Equilibrium Tri-Zone Over Reach Boots
Collect in Store (Free) - Our Store situated in Elwick TS27 3EL is open 7 days a week. Once your order is ready for collection we will contact you via text or email to let you know.
UK Standard Delivery £4.50 – (FREE on purchases over £45.00) - We aim to have your parcel to you within 1-5 working days (Mon - Fri). If you live in Highlands and Islands or Northern Ireland delivery may take 1-2 days longer.
UK Express Delivery £7.50 – (£4.50 on purchases over £45.00) We provide a 24hr express service on many items if order is placed before 3pm Monday to Friday. Items and quantity available for Express Delivery are identified to you on the relevant product pages along with basket and checkout pages. We will dispatch your parcel on a 24hr next business day service (Mon - Fri) using courier or Royal Mail. Some Highlands and Islands areas only allow for a 48hr service.
Part Ship – We provide a Part Ship option at checkout should your basket contain both items available for Express Delivery and other items only available for Standard Delivery. If you choose the Part Ship option we will dispatch available Express Items on a next business day express service and follow on with other items on our UK Standard Delivery.
Long or Bulky Item Charge, UK Deliveries – Long or Bulky items are identified to you as Bulky on product, basket and checkout pages. These are outside of standard parcel network dimension limits so incur an additional charge of £4.50. Maximum of one bulky item charge is applied per order.
For further information, please see our UK and International delivery information page here
Long or Bulky items as well as liquids and pressurized containers cannot be shipped to overseas destinations. Read more.
Europe Zone 1 £12.00 - Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands,
Europe Zone 2 £16.00 - Republic of Ireland, Denmark. Austria, Finland, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Channel Islands
Europe Zone 3 £29.00 - Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Swizerland, Lichtenstein
Europe Zone 4 £35.00 - Gibraltar, Lithuania, Romania
Rest of the World - Quote Me
We aim to offer the best possible service along with rates for delivery to anywhere in the world. If your address at checkout is outside of Europe you will see the Rest of the World – Quote Me option for £4.50. Once your order has been received and is ready to ship we will weigh and measure your parcel and search for the best possible price, then email a PayPal invoice for the remaining delivery cost.
Should you wish to have a cost before placing your order please contact us via email with a list of the items you would like and your address.
Deliveries outside of EU - Any applicable UK Vat is removed from your order totals at checkout.
We will always attempt to keep the size/volume and delivery cost of your parcel to a minimum, as well as not sacrificing the protection of items in transit.
Peace of mind, 28 Day returns, money back guarantee
You can shop with the peace of mind that items can be returned to us if they are unsuitable. Whether the size is wrong or you just don't like the colour or style, just return any of your items within 28 days of receiving them for either a refund, credit on your account or exchange for another item.
For more information about our returns policy and procedure please see our returns information page here
The information on this page is subject to our main terms and conditions.
It’s the little design features that makes our Tri-Zone Over Reach boots a market leader and popular tack room staple with an anti-spin heel button, a robust Kevlar type material strike pad and shaped heel areas for the perfect fit.
Carefully designed and long lasting, our Tri-Zone Over Reach boots are now the preferred choice of many international riders. Suitable for a wide range of uses from show jumping, cross country, hacking and turnout.
By selecting hard wearing materials known for their advanced technical properties the Tri-Zone Over Reach boot is robust and highly protective.
Available in two adjustable sizes to suit a vast array of horses and ponies.
Tested to the Limits
As riders, we protect our most vital areas (head and torso) with riding hats, body protectors and more recently air jackets. Rider protective equipment is subjected to extensive testing to meet standards and regulations and we believe that as a vital part of your horse, protective boots for your horse’s legs should undergo a similar testing process.
Tri-Zone Over Reach boots go through a unique 3-phase testing process giving you confidence that you are choosing the best leg protection for your horse. Materials are carefully selected to provide maximum protection but without being bulky, heavy and not make your horses legs hot and sweaty. Each individual layer in the Tri-Zone Over Reach boot is researched and sourced for their advanced technical properties and tested in an independent laboratory before it goes anywhere near a horse’s leg.
What Materials Do We Use?
Protection is concentrated where it is needed, at the heel. This area is made from non-PVC Kevlar type fabric, which is exceptionally tough and highly resistant to abrasion.
The outer fabric is ballistic PU Nylon, which is very hard-wearing, waterproof and rot-proof.
The inner layer of EVA foam is used as a shock absorber in the Tri-Zone Over Reach boots.
EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) is a material which is tough and flexible even at low temperatures. It has a number of uses in various different states and forms including in ski boots, bicycle saddles, hockey pads, wakeboard boots and shock absorbers in sports shoes.
What is the Testing Process?
Testing Phase 1
In the same laboratory that test standards of riding hats and body protectors, Tri-Zone Over Reach boots are safety tested to their limits for their ability to withstand concussion and penetration.
For concussion and penetration the testing is carried out using a custom made test rig consisting of a tower from which either a blunt hammer or a cutting blade is dropped onto the boots in a controlled fashion. The weight of the blade and hammer are fixed and different forces are applied to the boots by varying the height from which they were dropped onto the boots. Boots were hit with forces ranging from 1.25 to 20 Joules. These forces were chosen as being those likely to occur in the horse during exercise, for example when hitting obstacles or over-reaching. Here we used a carrot at 5 joules to replicate the soft tissue in a horses’ leg hitting an obstacle.
Adding even small amounts of weight to the end of the leg in the form of a boot significantly increases the effort the horse must make to run and can also alter the stride characteristics. Some boots can double in weight if the horse is being exercised in the rain, on wet ground or going through water. This can seriously affect stamina and performance. We design and test our boots to minimise water absorption, excess weight but without compromising on protection.
Testing Phase 2
The boots then undergo trials by an extensive tester panel of horse owners and riders who test them for the fit, comfort, ease of use and washing to ensure we have not only a safe product but one that people can easily use and trust.
Testing Phase 3
Finally the boots go through the rigorous test of being used all day, every day on busy competition yards by teams of professional riders. The Tri-Zone Over Reach boots are worn either at home or at competitions by an array of Olympic riders, world champions and top producers.