I feel like the best thing I can do right now is to take advantage of every last minute of daylight, even better if I'm doing that on the trail with Bridget.
Asmar Equestrian City Jacket
I bought it in black so it will work on those rainy winter show days. Retail is $260 USD, but the Spruce Meadows Shop has it on sale for $182 CAD about ($135 US) plus they ship free and there is no provincial sales tax in AB. Still a bit of an investment for me, but doable for a nice waterproof coat.
Initial impressions: I LOVE this coat. It's lightweight, stretchy, breathable. and so far has kept me dry in some pretty rough weather. Perfect for our rainy, but not super cold climate. The fit is really flattering, in and out of the saddle. I've actually been wearing it more as an everyday coat than a riding coat though...it looks nicer on than my usual 'good' coat. The quality is really nice. There's a zipper on the back that you can easily unzip so it works really well to keep you comfortable and dry in the saddle. I also like the big collar/hood - it makes me feel super cozy. Honestly, I am not a wealthy person, but if this coat lasts (which I think it will!) I'd say it's worth even full price....it goes with everything and it's functional too. I can justify it by saying it's my riding/biking/hiking/grocery shopping/3 season/everyday/rainy day adventure coats all in one. Lots of value there, see? ;)