Nic from Diamonds in the Rough Dressage has kindly given us some feedback on her recent purchases from Forelock and Load. We are sure you agree just how smart they both look.

Whatever the season, all competitors need a hefty stock of pristine white breeches. 

“I’m tall and slim with a really short upper body, sounds dreamy until you’re faced with the very real prospect of looking like an effeminate Simon Cowell in show whites.  I have struggled to find breeches that are short enough in the rise yet long enough in the leg. I compete all year round so I need an item that is going to last and wear well.  Kirstie came to the rescue – yet again – with a special order of some beautiful Samshield full seat breeches in white, just for me! 

Nic and Rooni at their first PSG Area Festival together.

I am not particularly kind to my clothing, it works just as hard as me. My every day black Samshield breeches have stood the test of time with riding, teaching, yard chores and even trimming my own horses feet.  In light of the new season and whilst praying for drier weather to begin, I placed an order for a white full seat in my favourite style, despite being a not-off-the-shelf size they arrived so quickly! 

The breeches are really comfortable and fit like a glove. They’re thick enough they’re not see through but thin enough I’ve still got decent circulation to my lower leg with my boots on! 

To complete my show season outfit, I also ordered the Samshield Holographic Stock from Kirstie. This is ready tied so really easy to slip on over my Samshield show shirt. The details of the breeches and stock tie together and make my outfit complete. 

Next on my list… another pair of breeches for home!”