I have both the Tipperary and an IRH. I really like the IRH, but can't tolerate the lack of venting in the summer...in my opinion, it gets really hot/uncomfortable.
Hence I purchased the Tipperary for schooling in the warmer weather as it is heavily vented (i admit it looks a little strange, but the venting is nice).
If I were to show, I'd reach for the IRH.....the Tipperary isn't something that would look correct in a Hunter/Eq. Class. JMO.
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