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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Totally love my ride proud pants, I wear them for showing in Western Dressage (they look and feel amazing) and also for everyday riding, so comfortable and flattering. Love the limited edition colors
To be honest, I am absolutely in love with these pants. The colour just matches literally everything I own including my horses! Love love love!!!! Thank you for such gorgeous, inspiring and quality riding pants <3
The size I received is about 2 sizes too large, although I sent for the size according to measurements. As it would be prohibitively expensive to return, I’ll have to do major alterations or sell them on. Otherwise a lovely product.
These have amazing qualities such as the 4 way stretch denim which is super comfortable and flattering. The phone pocket is a great idea as are the boot keepers. I wore them recently at the Gympie Muster and felt right at home. The leg length is quite long as I am 170 cm and ordered the 83cm. I ordered my regular fashion clothes size. So good knowing I can ride in them or just wear them and feel great!
Wow these socks are really comfy! They fit my feet perfectly and when I slip my boots off I cant help but just wear them around the house. They are a great length up my calf as I can flip the top of the socks down level with my boots so no more rubbing or chafing on long rides. Love the near side and off side.. Thats a real special touch.. What other socks have that!!! Horse socks for horse woman... Perfect.
Just received my second pair of the Trail Gen 2 riding pants and I love them. Whether in the arena or on the trail they are super comfortable with generous pockets and well made. They are a little pricier than some but honestly they are worth it. I’ve bought a lot of riding breeches over the years and these are simply awesome for fit, comfort and function. I’ll be buying more!