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post #1 of 21 Old 09-10-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Showing A Rated Jumpers

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I'm starting to show on the A rated jumper circuit! Would a colored pad be alright to show in? I have a Ovation Protege now in Black, would that be fine? Still need to get a show coat and shirt, but it needs to be under $100. Any good ideas?

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If you are doing jumpers then as long as it's clean and sharp looking then it's technically ok. If you are showing with a barn or a trainer they may have standards beyond that. I definitely would stay conservative. What color pad are you talking about?

Also, if you are only doing jumpers (no classics, medals or eqs etc) then you don't have to have a jacket or the classic attire. Many people wear a clean, simple polo, nice breeches etc. Just a thought in case you don't want to spend the money on a jacket. You can certainly wear one if you want though.

You could check out you tube by searching for A circuit jumpers to see what people were wearing for ideas too. As long as you are clean cut, conservative with fitting attire you have much more latitude than with hunters. One of the reasons that I love, love, love the jumpers. I was just at a show and wore my half chaps and it was awesome!

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Oh, just noticed you are from WI. Where are you showing? Do you show with a barn?

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If you are doing jumpers then as long as it's clean and sharp looking then it's technically ok. If you are showing with a barn or a trainer they may have standards beyond that. I definitely would stay conservative. What color pad are you talking about?

Also, if you are only doing jumpers (no classics, medals or eqs etc) then you don't have to have a jacket or the classic attire. Many people wear a clean, simple polo, nice breeches etc. Just a thought in case you don't want to spend the money on a jacket. You can certainly wear one if you want though.

You could check out you tube by searching for A circuit jumpers to see what people were wearing for ideas too. As long as you are clean cut, conservative with fitting attire you have much more latitude than with hunters. One of the reasons that I love, love, love the jumpers. I was just at a show and wore my half chaps and it was awesome!
I ride with Galloping Hills Equestrian Center. Well I was thinking maybe purple or pink zebra (pony club color). Maybe this one too, Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com All-Purpose Black Pad With Zebra Ribbon Border . I'll probably just get the coat. :)
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Oh, just noticed you are from WI. Where are you showing? Do you show with a barn?
I was going to show at the MN Harvest Horse Show.
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I looked at pictures from last year's Harvest Horse Show. Those without coats stick out. Does it matter? Up to you to decide. The same with a colored saddle pad with a zebra print. In my opinion, a white saddle pad and a coat that is of a conservative color is never wrong and always appropriate.

I hope this link from last year's show brings you to some of the jumper photos.
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show 2011 - Richard Houde Photography
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I am a true traditionalist. I don't even really like square pads, much less colored ones. Many of my clients use squares, but I insist they stay very conservative. Shaped fleece are my preferences.

If I wear polos, I keep them on the farms colors.

I WOULD NEVER NEVER NEVER use bright colored or zebra stripes in an A show.
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I pretty much agree with allison, although I like small square white pads, but only white !

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I would never show in anything buy a white saddle pad and if you're doing A rated shows, wear a jacket. Its just professional and respectful.

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Okay, I already have a white pad so that would work! I have both a square and shaped pad, but I hate my shaped as it is very thick, it slips alot, and the seat is really narrow. As for my show shirt, should that white, or doesn't it matter? The only other color I would get it lilac.
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