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Spring is finally here so make sure you’re ready to go with these essential items 

For your horse…

 

Matchy-matchy collection

What better way to put a spring in your step than to be all matchy-matchy and the Eskadron Glossy Flower range is a great place to start. The collection also includes a saddlecloth, accessory bags, bandage pads, faux-fur tendon boots and overreach boots.

From £28.95

pikeur-eskadron.com

 

Cooling herbal wash

This no-rinse, all-natural, Absorbine CoolDown herbal equine body wash is made with 12 herbs and essential oils. It gently cools, refreshes and soothes tired muscles, as well as condition the skin and coat without stripping out essential oils.

£23.03 for 950ml

absorbine.co.uk 

 

 

 

Lightweight rug

Perfect for warmer weather, the WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic Combo Neck Lite features a super-strong and durable 1200D triple weave, waterproof, breathable outer shell. It also features a memory foam wither-relief pad that follows your horse’s shape and lifts the rug off his wither to reduce rubbing. The Ezi-Clip front closure makes the rug easy to use, and side gussets allow for natural movement, and reflective strips on both sides of the front and tail flap making your horse easy to find.

Purple/black or sea green/pink/yellow

4ft – 7ft3in

£96.99

weatherbeeta.co.uk

 

 

Bridle

With four styles of bridle to choose from, you’re sure to find a style to suit your horse in the Collegiate ComFiTec bridlewear collection. All the bridles have been created with equine anatomy in mind and follow the structure of the horse’s face for supreme comfort and fit. Made from the finest quality European leather with high grade stainless steel fittings, three of the bridles are also approved to FEI, BE and BD regulations.

Black or brown

Cob or full

£99.99

collegiatesaddlery.co.uk

 

Numnah

Ideal for changing coats and weights, the NuuMed Anti-Slip numnah range features non-toxic, latex-free mesh on both sides for maximum stability and comfort with minimal impact on saddle fit.

XS–XL

From £71

nuumed.com

 

 

 

For you…

 

T-shirt

Made from finely woven and breathable, lightweight fabric, the Toggi Makayla technical polo is eye catching with flattering, ultra-feminine seamlines. It also features a clever cross-over detailing at the back for extra movement.

Petrol or pink

8–20

£35

toggi.com

 

 

Jodhpurs

Ideal for everyday riding, these hardwearing and stylish jodhpurs feature a pull-on design with fully detachable elasticated ankle cuffs. The Derby House Classic Travers jodhpurs are made from high-quality stretch fabric with reinforced, flat stitching, they’re comfortable and give a close, responsive fit.

Black, navy, chocolate or beige

22–34in

£18.49

derbyhousestore.com

 

Lightweight jacket

Brilliant for keeping off the chill on a spring morning, this stylish, fitted Schockemöhle Sports Francy jacket features a two-way zip and reflective piping. Plus, the hood zips into the collar, so it can be easily hidden away.

XXS–XL

£169.95

schockemoehle-sports.com

 

 

 

 

 

Cross-country colours

Super XCountry have a huge range of cross-country colours to choose from and the comfortable, breathable baselayer and matching hat silk are perfect for the upcoming season. The hat silk is available with a wool or faux fur pom-pom.

XS–L/XL

Baselayers from £48.99 and hat silks from £20

superxcountry.co.uk 

 

 

Riding boots

The Dublin Galtymore tall dress boots are crafted from full-grain European leather and are contoured through the ankle with a high Spanish-cut top. The boots have a full-grain leather lining, a full-length elasticated panel, an RCS Ultra foot bed, which offers sweat control, as well as a shock-absorbing heel and a moisture-wicking sock liner. The boots are available in half sizes, regular or short heights, and regular or wide widths.

37–42

£199.99

dublinclothing.co.uk

 

 

For the yard…

 

Stable disinfectant

Essential for spring cleaning your yard, Equimins Stable Fresh is an antibacterial and antifungal stable floor freshener and odour eater that will disinfect your stable and eliminate ammonia smells. You can use it as often as required and a little goes a long way. Ideal for concrete or rubber matting, it can be used in stables, horseboxes, trailers or kennels.

From £14.99 for 2.5kg

viovet.co.uk

Broom

The two fibre strengths of the Equerry Bulldog broom help make light work of sweeping away all types of dirt and debris. Stiff fibres at the front of the broom will remove stubborn dirt and the softer fibres at the back will pick up lighter debris. The hollow centre in the middle of the broom head ensures the brush fibres don’t become clogged.

£19

thermatex.co.uk

 

 

 

Door mat

Leave the dirt at the door with this fun, themed doormat from Luvponies. Made from natural coconut fibres and available in unicorn, horse and dog designs.

From £19.95

luvponies.com

 

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