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Equi Style: Best Vests

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.

Elayne Vest



Asmar Equestrian’s Elayne vest is both elegant and athletic. The slimming silhouette adds warmth without bulk, while the high collar blocks winter drafts. Available in plum, black and Gibraltar blue.
$228.00; asmarequestrian.com

Retro Western Print Vest

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.
$79.95; ariat.com

Mesa Vest

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.
$104.99; stsranchwear.com

Shadow Pasture Vest

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.
$79.95; ariat.com

Totem Salvaged Vintage Puffy Vests

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

Unbridled Horse Quilted Vest

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.
$99.00; kerrits.com

Ona Hybrid Vest

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.
$79.95; shop.horseware.com

This article about equestrian vests originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine. Click here to subscribe!

Raquel Lynn

Raquel Lynn writes the popular online equestrian blogs www.horsesandheels.com and www.stablestyle.com. Find her on Instagram @horsesandheels_ and @stablestyle.

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