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Shopping for new show breeches? Your faves?

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  • Shopping for new show breeches? Your faves?

    So after not showing since 2006, I'm about to enter the dressage show ring again. With my May 2003 "baby"... who isn't so much of a baby anymore at a whopping 18hh! My check off list is getting shorter but I'm still stumped by what breeches to purchase. My current show breeches from 2006 and earlier? Umm... no longer fit. LOL! So I need at least 2 pairs now since my shows this year are 2-3 days long. I also want something with a bit of grip that a leather seat or similar would offer.

    The two that I've been looking at are:
    - Ovation Ladies EuroWeave DX Superstick Full Seat Riding Breeches
    - Tuff Rider® Piaffe Full-Seat Riding Breeches
    Thoughts from peeps who own either of these two brands?

    What other breeches are favorites?
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  • #2
    Well I thought that my Georg Schumacher were my faves...until I had a pair of white Equissentials made. I had them made with a front zipper and belt loops. These are now my hands down favourite show breeches! Extremely cool to wear and soooo comfy and stretchy! Georg has now been designated as my 'back up' pair in case the Equis get really dirty or wet!
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    • #3
      Totally agree with Equessentials The best breeches I have ever had.

      side zip all the way, very flattering

      If you lose weight you can send back and they will remake using the same leather.

      Excellent service too
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      • #4
        I picked-up a pair of FITS - mistakenly marked at $179 (regular price is $225+) and I got an extra 25% off due to a store-wide sale.


        • #5
          If you keep an eye out on ebay you can find nice Golden Dress breeches for $100 or less. They are lovely German made breeches, and seem to be made by the same manufacturer as Cavallo breeches.

          I was also lucky enough to find some new Aristas for $99.

          I recommend buying good quality German breeches via Ebay if you are on a budget, there's no comparison with the breeches now made in China/Taiwan/etc...
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          • #6
            I have a pair of white full seat Tuff Riders that I use as show breeches- my only complaint is that the white fabric is a bit see through- just remember to wear a subtle color panty.

            My backup pair is a pair of tailored sportsman knee patch breeches, I really like them- fabric is heavy enough to flatter and not have any show through, but light enough to wear during the summer.


            • #7
              Try some of the teflon coated Goode-Rider breeches ( I ride in the Elites)...they run about $200-240 in GA and are soo worth it. Any type of stain washes right out ( The FIRST time!), and they are comfortable to boot.
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              • #8
                FITS all the way!

                I like my Golden Dress as well, but the FITS are way the most comfortable.
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                • #9
                  I have the Ovation full seat dri-lex breeches and LOVE THEM!!!! For down here to have a light weight breech to show in is wonderful!!!
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                  • #10
                    I have a couple of pair of Golden Dress sherry champions (high waisted with pockets) that I love. This year, because I'm doing some schooling shows before the regular show season, I didn't want to put wear and tear on these, so I bought a pair of Golden dress Slimline breeches--these are less expensive ones with a full seat, loops, flat front and slash zippered pockets and a super stretchy fabric. I got them on sale for around $108. The problem is that they DO NOT fit like the regular Golden Dress. I am so not wild about them for me. A good friend of mine has several pair of the Slimlines though and LOVES them for her.

                    Point is, different breeches fit different body types. So to figure out your own favorite breeches, you are going to have to try some on.


                    • #11
                      Pikeur full seats......

                      And I've found they fit well and are flattering to women with curves.


                      • #12
                        Cavallos - Corsetry for muffintopitis and guaranteed cellulite removal.


                        • #13
                          i love the trainers choice breeches.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Perfect Pony View Post
                            If you keep an eye out on ebay you can find nice Golden Dress breeches for $100 or less. They are lovely German made breeches, and seem to be made by the same manufacturer as Cavallo breeches.
                            How is the sizing on the Golden Dress breeches compared to other brands? I have Tuff Riders, Riding Sport and Ariats, so comparisons to those brand would help. Thanks!


                            • #15
                              I haven't tried on the brands you list. The regular golden dress seem to fit similar to Pikeurs with a slightly shorter rise (I find Pikeurs too long in the rise for me and give me a hangy crotch). The Slimlines, however, run bigger in the waist and slimmer in the leg. The Equissentials look interesting, but I'm not a fan of tights.

                              I just bought some gorgeous breeches--Latigos. The leather fullseat is lined and the leather is stretchy like the fabric. Everyone else I know who got them loves them, but we all had to go up a size in them as they run really small. The fabric that mine are made from is Scholler that is stain proof. I think Isabell Werth had some breeches in her line made from the same fabric. They told me you could spill a glass of red wine on them and it won't stain. I'd love to find these in white for show breeches!


                              • #16
                                I agree on the Latigo breeches...the Cha cha model is my absolute favorite breech to ride in...

                                Also love Pikeur Cindy, and Cavallo Championesse- both lower rise models...


                                • #17
                                  I really like the Equissentials, white with the black leather seat. they will make them in custom size for no extra charge. In photos the black seat blends with your saddle (assuming it is black) and makes the thighs look thinner. They are also really comfortable.


                                  • #18
                                    I adore my FITS!!!!!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by onetempies View Post
                                      The two that I've been looking at are:
                                      - Ovation Ladies EuroWeave DX Superstick Full Seat Riding Breeches
                                      HATED these! The "behind" runs really small and low, they wouldn't even go all the way up to my waist in the back, and the seam went into my butt crack when I tried to pull them up to where they should be. Then when you sit on the horse with them you get plumber's butt! The tacky seat doesn't have any stretch either, I could barely get my leg up and over my horse to mount and it pulls all over the place. Now, granted I'm a "voluptuous" woman with a generous derrier, but I have never had any problems with other breeches in the same size.

                                      I have a pair of Cotton Naturals tailored high waist cut with Clarion full seats that I really like for showing.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by paintlady View Post
                                        How is the sizing on the Golden Dress breeches compared to other brands? I have Tuff Riders, Riding Sport and Ariats, so comparisons to those brand would help. Thanks!
                                        I find them pretty true to size, if anything they run a little small for people with booty like me so go up to your larger size if you are in between sizes.
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