Riders looking for a traditionally cut breech with hightech features might want to check out the Full Seat Signature Breech by Noble Outfitters™. This garment is crafted from four-way stretch material with built-in OptiDry technology to wick away moisture. The contoured stretch hem reduces bulk in the boot while washable suede full-seat patches maximize grip and a comfortable, classic rise works well with a shadbelly. Other features include UPF 50+ for sun protection, a zip-secure front pocket and an extra belt loop at the left hip to keep your belt tucked smoothly in place. Available in tan or white; sizes 22R–34R; $169.95; www.nobleoutfitters.com.
For a refined look, Mountain Horse offers the Serenade Dressage Boot in full-grain leather with a full-length, forwardly placed zipper, a snap zipper keeper and a Spanish top. Other features include a soft leather lining, an ergonomically designed, removable ShockX™ Advanced insole and a high-density outsole with grip-responsive ripple zones. An integrated tempered-steel shank provides improved stability. In black; sizes 36 regular or slim, 37–41 regular, slim or wide, or 42 regular; $449.95; www.mountainhorseusa.com.
Vive la France
Billed as “a subtle mixture of aesthetics and technique for the most demanding riders,” the new DPL dressage saddle from French saddle maker Luc Childeric is designed to enhance the equestrian experience. Its wood and carbon tree makes it lightweight, while the high-quality supple leather adapts readily to the horse’s shape. The minimization of the small flap is intended to offer closer, finer contact, and an innovative seat affords the rider both comfort and an optimized connection. Available in three shades of brown as well as black; sizes 16½ to 19 inches; $5,500; www. childericsaddlesusa.com.
Brilliant show-ring shine in an advanced yet gentle formula: That’s what Exhibitor’s Quic Shampoo promises. Continuing the legacy of an established brand, this new equine shampoo represents a breakthrough technology designed to intensify shine by optically altering the way light interacts with each hair shaft. Its low-sudsing formula is effective at removing stains and rinses out quickly. Used regularly and in conjunction with the new rehydrating Quic Conditioner, the shampoo offers optical effects to highlight and enhance coat shine with every use. Thirtytwo ounces; $17.99; www.straightarrowinc.com.