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5 Simple Ways To Update Your Riding Wardrobe This Summer

Shannon Habenicht

5 Simple Ways To Update Your Riding Wardrobe This Summer
Piper by SmartPak offers this summer’s perfect style to look your best


Summer is here, but is your riding wardrobe ready? SmartPak’s Piper collection has everything you need - from breeches to tops - to look great at the barn this summer while making the most of your budget. 

“What our customers love the most about Piper is that it’s stylish, durable, and best of all, affordable,” said Colleen Norve, Vice President of Merchandising at SmartPak. “Our team of experts works hard all year long to make sure that the Piper line will not only stand up to the demands of riding, but that what we are doing is in line with current trends while keeping you looking great in the saddle.”

From the experts at SmartPak, here are five smart tips to style your wardrobe this summer: 

1. Add a pop of color to your riding style

The original Piper Breeches are the perfect way to brighten up your wardrobe this summer. SmartPak has added seven new colors to our collection this season, which means you now have 18 fun colors to choose from! Plus, the contrast stitching and pocket trim will add a little extra flair to your riding outfit of the day!

2. Keep it classy without sacrificing your comfort

Comfort never goes out of style, and Piper Knit Breeches are designed to be the most comfortable pair of breeches you’ve ever worn! They’re made from a super soft cotton blend fabric that offers excellent four-way stretch, recovery, and compression. They also have the features of traditional breeches so that even though you’ll feel like you’re riding in yoga pants, you’ll still have the polished look you crave.

3. Take athleisure style to the barn

The Piper Tight is the perfect blend of riding functionality and athletic wear, giving you the comfort you want without sacrificing the features you need. These tights are made from a lightweight, moisture wicking material with four-way stretch for maximum freedom of movement, plus silicone grip knee patches for extra stick when you need it. They even have a handy side pocket that’s perfect for stashing your phone, keys, or treats!

4. Stay on-trend with contrast patches

Piper Breeches by SmartPak with a Tan Knee Patch bring you everything you love about our original Piper Breeches with a traditional twist and vintage flair. This style features tan knee patches for a trendy, retro look that everyone’s raving about.

5. Have fun in the sun without breaking the bank

While everyone loves to soak up the sun, it’s known that the sun’s UV rays can be harmful for us. This season, you can stay protected from the sun and beat the heat with the Piper Long Sleeve Sun Shirt. This top is made from revolutionary Coolcore® fabric, which has UPF 50 sun protection, outstanding moisture-wicking properties, and helps regulate your temperature without the need for any added chemicals. And you get all that for under $40!

SmartPak makes shopping online for breeches and tops easy with free shipping on all items over $75, as well as free return shipping on all sized items – including Piper. To view the entire Piper collection, visit or call 1-800-461-8898 and speak with one of SmartPak’s Product Specialists who can help you pick out the perfect Piper outfit!

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About SmartPak

From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. SmartPak’s success has been powered by a passion for delivering an unbeatable customer experience, and the company has been recognized with a Bizrate Circle of Excellence award eight years in a row, as well as receiving an “Elite” rating from STELLAService. A nine-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list.