Autumn layering for horse riders

Autumn Layering for Horse Riders

For many people, autumn is their favourite season. It not only brings a changing colour to the leaves, but the low position of the sun in the sky creates crisp bright mornings.

However,  when the temperature becomes a little chillier, it can be difficult putting together an outfit which takes you from 8 degrees in the morning, to 20 degrees in the afternoon... The secret to staying comfortable (and looking great) is wearing multiple distinct layers!

Start with a basic, lightweight top, such as a base layer. A long sleeve style is very popular at the minute as it tends to feel cosier. The LeMieux Base Layer is made from a thermal, moisture controlling fabric, comes in a range of stylish colours, and forms part of a collection that also features matching saddle pads and hat covers.


Then add the next layer of a riding gilet. The great thing about a gilet is that you can wear just about anything underneath it. If your base layer needs spicing up a bit, make a bold statement with something eye catching, like the Coldstream Leitholm Quilted Gilet.

If you'd prefer something simpler and lighter in weight, the HKM Lena Quilted Gilet is a good choice that will keep you warm without restricting your movement.


Prefer something cosy? Wrap up with a jumper. The HKM Team Hoody is stylish and snug, and ideal for lounging around at home or wearing to the yard.

Finally, add a riding jacket. Softshell jackets are highly versatile. They have a soft-touch outer that is resistant to water, wind and dirt! The gorgeous LeMieux Team Softshell Jacket is made from Softshell, and has an ultra soft micro fleece backing for ultimate cosy comfort. 

Ready to layer?

Take a look at our wide selection of women's equestrian clothing including base layers, gilets and Softshell jackets. And remember, we offer free UK delivery on all orders over £20.

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Kim Horton

Co-Founder of EQUUS and a keen equestrian, when Kim's not at her desk she's with her horse, Waldo.

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