Woman wearing Ariat Sunstopper 3.0 1/4 Zip Baselayer in navy dots with two horses

Keep Cool with Ariat Sun Shirts

Equestrians often spend a lot of time outdoors as they train, compete, and care for horses. This prolonged exposure to the sun leaves you susceptible to sunburn, which can be painful and uncomfortable, and increases the risk of long-term skin damage. Plus, those scorching summer days put you at risk for overheating, which can slow you down whether you’re riding or doing chores.

Sun-protective shirts provide a reliable and long-lasting shield against UV rays that compound the protection topical sunscreen provides. Additionally, sun shirts with proper ventilation help regulate body temperature. By wearing equestrian sun shirts, riders can maintain healthier skin and stay cool in the heat–all while looking stylish and sophisticated.

With the benefits of sun protection for riders in mind, Ariat designed a complete line of Sunstopper and VentTEK™ equestrian sun shirts. These shirts are optimized for extra sun protection and advanced airflow so equestrians can stay safe while they do what they love.

Why choose equestrian sun shirts from Ariat?

Ariat sun shirts are cooling and drying and offer protection from the sun. And like all Ariat apparel, they’re designed to last, created with sustainability in mind. Ariat’s sun shirts are available in a variety of colors and styles, so you can remain safe and cool from the barn to training to showing.

Long-sleeved sun shirts feature additional fabric to provide the most sun protection, but Ariat’s short-sleeved sun shirts offer a great deal of protection as well. Light-colored sun shirts help reflect UV light, while darker sun shirts absorb UV rays and tend to trap heat. But with Ariat’s VentTEK™ technology, you don’t have to stray away from dark colors in the summer. VentTEK™ sun shirts provide ventilation where you need it most to keep you cool and dry on the hottest days.

Ariat offers various styles for men, women, and girls to keep the whole family covered this summer. And you can rest assured that no matter what style you choose, all Ariat sun shirts keep you cool, dry, and protected from the sun.

Ariat Sunstopper shirts

Say goodbye to sunburn and hello to cool comfort with Ariat Sunstopper shirts! These sun shirts are designed for competing in the ring or training under the summer sun. They come in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your style, and you can find them in both classic show shirts and comfy training tops. Most importantly, Sunstopper shirts feature UPF protection to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. And to keep you cool while you ride, these shirts also have built-in cooling technology to prevent you from overheating.

Here are a few of our favorite Ariat Sunstopper shirts.

Ariat Women’s Sunstopper 3.0 1/4 Zip Baselayer

Woman in Ariat Sunstopper 3.0 1/4 Zip Baselayer in Green Baroque

Cost: $69.95
Colors: Green Baroque, Marine Blue Bit, Painted Ponies

Beat the heat in style with Ariat’s Sunstopper 3.0 Baselayer. This lightweight, breathable top with ¼ zip styling is perfect for warm-weather riding. This sun shirt features a mesh back panel for enhanced ventilation and offers UPF 50+ sun protection to protect you from harmful rays. Ariat’s ClimateTEK cooling technology and FreshTEK odor control keep you feeling fresh throughout all your summer rides.

Ariat Women’s Sunstopper 3.0 Pro Show Shirt

Woman in white Ariat Sunstopper 3.0 Pro Show Shirt

Cost: $74.95
Colors: White/Tea Rose

Look polished and stay protected in the Ariat Women’s Sunstopper 3.0 Pro Show Shirt. This lightweight shirt features a breathable mesh panel and CimateTEK cooling technology for added comfort, as well as UPF 50+ sun protection to shield you from harmful rays. The traditional poplin snap collar and cuffs and the elegant floral lining add a touch of classic style, making this a perfect choice for the show ring.

Ariat Youth Sunstopper 3.0 Pro Show Shirt

Girl in white Sunstopper 3.0 Pro Show Shirt

Cost: $64.95
Colors: White/Kamron

The Ariat Youth Sunstopper 3.0 Pro Show Shirt is cooling and stylish with a colorful pattern in the lining. Lightweight and breathable, the mesh panels and ClimateTEK technology help young riders stay cool and comfortable during competition. The UPF 50+ sun protection shields young skin from harmful rays and prevents sunburn. Complete with a traditional poplin snap collar and cuffs, this classic show shirt is the perfect choice for any aspiring equestrian.

Ariat VentTEK™ shirts

Feeling the heat? Don’t sweat it! Ariat VentTEK™ sun shirts keep you cool and comfortable on and off the saddle. These sun shirts feature VentTEK™ technology which uses body mapping to identify where airflow is needed most. It’s like built-in air conditioning for your body–perfect for those hot summer days! Plus, Ariat offers VentTEK™ sun shirts in a variety of unique styles, colors, and patterns so you don’t have to lose your style to stay cool.

Here are a few of our favorite Ariat VentTEK™ shirts.

Ariat Women’s VentTEK II Stretch Long Sleeve Shirt

Woman in lime Ariat VentTEK II Stretch Long Sleeve Shirt

Cost: $58.95
Colors: Lime Stripe

Conquer hot weather rides and chores alike with Ariat’s VentTEK II Stretch Long Sleeve Shirt. This casual yet stylish top features ventilated panels, moisture-wicking and cooling technology, and Sun Protection Fabric™ to keep you comfortable and shield you from harmful rays. The relaxed fit provides greater arm mobility for free movement.

Ariat Women’s Aptos Vent Show Shirt

Woman in white Ariat Aptos Vent Show Shirt

Cost: $64.95
Colors: White, Grey, Navy

Stay cool and confident on show day with the Ariat Aptos Vent Show Shirt. The VentTEK™ technology features body mapping for strategic airflow, and the breathable mesh sleeves keep you comfortable in the summer sun. Moisture Movement Technology™ wicks away sweat, so you stay fresh for the entire show. The classic show collar and placket with a stock tie loop add a polished touch, making this sun shirt a great addition to your summer competition wardrobe.

Ariat Men’s VentTEK Classic Short Sleeve Shirt

Man in blue VentTEK Classic Short Sleeve Shirt

Cost: $65.95
Colors: Rainwater, Fair Aqua, White, Ebony Gray

Approach your summer rides with comfort and confidence in the Ariat VentTEK Classic Short Sleeve Shirt. This technical top features strategically placed ventilation panels powered by VentTEK™ technology. Constructed with Sun Protection Fabric™, this shirt offers superior airflow and breathability to keep you cool and dry. Moisture-wicking technology draws sweat from your skin, making this sun shirt a perfect choice for cool comfort outdoors.

Other ways to get your riding wardrobe summer-ready

Want to level up your summer riding wardrobe with clothing that keeps you cool and protected? Check out these Ariat staples.

1. Breathable riding breeches or leggings

    Ariat Women’s TEK Tight

    Women's Ariat TEK tights in black

    Cost: $74.95
    Colors: Black, Zia Embossed Periscope

    Cool comfort meets everyday style with the Ariat Women’s TEK Tight. Featuring AriatTEK® Heat Series technology, this versatile tight keeps you cool while offering a flattering fit with all-day comfort and support. A wide waistband and convenient envelope-style cell phone pocket make these tights perfect for riding, chores, or anything in between.

    2. Gloves to protect your hands from sunburn

      Ariat Air Grip Glove

      Black riding gloves

      Cost: $34.95
      Colors: Black

      Exceptional grip and cool comfort go hand-in-hand with the Ariat Air Grip Glove. These gloves feature a breathable stretch mesh for a cooling effect while riding. The Stretch Tek Twill offers a flexible fit, while the reinforced stress points ensure long-lasting durability. The washable, unisex gloves are a great choice for any equestrian.

      3. A breathable show coat

        Ariat Women’s Artico Exhale Show Coat

        Woman in navy show coat

        Cost: $299.95
        Colors: Navy, Heather Grey

        Get summer show-ready with this ultra-light show coat from Ariat. The Artico Exhale show coat is designed to help keep you cool on hot show days while still providing a stylish silhouette. The perforated mesh fabric of this coat enhances breathability and helps riders stay dry while competing.

        4. A cooling hat

          Ariat Tri Factor Cap

          Ariat Tri Factor Cap in navy

          Cost: $39.95
          Colors: Deep Navy, Relic

          Keep your head cool and protected with the Ariat Tri Factor Cap. This stylish hat features a cooling headband and Sun Protection Fabric™ to shield you from harmful UV rays. Moisture Movement Technology™ wicks away sweat to keep you dry, while perforated rear panels ensure maximum breathability. One size fits all, making it a versatile choice for any rider.

          Fun in the sun with Ariat

          When the weather warms up, don’t hang up your saddle. With the Sunstopper and VentTEK™ sun shirts from Ariat, equestrians of any discipline can enjoy premium sun protection. Shop Ariat equestrian sun shirts to keep you cool all summer long.

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