I consider it my moral responsibility to keep my dear readers on the up-and-up when it comes to news, results, lifestyle things, and most certainly money saving measures. If you want to spend $5,000 on a gold plated running martingale, by all means, there are certainly other sites you can go to for that.
But for the rest of us young, scrappy and hungry equestrians, we need screamin’ deals and benevolent trainers who trade work for experience. Ergo, it would be a travesty not to point out the ridiculously good deals in SmartPak’s end-of-summer clearance right now.
- Ariat Quantum Crowne Pro: Normally $600, Sale Price $299 –
If you’ve been pining for a pair of REALLY quality boots but just can’t bring yourself to spend more than a house payment, this sale is a FABULOUS opportunity to get a pair of winners for a poor man’s price. It’s got all sorts of top-notch technology to keep your heel in place, your leg flexible, and your feet breathing and dry. (REALLY. I KNOW.) Beautiful Spanish tops and great craftsmanship.
- Majyk Equipe Infinity Vented Tendon Jump Boot – Fronts: $84.95 –
Majyk Equipe makes an incredibly thoughtful, beautiful, and scientifically backed product that we simply love. They offer the right kind of support and protection while still being flexible and BREATHABLE, which is an absolute must for keeping your horse sound. They’re basically leg robots. And at a surprisingly affordable price per pair, you can go wrong with these babies.
- Asmar Color Block Sun Shirt: Normally $108, Sale Price: $54.95 –
The temperatures may cool off in the fall, but that doesn’t mean skin damage is any less of a danger. This professional, unique top has built-in UPF 50 sun protection and wicks away sweat. And you can feel good about a product made in North America. At this price, get three!
- Piper Softshell Show Coat by SmartPak: Normally $99.95, Sale: $69.99 –
If your coat is preparing to breathe its last breath, let it die with dignity and replace it with a quality coat for an almost insane price. The Piper coats were already affordable from the get-go, but this puts them in reach of the most starving of working students. They’re stretchy, light, and beautifully cut. Even more fun: They’re available in Cadet Blue and Purple Shadow! Fit in with the cool kids but stand out in a crowd. That’s my kind of coat.
- Under Armour Sunblock Shortsleeve Tee: Normally $44.95, Sale $19.99 –
Under Armour has been dressing the athletic-wear masses for years now, but have recently turned to aiding the equestrians in their quest to not sweat, stink, and burn. This shirt is all those things in a super lightweight tee at a great price.
- Piper Plaid Full Seat Breeches by SmartPak: Normally $89.95, Sale price $44.99 –
I can’t even with this plaid, it’s so cute, and it’s screaming fall schooling show. They’ve got the wide contoured waistband, low rise fit, and stretchy full seat fabric that give you grip without making you feel like someone dropped you into a terrible sausage casing. They’re available in a charcoal/blue plaid or a black and camel plaid.
- RJ Classics Trump Xtreme Soft Shell Show Coat: Normally $598, on sale for $299 –
Here’s another chance to get the best for less. This is an especially great coat if you like to dabble in a variety of disciplines, as the four buttons and double-vented back means it can go from the hunters to dressage and back again. There’s a hidden zipper to stop that pesky puckering, and little details make this coat look like a bigger investment than it is. (And it’s machine washable! Yass Queen.)
- Harwich Hunter Bridle by SmartPak: Normally $149, sale: $99.95
This deliciously rich and creamy hunter bridle has so many of the features you usually find in bridles that cost for four times as much: padded contact points (noseband, browband and monocrown), stainless steel hardware, gorgeous stitching and includes raised laced reins. It’s a SmartPak exclusive, and a positively absurd price. Buy two. Or one in every size. OR TWO IN EVERY SIZE, BECAUSE $99.
Get out there and get shopping, kids, and Go Jumping!