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The winter months aren’t the easiest for horse owners! Pouring rain. Storms. Snow and blizzards. Cold and wet. Dark and dreary. Muddy paddocks. Churned up, slippery gateways. Frozen water. Limited opportunities for riding. Icy yards and other surfaces. Fortunately, most horse owners are resilient – and planning a winter wardrobe that is really effective will make even the worst conditions bearable. One absolutely essential garment is a winter jacket and here are a vast selection as featured in the September issue of Equestrian Business.

Alan Paine Country Collection

Berwick Ladies Waterproof Coat

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: 8 – 20 | Colours: Dark Navy, Olive | RRP: £229.95

Featuring a waterproof and breathable coated outer, the Berwick Ladies Waterproof Coat has a soft mock suede inside collar for comfort. With an adjustable draw cord waist for tailored fit, the coat has two large pockets with eyelet drainage holes, map pocket under front placket and two secure internal pockets. The design also has waterproof windbreaker cuffs, anti-wicking strip hem as well as zips inside to accommodate the Alan Paine Aylsham waistcoat.

Alan Paine Knitwear Ltd | +44 (0)1623 415765 | alanpaine.co.uk

Ariat

Periscope Pullover

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black Reflective | RRP: £90.00

Perfect for those last minute weather emergencies, the Periscope Pullover is wind and water resistant and as part of the AriatTEK TM Cold Series it works to keep the body warm. With reflective panelling for heightened visibility, jersey side panels and mesh lining for comfort and mobility, the Periscope Pullover features a dual zip at the neck for easy pull, making this top a great addition to any rider’s wardrobe.

Ariat | ariat.com

Baleno

The Harvey

Gender: Men’s | Sizes: XS – XXXXL | Colours: Navy Blue, Grey, Chocolate, Khaki, Burgundy, Anthracite, Oatmeal | RRP: £54.95

Baleno’s Harvey fleece is a luxurious, superior and breathable gilet for men. Made from anti-pilling warm Sherpa fleece, the Harvey makes sure the wearer stays dry within. This waistcoat for men is exceptionally warm and cosy, and can be zipped into an outer layer jacket to make a micro-climate garment in very cold conditions.

The June

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XXL | Colours: Navy Blue | RRP: £119.95

Baleno’s June is a contemporary styled, comfortable women’s softshell jacket. A great choice for outdoor activities whether riding, walking the dogs or popping to town. Modern in cut and with a flattering feminine silhouette, the June jacket has a cosy high collar, detachable hood and is made from a warm, soft and stretchy fabric for ultimate comfort and protection. Versatile and practical, the June has several zipped pockets, sleeve zippers and a two-way front zipper for an easy closure.

The Tess

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XXL | Colours: Blue | RRP: £125.95

Baleno Tess Jacket is a beautifully lightweight women’s rain jacket that will keep the wearer warm, dry and protected as well as allowing full freedom of movement whether riding or walking. Waterproof, windproof, highly breathable and containing taped seams, the Tess rain jacket is mid-thigh length, has a drop back split hem and a two-way zipper. It features a handy adjustable fixed hood and numerous pockets to store small essentials, while the front and back reflector trimmings improve visibility.

Baleno | +32 (0)51 740 800 | baleno.be

Dublin Clothing

Dublin Annabelle Waterproof Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XXL | Colours: Navy/Mint, Plum | RRP: £89.99

The Dublin Annabelle Waterproof Jacket is a staple piece for a winter wardrobe. In a waterproof fabric, with sealed seams to keep the wearer dry, contrast colour lining for fashion, this jacket is sure to keep wearers warm and comfortable. A back snap closure vent and a removable hood allow for further protection against the elements. The Annabelle Waterproof Jacket also features a two-way zip, twin front pockets and Dublin embroidery on the chest.

Dublin Topaz Long Line Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XXL | Colours: Navy | RRP: £99.99

The Dublin Topaz Long Line Jacket is the ultimate long line winter jacket to keep the wearer dry and warm all winter long! Perfect for spectating at shows or keeping warm around the stables, this versatile padded jacket features a hood and deep zip front pockets. Available in a range of sizes, this stylish navy jacket is high quality yet affordable.

Weatherbeeta group | +44 (0)1295 226900 | dublinclothing.co.uk

Equisafety Ltd

Inverno Reversible Jacket

Gender: Unisex | Sizes: S – XXL | Colours: Red/Orange, Pink, Yellow | RRP: £100.00

Equisafety’s best-selling Aspey Jacket has had a re-vamp – it is now completely reversible. The high visibility side is 100% waterproof, lightweight, breathable with taped seams while on the back a detachable, exclusive pull-down warning triangle that states Please Pass Wide & Slow. The reversed side is made from a high quality satin polyester and offers two sizes of quilt, the smaller quilted panels on the waist giving a slimming effect to the wearer.

Luminosa Reversible Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: S – XXL | Colours: Yellow, Pink, Red/Orange | RRP: £100.00

The Luminosa Reversible Woman’s Jacket is 50% hi-visibility and 50% reflective and has been manufactured using waterproof, extra-soft hi-vis and reflective fabric made from powered glass beads. This clever design gives the wearer two choices as they can reverse it to achieve a black quilted jacket. The jacket also features a two-way zip, large zipped pockets, a high, soft padded collar and integrated cuffs giving the wearer a more comfortable fit around the wrists.

Equisafety Ltd | +44 (0)1516 787182 | equisafety.com

Ekkia

Equithème Waterproof Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black, Ecru | RRP: £58.50

This smart, waterproof and breathable jacket is the perfect combination of style and practicality. Featured at the end of the sleeves and at the base of the jacket are ribbed cuffs and edging to keep the warm, trapped air with in, keeping the wearer warmer for longer. Designed with a flattering fit and high collar and in two fashionable colours (black and ecru), the jacket is smart enough to wear away from the stables.

Ekkia | +33 (0)388 074001 | ekkia.co.uk

Horseware Ireland

Maya Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XXS – XXL | Colours: Blue, Scarlet | RRP: £78.95

The Maya Jacket comes in your choice of two fun colours, scarlet and blue. These pops of colour will brighten up any autumn winter wardrobe. Being machine wash friendly, the Maya Jacket will stay fresh and the colours will remain vibrant. The Maya Jacket is also showerproof, meaning the wearer is always covered while wearing it. Riders who choose to wear this jacket are sure to be impressed by just how breathable the jacket is – the level of comfort is particularly remarkable.

Horseware Ireland | +003 53429 389000 | horseware.com

J Barbour & Sons Ltd

Barbour Dartford Wax

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: 8 – 18 | Colours: Olive, Navy | RRP: £269.00

This parka-style wax jacket is cut to a relaxed fit with a drawcord at the inner waist, which allows the shape to be adjusted to accommodate layers. The longer-length outer is detailed with a front and back yoke, bellow pockets and decorative stitching to the sleeves, plus a detachable hood with a removable fur trim. With tartan lining, the jacket has a quilted insert through the centre front offers extra warmth and creates a contemporary layered look.

J Barbour & Sons Ltd | +44 (0)1914 554444 | barbour.com

Mark Todd Collection (distributed by Trilanco Ltd)

Mark Todd Rhapsody Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black, Navy/Orange | RRP: £84.99

Manufactured in breathable nylon outer fabric with a lightweight and cosy 100g fill, this modern jacket is perfect for the cooler months – whether the wearer is walking the dogs or warming up in the arena. The Rhapsody features two zipped pockets plus a high collar to help keep out the elements. Included in the Mark Todd Collection is a matching hoodie also available in navy/orange.

Trilanco Ltd | +44 (0)1772 754844 | trilanco.com

Noble Outfitters (Innov8 Trading UK)

Elements Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XXL | Colours: Dark Navy/Duchess Blue | RRP: £179.95

This everyday fully seamed waterproof jacket allows the user to fight off the elements. The dropped back vented hem provides a flattering and practical fit, whilst being highly breathable. 100% waterproof and breathable, the jacket outer is 100% polyester and fully seam sealed. Filled with 160-grams polyester insulation for added warmth, the lower hand pockets are zip secure and lined with soft-brushed lining. In addition, the detachable three panel adjustable hood zips off.

Men’s Endurance Jacket

Gender: Men’s | Sizes: S – XXL | Colours: Dark Navy | RRP: £149.95

The Men’s Endurance Jacket is perfect for unpredictable weather as it is 100% waterproof with a double adjustment removable hood that has internal memory wire, so it can be moulded to shape. The fully seam sealed and breathable exterior is complimented by a soft-brushed tricot lining, for added warmth. Filled with 140-gram polyester insulation fill, the jacket is fully seam sealed and breathable. The design is complemented by signature stripe tape detail and a storm flap on the front.

Radius Insulated Vest

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XS – XXL | Colours: Navy, Asphalt | RRP: £59.95

The perfect amount of insulation without the bulk, the Radius Insulated Vest is the ideal riding garment for early mornings, or for layering under a jacket when the colder weather kicks in. The 100% polyester outer has a water-repellent finish, while a soft brushed material lines inside of the neck and hand pockets. The jacket is complemented with a 250-gram polyester insulation for added warmth as well as zip-secured front hand warmer pockets and a YKK two-way front zipper.

Innov8 Trading UK | +44 (0)1572 772 489 | nobleoutfitters.co.uk

Opal Equestrian

HI-VIS LED GILET

Gender: Women/Men | Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Reflective | RRP: £65.00 | MADE IN BRITAIN

An advanced update for safety wear to keep riders visible on the roads. Opal Equestrian has taken the comfort and style of a gilet and combined it with LED technology, suited perfectly for everyday riding out. Featuring a rechargeable battery with 8.5 hour run time, the gilet is machine washable with materials conforming to Safety Standards EN ISO6330, EN ISO20471 and EN471. Suitable for year-round use, the unique design combines hi-vis fabric, reflective strips and LED lights front and back.

Opal Equestrian | opalequestrian.com

Pikeur (distributed by Shaws Equestrian)

Pikeur Dea Parka Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes:  6 – 18 (long fittings available) | Colours: Pine Green, Titanium | RRP: £254.95

One of the sure-fire favourites from Pikeur’s brand new Autumn Range is the waterproof, windproof and breathable Dea Parker. In robust but super soft outer fabric with an elastic back section for extra freedom-of-movement, the Dea has active air conditioning under the front and back yokes for optimum comfort. The Dea comes with a detachable hood with detachable imitation fur, slanting side pockets, a small sleeve pocket ideal for mobile phones, elasticated cuffs and zipped side slits.

Shaws Equestrian Ltd | +44 (0)1335 370737 | pikeur-eskadron.com

Result Safe-Guard

R325M&F Soft Padded Safety Jacket

Gender: Men’s and Womens | Sizes: S – 4XL (Male), XS – XL (Female) | Colours: Fluorescent Yellow Grey, Fluorescent Orange | RRP: £52.70

Offering lightweight luxury, the super soft feel R325M&F Soft Padded Safety Jacket provides high visibility with soft padded comfort. It is available with a fitted waist in the women’s style. Lightweight and warm, the jacket is easy to pack and the dark lower panel masks grime. The ready to brand jacket is suitable or embroidery and is available in men’s sizes S-4XL and ladies sizes XS-XL in Fluorescent Yellow/Grey and Fluorescent Orange/Grey.

Result Clothing | +44 (0)1206 790673 | workguardworkwear.com

Shires Equestrian

Aubrion Portland Softshell Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: XXS – XXL | Colours: Burnt Orange, Charcoal | RRP: £71.99

This versatile softshell jacket is flexible, breathable and showerproof. The Aubrion Portland Softshell Jacket is crafted from stretch softshell and bonded micro fleece lining, and features reflective zip detail, zip pockets as well as an Aubrion emblem. The thumbhole cuffs keep the sleeves in place the wearer is riding. With a removable adjustable hood and touch close wrist adjusters, wearers are able to create a personalised fit.

Team Blouson

Gender: Unisex |Sizes: XXXS – XXS (Children), XS – XXL (Adult) | Colours: Navy | RRP: £49.99 (Children), £59.99 (Adult)

Made from 100% polyester, the Shires Equestrian Team Blouson is waterproof and breathable. This indispensable blouson jacket is lined with warm, lightweight fleece for ultimate comfort, while the inner lower back zip allows embroidery to be added.

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

Spiro

S260X Reflectex Hi-Vis Jacket

Gender: Unisex | Sizes: 2XS – 4XL | Colours: Neon White | RRP: £41.70

Featuring a highly visible ghost effect luminescence, the S260X Reflectex Hi-Vis Jacket is extremely lightweight and breathable, and offers maximum protection, making it ideal for activities in the outdoors when the weather is less than favourable. Constructed from a soft athletic quick-dry fabric, this jacket features a breathable mesh back panel, reflective bound edges for extra visibility in low light conditions, full front zip with contrast colour binding, zip closing front side and center back pockets.

Spiro | +44 (0)1206 790673 | spiroactivewear.com

Toggi

Amaris Ladies Dog Walking Coat

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: 8 – 20 | Colours: Dark Green | RRP: £165

Embrace the changing seasons with Toggi’s new Country Coat – the Amaris Ladies Dog Walking Coat. Padded for superb comfort, this flattering design features a removable super soft faux fur collar, detachable hood and front zip pockets. This fabulous coat is practical as well as stylish and features a feminine silhouette, waterproof and breathable fabric and taped seams, ensuring that the wearer stays dry and toasty whilst still looking great.

Babette Ladies Reversible Jacket

Gender: Ladies | Sizes: 8 – 20 | Colours: Black/Plum, Midnight Blue/Red | RRP: £140

The Babette jacket is an ingenious new outerwear concept that offers two coats in one. One side of the coat is fully waterproof and breathable with taped seams, which is offered in black and midnight blue as they are super practical colours. The reverse side is padded for extra warmth and features a water repellent finish and comes in vibrant shades of plum and red. A pack away hood and waterproof zip add further protection from the elements.

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