Stiff breeches and bulky jodhpurs move aside! Riding tights are the “must-have” equestrian legwear at the moment. Influenced by modern sportswear and designed with technical and breathable stretch fabrics, riding tights offer a whole range of benefits promoting performance and comfort whether you’re a happy hacker or training for competitions. Riders with busy lives (all of us!) can take advantage of the “activewear” look of riding tights; they work for riding, around the yard, on the school run, at the gym, dog walking, on the sofa… the list goes on!
Comfort is key with riding tights.
The top equestrian brands have done this so well - the latest riding tights are carefully designed to give full stretch, allowing you to move with complete freedom. Extra design features tailored to improve your position, security and experience in the saddle turn these from leggings into great equestrian sportswear. Choose full seat or knee grip options for added security in the saddle, thigh phone pockets for convenience and compression fabrics to improve muscle function while flattering your figure.
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If you’re looking for an alternative to breeches and jodhpurs, shop from our huge choice of riding tights. Each pair has been carefully selected by us for complete comfort, style and practicality, with seasonal summer and winter options making them wardrobe staple work for year-round wear.
For summer riding we recommend choosing lightweight riding tights with mesh panels that offer improved breathability, keeping you comfortable and cool. Summer riding tights are normally designed with quick-dry fabric, effectively wicking away any moisture to keep you dry. When the weather drops cold, winter riding tights are the perfect solution for keeping your legs warm. Shop fleece-lined riding tights for a cosy, comfortable feel against your legs! Once you try tights you won't look back, for both on the yard and for riding!
Which features should I look for when buying riding tights? Comfort and practicality is key with horse riding tights. Key features we are regularly asked for by customers include styles with high waist designs for a secure and supremely comfy fit, thigh pockets for keeping your phone safe and designs with a silicone full grip seat for improved stability when riding.
Riding “tights” – surely these are just for summer? Riding tights aren’t just for summer wear! Styles with a fleece lining will keep you warm and comfy through the winter months, without compromising your comfort or flexibility! They are also ideal for wearing under waterproof trousers as they are so lightweight and fit to you like a second skin.
What’s the difference between riding tights, jodhpurs and breeches? Horse riding tights are typically made from thinner, stretchier and more breathable fabric than your typical jodhpurs and breeches. They are based on functional sports legwear and are comfier, less restrictive and allows for better freedom of movement. Riding tights finish at the ankle and fit flush to your leg for comfort beneath long riding boots or half chaps. See more about the differences between riding legwear options in our blog here.