Junior Jodhpurs - Young Equestrian Essentials
Equestrianism is an ever growing sport, popular with people of all ages. With something to offer in every discipline, whether this is to grow and compete as an athlete or simply to spend some time with horses once a week. It is no surprise many children, from a very young age, find themselves drawn to the world of horses.
Once the passion for riding has set in, many parents will be looking to kit out their children with the appropriate riding apparel. Enter, junior jodhpurs. As many of us veteran equestrians know, jodhpurs are an essential element of the equestrian wardrobe. Soft and flexible, they provide both comfort and practicality for riding.
Junior jodhpurs are similar to adult styles. Designed for children from tiny to teens, they provide the same level of comfort and protection but in a smaller package.
Junior jodhpurs are also very affordable! With many styles, including competition and leisure jodhpurs, being priced competitively. This means that you can usually grab a few pairs to give your little one some variety. It also gives you the ability to wash a pair in time for the next outing.
What I love most about junior jodhpurs are the different designs! There seems to be a colour or pattern to suit every taste. Varying from bright and bold colours, to pairs with polka dots, stripes, stars, glitter and sometimes even a little horse print on the fabric! This is enough to make any adult equestrian with a penchant for colour rather jealous!
These jodhpurs also offer the same levels of robust wear as regular jodhpurs. So there is no need to worry about long days at the stables, or weekends away at pony camp. The jodhpurs are sure to last the course. Indeed kids will almost certainly have grown out of them before they give up the ghost.
Are Junior Jodhpurs Suitable for all Occasions?
As mentioned, junior jodhpurs offer a wide variety of styles which incorporate both leisure and competition wear, so there is no need to worry when it comes to choosing the most suitable for all occasions. All of the leading brands offer a variety of designs and colours which are suitable for the serious competitor, including that all important bling for the extra wow factor.
As with most equestrian clothing sizes do vary slightly from range to range. But as a basic guideline, junior jodhpurs are available for kids aged from 3 to 14 years with waist sizes from around 18" to 28".
Overall, junior jodhpurs are ideal for a growing equestrian. They are comfortable, durable and stylish and are far the best choice for riding. If, like me, you are lucky enough to be blessed with short legs, you may even be able to treat yourself to that exciting polka dot pattern, even when you are slightly more advanced in years...