After 20 years in business, Kingsland sets out to be not only a trusted and renowned supplier of rider apparel, but also for rugs. “We have had great success with our saddle pads and horse gear accessories, and we have had several great rugs over the years. Now we have updated our Classic rugs to complement our selection and reach an even broader demand”, says Horse Gear designer Katrine Berge Klekken.  What started out with identifying the needs and potential, 

around three years ago, as accumulated in a collection of three ranges, -Primary, Wool Evolution and Top Notch as well as accessories. We have discussed, tested and collaborated with numerous of our sponsored riders and stables, as well as with our whole sellers and sales agents to find the necessary direction of the project, -like what styles are needed in every stable, what fabrics has the necessary properties and what is the perfect fitting.


Fitting, fitting and fitting
“The most crucial focuses throughout this work, has been fitting, followed by quality. -How can we assure that a rug fulfils every demand, both from the horse’s and the owner’s perspective? We know that one specific fitting, cannot be the perfect fit for all horses. As us human, horses come in ‘all shapes and sizes’ and we therefore need a variety of rugs,” informs Katrine Berge Klekken. There has been several fitting sessions. Developments has been done by keen equestrians who knows what they seek, as well as through visits and consultations with trusted suppliers to follow the progress with a close eye.

The design is kept true to what Kingsland is known for; -contemporary and classic, with dark navy as the only colour. The labelling is modest, but as each range has exceptional benefits and qualities, -let’s take a closer look at what now is available on stock;

The Wool Evolution rugs are technical wear for your horse. A special constructed 3-layer, technical wool-mix fabric ensures high performance and heat regulation. Our long-term sponsored riders insured us that these are MUST HAVE products in a rug collection. These are extremely durable products and our riders still use them every day, -after 10 years! This range of rugs deserves focus and attention!  

Why wool, you might think? Wool is not only for horses living in colder climates. Wool has extraordinary benefits like temperature control, anti-static and moisture management. The combination of the 3-layer fabric is unique and developed in close cooperation of our fabric supplier. Wool is insulating and helps the horse gain perfect temperature when being active or during transport. The fabric will never feel cold to the fur and transport any moisture away from the body. All our wool rugs are machine washable on 30˚c.    

Wool Evolution Transport/ Stable rug, (KLC-HGR-781) is as the naming implies, a smart multi-purpose rug. Perfect for transport, after washing, in the stable, under an insulated stable rug on cold days or as a liner under the turnout rug. The 3-layered thermo fabric with wicking functions is quick dry and acts with temperature control. The lining is anti-static whilst the surface has anti-slip qualities. The elastic tail string is adjustable, two cross-over surcingles and two front buckles helps the rug stay in place during activity. 

Wool Evolution Exercise rug, (KLC-HGR-780) is designed to use whilst riding. The half-rug has straps to easy secure the rug to the saddle and the elastic and adjustable tail string makes sure it stays in place. The 3-layered thermo fabric with wicking functions is quick dry and acts with temperature control. The lining is anti-static whilst the surface has anti-slip qualities.