What type of Show Coat is Best for My Child?
The formal show jacket worn at most horse shows has its roots in fox hunting attire. Still often referred to as a Hunt Coat, the design has stayed relatively the same and young riders wear a scaled down versions of adult show jackets. There are subtle differences that tag a particular hunt coat design as suitable for Hunt Seat classes, Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping.
that are correct for the hunter show ring will typically be a dark, conservative color, sometimes with subtle stripes or plaid (solid navy is always a correct choice). A hunt coat will have three self-colored buttons. The type of fabric will contribute to the price with polyester blends being the cheapest with softshell and wool styles being the most expensive. Show Coats for the jumper ring are similar, but often have four metallic buttons.
Dressage and Eventing Show Coats
will generally also be of a dark, conservative color, with Black being the most popular color. These show coats are slightly longer in length with four metallic buttons.
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