New Saltos Half Chaps bridge the gap between Gaiters and Half Chaps

New Saltos Half Chaps bridge the gap between Gaiters and Half Chaps

New Saltos Half Chaps bridge the gap between Gaiters and Half Chaps Our new Saltos Premium Half Chaps represent a new generation of stylish and comfy leg wear for the discerning rider. We are often asked “What is the difference between Half Chaps and Gaiters?” We usually point out the elegant Spanish top line on... Read more »

What to Wear at Pony Club Camp

What to Wear at Pony Club Camp

The Summer holidays are just around the corner and lots of young riders will be planning Summer activities with their Pony. The highlight of the year for many young jockeys is Pony Club Camp.  As you can imagine, the organisation behind these events is extensive and coordinating dozens of children and dozens of ponies is... Read more »

“My Endurance Chaps Made All the Difference!”

“My Endurance Chaps Made All the Difference!”

Jacqueline Macmillan shares her passion for Endurance with us: I love my Welsh cob Brynfa Gwanwen, AKA Misty. Welsh born, bought from Crew in July 2017 and now residing in Perthshire, Scotland. I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter pony and have been surprisingly blown away by her performance in endurance riding. Having successfully completed several... Read more »

Just Chaps Supports Scottish Endurance

Just Chaps Supports Scottish Endurance

Sheila Bruce talks of her passion for Endurance riding Scottish Endurance Riding Club (SERC) is a Club which consists of 9 branches dotted around Scotland in the west, east, south all the way to the far north to Orkney. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and enjoy the great Scottish countryside, being able... Read more »

Which Leather Riding Chaps Should I Buy?

Which Leather Riding Chaps Should I Buy?

In an effort to satisfy the needs of more and more riders, Just Chaps now offers 3 different styles of Leather Riding Chaps. How do you know which style is for you?  Let’s have a look at what each style offers: Just Chaps Classic Leather The workaday and traditional option for many riders. Made from... Read more »

SALTOS Half Chaps to be launched at Badminton Horse Trials

SALTOS Half Chaps to be launched at Badminton Horse Trials

SALTOS Half Chaps to be launched at Badminton Horse Trials Just Chaps are proud to launch Saltos Half Chaps – representing a new generation in premium riding leg wear. Saltos Half Chaps combine the great looks and feel of top quality gaiters with the simplicity, comfort and durability of their renowned half chaps. Premium full-grain... Read more »

Kelsey Eliot Putting in the Miles for the Mongol Derby

Kelsey Eliot Putting in the Miles for the Mongol Derby

The most important thing in preparing for the world’s longest horse race in hours is the saddle. There’s no way to prepare for 1,000 km before I get there, so long days will just have to do! As the days tick down closer and closer to the Mongol Derby, I am riding as much as... Read more »

Badminton Horse Trials 2019

Badminton Horse Trials 2019

Badminton remains one of the most prestigious horse trials in the world and preparations are now well underway for this year’s event. Many visitors come back year after year to not only enjoy world class competition but to shop until they drop at the hundreds of varied exhibitors, all set in the historic parkland of... Read more »

The History of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The History of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Largest equestrian event in the UK The Royal Windsor Horse Show is held each year during May on the Queen’s estate with the castle as its stunning backdrop. From humble beginnings, the show is now the largest equestrian event in the UK with international competitions in four different disciplines: show jumping, dressage, carriage driving and... Read more »

Which Riding Chaps will fit over Chunky Boots?

Which Riding Chaps will fit over Chunky Boots?

Find the perfect riding chaps to fit over your chunky boots Riders regularly ask our team which riding chaps will fit over a chunkier riding boot. Just Chaps can offer several options that work with this footwear, giving riders lots of choice with colour, style and size. Here’s how we have arrived where we are... Read more »

Mother’s Day Gifts for All Horse Lovers

Mother’s Day Gifts for All Horse Lovers

Treat someone special this Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is the ideal opportunity to treat that special someone – or even to treat yourself! Motherhood is a more-than full-time job. Combining looking after the kids, the home and holding down a job is enough for anyone, adding to the mix a pony or two can see... Read more »

Kelsey Eliot prepares for “the behemoth that is the Mongol Derby”.

Kelsey Eliot prepares for “the behemoth that is the Mongol Derby”.

Kelsey Eliot tells us how she is preparing for the Mongol Derby: I have been riding twice a day for the past month on any horse I can get my hands on; the more variety can I get, the better. I intend to increase the amount of ride time as the weather improves. I also... Read more »

From Manhattan to Mongolia – How Kelsey Eliot is preparing for the 2019 Mongol Derby

From Manhattan to Mongolia – How Kelsey Eliot is preparing for the 2019 Mongol Derby

My name is Kelsey Eliot, and I will be riding in the 2019 Mongol Derby, a 1,000 km horse race across Mongolia on the back of feral horses. There is no marked trail, no comfy camp, and no support. It’s just you, your horse, and the endless steppes of Mongolia. When I submitted my application... Read more »

Just Chaps Waterproof Riding Trousers crowned “Best in Test” 2018 by HORSE & HOUND

Just Chaps Waterproof Riding Trousers crowned “Best in Test” 2018 by HORSE & HOUND

During 2018, professional riders extensively tested a range brands from over 50 product types for HORSE & HOUND magazine and scored them for performance, style, fit and value for money. From this group of winners they then selected the very best and named them “Best in Test 2018” in the January issue – with Just... Read more »

What to buy the rider in your life for Christmas

What to buy the rider in your life for Christmas

Just Chaps Junior Christmas Bundles are the perfect solution when you cannot decide what to buy the young rider in your life. No need to choose whether to buy waterproof trousers, half chaps or gloves when you can buy all three – in a tailor-made discount package There are three separate bundles for different riders... Read more »

How to clean and care for leather half-chaps and gaiters

How to clean and care for leather half-chaps and gaiters

Like all natural products, leather needs regular care and cleaning to keep it supple and stop it cracking or splitting. Newly cleaned leather also feels and smells great! Here are a few tips from Just Chaps on how to clean your leather gaiters and half chaps, keep them looking great and prolong their life. For... Read more »

How to care for waterproof full chaps and trousers

How to care for waterproof full chaps and trousers

It is useful to understand how the latest waterproofing technology works to also understand how to care for Just Chaps Dri-Rider Waterproof Full Chaps and Trousers and retain their weatherproof functions. How waterproof full chaps and trousers work Our full chaps use the latest 3-layer technology to achieve 100% water and wind proof protection –... Read more »

Grooming your horse during the winter months

Keeping your horse clean during the winter months is a real challenge for horse owners. As the days get shorter and colder, horses will naturally grow a thicker coat to keep warm. How you groom your horse will depend on a number of factors, so take a look at our handy hints.   The unclipped... Read more »

SOME THOUGHTS ON WHAT TO DO NOW IT’S WINTER?

SOME THOUGHTS ON WHAT TO DO NOW IT’S WINTER?

Just Chaps would like to thank Maggie Pattinson, Chef d’Equipe of the England Endurance squad and official coach and trainer of the Mongol Derby entrants for sharing a few thoughts on what to do at this time of year. Just Chaps are proud to support Endurance GB and to provide the team with a selection... Read more »

Race the Wild Coast 2018 Day Four

Just Chaps thanks Iain Paterson for sharing the final leg of this epic adventure: Day four, now I really hurt! My leg was very bruised by now and I had lovely raw patches on the backs of my thighs from the saddles which were a very different shape to my own rendering my hard earned... Read more »

Race the Wild Coast 2018 Day Three

Just Chaps thanks Iain Paterson for sharing his epic adventure Ride the Wide Coast: Day three was a very early start. We were due to start at 5am but due to it still being dark our start time was held by 1 hour allowing everyone to start in the dawn sun. Due to my horse’s... Read more »

Race the Wild Coast 2018 Day Two

Just Chaps thanks Iain Paterson for sharing his epic adventure: Day two started early and wet. I was due to start at 8am, start times were 12 hours after your finish time the night before, and due to my horse’s quick presentation we had a slim lead. There was only one stage to go on... Read more »

Race the Wild Coast 2018 Day One

Just Chaps thanks Iain Paterson for sharing his epic riding adventure: Race day dawned bright and early, a dry but breezy day greeted us as we went through our final kit preparations, pulled on my waterproof chaps, and mentally steeled ourselves for the challenge ahead. Start was at 10AM to allow easy river crossings in... Read more »

Race the Wild Coast 2018 – Training is Underway

Just Chaps thanks Iain Paterson for sharing his experience: Well where to start, what an experience! I don’t think I will be able to tell you about every part of this race or you will be reading for as long as I was riding but I will do my best to give you an insight... Read more »

TEXAS RANGER WEARS JUST CHAPS: DEVAN HORN – ENDURANCE RIDER

TEXAS RANGER WEARS JUST CHAPS: DEVAN HORN – ENDURANCE RIDER

We would like to thank Her Riding Habit for inviting Devan Horn to share her habit for riding with us: My name is Devan Horn, I am a 25 year old endurance rider from Texas. I have been riding competitively for over a decade and enjoy everything from trekking to FEI 3* competitionsjust don’t put... Read more »

Race the Wild Coast 2018

Race the Wild Coast 2018

Just Chaps sponsored rider, Iain Paterson shares some pre-race insight into this gruelling test of horse, rider and kit. So where to start, I guess the best place would be a bit of background on what this short blog post is all about. I am delighted that Just Chaps have provided me with Cool Chaps for... Read more »

What’s the noise at HOYS?

What’s the noise at HOYS?

The Horse of the Year Show celebrated its 70th Anniversary at the Birmingham NEC last week and was the fitting finale to the 2018 season. Combining top-level competition, with Equestrian displays – and the opportunity to “shop ‘til you drop”, HOYS has always symbolised the arrival of Autumn – and the chance to get prepared... Read more »

Another Record Season for Just Chaps on the Show Circuit

Another Record Season for Just Chaps on the Show Circuit

Another Record Season for Just Chaps on the Show Circuit The Just Chaps team has been busy all summer attending major Horse Trials and Shows, beginning with another fine-weather Badminton in May and winding up in the sensational grounds of Blenheim Palace in September. These shows give us an amazing opportunity to meet with thousands... Read more »

Star Trec

Star Trec

STAR TREC We asked Dorothy Still –  senior international TREC competitor who has been representing GB at the highest level since 2012 – to describe her journey from complete beginner to international competitor: I was introduced to the sport of TREC in 2008. A friend wanted to hire my outdoor arena for a training session... Read more »

There is no Tired compared to Rider-Tired. A Day in the life of a young rider

There is no Tired compared to Rider-Tired. A Day in the life of a young rider

A Day in the life of a young rider You’ve been up since 6am. Pulled on your chaps, got to the yard, fed all the horses and changed their rugs. Chucked the horses out into the field, mucked out all stables and ended up half digging one out completely because that bloomin’ pony won’t stop... Read more »

What makes the Perfect Endurance Horse?

What makes the Perfect Endurance Horse?

All riders will probably say something different to describe their perfect horse, especially depending on the discipline they intend for it. For Endurance, I personally will always first look at the confirmation of a horse to deem if it is suitable for my intentions, which would be to achieve the ultimate distance of 160km. My main focus... Read more »

A Helpful Guide to the World Equestrian Games 2018

A Helpful Guide to the World Equestrian Games 2018

A helpful guide to the World Equestrian Games 2018 The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) will be held in Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre from the 11th to 23rd September. WEG is held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle and attracts the very best... Read more »

Why go to Burghley Horse Trials?

Why go to Burghley Horse Trials?

One of the most prestigious horse trials in the world The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is running from the 30th August to 2nd September this year. Set in the beautiful parklands of Burghley house, Lincolnshire, this event is well worth a trip. Top riders from around the world will be competing and this will... Read more »

How to look after the Pony Club Dad

How to look after the Pony Club Dad

This lovable breed is a common feature on the Pony Club circuit but is often overlooked to the point of neglect. Viewed by some as an unnecessary accessory, they are nevertheless very useful for heavy duty work and removing spiders from riding hats – so we must take care of them. Here are some useful... Read more »

What are the Benefits of Horse Riding?

What are the Benefits of Horse Riding?

Horse riding is a skill that requires both physical and mental activity. Anyone who thinks that “the horse does all the work” has probably never sat on a horse! The benefits of horse riding are many – and each rider will have their own experiences and reasons for riding. Physical We all know just how... Read more »

The 2018 Just Chaps Mounted Games

The 2018 Just Chaps Mounted Games

The 2018 Just Chaps Mounted Games Just Chaps have teamed up with the Pony Club again this year to sponsor the Just Chaps Mounted Games. With the finals now less than a month away, on 19th – 21st August during the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, qualifiers are already underway out in... Read more »

How Young Can You Start Horse Riding?

How Young Can You Start Horse Riding?

How young can you start horse riding? You are never too old to start to riding, but like with a lot of sports, the younger you start the better!  The precise age might depend on how well the child can take instruction and how well coordinated they are. Above anything else the jockey needs to... Read more »

What are the benefits of riding chaps?

What are the benefits of riding chaps?

Just Chaps have been designing Riding Chaps since 2003 and have become the specialist in providing riders with the widest selection of both Half Chaps and Full Chaps. Customers regularly ask, “what are the benefits of riding chaps?”. Here are a few of the ways in which wearing riding chaps is helpful: Protection from the weather... Read more »

Do I Need Full Chaps or Half Chaps?

Just Chaps have been designing Riding Chaps since 2003 and have become the specialist in providing riders with the widest selection of both Half Chaps and Full Chaps. The question, “Do I need full chaps or half chaps?” is regularly asked by customers. Largely this is a personal choice but the first question we need to... Read more »

Can I wear Half Chaps or Gaiters for Dressage?

Can I wear Half Chaps or Gaiters for Dressage?

Just Chaps have been designing and manufacturing Riding Chaps since 2003.  Passionate about their product, Just Chaps have steadily extended their range over the years to become the riding chaps specialist. One of the most frequently asked questions asked is “can I wear half chaps or gaiters for dressage”.  Quite simply the answer is yes. ... Read more »

How to Choose Half Chaps ? – an expert’s guide

How to Choose Half Chaps ? – an expert’s guide

How to Choose Half Chaps ? Just Chaps have been designing and manufacturing Riding Chaps since 2003. Passionate about their products, Just Chaps have steadily extended their range over the years to become the riding chaps specialist. More recently a complete range of waterproofs for riders  has been developed .  Just Chaps offer riders the... Read more »

How to Choose Endurance Riding Chaps – an Expert’s Guide

How to Choose Endurance Riding Chaps – an Expert’s Guide Comfort If comfort is one of the key features when choosing chaps for Endurance, the other has to be durability. Choosing the right riding chaps for Endurance is an important decision for any rider and here at Just Chaps we believe that we can offer... Read more »

Just Chaps launch Saltos Premium Leather Gaiters

Just Chaps launch Saltos Premium Leather Gaiters

  Just Chaps launch Saltos Premium Leather Gaiters Just Chaps have been designing and manufacturing Riding Chaps since 2003. Passionate about their products, Just Chaps have steadily extended their range over the years to become the riding chaps specialist.  Just Chaps offer riders the widest range of Riding Chaps in a variety of styles and... Read more »

Pony Club Riding Chaps – what to wear?

Pony Club Riding Chaps – what to wear?

Partnership with The Pony Club Just Chaps have been designing and manufacturing Riding Chaps since 2003. Passionate about their products, Just Chaps have steadily extended their range over the years to become the riding chaps specialist. More recently a complete range of waterproofs – trousers and full chaps – for riders  has been developed. It... Read more »

How to measure for riding chaps?

How to Measure for Riding Chaps What size riding chaps are right for you? How to measure for riding chaps? These are  frequently asked questions. Don’t worry….. we are here to help.  And with 14 Half Chaps sizes and up to 12 sizes of Full Chaps, the decision can be a little daunting. To measure... Read more »

Waterproof full chaps in adult and child sizes

Waterproof full chaps in adult and child sizes

Waterproof Full Chaps Just Chaps has the largest range of Waterproof Full Chaps in adult and child sizes. From Age 6 through to Adult Extra Large we feel confident that our range will fit almost everyone – our waterproof full chaps also come in two leg lengths because we feel that it’s important to get... Read more »

Waterproof Riding Trousers – Stay Clean and Dry.

Waterproof Riding Trousers – Stay Clean and Dry.

Waterproof Riding Trousers – Stay Clean and Dry Let’s face it – no-one likes wearing Waterproof Trousers, but with our climate and hobby we all need a reliable pair to turn to and here at Just Chaps we believe we’ve come up with the best design currently available. Just Chaps Waterproof Riding Trousers are both... Read more »

The Widest Range of Half Chaps for Wider Calves

Wide range of Half Chaps for Wider Calves The widest range of Half Chaps for Wider Calves is available from Just Chaps. As the specialist in riding chaps, Just Chaps design and manufacture the widest range of Half Chaps for Wider Calves. Our All Purpose and Endurance designs, both made from neoprene, come in Adult... Read more »

Hi Viz Half Chaps for Added Visibility

Hi Viz Half Chaps for Added Visibility

We all understand the importance of Hi Viz and Hi Viz Half Chaps for added visibility is a great idea for any amount of riding that needs to be done on the road. The team at Just Chaps have developed a range of Hi Viz Half Chaps to add to your Hi Viz wear that... Read more »