Horse Riding Jeans to Fit Your Style

The right pair of jeans should flatter your figure, be durable, and remain comfortable in the saddle.


Laser Striped Wanderer High Rise Flare

Flares and stripes give a nod to the ‘70s with this bold style. Wear vintage-inspired denim with a pair of heels or cowboy boots. Whether you’re riding at the rodeo or going out, these pants will get you noticed. $119.00;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Wrangler

Trouser Perfect-Rise Beatrice Wide-Leg Jean

Trendy trouser jeans can be worn at the barrel race or for every day. This light wash is accented with blue stitching across the pockets and frayed bottoms. The 9.75-oz. performance stretch denim is softer with slightly more give. $79.95;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Ariat

Stretch Denim Knee Patch Breech

Enjoy denim breeches that fit like athletic activewear—they’re infused with water-absorbing fibers to pull sweat from the skin and release it into the air. A contoured waistband has a lower fit on the front and high rise in the back to ensure your pants won’t sag. Lightweight knee patches are flexible and never stiff. $109.00;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Kerrits

Ada Relaxed Fit Jeans

Ada jeans are ready for you to dye the perfect shade to match your western pleasure or rodeo outfit. Don’t be afraid to wear color or come up with your own tie-dye design for these horse riding jeans.$54.99;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Cinch

Mid-Rise Extra-Stretch Striped Riding Jeans

This eye-catching style is a cotton/polyester blend with a touch of spandex for give. Wear with a T-shirt and boots for riding, then effortlessly elevate the look by changing into a fitted blouse and fancy boots for a night out. $79.99;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Rock and Roll Denim

Audrey Jeans

These jeans are a beautiful wash composed of a blend of cotton, polyester and elastane. Kimes only uses ring-spun denim, which has a greater tear strength in the fabric form compared to other brands. They are made with 11.5-oz. denim, which puts them in the midweight category. The higher the number, the stiffer and stronger the denim is.

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Kimes Ranch

Equestrian Full-Seat Jean

Goode Rider’s team favorite offers a mid-rise waist, double buttons, wide belt loops and velcro ankle closures. These jeans fit comfortably with a touch of stretch for riding. The back pockets show off fancy embroidered spur details. $179.00;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Good Rider

Retro Green Jean

Wrangler’s high-rise Trumpet Flare in Whitely is made with 85% pre-consumer recycled cotton. With just a touch of hemp and spandex, this stretch denim is composed of natural fibers. It’s a fashion-forward flare you can feel good about wearing. $79.00;

horse riding jeans
Photo courtesy Wrangler

This article about horse riding jeans originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine. Click here to subscribe!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here