Whether you are a seasoned competitor in dressage or have a love for jumping or cross-country riding, dressage can be beneficial in helping you to improve communication with your horse and your riding performance. Dressage involves working with your horse, including working on your horse’s suppleness, flexibility, natural movements, obedience and athleticism. Regardless of how long you have been riding or your ability, dressage can be beneficial for any rider and their horse. As the host of regular dressage competitions and shows, at Sheepgate Equestrian, we know a fair bit about dressage and what it takes to be successful in the sport. If you are ready to give yourself the best opportunities to achieve your dressage goals, these are the top 10 products every dressage rider needs…
#1 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Kask Hat
So much more than a safety helmet, the Kask Hat is an essential product for every dressage rider. For both safety and comfort, Kask’s innovative self-adapting adjusting system in carbon lock fits the hat automatically to the rider’s head. In addition, the Kask Hat includes an integrated smart venting system, with added breathable inner fabrics, to help you maintain a comfortable temperature. The helmet chin pad is no less innovative, with hypoallergenic eco-leather to prevent skin irritation, so that you can focus on dressage riding without distraction.
#2 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Roeckl Gloves
Roeckl Gloves are the second product every dressage rider needs. Not only will gloves keep your hands warm during dressage, but they will also aid your grip and protect your hands when leading, grooming and mounting your horse. The lightweight Roeckl Gloves have selected Drytec G5 with Slip Stop, ensuring the perfect grip on the reins. As well as benefiting your dressage riding, Roeckl Gloves are also touchscreen compatible, so that you can document your riding experience and take photos and videos of your horse on your mobile without taking your gloves off.
#3 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Ariat Heritage Contour Riding Boots
Every dressage rider will know the importance of a trusty pair of riding boots, particularly when competing. The comfortable Ariat Heritage Contour Riding Boots are suitable not only for dressage riding but for all disciplines. The functional elasticised panel on the lateral side with an elastic gusset on the inside knee allows you to move unrestricted whilst riding. Plus, these lined boots will keep your feet warm and dry and are the perfect stylish boot to support your dressage performance.
#4 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Ariat Socks
Ariat Socks are the perfect dressage riding accessory to accompany your Heritage Contour Riding Boots. Ariat have engineered these socks to provide targeted cushioning and protection and work with riding boots for a comfortable and cool dressage riding experience.
#5 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Ariat Riding Tights
Next on our list of top 10 products every dressage rider needs are Ariat Riding Tights, with thermal fabric to help you stay warm and compression technology for a flattering fit. Thinner than breeches or jodhpurs, riding tights can help you feel closer and more connected to your horse. As well as this, the Ariat Riding Tights incorporate a silicone grip full seat for optimal grip whilst in the saddle. For added functionality, these riding tights also include hip pockets and a rear zip pocket, perfect to store your phone and car keys whilst riding.
#6 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - PS of Sweden Base Layer
Every dressage rider needs a PS of Sweden Base Layer to keep you warm both on and off the saddle. The stretchy long sleeve base layer is finished with a stylish stand-up collar and shoulder epaulettes that match the shirt’s half pocket. The comfy and slim-fitting base layer is a winter staple for every dressage rider.
#7 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Pikeur Nayla Quilted Coat
Another winter dressage staple is the Pikeur Nayla Quilted Coat which is both snug and a truly show-stopping new style! If you are looking for a serious equestrian fashion statement, this is the coat for you! The Pikeur Nayla Quilted Jacket has a cosy 200g synthetic down-filling and the stylish quilted fabric provides fantastic protection from the elements during the colder months. We love this Coat because it is the perfect winter competition and yard outfit whilst also being a fashionable jacket for all non-equestrian occasions! This quilted coat will become your go-to jacket for the winter months.
#8 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Kingsland Headband
The third winter essential in our list of top 10 products every dressage rider needs is the Kingsland Headband. In addition to being a stylish accessory, this headband is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face. The knitted headband also keeps your ears snug whilst around the yard.
#9 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Fleck Whip
The penultimate product in our list of top 10 products every dressage rider needs is the LeMieux Pro Baton Whip. The jumping and general-purpose LeMieux Pro Baton Whip is also perfect for dressage riders and has a generous and comfortable grip handle. Giving the whip a sleek look is the shock-absorbing gel end pad which has a suede covering. Importantly, the Pro Baton Whip is legal under the new British Showjumping Whip Rule, making it an essential product for all equestrians.
#10 Product Every Dressage Rider Needs - Leather Magic
Being an equestrian and spending your time on your horse and around the yard can be a messy business, that’s why our final product, Leather Magic is such an important item that every dressage rider needs. As the name suggests, Leather Magic is the magical leather cleaning product that removes grease and dirt whilst restoring the leather with organic oils, leaving a shiny finish. The Leather Magic product comes with a sponge for easy application whenever you need it, making it perfect for the tack room and on the go.
Essential Products for Dressage Riders
From your riding helmet to your jacket and whip, these are our top 10 essential products that every dressage rider needs in 2022. If you are missing out on any of these essential items for dressage riders, shop our range of equestrian products here