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        08-12-2010, 10:19 PM
    Question on apparel..??

    Ok, I am entering my first eventing competition at a local sho, and I was wondering.. how should I dress for the three phases and do you guys have any tips for me???

    Thanks ahead of time!
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        08-12-2010, 10:46 PM
    Dressage, for the low levels..

    A black show coat, white or beige breeches, tall boots, black gloves, hair in a hair net or a show bun thinggy, black helmet, stock tie or collar with a pin.

    Cross Country:

    Any colored breeches, your choice - anything goes. Top, can be long sleeved, can be a t-shirt, polo, whatever you choose. Safety vest. Gloves. Helmet, tall boots. Hair in a hair net, or in a bun or a pony tail or braid, whatever - anything goes.


    Black show jacket, or dark colored. Forrest Green, Navy Blue - but it has to be dark. White breeches or beige. Tall boots. Show blouse with a collar and pin, black gloves, black helmet.

    Best of luck to you! Have fun!
        08-12-2010, 11:02 PM
    Wow!! Thanks!! This might be doable!!
        08-12-2010, 11:25 PM
    You can also wear a blue coat in dressage, pin stripes or solid as well !

    I usually wear tan breeches unless im going formal and wearing a stock tie. If you are wearing a ratcatcher you should not wear white breeches.
        08-12-2010, 11:32 PM
    Got it, thanks :)
        08-13-2010, 12:01 AM
    That's not true - you can wear white breeches with a ratcatcher just fine. I do it all the time, and so do many other Eventers.

    Make sure you have stock pin on your ratchatcher if you do so.
        08-13-2010, 12:07 AM
    I will, thanks!
        08-13-2010, 09:21 AM
    Pretty much what everyone else said, but if its a schooling show, which i'm assuming it is, especially if its in the summer, a jacket isn't THAT necessary. I never wear a jacket to a schooling show and most people don't sometimes you will see people with jackets at a schooling shows though. Ha. For summer schooling shows I just wear tan breeches, tall boots, gloves, and a white polo tucked in with a belt for all 3 phases. Or I might change into a colored polo for XC. If it's recognized definitely go with what the others said. Just saying this because if you don't have a show coat and everything and this is your first event, unless you KNOW your going to keep eventing as long as its a schooling show you don't really need to go out and buy all that stuff yet.
        08-13-2010, 01:07 PM
    Hmm... interesting! Thank you!
        08-13-2010, 01:21 PM
    Oh and does anyone know if it is required to have a white ratcatcher in dressage amd showjumping?? Or can it be pastel colors?

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