You’ve got to have a dream...
Horses are a way of life. We go to work to earn the money to keep them healthy and to continuously learn how to do it better, and to buy the kit we need to keep us and our horses comfortable and safe whilst doing it. I go shopping with my partner to tack shops and feed stores at the weekend, or go online shopping for nice things to wear. Her justification is to say “let’s face it, we spend so much time when not working either riding or caring for our horses, we ought to try to look stylish whilst doing it”
This brings me to the reason I set up Equestriman:
Try as I might, and I tried absolutely everywhere, I could not find a pair of stylish, well designed breeches in an interesting, strong colour for men. They simply did not exist! So I set about making my own and making them available for all the other male horse riders bored of being stuck in beige and black at weekends. I mean, why wouldn’t we want to stand out? Look fun and modern? Not fade into our surroundings?
It is important to me that the breeches I designed, as well as looking amazing, are comfortable, flattering, functional and offer top quality for an affordable price. Each pair is made from a durable stretch cotton mix; have a higher than usual waist so whatever you do in and out of the saddle they feel comfortable. They also have two generous side pockets and a thigh pocket big enough for the largest mobile phone and snug enough for the smallest. They also benefit from a contrasting suedette full seat and a stretch fabric technical sock at the ankle.
I have a marvellous manufacturer who, like me, has even more ideas up his sleeve to get men’s riding and yard wear to catch up with the ladies.
Alongside this I sourced my own range of hard wearing equestrian t-shirts for men, with not a unicorn or glitter in sight. They are made from a bamboo fibre mix which has excellent natural wicking properties and is super soft and lightweight. So whether you are stacking hay, working on the yard or riding they are perfect. They make a fantastic base layer too and look equally stylish at the supermarket or in the pub after your ride.
It’s not all about Equestriman's own products! We also stock a wide range of fantastic quality tried and tested men’s riding and country wear from our friends at Noble Outfitters. Gloves have also been an issue for me in the past so sourcing a quality manufacturer that had men’s sized gloves was important. Thankfully I found what I was looking for in Hauke Schmidt - fine quality with a great fit and feel.
I was also conscious that as we are online only postage would be an issue. So, I have created a loyalty scheme so that the more you choose from Equestriman over time, the cheaper it gets for you – and all UK shipping is free for orders £75 or over.
Join the revolution! Join me on my journey to make sure fashionable, functional, comfortable, stylish and interesting men’s riding wear is available to us all!
Trot on in style...