You're not alone if you’re searching for the perfect horseback riding outfit.
Many women need help finding the right apparel for the majestic yet uncommon sport. While recent market reports suggest that the equestrian apparel industry is steadily growing, it might be a while before gorgeous equestrian outfits become a main staple across various stores.
Until then, you can use this guide to the 17 best equestrian outfit ideas for women to guide your search and find your dream outfit.
- 1. A Classic Monochromatic Palette
- 2. A Fairytale Daydream
- 3. Runway Ready
- 4. Autumn Vibes
- 5. Make a Statement with Single Tones
- 6. Black Beauty
- 7. Timeless Elegance
- 8. Pretty in Pink
- 9. Southern Gothic With a Twist
- 10. Superhero Style
- 11. French Connection
- 12. Pop of Color
- 13. All Floral Everything
- 14. Throwback to the Future
- 15. Coordinated Cuties
- 16. Twin Flames
- 17. Couple Goals
- Final Thoughts
1. A Classic Monochromatic Palette
For those who prefer a classic, timeless style, consider the equestrian version of the little black dress.
This outfit comprises white jeans and a fitted black long-sleeved shirt to accentuate your curves and help you fly on horseback! It’s the most versatile outfit on this list and ideal for summer and winter.
2. A Fairytale Daydream
This outfit pairs pastels with classic black riding boots—a striking contrast that will brighten up your figure. Wearing colors is also an excellent idea if you plan to ride in the woods so that hunters won’t mistake you for an animal!
Try combining it with a pastel pink or blue with fashionable khaki pants for a soft, feminine look like the model in this photo.
3. Runway Ready
This Instagram-based retailer sells beautiful, crisp white shirts to accompany your classic equestrian wardrobe.
Their cotton shirts offer ample protection from the sun while giving you a summery look, making them perfect for warm weather.
Pair a shirt like this with simple black riding leggings or paneled pants to enhance your figure and keep the focus where it belongs: on your riding skills, of course!
4. Autumn Vibes
There’s nothing like riding in the fall—the smell of leaves and bonfires, the crisp weather, and the seasonal snacks.
Now you can bring those vibes back to life with this cute outfit.
The model wears green panel leggings and an oatmeal sweater, a gorgeous combination that works anytime. For added effect, you’ll need to find a pumpkin spice latte.
5. Make a Statement with Single Tones
Some women choose to maintain consistency throughout their equestrian outfits.
This model wears a beige, fitted top with tight beige riding pants. The outfit creates a slimming effect without nixing her natural curves.
To replicate this outfit, choose a top and bottom in slightly different variations on one color. Bonus points if you can get your outfit to match your horse!
6. Black Beauty
Black Beauty was the book that inspired a generation to become horseback riders!
Now, you can emulate the vibes of this unforgettable novel in your equestrian outfit. You can pair slimming, black riding leggings with a black cable-knit sweater for an elegant New Yorker style. Like the model in this photo, consider accessorizing with a pop of color to introduce variety.
7. Timeless Elegance
Consider this model's runway-ready outfit for a look that embraces the timeless tradition of black-and-white pairings.
The model wears white riding pants with a white blouse. Over the blouse, she wears a crochet sweater that matches her black gloves and boots.
What’s great about this outfit is that you can take it a step further and match your horse’s ear bonnet to dazzle the onlookers.
8. Pretty in Pink
You don’t often see bright colors in the ring, but this model has achieved a look that will challenge the status quo.
She has paired forest green riding pants with slim leather boots. On top, she is wearing a blush T-shirt with a bright pink puffy jacket.
This look will turn heads. Moreover, it can provide added safety if you plan to ride in the woods, as hunters will be able to identify you easier.
9. Southern Gothic With a Twist
This outfit pairs modern elegance with a timeless, Southern Gothic atmosphere.
The model wears light green riding pants, a ribbed, mesh long-sleeved shirt, and a black sweater vest.
This look is perfect for Halloween pictures since it offers a spooky twist on traditional equestrian styles.
10. Superhero Style
This model looks like a superhero in her ultra-slimming, all-black outfit.
The model wears high-waisted black riding pants with side and black paneling paired with a motorcycle, a skin-tight shirt, and black riding gloves.
Black is a flattering color for most riders, and this outfit will make you look great in pictures!
11. French Connection
Consider this gorgeous European-style outfit if you’re looking for a Parisian je ne sais quoi.
This model wears shiny blue paneled leggings with a striped mariniere-style sweater.
The sweater is called a “mariniere” because French sailors commonly wore it. Today, it is an everyday staple in most equestrian wardrobes since stripes are always elegant and sophisticated.
The sweater has black and white stripes, but you can choose one that is navy or blue for a similar effect. Tres Jolie!
12. Pop of Color
Most riding pants are a dull white or beige color. Occasionally, you can find a cute black pair.
But this model rocks a striking pair of light blue riding pants—an excellent sartorial choice when paired with timeless black boots and a plain black T-shirt.
Consider emulating this style by choosing a unique color of riding pants to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
13. All Floral Everything
Floral is all the rage—and now you can make your equestrian outfits pop with petals.
This model wears a gorgeous floral shirt with a waffled texture—comfy and cute. She paired the sweater with navy blue riding pants, creating a bohemian look that draws on natural colors and patterns.
14. Throwback to the Future
This model manages to modernize a timeless, antique pattern known as chinoiserie. This pattern, most commonly seen in china and porcelain, consists of natural scenes in blue against a white background.
Try to find vintage patterns that you can update with a modern twist. Antique designs are easy to bring to life with futuristic accessories like chunky belts or chains.
Bonus points if you can get a saddle blanket to match your cute, vintage-style T-shirt!
15. Coordinated Cuties
We don't blame you if you’re itching to match your riding companion.
This model looks pink in a dark fuschia top and high-waisted black leggings. Most importantly, her horse’s ear bonnet and saddle blanket match her shirt, creating a cohesive effect and reinforcing that these two share an unbreakable bond.
16. Twin Flames
Match your best friend in and out of the ring, so everyone knows whose side you’re on.
The models in this photo are wearing matching dark blazers and riding boots. Underneath, they are both wearing light-colored riding pants and matching undershirts.
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The result is a look that pairs traditional tones with a modern twist: a matching twin!
17. Couple Goals
If you’re looking for a cute outfit to match your partner’s, consider opting for a classic forest green and black combo.
This couple looks terrific in matching, fitted black jackets and dark, slim-fit jeans—goals! Consider matching your partner or riding buddy for extra effect.
Horseback riding is all about confidence—you are most confident when you look your best. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of equestrian outfits to choose from, so you’re bound to find some that appeal to you.
Choose from any of the above outfits for a look that pairs timelessness with modern features. Alternatively, explore your style and share it with others. Who knows, you might be next on this list!