withers helps to prevent rubbing, and the printed polyester lining is soft and encourages a shiny coat.

    Features:

    No fill (0g)
    Combo neck design
    1200D ripstop outer
    Breathable
    Side gussets for freedom of movement
    Boa fleece padding at the withers for comfort


    Covered by the WeatherBeeta 3 Year Warranty on hardware. waterproofness and breathability.

    Available in Navy/Silver/Red; sizes 4'0 - 7'3

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  16. Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Classic Neck Cover

    RRP £47.99

    From: £38.69

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic Neck Cover offers a comfortable, durable turnout neck cover.  The Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Classic Neck Cover is designed for use with the ComFiTec Standard Neck rug range to offer more versatility and coverage on your rug. It attaches via clips to the D-rings on the WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Classic Turnout Rug and secures closed with velcro straps. This neck cover is shaped for freedom around the jaw while protecting the horse's neck.

    • 600 denier ripstop outer that is both waterproof and breathable
    • Available in a variety of fills to suit all weathers and seasons

     

    Warmth/Polyfill:                 0g & 220g 

    Colour:                                Red / Silver / Navy

    Size:                                    Pony - Warmblood

     

    Covered by the 3 Year WeatherBeeta Warranty for Waterproofness, Breathability, Fixtures & Fittings

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  17. Horseware Ireland Mio Lite Standard Neck Turnout Rug

    RRP £55.95

    From: £45.91

    The Horseware Ireland Mio Lite Turnout Rug is a classic turnout rug with a standard neck cut. Ideal for mild but wet days, the Mio Lite features a 600D polyester waterproof outer without fill and is fully breathable to the point of dripstop to keep your horse comfortable. The shine-enhancing polyester lining is antibacterial and anti-static.

    The Horseware Mio Turnout Rug features a classic front secure closure which is double fastened for added security and aligns with the point of shoulder for comfort. The front leg arches have a unique design which promote freedom of movement. This rug is further secured with cross surcingles and a tail strap.

    Features:

    - 0g fill
    - 600D waterproof outer
    - Standard neck
    - Breathable; shine-enhacing, anti-static and antibacterial liner

     

     Available in Dark Blue/Dark Blue & Red, Black/Turquoise & Black, Dark Blue/Aqua/Red or Navy/Tan; sizes 3'9 - 7'0

     

    This rug is also available in a combo neck version - click here.

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  18. Shires Highlander Plus Waterproof Fly Combo Rug

    RRP £89.99

    From: £57.99

    If you are looking for a fly sheet with all the benefits of a waterproof rug without having to swap rugs then the Shires Highlander Plus Performance Maxi-Flow Waterproof Fly Combo Rug is the answer. With a ShireTex 600 denier waterproof, breathable, ripstop top section it will keep your horse dry from unexpected downpours whilst the integrated lower section is made from maxi-flow mesh to protect against those annoying flies and encourage airflow.

    The added bonus of this highly functional rug is that it has an integrated neck cover which fastens with touch close straps and a generous adjustable belly flap for maximum coverage, buckled double breast straps, shoulder gussets, fillet string and a large tail flap. This rug offer 90% UV block which shields the horse from harmful UV radiation and sun bleaching whilst keeping him dry and cool.

    This rug is machine washable.

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  19. WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Premier Free Standard Neck Lite

    RRP £119.99

    From: £77.99

    The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Premier Free Light, in standard neck design, has been built and designed for high levels of freedom of movement, and boasts a list of amazing features.

    Super strong and durable, this turnout rug has a 1200D triple weave outer shell with repel shell coating that is both waterproof and breathable. This light rug has no fill, so is ideal for wearing on mild/warmer days to help keep your horse clean and dry.

    This rug is ideal for keeping horses safe in the field, particularly if they are prone to escaping from their rugs - the full embrace wrap provides a huggable fit to the horse, with the convenient Ezi-buckle closure hidden behind and secured with Velcro. This leaves less risk of the horse catching fittings on fencing, or being able to undo its rug. This lightweight turnout rug is secured with twin low cross surcingles and elasticated, adjustable and removable leg straps to ensure a secure, comfortable fit.

    Comfort and freedom of movement have been priority; a memory foam wither relief pad contours to your horse's shape and works to lift the rug off the withers, reducing rubbing and pressure. The freedom system features a cupped shoulder dart with a forward position gusset for ultimate freedom of movement. The full wrap tail flap has a two piece design which has been made to wrap around the horse's quarters, offering further protection and safety. For added visability, WeatherBeeta have included reflective strips to the gusset and tail wrap.

    This rug is covered by WeatherBeeta's 3 Year Warranty which covers hardware, waterproofness and breathability.

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  20. Horseware Ireland Mio All-In-One Lite Turnout Rug

    RRP £69.95

    From: £62.96

    The Horseware Ireland Mio Lite All-In-One Turnout Rug is a classic turnout rug which offers the full protection of a fixed combo neck. Ideal for mild but wet days, the Mio Lite features a 600D polyester waterproof outer without fill and is fully breathable to keep your horse comfortable. The shine-enhancing polyester lining is antibacterial and anti-static.

    The Horseware Mio Turnout Rug features a classic front secure closure which is double fastened for added security and aligns with the point of shoulder for comfort. The front leg arches have a unique design which promote freedom of movement. This rug is further secured with cross surcingles and a tail strap.

    Features:

    - 0g fill
    - 600D waterproof outer
    - Fixed combo neck
    - Breathable; shine-enhacing, anti-static and antibacterial liner

     

    Available in NEW Dark Blue/Dark Blue & Red or Dark Blue/Aqua/Red; sizes 3'9 - 7'0

     

    This rug is also available in a standard neck version - click here.

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Rain Sheets & Summer Sheets


Rain sheets are ideal to use through the summer months during wetter weather. They are waterproof rugs without fill, so will keep your horse clean and dry while making sure he stays a comfortable temperature.

Rain sheets and no-fill turnout rugs are also a good option for horses with a thick coat during the winter, keeping their coat clean and dry to save time before riding.

Summer sheets are light mesh sheets, usually made from cotton, which keep your horse clean during turnout in dry weather. The light coloured fabric will reflect sunlight, helping your horse to stay cool. Summer sheets will also stop darker coats from being bleached from the sun, so are an ideal choice for show horses.