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First look: Bridleway 2018/19 Collection

With the arrival of falling leaves comes Bridleway’s new clothing collection, offering some fantastic autumn/winter looks.

With easy-to-style pieces and great colours we just know you’ll adore this collection. To give you the low down, we’ve asked our designers to share their inspiration behind the range – straight from the horse’s mouth!

So, when designing a new range for Bridleway, what is most important to you?

“Practicality is key. When designing the new 2018 range, and all of our previous clothing, we always make sure that the clothing is fit for a busy equestrian lifestyle. Riders need to be comfortable as their wardrobe is always put to the test! The fabric and the fit play a big part in this, we test all of our styles and sizes on riders to ensure we achieve optimum comfort.”

We’ve seen some new colours make an appearance in this catalogue, what’s the story behind those?

“Well, practicality is great but we all want to look fabulous too! This year’s colour palette brings together a traditional navy with a sage green. We wanted to step away from the norm and bring in a new staple colour, and sage was the perfect option. It is smart and stylish, and also looks great with denim – making it perfect leisure wear too! All that topped off with pink lining and trims… Who doesn’t love a little pop of pink?! Not us!”

What did you have in mind when designing the new range?

“We wanted this compact range to provide everything you need for daily equestrian life. We focused on layering options, so that you are covered whatever the weather. Mornings can be cold, so this is where the Willow Padded Jacket and the Cherry Pom Pom Hat come in handy, but as the day goes on and you build up a sweat riding you can rely on the Rowan Midlayer & Sycamore Baselayer to keep you at the perfect temperature! The versatility of this range also means you can dust off the straw, swap your breeches for your favourite jeans and you’ll look great away from the yard too.”

The Collection:

From the sporty Sycamore Baselayer to the lightweight, padded Willow Jacket, meet the Bridleway 2018/19 clothing collection – making layering, and looking good, effortless.

Sycamore Baselayer

Sporty and functional with a round neck and flat lock seams, the Sycamore is the perfect foundation for any riding outfit. Multi-stretch fabric and moisture wicking properties ensure you can work hard without compromising on comfort.

Style suggestions:

Wear with a pair of riding tights or breeches, choosing additional top layers and accessories to match the weather. Looks great when co-ordinated with the Hickory Hat Cover or Cherry Pom Pom Hat.


Rowan Midlayer

Offering a flattering, fitted silhouette, this lightweight jacket is perfect for multi-layered looks. Whether you wear it riding, or as part of a casual, leisure look, this sporty top will help keep you at the optimum temperature.

Style suggestions:

Slip the Rowan Midlayer over the Sycamore baselayer to create a lightweight combo perfect for riding. In cooler weather, add the Pine Wind Soft Shell and a coordinated Cherry Pom Pom hat for extra warmth on the yard.


Pine Wind Shell Jacket

This smart jacket is at home anywhere you are. Wind resistant with a lined collar and colour-popping contrast trims, this navy jacket is a definite wardrobe winner.

Style suggestions:

Whilst this jacket works with any casual outfit, we love how great it looks styled with a baselayer, midlayer and a pair of comfy riding tights. With its pink accents, this jacket looks fabulous when coordinated with the Hickory Hat Cover and pink pom pom!


Willow Padded Jacket

Whether you’re headed to the shops or out riding, this padded jacket offers a flattering, contoured fit. Finished off with gorgeous pink accents, elasticated cuffs and a handy inside pocket – perfect for storing your phone or hiding some polos.

Style suggestions:

This jacket looks fantastic with denim, just add the Cherry Pom Pom Hat (we’d pick pink or sage) for the perfect cosy autumn/winter outfit. For riding, wear the Willow Jacket over a baselayer, with a pair of winter riding tights, and you’re ready for a cosy winter hack.


Maple Winter Riding Tights

An undoubtable winter essential. Fleece lined multi-stretch fabric and flat lock seams ensure your legs are comfortable and cosy on colder days. The streamlined leg cuffs are perfect for tucking into your favourite pair of boots.

Style suggestions:

Be warned, you’ll never want to take these off in winter. You can pair any of our new tops or jackets with these tights and know you’ve got the perfect riding outfit ready to go. Inject a bit of extra colour with the pink Cherry Pom Pom Hat or Hickory Hat Cover with pink pom pom, plus some Hemlock Socks for cosy toes.


Find this fantastic new collection at your local Bridleway Equestrian stockist or online!

Christmas Gifts For Every Rider

Here at Bridleway, we already have reindeer galloping through our dreams, jingle bells in our heads and we may have munched on a mince pie or two (it’s not too early, is it?) as we count down the days until Christmas.

With the festive season is on its way, there’s nothing we like better than helping others find that perfect gift for horse-loving friends and family, so here is our ultimate Christmas gift guide:

The all-weather rider

For all-weather riders, we have the perfect Christmas gifts for staying safe, dry and warm on darker nights.

Our yellow exercise sheet with tail flap is lightweight, bright and designed to ensure the rider is seen no matter what the weather – perfect for misty, morning rides. To keep ears cosy in the yard, our fleece ear warmer headband is warm, stylish and comfortable, there’s a matching neck warmer too.

 The fashion conscious rider

Buying the perfect gift for the fashion conscious rider can be tricky, but here are our top presents for your most on-trend friends. The Lavello bridlework range offers high quality-workmanship in long lasting Italian leather. Bridles feature ergonomic, pressure relief headpieces, padded for comfort and come complete with non-stretch rubber grip reins.

For everyday style, the jean-look Marlborough ladies breeches from our latest collection are made from a lightweight fabric and feature contrast stitching, a rear pocket design and our Bridleway logo. Available in white, navy and grey, these are a must for all on-trend riders.

 Treat someone special

For that special someone that deserves a Christmas treat with added luxury, why not spoil them (and their horse) with the luxurious Lambskin half lined saddlecloth. Designed to increase comfort and style for the rider, this saddlecloth is crafted from super soft Australian Merino lambskin.

If you’re looking to treat someone to a cosy, new winter rug, the heavy weight Vancouver combo has an ultra-modern sporty design and is perfect for extreme weather conditions. It features a 1200d ripstop outer and 350g fill to ensure a warm and dry horse no matter what the conditions.

 Stocking fillers

For a low-cost stocking filler, our dotty socks are one of our favourite new products. The fun, colourful design is on-trend and they are the perfect present to keep toes toasty and warm this winter.

Another option is our eye catching, best-selling quick fit over reach boots. These boots are designed to protect the horse’s heel bulb against knocks, and are available in a whole variety of bright colours including: black, pink, purple, white, brown, blue, orange and green.

 

 

Canter on in style this summer

Summer is here and now is the time to embrace this season’s latest trends. From bright colours to bold patterns and layering, check out our top tips for staying on-trend during the long hot days ahead.

Revamp your equestrian wardrobe with colourful accessories – bright colours are a key trend for summer 2015 and this easily translates into equestrian clothing and kit. One of the simplest ways to bring your wardrobe right up-to-date is with vibrant summer accessories for both rider and horse. Wearing a bright colour from head-to-toe may seem a little daunting, but a bright ‘pop’ of colour from a patterned sock can be an easy way to embrace the trend, or if you’re feeling a little braver, why not break away from beige and make a statement with coloured jodhpurs?

You could even try subtly colour-coordinating your horse’s kit. Brightly coloured saddlecloths can instantly update your horse’s everyday wear, while adding a matching crochet fly bonnet is both practical and super smart. Check out our coordinating saddlecloths and bonnets which come in eye-catching combinations of black and pink, navy and bright blue, purple and green.

Layer up in style for unpredictable conditions – layering is set to be a big trend if London Fashion Week is anything to go by and this is also a really practical style for horse riders to embrace. A gilet is the perfect go-to item when it comes to layering, no matter what time of year and whatever the weather. Throw on a gilet over a t-shirt for summer mornings at the stables or layer with a sweater or fleece for chiller summer evenings.

Invest in the classics – when it comes to certain parts of your kit, it’s important to choose classic designs which are proven to stand the test of time. Leather is an equestrian staple that is always in fashion and there’s no leather like Italian leather, known for its high quality and long-lasting suppleness.

Here at Bridleway, we have launched a brand new collection of Italian leather ‘Lavello Leatherwork’. There are four styles of bridle available, as well as a running martingale and a breastplate. All bridles feature ergonomic, all-in-one padded headpieces for pressure relief and come complete with flexible, non-stretch rubber grip reins.