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    06-29-2011, 03:07 PM
Question Jodhpur/breech colour help!

I'm taking my horse to a show in August and need new jods as i've outgrown my last ones. I plan on doing Riding club horse and novice showjumping/clear round. I currently have a grey tweed jacket, black velvet hat, a white shirt, a grey tie and long black boots. I was wondering what colour of jodhpurs would look the best with the jacket etc, any ideas?
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    06-29-2011, 03:51 PM
Green Broke
For showing, as you are in the UK, you are going to need beige or canary jods/breeches. Personaly I do a lot of showing and I think you need to lighten/brighten up your outfit

If you want to do more showing you should look to replace your grey tweed with either a green or brown based tweed. You should also look to replace your hat with a navy one with flesh coloured straps.

Instant very quick/cheap way to brighten up your outfit is to change your tie, blue would look quite nice as would burgundy. Stick your shirt in the wash with a couple of very cheap yellow dusters to make it a cream colour. Cream is a better colour as it will not wash you out.
    06-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Thank you! I only really do the occasional local show so the tweed isn't really a big problem. Would the blue or burghundy tie work with the cream shirt and would making the shirt cream make it look better?
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    06-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Green Broke
Yes it would lighten and brighten the outfit, it would wash out your complexion less.

Whilst your outfit is fine for locals I would suggest that if you ever change your hat or jacket you bear in mind what I have said. Showing is addictive! If you get the bug and decide to invest in it, it is worth getting the correct stuff.
    06-29-2011, 04:09 PM
Thank you again. :) don't get me wrong, I love showing but its not something I plan on doing very often - its too stressful! Although, I will bear it in mind.
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