You can spot an equestrian at the swimming pool a mile away. She’s trying to masquerade as a normal human, but her glow-in-the-dark tan lines are a dead giveaway: white legs, white hands, and either four different sets of tan lines on her arms or a proper polo shirt sunburn if she’s lucky. This is a person whose natural habitat isn’t a beachfront cabana but a barnyard.
There is no SPF strong enough to keep our outta-control tan lines in check, so why not just own it? Eventing Nation has teamed up with our friends at uvex equestrian USA to give away a pair of sunglasses and riding gloves to one lucky reader. Share those bad equestrian tan line photos via email (send ’em to [email protected]) or post them in the Facebook comments of this post, and we’ll put our top 10 favorites to a vote! #democracy
The winner will receive …
uvex sportstyle 802 small vario sunglasses (in black): You’ve seen top eventers sporting these glasses, and now’s your chance to own a pair yourself! Variomatic technology automatically adapts to all light conditions; features include a scratchproof outer lens and fog-free inner lens – that is technology made by uvex. It gets even better: With its flexible soft earpiece ends and nose pads, these glasses offer a non-slip, pressure-free hold and, most importantly, perfect fit. To guarantee a fog-free vision, it comes along with draft-free lens ventilation. 100% UV-protection guaranteed. Retail value: $109.95.
uvex ceravent gloves: “Riders are athletes” is the credo this new riding glove was tailored to. Extreme durability thanks to minimal abrasion as well as a perfect fit, flexibility, grip and innovative design – that is the new uvex ceravent. Available in full and half sizes from 6.5 to 10.5. Retail value: $59.95.
Go enter! We’ll announce finalists next Tuesday, July 30. Go Eventing.