My name is Anthea Thomson, and I'd love to tell you about my ultimate test ride of my new Ride Proud riding pants!
A couple of friends and I decided that with the covid -19 restrictions which meant no campdrafting or rodeos to fill our weekends we needed to do something for our own peace of mind (sanity), we needed to get out and spend some quality time with our four legged family members, and spread the word about riding for mental health awareness and so the dream to ride the Normally extremely busy Gibb River Road was hatched!
This Road is not just a road it is a destination in its own right, a mere 660 km of mostly dirt road from start to finish, and we wanted to ride it from east (Kununurra end) to West (Derby end)
Long story short we planned to do it in the July school holidays 4th - 18th, so kids could come.
So at 1pm on the 4th July we saddled on the East side of the Pentecost River and rode across to our first camp spot at Home Valley Station, which was closed to the public due to covid, but kindly allowed us to stay, and for the next 13 days we spent many hours in the saddle, stopping to chat to people, letting kids meet the horses and my faithful dog Pip who did more k’s than all of us and of course have a ride. No we didn’t ride the whole way we did load and float some of it but most of us rode just over 387km.
The nights early mornings were very cool dropping to single figures but the days were glorious 31-34, and I can honestly say my Ride Proud Riding pants did me proud, I didn’t wear them every day but they were super comfy and great to wear in a range of weather conditions, we had lots of lovely stops where we took the horses swimming (I took my riding pants off for those moments) finishing at Meda Station on the May River Derby.
If anyone is sitting on the fence about purchasing a pair of these pants, my advice is buy them you won’t be disappointed!
~ Anthea Thomson
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Just received my first ever Ride Proud purchase. Must say sooo impressed by the quality and how amazing they feel on. Can't wait to try them out this weekend 😆🥰😍
I have purchased other riding pants but these are far superior. The only wish I have is that they came in lengths, even regular and short. I have to hem these about 4 inches and in doing so I lose the pant keeper.
I waited a year for the new Horizons Riding Jeans to come in my size and they were worth the wait! Its hard to find riding jods in the U.S. so when I found Ride Proud its been a revelation. I love the trail jods and have 3 pairs but I really wanted jean jods. I wear a size 4 U.S. and the 8 AUS fits true to size. They are a bit more stretchy than the trail jods but I found that wearing a belt solves that issue, The boot cut is more generous than the trail jod and fits over my Ariat Fat Baby boots great! The hidden jod strap keeps my jeans from riding up. The first time I wore the Horizon jeans to the barn, I received multiple compliments on how flattering they are and where I found them. The pockets are handy for my keys, cell phone and horse cookies. I can wear them all day and look great and be comfortable!
My measurements of course didn’t perfectly match one size on the Sizing Chart so I chatted with an associate about my measurements in comparison and she suggested what size would be best! And I’ll say they are perfect. Not only do they fit well they are very attractive with the full seat being indistinguishable from the pant fabric- How cool is that!? Can’t wait to wear them in lessons, clinics and shows. Being in the US, it took a little longer to get here but tracking was great and definitely worth the slightly extended wait. Don’t hesitate to reach out for sizing help. Quick responses, perfect fit! Thanks!
I cannot thank you enough for these riding pants. As a mature but fit rider I had become frustrated with having to ride in pants made for young women with youthful figures. Always too tight in the waist and too loose in the hips. Thanks to Ride Proud I can ride comfortably without seams rubbing and thigh chafing due to sliding around in ill fitting pants that I’m constantly hitching up. Worth every penny and I’m buying more.
I just got my Ride Proud jeans today and wore them in the Grand entry at the Ft.Worth Stock show and Rodeo Grand Entry. They were so comfortable! Love the pocket for my phone and no seam at my knee to rub when I ride. Awesome pants!