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Short boots – jodhpur boots – used to be exclusive to the wardrobe of Pony Club members.  The children wore them (highly polished ready for the condition and turnout inspection) as part of a ‘uniform’. They have become far more popular for working on the yard and in the paddock. The truth is that stable staff and horse owners benefit from a having a selection of boots to suit different tasks in widely varying weather conditions. Carefully looked after, good quality boots last for years thus making the initial investment worthwhile. Here is a selection of the finest short boots on the market, as featured in the January issue.

Alberto Fasciani

105 High Paddock Boots

Sizes: 35 – 45 | Colours: Black, Brown, Beige, Blue, Teal, Burgundy, Red, Orange | RRP: £179

These zipped paddock boots feature a raised ankle height, which allows the rider to ride with or without chaps. Made from the revolutionary new elastic custo (a butter-soft elastic rubber material), these boots give a superb fit and total protection against rain, water and mud. The ankle cuff has an easy velcro closure, while the outside YKK zip is curved for comfort and freedom of movement. The robust textile reinforcements make the boots extra tough and resistant to scratches, while the ergonomic sole gives optimum support.

Shaws Equestrian Ltd. | +44 (0)1335 370737 | www.albertofasciani.it

Ariat

Catalyst Defiant 8″ GTX 400g

Sizes: 7 – 11, 12 | Colours: Bitter Brown | RRP: £299.99

The Catalyst VX Defiant 8″ GTX 400g is the perfect boot for the serious outdoorsman. These premium performance boots are constructed from the finest waterproof leather and feature a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane as well as temperature-managing X-STATIC layer for odour protection. Ariat’s Cobalt VX technology protects, stabilises and supports to keep the wearer working hard while the 400g Thinsulate Ultra insulation provides exceptional warmth in extremely cold and damp conditions.

Heritage IV Zip H20

Sizes: 3 – 8.5 | Colours: Black | RRP: £149.99

The Heritage IV Zip H2O paddock boot combines classic styling with performance and versatility. It has a moisture-wicking and breathable lining to ensure feet stay dry and comfortable, a padded topline collar and elastic twin gore as well as a Waterproof Pro membrane to give protection from the elements. To ensure maximum performance, these boots are fitted with a stabilising lateral motion control device, a shock absorbing built in heel cushion and an engineered heel with landing area for ease of heel strike and gait.

Ariat | +44 (0)1367 242818 | www.ariat.com

B Jenkinson & Sons Ltd

Bramhope Boots

Sizes: 36 – 46 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £45.00

Leather lined for maximum comfort, the Elico Bramhope Boots are fashionable, high quality paddock boots that offer excellent support around the foot and ankle. Avaliable in black or brown, the design includes elastic inserts for flexibility and comfort, as well as hassle free rear YKK ankle zips for ease of use. The front laces give the boot an elegant touch, as does the double stitching detailing, while the non-slip soles aid to the functionality as they are designed for the stirrup.

Elico Hartshead Zipped Paddock Boots

Sizes:   36-46 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £39.95

A very stylish leather boot with zipped front, the Elico Hartshead Zipped Paddock Boots combine ease of use with a modern style. Elico Hartshead Zipped Paddock Boots he strong YKK zip fronts are ideal for those riders with a high instep, or wanting a short riding boot that is easy to put on and take off. This particular boot features a highly durable rubber sole, elasticated ankle and a stitched toe cap.

B Jenkinson & Sons Ltd   | +44 (0)1924 454681 | www.jenkinsonsequestrian.co.uk

Brogini Ltd

422 – Epsom Zipped Ankle Boot

Sizes: 3.5 – 11 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £69

The stylish Epsom boot features brogue detailing across the toe and along the front zipper. The ankles have a subtle curved elastic panel for easy on and off and flexibility when walking, and there is a small Brogini logo embossed into the ankle, as well as two spur studs on the heel. The rubber sole for the Epsom features air cushioning, which is shock absorbing and cushions the stride, while the toe is finished with a wingtip brogue design.

401 – Tivoli Zipped Ankle Boots

Sizes: 3.5 – 11 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £45

The elegantly designed 401 short paddock boots are hand-crafted from the finest, high quality, smooth leather. As these boots are extremely soft, over time they mould to the shape of the foot, providing optimum comfort. The anti-slip grip rubber sole is hardwearing and long lasting, and the inclusion of a front zip and elasticated side panels gives ease of use. The toe features a reinforced leather panel which is disguised with an attractive brogue design.

Brogini Ltd | +44 (0)1706 514 230 | www.brogini.com

Dublin

Dublin Elevation Jodhpur Boots II

Sizes: 4 – 11 | Colours: Black  | RRP: £44.99

The Dublin Elevation Jodhpur Boot is a quality leather boot. These quality leather boots feature the Rider Comfort System (RCS) Triple density footbed, which includes an enhanced cushion layer, as well as cupped heel and arch supports for comfort and stability. The sweat control lining ensures feet stay cool and dry, while the rubber outsole gives grip and endurance. The leather branded pull ups make the boots easy to get on.

Dublin Elevation Zip Boots II 

Sizes: 4 – 11 | Colours: Black | RRP: £49.99

The Dublin Elevation Zip Jodhpur Boot is made from a quality leather zip jodhpur boot, which features a YKK front zip for durability. Featuring the RCS PU footbed for enhanced comfort, the boot design includes a TPU cradle that offers arch support whilst the Poliyou technology enables the foot to breathe. The rubber outsole is designed for grip and endurance, while the moisture wicking footbed and lining provide rider comfort. Completed with leather branded pull ups, this boot is perfect for everyday use.

Dublin Foundation Jodhpur Boots 

Sizes: 4 – 11 | Colours: Black | RRP: £39.99

The Dublin Foundation Jodhpur Boot is a quality leather pull on jodhpur boot. To aid the wearer, the boots include branded pull ups for easy access, as well as the Dublin footbed with EVA cradle for comfort. The rubber outsole is designed for grip and endurance, making the Dublin Foundation Jodhpur Boots a perfect boot for everyday riding. Simple in design, these boots provide comfort and style at a very reasonable price point.

WeatherBeeta Ltd | +44 (0)1295 226905 | www.dublinclothing.co.uk

Grub’s

Midline

Sizes: 3 – 13 (Moss) and 4 – 8 (Violet) | Colours: Moss, Violet | RRP: £79.95

Grub’s leading performance footwear brand, have created the fully waterproof Midline boot ideal for days on the yard. The 5.0 Technology, which has a central seam down the foot and Hexzorb technology in the heel to absorb shocks, gives all round foot comfort. Soft cushioning is guaranteed with the Midline boot as it has a Nitrocell footbed – which consists of millions of microscopic nitrogen bubbles, giving not only an athletic shoe feel, but also insulating the foot when it is cooler.

Grub’s | +44 (0)1204 567700 | www.grubsboot.com

Lakeland Footwear (International) Ltd

Fur Lined Leather Mucker Boots E-57FR

Sizes: 3 – 8 | Colours: Deep Red | RRP: £59.95

Great for equestrian and countryside wear, the deep beet red of these boots makes them really stand out from the mucker boot crowd! Built for long lasting strength, these durable boots have a metal shank sole for support and a hardwearing rubber sole with added grip. Fully lined with fur, these ankle height boots are easy to pull on and are wonderfully warming for tackling cold winter days.

Fur Lined Nylon Velcro E26F

Sizes: 3 – 12 | Colours: Black | RRP: £49.95

These nylon velcro ankle boots with easy to use fastening straps are perfect for all farm yard, stable and outdoor activities. With a fully padded upper that has a fur lining as well as in sock, these boots are guaranteed to keep the wearer warm in even extreme weather. Featuring a comfortable padded insole, the boots benefit from a fully waterproof natural rubber galosh and hardwearing rubber sole with grip.

Fur Lined Padded Leather Lace E52F

Sizes: 3 – 12 | Colours: Brown | RRP: £59.95

These natural leather lace up ankle boots are perfect for using on the yard during cold weather with their waxed natural leather uppers and fur lining. The addition of the in sock and comfortable padded insole ensures the wearer retains heat while going about their day. The fully waterproof natural rubber galosh makes the boot practical for wet weather, while the hardwearing rubber sole with grip helps beat icy conditions.

Fur Lined Padded Leather Velcro E57F

Sizes: 3 – 12 | Colours: Brown | RRP: £59.95

Simple to fasten, these ankle boots feature Velcro straps for ease of use. Crafted for use on the farm, yard as well as for a range of outdoor activities, the boots combine natural waxed leather uppers with a natural rubber galosh that is completely waterproof. The fur lining and in sock give warmth and comfort – improved further by the use of a padded insole.

Fur Lined Padded Leather Warm Mucker Boots E-57FK

Sizes: 3 – 13 | Colours: Black | RRP: £59.95

Designed with warmth in mind, this new addition to the Lakeland range provides comfortable fur right down to the toes. The fully padded upper offers a fur lining as well as in sock, while the waterproof fur lined galosh ensures feet stay dry. Extremely cosy to wear, buyers are encouraged to buy a bigger size of the handcrafted boot if they usually wear thick socks.

Leather Mucker Boots E-57K

Sizes: 3 – 13 | Colours: Black | RRP: £54.95

These unisex mucker boots will take the wearer from field to farm, horse yard to any outdoor activity. Easy to pull on, the boots benefit from a good grip sole, comfortable padded lining and the ankle height provides added support to the wearer. The base of the boot is crafted from high quality rubber, while the top has a stylish waxed leather. Handcrafted, these boots are truly made to last.

Padded Leather Lace E52N

Sizes: 3 – 12 | Colours: Brown | RRP: £54.95

These natural leather lace up ankle boots are stylish yet functional for all manner of outdoor pursuits. With a design focused on robust grip, the base of these boots feature a hardwearing rubber sole and a fully waterproof section crafted from natural rubber. Inside, they benefit from a padded insole, in sock and comfortable textile lining to provide warmth and cosiness. The boots are complete with natural leather uppers.

Padded Leather Velcro E57N

Sizes: 3 – 12 | Colours: Brown | RRP: £54.95

Crafted from a combination of natural waxed leather uppers and robust, quality rubber, these boots are everything horse owners needs from a mucker boot. Ankle height with a fully padded textile lining and in sock, they are handcrafted with comfort in mind. Easy to pull on, the boots have sole support from a metal shank and hardwearing rubber soles with added grip – offering both support and stability.

Lakeland Footwear (International) Ltd | +44 (0)2083 501130 | www.lakelandfootwear.co.uk

Le Chameau

Condor LCX stalking boot

Sizes: 6 – 12 | Colours: Marron | RRP: £280.00

Ultra-lightweight, these innovative leather boots have multi-layer Le Chameau LCX Technology, guaranteed to be waterproof and breathable. Made with environmentally-friendly Terracare full grain leather, the Condor LCX stalking boot features the exclusive ‘Deep Forest’ sole with Michelin OC compound for superior durability, flexibility, traction and comfort. Designed and developed for all-terrain, active stalking, hunting and trekking in temperatures as low as -10 degree Celsius. Ideal for walking dogs and when on lead-rein duties, these boots come with a two-year warranty.

Le Chameau | +44 (0)3303 310700 | www.lechameau.com/gb/

Mark Todd Collection

Mark Todd Arctic Boot

Sizes: 37 – 42 | Colours: Brown | RRP: £89.99

As the name would suggest, these super comfortable boots are specifically designed for the colder weather – featuring a cosy wool lining, perfect for keeping warmth in and winter weather out. The waterproof upper paired with the lightweight rubber sole makes these boots durable, sturdy as well as comfortable. The lace fastening provides the perfect fit and gives good ankle support – much needed when working on a yard in muddy conditions.

Mark Todd Fileon Short Boot

Sizes: 37 – 42 | Colours: Brown | RRP: £79.99

A great all rounder boot for everyday wear, this design is new for 2017/18, providing a short version of the popular Mark Todd Fileon Boot. Lightweight and breathable, the Short Fileon Boot is prefect for every scenario and features a comfortable and sturdy grip sole, front zip fastening and elasticated ankle for ease of fit. Featuring leather and a breathable fabric upper, the boot is complete with a Phylon grip sole.

Westgate EFI | +44 (0)1303 872277 | www.marktoddcollection.co.uk

Noble Outfitters

Women’s MUDS 6”

Sizes: 3.5 – 8.5 | Colours: Turquoise, Blackberry, Black | RRP: £49.95

Mud is no longer an issue with these most innovative and comfortable waterproof boots from Noble Outfitters. Engineered with a completely unique design, these easy slip-on MUDS boots are ultra-comfortable and designed to keep the wearer completely dry. The 100% waterproof construction gives optimum protection against the weather, while the shock absorbing and antimicrobial Polisport insole gives unrivalled comfort. Ultra-breathable and moisture wicking, the boots feature a durable anti-slip, non-marking out sole for reliable traction.

Noble Outfitters | +44 (0)1572 772476 | www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk

Rockfish

Short & Lacey Caraffe Choc Wellington

Sizes: Women’s 3 – 8 | Colours: Chocolate, Nude, Navy | RRP: £79.99

The Short & Lacey ‘Caraffe Choc’ is a quaint, slip on bootie with fixed decorative laces. Perfect for slipping on at the front door in wet weather, the boots are made from natural rubber that is resistant to horse urine and guaranteed not to split or crack. Available in a two tone design with contrasting cuff and toes, or as a solid colour, the durable quick dry polyester lining lies on top of a shock absorbing foam insole and foot bed.

Rockfish | +44 (0)1503 240615 | www.rockfishwellies.com

Shires Equestrian Products

Moretta Raffaele Paddock Boots

Sizes: 4 – 9 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £79.99

The Raffaele paddock boots by Moretta are the perfect riding partner for comfort and support in the saddle. Hand crafted from full grain leather, the boot has a high grade waxed finish and lined with soft leather, perforated for breathability. The Anti-Shock Contoured Soles feature steel shanks to offer great arch support, reduce stirrup pressure and prevent muscle fatigue. The design also includes light padding around the elastic insert ankles and rot proof twin stitching for strength.

Shires Equestrian Products | +44 (0)1568 613600 | www.shiresequestrian.com

Toggi

Toggi Caldwood

Sizes: 36 – 43 | Colours: Black | RRP: £90.00

The Toggi Caldwood is a stylish handmade full grain leather jodhpur boot that is leather lined for added comfort. This unisex jodhpur boot features twin elasticated side gussets for comfort and support, as well as to help the wearer get them on and off easily. This square toe riding boot with a piping lined toe overlay is a taste of tradition with a fashionable twist, and can be easily paired with Toggi Carlisle gaiters.

Toggi Carlisle Gaiter

Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black | RRP: £70.00

The perfect partner to Toggi’s Caldwood jodhpur boots, the traditional Carlisle close contact leather gaiter is handmade with a breathable amara lining. Constructed with exceptional style and comfort in mind, the Carlisle Gaiter has an elasticated panel for increased flexibility and maximum comfort on the leg. The stretch panel is positioned to the back of the leg along with a strong YKK zip to ensure the gaiter is easy to get on and off.

Toggi | +44 (0)1132 707000 | www.toggi.com

Tredstep Ireland

Medici Air

Sizes: Multiple calf and height sizes | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £119.99

A new look design combining beautiful, premium leathers with lightweight and flexible perforated neoprene, the Medici Air will ensure a perfect fit to all contours of the leg for close contact and exceptional  comfort. The striking textures, curve design and modified side zip placement merge in harmony to produce the latest generation in Tredstep’s world famous half chaps. Complete with an eye catching logo, super strong zip and specialized mesh lining, the Medici Air brings a refreshing vibrancy to half chaps.

Medici Short Boot

Sizes: 37 – 45 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £139.99

The latest generation in Tredstep’s Renaissance Collection, the Medici Short boot combines high-class European styling and precise elegance with exquisite aniline calfskin leathers, giving a timeless edge to unrivalled refinement and enduring comfort. Tredstep‘s specialized TMI insole combines the ability to mould to the shape of the foot with 3D arch support and a durable shock absorbing heel for all day enjoyment. Available in zip, lace and double zip styles.

Medici Vogue

Sizes: Multiple calf and height sizes | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £129.99

Tredstep Medici Vogues exquisite high quality chap is made with stunning curves, signature leathers and beautiful highlights. Available in both black and brown, this chap is designed to complement the Medici paddock boot and works with it to give a sleek competition ready look. This chap curves and shapes to the leg giving a slim elongated look especially good for the competition ring. A super strong size 10 zip merged with the innovative design and premium materials form an unparalleled level of beauty and function.

Tredstep Ireland | +353 2950598 | www.tredstep.com

Weatherbeeta Ltd

Saxon Equileather Half Chaps

Sizes: S – L (Children), XS – XL (Adults) | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £20.99 (Children), £24.99 (Adults)

The Saxon Equileather Half Chaps are easy to care for, and are particularly durable. The chaps are elasticated at the calf to ensure a terrific fit, while the equileather provides a leather look at a great price. The Saxon Equileather Half Chaps are perfect to wear with paddock boots for a complete look, adding support and comfort and offer a nice alternative to more formal long boots.

Saxon Syntovia Zip Paddock Boots

Sizes: 4 – 11 | Colours: Black, Brown | RRP: £34.99

The Saxon Syntovia Zip Paddock Boots are made using quality grained PU, which looks like leather and features elastic pull ups for easy access. The Saxon Ladies Syntovia Zip Paddock boots feature an EVA footbed for comfort and a hard-wearing rubber outsole for stability and durability. The strong YKK zip gives added sturdiness and these boots make for a great addition to any equestrian wardrobe.

WeatherBeeta Ltd | +44 (0)1295 226900