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Why You Should Choose Secchiari


The Secchiari boot company is a family owned business, which means their reputation and pride is represented in their company’s products.  In 1950, Stivaleria Secchiari was founded by Alfredo and Emilia Secchiari in Le Marche, Italy. With almost 70 years of experience, from 3 generations, they have mastered the art of boot making. Today, they still use the traditional marksmanship with the highest quality of leather. This makes Secchiari a top pick for equestrians around the world.

Logo Secchiari Italian Boots
Logo Secchiari Italian Boots

No. 1 Quality

Stivaleria Secchiari prides itself on the quality and durability of the leather that they use in their Italian boots. They hand pick out the leather they use in all the boots and accessories in Tuscany, Italy to ensure it’s to the highest of standards. Secchiari’s have a softer feel than most boots allowing you to keep close contact with your horse while being extremely durable. The soles of the boots and shoes are hand sewn and glued on. This makes the soles last longer compared to other companies which just use one method. The boots are more form fitting compared to others allowing for minimal “breaking in” time. They also have an elastic hidden along the zipper which gives the boot extra stretch for a perfect fit. These two features combined reduces the amount of wrinkles in the leather giving you a sleek, professional look. 

Secchiari Riding Field Boots with Laces Model 100 Classic
Secchiari Riding Field Boots with Laces Model 100 Classic

No. 2 Options

Secchiari has a variety of “off the shelf” options from short boots and chaps to dress boots. Some of the featured tall boot models that they offer include the Zues which is a men’s showjumping model featuring a fancy stitching on the front. They also have this model in womens, Athena. Another jumping boot they offer is their field boot with laces. Their most popular dressage model is Roma, which is a sleek design featuring the hidden elastic, a rigid leather on the outer part of the boot but a soft leather inside.  

The short boots and chaps that they offer are beautifully crafted to give you the look of a tall boot. The most popular short boots are similar in style to the Zues and Athena. With a fancy stitching design on the front with elastic on each side of the zippers, comfort, quality and durability are wrapped into one. They offer this short boot in both men’s and women’s. These short boots are designed with a snap on half chap made with soft and durable leather offering a reinforced inside. These half chaps and boots are made with the highest quality calfskin allowing for almost no break in time. They also offer the chaps and boots in a more simple and classic design. 

Secchiari Paddock Short Boots Grand Prix Elastic - Black
Secchiari Paddock Short Boots Grand Prix Elastic – Black

No. 3 Custom Orders

The options are endless when it comes to the customization of Secchiari boots. They offer an abundant amount of colors from patent to antique finish, with tons of ways to customize from the toe to the crown. Secchiari bootmakers will create your customized dream boots. One custom model offered is the Columbian Luxury Leather Top. This boot features your choice of boot color, toe and heel color and the option for front laces. Tack N Rider also provides customized measurements to have a boot that fits like a glove and looks anyway you’d like. The best part about a custom Secchiari boot is that it only takes 6 – 8 weeks for delivery. Compared to other companies which have a wait time of up to 6 months.

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown with Brown Croc Top and Heel
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown with Brown Croc Top and Heel


Overall, Stivaleria Secchiari is unique and elite. This traditional family owned company offers the best craftsmanship, quality, and versatility and it is at the forefront of bootmakers for equestrians around the globe. 

Secchiari Athena Black
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New Tucci Show Jumping Boots for 2016

Tucci Harley Field Boots in Brown

We are pleased to announce that in addition to Tucci Dressage Boots, we now carry the Tucci Boots for Show Jumping as well. There are two very exciting models of tall boots and paddock boots mini-chaps combinations for the 2015-16 season.

Tucci is a very well established name in the riding boots space. Given our philosophy of offering the very best selection, Tucci fit the bill perfectly. The company has an unwavering focus on bringing the most stylish riding boots that are comfortable and reliable. All the Tucci boots (including the short/paddock boots) are handmade in Italy.

New Models for 2016

New season means new boot models. Tucci has announced 2 new models for this upcoming season:

  1. Harley Field Boots

Classic styling with a modern touch define this good looking boot. It performs as good as it looks. The pseudo-lace area gives it a clean look with superb support for the foot. These are the boots that Scott Brash uses. Made from high quality Italian nappa leather. Features elastic and rear zipper. Extra padding in high pressure points.


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The Harley Field Boots comes in 4 colors: Black, Navy, Brown and Red

Tucci Harley Field Boots in Red
Tucci Harley Field Boots in Red

Tucci Harley Field Boots in Navy
Tucci Harley Field Boots in Navy

Tucci Harley Field Boots in Brown
Tucci Harley Field Boots in Brown


2. Marilyn Dress Boots

The Marilyn Dress Boots comes in 3 colors.

Tucci Marilyn Dress Boots - Black, Red and Navy
Tucci Marilyn Dress Boots – Black, Red and Navy

Tucci Marilyn Dress Boots - Red Front View
Tucci Marilyn Dress Boots – Red Front View

Tucci Marilyn Dress Boots - Red Side View
Tucci Marilyn Dress Boots – Red Side View

Tucci Custom Means Full Custom (not semi)

Keep in mind that Tucci Custom means fully custom boots, not semi custom or another variation thereof. Fully Custom Boots take 6 to 8 weeks from order to delivery. That is why the Tucci measurement process for custom boots is lengthy and details. When it comes to custom boots, the key is in measuring correctly the first time. This is not a quick measurement of just the calf, height and shoe size. Tucci invests significant effort in training their dealers on how to measure correctly. This attention to adhering to the process pays dividends in the long run.

If you were looking for design inspiration or ideas on your own Tucci boots, browse our gallery of Custom Tucci Dressage Boots.

Happy Customers

When measured correctly the first time, custom boots fit the first time. Our customers are delighted. Their past experiences with custom boots have not been so smooth! Tucci goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Should the boot not fit initially, we work with Tucci on solutions. Tucci’s approach to custom boots (and boots in general) is different than other bootmakers. They look at each boot as an art form. Just like an art form needs perfection, each custom boot must receive the full attention of all the persons involved from start to finish. Whether that be the original dealer at your tack shop that measures you or the person that constructed your boot by hand.

Tell us about your TUCCITIME

Now, it is your turn to share your thoughts. What has been your experience? Have you ordered custom TUCCI Boots? Tell us in the comments below. We would love to hear your opinion, good or not-so-good.

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Introducing De Niro Paddock Boots – Stylish, Comfortable and Light weight

DeNiro Paddock Boots – Made In Italy

Ever wanted something more out of your paddock boots? You wear them everyday, all day long sometimes. Some boots are for mostly looks, other are for high performance, some provide better protection against the elements.

There are quite a few brands of paddock boots available. From the Ariats to Freejump, there is no dearth of paddock boots manufacturers. Why then would we introduce another brand of paddock boots, you ask.

About De Niro

The answer is simple. DeNiro Boot Company has been around for a while. In fact, they started manufacturing boots in 1981. When I say manufacturing, I mean in-house manufacturing, not overseas in some third party factory in China or India.  That is right, DeNiro Boots have and continue to be proudly Made In Italy. To this day, DeNiro produces handcrafted boots at its own factory, located in Lecce in the heel (no pun intended) of Italy. Who knows boots better than Italians ! They make some of the finest and sturdiest boots across the shoe industry. They claim to be “the most copied in the world”.

De Niro Paddock Boots are now available

See for yourself why this may be true. Here is a sneak peek at the new Paddock Boots by DeNiro Boot Company.

DeNiro Boots offer advanced Water Resistance, thanks to the Water Resistance Advanced Treatment (WRAT). The leather used in the WRAT treatment allows sweat in the form of water vapor to breath out. This prevents the water from outside to enter the inside of the shoe. Meaning your feet stay hygienically dry. The leather is antibacterial and absorbent. A series of micro holes are made on the leather insole to allow the ventilation.

DeNiro Paddock Boots Sole
DeNiro Paddock Boots Sole

The midsole is in totally natural leather, with a high sweat absorbent power. The rubber sole is an effective antislip and keeps maximum security and adherence, even under extreme conditions.

DeNiro Paddock Boots Close Up
DeNiro Paddock Boots Close Up

Italian styling at its best.  The YKK zipper provides a firm zipper. Special gel inserts on the ankle sides provide superb ankle protection.

Best of all, our introductory price of $189 makes these a great buy just in time for the new season. Where else can you get quality, Italian riding boots for under $200!

We are introducing these new riding boots, just before the start of the new season. So do not delay….order yours for only $189.00 today at TACKNRIDER or stop by the store anytime to try them.

Stay tuned for more new products coming soon!