Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
I ride the jumpers for two (main) reasons:
1. Because it's not judged on the judges opinion... like hunter or eq. It's simply me, my horse, a clock, and a course!
2. Because I haaaaate stuffy show clothes! The jumpers are usually pretty lax. I ride in upper division classes and they only require a polo shirt, tasteful breeches (of any color) and a approved helmet. I've even seen people show in their half chaps. (although I ride in field boots)
I suppose there are different rules for whatever state/show you are at. But i've ridden in California, Texas, Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania... and they were all the same in terms of rider wear for the jumpers.