Maya Schneider is making an impact, in and out of the saddle. The amateur jumper rider is a psychiatric nurse practitioner by trade, but she also sits on the USHJA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and the American Horse Council DEI Task Force; and is a manager on the @BlackEquestrians Instagram account.
Maya can be found in her Weather Or Not Equestrian breeches, both when riding and doing pilates outside.
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How do you like to style your WON breeches?
I like to style my black breeches with my favorite sunshirts, my WON T-shirt, or a sweater if it’s cooler.
Do you consider them rain breeches or suited for all weather conditions?
I think they are suited for all weather conditions. I never thought there’d be a reason to be disappointed by not riding in the rain!
What is your favorite feature or attribute of the WON breeches?
I love that they’re waterproof and stain resistant. I haven’t been able to pour wine on white or tan breeches yet, but love that you are more likely to stay clean at a horse show in these breeches. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the placement of the cell phone pocket, but I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn’t feel my phone's presence once I started riding.
What has surprised you about the WON breeches?
I am surprised by how comfortable they are on hot days.
What does the fabric feel like?
The fabric is comfortable and has a good amount of stretch. I really like the grip on the inside of the waistband to help shirts stay tucked in. They aren’t compression fabric like some other brands I wear, and they loosen up a little after wearing them—but not so much so that they get saggy in the wrong places.
Do they feel like rain jacket material?
They don’t feel like rain jacket material at all! The only indication of rain material is that they make a little more noise when walking (if, like me, your thighs touch) than my other breeches.
Do you like the grip on the knee patch?
The knee patches are great and super sticky!
How is the customer service experience?
Every interaction I’ve had with WON has been great, and I can't wait to meet Rachel in person!