While they started off as a lightweight alternative to breeches and jodhpurs ideal for training and hacking out in hot weather nowadays women's riding tights are being made to be suitable for warm and cold weather. Here at Houghton Country, we offer a large range of riding tights from well-known brands such as Ariat, Shires and LeMieux.
Made in stretchy fabrics and heavily influenced by yoga pants and gym wear ladies' horse riding tights have rapidly developed into a must-have for riders young and old, especially for leisure riding and training while some styles are made in colours and designs suitable for competition riding.
Designed to be worn with long-riding boots or short boots and chaps with sleek often mesh lower legs for comfort riding tights do not have reinforced panels to protect you from stirrup leather nips to the calf or lower leg.
Riding tights come in a large range of styles, sizes and designs to choose from plain traditional colours to louder multi-colour selections. The majority of styles use silicone on the seat, knees or legs (or all three) to help provide grip in the saddle due to the fabrics being fairly slippery when used on leather.
When the sun shines and the temperature rises summer riding tights are made with lightweight, usually moisture-wicking fabrics to help keep you comfortable. Some designs even have mesh panels to reduce the weight even further.
Winter riding tights are made with thicker fabrics and usually have a fleece-like texture to the inside of the fabric to help with heat retention. Ideal for cool temperatures for most riders and cold weather for active riders.