Our show chaps are made at our facility here in the USA. They and are built with quality USA tanned leather and made with heavy duty USA made zippers. They are in-stock and ready to ship in sizes Xsmall through Xlarge.
Why show chaps? The "show chap" or "equestrian chap" is a full length chap with a zipper closure. It is similar to a western shotgun chap with the except that it is made with a "dropped heel" like the cutting chap. The dropped heal conceals the riders spurs and heel so the riders “cues” can’t easily be seen. Show chaps also normally have a longer fringe. Our standard fringe length for a show chap is 8". This chap is not normally worn for pleasure riding because the dropped heal will drag on the ground when walking, however, the dropped heal can be trimmed off for pleasure riding.
Available leather: They are made in both black suede and sand suede leathers in the 4-4.5 ounce weight range. The suede leather can be easily cleaned with a brush.
Size adjustment: The backbelt is doubled and stitched and is attached with conchos. It is adjustable larger by 2" and can be adjusted smaller if more holes are punched. The front belts are 3/4" doubled and stitched suede leather and are also adjustable. Since both the front and back belts are adjustable, it gives the wearer maximum flexibility for rotating the show chap leg to the best fitting position while adjusting to the proper hip size.
The thigh and calf are not adjustable so make certain that you select the correct upper thigh size that allowes some extra space for comfort.
Order information: Please view all available photos when looking at the details of the individual chaps. All the information is available that you will need to select your chap and the correct size. Several photos available when you "click on" or select an individual chap. There are photos of the show chaps, a photo of measuring instructions, and a photo with the chap dimensions.
We have made every effort to make your selection process as easy as possible, but if you still have questions, or if you want us to help you through the sizing process them give us a call at 208-785-8963.
Stock sizes - X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, and X-large
How to measure for show chaps
Size details of show chaps
Specifications - basic show with no added options:
Leather - 4 to 4.5 ounce suede
Top yoke - 4 to 4.5 ounce suede
Side yoke - no side yoke
Front belt - doubled & stitched suede with 40-T buckle.
Back belt - adjustable 1.5" doubled & stitched, attached with two conchos.
Zipper - 3/4" heavy duty zipper, made in USA.
Fringe - 8"
Thread - black nylon #135
For additional cost, change conchos. Custom sizes can be made if a standard size won't work for you.