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About us

Just Chaps is a family-owned business based in the South Downs National Park on the outskirts of Petersfield. Helen Salmon and her team have developed the widest range of Half Chaps, Full Chaps and waterproof riding trousers, all combining the features that we believe are of most importance to today’s rider – comfort, function and style – at a price that you can afford.

The Half Chaps range has grown from the original “Classic” leather and “All Purpose” neoprene , to include more specialist fabrics for riding in the heat, “Cool” perforated faux suede and “Endurance” air mesh.

This year also saw the launch of the “Saltos” range of premium leather gaiters.

Helen has also focussed on developing waterproof “Dri Riders” - full chaps and riding trousers to keep riders dry and warm when bad weather sets in.

Another new development has been the launch of the official Pony Club range of Half Chaps and Dri Riders with this partnership extending to include sponsorship of the Just Chaps Mounted Games at the Pony Club Championships.

Just Chaps display and sell their range at most of the largest Horse Trials and Shows – where they meet and speak with customers and build on their unmatched experience and understanding of what the rider really needs.

So come and visit us if you can – or pick up the phone where Helen or one of the team will always be ready to help out with friendly advice and suggestions. 

Comfort

Just Chaps are cut for comfort and a snug fit. We use natural and man-made fibres that give - and also use elasticated panels for extra flexibility. We also have a very wide range of sizes to fit all riders from tiny tots, tall and willowy, to fuller figures – and take pride in the fact that it is very rare for us to have to turn a customer away. Comfort also means not freezing or over-heating so we offer chaps for the depths of Winter, like our Dri-Rider fleece-lined full chaps and also for those hot Summer days, such as our Cool perforated faux-suede and Super Cool airmesh.

Style

We all ride better when feeling confident and comfortable. Our designs reflect the range of needs that riding presents – from formal competition to hacking out . So whether it is classic understated leather or funky pink stars and stripes, you will find something to match your mood.

Function

Our chaps work – and keep on working. Sturdy zips and poppers, careful double-stitching and tough fabrics all work together to make sure that they do not lose shape. "Be seen, be safe" is a motto for all riders – so we have a wide range of high-visibility chaps that use the latest reflective materials.

We are passionate about our products and always welcome your views and ideas. So please contact us, or even better, visit our stand at one of our next major equestrian events (see Out and About). We look forward to meeting you.