So, I've been tossing around the idea of maybe showing Western next season. I'm a 99.9% English rider, but I think it may be fun. Plus, if I'm going to be spending the money to rent a trailer, haul to a show, get a hotel, etc, I might as well enter a couple more classes!
So anyways, I'm clueless on what the trends for show attire (and tack) are! I don't want to break the bank, but I don't want to look like the goofball in a plaid shirt and bolo tie! I want to start my shopping early to try to catch a deal.
Are vests and slinkys good or outdated? What about super slinkys? What do I look for in a hat? I guess I'd be doing Pleasure or Equitation/Horsemanship.
I like the looks of this:
I own this outfit, minus hat, but I think it might be too boring:
Funny event here...I only ride English, but my team needed a rider for this Western class. "Ok Gina, go change your clothes, hold the reins like this, and DON'T POST THE TROT!" I got 3rd out of 15. Ha!
Also TACK! What brands are good? Must I have a breastcollar? Can I ride my boy in a snaffle with two hands? He doesn't currently neck rein.