Rider Equipment

Hat

A must for safety

Jodhpurs

Trousers used for riding

Body protector

A padded vest worn to protect the rider from injuries

Spurs

Worn on the heel to enhance control through the legs – not for beginners

Crop

A short whip

Boots

Short or long boots with a small heel are essential to prevent the rider’s foot from slipping through the stirrup. Trainers should never be worn, and most riding centres won’t allow customers to wear unsuitable footwear. Some have boots available for hire.