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    02-21-2010, 02:29 PM
  #1
Foal
Half Chaps and eventing

Ok, this seems like a silly question but i'll give it a go anyway:
Are half chaps acceptable for lower level eventing?
     
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    02-21-2010, 02:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
Half-chaps are not allowed. A full-grain black or brown smooth, fully leather leg piece and matching boots are allowed.
http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2009/12-EV.pdf is the best place for you to read all the rules- dress included.
     
    02-21-2010, 03:07 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
Right, sloppy "half chaps" are not allowed. Nicer boot-style leggings with matching paddock boots are. I encourage my students to wear them on XC. Anyone who has had to have a custom boot pulled off of a broken leg (I threatened to hurt the doctor if he cut it off! LOL!) will encourage it.
     
    02-21-2010, 03:37 PM
  #4
Green Broke
My friend wore half chaps on XC once, because she's 12 and didn't own full length boots. She wasn't penalized for it.... it was at a regonized BN show too. *shurgs* maye it's different for some shows? She wore those garterish things in dressage and stadium...
     
    02-21-2010, 03:39 PM
  #5
Trained
I agree, no 1/2 chaps for Eventing - sorry :(

I grew up in Pony Club and was always taught that tall boots are the only acceptable way to go. Now-a-days, I see so many wearing paddock boots and 1/2 chaps, over jeans...ugh.....I cringe whenever I see that.

I grew up that way though :) It was ingrained in me and always will be.

1/2 chaps are ok for playing around at home at in a lesson, if the coach permits it - but aside from that, you should always dress respectable.
     
    02-21-2010, 03:46 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
Again, now that two piece boots are allowed, I encourage them for XC. It is just too easy to be injured and need quick removal of legwear. All other phases should have formal boots, IMO.

I like boots and wear three buckle field boots on XC.
     
    02-21-2010, 05:49 PM
  #7
Weanling
For unrated schoolig events, they are fine as long as they look nice and match your paddock boots. For a USEA event beginner novice and up, they are not allowed.
     
    02-21-2010, 06:55 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by EventinginMI    
Half-chaps are not allowed. A full-grain black or brown smooth, fully leather leg piece and matching boots are allowed.
http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2009/12-EV.pdf is the best place for you to read all the rules- dress included.
Is a leather leg peice simmilar to half chaps? (another silly question)
     
    02-21-2010, 08:31 PM
  #9
Weanling
Yeah, it is. Honestly, I was looking at prices, and for a good half chap, you're probably better off investing in tall, zip-back field boots.
Something like this:
Ariat Concord Half Chaps - Dover Saddlery.
Vs. a boot like this:
Dublin RCS Aristocrat Zip Field Boot - Dover Saddlery.

You might want to think about investing in a tall pair of zip-back boots. =] I have those field boots above, and man, do I adore them.
     
    02-21-2010, 08:33 PM
  #10
Weanling
Yeah, it is. Honestly, I was looking at prices, and for a good half chap, you're probably better off investing in tall, zip-back field boots.
Something like this:
Ariat Concord Half Chaps - Dover Saddlery.
Vs. a boot like this:
Dublin RCS Aristocrat Zip Field Boot - Dover Saddlery.

You might want to think about investing in a tall pair of zip-back boots. =] I have those field boots above, and man, do I adore them.
     

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