Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest

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Product Summary:

Tipperary Ride-Lite Multi-Discipline Safety Vest

The perfect choice for the beginner or recreational rider! The dual density padding system provides superior shock absorption and impact reduction, while the short-backed style allows for exceptional protection and comfort. A zipper front with adjustable waist and shoulder straps ensure a custom fit.


  • 4-way twist molded channel system for maximum airflow and flexibility
  • Removable liner for easy washing
Item Specifications:

Royal Blue, Black, Navy

Youth: XS, S, M, L
Adult: XS, S, M, L, TS, TM, TL

Downloadable Resources
Click Here for Sizing GuideRide-Lite Adult Sizing Guide
Click Here for Sizing GuideRide-Lite Youth Sizing Guide
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Adult Large Black E001430 ALG BLK 1009-08 L BLTA
Adult Large Navy E001430 ALG NVY 1009-08 L NATA 840189005263
Adult Large Royal Blue E001430 ALG RYL 1009-08 L RBTA 840189005287
Adult Medium Black E001430 AMD BLK 1009-08 M BLTA 840189005300
Adult Medium Navy E001430 AMD NVY 1009-08 M NATA 840189005331
Adult Medium Royal Blue E001430 AMD RYL 1009-08 M RBTA 840189005355
Adult Small Black E001430 ASM BLK 1009-08 S BLTA 840189005379
Adult Small Navy E001430 ASM NVY 1009-08 S NATA 840189005409
Adult Small Royal Blue E001430 ASM RYL 1009-08 S RBTA 840189005423
Adult Tall Large Black E001430 ATL BLK 1009-08 TL BLTA 840189010274
Adult Tall Large Navy E001430 ATL NVY 1009-08 TL NATA 840189010281
Adult Tall Large Royal Blue E001430 ATL RYL 1009-08 TL RBTA 840189005461
Adult Tall Medium Black E001430 ATM BLK 1009-08 TM BLTA 840189005706
Adult Tall Medium Navy E001430 ATM NVY 1009-08 TM NATA 840189005492
Adult Tall Medium Royal Blue E001430 ATM RYL 1009-08 TM RBTA 840189005508
Adult Tall Small Black E001430 ATS BLK 1009-08 TS BLTA 840189005874
Adult Tall Small Navy E001430 ATS NVY 1009-08 TS NATA 840189010311
Adult Tall Small Royal Blue E001430 ATS RYL 1009-08 TS RBTA 840189005553
Adult XSmall Black E001430 AXS BLK 1009-08 XS BLTA 840189005584
Adult XSmall Navy E001430 AXS NVY 1009-08 XS NATA 840189005614
Adult XSmall Royal Blue E001430 AXS RYL 1009-08 XS RBTA 840189005638
Youth Large Black E001430 YLG BLK 1009-30 YL BLTA 840189006031
Youth Large Navy E001430 YLG NVY 1009-30 YL NATA 840189006024
Youth Large Royal Blue E001430 YLG RYL 1009-30 YL RBTA 840189006048
Youth Medium Black E001430 YMD BLK 1009-30 YM BLTA 840189006062
Youth Medium Navy E001430 YMD NVY 1009-30 YM NATA 840189006116
Youth Medium Royal Blue E001430 YMD RYL 1009-30 YM RBTA 840189006130
Youth Small Black E001430 YSM BLK 1009-30 YS BLTA 840189006154
Youth Small Navy E001430 YSM NVY 1009-30 YS NATA 840189006185
Youth Small Royal Blue E001430 YSM RYL 1009-30 YS RBTA 840189006208
Youth XSmall Black E001430 YXS BLK 1009-30 YXS BLTA 840189006222
Youth XSmall Navy E001430 YXS NVY 1009-30 YXS NATA 840189006253
Youth XSmall Royal Blue E001430 YXS RYL 1009-30 YXS RBTA 840189006284

Product Reviews by Customers

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adult Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest
I love this vest for everyday riding and I will wear it in the ring because this year I turned 70 and would like the protection. I purchase it in Black so it won't stand out in the ring.
May 21, 2018
7 months ago
Nice vest
I like the vest for trail riding. I feel protected but not restricted. I no longer jump nor ride at speed so I don't need a higher rated vest.
February 27, 2018
1 year ago
Not Great
I have an old Tipperary eventing vest and wanted something new for a schooling show. I didn't really want to spend $350 on the more expensive vest so I thought I would try this one out. When I received it in the mail I thought it looked nice and professional, however when I put it on the foam padding is cheap and was very squeaky and noisy. Literally with any kind of movement this vest made all kinds of noise, made it feel super cheap.... the vest also cuts in more on the chest area so it has way less coverage than my other vest. Also it's not ASTM/SEI Certified. I ended up returning this and purchased the Tipperary Adult Eventer Pro Vest for $349 and I can't be more happy with my purchase! It's more comfortable and fits snug and the foam padding is of much better quality and it doesn't make any noise at all when I move. I figured in the long run it's best to just spend the money on a better product than to spend half the cost for something cheap!
April 27, 2017
So far so good!!
I like the vest ,for the following reasons, it is comfortable even in 90 plus temps ( in New Mexico, dry climate) you do not feel hot wearing it, but when you take it off, you will be wet with sweat on your shirt. That is perfectlyOK with me. Easy to adjust velcro side straps, to tighten or loosen the vest to fit you. Stays clean for a long time, (be sure to hang it to dry after a ride, wash by hand in cool water, mild soap if needed. CONS:I can see the velcro straps will wear out quickly, because you have to release and tighten them before and after your ride. because the zipper is VERY lite duty for the the job!! They should have put a much heavier duty zipper in the vest.
August 6, 2016
Good for the value
The vest runs a bit large, but is completely adjustable, so fitting shouldn't be an issue for anyone. It's not bulky or heavy, you almost don't even notice it. The only drawback is that it's not ASTM certified.
August 3, 2016
My daughter needed something for her first hunter pace and this was perfect. My only complain is I was not 100% sure if the fit was correct at first but after some playing around with the velcro straps they made it easy to adjust.
July 21, 2016
Well constructed vest
Used by a small 8 yr old, ordered a small is a bit big but able to adjust the straps so it fits okay. Did take a tumble off our pony whilst wearing this , was winded but no injury, she likes to ride in it.
July 11, 2016
No features
I am waiting for a credit because too flimsy. Did not see any safety value at all.

Comfort: 1
July 9, 2015
We are pleased with the product. It fit my daughter like I thought it would, so that is good.

Comfort: 5
April 22, 2015
Love this vest.
As a horse trainer I ALWAYS reccomend that my young students ride in protective vests, for every ride. As a mother my children ride in protective vests every time. The pice for a vest is much less than than the cost of broken bones or lacerated organs. This vest is realtivley comfortable (considering what it is, lol) and I have no trouble getting my children to ride in it.

Comfort: 4
March 27, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
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great price great fit and right for my needs
Darcy h on Nov 8, 2016
Fit and comfort is why I chose this vest. If it dosen't fit or is unconfortable ridders won't wear it.
Carl D on Aug 28, 2014
great price great fit and right for my needs
Darcy h on Nov 8, 2016
I guess I could have done more research and gotten one which is certified, but it didn't seem important. Maybe this vest works just as well, which is what I'm hoping, but I have no proof and hope I never do!
Joan S on Dec 27, 2014
Fit and comfort is why I chose this vest. If it dosen't fit or is unconfortable ridders won't wear it.
Carl D on Aug 28, 2014
Safety. My children love to ride & i love my children!!!!!
J C on Apr 5, 2014
I guess I could have done more research and gotten one which is certified, but it didn't seem important. Maybe this vest works just as well, which is what I'm hoping, but I have no proof and hope I never do!
Joan S on Dec 27, 2014
Safety. My children love to ride & i love my children!!!!!
J C on Apr 5, 2014
Is the Tipperary Ride Light vest BETA approved?
Rick K on Aug 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: From what I can tell this vest is not BETA approved.

However, for those of us who don't need that level of security, it is well made; it is comfortable because it has adjustments at the shoulders and sides.
Does the adult large fit a busty woman who usually wears an XL?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can only tell you that I am a 38B in a bra size and when riding (as today) in cooler weather, I have on a turtleneck and sweatshirt under the vest, so that would add some more space. I do like the vest, and it has given me decent protection when I have been bounced off a few times by my somewhat unpredictable horse.
How do you determine the right size for this item ?
Stef W on Aug 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I know my shirt size runs from a small to medium depending. I am a little busty, so went with the medium, knowing the vest has Velcro adjusters. It was the perfect choice! Hope this helps!
Does this protect your tailbone?
Erika P on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not the full tail bone. You'd have to partially sit on something to do that which would interfere with the saddle. It comes down into the back pocket area and is just above the back of the saddle.
Better to buy larger or smaller if you measure in-between sizes?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Larger. The sides of the vest are velcro so there is room to tighten. This way it will fit longer too. Excellent vest and comfortable and light weight. Best purchase I made
Does the back of the vest interfere when riding on a western saddle?
Brigitte M on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have not had any trouble and mostly ride western. It can make you sit up straighter. Only other trouble is can run a little large is seizing. It has more than enough adjustment on the side
Is this vest certified?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would contact State Line and ask them. The vest site says that it is certified however the comments say that it is not.
Does the youth size have thicker padding than the adult size?
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure but would not think you need thicker padding, just be sure it fits. I like my vest very much and use it when training my young horses.