Established in 2016 Hardy Equestrian is a brand that has become well known for its bright and bold cross-country colours bringing colour and flair into the equestrian world. Our technical fabrics have been created with the equestrian rider in mind, all our garments are breathable and comfortable yet offer a range of designs that are fashionable and affordable.
Hardy Equestrian is a family run business based in Herefordshire, we love the area that we live in so much that all our product lines are named after towns and villages within our County. Our Herefordshire theme continues through to our logo that also features the Herefordshire hop.
All the Hardy Equestrian team are equine enthusiasts bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the brand. Our team are our biggest critics all wearing and competing in our garments; therefore, all products are test driven and tweaked before the final design is offered to our customer. The teams collective object is to create the best equestrian clothing at an affordable price.
Hardy Equestrian also specialises in equestrian team wear which has led to the development of Hardy Embroidery. With the combination of both sides of the business we can cater for all personalised requirements from an equestrian club perspective but also an individual customer request
Where it all started
The entire range of products have been designed in house, in Herefordshire by the team, we design all our items based on the riders needs and upgrading the traditional equestrian market. We found that the competition riding wear available on the market was dated and quite boring, so the idea behind the range which started with the bright and unique cross-country colours was created.
(Photo credit HJ Photography)
The brand quickly developed into other areas of the equestrian market and now we design a full range of clothing for the rider including jodhpurs and breeches, riding leggings, coats, jackets, show shirts and hat covers. All featuring the unique Hardy Equestrian designs. The Hardy Equestrian team are super excited about where the brand is heading and have huge plans for the coming years, we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer. We are passionate about changing the equestrian trends, with the focus of our brand values begin at the forefront of our business plans
Where to find us
We are an online company, where all our products can be purchased through our website, we are always at the end of the phone or you can ping us an email if you ever have any queries about sizing or a question about our products. All the team are equestrian professionals and understand the market.
Throughout the year we attend some of the world’s International Horse Shows across England and Europe, including Badminton, Burghley, Olympia, Dublin RDS, CHIO Germany with more planned for the next coming months. The team have years of experience and expertise within different sectors of the equestrian market, so when you either ring up the office or meet a member at a trade show, you know you are being looked after by a professional within the market.
About Me, Abigail Hardy Founder Hardy Equestrian
I was born in 1990 and have always been an enthusiastic horse rider and passionate eventer. The business is based in Herefordshire, England and was started from complete scratch in 2016. The entire brand is based on my enthusiasm for riding and eventing which started at the young age of 5 where I was an active member of my local pony club. Horse riding is still a huge part of my life with the daily care and riding, I continue to support my local Pony Club by volunteering and sponsoring local shows.
My niece has followed my passion for horses, and we are out weekly for lessons and competing, which I love as I get to see so many customers, it always makes me smile when I see someone competing in Hardy Equestrian, that the little brand that started in my bedroom with lots of drawings, samples and grand ideas is now selling in retails shops across the globe, I have worked extremely hard to get the brand to where it is now and I am proud of myself and my dedicated team, who I couldn’t of done it without. From a young age I always knew I wanted to have my own company, as my mother would say, I am very determined and passionate but it has to be my choice, I was forever coming up with new designs before we started Hardy Equestrian one being a book holder while sun bathing, I had a great idea of selling these to hotels in the sunshine, I got protypes and artwork drawn up, I often think about this, I could be in the sunshine right now… but I’m glad I found a company based on my passion horses. I am extremely passionate about Hardy Equestrian and am involved every step of the way, from the designing of new clothing, packing and processing orders, setting up and selling at the trade shows, I love being in front of our customers, hearing about them competing in their Hardy clothing. I am super excited to be on this journey and hope you will be just as passionate and love Hardy Equestrian as much as I do.