Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or yourself, finding high quality riding gear that fits well and looks good can be hard. Enter Aztec Diamond Equestrian. This UK-based brand aims to be a fashion-forward equestrian brand that offers stylish, high quality, technical apparel for all disciplines of equestrian sport. So far, they’re nailing it. That’s why we’ve put together this list of some diamond-level riding apparel from Aztec Diamond Equestrian.
Riding Staples (with a bit extra)
These awesome leggings are made from recycled fabric and offer full coverage with four-way stretch. The detail I like best: the Aztec Diamond logo grip on the seat. It’s subtle and adds a unique feature that lets everyone know that even in your riding basics, you pay attention to detail.
I’ll be honest — I can never have enough base layers. Whether it’s when I’m riding or just working around the barn, these are the foundation of my winter apparel. This color (or colour, for those in the UK) block base layer does not disappoint. It’s sleek, breathable and sweat-wicking. Plus, it just looks cool.
Speaking of base layers and looking cool, check out this Limited Edition Black Quartz Base Layer. Aztec Diamond clearly has the whole looking chic while riding thing down. The detail on this quick drying, breathable base layer makes me want to buy all of them… now.
So, this is one isn’t as much of a riding staple as, say, leggings, but upon reflection (see what I did there?), it’s quite useful for those who hack out regularly. In fact, if there’s one way to insure your visibility on the road, this is it. Normally, the jacket is a deep gray/petrol color; however, it’s fully iridescent and reflective under light. So, this is one way to help keep you and your horse safe when visibility is low. Plus, it’s just freaking rad.
If you’re shopping for someone else, it can be hard to pick out apparel. That’s why these stocking stuffers are always safe.
These Black Soft Shell Riding Gloves are water resistant, touch screen compatible and have silicone imprint for grip while riding. Plus, they’re available in youth sizes as well as adult.
As an equestrian, I literally cannot get enough riding socks. I wear them until they have holes in them. That said, I definitely have favorites. These Tech Riding Socks top that list. They’re tall (always a must for me), sweat-wicking and offer spur strap padding. Plus they come in a variety of colors. How can you go wrong?
There’s nothing worse than a cold head while you’re tacking up or doing barn chores. That’s why this beanie and head band make for great stocking stuffers. They’re both made with luxurious ribbed fabric and the head ban is lined with faux fur to keep your ears warm.
For Young Riders
As the parent of three young children (two of whom ride), I am always looking for quality gear for them that both fits well and won’t break the bank. Aztec Diamond Equestrian offers a complete line of riding gear for young riders that has the same quality as their adult line and isn’t prohibitively expensive (plus, there are always deals to be had).
These Beige PC Leggings are designed specifically for competitive riding and are Pony Club Approved. They’re made with a double-thick, four-way stretch fabric to keep young riders as comfortable as possible. They feature a secure, removable elastic boot strap, which means no Jodhpur clips required! They’re available in sizes appropriate four young children all the way up to adolescents.
This buttery-soft base layer will set the foundation for keeping your young rider warm and comfortable during those winter lessons. Plus, it comes in enough colors to keep even the pickiest riders happy.
One of the biggest issues I notice at the barn with my kids is how hard it is for them to keep warm. The little ones absolutely freezeHand Warmer & Charger as they learn to use their bodies and ride correctly. Their hands suffer the worst. This aims to keep those fingers much warmer while young riders are working around the barn. Not only is this amazing product is pocket size so it can go anywhere, but also it has been designed to lend a helping hand; whether this be warming hands or charging devices. (This product may be a must-have for young riders, but it’s making my list as well.)
Another way to keep the kiddos warm is this YR Puffer Jacket. It is water-resistant and offers thick quilting to keep kids from ages four and up warm in the barn. Plus, it’s soft to the touch, which will ward off the complaints of itchiness and discomfort that often accompany layering children for warmth (at least in my household).
This list only scratches the surface of the awesome products available from Aztec Diamond Equestrian. In addition to fashion-forward clothing for riders, they also offer sleek horse wear that corresponds perfectly with their equestrian apparel. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty about ordering from Aztec Diamond — many of their products are made from recycled material and all of their packaging is biodegradable.