Equipad is an Australian based equestrian wear brand created out of our inate passion for horses and the sport of equestrian. Ever since our conception in 2015, we have been dedicated to creating real wear for real riders (and their steeds).
who is equipad?
real wear for real riders
what defines a real rider is not anything that can be seen, but rather, something that can be felt. it's how they make others feel, how they treat their horse and as a whole, their perspective on riding and equestrian sports.
someone that truly cares
they care about their horse, other riders, the environment and so much more.
putting the horse first
they will always put their horses health, happiness and wellbeing before anything else.
always uplifting others
they uplift other riders, they understand everyone is on their own riding journey, whatever that may look like
passionate and dedicated
young or old, they embrace their riding journey with the same passion as if it's the day they started
we're not here to be the same
we believe rider wear should be equal parts comfortable, durable, flattering and just down-right rideable. after years of conceptulation we released our first rider range in 2020.
founded in 2015
the concept of Equipad was started in 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. founded by life-long equestrian, Katie-lea Quigley (hi 👋) out of my childhood bedroom.
our first products
we started by creating saddle pads with a point of difference. our initial drop included our limited edition fluffly lined pad closely followed by our beach collection
we started to evolve
between the years 2015 to 2019 we released only a handful of products, however we knew we wanted to take this further and there was more meaning to be discovered for the brand.
we took it international
in early 2019, we decided to visit various international factories to verify their working conditions, meet the people making our products and approve their practices before we continued to work together.
we knew with our new path and vision that we needed and equally as representive brand and with that, came our bring rebrand. brining in our new logos, website and more.
the rider wear release
in 2020 we released our first collection of matching horse and rider wear. a big feat for a small brand like ours, releasing in a economically uncertain time, it was a hit!
recycled base layers
after the success of our dawn blue & dusk grey collection soon followed our recycled base layers. our first step towards incorporating recycled materials wear into our products
recycled saddle pads
after various releases, we knew it was time to do something about our saddle pads. in late 2022 we launched our updated style "the recycled saddle pad" made in part with natural & recycled fibres.
for the first time we ventured out of our home town and down to melbourne for Equitana 2022. we got to meet so many customers, gather feedback and introduce so many new riders to our mission and brand.
the journey continues
we are excited to embrace 2023 with bigger ideas, a bigger team and new ambitions. we look forward to seeing what this year brings for our community and brand.
♻ we're not perfect, but we're trying to be.
recycled horse & rider wear
as apart of our initiative to create a better world for you and your horse, we're always working towards incorporating recycled textiles and materials into every product we make.
compostable & recycled packaging
where possible, we will always incorporate the use of compostable and recycled packaging where possible. this includes our compostable mailers, recycled order cards, recycled pollastic mailers and more.
in house practices
outside of what you can see, we're always working to improve our in-house practices. this includes recycling plastics, dedicated seperated recyling bins and reducing paper usage. not to mention, having our very own veggie and composting patch!
✬ the future is bright
our core focus
we're here to change the landscape of equestrian wear. we beleive your riding clothes should be carefully crafted for the physically demanding equestrian lifestyle.
recycled & rider-tech fabric
we aim to continue to source, customised and redesign the rider-tech fabrics you know and love all while utilisting recycled and sustainable natural fibres where possible.
we've had a lot of demands and with that, we plan to continue to expand our range. more sizes, more variety, more for every rider, regardless of age, gender or discipline. stay tuned!
want to chat?
send us an email to info@equipadequestrian and we'd love to answer your questions and chat more about Equipad!