21 Best Horse Riding Jackets

Horse riding jackets are an iconic component of equestrian competition apparel. Additionally, if you live in a location with seasonal cold weather, low temperatures require a winter horse riding jacket. There are many different jackets to choose from, whether you’re a casual rider, competitor, or looking for seasonally appropriate riding clothing. It can be challenging to narrow your options down and determine what’s best for your needs. This post shares several excellent horse riding jacket selections for casual and competitive riders.

Best Horse Riding Jackets for Casual Use

When you’re riding casually, you have a lot of choices for coats and jackets. What’s important is to feel comfortable on your ride. The temperature outside (and whether it’s raining or snowing) will signal whether you just need a light jacket, a heavier, insulated jacket, or something waterproof. Here are a few options for all three needs.

Light Horse Riding Jackets

If you need a light layer on a cool, crisp fall or spring day, these jackets will be just what you need to stay cozy.

Cavallo Rella Fleece Jacket ($68.97)

Cavallo Rella Fleece Jacket

For that in-between weather where you need more than a light layer but not heavy insulation, this jacket has you covered. It’s a comfortable micro-fleece with pockets to store what you need and an elastic waistband to keep the cool air out. 

Ariat Women’s New Team Softshell Jacket ($104.95)

Ariat Women's New Team Softshell Jacket

A bold and stylish option for cooler weather with a chance of rain, this riding coat balances a classic, comfortable style with breathability. It offers superior heat retention, and it’s wind- and water-resistant. There is also a kid’s version of this jacket available for $99.95.

KF Sierra Jacket ($82.97)

KF Sierra Jacket

Who says you can’t have fun and look stylish when you’re riding casually? This black denim jacket offers a great boho look with an incredibly soft and stretchy fabric that will fit beautifully. It’s comfortable and flattering. 

Waterproof/Water-Resistant Horse-Riding Jackets

When it’s raining out, you’ll want a jacket that will keep you warm and dry, so you can enjoy your ride safely and comfortably. Here are some great options.

Barbour Classic Bedale Wax Jacket ($400)

Barbour Classic Bedale Wax Jacket

The Barbour Bedale is a timeless classic. It features a great cut with rugged durability, perfect for wet fall or winter days. With a relaxed fit the Bedale is a stylish option for male or female riders. This jacket will quickly become your go to piece.

Barbour Lightweight Defence Waxed Cotton Jacket ($450.00)

Barbour Lightweight Defence Waxed Cotton Jacket

This stylish and flattering option has a lot of great features for a rain jacket. It’s lightweight and comfortable with four pockets and the curved hem gives it a flattering silhouette. When the crisp fall and winter winds start blowing this will be your go-to jacket.

Horseware Barra Technical Lightweight Jacket ($120.95)

Horseware Barra Technical Lightweight Jacket

We love this jacket, as it’s designed for both women and men. It’s truly the perfect versatile, lightweight technical jacket, and it’s waterproof and breathable. It has a two-way zip, zipped external pockets and a secure internal pocket, lightweight mesh lining, and a hidden hood. 

Ariat Women’s Packable H2O Jacket ($129.94)

Ariat Women's Packable H2O Jacket

Once again, Ariat delivers! This jacket is lightweight, waterproof, and easy to roll up and pack, so you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. It’s sporty, stylish, and functional, making it a solid must-have for an active equestrian lifestyle.

Winter Horse-Riding Jackets

When the winter is packing a punch, you’ll want a heavier jacket with insulation to keep your core nice and toasty. These jackets will check off all of your boxes to keep you happy and warm.

Barbour Women’s Ashridge Quilted Jacket ($250)

Barbour Women's Ashridge Quilted Jacket

We love the styling of this jacket, as it’s slightly fitted for a more flattering feminine silhouette. You’ll be prepared for snow, winds, and whatever other weather comes your way.

Ariat Women’s Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket ($129.95)

Ariat Women's Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket

We love this packable classic winter jacket from Ariat. The Ideal 3.0 jacket is stylish and cozy, perfect for fall or winter, and the new quilting pattern will be sure to turn heads.

Riding in the rain? Check out our Ariat Equestrian Rain Gear Guide for some great options to keep you warm and dry.

Best Competitive-Riding Jackets

Selecting show jackets or show coats is an exciting experience. There are a lot of options available, and you’ll want to get one that fits you well and is the right style for your English-riding discipline. Here are some popular options to choose from.

Hunters and Equitation

Samshield Women’s Alix Show Jacket ($699)

Samshield Women's Alix Show Jacket

We love this Samshield jacket, as it provides the technical performance you need to make your rides appear effortless. The highly stretchy, breathable fabric is wrinkle-free and easy to care for. It offers water repellency and ultraviolet protection, so it’s perfect for any competition day.

EGO7 Women’s Hunter Show Jacket ($599)

EGO7 Women's Hunter Show Jacket

This jacket is the embodiment of sophistication, and if you want to make a statement, it should be your go-to. The luxurious fabric ensures maximum freedom of movement and breathability with impressive attention to detail. It can be used for all disciplines, but it’s especially suited for the Hunter discipline. 

RJ Classics Harmony Ladies' Mesh Show Coat ($259)

RJ Classics Harmony Ladies' Mesh Show Coat

The Harmony show coat’s exceptional styling makes an elevated, athletic choice. This coat is ideal for warm days with a  lightweight mesh body fabric that offers cool comfort while maintaining a traditional look. The Italian Jersey front panel offers a conservative contrast.

Eventers and Dressage

Equiline Women's GAIT Show Coat in X-Cool Evo ($879)

Equiline Women's GAIT Show Coat in X-Cool Evo

We love this show coat because it offers a fashionable look with technical fabric that makes it cool even on the hottest show days.  Simple details like black buttons and silver trim elevate the style. And it’s machine-washable. 


EGO7 Women’s Performance One-Show Jacket ($619)

EGO7 Women's Performance One Show Jacket

This exceptional show jacket is made from a revolutionary fabric designed for freedom of movement. It’s extremely comfortable, lightweight, and beautifully styled. It’s a great jacket for jumping, and it can also be worn for dressage and eventing.

Horseware AA Ladies Motionlite Competition Jacket ($290.95)

Horseware AA Ladies Motionlite Competition Jacket

This may be one of the best show coats for summertime, with its incredible stretch and breathability. It even has interchangeable buttons, making it a winner for multi-disciplines.

Best Men’s Horse Riding Jackets

Barbour Men’s Thornberry Jacket ($280)

Barbour Men's Thornberry Jacket

This jacket offers a handsome cut with classic Barbour styling. It’s a lightweight hooded jacket with tapered seams that packs away into the pocket. It’s also waterproof and will stand up to more temperate winter weather.

Barbour Men’s Tember Quilt Jacket ($230)

Barbour Men's Tember Quilt Jacket

When the winter winds start to blow, you’ll stay warm in this jacket. We love it for its quilted comfort and classic Barbour styling. It’s also available in a boy’s jacket for $125.

Samshield Louis Men’s Show Jacket ($699)

Samshield Louis Men's Show Jacket

This show jacket is crafted for technical performance and comfort. The highly breathable fabric is lightweight, UV protected, and perfect for any temperature. And the high-stretch fabric and mesh provide the highest freedom of movement in this solid performer.

Best Kids’ Riding Jackets

Ariat Youth Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket ($109.95)

Ariat Youth Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket

This jacket offers incredible insulation with technology to keep young riders dry and warm. The Ariat Ideal down jacket has a pretty chevron pattern and comes with an attached packable pouch. This cute and comfortable jacket will keep you warm all winter long.

Horseware Kids Eco Tech Jacket ($119.95)

Horseware Kids Eco Tech Jacket

This jacket will be your kid’s favorite year-round in most of the country. It features a hidden hood and reflective safety detail, and it’s waterproof, breathable, and machine washable. 

Horseware AA Children’s Motionlite Jacket (198.95)

Horseware AA Children's Motionlite Jacket

We love this award-winning ultimate hot-weather jacket for kids. It’s lightweight, comfortable, breathable, and stylish.

Whether you need a jacket for competition, or you want a jacket to ride during cooler or wet weather, we’ve got you covered with these crowd favorites. Although there are so many options to choose from, these are our favorites and our customers’ go-to choices, and we know you’ll love them, too.

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