Congratulations on sending your kiddo to horsey summer camp! This is a great opportunity for them to learn about horses and have fun in the process. As you are preparing for camp, you may be wondering what riding gear your child will need.
Here is a list of the essential riding gear that your child will need for summer riding camp:
- Helmet: A helmet is the most important piece of riding gear. It should be fitted properly and worn at all times when riding. The Ovation Duluxe Schooler Helmet is a great choice for those just getting started!
- Paddock Boots: Paddock boots should be sturdy and protect the rider's feet and ankles. The Ariat Junior Devon IV Zip Paddock Boot is our go to boot for kiddos!
- Chaps: Chaps protect the rider's legs from chafing against the saddle.
- Gloves: Gloves protect the rider's hands from the reins and the horse's sweat. Match your chaps to your boots with the Ariat Juniors Scout Half Chaps!
- Breeches or Tights: Breeches and tights are special pants designed to help keep you in the saddle. Kerrits Ice Fill Tights are perfect for battling the summer heat.
- Sun Shirts: Sun shirts are available in long, or short sleeve, and are typically lightweight, with UV protection. Meet the Kerrits Ice Fill Long Sleeve Top: the ultimate, lightweight top with UV protection.
In addition to the essential riding gear, there are a few other items that your child may want to bring to camp:
- A raincoat or poncho: In case of rain, a raincoat or poncho will keep your child dry. The Ariat Juniors Spectator Waterproof Jacket will get the job done!
- A change of clothes: In case your child gets dirty or sweaty, they will need a change of clothes.
- A water bottle: It is important to stay hydrated, especially when riding in the heat.
With the proper riding gear, your child will be safe and comfortable while attending camp. They will have a great time learning about horses and making new friends!
Here are some additional tips for purchasing riding gear:
- Buy quality gear. It is better to spend a little more money on quality gear that will last than to buy cheap gear that will need to be replaced soon.
- Buy gear that fits properly. It is important for the gear to fit snugly but not too tightly.
- Label everything. This will help you kiddo keep track of their belongings and prevent things from getting lost.
With these tips in mind, you can be sure to find the perfect riding gear for your child!