Michelle Timmins is a wonderful Ambassador for Ride Proud, she's also a precious friend, and a whole lot of fun to spend time with.
You might have seen her and her horse Cisco and her cattle dog, Reddog in some of our photoshoots. As a team they have just about reached celebrity status.
For a long time now she's been taking me out and about on trail rides in the local area. Think bush rides, beach and rainforest. She goes anywhere and everywhere.
So, when she told me wanted to do an unsupported, 10 day ride on our Australian Bicentennial National Trail I doubted for not one minute that she would do just that.
Her preparation has been slow, methodical and thorough. She's gathered up the gear she needs (including her pack horse, Travis (aka the Esky) and done many, many miles to ensure the fit and safety and to condition her horses. There are other riders joining her now and they will be supported, but Michelle and her horses will be carrying everything they need for the 10 day trip.
She's almost ready. And she's prepared to take us along, vicariously anyway. Michelle is documenting her journey and will sharing it with us.
Because 10 days is waaay too long for me to be in the saddle, and away from home, we're sending her along with some of our gear.
Here's her first journal little entry and some words of gratitude.
My last Pack horse horse training ride today for my big 10 day ride up the CREB track following parts of the BNT only 3 more weekends to go which consist of a Ranch Sorting competition, getting shoes on the boys and a reconnaisance drive to check out some of the camp sites.
My biggest fear is crossing the Daintree River at Bairds crossing.
I’m not sweating the small stuff as Colleen from Ride Proud has my ass covered with sponsorship of riding pants, a cap, a lovely little flexible drinking cup and a journal to write in as I go.
Thankyou so much RP for these gifts of luxury which will make my journey more comfortable
August 28, 2021
I cannot wait to hear about your journey Michelle.
August 28, 2021
Best wishes for a happy long trail
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BEAUTIFUL PANT - THEY MEET ALL MY EXPECTATIONS. MY ONLY ISSUE IS WITH THE LEG LENGTH (too long) BUT THATS AN EASY FIX. WELL WORTH THE PRICE TAG!!
The fabric is soft, stretchy and supportive. I find them a little long (I seem to be on the ground walking around more than on the horse 😳) but once I adjust the hem I live in them.
I’ve now done a solid 100km in the new Horizons and can tell you that they’re the most comfortable riding pants I’ve ever worn! Super stretchy, high waisted and light weight. They just move with you, even if you’re an idiot and have decided that not holding the reins is a viable way of getting your horse to go forward!
I’ve worn them for every ride since they arrived (and I loved the old horizons, so that tells me how good they are!). I already have a drawer full of RideProud pants but these ones never make it back to the drawer - they're out of the wash and back!
As soon as I pulled them on they were different. Worth the wait to get here from Australia.
My New Horizons riding pants arrived today and I'm in love already! The fit is terrific and they are suedey soft and comfy on the inside. No scratchy seams or squashy fit around my mum tum - what a win to be able to breathe and digest while dressed to ride! Thanks ladies, you're onto a winner here!
Bought a pair of gen 2 trail pants and love them. I’ve now ordered a pair of Horizion to try 👏.
I am so happy to review with 5 stars. I have ridden in the Trail Gen2 pants for a week now and they are just marvellous. Generous sizing and so comfortable. I am not a fan of breeches. They are designed for riders like my daughter 5'11 and size 10, not for me a 5'6 and size 14. I rode in them, shopped in them and even put my phone in the leg pocket! I couldn't feel the phone sitting there and it is not really noticeable. Length is perfect when you are mounted, if you think it is a bit long unmounted just roll the cuff. Definitely a fan.
Very comfortable and well fitting.
I received my ride proud equestrian pants as I won our driving club raffle. I wish to thank Ride Proud for the support to our club.
My pants fit like a glove, look great and have lots of compliments when worn .. not only at equestrian activities. They are really comfortable and I love the large deep pockets and the smaller pockets - just right for class entry tickets.
Thank you for producing such a great product.
Just perfect fitting pants with great stretch for riding. The leg pocket is fabulous for the phone. These came straight out the package and went for a ride.
These are THE BEST riding pants EVER!!! Perfect fit super comfortable with just the right amount of stick in the saddle. Just about to order another pair. Pockets are in a fantastic position and with lots of room for everything you need. Well done ride proud well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
RP have done it again. The New Horizons are SO comfortable. Love the darker denim, stretch and length is perfect for me. Quality is exceptional as you would expect from RP Clothing! Love love love and look forward to many adventures in these pants.
Have been away, so tried on my new Horizon Horse Riding Jeans as soon as I got home and fell in love with the fabric straight away, so comfortable and light, my only issue is that I have to take them up as I only have short legs, sorry no photos 🤦🏻.
I love my riding jeans, they are a great fit and very comfortable both in the saddle and out. Love the side pockets, at last somewhere handy to put my phone and carrots !
100% wonderfully amazing! Flattering and a comfortable fit. Soft and flexible yet super structured. They even have good sized pockets! I’m grabbing a few more pairs. Definitely worth it .
October 30, 2021
Wishing you all the best for your journey. I will be looking forward to your updates.