Fit To Ride

Fitness wear worn by the UK's top riders

According to Horse & Hound, most riders want a better bra, a recent study has found, while having “too big” breasts is a major factor preventing women from riding. Another equestrian clothing bugbear has been the breathability of jodpurs and a need for a thinner fabric that still offers comfort, support and style. Here at Equestrian Escapes, we have the solution in the form of fitness clothing brand Yoga Pants.

There has been substantial research, led by Dr Jenny Burbage and Lorna Cameron that follows on from their previous findings that breast pain is putting some women off riding. The pair set out to establish the impact of bra design, fit and breast size in female riders.

Out of the 1,324 women who took part, 75% wanted an improvement in bra support, style and fit for riding. A quarter of participants also reported one or more breast-related barriers to riding.

“This is the first research to specifically explore breast health issues and bra concerns in horse riders and the results highlighted the need for more consideration in bra design for this group of women,” said Dr Burbage.

“Many horse riders were dissatisfied with their current bras, the breast was often a barrier to them riding as often as they’d like to, and breast education levels were low.

The top request from participants who wear a size D-cup or above was “need better support”, this was followed by “better style” with “better fit” in third.

Across all bra sizes, 44% said their current underwear did not fully meet their needs.

A total of 19% of larger breasted riders reported that they were embarrassed by excessive breast movement and 15% did not like the look of their breasts while they exercised.

“Breasts too big” was also cited as the fourth highest barrier to riding — above the cost of taking part in equestrian sport.

Ms Cameron said the results establish riders are “dissatisfied” with their current bras.

Well here at Equestrian Escapes we have the answer. Yoga and fitness clothing company Yoga Pants was set up in 2016 by former athlete Hatty Scaramanga. She created the brand after noticing that many people who specialised in disciplines such as riding, running, yoga and pilates were complaining about ill fitting bras when practicing their sports. The bras and sports tops Hatty designed are extremely confortable while offering substantial support for cup sizes A-F, UK sizes 8-18.

Charlotte Du Jardin

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the fitness wear that we had on sale at recent world renowned horse events including Badminton Horse Trials and Liverpool International Horse Show, we have decided to showcase our top fitness wear items that are a perfect addition to your riding wardrobe. These items are extremely comfortable, versatile and perfect for everything from mucking out to riding. The fabric is breathable and sweat wicking allowing for intensive exercise and movement. World renowned rider Charlotte DuJardin has continually expressed her thoughts on how important strength work and core stability are to imporve riding form. Well now you can work out whilst looking fabulous and feel a positive change to your overall health and fitness. 

The Wanderlust Leggings £45

The Wanderlust legging with breathable fabric and marble panels panels are high-waisted for a comfortable and smooth silhouette. These flattering workout pants are designed in sweat-wicking fabric to perform for every activity. Flattering seams enhance the leg and bum. These leggings make a great outfit with the Zen bra. Available sizes 8 - 18.

• Supportive stretch fabric that does not go see through for maximum confidence
• Sweat wicking and quick drying fabric keeps you cool and comfortable
• Subtle seams sculpt a feminine silhouette

The Zen Bra £35

The Zen Bra is supportive compression bra with racerback and statement crisscross back detailing. Made in high-stretch sweat-wicking fabric, the flat seams provide all-day comfort for multiple workouts. This bra makes a great outfit with the Wanderlust leggings. Available in sizes 8 - 18.


• Lightweight sweat-wicking fabric keeps you dry and comfortable
• Ribbed lining with flat seams for support and comfort
• Crisscross racerback adds a feminine shape

The Wild Thing Leggings £45

These super soft leggings are made for comfort, style and versatility. With sweat wicking fabric and the unique print, the Wild Thing Leggings are the most sought after current design and perfect for any workout. Available sizes 10-16.

  • High intensity workouts, Riding, Pilates, Yoga
  • HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION - Anti pilling, velvety soft, sweat wicking and quick dry fabric. Seamless construction for comfort and feel.
  • High foldable waistband for extra support and flattering style.

The Wild Thing Bra £35

This super soft and supportive bra is made for comfort, style and versatility. With sweat wicking fabric and the unique print, the Wild Thing Tops are the most sought after current design and perfect for any workout or riding. Available sizes 8 - 16.

  • High intensity workouts, Riding, Pilates, Yoga
  • HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION - Anti pilling, velvety soft, sweat wicking and quick dry fabric. Seamless construction for comfort and feel.
  • High foldable waistband for extra support and flattering style.
  • Unique material that does not go see through.

Pllease email us info@equestrian-escapes.com to place an order or call 01829 781 123.

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