Watching shows from ringside is one of my favorite things to do. But, not everyone enjoys showing their horse(s). With nerves, the pressure to do well, etc etc, the fun gets sucked out of it. Just because you aren’t riding doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun and look good while doing it. I’ve curated a collection of some of my favorite outfits to sport while watching ringside with an emphasis on stable to street.
Kastel With Black Lululemon Leggings-
Athleisure is one of the best things to ever be invented in my opinion. It gives me an excuse to wear comfy leggings and have nobody judge me. For this outfit, I decided to pair one of the new Kastel Denmark fall collection sun shirts with my favorite Lululemon Leggings. For shoes, I added my all black Nike Revivals.
Basic black is pretty plain but by adding a fun color up-top with the turquoise, it brightens the look right up. Technically this is athleisure, but it still works really well for working out or even riding! Kastel’s breathable material makes sure that you don’t overheat while also keeping you looking fashionable. Looking for an equestrian specific workout plan? Check out The Fit Equestrian for some great programs as well as tips and tricks.
Off The Shoulder Top & Breeches
Pairing these two things may seem pretty out of the box. Typically, when wearing riding attire, you want to look professional. The off-the-shoulder top adds a more fashion forward look to a plain pair of breeches that seems to be a trend on the rise in the competition ring.
As a little bit of flare, I added Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini belt. This is totally optional and the outfit can look good with or without a belt. For shoes, I chose to wear my dark leather and tan Sperry Top Siders. The neutral tones of the shoes pair so well with the grey & navy to complete the earthy tones. If you want to add a fun twist, wear a pair of fun tall boots! Browns would pair best but if you have a fun pair of boots like grey, those would look great too!
You may also be able to spot the CEECOACH headset that we use during lessons as well as the stunning Custom Saddlery Saddle we got to model with! De Greggory was our equine model for the shoot and is modeling his own awesome outfit; A 20×60 Premia Double Bridle in black & white and Dressage Sport Boots in brown. Big thanks to Lauren Knopp for helping out and allowing me to use Greggy and her little dog Kaia.
I hope y’all enjoyed this article about ringside fashion! If you ever have any questions feel free to DM on Instagram @equestrian.syd!
Until Next Time Preps,
Sydney & The Ponies