I figured I'd ask here because I didn't get a response in the clothing thread.
I'm just starting dressage next week and will be showing at some point during college. I'm a strict beginner, at the IDA Introductory level. What clothes will I need to show?
The general consensus is:
White show shirt with white stock collar and stock pin
White full-seat breeches
Gloves - black because my hands aren't quiet enough yet
Black velvet riding helmet at this level rather than a hat
My questions are:
1. Can you wear a hunt coat instead of a dressage coat at the lower levels? Dressage coats are expensive.
2. Can the boots be field boots?
3. Is a pre-tied stock ok? No idea what to do with the things.
4. Do the breeches really HAVE to be white? Tan ones are cheaper.