What Are The Best Things to Wear Riding this Winter?

Winter can be a tough time for horseback riding, and even daily barn chores, but there are ways to make it easier and more comfortable. It takes more than winter weather to keep a barn girl away from her horses.

The key to riding in the winter is layering. You want to be protected from the winter elements, but we've all been in the siutatuion where you start getting way too hot riding. By layering, you can ensure you'll be warm, without getting too hot or cold. Our favorite way to layer is with a baselayer top, vest, fleece zip up, and a winter jacket. Ultimatley, you want to stay protected by layering with waterproof and windproof clothing. That's why we came up with some of our favorite riding essentials, so you can enjoy the barn even in freezing temperatures.

Winter Horseback Riding Shirts

Ariat Ladies Gridwork 1/4 Zip Baselayer

1. Ariat® Ladies Gridwork 1/4 Zip Baselayer

This lightweight 1/4 zip base layer shirt is great for layering, under a vest, or wearing alone, while offering a comfortable stretch material that moves with you in the saddle. The lightweight stretch material offers you all day comfort for around the barn and riding, and the grid pattern fleece allows for optimuma airflow. This baselayer is sure to keep you comfortable, even during the chilly weather.

Ariat Ladies Facet Baselayer

2. Ariat® Ladies Facet Baselayer

We love how this shirt is described. Fall coverage with a little fireceness, the Facet Baselayer has been reinvisioned by Ariat® to include a moto inspired motif. This baslayer includes moto-striped jaquard shoulder panels and center back for stretch and style. All with AriatTek® for superiror persomance in any weather. This shirt includes thumb holes, so don't worry about your hands being cold in this baselayer.

Kerrits Ladies In Tandem Fleece Half Zip

3. Kerrits® Ladies In Tandem Fleece Half Zip

When temperatures plummet, you will appreciate the ultra-plush fleece interior of this performance top. It's the perfect mid-weight layer with a relaxed fit, making it comfortable to wear around the barn and in the saddle. The extended zipper allows for not only exttra venitalization, but easy removal over a helment. This is a perfect layer to have on when you're exercising your horse in the cold.

Ariat Ladies Chandail Sweatshirt

4. Ariat® Ladies Chandail Sweatshirt

Don't you love it when your horseback riding clothes are versatile? This sweatshirt is the perfect piece to wear from the barn to dinner in town. This performance midlayer was designed to keep you warm to the core with minimal bulk. It's not only super soft, but it's quick drying, with a shoulder zip for easy on/off while riding.

Winter Horseback Riding Boots

Dublin Ladies River Boots III

1. Dublin® Ladies River Boots III

One of our best selling winter boots are back, and now available in black, chocolate, and tan! These boots feature an elastic top gusset and adjustable laces, which make these waterproof country boots a customizable and comfortable fit with a fashion-forward design. Since these boots are waterproof and breathable, they keep your feet dry and comfortable all day long. They're the perfect barn boot during the winter, and not to mention stylish too!

Ovation Blair II Country Boot

2. Ovation® Blair II Country Boot

This new boot is a super-cute mid-calf boot with a warm, and cozy, fleece lining. You can wear with the front flipped up or down for a different look. The Freudenberg German-made waterproof/breathable membrane assures all weather comfort that lasts, rather than a waterproof coating that can easily wear out. These boots feature a rugged, grippy and flexible outsole. They're perfect with jods, breeches or your favorite jeans on chilly days.

The Originak Muck Boot Company Chore Mid Boot

3. The Original Muck Boot Company® Chore Mid Boots

This popular muck boot is made to be warm and dry, but the shorter height and stretch-fit top makes them perfect for those with wider calves. Their toplin hugs your leg, keeping the warmth in a cold out. These are perfect for staying warm while working around the barn.

Winter Horseback Riding Jackets

Kerrits Ladies Rider Delite Quilterd Jacket

1. Kerrits® Ladies Riders Delite Quilterd Jacket

This new jacket is athletically cut and easily packable. It's the perfect weight for deasonal transistions when temperatures seem to fluctualte. The stretch fleece panels are placed to enhance movement where you need it most, and is paired with lightweight 100-gram poly loft quilted fabric for warmth, insulation, and a flattering fit. A two-way front zipper for in-saddle comfort, two zip pockets and an extra set of interior pockets add functionality to this stylish performance piece.

Ariat Ladies Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket

2. Ariat® Ladies Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket

This jacket is a classic. It's the most cozy for the weight, with expertly constructed Ideal Down Jackets. This jacket folds up easily in attached pouch for the ultimate travel friendly warmth. It's lightweight warmth makes it great for cool weather and layering. The quilted styling offers a classic equestrian look while being comfortable. This jacket offers premium down insulation for the perfect level of warmth on those cool days, or as a layering piece on the coldest days

Kerrits Ladies Transistion Stretch Fleece Vest

3. Kerrits® Ladies Transistion Stretch Fleece Vest

This vest is perfect for cool morning that turn into warmer days, or layered for ultimate warmth when chilly. This soft and stretchy lightweight vest features a lightly brushed fleece interior to provide core warmth without overheating as the day wears on. The flat seam construction, and performance fit, offers a streamlined feminine shape. The smooth exterior sheds horsehair, hay, and dirt, keeping it looking nice while at the barm. A two-way front zipper keeps this hip-length vest out of the way in saddle and the zippered pockets are lined to warm hands when the chill sets in.

Ariat Ladies Ideal 3.0 Down Vest

4. Ariat® Ladies Ideal 3.0 Down Vest

A lightweight, but warm vest, is a great option for the cooler days. It's lightweight warmth makes it a great layering piece for extra warmth during the winter months. This vest packs easily into a special pocket, so you can take it anywhere. It's premium down fill is the perfect addition for warmth and all-day comfort at the barn.

Winter Horseback Riding Pants

Ariat Ladies Attain Thermal Knee Patch Grip Tight

1. Ariat® Ladies Attain Thermal Knee Patch Grip Tight

This best seller features thermal fabric and compression technology that creates a perfect performance tight for winter. The stretch fleece offers warmth and a flattering fit, keeping you comfortable while riding. The AriatTEK® Cold Series Techonology keeps your body warm, whiile the Moisture Movement Technology™ wicks moisture away from the skin. The febrication of this tight offers just the right amount of flex for increased mobility and all-day performance. This tight should be a staple in your winter riding wardrobe.

Kerrits Ladies Fleece Lite II Knee Patch Tight

2. Kerrits® Ladies Fleece Lite II Knee Patch Tight

Even though this is Kerrits® lightest winter tight, it's designed to keep riders cozy in the shoulder seasons while the shades of Kerrits two-tone mini houndstooth jacquard keep rides colorful long after the leaves fall. The super-cozy brushed fleece inside is perfect for riding indoors or as a layer outdoors when the temperatures drop. This tight offers a modern, comfy wide waistband tops four-way stretch with flattering compression. Updated with two side pockets for easy in-saddle access to phones, treats and other essential and GripSoft™ knee patches for a flexible, secure grip.

Equestrians need to be prepared to pamper their horses, regarless of the weather. We hope these options will help make barn chores and riding more bareable during the cold months.