"...The Saddle Skirt was nice when schooling in the arena on cold or rainy days, and we think it would be most beneficial for the show rider waiting at ringside in the rain for a class to start.  It can be spread out to cover pricey show pants and an expensive show saddle and be quickly removed when it's time to enter the ring."

 

Nancy Butler, Contributing Writer
Horse Journal, April 2012

 Extended Saddle Skirt, Heavierweight Black

 Extended Saddle Skirt Lightweight

Saddle Skirt - Extended Length

Lightweight Blue: $179.00 USD
Heavierweight Black: $179.00 USD
Reflective Ribbon Add-On: $15.00 USD

As featured in Eventing Worldwide Buyers Guide: Best Competition Wear, March 2019

 As riders that face many weather conditions, keeping ourselves and our saddles dry is always a challenge. Although we could make do with a quarter-sheet, dismounting is always a problem. There didn't seem to be anything we could find that met our needs, so we designed it!  The result is a highly wind and water repellent riding skirt that protects our expensive saddles from rain and snow while riding.

The Discovery Trekking Outfitters Saddle Skirt is breathable, stretchy, and stays in place even in windy conditions. The skirt anchors to the legs of the rider with adjustable elastic and completely covers the pommel or horn. The highly technical fabric is very water and wind repellent.  The soft fabric doesn't rustle or make noise like other protective sheets.  As a major bonus, you can get on and off your horse while wearing the rain skirt, as it does not attach to your horse in any way. Once on the ground you won't win a fashion contest, but it's very functional! 

Extended Saddle Skirt (left)  Regular Hi-Vis Saddle Skirt (right)

The Extended style was developed at the request of endurance and eventing riders and has an adjustable, retractable rump rug.  The extended version can be cinched up to fit just behind the saddle, or extended to cover the rump of the horse to keep their muscles warm.  The extended saddle skirt will cover the rump of larger breeds such as Warmbloods. It is approximately 78" from front to the rear when it is fully extended. If measuring from the rider's back, it is 52" to the end of the rump.  The width is 58" across in total, or 29" from the rider's center back, down over the riders legs.

Skirts can be custom made in many colors, but we keep black (heavier weight with a fleece backing for fall and winter riding) or blue (lighter for rainy climate, not as warm) in both extended and regular styles in stock. Call us if you have a color you would like made, and we'll do our best based on fabric availability.  We can also make the skirt wider for people with long legs. This does require adding a panel onto the fabric and the cost is reasonable. Plan on a week for us to make a customized skirt. 

A stripe of reflective ribbon can be added to each side of the skirt for an additional $15.  Please choose this option from the drop down menu of the shopping cart.

The adjustable elastic waist fits a range of sizes.  Even though they show a set size range, this fabric is stretchy so it will actually fit someone with a slightly larger waist than the range indicates. Also, it can be cinched tighter...so a larger size may also work for a smaller person. But, it's still best to choose the size that is closest to your actual measurement.

Choose from:

S (waist sizes up to 34")

M (waist sizes from 34"-40") 

L (waist sizes from 40"-46")

 

Click on the above photo to see a video of the Extended saddle skirt in action!

 

The picture above demonstrates the skirt cinched up for mounting and dismounting.

 

Questions? Call us Toll-free 1 877 551 6577 or email info@discoverytrekking.com  

 

Also, if you need a special size (ie: you have a larger horse and need a longer skirt) please call 1-877-551-6577 or email info@discoverytrekking.com.  We'd be happy to discuss what options are available to you.

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