Fall is my favorite time of year at the barn. I love the sunny but cool days that mark less sweaty rides and the end of fly season. It also means its new product launch time at SmartPak, and I have been drooling over the amazing selection products that our merchandising team has curated! From cozy fleece options to fun new colors and prints, these are the products on my wishlist for this fall!
The Piper Knit Mid-rise Breeches by SmartPak-Full Seat are my favorite breeches to ride in. They are incredibly soft and stretchy but thick enough to give you support and look very flattering. These breeches also have amazing grip with the silicone seat which I especially appreciate on my 4-year old OTTB, Keeper. I own these in all the classic colors (black, navy, etc.) but have my eyes on the beautiful new color options for fall, emerald w/butterscotch and cobalt w/blue bird.
To pull my riding look together I generally pair my breeches with a Piper Sun Shirt. I ride in these all year long, layering with vests, sweaters, and jackets as we move into fall and winter. The fabric is wicking, has UPF 50 sun protection and is so comfortable. The price is unbeatable for a sun shirt of this quality, so I tend to buy in a variety of colors! I love the new watercolor print release for this fall-how amazing will that look with the cobalt w/blue bird breeches!
Nothing is better then slipping on a cozy fleece as the weather gets cooler. The Piper Fleece ¼ Zip Top by SmartPak is my favorite warm and comfortable option for the barn. The outside has a brushed fabric which straw and shavings brushes off of easily, and the inside is a soft fleece. The fabric also has plenty of stretch so it moves with you while you are riding. The new fall colors of emerald, cobalt and sugar plum are gorgeous.
The moment I saw the Hadley Softshell Longline Riding Jacket by SmartPak at our fall photo shoot I knew it needed to go on my fall wishlist! This coat is a stunning olive color and has so many thoughtful features for a rider. It has beautiful long lines which makes it incredibly flattering and has a fleece interior which provides warmth without adding bulk. This jacket also includes a two-way zipper in the front and back zipper that opens into a riding skirt so you can wear it while riding.
I’m *slightly* addicted to buying saddle pads and the SmartPak Chevron Dressage Saddle Pad is next on my list. The chevron pattern is unique, and I love how the double trim looks. The color options are also a perfect match for the apparel items on my wish list!
With a 4-year old horse, new blankets are on my fall wish list as he continues to keep growing (currently pushing 17 hands, eek!). I love the SmartPak Ultimate line of blankets because of their durability and 10 year guarantee, and in particular have found the EasyMotion to be a great option for my guy. It has features like a chest gusset to help make grazing more comfortable and ergonomic front leg gussets that match the swing of the horse’s legs. I have my eye on the Charcoal w/navy & soft burgundy color which I think will look amazing on my bay.
I hope you and your horse enjoy the fall season as much as me and Keeper and that this inspires your wishlist. Let us know what is on your list in the comments below.
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