You probably crave a connection to technology when you saddle up. Whether it’s to capture that perfect “view from the top” photo for Instagram or to have a phone for emergencies when hitting the trails, cell phone storage can be tricky. Smart phones are often too bulky for a slim breech pocket or tight riding jeans. Luckily fanny packs have made a comeback and hands-free storage is on trend, and therefore equestrian brands are taking cues, designing popular belt bags made for the multi-tasking horse girl.
Rock a one-of-a-kind vintage serape bag from TOTeM Salvaged. This is a handmade piece, crafted on an adjustable belt. This bag is perfect for the western rider who wants something that’s not like the rest.
This beautiful leather belt bag is another perfect option for the western rider. Silver studs, a pop of turquoise and braided leath-er tassel details makes this bag an eye-catching accessory.
Made from the ﬁ nest vegan leather, this minimalist clutch is available in two colors: Saddle and Dressage Black. Simply slide the clutch onto your favorite Ruespari belt and adjust the placement to the front or back. It’s guaranteed not to bounce around while you ride. $98.00; www.ruespari.com
Free X Rein’s hip bag is available in three sizes and two colors, Azure and Onyx. It comes with the option for a monogram and its own adjustable strap. This beautiful bag will certainly turn heads. The large bag comes with three slots for credit cards and ﬁts most phones with ease. Starting at $295.00; www.freexrein.com
This faux leather bag is an affordable option for around the barn. It features an adjustable belt, several zipper pouches, embossed ﬂoral design and running horse patch. The pouch is roomy enough for your cell phone, treats, keys and more.
The Ride Holster in black from Atelier CG is an elegant and practical hip bag with high-fashion ﬂair. The spacious design is perfect for the rider who doesn’t want to be without their phone and more. Take this bag on a trail ride or run errands with it. The bag features two separate zipper compartments and an adjustable shoulder or belt strap. It’s made from soft and durable Dakota leather.
Say hello to this Purple Grand Prix Wristlet from Black Knight. The wristlet comes with several options to personalize it. Add a nameplate in black or silver. Simply attach the wristlet to any belt for hands-free storage at the barn on in the saddle. Add a chain to built-in hooks to create a stylish clutch when not at the barn.
Starting at $80.00; www.blackknightaccessories.com
The Sandra clutch from Ruespari goes from saddle to street in three ways. Attach it to your belt, carry it as a clutch or attach it to a chain. The vegan leather clutch is available in three fun shades: Mulled Wine, Spice and Evergreen.
This article on equestrian fanny packs appeared in the March 2020 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine. Click here to subscribe!