I'm at a loss. I've been told several times that I need a shaped pad to show in Jumpers. But I don't recall seeing a shaped pad being used more than a couple times. Is it okay to show in a nice AP pad?
Like jumpers as in speed or over fences? If you are showing hunter over ences, you need either a half pad or a white or black shaped pad. White is nicer. If you are showing jumper, you won't be judged on how you look. You can use anything. Shaped pad, half pad, AP pad (w/ or w/o a half pad)
You can use a nice white, black,navy or other subtile colored AP pad for jumpers and
I usually use a bounce/riser/half pad depending on the horse. It's ok to use a fitted sheepskin pad, but its more of a hunter thing. Just make sure whatever pad(s) you use, they are clean and hair free for any show.