Whether it’s the depths of winter or the height of summer, reflective horse riding gear is an essential part of your road riding kit! In the darker winter hours, reflective riding wear is a necessity when it’s hard to avoid hacking out in gloomy conditions. However the need for hi-viz does not decrease as the summer months approach!
Visibility is an issue all year round, with direct sunlight causing just as many problems as darkness. So why even run the risk of danger to yourself or your horse?
Luckily for you, here at Equine Superstore we have selected our favourite horse riding reflective products that will keep you and your horse safe whatever the conditions! Whether you’re in need of a new reflective riding jacket, or looking to treat your horse to a hi-vis rug, we’ve got great products from brands such as Equisafety and Horseware that will fit your needs!
The Charlotte Dujardin Mercury Jacket
This super reflective horse riding jacket is the pinnacle of Equisafety’s collection. They have teamed up with Charlotte Dujardin, to craft a jacket made almost entirely from EN20471 reflective glass fabric. This hi viz jacket has a ‘4 way stretch’ design, which allows a much wider range of movement, providing a better fit to any body type. It offers 360 degrees of reflection and provides hypersensitive visibility.
This Equisafety Mercury is perfect for night time but it’s also ideal for braving the stormy weather. It’s unstoppable in the rain as it is 100% waterproof. The drawcord hem and long sleeves let you tailor the jacket to your own needs. This provides ultimate protection in harsh weather. It combines lightweight fabric and breathability to make this jacket a great all-purpose piece.
They haven’t compromised on functionality either; the Charlotte Dujardin Mercury Jacket is as full of useful features as ever. Two zipped large front pockets are great for storing valuables. An internal pocket complete with a headphone hole, allows you to listen to music whilst keeping your phone dry. This is the perfect jacket for any horse rider!
Read more about the Charlotte Dujardin in our equipment guide.
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Equisafety Wraparound Rug
The Equisafety Wraparound Rug is perfect for riding in low light, when hi-vis is at it’s most effective. Constructed in 360° reflective and fluorescent performance fabric that conforms to EN1150 and EN471 standards, this rug is sure to grab the attention of an oncoming vehicle! This reflective horse rug also benefits from a fully adjustable and detachable chest protector so as not to interfere with the horse’s natural movement and is fully waterproof, breathable and windproof, allowing you to ride more comfortably in any condition.
The Equisafety Wraparound Rug is available in Yellow, Orange or Pink, in size Pony, Cob, Full or Warmblood.
Get yours today for a safer ride!
Equisafety Quilted Waistcoat
The Equisafety Quilted Waistcoat performs to the highest standards of hi-vis technology. It boasts a soft microfleece lined wind-shield collar with reflective piping, and 2oz of quilting for extra warmth. This waistcoat is perfect for those windy spring days or as an extra layer of warmth during the winter. This great waistcoat also features two large handy waterproof pockets for the safe-keeping of your valuables, with the addition of two hidden zip vents at the back, allowing for extension over the back of the saddle. The retro reflective tape aids your safety when riding in darker conditions.
The Equisafety Quilted Waistcoat is available in Pink, Orange or Yellow, in sizes Small to X Large.
Horseware Reflective Grey Corrib Jacket
Catering to those dedicated night riders, who need more than just his-vis, Horseware bring you the Reflective Grey Corrib Jacket. It has been designed with a highly reflective top section, covering both the arms and body. This ensures the maximum amount of light is reflected back at the driver, for visibility on even the darkest of nights. This unisex jacket also provides great weather protection, with its waterproof and breathable outer, pack-away hood and warm fleece lining to keep out the chill. The unisex Reflective Corrib Jacket features adjustable cuffs and a drawstring at the hem, meaning the fit can be fully tailored to your needs.
This great jacket is also available in a hi-vis/neon version, the Horseware Neon Corrib Jacket, for those looking for a more daytime friendly option. It has all the same great features as the reflective version, but is finished in a bright neon yellow.
Equisafety Flashing Hat Band
This clever piece of hi-vis kit it so easy to wear and can be seen up to a mile away! That really is high visibility! The Equisafety Flashing Hat Band is particularly effective due to its use of large flashing LED lights built into the band. This allows you to be just as visible in total darkness as in direct light. This gives you peace of mind for those days when darkness can fall suddenly and unexpectedly. These reflective hat bands are designed to be placed around the perimeter of the hat, secured with a sticky rubber grip.
Be sure to add one of these to your everyday riding gear! The lightweight and compact design means it’s probably one of the easiest things to carry around with you. Perfect for life on the move!
Equisafety have developed a full range of products that use this LED technology, including LED Arm/Leg Bands, an LED Tail Guard, and even Flashing Attachments which can be fitted to almost anything; neck bands, head collars, bridles, saddles, belts, dog collars and more!
Rambo Reflective Horse Night Rider
Offering 360° visibility for those riding at night, this rug does what it says on the tin! The Rambo Night Rider features a detachable combo neck design and an extra long tail flap. Even in pitch black conditions the Night Rider reflects every bit of light from the headlights of the oncoming vehicle. This increases the safety of you and your horse. This offers a great night time alternative to the Equisafety Wraparound Rug.
Make sure you’re seen at night… pick yours up today! The Rambo Reflective Night Rider also comes in a version for Ponies. No matter the size of your horse, you can ride safely on the roads.
Still not convinced of the benefits of hi-vis and reflective clothing and accessories? Then which one of these riders can you see straight away?
This shows you how vital it is! Don’t take your safety lightly!
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