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Riding Boots & Chaps

The right pair of riding boots is essential for any discipline. Find your favorite paddock boots and half chaps or select a supple tall boot. Step into a new pair of English riding boots and discover comfort that will carry you all day.

Dover Saddlery offers a large selection of quality paddock boots, field boots, dressage boots and chaps from leading brands in stock and custom choices. Find an array of riding boots for women, men, and children. Shop for styles by Ariat®, Tredstep™, Mountain Horse®, Grand Prix®, Königs, Cavallo® and more.

English riding boots are essential gear for any riding discipline. Riding boots give equestrians a polished appearance, but the primary purpose of any riding boot is to aid in-saddle performance. Men’s riding boots, women’s riding boots and children’s riding boots come in two main types: paddock boots and tall boots. Tall boots is a category that contains both field boots and dressage boots. Paddock boots, sometimes called jodhpur boots, can be made of full-grain leather, calfskin leather or manmade leather. Paddock boot and half chap combinations are particularly popular for schooling and hacking, but some riders prefer the comfort, grip and coverage of full chaps made of leather or suede.

Within the tall riding boot category, riders choose according to their discipline. Field boots are the choice of hunters, equitation riders and jumpers; dressage boots offer the support required for those practicing dressage. Style features include contoured, Spanish-cut toplines to elongate the rider’s leg profiles, round or square toe shapes, toe caps, logo plaques and even touches of exotic or patent leather for added show ring flair. Dressage boots are made of stiffer, thicker leather than that used for field boots. They are not meant to drop or soften as much as field boots, as a dressage rider uses a longer leg position that requires support for subtle aids rather than the ability to push heels down. Regardless of the discipline you ride, or whether you are showing, schooling, or working around the barn, you’ll find boots to suit your needs.