History & Values

While our core values are excellence and innovation, our mission statement is to provide high quality and stylish products with extreme protection and comfort for your horses during training and competition. With our own expertise, you can be certain that the protection, comfort and well-being of your horse always comes first.

When Kentucky Horsewear was established back in 2011, and yet it rapidly became the must-have brand for protective horse boots across all disciplines. Fast forward years later, we have more than 75 products in our collection and worldwide sales throughout Europe, Australia and the United States of America, among others.

Today we are proud to see Kentucky Horsewear products worn on some of the world’s very best horses competing in the most prestigious rings around the globe. Our rapid expansion and growth is in large thanks to our ambassadors. Together, we have created a brand that has become a reference among the world’s leading riders. To meet the needs of customers at the very top of the sport, we listen to them and take their advice.

Step by step, we keep on improving our existing products as well as inventing new products based on input from riders and grooms that use Kentucky Horsewear on a daily basis.

The brand name is a licence of the famous German clothing brand Kentucky Reitmoden established in 1961. Both companies are run separately and only share the same brand name, logo and distribution network worldwide. Our offices are based in Belgium, under young entrepreneur and chief executive officer Thomas Tuytens’ watchful eye.

Artificial Rabbit Skin Lining

Next to our famous artificial sheepskin, we developed an artificial rabbit skin that is mainly used as a lining for our horse rugs.

The artificial rabbit skin has some great advantages. It’s extremely soft which prevents the horses from getting rubs on the shoulders. Another great advantage is that the hairs don’t stick in the lining.

Thanks to the small and soft hairs, your horses get a shinier coat in the same way as they get polished with a woollen glove. The artificial rabbit skin also creates tiny air pockets that trap and retain the body heat. Because of the high warmth to weight ratio the artificial rabbit skin offers excellent comfort.

3D Spacer

We developed innovative 3D spacer shock absorbing material that is specially developed for the equestrian market with its specific requirements. The key elements for developing our 3D spacer shock absorbing material are:

             Breathable & Air permeable
             Shock absorbing
             Skin friendly
             Extremely light

These five unique elements have been mixed together with our 3D spacer shock absorbing material as a result. Thanks to its unique 3D technology, which is a honeycomb structure, it allows the body heat of the horse to go through as well as offering a cushioning effect, which is extremely comfortable.

The 3D spacer material is bounded with a perforated shock absorbing gel that protects the horse’s legs against strikes or blows.

Thanks to the combination of all these outstanding materials, our 3D spacer shock absorbing material is extremely performant whilst still being extremely light weight which enhances the comfort and performance of your horses.


We’ve created a brand new range of products that not only help treat numerous medical problems but also help to prevent a verse area of ailments. Commonly used by professionals and serious amateurs alike, the Kentucky Horsewear Recuptex range is a tack room and first aid essential unlike any other currently on the market place.

The Recuptex range is created from a patented 21st century fabric called Recuptex. Made from the finest stainless steel yarn in the world based on Bekaert Bekinox technology*, the weaving acts like a Faraday cage, reflecting the magnetic fields created inside the body. Preserving these fields stimulates blood circulation and oxygen flow in the horses’ legs which heals and both reduces swelling and inflammations and enables faster healing of micro-fractures.

This makes the Recuptex range ideal for treating horses with chronic arthritis problems or tendon problems, and helping to accelerate the recovery process in a natural and protective environment. Our Recuptex range is a trustworthy and highly technological range of product which no horse should be without.

*the Inox yarn is made by Bekaert, one of the biggest Belgian companies specializing in stainless steel products. Employing over 28.000 people, they have a turnover of 4,6 billion euros – giving reassurance to customers on the soundness behind technology.


We aim to provide excellent protection for your horses and we keep questioning ourselves about how to develop and improve our products. Thanks to the use of Solimbra on the outer shell of some of our boots, we can provide enhanced protection for your horses.

The laminated Solimbra outer offers all weather protection combined with extreme breathability. The fabric has been tested under the hardest conditions and continues to prove its worth in the field. The boots will not absorb water guaranteeing a lightweight and dry alternative to a heavy soaking boot.

D3O Shock-Absorbing Molecules

We aim to provide excellent protection for your horses and we keep questioning ourselves about how to develop and improve our products. Thanks to the use of D3O shock absorbing molecules within our boots, we can ensure the best protection for your horses.

D3O is a patented protective material which is used within protective clothing and footwear, including motorcycling clothing, sportswear, and even stunt apparel. It has been tested to the highest standards and is now included within our horse boots.

This technology has the ability to lock together on impact to absorb and disperse the force from a strike or blow, then instantly returns to its flexible state, keeping your horses’ legs safe.

D3O combines enhanced chemistry with product engineering to produce high performance shock absorption and impact protection solutions. Offering maximum flexibility and extremely comfortable for your horses, the D3O intelligent molecules provide the best protection currently on the market.

Artificial Sheepskin

Developed with the expertise of this company, our artificial sheepskin is better than real sheepskin in every way. It is attached to a knitted base and laminated to a suede fabric, both air permeable and breathable.

As soft and performant as real sheepskin, the artificial sheepskin has the great advantage to sustain many washes compared to the real one. We recommend to use the normal washing process at 30° and to let it dry outside.

Producing high quality artificial sheepskin actually costs more than real sheepskin. Our entire product range doesn’t contain any animal ingredients and this is worth the cost! We are 100% animal-friendly.

Imitation Leather

By using imitation leather, we accomplish the key values of our company: quality, durability and low maintenance.

Our imitation leather is waterproof and can therefore never be affected by water or dirt whereas real leather absorbs them. This prevents the imitation leather from cracking and drying out as well as changing colour. Specially made to sustain the washing machine at 30°, the imitation leather is easy to maintain as you can also simply clean it with water and a sponge.

It has excellent values for tear strength and a very high abrasive resistance and is also very resistant to puncture holes that can be caused by studs.

In comparison with real leather imitation leather weighs a lot less which ensures extra comfort and can also enhance the performance.

As it is extremely difficult to notice the difference between our imitation leather and real leather, our products can be matched with all other tack!

We are 100% animal friendly. Our entire product range doesn’t contain any animal ingredients. We stand for excellence in horse equipment and we don’t wish to develop products while harming other animals. This is one of the reasons why we work with artificial sheepskin and imitation leather.

Horse, rider and groom can only benefit from using our imitation leather products!