Spring has finally sprung up here at SmartPak! Our VP of Merchandising, Melissa, has taken the time to share her top picks for the spring season. Melissa is an active competitor in hunter/jumpers and an avid world traveler, so we trust that she’s got all of us covered with pieces that both look good and are highly functional. Here’s what she has to say about the products she’s loving:
Ariat Arena Sweater with Ariat Denim Knee Patch Breech
These are two essentials for your spring riding wardrobe—both cute and functional. The Arena Sweater is made of lightweight, breathable merino wool, which is good on it’s own or as a layering piece. I love the embellished pockets on the Denim Breeches because it makes them stylish enough to ride in and then run errands!
Under Armour UA Tech Short Sleeve Tee
When SmartPak asked you what your favorite non-equestrian apparel brand was, the resounding answer was Under Armour. We are so happy to be able to offer Under Armour with the SmartPak logo to give it more of an equestrian feel. This Tee has a nice feminine cut with a V-neck and fitted silhouette. The raglan cut sleeves allow for a great range of motion. This is sure to be a go-to piece all throughout the spring and summer!
Piper Knee Patch Breeches and Sunshield Longsleeve Shirt by SmartPak
Our Piper Breeches are well loved by not only us but by our customers, too! These breeches are affordable, comfortable, flattering, and come in lots of fun colors! My personal favorite is the Black w/ White paired with the Hot Pink Sunshield shirt. The Sunshield shirts provide a UPF rating of 50+ and are super lightweight—perfect for keeping the sun out while looking great!
SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet w/ No-Fly Zone™ & SmartBug-Off® Pellets
Can’t forget our horse friends this spring! This fly sheet is made with lightweight mesh infused with No-Fly Zone™, an odorless insect-repellent that lasts through 70 washings. It also protects against sun damage by filtering out 95% of harmful UV rays. In conjunction, SmartBug-Off contains ingredients to both deter bugs and help support a normal inflammatory response and healthy skin.
Pikeur Skarlett Show Coat & Lugana Breeches Full Seat Breeches
The Skarlett Coat is so beautifully made. The cut is very flattering and is the most popular coat in both the jumper and dressage rings. The Lugana Breeches are made of the incredibly supportive and shape-retaining Prestige-Micro 2000 Plus fabric. The mid-rise of these breeches flatters many figure types, and they come in a variety of colors, which I am all about for spring!
EquiFit D-Teq Open Front Boots
Having a young horse that’s in active training means that I am looking for a great pair of protective boots! These boots are the epitome of technology and engineering, combined with classic styling. Did I mention the shell is virtually unbreakable with super soft, breathable foam liners that provide superior shock absorption? I have found the right boots!