10 riding breeches without bling bling

You can call me boring, but riding breeches full of bling bling just aint for me. I’ve tried it, but I just can’t handle it. If you saw my clothing closet you would see a sea of grey,white and black. The few coloured items must have been bought while being asleep as I don’t wear them.

So below you got 10 breeches without bling bling,  5 with leather grip and 5 silicon grip. As per usual, if you click on the name you are directed to where you can buy them.

Leather grip

  1. HV Polo Pro Odeon Leather – 130 euro

2. Montar Highwaist leather – 129. 95 euro

3. Easy Rider Abby – 89.95 euro

4. Eurostar Clair Leather – 170 euro

5. Easy Rider Abby – 89.95 euro

I’m considering buying the Easy Rider Abby one, it looks really comfy and the price is alright. I just wonder how the fabric is, I’m not so into the ones that feel like jogging pantsish. I’ve tried the ones from Montar, they have some kind of bamboo fabric, which feels kinda nice and soft on the skin, but is not for everyone.

Silicon Grip

1. Pikeur Candela FG209.95 euro

2. Pikeur Ophira – 157 euro

3. Eurostar Dafne fg – 130 euro

4. Eurostar Carina GF – 150 euro

5. Montar Highwaist FG – 134.95 euro

Not written in cooperation with Epplejeck, I was being lazy and it is the only webshop with proper photos.
Hope you find one you like, let me know which one!

Ooteman Summer sales

Since we are in the spirit of sales. Ooteman always launches their sales prices before the actual sales, so you can sit down and look through and then quickly buy when the actual sales starts online. Today they released the prices and on Monday at 18.00, you will be able to buy the products. Below you can find some of the scoops I wouldn’t mind buying(you can find the links and prices below).

1. Kieffer Bridle Amilia 100 euro

Tack Haul

Pikeur Diana

Today I bit the bullet and went to Epplejeck to find a competition jacket. There are two things in life I hate trying on, which is breeches/jeans and blazers. So I went on to trying a ton and looking at a ton before I found the jacket above and a Euro-Star one. However as the Euro-star one was a bit boring and not so detailed I decided to go for this one which is from Pikeur and its called Diana. My budget was originally 100 euro for a jacket, but unfortunately this one was a tad bit more. I tried to take a better photo, but my phone aint that good. Very happy with it, and can’t wait to use it! Will provide a review once I’ve worn it a couple of times.

As they had 3 for 2 at Epplejeck I figured I would buy the bit I needed and a show shirt as well so I would get one of the pieces for free. Unfortunately I saw at the cashier that Pikeur wasn’t included in the deal, so off I went to get another piece which ended up being some new Sprenger spurs. I wish I would have picked a cheaper sport to do, haha.

sprenger turnado bit

Sprenger Turnado  Sensogan  bit. Ive been on the lookout for a new bit for Mr.Grumpy  as the one he has is becoming old. Ive read a lot of good things about this one, so hopefully he likes it.

Kingsland showshirt

Kingsland Alcoma Show Shirt. I didn’t want one that was totally white as I generally don’t use tight sitting tops, so this was a good middle way. It feels very good. Cant believe you pay so much money for a polyester top tough.  Me and my best friend always have this saying “polyester nightmare” about polyester clothes as they get so sweaty. Hopefully this one aint that bad.

sprenger ultragrip spurs

Sprenger Ulta fit grip Spurs. I know a lot of people don’t like spurs, but Mr.Grumpy was used to them before I got him and becomes very lazy without them. These are luckily pretty “kind”.

Competition jacket

Yesterday I was enjoying watching combinations ride at the dressage competition at my barn the whole day. Mr.Grumpy has done plenty of competitions, both in jumping,crossing as well as dressage, but I’ve never done one before. However while watching all of these combinations I started thinking that I would like to give it a go to.

I do already own the white breeches and white saddle pad that you need, but I would still need  a competition jacket and shirt. They really do come in all sorts of prices, but I must say that I most likely won’t pay more then 100 euro for one. The only issue for me is that I’m pretty small and compact, wearing a normal blazer for me is a nightmare, let alone finding one. I did have a look online to see if I could find some nice ones, but will have to go to the store this weekend  to see how they fit. Below you can see a selection of some in various prices.

From top left:

  1. Equi-theme white softshell – 145 euro
  2. Busse Gera Soft  – 130 euro
  3. Equi-theme color softshell – 140 euro
  4. Harry’s Horses Jewels – 99 euro
  5. Harry’s Horses superstar – 99 euro
  6. Imperial Riding snowfall softshell – 174 euro
  7. Kingsland Casual – 164 euro
  8. Kingston Arena ladies – 90 euro
  9. Pikeur Tosca – 220 euro
  10. Spooks stripes – 280 euro

I really like the blue Equi-theme one!