Originally Posted by GottaRide
I doubt you will see jeans under chaps at the World-level shows. I do see some jeans under chaps at weekend breed shows. Nothing wrong with it - it's still appropriate attire according to the rule book. But at the biggers shows people will dress in their best.
Where I first noticed this was at the APHA World Show in Ft. Worth this past November. It was in every Western Pleasure class I watched, including the finals. There were several in Trail also in jeans. After the APHA Worlds, I saw it at the Ft. Worth Stock Show in the APHA and AQHA classes. I don't ever remember seeing it in the past, but I can't say I was looking for it.