One of the privileges of competing in Dressage is the opportunity to be sponsored. Between equipment for my equine partners and riding apparel for me, there are a few specialty brands that sponsor me and one of my favorites is An Capall Equestrian.
An Capall produces high performance riding shirts that are not only stylish, but are also really comfortable. Created with antibacterial technology, which is resistant to sweat, stains and dirt, they also have UPF 50 sun protection built into the fabric. During a long day of riding, often in extreme heat, it is great to wear a shirt that is breathable and keeps me cool, so I can focus on my performance in the ring.
Beyond making great equestrian shirts, what makes An Capall special is their commitment to the environment. Each shirt is produced with fabric created from recycled plastic bottles that are removed from the ocean, and a portion of their net proceeds go toward clean up efforts. With more than 8 million tons of plastic dumped into the sea each year, it makes a difference to choose products that are environmentally responsible. Anything we can do to be more eco conscious is important, and as an avid surfer I appreciate the company’s dedication to cleaner oceans. As a Dressage rider it’s important for me to look good when competing, but in an An Capall shirt I can also feel good knowing that I’m doing my part to help our planet.