Proper Riding Attire

As with other sports, proper clothing and equipment are not only necessary to be safe but also to have fun! We require everyone to use proper riding attire at all times, regardless of age, ability, experience, or skill level.

Do Wear:

  • Riding Helmet: a good riding helmet is SEI and ASTM Certified. We have riding helmets for general use at no charge. Also, we offer helmets for all riders and ages here. For more information about SEI/ASTM, click here.
  • Proper Boots: Appropriate riding boots have a heel, to provide secure footing in the stirrup and prevent slippage during a ride. Riding boots are preferred as they have no zipper (which can bother a horse), a smooth or light-tread sole to slip in and out of the stirrups, a heel, and a tall shaft to prevent pinching the horse.
  • Long pants: Long pants prevent chaffing as you ride, as well as keep you warm in the winter and allow you to focus more on riding and less on discomfort.
  • Gloves: Gloves provide more comfort and control, regardless of weather. In the winter, gloves will keep your hands warm in the allow you to focus more on riding and less on discomfort.
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DO NOT WEAR:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Dangly jewelry