You shouldn’t have to sacrifice warmth to look like the barn babe you are. Here are some equestrian vest options that are on trend and fully functional.
The Retro Western vest from Ariat offers a cowgirl-pleasing print along with core-warming comfort. Style with a turtleneck or button-down shirt for city or country chic.
Embrace Southwest style with the Mesa Vest from fashion-forward western brand STS Ranchwear. This denim design features Aztec embroidery, a single-point yoke, and a snap closure. The light blue hue pairs perfectly with dark or light jeans for a versatile look that’s ready for the barn, but stylish enough for casual wear.
Playful ponies gallop across the Shadow Pasture print vest from Ariat. Lightly quilted so you can layer it under a jacket or over a heavier sweater.
Rock a one-of-a-kind vest by TOTeM Salvaged. A cozy puffy vest is dressed up with unique western and equestrian-inspired prints. Designer Stephanie incorporates vintage materials into her pieces, making original apparel and accessories you can’t find anywhere else.
Prices vary; totemsalvaged.com
Galloping horse detail provides quilt insulation for core warmth without the bulk. Cut specifically for riding with a two-way zipper and soft fleece interior. Stretch panels provide a feminine fit. Two hand-warming front zip pockets.
The ideal mid-season or layering piece for the rider looking for performance. Windproof and thermoregulating, the Ona is made of technical stretch softshell with padded front panels and soft-touch nylon side panels. Machine washable.
This article about equestrian vests originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine. Click here to subscribe!