I've never shown before and hope to start entering hunter and maybe jumper schooling shows in a few months. I've been looking at pictures online and trying to figure out what's in style but would love some feedback from you people who consistantly show as to what's being worn. First off, I have a troxel riding helmet that is cracked and needs replacing (not appropriate for showing anyway) but I really like these helmets. Would any of these be in style enough? Especially the first one? I have a really small budget and these are attainable. I really like how IRH fit me.
(IRH Elite Xtreme (I really like this one)
IRH Elite Xtreme Helmet - ASTM/SEI Certified Helmets from SmartPak Equine
IRH ATH SSV Helmet - ASTM/SEI Certified Helmets from SmartPak Equine
(IRH Air 10 . Not my favorite but I would still wear it)
IRH Air 10 Helmet - ASTM/SEI Certified Helmets from SmartPak Equine
Belts-Are large belts the only kind that are in right now? I have a beautiful 3/4" fancy stitched belt but didn't know if the smaller belts are out.
Gloves-Would these black gloves be acceptable in hunters since they have the knuckle air venting? I don't know if hunters just wear the plain leather gloves or if these would work. RSL Rotterdam Riding Gloves | Dover Saddlery
Breeches-Pull ons, side zip, front zip? So many options!
Jacket-I really prefer black. Is black ok for both hunters and jumpers? I really like this one: Equine Couture Raleigh Soft Shell Hunt Coat - Soft Shell Jackets from SmartPak Equine
Last question: For jumper classes, do riders have colored square pads for their horses, or is white the only color allowed? Thanks guys. I appreciate your help .