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post #1 of 8 Old 06-04-2020, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Breeches, Leggings? what one?

I am a dressage rider and i need breeches or leggings BUT they have to under $50 US dollars.



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post #2 of 8 Old 06-04-2020, 10:35 AM
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Tuff Rider and clearance are your friend.

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SmartPak Piper breeches go on sale often, and usually have great deals. Many options for sizes, colors, and type of seat (full seat, knee patch, etc). They are $70-90/pair, I have seen them go down to $50/pair.

I know a person on here would buy white leggings from a big box store to compete dressage in...it's an option. Much cheaper to replace if you stain them.

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Let me ask this - are the breeches or leggings for lesson wear or show wear? You've recently started dressage?

https://www.doversaddlery.com/womens...tan-tuffrider/


Good prices, several styles, watch the color - light tan, khaki, beige, stone, dove gray. To compete you want light. Not necessarily white. Dover also summarizes the rules but I have found at local shows (non rated) light breeches and a tasteful polo.


For the longest my child wore tuffrider polo jeans for lessons and borrowed breeches for later shows though the first couple he wore the jeans as they were light and under half chaps you couldn't tell they weren't breeches. Now he wears breeches for lessons and show. They wash well and haven't held stains. He has several tuffrider and few other more costly brands found on clearance for $10 when the style changed. Look around.
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I'm a dressage rider and use both. Tights are the most comfortable and I find they are lighter in hot weather. I have several of them (most from kerrits), BUT I find that they aren't quite as functional as breeches nor last as long since the fabric is generally thinner. Really, I equivalent them to just .. well exercise tights with knee patches sewn on. Some have 'sticky full seats', but they aren't as sticky as breeches nor do they last as long. Tights also have limited use (schooling) and don't generally have belt loops etc for use in shows or clinics (although clinics can be more flexible). Oh, also because breeches are generally made with thinner material, they do show lines more and any bumps.

That being said, their are tights that are created to be more like a breech, while maintaining the benefits of tights. For example: https://kerrits.com/collections/full...ull-seat-tight . These are tights, but they have belt loops and a full seat. I have a pair similar ( a previous edition) and I do really like them. I find the ones with silicon full seats work for a while, but eventually wear down. Many people like the full seats for dressage because they help with grip into the saddle, which is helpful if you are doing more sitting trot work etc. But even these tights are still thin and will show more than the common breech.

Breeches, I find are generally thicker in material and because of that, they wear longer, hence the higher price. They also generally show less of the body than tights because of the material they are made of and I find they can be less comfortable than tights, in my opinion.
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Since you didn't specify show or schooling and color needed...
There is a ton of riding apparel at www.chicksaddlery.com in the English riding section.
Closeouts of some nice name brand breeches in both full seat, leather/synthetic knee patch in various size, style and colors..
Not knowing size, style or colors makes it very hard to suggest good deals seen.
There were also a lot of tights in various colors, sizes, styles and designs.

Stateline Tack https://www.statelinetack.com/search..._fct%253aWomen has 227 choices of breeches and tights in various prices, colors, styles in various prices but many, many under $50.

Someone else mentioned Dover Saddlery and look at everyplace closeouts as that is savings extra...
Ebay & Amazon also work if you know what brand, style and manufacturer you like..
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Let me ask this - are the breeches or leggings for lesson wear or show wear? You've recently started dressage?

https://www.doversaddlery.com/womens...tan-tuffrider/


Good prices, several styles, watch the color - light tan, khaki, beige, stone, dove gray. To compete you want light. Not necessarily white. Dover also summarizes the rules but I have found at local shows (non rated) light breeches and a tasteful polo.


For the longest my child wore tuffrider polo jeans for lessons and borrowed breeches for later shows though the first couple he wore the jeans as they were light and under half chaps you couldn't tell they weren't breeches. Now he wears breeches for lessons and show. They wash well and haven't held stains. He has several tuffrider and few other more costly brands found on clearance for $10 when the style changed. Look around.
I am just starting and non showing, i will look into those!!!

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Since you didn't specify show or schooling and color needed...
There is a ton of riding apparel at www.chicksaddlery.com in the English riding section.
Closeouts of some nice name brand breeches in both full seat, leather/synthetic knee patch in various size, style and colors..
Not knowing size, style or colors makes it very hard to suggest good deals seen.
There were also a lot of tights in various colors, sizes, styles and designs.

Stateline Tack https://www.statelinetack.com/search..._fct%253aWomen has 227 choices of breeches and tights in various prices, colors, styles in various prices but many, many under $50.

Someone else mentioned Dover Saddlery and look at everyplace closeouts as that is savings extra...
Ebay & Amazon also work if you know what brand, style and manufacturer you like..
...
Okay i will look into that as well!

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