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September 29, 2013

Not Just Black Wool Anymore

While fashion for dressage remains conservative, traces of color, texture and sparkles are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Check out 10 examples of the evolution of dressage fashion we spotted at Dressage at Devon, Sept. 26-29 in Devon, Pa. 

1. Catherine Haddad Staller's brown/grey tailcoat and matching helmet. Haddad Staller's been donning a brown outfit in her freestyles for a few years, but she's now wearing more unusual colors in non-freestyle rides. 

Catherine Haddad

2. Lauren Sammis sported a lovely navy coat with gold accents in the small tour tests with Lombard V.

Lauren Sammis

3. Ulla Parker went with a classy grey ensemble for riding La Belladonna in the FEI 5-year-old tests. 

Ulla Parker

4. Brittany Fraser rode All In to second in huge Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I classes. Her tailcoat featured paisley points...

Brittany paisley

5. ...and a subtle pinstripe effect. 

pinstripes

6. Kimberly Herslow, winner of the Prix St. Georges, Intermediaire I and Intermediaire I freestyle with Rosmarin, had a fancy design on the back of her blue collar. 

Back of collar

7. Colombia's Mauricio's Sanchez wore light grey with red, yellow and blue details. 

Colombia

8. To ride GP Raymeister in the Grand Prix freestyle, Yvonne Barteau wore a grey coat with blue accents and a subtle snakeskin pattern under the tails. 

Yvonne

9. Lars Petersen, winner of the Grand Prix freestyle, rode Mariett in a Legacy Farms tailcoat complete with bold white piping. 

Lars Piping

10. Kymberly Pullen and Hot Date wore matching navy outfits to compete in the FEI 5-year-old tests. 

Hot Date

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