We are celebrating Plus Size Riders as our July Featured Riders of the Month on YourDressage! Here we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite brands that cater to a wide range of rider sizes, from boots and breeches to show shirts and show jackets. Dressage is for every body, and every body deserves to be comfortable in the saddle!
“At SmartPak, we know that riders come in all shapes and sizes, so we’re proud to offer a variety of plus size equestrian clothing and riding gear. Plus, we offer free return shipping on all sized items so if you don’t get the perfect fit the first time, you can exchange it for free.”
SmartPak has teamed up with USDF for Plus Size Rider Month on YourDressage, offering some incredible prizes from their Hadley and Luxe lines as well as Piper Breeches, saddle pads, polo wraps, and ear bonnets as part of the #DressageForEveryBody campaign.
Three prize packs are up for grabs! You can enter by sharing or commenting on the plus size equestrian stories we are posting all month long on the official USDF social media pages, or by sharing your own story.Check out the full prize list, & all the details to enter, here: Dressage For Every Body – SmartPak Giveaway
SmartPak carries the following sizes: Breeches 22-46; Tights XS-XXL; Show Coats 00-18; Tops XS-XXL; Half Chaps XS-XXL
“At Kerrits, we’re inspired by women juggling work and kids to make time for their horses, by girls saving up allowance money for riding lessons and by the pros who take our dreams with them as they gallop through international competitions. We make clothes for all of them—real women who ride. As riders, we know that confidence is a powerful thing. That’s why our high performance, durable clothes are also beautiful—and flattering. We incorporate decades of design and fit experience with rich colors and fun prints to create apparel women feel great wearing. We hope it inspires confidence in the saddle and out, making the time you spend with horses even more special.”
Kerrits carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights XS-2X; Show Coats: XS-2X; Tops XS-2X
“Size ‘16 Plus’ is now the average size of a Woman in the UK, (size 14 plus in the USA) – this means that there are MORE of us ‘plus-sized’ than there are below that, in sizes generally, (and laughably,) referred to as ‘Standard’… Whilst the market for plus-sized clothing is almost certainly improving, with some high-street brands making clothing labeled as larger sizes, the situation is far from perfect with imperfect sizing, leading to a poor fit and often in unflattering, or uncomfortable styles. XL Elite is the home to the World’s oldest, and leading equestrian brand, and industry plus-sized expert, Fuller Fillies, offers a collection of comfortable, flattering, and price-sensible clothing for the discerning rider, because BIG girls ride horses too!”
Fuller Fillies carries the following sizes: Breeches US 14-24; Wide Calf Tall Boots and Half Chaps 15”-21.5” in Short, Standard, and Tall
Having influenced and revolutionized the entire equestrian market, Romfh is still classic, no-nonsense, tasteful equestrian fashion for the serious rider and athlete, with great color palettes, and uber soft micro-fiber fabrics.
“Romfh For Every Body! We embrace every equestrian; Every Body deserves top quality and style when doing what they love.”
Romfh carries the following sizes: Breeches 22-44; Tops XS-4X
Women, minority, and veteran-owned company. Inspiring diversity, body positivity, and kindness in the equestrian sport. Creating beautiful clothing with unmatched quality and size-inclusivity.
“We wanted to show the world that our sport is filled with the most incredible and diverse riders, and they did not look like the models in the magazines. We believe representation matters.”
Muirneen carries the following sizes: Breeches 28-46; Tops S-4X
Irideon Riding Wear was founded in 2001 to create a durable and sophisticated line of equestrian sportswear for both casual and competitive riders. Every garment is designed and patterned in the saddle for a perfectly styled fit. The patented breech design, technical performance fabrics, and contemporary design lines have made Irideon the top choice of riders of all ages and experience.
Irideon carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights XS-3X; Tops XS-3X
Equine Couture is known for its fashion-focused coordinated line of riding attire and accessories. Equine Couture is recognizable for its bold designs and couture cuts normally only found in much higher priced equestrian apparel. Every Equine Couture piece is designed for riding – because the design team are riders.
Equine Couture carries the following sizes: Tops and Show Shirts XS-3X
The Wide Boot Company was instigated when creator Bex opened yet another delivery of boots ordered online that wouldn’t quite zip up…. Searching through the popular brand websites yet again, it became apparent that there was nothing elegant and classy for a more muscular calf width. Shopping for footwear in tack shops and country stores was a depressing and unrewarding experience. So Bex undertook to do something about it, and The Wide Boot Company was born! Everyone deserves to have lovely country and equestrian boots that actually fit, flatter, and are comfortable.
The Wide Boot Coompany carries the following sizes: Wide Calf Tall Boots 15.25”-20.5”; Show Jackets US 12-20
Esprit was developed after countless purchases of expensive breeches that did not perform as needed.
“We were tired of paying $100-$200 for breeches that were uncomfortable, did not stay in place, and would become saggy after sitting in a saddle for hours. This was unacceptable, and led us to develop the most comfortable riding breeches that perform like you expect! Our goal is to develop high-quality breeches for equestrians all over the world at an affordable price.”
Esprit Equestrian carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights XS-XXL (stretch up to US Size 20)
A diverse range of affordable and high quality products for all equestrians to enjoy.
“Our mission is to provide a diverse size range, affordable and high quality products, and promote inclusivity in the horse world.”
Milestone Equestrian carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights XS-4X; Tops XS-3X
“We spent many a ride chatting about how traditional equestrian clothes just didn’t fit our style or personalities, nor had we found the perfect breech or riding tight that offered the ideal combination of support, structure, and comfort. Out of these conversations came Canter Culture – a new equestrian apparel line that offers riders the choice of modern colors, patterns & textures not typically seen at the barn, while featuring the high quality & functionality that every rider wants.”
Canter Culture carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights XS-XL (stretch up to US Size 20)
Sync Equestrian is US-based and was established in 2019. Sync Equestrian was designed and made by equestrians, therefore products are real-world tested, and only the best fabrics best suited for riding, are used. As equestrians, we saw a problem in the current equestrian clothing market when it came to fit and comfort. Every woman has a different body, so when we designed our performance breeches, our goal was to create innovative performance wear for every woman, while also keeping in mind the athlete in each and every equestrian.
Sync Equestrian carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights XS-3X; Tops XS-3X
While trying on some riding tights at a local tack store, Cavaliere Couture creator, Lela Reynolds, had an idea. Riding clothes, and especially riding pants, are, on the overall, not very comfortable or practical. So, she decided to combine her two favorite passions – riding and yoga. How? By creating a line of riding clothes that are both comfortable AND practical for the everyday equestrian.
Cavaliere Couture carries the following sizes: Breeches/Tights S-XXL (stretch up to US Size 24)
Frustrated by the lack of available plus sized options for equestrian clothing in Canada, Plus Size Rider Canada was founded with the mission to bring high quality, affordable, comfortable, and stylish equestrian apparel to curvy equestrians.
“We focus on our customers having access to a wide selection of plus size equestrian wear. Our customers are at the heart of what we do. Our belief is that size does not matter. Every BODY deserves to have access to comfortable, well-fitting equestrian clothing. Our products are manufactured with stretch and a little extra room where it is needed.”
Plus Size Rider Canada carries the following sizes: Breeches L-5X; Tops L-5X; Wide Calf Half Chaps up to 23”
TuffRider is a trusted equestrian brand of equestrian apparel including riding breeches, riding shirts, riding socks and riding jackets for men, women, girls and boys. Family owned since 1992, TuffRider strives to bring you the best year after year as one of the most trusted brands of fine riding products for men, women, and children.
TuffRider carries the following sizes: Breeches XS-XL; Tops/Show Shirts XS-3X; Wide Calf Tall Boots up to 20”
COMING SOON: Arista Equestrian
“Arista Equestrian is proud to announce we will be expanding our sizes to include an XXL option over our entire collection starting with Spring 2024! Currently some of our most popular vests are available in an XXL. Known for its riding clothing that combines the elements of sophisticated colors, superior fabrics, and distinctive details, Arista Equestrian has upped its game with even more exclusive designs that riders feel great wearing.”
Do you have a favorite outfit from one of the listed brands or another recommendation for a company that caters to Plus Size Riders? Leave us a comment and let us know!