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    03-05-2009, 09:00 PM
  #11
Foal
I LOVE 'Tailored Sportsman' breeches but they're quite expensive so I only have one pair. 'Grand Prix' breeches are really comfy as well and not nearly as expensive. If you don't want to spend much, 'Elation' makes breeches in beige and green beige. Both colours are good for shows and they're not bad for comfort. They do seem to wear out quite quickly though.
     
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    03-05-2009, 09:53 PM
  #12
Foal
I like the tuff riders myself. Very comfortable!
     
    03-05-2009, 10:00 PM
  #13
Trained
I wear allot of Exercise Stretch Pants that I get from Walmart - the style you now see girls and tweens wearing with long shirts that should be dresses. *we wore those in the 80's*

Anways, I use those - you can even get them at Salvation Army even cheaper.

I have drawers full of those, that I use for Schooling and Hacking in. Then when I do a Dressage Show or HT, I will wear my Tuff Riders or my Kerrits.
     
    03-06-2009, 10:22 PM
  #14
Trained
I have been through enough pairs of breeches to know that quality is preferable over quantity. I now only purchase RTS or Arista breeches and find that they are lasting me 5-10 years as opposed to one show season. Also if you are spending the money, you are getting better fabric and don't have to worry about people seeing the colour of you underwear underneath a light coloured breech. At dressage and hunter shows watching in the warm up ring, you can tell who is wearing the better breeches just by looking for a flash of bright pink, black or lime green through the fabric as the riders go by.
You do have to be more careful with breeches that have real leather or suede in them (even some ultrasuedes) because they will need special detergent in the washing machine and can sometimes require extra conditioning.
Good luck in your show!
     
    03-06-2009, 10:28 PM
  #15
Trained
*note to self* wear color of panties that match the color of tights/breeches I am wearing for that day
     
    03-07-2009, 11:33 AM
  #16
Yearling
I have a pair of kerret breeches. So far I like them. They hold up and fit great!
     
    03-07-2009, 12:25 PM
  #17
Trained
I do like Kerrits, allot :) I do like Tuff Riders - because not everyone can afford $$$$$ breeches, these do their jobs well :)
     
    03-09-2009, 04:13 PM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
I have been through enough pairs of breeches to know that quality is preferable over quantity. I now only purchase RTS or Arista breeches and find that they are lasting me 5-10 years as opposed to one show season. Also if you are spending the money, you are getting better fabric and don't have to worry about people seeing the colour of you underwear underneath a light coloured breech. At dressage and hunter shows watching in the warm up ring, you can tell who is wearing the better breeches just by looking for a flash of bright pink, black or lime green through the fabric as the riders go by.
You do have to be more careful with breeches that have real leather or suede in them (even some ultrasuedes) because they will need special detergent in the washing machine and can sometimes require extra conditioning.
Good luck in your show!
Ha! This made me laugh. I have never noticed that before but I never would have thought about it. I prefer breeches that are a bit thicker because I hate the way that really thin cotton material makes my butt and legs look. This is just another reason for me to avoid those.
     
    03-09-2009, 08:07 PM
  #19
Foal
I have a pair of Tailored Sportsman for bigger shows, but for smaller shows I would reccommend Kerrits or Devon Aire.

I have had one pair of Kerrits breeches for YEARS. They got a small snag in them because-- well, let's just say I was not very coordinated and walked into a fence. Nothing to do with the quality of the breeches. The snag has not grown, though, and they still fit pretty well. They stretched out a tad, but, for having lasted me 3+ years, they're doing great.

I recently got a pair of Devon Aire breeches on sale through Dover and I really like them. They fit well (not too baggy, but not too tight) and have ankle closures-- really helpful when you have ridiculously skinny ankles. I would reccommend these more than Kerrits for showing, just because they have a nicer fit. They run a little under 40 bucks-- in comparison to other breeches (esp. Tailored Sportsman and Ariat) not too overpriced.

I also have some Ovation breeches for schooling, but I would not reccommend these. They are thick cloth but do show panty lines VERY WELL. Maybe this isn't a big concern, but, I'd steer clear if I could help it. They work for riding in lessons where looks aren't a concern, but I would not want my butt broadcasted at a show with panties showing! X)

Good luck with your showing endeavors, hope everything goes well!
     
    03-10-2009, 05:40 PM
  #20
Foal
I just got a pair of Kerrit's boot cuts when the new Dover shop opened up nearby (OUCH said my credit card after that workout!), and have worn them maybe 6 times. Already there is some pilling just above the knee patch on the inside of both legs. Darn. Looks like these are not going to hold up as well as I had hoped.
     

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