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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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 .