Summer Riding Essentials

Summer Riding Essentials

With record breaking heat this summer, we wanted to share some of our favorite pieces for staying cool in the saddle. Try to ride early in the day or later in the evening whenever possible, and drink plenty of water! 

For showing, we love the Samshield Clotilde breeches, which have a lightweight, legging-like feel. With a mid rise fit and flattering back details, these breeches will quickly become your go-to pair.


Our pick for a lightweight, cooling show shirt is the Le Fash Paulo Alto short sleeve show shirt. This shirt features short sleeves made entirely of mesh, and a cooling body made of Chitosante fabric. Chitosante is an eco-friendly material made from crustacean shells that has natural antibacterial, anti-odor, and cooling properties. Le Fash shirts comes in a variety of sleeve and collar color options. With several styles made exclusively for JODS, you will find yourself with a unique show shirt that not everyone on the show grounds owns. 


For show coats, there is no beating the new mesh styles for summer riding. We love the RJ Classics Harmony show coat. With a large variety of sizes and both short and long lengths, this jacket fits beautifully on riders of all body types. With full perforation, this jacket makes the most of any breeze as you ride, while the front panel of lightweight Italian jersey maintains a classic style. Available in a variety of colors as well as children's sizes.


For schooling clothes, we love the new TKEQ Kennedy shirts. These lightweight, perforated shirts have UV protection and a second-skin feel with flattering details. Available in both short and long sleeve in a variety of colors.


We also adore the Tailored Sportsman sunshirts for every day schooling. They come in an astonishing variety of colors, in long sleeve, short sleeve, and sleeveless. Made with IceFil fabric, the looser fit of the Tailored Sportsman shirts is ideal for keeping cool on steamy days.


For summer schooling breeches, we love the Animo NA breeches. This fabric is very lightweight, with a flattering high rise cut, and stylish Animo logo on the leg.