Ovation Style Guide: Winter Riding Essentials
December 28, 2016
At Ovation, we love suggesting practical outfits for our customers. With temperatures dropping around the country, we wanted to share some of our most popular winter riding clothes that will not only keep you warm but won’t restrict your movement in the saddle. After all, there is nothing worse than being cold and miserable while doing chores in the barn or out riding.
The Ovation Winter Helmet Cover is the perfect accessory to keep you snug and comfortable during the coldest winter rides. The spandex helmet cover stretches to fit virtually all helmet shapes and sizes, and it allows winter-friendly amounts of ventilation. The fleece wrap covers the neck, cheeks, and chin. It is easy to use and fully adjustable with a hook and loop closure. We guarantee that once you ride in our helmet cover, you won’t venture out without it until spring arrives. 🙂
“I live in New England and can’t imagine riding in the winter without my Helmet Cover! This is my second season with it, it still looks brand new. It does stretch thin over the helmet, but that helps hold it in place. There is warm fleece to cover the back of your neck and most of your face. I need another [one] because my daughter started riding, and she has been using it. Her helmet is not a low-profile, so it is much larger, but I have no problem with fit. It has held up well, there are no holes, tearing or pilling. Would highly recommend this for riders in colder climates.” – Blueskyfarm (Smartpak Customer)
With C-40 thinsulate, a suede palm, and finger reinforcements, the Ovation Extremer Snow Gloves will keep your hands and fingers nice and warm this winter. These winter essential gloves come in eight different color options, so not only can you keep your pinkies warm but you can add a little style, too!
“These gloves are awesome! When the temperatures go down to about 30 degrees, I’ll be pulling on at least two pairs of gloves. So far, I’ve been able to fair those days with just this pair on. We did have a light winter this year, with only a couple of days in the 20s, and very few in the teens, so I’m not sure how well they’ll do overall on very cold days. As of right now, though, I’m very impressed.” – Mary (DoverSaddlery Customer).
Your favorite riding breech is now a great winter breech for those cold days! Ovation Winter Rider Knee Patch Breeches are fleece backed for added warmth and are made of a teflon-coated fabric to keep the breeches looking crisp, clean, and debris-free. “How nice to be able to ride and feel your thighs” we hear you say. Don’t worry you can thank us later 🙂 Also available in full seat and kids.
“I own a black and a brown pair of these. I love them enough that I will be taking them to Ireland this June for a horseback riding vacation. They are very comfortable, and I love the material they are made of.” – Grace (equestriancollections.com Customer)
Ovation Blizzard Winter Boots are extremely durable, comfortable and fleece-lined synthetic canvas boots. Features include a 600 denier water-repellent polyester canvas outer shaft which is laminated to a moisture-absorbent foam as well as an inner layer of fleece. This creates an insulated air layer designed to give extreme comfort in cold weather situations. The insulated multi-layer fleece insole also has an aluminum foil heat shield for added warmth. “But will they keep my toes warm?” Yes, indeed! Not only will your feet actually stay warm, but you will even be able to feel your toes when you take these boots off 🙂
“I needed a pair of cold weather boots that would still fit in stirrups. These boots are great for both the cold & for riding. The adjustable straps are great & the boots are very comfortable in general. My husband saw them & wanted a pair even though he has nothing to do with equestrian activities! The price was perfect for any boot let alone boots of this quality. Thank you!” – Angela (Smartpak.com Customer)
Ovation Blizzard Paddock Boots
Ovation Blizzard Paddock Boots are made with a PVC upper that is water-resistant, paired with a TPR foot with a rider sole for security in the irons. The hook-and-loop adjustable side closure ensures a secure fit, while the removable and breathable poly/microfiber jersey inner sock liner keeps your feet dry and comfortable. The boots are waterproof to the textile upper.
“The Ovation Blizzard Paddock Boots are easy to put on and take off, and because they are warm and cushy inside it beats my usual rubber boots. They are good for doing work around the barn/outside and even riding! They keep my feet warm and toasty.” – bigjumper73 (statelinetack.com Customer)
Ovation Blizzard Tall Rider Zip Boot
Ovation Blizzard Tall Rider Zip Boots are made with a PVC upper that is water-resistant paired with a TPR foot with a rider sole for security in the irons. The foot features plush synthetic fleece lining while the shaft is lined with breathable poly/microfiber jersey to keep your feet and legs comfortable. The side zipper closure provides an easy on/off and has a reflective trim for added visibility. Perfect for ensuring some extra visibility when for riding at dawn or dusk. A neoprene stretch panel at the calf ensures an easy, comfortable fit and is also trimmed with reflective piping. The boots are waterproof to the textile upper.
“I bought these boots for my daughter and she absolutely loves them!! They fit great, while keeping her feet warm and dry at the barn and in the saddle. She wears them daily. They are everything she wanted in a riding/barn boot for winter wear.” – OTThoroughbred (statelinetack.com Customer)