What to Wear

What to Wear When Horse Riding?

If you have not ridden before, or at least for sometime, you should please note the following requirements for riding at Equestrian Centre.


Hats must comply to the current B.S.I standard (BSEN 1384/PAS015) they must be worn when mounted correctly fitted and fastened. If you have a riding hat, take it along and ask your instructor to check it for current standards.


Riding boots or Jodhpur boots ideally should be worn, however, any closed toe flat shoe or boot with a smooth sole and a small heel would be acceptable. Trainers are not acceptable, so please don’t turn up in them expecting to ride. They are unsafe.

Lower Body

Thick leggings or trousers that offer freedom of movement. Jeans have been known to cause friction. Legs must be covered at all times i.e no shorts or skirts.

Upper Body

Clothing should be suitable for the weather conditions. A long-sleeved shirt, a properly fastened jacket that is not flapping or a sweatshirt, are recommended. Body protectors must be worn for all cross-country jumping and are recommended for any lesson involving jumping.


We strongly recommend that riding gloves are worn whenever riding.


No jewellery should be worn whilst riding or handling horses. The only exceptions are the wearing of a wedding ring and watch.

Ultimately it is your responsibility to be dressed correctly in accordance with the above information before riding.