How can I step up my matchy matchy?

How can I step up my matchy matchy?

How you can step up yours and your horse matchy matchy outfits

Are you tired of blending in with the crowd at horse shows? Want to stand out and make a statement with your outfit coordination skills? Look no further! It's time to step up your and your horse's matchy matchy game. In this blog post, we'll share some tips and tricks on how you can elevate your equine fashion game and turn heads in the arena. So saddle up, and get ready to take your matching game to the next level.

Introduction to Matchy Matchy Outfits

When it comes to creating a stylish and cohesive look, few things are as important as matching your outfit to your horses'. Not only does this create a visually stunning effect, but it also shows that you take pride in your appearance and want to present yourself in the best light possible.

Of course, not everyone is born with a natural sense of style. If you're not sure where to start when it comes to creating matching outfits for you and your horse, don't worry - we've got you covered. In this article, we'll give you some tips on how to step up your game and put together looks that will turn heads wherever you go.

So, whether you're getting ready for a show or just want to add a little extra flair to your everyday rides, read on for our top tips on creating perfect matchy matchy outfits.

Tips for Riding Outfit Choices

The basic matchy matchy rider items that you will need are; a coloured hat silk, baselayer/top, and jumper/coat. Depending on the footwear you choose, colourful long socks can also add a pop of colour to your outfit. Other things to consider when picking your outfits are:

1. Consider the season and climate. If it's hot outside, you'll want to dress accordingly so you don't overheat while riding. On the other hand, if it's cold out you'll want to make sure you're bundled up enough to stay warm.

2. Another thing to take into account is what type of riding you'll be doing. If you're going on a long trail ride, you'll want to dress more casually than if you're going to a show or competition.

3. When picking out a shirt, make sure it's something that is comfortable, allows movement and won't ride up when you're in the saddle.

4. For bottoms, comfortable jodphurs, breeches, or jeans are always a good choice. Again, fitted items are best so they don't get caught on anything while you're riding.

5. In terms of footwear, boots are always a good option since they offer both protection and style. This can either be long riding boots or short jodhpur boots and chaps.

6. Most importantly you will need your hat! A stiff peaked one is fine but if you are going cross-country jumping then you will need a skull cap or a removable peaked hat. Also, a body protector is a good item to wear for added protection, especially if you are jumping.

Tips for getting your horses matchy matchy outfit together

When it comes to horse gear, coordination is key! Here are some ideas for how you can step up your horses' matchy-matchy outfits:

Start off your horses' matchy matchy outfit with a saddle pad and ear bonnet/fly veil, easy enough! An ear bonnet can also help keep pesky insects away while you ride. When choosing a saddle pad ensure that you are finding one that is the right style and fit for your saddle. Also, antislip or breathable saddle pads offer great technological benefits. You can always look on marketplaces like Facebook marketplace, Depop or eBay if you are looking for a second hand, cheaper alternative to getting your matchy matchy outfit together.

If your horse needs boots then getting coloured boots is also a really lovely way of adding more colourful matchy matchy. Common boot choices include bell/overreach boots, tendon boots, fetlock boots and brushing boots. Also polo wraps will produce the same result.

Accessories to Complete the Look

When it comes enhancing your matchy matchy outfit, there are a few key accessories that can really complete the look.

For the horse -
1. a matching browband
2. coloured treds to go in the stirrups
3. coloured mouth guards
4. a coloured neck safety rope
5. coloured stirrups
6. coloured headcollar and leadrope
7. bridle keyring/charm
8. matchy saddle/stirrup covers
9. coloured exercise sheet (weather permitting)
10. coloured boot tape

For the rider -
1. coloured gloves
2. coloured hair scrunchie
3. a coloured whip (if needed)
4. coloured spurs/ spurs straps (if needed)
5. coloured scarf or snood
6. coloured belt
7. matchy high viz vest
8. coloured eventing number bib
9. coloured headband/bobble hat
10. coloured boot bag


The possibilities are endless when it comes to coordinating outfits with your horse. Whether you’re looking for something subtle and classic or something bold and eye-catching, there’s sure to be an option that fits the bill. With a little bit of creativity and some careful planning, you can create stunning matchy-matchy looks that will leave everyone in awe. So take some time to think about what colors, designs, and styles work together best for both you and your horse - the results will be worth it!

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