Masked Up: Top Picks for COVID-19 Face Coverings (Equestrian Version)

This post originally appeared on our sister site Eventing Nation and was written by Shelby Allen.

It looks like COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to invest in a quality mask (review US Equestrian’s updated mandate that face coverings are unless mounted/driving here) — and we’re of the opinion that if you can get something with a horse print on it, you should. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to support our equestrian retailers.

The Retired Racehorse Project

Photo by RRP.

The RRP is happy to offer a custom Buff multi-functional neck gaiter. Whether you need something to cover your face, protect your neck from sun, or keep you hair back, the Buff is useful in so many different ways.  Click here to purchase.. Features include:

  • Seamless, performance microfiber with 4-way stretch and UPF 50 protection
  • Lightweight, moisture wicking, and breathable material
  • Approximately 20″ long and 18″ around
  • Printed with the RRP’s multi-discipline Thoroughbred Makeover horses

Team Wallace Eventing

Photo by Team Wallace Eventing.

$1 from every mask sale is donated to nonprofit to feed children in need!  Click here to purchase.  Features include:

  • Full nose and mouth coverage
  • Single-sided print
  • Two 6″ elastic ear loops
  • 100% polyester exterior with a 100% cotton interior lining
  • Please note this is not a medical grade product

Asmar Equestrian

Photo by Asmar Equestrian.

Asmar Equestrian has added flattering, machine-washable, tailored face masks to its equestrian collection. These reusable non-medical masks are thoughtfully designed to be comfortable, offer proper coverage, and work both in and out of the ring. Features include:

  • Fabric pocket for the insertion of a medical-grade filter
  • OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 fabric certified free of harmful substances
  • Adjustable soft metal noseband for a customized fit
  • Breathable fabric for all-day comfort and less voice muffling
  • Adjustable soft wrap-around head strap in braided elastic to avoid ear irritation
  • Lightweight material for comfort on the hottest days
  • Stretchy construction for a flattering, form-fitting shape
  • Quick-drying properties for same-day reusability
  • Tailored and contoured fit for every face shape
  • Name label fixed on the inside of the mask to safely identify the owner

Choose between multipacks of 3, 10, or 50. Pre-order from a selection of stylish, inspirational colors or contact an Asmar Equestrian consultant for your own corporate-branded designs. Minimum orders of 1,000 apply to branded orders. Please contact for more information. Click here to purchase.

US Equestrian

Photo by US Equestrian.

These masks are currently out of stock but should be back very soon.  Click here to purchase. when they’re back! Features include:

  • Three disposable filter inserts included with each mask
  • Elastic closures
  • Machine wash
  • Please note these are for personal use only and are not a replacement for medical-grade PPE

Terri Miller Photography and Painting

USEF S Judge Jennifer Roth models a Terri Miller mask.  Photo courtesy Jennifer Roth.

West Coast photographer Terri Miller-Steiner is now in the business of mask making! She’s got two styles available: Contoured Masks and Pleated Masks.   Click here to purchase.

Contoured Masks (a portion of proceeds are donated to the San Diego Food Bank!)

  • 100% cotton with adjustable elastic ear straps and a bendable metal nose bridge
  • Two layers with a slot for a filter in between
  • Cool images on the outside and a message for your eyes only on the inside
  • Available in multiple sizes; created on demand
  • Expect 25 business days to receive your order; new designs are added weekly!
  • Made in Canada

Pleated Masks

  • Soft cotton/poly blend with elastic ear straps
  • Two layers with a slot for a filter in between
  • One size fits all; both my husband and I find these very comfortable
  • Limited selecdtion of designs, also made on demand, but turnaround time is 10-15 business days
  • Made in the USA


Photo by EquiFit.

The Research and Development team at EquiFit have teamed up with medical professionals in Boston to create a pattern for masks that they can sew out of their Dedham facility. EquiFit has a very talented group of stitchers that are eager to help support the community in desperate need.  The purchase of this mask helps contribute to EquiFit’s donation program. They have donated over 5,000 masks to 45 different organizations all across the country and don’t plan on slowing down. They have four types of masks to suit different preferences.  Click here to purchase.  Two in particular stand out:

AgSilver SportMask

  • Provides great protection with a lightweight, anatomical fit
  • Made from layers of cotton woven with anti-microbial silver, recycled fabric, and air mesh
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Hook and loop closure around the neck for easy on/off as you transition to and from the show ring

AgSilver FaceWrap

  • Perfect combination of style, sophistication, and protection
  • Made from recycled, moisture wicking fabric with an anti-microbial silver application
  • Two layers of woven mesh provide UPF 50+ sun protection and increased breathability
  • Foam nose piece helps to keep the FaceWrap securely on your face without falling down or twisting
  • Hook and loop closure around the neck allows for easy on/off as you transition to and from the show ring

Mare Modern Goods

Photo by Mare Modern Goods.

These are super cute. We love the designs and you’ll certainly make a fashion statement. Be aware that two of these designs contain sensitive, but excessively hilarious, language.

This neck gaiter is a versatile accessory that can be used as a face covering, headband, bandanna, wristband, and neck warmer. Upgrade your accessory game and find a matching face shield for each of your outfits.  Click here to purchase.  Features include:

  • 95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
  • Fabric weight: 6.19 oz/yd² (210 g/m²)
  • Breathable fabric
  • Washable and reusable
  • One size fits most
  • Printed on one side; reverse side is blank


Photo by Perri’s/Dover Saddlery.

Perri’s Equestrian Print Face Mask gives you the coverage you need with the horse lover’s style you want. 1/4″ wide elastic ear loops keep it secure and allow easy on/off.  Click here to purchase. Each mask is:

  • Made in the USA
  • Machine wash
  • 100% cotton
  • One size fits most adults

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you have a mask that we need to add to our rotation, drop us a link in the Facebook comments or email to be featured in a Part II!