What is a Boot Jacket?
A Boot Jacket is a silicone-based boot cover that goes over the Equestrian rider’s boot. It protects the boot from the elements while the rider is walking around the showgrounds and the barn. It has a slit in the back to enable a spur to protrude so the rider can have the Boot Jacket on while warming up their horse. The Boot Jacket provides a little extra grip when riding which is also a benefit.
Why is there a Boot Jacket?
Invented by Abbi Bentz, whose daughter is an equestrian, she had the idea many years ago to find something that would protect her daughters boots while she wasn’t in the show ring. Getting her to take off her boots was too difficult and as her daughter worked around the ring taking care of horses and various other activities, the boots would take some serious abuse. Not to mention the fact that the time spent cleaning the boots by her or her husband, was significant, she searched for a better way. She didn’t find one so invented Boot Jacket to protect the significant investment in equestrian tall riding or paddock boots. Keeping the boot clean is also important when being judged in the show ring so Boot Jacket serves the dual purpose of helping to keep the boots clean and assisting in prolonging the life of the riders’ show boots.
Is this Patented and/or Trademarked?
Boot Jacket is patent pending. It is trademarked along with the EquiParent motto which is Equestrian Tested..Parent Approved which is the idea of trying to invent or promote products that equestrians would use to better the whole family’s experience.
Who is the target market for Boot Jacket?
English riders that wear tall boots or paddock boots. Kids that ride in the IEA or IHSA or Pony Club organizations as well as adults and amateurs that want to protect the significant investment they have made in their riding boots.
What sizes are available?
Currently the Boot Jacket will fit over a women’s size 6-9 tall equestrian boot or paddock boot. We are in the process of creating a smaller size and larger size as well. Look for those early next year (2022).
Is there any kind of warranty on the Boot Jacket?
Boot Jackets are made of silicone and are worn on your feet so like any shoe-based product there isn’t a warranty, per se. If the item falls apart at the zipper after minimal use or other workmanship items feel free to contact us and we can discuss replacement. Boot Jackets are not meant to be worn on rocky terrain or come in contact with sharp objects, so please be cognizant of your surroundings. Boot Jackets are also not protective of heavy objects hitting your feet while wearing them.
What kind of maintenance is required for Boot Jackets?
After you wear your Boot Jackets you should hose them off to get any residual dirt or mud off them. Each pair comes with a mesh storage bag that can be hung up to let them dry out until the next use.