At first glance, I thought no. After taking another glance, I actually really like the Ariat V Sport Zip Tall Boot. I have yet to try a pair on, however I like the engineering behind them. When you are busy at the barn, turning in and out horses, trekking through the sand ring, mucking out stalls, tall boots take a rough beating. These boots seem to offer a durable boot with a sleek stylish appeal. Suggesting them for the show ring is kind of pushing it, nevertheless that is only this equestrian’s opinion.