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Get Ready for Show Season

Get Ready for Show Season

Posted by Equine Essentials Direct on 20th May 2024

Warmer days and shorter nights can only mean one thing – show season is right around the corner.

Whether you’re entering your local series or national competitions this summer, a successful show season requires a lot of preparation, both in and out of the saddle. So, if you’re searching for a horse riding helmet, or in the market for a new equestrian show jacket – we've got you covered.

Competition Wear

Suiting yourself up in the right gear is important all year round, but especially during show season. It's not just about looking good—it's about making both you and your horse feel confident and comfortable. Good competition wear - like show jackets and show shirts - isn't just stylish; it's also practical, keeping you cool and dry when it matters most.

You can discover our comprehensive selection of men’s competition wear and women’s competition wear on our website. Here are some of our favourite pieces for this eventing season:

Cameo Phoebe Tweed Jacket

Made with a high-quality tweed, and topped off with traditional fox head buttons, this equestrian show jacket fromCameois perfect for any competition.

LeMieux Mens Competition Shirt

This shirt from LeMieux is a fantastic option for the warmer weather. Made with a luxurious, technical base material, this men’s shirt is sure to keep you cool and comfortable this summer.

Covalliero Samantha Ladies Show Jacket

With a breathable, durable, and water-resistant fabric, this jacket from Covalliero ticks all the boxes - all at a fantastic price point.

Horse Helmets

Wearing a good riding helmet during show season is important for both safety and style. A good riding helmet not only keeps you safe from falls but also adds a polished look to your overall outfit in the show ring. So, whether you're trotting, cantering, or jumping, make sure you've got the right headwear on to keep you safe and looking sharp.

Here are our top riding helmet picks for this summer:

Samshied Shadowmatt Chrome Trim Gloss Top

Featuring a silver chrome trim and a gloss finish, along with a modern lightweight material, this Samshield Helmetis perfect for those looking to stand out from the crowd:

Rhinegold Glitter Pro Riding Hat

Coming in at an affordable price-point, this riding hat fromRhinegold is a great all-round piece helmet for this eventing season.

Karben Valentina Riding Hat

With its eye-catching crystal detailing and thermoregulating design, this men’s horse riding helmet from Karben is sure to serve you well this show season.

LeMieux Boot & Hat Bag Spruce

A high-quality boot and hat bag can make all the difference when you’re rushing to your next show. This one from LeMieux is a great addition to any rider.

Horse Care Supplies

Having the right horse care supplies for show season is key for keeping your equine friend looking and feeling their best.

From grooming kits and fly repellent to specialised shampoos and coat conditioners, these supplies will keep your horse shining in the show ring:

Carr & Day & Martin Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner Spray

The conditioner sprayfrom Carr & Day & Martin is essential for show season. This long-lasting conditioner makes grooming quick and easy and reduces hair breakage all while leaving an immaculate oil free shine.

Hy Signature Grooming Bag and Brush Set

This grooming bag and brush set has all the essentials to keep your horse looking show-ready this summer. With a wonderful set of brushes, complete with a practical kit bag, this is essential for any horse-lover!

NAF Off Extra Effect Fly Repellent Spray

NAF spray is a natural, powerful repellent for protection against flies, horse flies and other insects. It’s a must-have!

Make sure to plan ahead and get your kit delivered in time for this year’s eventing season, or come along and visit our flagship store in Denham.

Now with everything set for the horse show, it's time to grab your gear and head to the ring. Happy riding!