Selecting suitable riding trousers for children can be tricky, there is a wide range of types, colours and designs on offer. Generally speaking, for leisure riding any colour of fabric is fine, riding schools may have different rules of how they expect a child to be dressed but for competition riding it can be more restrictive on what is and is not acceptable. Before competing we would always recommend that you check the dress code rules and regulations so having the wrong colour legwear on doesn't get you marked down or eliminated.
Jodphurs are the most traditional choice for children and are suitable for competition in neutral colours with short riding boots and jodhpur clips (the dress code of each society varies so it is better to check the colour before purchase) and leisure riding. Children's Jodphurs are available in sizes suitable for even the youngest riders are usually feature double fabric at the knee to protect from stirrup leather nips.
Breeches for children are more of modern development as children and teens wearing long boots has become more common but will most likely be teens wearing breeches and long riding boots. Children and teens under 18 wearing breeches is most likely seen in Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as leisure riding but, are not usually acceptable as part of the dress code for showing. Pikeur Children's Breeches are designed older children for teens, young adults and slim tall adults who often find the length in the Kids range fits better than the adult versions.
The newest development for children's riding legwear are Riding Tights made with stretch performance fabrics usually with silicone grips to the seat and knee or just knees to help with security in the saddle. We stock an extensive range of riding tights in a massive range of colours from traditional beige, navy and black some are suitable for competition riding to more eye-catching designs more acceptable for leisure riding. Riding tights aren't just for summer, there are more and more insulated options available from brands such as Shires.