Ariat winter wear A/W 16

ariat-2Surviving the winter can be challenging if you live in the colder regions like I do. Thankfully Ariat has a great seasonal winter wear collection to help you look your best and stay warm when around the barn or riding.


I’ve highlighted a few of my favourite winter items here:


Cadence Wool 1/4 Zip Top

A perfect addition to my winter wardrobe, the Cadence Wool ¼ Zip uses Ariat’s innovative Cold Series technology, along with moisture wicking properties to help regulate temperature and maintain comfort. The washable Merino wool fabric retains warmth when wet and delivers antibacterial properties to reduce odour. ariat-3Perfect as a base layer, the top features a mock collar for a smart appearance. I love it because I like thin functional layers that keep me warm and stylish at the same time.

Ideal Down Vest

The Ideal Down Vest is perfectly versatile for the cooler season and is super flattering. Not only is it filled with down insulation to keep you cosy, but it is also packable and folds up to fit into an attached pouch, making it easy to transport. Made from lightweight 20 denier fabric, the vest is easily portable for days out and perfect as an under or over layer when temperatures plummet. I love it because it is so thin, yet warm, fits with everything and has pretty much been my everyday go to piece for every winter temperature as the main layer or an intermediate layer.

ariat-4Madden Parka

So, how did I survive without this one before? No idea! For walking and riding, the Madden Parka really is the ultimate winter outer layer. It’s made from a waterproof stretch shell for flexibility in the saddle, along with waterproof seam sealing and zipper construction, this jacket truly protects against driving rain and damp conditions. It’s features include saddle vents, inner storm cuff, removable hood sized to fit over a riding helmet, an adjustable waist and a 2-way zipper. The honeycomb inner quilting and polyfill insulation enhance comfort and warmth. The Madden Parka is absolutely perfect for chilly temperatures. I love it because it’s classy, functional and super wonderfully warm.

Olympia Acclaim RR Full Seat breeches

Apart from the fact that the breech has my initials in the name (it was meant to be!), this truly is every dressage riders dream.  The breeches incorporate the patented V3® technology which uses an elastic ‘V’ panel in the back of the waistband offering multi-directional stretch to accommodate riders’ varying hip angles and ensure total freedom of movement when riding. (…it really does!) It’s made from Schoeller®, a prestige four-way stretch nylon and cotton twill fabric, for maximum comfort and flexibility in the saddle, the breeches also feature a stretch Clarino™ full seat and contrast colour detailing at front and back pockets. To ensure the perfect fit – no matter what leg shape – the exclusive Calf Fit System™ is also utilised in the breeches to provide you a smooth, comfortable and adaptable fit without the risk of rubbing seams or irritation from bulky closures. This snug fit ensures a smooth line under long boots and chaps and accommodates any leg shape. These breeches include the FEI logo, positioned within the pocket. I love it because of the impeccable fit, the breathable yet still warm fabric and the edgy design and color accents.

ariat-5Insulated Tek Grip Gloves

These gloves really are designed to accommodate the demands of the sport.They are constructed with Polartec® Wind Pro ® stretch fleece for maximum insulation, with a hardface coating on the fleece for abrasion and water resistance. I love them because they are still thin enough to have a good connection with the reigns, yet wonderfully warm when riding at -1c and fit perfectly with every winter riding look.

Bromont Pro Tall H2O Insulated

These beauties deserve a separate review of their own: FA-BU-LOUS! Watch this space for a special Bromont highlight in the next few weeks… If you ride in the cold, you NEED these boots!

Enjoy your ride in your own Ariat winter wear!

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