How often do you see riders of all shapes and sizes in today’s top magazines? Or winning a high-profile class? For too long the equestrian world has prioritized riders who have one body shape– mostly slim, tall equestrians. The reality is that horses are for every body, of all shapes and sizes.
The equestrian industry is very slowly starting to change. Certain magazines are starting to feature more body inclusive models and many disciplines are starting to see a rise in riders of all sizes in the show ring.
However, there is one problem that still plagues plus size equestrians. It’s very hard to find plus size equestrian clothing in tack shops, both online and in-person. Plus size riding breeches can feel like a myth or urban legend instead of a real pair of pants that plus size equestrians can access in every tack store. Instead, the many equestrians who don’t have that nearly unattainable and stereotypical slim horse girl look are limited to shopping just a select few brands.
JPC Equestrian aims to change that through our online tack store, Breeches.com. We’ve always been passionate about improving accessibility to equestrian sports by providing our customers with high-quality, but affordable, clothing and equipment. Now, we’re turning our sights to another subset of equestrians who have long been implicitly and explicitly excluded from the sport: plus size equestrians. We’re offering plus size equestrian clothing and plus size riding breeches in our new body positive collection of riding apparel and footwear.
Plus Size Riding Breeches
Too often riding breeches are only available up to size 32, which translates to a US size medium. Did you know that the average American woman wears a size large to extra large or 18 to 20?
We created plus size riding breeches to suit the majority of American women. The TuffRider Cotton Pull-On Knee Patch Plus Breeches are comfortable, durable, and available in up to size 42. Stylish and fashion-forward, these breeches feature details like belt loops, UltraGripp knee patches, and hook and loop tape ankle closures.
Tall Boots for Every Body
Show clothing is even more notorious for excluding plus size equestrians as compared to schooling clothes. Most tall boots are not inclusively designed to fit all body types and shapes… until now.
TuffRider is now offering the Ladies Plus Rider Dress Boots and Field Boots. These boots are inclusively designed from top to bottom. Not only do they come in body positive sizes, such as extra wide standard and extra wide short, they also have unique body inclusive design features. For example, these riding boots feature a wider calf with two stretchable elastic gussets on either side of the zipper.
Plus size equestrians won’t have to give up style in exchange for fit. These attractive boots are designed with a Spanish top, rounded punched toe caps, mesh lining, and memory foam footbeds, offering both comfort and style.
Half Chaps for All Calves
Not everyone prefers to ride in tall boots all the time! While it’s relatively easy to find paddock boots in inclusive sizing, this is not true for half chaps. That’s why we created the TuffRider Belmont Plus Leather Half Chaps.
Crafted from the same smooth and refined textured leather as our original Belmont Half Chaps, the new Belmont Plus Half Chaps come in extra wide sizes. The durable, but soft, leather is designed to mold to the rider’s leg for a close contoured perfect fit. A zipper closure makes it easy to get these chaps on and off quickly, while the under-foot strap and elastic ensures these half chaps will stay put while you ride. Try pairing them with our TuffRider Belmont Lace Up Paddock Boots for a stylish outfit. (Bonus: These paddock boots have laces in the front, but a zipper in the back for a stylish look, but easy on and off!)
Body Inclusive Show Coat
Who says body positive show coats can’t come in fun colors? The Equine Couture Equivent Show Coat is available in a rich wine color, as well as traditional black. Available in sizes extra small through extra extra extra large, this show coat is made from a blend of nylon and spandex fabric for a fashionable and comfortable look. A combination of a hidden zipper and snap buttons offer a convenient way to get it on and off, as well as a seamless appearance. Thanks to the breathable waffle-like mesh pattern and moisture-wicking fabric, you’ll never want to take this coat off.
Show Shirt for Every Shape
Match your new wine-colored show coat with the Equine Couture Smyrna Show Shirt with wine-patterned accents. This show shirt isn’t just available in sizes extra small through 3X. It’s also available in three different patterns: daisy, wine, and mosaic. Embedded with EquiCool technology, this show shirt protects your skin from harmful UV rays and offers added ventilation thanks to the printed mesh sleeves and shoulders. Plus, the contrast panel feature offers breathability. Combined, all of these amazing features make this show shirt a must-have for long horse show days under the hot summer sun.
Body Friendly and Eco Friendly Riding Tops
Thanks to the EcoRider line by Equine Couture, plus size equestrian clothing can now be body inclusive and eco friendly. The Shelby Short Sleeve Sport Shirt is a great example of this, as it’s available in sizes extra small through 3X and is made from recycled plastic bottles. From the pretty floral design, to the cooling mesh side panels, this show shirt will be an instant favorite.
Shop for Plus Size Equestrian Clothing on Breeches.com
We’re proud to put forward our Body Inclusive Clothing for Plus Size Equestrians Collection. Now, equestrians of all sizes and backgrounds can shop for high-quality clothing at affordable prices on your favorite online tack store, Breeches.com.
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