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    08-12-2010, 11:19 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, 11:46 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!
    08-13-2010, 12:02 AM
Wow!! Thanks!! This might be doable!!
    08-13-2010, 12:25 AM
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.
    08-13-2010, 12:32 AM
Got it, thanks :)
    08-13-2010, 01:01 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, 01:07 AM
I will, thanks!
    08-13-2010, 10:21 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, 02:07 PM
Hmm... interesting! Thank you!
    08-13-2010, 02:21 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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