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Essex Classics Introduces Full-Zip Sweater Collection

Flexibility is a key component in the life of an equestrian athlete.


There’s a significant element of unpredictability when it comes to working with horses, and often there isn’t much time given to react.


That short seven strides walked on course rides a little longer than expected. Your horse pulls a shoe in the schooling area. The weather changes from the time you got on.


That was the inspiration behind Cathy Sacher’s latest design for Essex Classics, the industry leader in cutting edge show shirts and sweaters. This fall, Essex introduced a brand new collection of full-zip sweaters. “Allie” features a cardigan design with a high mock neck ribbed collar, while “Lexi” introduces Essex’s first ever hoodie.


“We’ve had our Trey quarter zip and v-neck sweaters for a few years now, but I wanted to design something that would give riders the flexibility of having a layer that could be more easily removed while wearing a helmet,” said Sacher, Essex’s founder and owner. “Changing your clothing in the saddle has to be convenient and easy to do. Our new sweaters have two-way zippers, with an easy-to-grasp zipper pull.”