We have all been at a horse show only to realise on the trip home that long hours in the sun have resulted in horrible sunburn. While polo shirts have been our go to for so long as horse riders, it is time to rethink our riding wear so that we can protect our skin.
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Kids of all ages can be so tricky to buy for, especially because so many brands are built around ages, rather than sizes. So what is deemed a 10 year old size is often not suited to kids that are 10. So many kids at the same age are wildly different sizes and shapes!
Continue Reading “How to find the right size for Kids Riding Tights”
Following on from our recent post on social media about our beautiful pony that was foot sore, we wanted to go through some more details about the tips and tricks we have learned along the way.
Continue Reading “Is it Laminitis? Looking for signs and managing horses in Spring”
Wow! I mean, there are no words for what is happening in the world right now. In Australia, we have seen the cancellation of all events (horse related or not) that attract crowds of over 500 people. What does that mean? Pretty much all horse events for the next 6 weeks (at least) have been cancelled.
Continue Reading “Coming Together In Trying Times”
December is here – how did that happen! We simply blinked and 2019 disappeared. This year has been adventure filled, and as we look back on the events we have done over the last 12 months, it absolutely boggles how much we have achieved.
Continue Reading “2019 – The Year Of Travel and Custom Designs”
This revolutionary Greenguard Grazing Muzzle is making waves – selling out at Equidays NZ – and it is making a difference to the horses that wear them.
Why are Greenguard Grazing Muzzles so good?
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Have you ever heard of the Tevis Cup? If not, it is an endurance race unlike any other, and it requires riders and their crew to be made of the toughest stuff.
Continue Reading “The Day I Accidentally Crewed At The Tevis Cup…”
How much time do you spend in the sun? Do you get sunburned easily? (we do!)
It got us to thinking about the UV Index in Australia – which tells us the daily danger of solar UV radiation intensity (how easily we can get burned).
Continue Reading “Why Do I Get Sunburned When Horse Riding?”
It was 5 years ago, riding in the heat of the Australian spring (about 32°C) that we decided to start designing something that we could wear that would not be so bulky and hot to wear in summer.
We started with samples immediately, and had friends and family testing them from the start, with our first collection launching a few months later. Our first collection had an elastic waist band, was made from lycra and had no pockets. We quickly evolved, adding pockets, a wide waist band and a new less shiny fabric.
Continue Reading “Team Performa Ride…where did it all begin?”
Congratulations on representing Australia in the Mounted Games! You have been selected to represent Australia in Belgium. You have just received a letter telling you that you are 1 of only 5 horse riders selected to travel to Belgium to represent Australia in Mounted Games.
Siena Jackson received this letter a few months back, and she was over the moon that at just 17 years of age, she had the opportunity to represent her country. Just 5 years prior to that moment, Siena tried Mounted Games for the first time and was hooked instantly, after trying many other disciplines. Continue Reading “Let’s get Siena to Belgium!”
Just a few short weeks ago, Performa Ride was lucky enough to go to the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento. What is there to see and how does it compare to Equitana Australia?
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Performa Ride were so very excited to be attending the American Endurance Ride Conference in Reno Nevada. It was a trade event we had contemplated for a little while after hearing about it from our friends at Scoot Boots Australia.
We have been to a number of endurance events in Australia, everything from the 50th anniversary of the Tom Quilty, to the 5km intro ride at Wingello. These events are something that we talk about, a lot, at every event we go to. Endurance competitors, organisers, and spectators are an actual community. They camp together over night, socialise at length, and help each other through their rides. Performa Ride has always felt welcome at endurance events.
Continue Reading “A debrief: American Endurance Ride Conference”
Performa Ride customers have been showing their amazingly generous side over the last few weeks. We asked for our Performa Tribe to send in jodhpurs, so that we can re-home them to people in need, and in return we would send out a 50% off voucher.
We reached out to RDA (NSW) to understand their needs, and to connect our customers’ generosity with those needs. Performa Ride is excited to update you soon on where your jodhpurs are being used in the coming weeks. But first, a little on RDA (NSW).
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We love horse riding, and we are blessed to be able to ride as often or as little as we like, but many people aren’t in that position. Having a horse can be expensive, so we want to help out riders in need!
How can you help?
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Before a ride, I have a little checklist in my head, mostly covering off my outfit + one for the pon.
* Riding tights
* Sunsafe shirt
* Matching saddle pad
These are the only things that really ever change when I ride. But without fail, there is one thing I forget to think about, and inevitably grab in a mad rush before I ride… socks! Of the last 2 days of riding, I have worn two different pairs (obv), and with absolutely no thought about which to wear or why. But after todays horsey time, I will not make that mistake again…
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Performa Ride was born out of a need to be comfortable when riding.
Our equestrian horse riding tights were genuinely made to help Australian horse riders to battle the Australian conditions. It is impossible to turn your horse out for 3 months of the year to avoid the heat, so what do you do when it is 30+ degrees out, and you still have to ride? Continue Reading “Performa Ride Horse Riding Tight Heat Test”
If you are anything like us, you have a few pairs of Performa Ride, so you know that you are comfy in top performing riding tights. What about your bra?
You might be surprised to know that you are not alone in looking for the perfect bra, you know, the one that is comfy and supportive! In our quest for the best, we hear about Q-Linn sports lingerie, and so we incorporated it into our recent photo shoot.
Continue Reading “Testing Q-Linn Bras: Worried You Might ‘Pop Out’?”
Four years ago, we started testing out some prototypes for what is now known as Performa Ride, and boy oh boy what a crazy time it has been since then. While we knew the need for something cool enough to ride in, in Aussie conditions, it isn’t always as straight forward in bringing ideas to life.
Continue Reading “Behind the Scenes at Performa Ride”
Before we started Performa Ride, the thought of purchasing jodhpurs made us break out in a nervous sweat. It’s the kind of shopping trip that we would avoid at all costs, we would be ‘fixing the fences’, ‘cleaning the stables’, and even ‘washing our hair’ (ha! As if! Dry shampoo on a good day).
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Performa Ride was born out of a need…. Our need to be comfortable when riding….
Performa Ride are genuinely made to help Australian riders for Australian conditions. It is impossible to turn your horse out for 3 months of the year to avoid the heat, so what do you do when it is 30+ degrees out, and you still have to ride?
Continue Reading “Performa Ride vs. Traditional Jodhpur”