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    HIgh(er) Rise Breeches

    I'm on the hunt for the elusive high-rise kneepatch breech. I've read several threads on here to get some ideas but seems like one person's mid-rise is another's low, is another's high. Specifically, I'm trying to find something higher-rise than my benchmark mid-rise Tailored Sportsman Vintage breeches which feel a bit too low sometimes. I've ordered the Aisling Bianca with fingers crossed, but curious specifically about how the Romfh Sarafina, Struck Series 60 and any others fit that come to mind! ETA: I'm 5'10" with long hips, if that makes sense

    I love the Romfh Sarafina - I’m 5’7” with a long torso, I consider them mid-rise. Romfh also makes a derby type breech, that would prob fit more high-rise! The Tailoreds fit me more low-rise.


      Try Samshield Adele!


        The Romfh Sarafinas are definitely a comfy mid rise and great for taller riders (I'm 6'). If you want a cheaper option I just just got the Horze Angelina breeches in a true high rise for only $83 and I'm in love with them! Photo of the back of them:
        A blonde & her hunter:


          I love my Romfh Serafinas. I get the tall versions which seem to be a bit higher rise. I’ve been able to score a few on sale at State Line of all places The Kerrits ice fill (sp?) breeches are also decent and definitely cool. I have no idea what their tights are like. The SP Hadleys are a bit lower rise and not as comfy.

          I’m 5’8” with long legs for my height.
          The Evil Chem Prof


            I'm 5'10. Mid rise TS are really comfortable for me - I don't find them too high or too low. My Strucks (60 series specifically) are higher in the back but lower in the front, so if you want a high rise, I wouldn't go with those. I recently got the Animo NA breeches and they are a true high rise - a few inches higher than the TS, and the fabric is super thin and cool. They are my new favorites.

            I had a pair of the Romfh Sarafinas, but I sold them a few months ago. If I recall correctly, they fit me like the TS mid rise.
            "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx


              Anyone have any short person recommendations? To clarify, short with some junk in the trunk? So glad to see this thread.


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                Originally posted by HJdaydream View Post
                The Romfh Sarafinas are definitely a comfy mid rise and great for taller riders (I'm 6'). If you want a cheaper option I just just got the Horze Angelina breeches in a true high rise for only $83 and I'm in love with them! Photo of the back of them:
                I've been looking at the Angelinas! I keep seeing them referred to as good for summer- how thick is the fabric?


                  Romfh Daniella is what you're looking for - it's a high rise knee patch derby breech. They're a pretty new model for Romfh, I don't know who actually stocks them so you may need to hunt around online. If you want a lower price point, Smartpak came out with a high rise (not mid rise) Piper this year and I'm 99% sure they have a tan knee patch version. I bought the white full seat version and it's a decent option for the price.
                  The big guy: Lincoln

                  Southern Maryland Equestrian


                    Try the SmartPak Hadley breeches, they are definitely mid-rise.


                      I like the Dover Wellesley breech!


                        I just got a pair of the Smartpak Hadleys and I love them
                        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                          The Dover Daltons are the highest rise I've found without spending to excess. They are $130 and have a silicone knee patch.
                          F O.B
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                          Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


                            Original Poster

                            Update: just received my Aisling Bianca breeches and they deliver on high rise! They're also nice and long- fully to the ankle. For those curious, I wear a 32L in Tailoreds and ordered a 44 (no long/short option) and they fit great. Haven't ridden in them yet, but they're also nice enough to wear out in non-horse life!


                              Originally posted by Linny View Post
                              The Dover Daltons are the highest rise I've found without spending to excess. They are $130 and have a silicone knee patch.
                              Dalton's are on sale right now for $110! Full seat and knee patch. I'm tempted to try them out with the sale price.


                                Originally posted by tagsalong View Post

                                Dalton's are on sale right now for $110! Full seat and knee patch. I'm tempted to try them out with the sale price.
                                I now have three pairs of the Dalton breeches (they had a BOGO deal last month) and absolutely love them. Not only do they fit at that mid-waist sweet spot, they are also a really nice technical fabric that is stretchy, quick dry, not hot, and washes well. I'm 5'8" with a long waist and they are the best-fitting breeches I've found.


                                  I adore Aisling, and it’s a shame that there aren’t more companies delivering on fashionable clothing. Their shirts are absolutely work appropriate, and the rest of their line manages to be both bold and classic. And well made!


                                    Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by Ceffyl_Dwr View Post
                                    I adore Aisling, and it’s a shame that there aren’t more companies delivering on fashionable clothing. Their shirts are absolutely work appropriate, and the rest of their line manages to be both bold and classic. And well made!
                                    I also ordered a bow blouse for them- it's gorgeous and will probably never even be worn on a horse


                                      Originally posted by RW06 View Post

                                      I also ordered a bow blouse for them- it's gorgeous and will probably never even be worn on a horse
                                      Was it that amazing red check blouse? It has no business being around horses will never get near the barn. I love it! If it’s their microfiber shirts, even my ivory shirts clean up nicely.


                                        TEAM AISLING. I've yet to find a breech as beautifully made and true high-rise as the ones Aisling makes (14"). I have their Biancas mostly and a pair of Caitlyns. They're a godsend and I'll be heartbroken if they ever stop making them. (Their sizing needs to be more inclusive but that's true for most brands.) Their customer service is incredible. I despise the velcro. Otherwise they're perfection.

                                        Noble Outfitters™ "The Original" Balance Riding Tight (KP and FS) have a 13.5" rise, are stupid comfortable, pretty cheap at $90, and come in 9 colors. The K/P version wears like a cozy legging you can easily run errands/hang out in. I like that the fabric isn't at all sheer and has a nice weight to it. (There's none of the "Are these too revealing/can you see my goodies?" second-guessing in different light and/or with tops that don't cover your bum, etc.) Note: The F/S are grippy AF and the little sticky gel horseshoes aren't subtle, but they're effective.

                                        FITS PerforMAX Front Zip Full Seat Breech just barely makes the cut, in terms of high-rise, and they're expensive, but I do like them for a more technical breech. I wore them at a dressage show last weekend and felt confident and comfortable the entire time.

                                        I couldn't really stomach wearing the Ovation Celebrity Slim Secret breeches anymore after wearing my beloved Aisling breeches, but they had previously been my go-to and they do look great and really put-together on. Loved riding in them.

                                        I might try the DS Daltons and a pair from PS of Sweden next. Curious about the Bella from Solid Citizen Equestrian once it drops, too!

                                        These DID NOT make the cut for high-rise for me: ROMFH Isabella, ROMFH Champion, SmartPak Piper Riding Tights (but I'm trying their new high rise and will update early November), Riding Sport® by Dover Saddlery® Ladies' Essential Breech, Irideon® Cadence™, Ovation® Ladies' EuroKNIT™ Mélange X-Grip, ELT Ladies' Hella High Waist Breech, the Horze/Equinavia brands, Buckwild (sadly, wanted to love), Dover Beverly, Dover Wellesley.