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Buying Guides Short boots and chaps
Looking for some new riding footwear this season? Horse&Rider has found a range of boots and chaps to suit any situation As an alternative to long riding boots, short boots and chaps can look very smart, especially those designed to work together. Whether you want a competition look or something more casusal, we’ve found lots of options for you to choose from.

Fouganza Paddock lace-up boots and Paddock 700 half chaps

Colours: Black, deep shale, camel or light petrol blue
Sizes: Boots 2.5–9.5, chaps S–L in 32cm, 36cm or 39cm
RRP boots £49.99, chaps £44.99
Both the boots and chaps are made of leather. The boots have laces and a rear zip fastening, and a padded leather insole. The half chaps have a light-coloured leather lining to prevent colouring on pale jodhpurs

HyLand Durham jodhpur boots and synthetic combi leather chaps

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 4–8, chaps XS–XL
RRP boots £36, chaps £23.50
The jodhpur boots have a leather upper, cambrill fabric lining, grip rubber sole and elasticated sides. The synthetic, leather-effect chaps have an elasticated panel,  fleece-style lining and an elasticated popper fastening around the ankle.

Just Togs Beaumont boots and Essential Comfort Fit half chaps

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 4–8, chaps XS–XL
RRP boots £64.99, chaps £39.99
The leather, zipped boots have a comfort support insole and anti-skid rubber sole. The chaps are made of suede leather and have a close-fitting elastic panel.

Tuffa Tipperary boots and Cleveland neoprene chaps

Colour: Brown
Sizes: Boots 37–48, chaps XS–XL in short or standard
RRP boots £68.99, chaps £24.50
The boots are made of
water-repellent, oiled nubuck leather with a rubber sole and covered elasticated side panels. The neoprene chaps are water-repellent and have an elasticated side panel with a reinforced elastic stirrup strap.

Brogini Tivoli paddock boots and Treviso synthetic gaiters

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 36–46, gaiters
S–XL in regular or tall
RRP boots £45, gaiters £25
These soft leather boots have a rubber sole, front zip and elasticated side panels. The synthetic gaiters are flexible and have a lining that grips your leg to prevent the material from slouching.

Dublin Apex jodhpur boots and Meridian gaiters

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 4–8, gaiters XS–XL in short, regular or tall
RRP boots £114.99, gaiters £89.99
Both are made of full-grain, waxy leather. The boots have a sweat control footbed and  shock-absorbing heel cushion. The gaiters have a leather lining with a stretch panel and a popper at the ankle.

Mark Todd Chetwode boots and patent piped leather chaps

Colours: Black or cognac
Sizes: Boots 37–45, chaps XS–XL in short, standard or tall
RRP boots £85.99, chaps £69.95
The boots have a leather upper and lining with a contoured footbed. The half chaps are made from soft leather, with an elasticated insert and poppers at the top and ankle.

Rhinegold Elite Detroit paddock boots and Elite curved zip leather gaiters

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 3–8, gaiters S–XL
RRP boots £53.50, gaiters £37.50
The soft, waxy leather boots have a front zip, elasticated sides and an energy-return sole. The gaiters have a defined leather grain, elasticated panel, and a curved topline and zip.

Toggi Caldwood jodhpur boots and Carlisle gaiters

Colour: Black
Sizes: Boots 36–43, gaiters XS–XL
RRP boots £85, gaiters £65
Square-toed, full-grain leather boots with a leather lining and elasticated sides. The close-contact leather gaiters have a breathable lining and elasticated panel.

Tredstep Medici paddock boots and Medici Vogue chaps

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 37–45, chaps in a wide variety of widths and lengths
RRP boots £119.99, chaps £119.99
Calfskin leather boots with a shock-absorbing heel and arch support that moulds to the shape of your foot. The close-contact chaps have a curved fit and zip fastening.

Ariat V-Sport paddock boots and chaps

Colour: Black
Sizes: Boots 3–8.5, chaps XXS–XL in regular or tall
RRP boots £149.99, chaps £129.99
Both boots and chaps are made of full-grain leather. The boots have a moisture-wicking lining, Duratread outsole and a spur cradle. The chaps have a stretch mesh lining with a leather inner panel and an elastic side panel. The stretch skirt over the instep is designed to fit over the boots.

Franco Tucci Marilyn riding boots and chaps

Colours: Black, blue, red, grey or teal
Sizes: Boots 35–46, chaps in a wide variety of widths and lengths
RRP boots £250, chaps £205
Italian calfskin leather boots with elasticated side panels, and patent toe cap and heel. The calfskin leather chaps attach with a quick-release snap button system designed to improve flexibility.

Freejump Liberty XC shoes and chaps

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Shoes 36–46, chaps XS–XXL in short, regular or tall
RRP shoes £195, chaps £170
Both shoes and chaps are made of soft, durable leather. The shoes have three spur positions, a suede-lined collar, a technical, riding-specific sole and an anatomically-shaped suede tongue. The matching chaps attach to the boots with a Velcro system.

Mountain Horse Sovereign paddock boots and Renown leggings

Colours: Black, brown or dark brown
Sizes: Boots 36–42, leggings S–L in short, standard, long or wide
RRP boots £139, leggings £119
Supple leather boots and leggings. The boots have an integrated steel shank and ergonomic footbed. The figure-shaped leggings have a nappa leather lining and hidden elastic along the inside length.

Veredus Soprano short boots and Duetto chaps

Colours: Black or brown
Sizes: Boots 36–45, chaps S–L in short, standard
or high
RRP boots £200, chaps £150
Leather boots designed for optimised grip with an anti-twist system in the sole and a shock-absorbing, antibacterial footbed. The close-contact leather chaps have two spur support positions

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