I am bio vegan and my family is almost but eats dairy products and eggs. I think they would prefer it but as with shmurmer4, two of my children are athletes in intensive classical dance programs (5-6 days per week) and we do not have the variety of products available that you do the US. I have also found it impossible to avoid leather when riding. I haven't found a satisfactory alternative to a leather saddle that can handle some of the horsie activities we participate in. I had a neoprene and hated it. Besides, I hate to admit this, there is nothing like walking into the tack room and being greeted with the smell of all the equipment. We do try our best to be earth and animal friendly in most aspects of our life.