For many riders, Spring means a fresh look at their wardrobe as winter schooling gives way to the show ring and a new year of competition. Tredstep Ireland has added several new styles and colors to their Symphony breech collection this Spring, and with fit, features and price options unlike any other breech collection on the market today, there are more reasons than ever to try them now. Top riders share their thoughts on what makes the Symphony breeches a great choice.
#1 – Motion Fit Design
Designed by a rider who understands that riders are athletes that come in all shapes and sizes, the Symphony Collection breeches are distinguished by their unique Motion Fit technology, which allows for the freedom of movement for the best possible performance in the saddle. Take American show jumper Catherine Pasmore, who spent years trying to find a breech that fit her properly, and now exclaims: “I wear Tredstep Azzura breeches because they fit me the best and are the most comfortable breeches I’ve ever found!”
Integrated Cuff The Integrated Cuff design incorporates a scrolled pattern and stretch panels to contour the lower leg. This reduces fabric bunching and accommodates varying calf sizes, while streamlining and elongating the leg. The Integrated Cuff stays put under the boot, producing a secure feel and full freedom of movement, without the use of Velcro.
Definition Waistband Designed using circular pattern techniques to improve the definition of the rider’s waist and eliminating belt pulling and gaps. It creates a more comfortable and noticeably more flattering fit, particularly at the lower back.
Articulated Knee Pad The upper area of the kneepad is lightly padded for increased comfort against the saddle, and the lower area, which is inside the rider’s boot, is scalloped to reduce bulk and aid in the flexion of the knee. The Symphony Kneepad maintains the front curve and look of the traditional kneepatch but it has been specifically designed in terms of shape, stitch articulation, and graded padding to actively aid the unrestricted bending and flexion of the rider’s knees. Scrolled patterns and butterfly seams contour the lower leg shape to provide a superior fit and reduce bunching of fabric at the back of knee.
#2 High-tech Materials that Keep Riders Comfortable and Clean!
All of the Tredstep Symphony breeches feature high performance fabrics which incorporate the best materials available to offer 4 way stretch with excellent shape retantion, moisture control and a soft, skin friendly feel. The Argenta, Rosa and Verde styles incorporate Schoeller NanoSphere self cleaning, stain resistance technology that keep breeches spotless despite spills from coffee, ketchup, honey and even red wine. Showjumper Hillary Simpson adores the way her white breeches stay clean and repel the stains that can ruin her immaculate show ring look.
#3 Styles to Accommodate Every Shape, Every Discipline
The Symphony Collection is comprised of five distinct styles to accommodate every discipline including the Argenta, the Azzura, the Rosa, the Verde and the Nero. Champion Hunter riders Amanda Steege and Kristen Bumpus favor the Symphony Collection breeches as the Definition Waistbands in the collection eliminate bunching at the back and create a streamlined look to go along with their formal shadbelly coats.
#4 Affordable Options
Leading event rider Lauren Kieffer who was second at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, is wearing the recently-launched Symphony Nero breech, an affordable Motion Fit design breech crafted of Tredstep’s exclusive Excell high-performance fabric, featuring unique yarn construction that harnesses the natural goodness of cotton formulated with Lycra to ensure four way stretch, and with enhanced shape retention and advanced moisture wicking to keep the rider in complete comfort. Priced under $100, the Nero is an excellent quality breech for the show ring, and suitable for everyday wear as well.
#5 Two Styles for Gentlemen
Tredstep now offers gentlemen rider’s two breech options including the fashion-forward silicone knee patch Azzura style and the more traditional Verde with a flat front and suede knee patches. Like so many riders who show in both disciplines, Olympian Peter Wylde favors the Azzura for the show jumpers and the Verde when showing in the high performance Hunter ring.
Tredstep’s Symphony Collection incorporates world-class fabrics, stylish design elements and carefully detailed features to bring riders a collection of the very best breeches available today.
In 1993, Irish entrepreneur and three-day event rider Aidan Keogh saw the need for a better half chap, and set out to create his own. A former design student who studied fine arts, Keogh believed that he could improve the comfort and performance of riding wear, while respecting the traditions of a Centuries-old sport. His product eventually redefined the market and brought half-chaps to the mainstream where they are now standard equipment for every rider. Along the way he created Tredstep Ireland, a company driving innovation, but ever respectful of the traditional roots of equestrian sport. The company now offers a complete collection of breeches, boots, chaps and accessories including the newly released Symphony Collection of high performance clothing and the popular Renaissance Collection of boots, all designed to make the riding experience more enjoyable. For more information on our products or to fins a retailer near you, please visit http://www.tredstep.com.