Originally Posted by VelvetsAB
Was this a schooling show? Schooling shows are more leniant on what you wear....although it has been ingrained in my head to look presentable.
I've worn tall boots with a jacket and show shirt for a schooling show, but also a black under armour (winter) top with a black vest and a scarf tucked in and half chaps.
Sorry....dont know about scoring. To my knowledge, judges make cryptic notations that only they would know...
Yes this was a schooling show.
Originally Posted by upnover
With good judging the best rider will win. As Equiniphil said, if it comes down to two people, better turn out will be the tie breaker. It shows respect to the judge and the sport to be as well presented as your circumstances allow. (doesn't mean you need the most expensive stuff) Also, just because a judge ribboned a rider at the top doesn't mean she appreciated the way the rider was dressed. I had a convo with a judge who placed a girl in an equitation class who looked like she rolled out of bed with a first. No gloves, no coat, hair down, horse was unclipped with mane unpulled. She said she was just begging anyone who looked like they cared an ounce to put in a similar trip but unfortunatley the riding was lacking that week too. I'm sure that girl thought it was just great she was capable of winning looking the way she did, but I wonder if she knew what the judge was really thinking.
Schooling shows have the most leniency, and even more so during extreme weather. There, I think neat, clean, and properly fitted are almost more important then sloppy but having the "right" clothing on.
oh okay thanks. This girl lost all her classes (there were only 2 people in the classes) and the judge was talking with her a lot and for a long time each class. I don't know what the judge was talking about, though. I just can't help wondering what it was about. She was an alright rider, exept for her horse wasn't really the best (it was a novice class anyways so that was expected), and the clothes too. I don't mean to be snoopy, it was just on my mind so I've been wondering.