And too very important, from where you buy? If it's small store at not expensive place,everything will cost there less price,but if you go where they pay big renting of land and renting of store,there ofcourse price will be very up, if even the same quality and brand!!
Probably name brands and they are ‘equestrian clothing’ so many people buy into the idea that you can only buy those clothes. Like you can’t wear leggings from meijer that costed $15 instead you have to wear breeches from tailored sportsman that costed $210
I'm sure it has something to do with the material. If you think about it the material must be nice looking but also very durable. My grand mother makes my show outfits and the material can cost hundreds of dollars. Also most good riding clothes are made by hand or is to a point.
Well I think it has to do with the fact that riding horses was always a rich families thing (maybe 50 years ago), they wore fancy clothes and boots, they attended to fancy events, etc. So I believe that the prices came from there, to keep it a elitist sport!
Nowadays you have more accessibility to riding, schools and so much more offer! Some prices dropped, but you still have a lot of expensive stuff!
Hope it helps
I dont know if there is a real reason. But for me being as extra as I am think that they want us even more broke than we are(ik not all equestrians are low on but but🤷🏼♀️) and when we see new stuff we just want more and we spend the money that we don’t have😂