These Boots Are Made For Riding

Jodhpur boots, also known as paddock boots, are a great choice for horse lovers or anyone, who just wants a pair of sturdy, good-looking, comfortable boots to knock around in.

Jodhpur boots are boots are especially suited to riding horses, particularly with an English saddle. Traditionally they are worn with tight-fitting jodhpur pants and nowadays quite often with chappettes or gaiters to give the impression of a tall boot. All jodhpur boots are ankle length boots with a low heel to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup. All styles have somewhat tapered, round toes. Some have an extra layer of leather on the toe, called a toe cap.  Popular styles include lace-up at the front or elastic sides.

The lacing at the front allows for a little more give and is therefore suitable for showjumping or eventing riders who are riding with a flexed ankle and shorter stirrup length required for work over fences and obstacles.

The elastic side boot is also commonly used in Australia as a riding boot and dress boot. They are part of the required attire in Australian Stock Horse turnout competitions and for Pony Club riding.

Zip-on boots, with a zipper running down the front, are easier to be put on and off without the need for boot hooks or a boot jack.
Jodhpur boots have become a must-have item in every-riders household and are valued as a great alternative to tall riding boots, which many riders find too restrictive and uncomfortable. Jodhpurs have found their place in horse shows and competitions, casual riding, lessons and work around the stable.

ELT Paris, a German brand by Waldhausen known for their stylish range of clothing, now also have a great range of paddock boots in stock. Here are three examples currently popular with Australian riders. ELT jodhpur boots are made from high quality leather and come with a Hi-Comfort sole and wide cast. Contact your saddlery today for a pair in your size.


ELT Comfort
Jodhpur boots with zip front and elastic sides.
Colours: Black and Dark Chestnut
European sizes: 36 – 46
$149.95


ELT Elegance
Jodhpur boots with laces, padded cuff and small elastic insert at the back of the ankle.
Colours: Black and Dark Chestnut
European sizes: 36 – 46
$149.95


ELT San Remo
All weather boot, ideal for those long winter wet months, all leather upper and synthetic sole, Brown only
European sizes: 36 – 44
$229


By the way, jodhpur pants and boots were both named after the city of Jodhpur in the Rajastan region of India. The people in that region wore pants similar to the riding trousers used today, thus they continue to carry the name, as do the boots frequently worn with them.












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