Riding breeches are one of the most essential pieces of apparel for the English rider. Normal pants just won't cut it when you're trying to stay control in the saddle on the back of a horse! Besides being made with a performance fabric (similar to athletic wear) which is usually breathable and often stretchy or flexible to provide you with comfort and freedom of movement both on and off the saddle. In addition, there are two main categories of rider's breeches for women (and men and children, for that matter): full seat breeches provide the greatest level of grip as an added patch of material (traditionally leather or suede, but now made in a variety of synthetic materials or silicone). This style is typically seen in dressage breeches, where having a fine-tuned control of your seat aids is a great help as you progress up the levels. Alternatively, you could get a pair of knee patch breeches, which feature the same grippy materials but over a small area—whereas full seat breeches have the grip along the seat and legs of the riding pants, knee patch breeches will have two smaller grippy areas around either knee. This type of riding pants is preferred by hunter jumper riders, who need the vertical mobility to extend out of the saddle, while still providing some help at the knees when they are going over jumps and otherwise. At Equinavia, we carry a large collection of women's breeches in both full seat and knee patch styles, from recognized brands like Horze and B Vertigo, in addition to our own line. Take your time and browse through the hundreds of unique styles and colors we have, and find a pair you love! One trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years is that of high waisted breeches. These pants have an extra high rise, which many riders find to be both especially comfortable and extra flattering, providing an exceptional fit. We are also happy to include a number of breeches with phone pockets, a feature that many modern equestrians find to be a necessity so they can carry their phones with them easily around the barn, on trail rides, and while schooling. Whatever style you desire, we are confident you can find the perfect pair of breeches at equinavia.com. Whether you are a novice or an expert, young or old; whether you are looking for traditional styles or zany ones; and whether you have a small or a big budget: if you are looking for breeches, you have come to the right place!