When showing, judges are evaluating your performance and your appearance, so it’s important to stock up on a wide variety of stylish horse riding gear. When assembling your outfit, make sure to grab an equestrian belt! Whether you ride English or Western, belts are a great finishing touch and should be given some thought when selecting your outfit for competition.
There are many different types of equestrian belts. English belts, true to the aesthetics of the style, are typically more refined and elegant in their design. Western belts can be more elaborate and adorned with rhinestones, or they can be more rugged. In lower-tier competitions, attention-catching “bling” belts like this Horze Crystal Belt for Women are very popular and are often used to jazz up a show outfit. There are also simpler, plain equestrian belts consisting of a brown or black leather strap, which are commonly seen in English disciplines like Hunter-Jumper and dressage. The cardinal rule of equestrian show clothing: “Always match leather with leather”, applies here. Make sure that your equestrian belt matches your saddle!
Equestrian belts help complete that show-ready look no matter your style or discipline, so make sure you have a few different belts in your wardrobe to spice up your equestrian show ensemble. Check out our inventory and grab yours today!