On a whim, I am going to a horse show next weekend! It's a "Dirty Horse" Show which the show pamphlet describes as, "Horses are not to be washed before the show (but brushed). No show clothes. Dress Warm. Boots and Helmets Required."
I really only have show clothes and scrubby schooling clothes!
For English, I'm pretty set with breeches, boots & half chaps, and a form-fitting, collared warm coat.
For Western...help! I am not at all a Western rider, so the few times I have shown western, I just wear black English breeches under full chaps with my black paddock boots. But for "no show clothes," can I not wear chaps? I think English breeches tucked into paddock boots will look silly. Should I just wear my half chaps? That may look silly for Western classes too. Do I need to buy black jeans? Or maybe just a pair of black slacks?
It's a very low-key 4H fundraiser show, but I'd rather look somewhat pulled together and appropriate. I'm almost 30 years old and my horse can get a little spunky/funky at shows--I'd rather not be THAT woman in THAT strange outfit with THAT horse!