So I've recently been looking for a new show coat as I've outgrown my RJ Classics Softshell one. I've been showing in the equitation world for a decent amount of years now (I'm 15), so it's not like I have no idea what to buy. So, I know that equitation has very "plain" standards, and if there is anything that sticks out, you may be disqualified. I've had my heart set on this one coat from Dover, but it seems to have this pocket on the chest area, near the neckline, that I've never seen before. I'm just not sure if I could squeeze by the big-time judges, as I know they don't want anything that is even a little flashy/different. I've never seen the coat in person so I don't know EXACTLY what it looks like/fits like but there is that one strange pocket. I don't want to make a $500 mistake in buying it, and I know that it seems pretty stupid to be worrying about one measly pocket but I don't want to take any chances haha.
It's the GPA Grand Prix Special Lady II. Would it be acceptable for the equitation ring, or is it only for jumpers? GPA® Grand Prix Lady Special II | Dover Saddlery
The pocket can be better seen on a similar coat:GPA® Grand Prix Lady II | Dover Saddlery