Nicole Simpson, spent her junior years winning every best child rider trophy available, has now passed on her riding genes to her daughter, 15-year-old up and comer Sophie. Check Prices Here
Liza Boyd, two-time USHJA Hunter Derby Champion, an exceptionally accomplished rider that brings grace and athleticism to the hunter ring. Check Prices Here
Ariat makes efforts to be involved in many important equestrian competitions, also sponsoring top athletes like Liza Boyd, Kaitlin Campbell, Hope Glynn, Nicole Simpson, Jackie Hobbs Crawford, or Kelli Cruciotti.
Real Riding Boots
If you know horses, you know Ariat. They’ve been producing premium riding boots for more than twenty years, constantly improving on design, function and comfort.
Ariat are the largest producers of equestrian footwear, and some would say they’re also the best manufacturers of real riding boots. They cover Western as well as English style riding boots, and we’ll talk a bit today about the best of the best in equestrian footwear.
Ariat has, since 2015, signed a three-year exclusive licensing and sponsorship agreement with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). They were the first to bring modern technology to equestrian footwear, and their efforts have not been in vain.
In 2016 Ariat opened their first brick-and-mortar store, in Fresno. They decided to take things to the next level and allow customers to feel all their top riding boots before buying. Though, to be honest, once you try an Ariat boot you don’t have a choice but buy it!
Kaitlin Campbell, show jumping champion and winner of the 2011 Ariat Congressional Cup, always aiming higher with her Dutch Warmblood Rocky W. Check Prices Here
Jackie Hobbs Crawford, winner of 14 Women’s Professional Rodeo World Titles, became the first woman to qualify for the American Semi Finals in the team roping. Check Prices Here
Leather riding boots for women still have place to grow, and equestrian clothing evolves each year. From ankle to knee-high boots, Ariat manages to improve in all areas. They constantly innovate and patent new features, like the advanced torque stability footbed, and the forefoot stabilizer sole.
Riding Boot Technology
Ariat Women’s Braemar GTX incorporates several such technologies, like the Duratread™ sole, ATS® Advanced Torque Stability, and the U-Turn Entry System®.
The U-Turn Entry System® is a piece of waterproof gore placed in the back of the shaft, which allows the foot to make the turn easier by being pushed outside for about half an inch with the ball of the foot. If you had problems pulling your boots on and off, and saw yourself forced to wear lace ups for it, the U-Turn is the solution from Ariat.
The Duratread™ sole is the toughest bottom, almost impossible to wear out. This rubber compound combines maximum wear-resistance with comfort and flexibility. Friendly in the stirrup and on the ground, whether you’re on dirt or concrete, it outwears everything else on the market. Barnyard acid and slip-resistance are self-implied for Ariat Duratread™ equestrian boots.
Ariat’s heritage is confort, durability and stability. And Duratread outsoles make it happen.
The ATS® Advanced Torque Stability comprises a gel-cussioned footbed placed over a forked shank that goes up into the forefoot, creating much more stability in the stirrup and on the ground.
This system promotes good posture and reduces fatigue.
Ariat Women’s Grasmere Pro GTX is a full-grain waterproof leather riding boot with incorporated high technologies. It features ATS Technology, Duratread, and waterproof capabilities, making it perfect for a wide range of outdoor activities and weather conditions.
The insulation it top-notch since it comes from Primaloft®, a company that started by developing boot insulation for the U.S. Army, now standing as global leaders on innovative comfort solutions.
Ariat Equestrian Riding Boots
Of course, Ariat builds a wide range of equestrian apparel, but we like to indulge and consider their footwear, and especially boots, as being the crown to their collections. Ankle equestrian boots, wide or mid calf, you’ll be surprised every time how perfect they fit and feel.