Anique at the Scottsdale Arabian Show

The Anique team had the pleasure of being a part of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show earlier this year.

It was great to meet women from such a wide variety of backgrounds who use our sun shirts for work, play, and everything in between. From the desert sun in Scottsdale, AZ to the stunning beauty of Mongolia that serves as the backdrop for the Gobi Desert Cup, Anique’s sun shirts for women are the obvious choice for equestrians and athletes around the world. Much to our surprise, we discovered that our shirts are also worn by people from other walks of life including beekeepers and veterinarians. We also learned that many people end up buying as many as six shirts after they realize how incredible the first one is. We can’t blame them for wanting an Anique sun shirt for every day of training during the week, but it is still humbling to see people walking around the show that we’ve never met before wearing our shirts. We love attending events like the one in Scottsdale because we are able to make connections with our customers, and show people just how amazing Anique shirts are.

Why did the world need another sun shirt for women? 

The answer to this question is simple - before Anique, there wasn’t a single sun shirt on the market that effectively wicked away sweat while keeping the wearer cool, flattered the range of body types found in female athletes, and could withstand the hard work and long hours necessary for success in equestrian disciplines. Anique’s founder, Kelly Artz, was tired of shirts that were not functional, fit terribly, and could not keep up with the wear and tear that goes hand in hand with time spent in the barn, arena and other outdoor activities. Knowing that she was not the only woman facing these issues, Kelly set out to build a sun shirt for women that would be functional and fashionable. After a year of research and development, Anique’s Women’s Signature Quarter Zip was born, and is still the only sun shirt available for women that is durable for all outdoor activities without sacrificing style and comfort.

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What makes Anique’s shirts so special?

Quality. Comfort. Details.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten.”

Jessie Potter

With this mindset, Kelly did not try to fix the broken sun shirts that were already available, but instead built an all new product from the ground up to replace them. Every detail of Anique’s sun shirt (from the yarn to the zippers, the flattering cuts to the UV ray protection) has been thought about and perfected, allowing you to focus on what is really important - riding at the best of your ability. 

Quality and functionality serve as the foundation that Anique’s shirts are built on. All of Anique’s shirts are manufactured in the U.S. from yarn that allows for rapid sweat wicking, cooling, and UV ray protection. 

Fortunately, with Anique there is no reason to sacrifice comfort and good looks for protection from the sun. The unique design flatters a variety of female body types without being skin tight or bunching up like most of the other options available. Great effort was also made to ensure that irritating seams, zippers, and tags would never be a problem again. 

Finally, the details. We know that the details matter. As if the quality, functionality and comfort weren’t enough, Anique’s sun shirts for women are full of small details that make you stand out from everyone else in the arena. With colors to suit any taste and occasion, hand designed zipper pulls, and a minimal logo, you will feel great wearing our long sleeve quarter zip sun shirts anywhere!

It is important to note that we only do one run of each of our colors. So once a color or size sells out, it is gone for good. If you see a color that you love, get it before it’s too late!

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by and talked to us about our sun shirts for women in Scottsdale! We loved meeting you and look forward to seeing you again in the future.