Kerrits Guide to Sun Protection While Riding Horses
1 minute read
Have more fun in the sun with shirts, tights and accessories that offer full coverage and built-in UPF protection.
Tips for sun protection for long days at the barn or horse show
- Choose clothing that provides more coverage, such as shirts with high necks and long sleeves. Wide-brim hats and helmets help shade your eyes and face, and our convertible headband expands into a buff for extra coverage, too!
- Look for clothing with a UPF rating. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, and a higher UPF means greater protection from harmful rays.
- Remember to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to areas that are still exposed, like your hands, neck and face.
- Take breaks in the shade of trees, in a covered arena or inside the barn, especially from 10 am–4 pm, when the sun is most intense.
Our top Picks for Kids Sun Protective Clothing
Kids Ice Fil® Lite Long Sleeve Riding Shirt
This versatile riding shirt is an ideal choice for kids who spend long hours at the barn. The whisper-light fabric provides UPF+30 sun protection and stretches with every move, while the Ice Fil® in this long-sleeve shirt helps lower skin… read more
Kids Ice Fil® Full Seat Tech Tight
One of Kerrits' bestsellers, these versatile tights use hi-tech fabric to keep kids comfy year-round. Cutting-edge Ice Fil® technology wicks and cools while providing UPF+50 sun protection. Strategically distributed Anti-Slip Kerrit Sticks™ along the inner leg and seat grip, breathe, and… read more
Our top Picks for Women's Sun Protective Clothing
Ice Fil® Lite Long Sleeve Riding Shirt
Wear it as a base layer top or on its own, the featherlight fabric provides UPF+30 sun protection and stretches with every move, while the Ice Fil® in this long sleeve shirt keeps riders cool by lowering skin’s surface temp… read more
Ice Fil® Full Seat Tech Tight
The coolest tights—literally. The Ice Fil® fabric converts sweat to air conditioning, cooling riders from the bottom up. Even the grip panels are engineered to cool. Breathable, Anti-Slip Kerrit Sticks™ along the inner leg and seat provide a supple, flexible… read more
Triple Chill Sun Shirt
Optimizing brrr® technology, this lightweight shirt delivers a cooling trifecta in a fun summer plaid: wicking, drying, and reducing skin temps with cooling minerals. Convert from a long to a short sleeve with a simple snap, wear the collar up… read more