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High fashion has always maintained a tie to the equestrian world. Hermès began as a saddle-maker, while Gucci products have long been adorned with the brand’s signature horse bit. More recently, a new era of equine enthusiasts have emerged in the industry.
The best competition breeches are lightweight and breathable, enabling you to stay cool while working hard in warm temperatures. Competition breeches are typically either white, cream or fawn in color to fit with the rules of the major disciplines – so finding a pair that uses stain-repelling technology is a real bonus. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, check out our pick of the best everyday breeches, riding tights and leggings.
Technical fabrics also offer wicking properties as well as compression and the best competition breeches will have sufficient stretch to allow you freedom of movement in the saddle, combined with good support and grip.
Some riders – usually dressage riders – prefer a full seat, while others – particularly show jumpers – favour the knee grip design as they spend more time out of the saddle. Really it’s down to personal preference but luckily there are plenty of design options to suit. Obviously you want look and feel your best when out competing, so style and fit are also key to finding the best pair of competition breeches for you.