The original intention behind a "schooling show" is as preparation for a national level, or "A" show. It is for this reason that our attire and turnout should be the same as it would be for a national level show (besides boots or polos on the horse's legs, if they are permitted).
This means the horse should be clipped, mane pulled and braided (including forelock) and the horse's body and tail should be bathed to make sure he is very clean.
An appropriately coloured saddle pad should be used, and all tack should be cleaned.
For the rider's attire we wear white breeches, a light coloured collared shirt, a stock tie with pin, a black belt, white gloves, a black or navy jacket, a black helmet and black, polished boots.
They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!