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Equine Couture Sportif Schooling Breeches

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Why We Love This

The Equine Couture Sportif Schooling Breeches are both comfortable and innovative!  This breech introduces the new Comfort Fit System (CFS) leg bottom made to fit any length or width leg. The soft stretch leg opening offers a perfect, seamless comfort underneath your boots or chaps.


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Favorite Features
  • 2" wide waistband
  • Low rise style
  • Front zip
  • 2 front pockets lined with ultra suede
  • Euro seat seam
Key Specifications
  • Breech Material: 66% Cotton, 26% Nylon, 8% Spandex
  • Type (Front Zip, Side Zip, Pull-on): Front zip
  • Rise: Low-rise


Available in sizes 24-34R
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Breech Material 66% Cotton, 26% Nylon, 8% Spandex
Patch Material Synthetic
Type (Front Zip, Side Zip, Pull-on) Front zip
Rise Low-rise
Ankle Closure Sock fit
Pockets Yes, 2 front
Special Features Wide waistband, Comfort Sock System
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    Equine Couture Sportif Schooling Breeches is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 44.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hipless Riders Rejoice! Are you built a bit straight - or as some body type sites describe it - like a ruler? If you don't have big hips, these breeches will be a big hit. I love them. They're made for me. Me: height 5'5, Waist 27, hips 35, the size I ordered was 26. Happy happy customer!
    Date published: 2015-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them!!! These are the far best schooling breeches I have. They feel like tailoreds but better in my opinion. Other reviews said to go up a size then what you wear in tailoreds so I did and they are a bit too big. I'm 26L in tailoreds so I got 28L in these and the waist is too big but fine with a belt.
    Date published: 2014-10-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from They look good but run very small I purchased size 26 and they were super tight on me. I ended up returning them since I had purchased a bunch of other breeches to try that I liked better. These are good quality for the price but just order a size up.
    Date published: 2014-10-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible. I bought these having high expectations while owning another pair of equine couture breeches. first of all these are a different fabric than the other pair, second the knee patch was ripping off already. Also they don't fit all at. With owning another pair I order the same size thinking it would fit the same. I was wrong there, these were too tight in the waist when my others are loose in the waist! Very sad they don't fit, I was looking forward to wearing these. I will definitely be returning these.
    Date published: 2014-09-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor I bought this product in a size 24 because I am normally a 24 in tailored sportsman and other breeches. When the breeches got here they were to small. So I ordered the next size up, a 26. It took forever for the 26 to get here. Once they did they were also to small. I am 5'5" and weigh 114 pounds.
    Date published: 2014-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I bought these way to small, but SmartPak returned them no hassle and now I have a new pair and they're great! Would recommend!
    Date published: 2014-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! I love these britches !!! They ride low waste and come with a pretty belt!! The fit is beautiful on me and he pockets are awesome !!
    Date published: 2014-08-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ehhhhh--- I still ride in them though I do like the bottom of the legs of these breeches. (Much better than velcro in my opinion) BUT I think they run quite large and even when I wear a belt and pull them up, I find they sag in the crotch. I am 5'6" and don't usually have these problems. I like how it comes with a belt though. Also the knee patches have come a little bit unststitched and I never dry them. Besides that the quality of the material has held up, but they get much hotter than my ariats. Fine for schooling, not the most flattering.... lets leave it at that.
    Date published: 2014-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very flattering, and pockets! I was looking for a cheaper low rise alternative to Tailored Sportsman, and I found it and more in these breeches. Really nice material, I like the sock bottoms, flattering, and comfortable.I'm 5'4", 120 lbs and got the 26. Probably could've gone with a 28. They fit perfectly in the legs and butt, a little tight in the hip, but still comfortable. Definitely will be buying more.
    Date published: 2014-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! I bought these for schooling breeches but they can early become show breeches if needed! Love how they fit, the elastic at the bottom is one of my favorite features! They color never washes out unlike other breeches i've owned. Love love love these! I so recommend buying a pair!
    Date published: 2014-02-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Schooling I've had these breeches for about a year now. The fabric is awesome and holds its shape really well, even after multiple washes. I love the euroseat and the wide waistband. The elastic at the bottom is weird and bunches above my paddock boots and in my half chaps, and the waist gaps at the back when I'm in the saddle. Overall, they're just good breeches for the price and for everyday wear., but you'll need a belt!
    Date published: 2013-11-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way too low rise! They were just too low. Not a fan of low rise to begin with but I thought I would try...I returned these! Very uncomfortable.
    Date published: 2013-10-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2013-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sent them back These just did not fit my body. Size 28 reg. I'm 5'4", 115# and am shaped like a girl...ie. I have hips and a small waist. I think if I'd been more "apple" shaped, they would have been nice. They are pretty, just not for me.
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weirdest breeches The tan is pretty but i bought two pair of tan ones in the same size... One was too big and one fit perfect! Super weird in my opinion! I returned it and got a size smaller and it fit perfect.. So i guess every pair is different?
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite breeches Comfortable, fit great, don't get baggy, fantastic value. Highly recommend!
    Date published: 2013-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value I am very picky about my breeches, I like them to have a nice feel (I cannot stand the thick felt that the cheaper once are made out of). These are both affordable and are made out of a nice material and fit true to size for me. I ordered the navy and am very happy with them!
    Date published: 2012-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfy I love the "sock"bottoms" No more velcro rubs!!! They are cool and wash well. The waist is tricky BUT let me say if you go for the tighter fit they are comfy and if you go for the loser fit they stay in place with a belt. I found I was somewhere in betwenn but liked the fit so got 2 sizes. Longer in the crotch and not so low around the waist you are afraid to bend over. I am square around the waist so I think a lucky woman with a waist should go down a size. You will be happy with the fabric.
    Date published: 2012-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp looking breeches! These are the second pair of Equine Couture breeches I've purchased, and so far, I'm really happy. The only thing I'm worried about is that part of the stitching is already coming undone, but a quick sew should fix that easily. Also, be careful when you wash these as they fade pretty quick.Otherwise, they're comfortably and look much more expensive than they are.
    Date published: 2012-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favourite Schooling Breech Very comfortable, I love the stretchy bottom to the legs. They wash well and hold up reasonably, however I have a few other pairs of breeches to use during the week so I'm not sure on their everyday use.
    Date published: 2012-03-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs small I love the color of my new navy pants however the knee patch is already becoming very worn. I noticed the first broken stitch today after about 5 full days of riding. Im dissapointed that they are not more durable.
    Date published: 2012-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Breeches! For the money these are amazing. Don't fit as well as my 200 dollar ariats but they didn't cost as much! great for the money!
    Date published: 2012-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Breeches I love these breeches got them for Christmas love the tan color and they fit perfectly love love love them
    Date published: 2011-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased!
    Date published: 2011-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Breeches for the Money These breeches are a alot nicer than I expected for the price. They fit great, look great, and feel great. I purchased them in both colors as they are a great cheap breech to have on hand for every day/schooling.
    Date published: 2011-08-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didnt like I needed a new pair of breeches, and i really wanted a pair of full seat. I found these and decided to order them in a 24 because im always a 24. When i got them, they looked nice, but i didnt like the feel of the fabric. But i still tried them on. They were REALLY small and tight. SO i sent the 24 back and bought a 26. When i got the 26's, they fit we very weird. The crotch area was really baggy, and the legs were really tight. Overall, I WAS NOT satisfied with them.
    Date published: 2011-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs small! I really like these breeches, they fit very similar to tailored sportsman trophy hunters, with a bit of room in the waist and but, but nice and slim in the leg. The fabric is heavier and more 'cottony', but the elastic on the calf is very nice. They are LONG so even long legged people should order regular length. My biggest complaint is that I had to go up two sizes in order to get them to fit. I'm a 24 in TS trophy hunters, and a 28 in these breeches. They are very nice breeches for the price and I will definitely get these if I need another pair of breeches
    Date published: 2011-07-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good, not great I bought these in navy and the color is awesome. These are very pretty breeches and are flattering, but the fit is weird. I bought the same size I wear in Pikeur and these are TIGHT in the legs and butt and the waistband has a huge gap. I agree with the other reviewer, I always have to wear a belt.I have a larger rear end and bigger thighs, with a tiny waist. So, it kind of makes sense that the waist would bulge if the butt and legs fit; but I have lots of other breeches that don't.All of that being said, if I put on a belt and wear an untucked shirt, these are really flattering.The only other negative is that the fabric is really stiff, they are not your cozies! I swear, they could stand up by themselves. It does make it so that they wear like iron.There is something that I really like about them, though.
    Date published: 2011-07-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Slippery!! These would be my favorite breeches if they weren't so slippery to ride in! They really change how I ride (for the worse)- I grip with my knee because of how much I slip and slide in the saddle with these breeches. I actually have the Natasha breeches, which are black, but I'm pretty sure they are made of the same material as the Sportif.Next time I will buy the full seat, because the breeches really are flattering, way more so than riding tights, and seem to be of great quality.
    Date published: 2011-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great breeches, funky fit These breeches look amazing, and are made of a great fabric- very durable. However, and I'm not sure that this isn't just my body type, I absolutely HAVE to wear a belt with these. Otherwise they'd be around my knees after a few steps. However annoying it is to not be able to dash out the door without having to worry about a belt, I still love these breeches. The Euro seat is very flattering.
    Date published: 2011-03-28
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