It’s wintertime and for equestrians all over the United States, that means it’s time to go to Florida for the Winter Equestrian Festival! WEF is a competitive equestrian’s paradise. For 3 months, Wellington offers plenty of opportunities for sunshine, horses, and time in the show ring. Equestrians travel from all over the world to winter with their horses in Florida. But, in order to get the most out of this amazing opportunity, you have to be prepared with the right equipment and supplies.
Luckily, Breeches.com has everything you need to make the most out of the 2023 Winter Equestrian Festival, from trailering supplies to show apparel.
Supplies for Long Haul Trailering
If you’re one of the many equestrians who make the long trek to the Winter Equestrian Festival from hundreds of miles away, then you’re probably well aware of what an exhausting trip it can be. With the right equipment protecting your horse, you can have a little more peace of mind that your horse will arrive in Florida safe and happy.
The TuffRider Oxford Shipping Boots offer complete protection for your horse’s legs in the trailer. The outer shell is made of tough 600 denier polyester that will hold up to most wear and tear. These boots are even easy to clean and made from a water repellent fabric with a comfortable fleece lining.
Make sure your horse walks off the trailer in style, no matter how long the trip was, with the Horze Vail Wool Blanket. Not only does this breathable wool cooler look great, but it has the practical function of preventing your horse from stepping off the trailer covered in manure and urine stains. Plus, thanks to its thick wool construction, your horse will stay warm during travel, but won’t overheat.
Long hours in the trailer means that your horse will be wearing a halter for a long time as well. Make sure they’re comfortable with the Henri de Rivel Stress Free Halter. This halter features a contoured crown piece that’s cut around the ears to allow for complete freedom of movement. Leather piping and contrast stitching add a little extra fashion to the overall look, while the leather construction has the safety benefit of allowing your horse to break free if trapped.
Blue Ribbon Show Clothing
Equestrians don’t just go to the Winter Equestrian Festival for fun, they go to win. Walk into the show ring looking ready for blue ribbons with this show outfit.
The Equine Couture Smyrna Show Shirt presents a professional appearance when worn with a show coat, but has some hidden flair when the jacket comes off. This show shirt features printed mesh sleeves and shoulders, which add a little extra style to an otherwise traditional equestrian look. Plus, the shirt’s EquiCool technology has built in UV protection and helps wick moisture away from your skin. The contrast panels allow for added airflow to keep you cool– even in the Florida heat.
Pair this show shirt with the Equine Couture Raleigh Show Coat. This show jacket is crafted with a fine blend of micro nylon and spandex, which allows the coat to stretch and move with you, instead of restricting your movement. Along with the added comfort, this show coat has all the equestrian styling of a traditional high-end show coat.
For breeches, check out the RJ Classics Anna Breech. This front zip breech is made from quick dry, stretch fabric for ultimate freedom of movement, with a fabric-covered interior waistband for ideal comfort. The Clarino knee patches in a slightly darker tan look stylish and professional, while the mesh lower leg panel will fit seamlessly into your tall boots.
Finally, finish off your show day outfit with the TuffRider Capri Field Boots. These boots feature the trendy Spanish topline, while the memory foam footbed makes sure you can stay on your feet or in the saddle, no matter how long your show day is.
Give Your Horse a Show Ring Shine
We can’t forget about your horse! Competition is steep at the Winter Equestrian Festival; your horse needs to look their best. Luckily, with the right conditioning products, your horse can look clean and polished in the ring.
The Eqclusive Pro Glow is sure to become your new favorite detangler and conditioner. This spray-on product doesn’t leave a greasy mess behind. Instead, it nourishes the hair as it shines, thanks to its high-quality ingredients, including aloe, which reduces itching and prevents dandruff.
With Lincoln Total Stain Eraze, you won’t have to panic if your horse comes out of their stall with a manure stain right before you get on for your warm up. Its powerful formula effectively lifts and removes stains from white markings and light-colored coats. Stain Eraze even deep cleans and brightens grass stains!
Show Ring Ready Tack
Is your tack ready for the Winter Equestrian Festival? If it looks like it has seen better days, it might be time to invest in a new setup prior to making the trip to Florida.
Start with a new crisp white saddle pad. The Intrepid International All Purpose Saddle Pad is a shaped white pad made of 100 percent heavy cotton twill with a plush fleece underside. Plus, a perfectly positioned slit offers wither relief for high-withered horses.
The Henri de Rivel Laureate IGP Saddle would look gorgeous sitting on top of a fresh, white saddle pad. This jump saddle features durable, grippy leather which will help you hold your position in the show ring. With an interchangeable gullet system, you can customize the fit of the saddle to almost any horse.
Strap on your brand new saddle with a matching HDR Advantage Chafeless Girth. Especially great for sensitive-skinned horses, this girth has a contoured design with double elastic on both ends. The soft and flexible leather makes this girth extra forgiving and offers added comfort.
Why not finish off your new look for the Winter Equestrian Festival with a new HDR Pro Mono Crown Padded Bridle? This bridle features a contoured and padded mono crown which evenly distributes pressure across the poll. The padded browband and noseband also offer added comfort, while fancy white stitch detailing is a subtle detail that truly elevates this look.
Are You Ready for the Winter Equestrian Festival?
It’s not every day you get to go to the Winter Equestrian Festival. Make sure you and your horse look and feel your best with a little help from Breeches.com. Offering brands like Equine Couture, Henri de Rivel, and TuffRider, you’ll find high-quality equipment and supplies at affordable prices.
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