Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
No, you do not have to wear white breeches for dressage. I know many people who do, but I personally prefer the beige because it shows less dirt, especially if you have just cleaned your saddle.
Beige is not informal at all. You can look classy and elegant while wearing your show coat and beige breeches. However, I would not recommend wearing any other color besides white or beige. THAT looks informal. I wear my NAVY coat with my BEIGE breeches and I have always gotten comments at USEA recognized events on how nice I look with my bay horse.
On XC, anything goes.
Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!