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Top 6 Ariat Horseback Riding Boots for Women

Top 6 Ariat Horseback Riding Boots for Women


For my first ever horseback riding season, several years ago, I ponied up about $150 (US) to purchase a pair of Ariat performer lace-up paddock boots. Those original boots lasted through six years of nearly daily horseback riding, longe-work, pasture hikes and more before I passed them on to another equestrian. All these boots comes with the best and most comfortable shoe insoles. This way not only you get more comfort but the life of these shoes is also increased as well.

My actual cost per wearing probably averaged about a dime.

Since those days, Ariat International has introduced many more styles of rugged and even stylish paddock boots, including these prime examples for equestrian women. Many of these Ariat riding boots are also available in youth and men’s sizes.

Ariat Bancroft Paddock Boots

Bancroft Paddock Boots from Ariat International bring modern tailoring to rugged winter riding footwear. These paddock boots feature warm, moisture-wicking insulation, thermal footbed linings and waterproof leather uppers to keep equestrians’ feet warm throughout the winter months. Padded collars and decorative stitch detail add an upscale look to the Ariat Bancroft Paddock Boots.

Ariat Bancroft Paddock Boots are available in black, with zippered or lace-up options, retailing for $170.00.

Ariat Barnyard H2O Side-Zip Boots

Barnyard H2O Side Zip Boots from Ariat mix solid durability and quick-zip convenience for busy horse lovers. These sturdy paddock boots, constructed of thick, waterproof full-grain leather, are lined with moisture-wicking textile and include gel insoles for all-day comfort. Reinforced toes protect equestrian feet, and a padded collar cushions ankles. Antique brass zippers and spur rests complete the look. Ariat Barnyard H2O Side-Zip Boots are offered in dark brown, retailing for $100.00.

Lace-up and twin-gore slip-on versions are also available for Ariat Barnyard H2O Boots.

Ariat Broussard Winter Paddock Boots

Broussard Winter Paddock Boots from Ariat have been called the work horses of cold-weather riding footwear. Somehow, these winter boots manage to combine wicked warmth with style, as they seal equestrian feet through cold climates without clunkiness. Waterproof full-grain leather uppers and rounded, reinforced toes guard riders’ feet in and out of the saddle. A moisture-wicking lining, thermal footbed and soft suede collar add comfort.

Ariat Broussard Winter Paddock Boots are sold in black or chocolate, with lace-up and zip options, retailing for $120.00.

Ariat Fatbaby Boots

Although Ariat Fatbaby boots are not specifically marketed as horseback riding footwear, many equestrians do sport these trendy boots in the saddle. These cowboy-styled fashion boots are available in a host of colors, with two-tone and solid versions. Full-grain leather uppers (often with ornate suede shafts), rounded toes, moisture-wicking sock liners and sturdy rubber soles make Ariat Fatbaby Boots super comfortable for equestrians and others seeking a Western flair.

Ariat Fatbaby Boots retail for $100.00.

Ariat Performer III Paddock Boots

Performer III Paddock Boots from Ariat, styled as lace-up riding boots, actually sport full-length back zippers for wearers’ convenience. (The zipper also makes airing and drying damp riding boots a breeze.) Full-grain leather uppers, elastic twin cores, ankle-flexion notches and gel foot beds make Ariat Performer III Paddock Boots easy to wear for the well-heeled equestrian.

With molded spur rests, in black or chocolate, Ariat Performer III Paddock Boots retail for $150.00.

Ariat Stormstopper Jod Boots

Stormstopper Jod Boots from Ariat merge climate control and comfort. These all-weather paddock boots feature curved high-traction soles, rubber uppers, twin elastic gore slip-on styling and moisture-wicking inners.

Available in dark brown, Ariat Stormstopper Jod Boots retail for $100.00.

Ariat Stormstoppers are also available in a tall, Wellie-style rubber boot.

Additional Ariat styles are offered.

Ariat also manufactures and markets leather cowboy boots, barn clogs, dress boots, motorcycle boots, muck boots, horse show boots, tall riding boots and many other styles of equestrian footwear for men and women. Although Ariat riding, casual and dress boots and shoes tend to be pricey, they are also quite durable. For this reason, the actual cost per wearing of a pair of Ariats may be comparable (or even considerably less) than that of cheaper footwear.

Where can shoppers find Ariat boots?

Ariat equestrian footwear may be found at many saddleries, tack shops and equestrian outfitters. In addition, Ariat boots may be purchased through such online merchants as Adams Horse  amp; Pet Supplies,, Dover Saddlery, Equestrian Collections, Online Boot Store, Shoe-Store, Sierra Trading Post, SmartPak Equine and State Line Tack.