Meet the Shirts

Talent Yarn

Essex Classics Talent Yarn

Essex Classics Talent Yarn show shirts combine more than 30 years of tailoring expertise with state-of-the-art nanotechnology for a cool performance edge. Smart temperature-regulating Talent Yarn creates breathability and comfort, wicking moisture away from your skin and keeping you neat and dry.

Beacon Hill Talent Yarn

The shirts boast a flattering, tapered body fit in an easy, stretch pullover style, while the crisp cotton collar and cuffs are trimmed in signature Essex Classics style. A wide selection of show shirts, available in both long- and short-sleeves, feature the company’s most elaborate and creative patterns on these interior trims, creating an impeccable presentation in the ring.

Princess Seam

Coolmax® Princess Seam

The Coolmax® Princess Seam show shirt has its roots in equestrian tradition. These white shirts have a button-front and tall collar, along with modern features. A fitted contour body and princess seams create a slimming look, while smart Coolmax® fabric wicks moisture, keeping you comfortable and cool. Essex Classics’ Signature interior trim detail finishes a winning look.

Gingham Cotton Stretch Princess Seam

A fresh take on a classic look, the Isabel Gingham Cotton Stretch Princess Seam shirt features colorful ginghams, creating a bright, stylish look that is versatile enough to wear in both the show ring and around town. These shirts boast a tapered body fit and slimming princess seams, along with Essex Classic’s Signature interior trim.

Dora Fashion Shirts

Essex Classics ladies’ “Dora” fashion shirts capitalize on the company’s shirt making expertise to create a refined, timeless look outside of the show ring. A flattering tapered body silhouette is coupled with cool, stretch cotton comfort and smart trim detail. Button up and go from the horse show to town in effortless, equestrian inspired fashion.

Performance Shirts


Dusk Performance’s long-sleeve all-black and all-navy Dusk show shirts are made of performance moisture-wicking fabric, similar to that of Essex's popular Talent Yarn collection. Still designed with Essex's popular trim patterns, Dusk is both exceptionally breathable and easier for the busy equestrian to keep clean. Dusk also offers riders in the jumper ring that compete with safety vests to ride without a show coat (according to horse show-specific attire rules). Dusk is also available in grey with contrasting white on the collar and cuffs.


Luna is made with the same performance moisture-wicking fabric and under-sleeve mesh ventilation as Dusk, but its elegantly styled silhouette, with a white panel front and white collar and cuffs, characterize the design. Under a show coat, Luna hides its full-color body, maintaining the tradition that has long-

defined the style of the hunter and equitation divisions. When worn on its own, it offers a flattering feminine fit and has a better chance of staying clean throughout the day.


V-Neck & Quarter Zip: Trey

Create the ultimate layered look with Essex Classics sweaters. An extra-fine gauge knit ensures lightweight warmth and all-season comfort, while innovative yarns add cool climate control and moisture wicking performance. Elbow patches and contrast tipping detail add a refined level of elegance to the Essex Classics Trey sweaters, available in both V-neck and quarter zip.

Funnel Neck: Charlize

Lightweight and luxurious, “Charlize” funnel neck sweaters are woven in a natural fiber merino wool and cotton blend that offers comfort and warmth year-round. This exceptionally soft and smooth sweater boasts a gently fuller cut with contrast color seams and a kangaroo pocket.

Crewneck: Luca

The Luca crewneck sweater is knit of naturally breathable cotton with a touch of luxurious cashmere in a relaxed fit. Details include front center seam, open side vent, and contrast color cuffs and side seam piping for a signature quality Essex Classics finish.

Shirts For a Cause

Essex Classics’ charity shirts support incredible causes in the equestrian community. A portion of the proceeds from every sale of an Essex Classics charity shirt benefits deserving charities.

Danny and Ron’s Rescue

Since 2005, Danny and Ron’s Rescue has rehabilitated and placed more than 11,000 dogs in loving homes. Founded by longtime equestrians Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, who have turned their own home into a safe haven for dogs in need, the rescue was featured in the documentary film, “Life in the Doghouse.”

Green is the New Blue

Green is the New Blue is a non-profit that strives to reduce the environmental impacts of equine-related events and activities. Educating the equine industry about best practices for sustainability and ecological safety, Green is the New Blue provides horse show managers, farm owners and equestrian enthusiasts with easy-to-implement tools to incorporate green practices into their daily operations—making an impact that’s even greater than that of a blue ribbon.

The Peeps Foundation

Founded by professional hunter-jumper riders Josh Dolan and Alex Granato, The Peeps Foundation is dedicated to helping miniature horses in need. This non-profit organization rescues and rehomes minis in need of care and new homes as well as offers “The Sanctuary,” which provides long-term care for minis with special needs. The Peeps Foundation has rescued hundreds of minis, including dwarf minis, giving them the best shot at a healthy, sound life.