1. When it comes time to step foot in the show pen—regardless of the discipline—a nice saddle blanket can bring the whole picture together, giving you the chance to make a good first impression before you start your ride. Look for an oversized blanket that gives you plenty of room to pin a number under your show saddle, like this handwoven one from Yucca Flats ($305; yuccaflatsinc.com). The black-and-white look, inspired by art from the Pacific islands, easily pairs with a classic black button-down shirt, giving you a winning look when you’re in the arena.

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2. Pad for Summer Riding
This performance pad offers function and fashion. It’s specifically shaped to accommodate your horse’s collected back in motion, and has moisture-wicking capabilities and ventilated EVA sport foam, making it a perfect fit for summer riding. This pad comes in four stylish Mojave patterns. $208.89; ridethebrand.com.

3. Ranch Riding Look
Dress up your ranch riding look with this camel-and-red wool blanket top. On top of the Western-inspired colors and designs, this blanket has an orthopedic-grade felt bottom that soaks up moisture, allowing heat to dissipate from your horse’s back. Starting at $239.99; classicequine.com.

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4. Handcrafted Creation
This burgundy saddle pad is custom-tooled and has hand-painted blue feathers on the corner plates to help you stand out from the crowd and express your personal style. $369.95; 5starequineproducts.com.

5. Cowhide Inlay 
For a unique saddle pad option, look for a hair-on cowhide inlay. Available in four different colors, each hide differs, making your saddle pad one of a kind. For more info, visit: csisaddlepads.com.

6. Cactus Design 
Add a little color to your summer riding gear with this royal-blue pad featuring a colorful cactus and sunflower design with hand-tooled leather corners, red croc wear leathers, and buckstitch edging. It’s also available in seven other fun print and color combinations. $109.00; tough1.com.

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