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The Best Riding Coats to Keep You Comfortable This Winter

The Best Riding Coats to Keep You Comfortable This Winter

If you have been following the last few blogs, you know we’ve been focusing on winter riding safety and gear. Winter riding is not for the faint of heart, and if you are not properly prepared can be pretty miserable. If you are braving freezing temperatures, blizzards, sleet, and ice to ride, care for your horses, or train during the winter, you need a comfortable, warm coat. 

With a wide selection of jackets in several styles, it can be hard to pick the right one. From softshell jackets to heavyweight jackets, we’ve selected some of our favorite versatile jackets to help make your buying decision much easier.

Best Use

Our Favorite

Barn Chores

Berne Women’s Sherpa Lined Duck Jacket

Waterproof Jacket

Outback Trading Woodbury Jacket

Jacket For Layering

Roper Women’s Bonded Fleece

Giving Lessons (Full Length)

Mountain Horse Stella Softshell Jacket

Windproof Jacket

Mountain Horse Alicia Coat


Best Barn Chore Jacket

Best barn chore jacket.

No one wants to ruin their expensive riding jacket doing barn chores. The Berne Women’s Sherpa Lined Duck Jacket will hold up to daily winter tasks. The pleated elbows, action back, and snap-close side vents are designed for easy movement. With numerous pockets and heavy-duty zippers, this jacket allows you to store small items like your phone, knife, or even baling twine while you complete your chores.

Best Waterproof Jacket

Best jacket for layering.

If you live in an area where you get lots of sleet, rain, and wet snow all winter long, a waterproof jacket is a must. The Outback Trading Woodbury Jacket is designed to keep you dry and warm while outside. This insulated jacket offers tons of versatility with a 2-way zipper, dual entry hip pockets, and hand-warming chest pockets. It also has concealed carry pockets, is machine washable and is Berber lined!

Best Jacket for Layering

If you are going from inside to outside frequently, you may need a light jacket under your outer jacket. The Roper Women’s Bonded Fleece Jacket is comfortable under a heavy coat and stylish enough to wear alone. Made with black fleece and a fun teal accent, this jacket is a fun alternative to a traditional light jacket.

Best Jacket for Giving Lessons

Giving lessons in the wintertime and standing in the center of the arena for hours can be chilling! Lined with faux fur to keep the jacket from becoming too heavy, the Mountain Horse Stella Softshell jacket has a longer length to help keep your legs warm. With a detachable hood, riding wedge, and 2-way front zipper, this jacket is also very comfortable to ride in.

Best Windproof Jacket

The Mountain Horse Alicia Coat will keep the cold winter wind at bay. This long, lightweight coat is breathable and versatile with a 2-way front zipper, riding slit at the back, and a detachable hood. The added length makes this coat an excellent option for giving lessons as it will protect your upper leg.

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