My thoughts on Ride Proud and the People behind it.
This is not really a review, or maybe it is, let’s just see where it goes and you can take it how you see it. What I am trying to do is give insight into the kind of person/people you are dealing with when you purchase from Ride Proud Clothing.
I have known Colleen since childhood, I think we were maybe 5 or 6 years old. A long time! Our first day at school in fact, so I reckon I know her pretty well. Lots of school holidays in and out of each other’s home. Her Mother just expected me to be around I was the extra daughter in her family, and my parents arranged any camping trips we had with an extra daughter. It’s just how it was.
We were fast friends straight away, and like true friendships do, it has lasted the test of time. I’m not going to waffle on about our childhood too much, other than to say I have known her husband Colin almost as long as she has, give or take a week or so I guess. (I went on their first outing/date with them, ask Colin, I cramped his style I'm sure), but in true Colin fashion he never once made me feel like a third wheel or a pain in his arse. Everyone is welcome in Colin’s world, no one gives a hug like that man. Not a mean bone in his body.
Over the years we were in and out of each other’s lives, always seeming to just pick up where we left off, no matter if it was two days or two years, we often say we have to be friends cause we know each other’s crap.
Honesty, Colleen is honest to a fault, she will always tell you the truth, so you can be assured in business just as she is in life, she is honest. There will never be any dodgy deals with Ride Proud.
Perfectionist, oh let me tell you, I can tend to be a ‘she’ll be right; that will do’ kinda girl, not Colleen she will just keep at something until it is as perfect as she can get it, and then she will do it over again to get it better, hence all the improvements and new ideas on each pair of Ride Proud Pants. To be honest I don’t know how she deals with my slap happy attitude at times, but she does.
Loyal & Dependable? The kind of people you can call at a minute notice and just know they will move heaven and earth to help you? Completely.
I was in hospital a few years ago, I had a close call, my husband phoned to let Colleen know, her and Colin were in the car going to do heaven only knows what, but there was not a second hesitation from either of them, on the other end of the phone he was told, we will be there in half an hour. I never did ask where they were actually supposed to be.
Then while I was in hospital, Colleen brought me smoothies she made at home, because she reckoned hospital food had no nutritional value. That is the kind of people they are. After I got out of hospital with a bloody great wound on my stomach, the Equitation Pants were my go to for support if I had to go out. (Not only can you ride in them, they are fantastic for after surgery support wear)
So back to the Ride Proud Brand and the review that's not really a review.
Am I biased? Absolutely!
Am I proud of my friend? Absobloodylutely!
Do I love her? With my whole heart.
Can you trust that when you buy from Ride Proud you are getting a quality product with customer service that is second to none? Yes! Yes you can.
Don’t take my word for it. Just buy a pair and see for yourself.
~Diane Montague (nee Duffy)
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Riding Proud in Canada !!!!
Love my new show jeans and trainers. Worth waiting for. Cant wait to post a photo of me in my new digs with our Canadian Warm Blood....or one of our Clydes....
Wonderful service and great products, great customer service. Colleen solved a problem without hesitation, wanting to make sure all was well and I was happy. New Limited Edition Pants (seconds) are such a good fit, can't wait to ride in them, and I can't tell why they are seconds! The 2 tone belt is nicely made and looks really smart. Can't wait to get the replacement one and start wearing it, not just to ride in either. Many thanks for the great products, customer service and being a caring company. I will be buying more!! Wendy
I have been looking for a pair of these for years and finally found them, right here in Australia! The quality and fabric is fantastic and the size is perfect after following the sizing guide. The email assuring me if there was anything not quite right I could exchange it was so lovely, great customer service!!!
These riding pants are just absolutely beautiful the colour to fit the cut and the length seems longer which is wonderful, the colour goes with everything and I feel so smart wearing them. I love all my ride proud pants but these ones are just stunning a cut above the rest.
Thank you Ride proud for my trainers pants. These pants are so comfortable and very stylish. I've had several people ask me about them when I wore them to a horse show. I gave them your name and web site. I just love these pants. I even go shopping in them they're just that awesome looking.. I am one very happy customer
This is my third pair of bootlegs and I’m just as happy with these as I am the first pair. Love the light gray color and did I mention the Horsewoman’s soap? It smells wonderful! Least I forget the socks 🧦 , good fit and perfect thickness and height.
Hi Colleen, well you have done it again. when I saw the photo I thought Nice !! then after I ordered them I had cold feet and thought the Colour might be to light. Only because I always attach the dirt. (don't wear white) But no They are here and they are stunning. cant wait to wear them. Just have to chop off the bottoms lol. Beautiful color and something I can wear with my lovely show blankets and my gorgeous black mare for any occasion.