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Riding Equipment & Attire


Very little is required in order to begin your riding lessons at Five Star Equestrian. For the first month, we provide helmets to beginning clients. However, if you fall in love with this sport and continue to ride, we require that you purchase your own helmet, vest and appropriate clothing. Pictured on this page are examples of everyday riding attire. Show clothes are more elaborate and we will help you find what you need if you start to show. We also have Five Star Equestrian Logo'd Apparel (see us to place an order).


Beginner Attire:


Long hair tied back

Closed toed shoes with heel

No Jewelry, no tennis shoes, no baggy clothes


Intermediate/Advanced Attire:




Tall Boots/Paddock Boots

ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet



Tack and Riding Apparel Local Stores 














Arney's Crow Canyon Saddlery

10730 Crow Canyon Rd

Castro Valley, CA 94552

(510) 537-0120

Western Saddlery

7038 Commerce Circle

Pleasanton, CA 94588

(800) 833-8085

Carousel Saddlery

884 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

(650) 851-7330


Olsen Nolte Saddle Shop

1580 El Camino Real

San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 591-4403



Dover Saddlery -

Schneiders -

Stateline Tack -

Smartpak -


Bay Area Equestrian -




Dover Saddlery

444 Center St

Moraga, CA 94556

(925) 631-0476



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Hair Nets & Helmets

Recommended Real Woman Ride No Knot Hair Net

Charles Owen Helmet can be used for schooling and shows


Gloves & Socks

SSG or Heritage gloves

Tall Riding socks - Noble Outfitters has a nice selection: good for tall boots and under half chaps

Riding Pants, Shirts & Belts

Riding Pants should be beige or classical colors with knee patches.

There are many options for shirts. Riders should wear polos or long sleep shirts, no tank tops, but proper sleeveless riding shirts are ok.

Belts should be appropriate for riding and not have buckles that interfere with rider, which can be a safety issue.

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Protective Vests

We STRONGLY recommend protective vests for everyone, particularly children and riders who participate in jumping.

Tipperary has relatively inexpensive vests for beginners.

For jumpers of all ages we recommend the Point Two Pro Air or child's vests (Please speak with us regarding theses inflatable vests, the "grow with me" program, etc. - we have a rep at Point Two Air who can help with fitting, etc.) - Click here for more information.

Boots & Half Chaps

Paddock boots are great for every day riding and are quite comfortable with half chaps, which help to keep leg steady while riding and to protect  the rider's calf.

Tall boots are necessary for the upper level riders. Field boots are used for jumpers and Dress boots are for Dressage (please speak with us before purchasing any boot).