JODHPURS, BREECHES AND RIDING TIGHTS
No type of clothing is as closely associated with equestrian riding than a pair of jodhpurs.
What are jodhpurs and breeches?
Made with horse riding in mind, jodhpurs are tight-fitting ankle-length pants that end in a snug cuff, while breeches finish mid-calf. Traditional riding pants, as such breeches and jodhpurs, featured reinforced sections of padded fabric to protect the inner calf and knee.
However, modern riding tights are made from supportive synthetic stretch fabrics which are much thinner, allowing the horse and rider to feel each other’s movements more easily. Horse riding breeches and jodhpurs often include gripping fabrics from the knee to the inner thigh, creating an almost sticky seat which helps riders stay in the saddle as they perform.
Fitted elastic or velcro hold the calf material smooth, covered by knee-high socks and tall boots for a sleek and professional finish.
Riding tights come in a wide range of styles. Pull-on breeches are comfortable and don't need a belt or belt loop. Whereas front-zip breeches can be worn with a belt. Full seat horse pant breeches or jodhpurs are commonly worn in event and dressage riding.
Finding your fit: jodhpur sizing
Horse riding breeches and jodhpurs are designed to fit snugly on the rider and not rub against the skin. When buying a new pair, it's crucial that your jodhpurs can stretch to allow for more freedom of movement, letting you sit and ride more comfortably.
With a well-fitted pair of jodhpurs, you can concentrate on performing instead of pinching, chafing and sliding while in the saddle.
Stocking a massive selection of styles and sizes from the world’s most trusted equestrian fashion brands, Mustad is sure to have the perfect pair of breeches for your sport and body type.
Jodhpurs and equestrian fashion
Synonymous with equestrian fashion, jodhpurs are a popular style choice on and off the horse. In an increasingly fashion-forward market, riders can find their ideal pair of riding tights in an array of fabrics, bright colours and patterns for training or casual riding, as well as the traditional pristine white breeches required for equestrian competitions.
Since the early 20th century jodhpurs have been a classic fashion statement incorporating the trend of sportswear as streetwear.
Flared hip styles proved popular while world leaders and celebrities alike for their association with authority and the pants’ structured styling were a hit with fashion icons such as Coco Chanel and Katherine Hepburn for their practicality and flattering shape.
Mustad stocks a wide range of riding pants
At Mustad Saddleworld we have a variety of riding tights, breeches and jodhpurs including pull-on, fly-front, or side-zip styles. Stocking the world’s most trusted equestrian brands, we have a wide selection of riding pants from makers such as Schockemohle, Harcour, Horze, Ariat, Thomas Cook, Noble Outfitters and Peter Williams.