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paintlady
Sep. 24, 2010, 09:36 AM
Do you think this coat is acceptable for the dressage show ring or are the pinstripes a bit much?

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Golden-Dress-Rome-coat-blk-pinstripe-10L-/310179614701?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4838254fed

esdressage
Sep. 24, 2010, 10:06 AM
I personally find the bold pinstripes to be a bit tacky.

Sonoma City
Sep. 24, 2010, 10:13 AM
I personally find the bold pinstripes to be a bit tacky.

Agreed. I think the Pikeur coat with pinstripes is nice (they are much more subtle), although I have not seen anyone wear one in competition yet.

Pely
Sep. 24, 2010, 10:17 AM
Looks like a circus ringmaster coat.
no thanks

meaty ogre
Sep. 24, 2010, 10:50 AM
What about this one:
http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/show-jackets-shirts/ladies-show-jackets/caldene-grove-show-jacket.html

Can something with a pink velvet collar be tasteful? :) If I have to ask, that probably answers my question, but I so want one of these!

HiyoSilver
Sep. 24, 2010, 11:34 AM
you can get away with wearing "different" type of clothing in the ring if you are gorgeous, young, skinny or an utterly fabulous rider. For me, my riding? I want to blend in, not stand out.

The plain black or navy coat are my idea of ring camoflage.

But I can see why you like the pink one.

Melyni
Sep. 24, 2010, 11:38 AM
I probably would not wear the coat with a pick collar but if it had a dark burgundy collar now....... but then I am the owner and wearer of a shadbelly with a dark crimson collar.

The pin stripes look nice as well.

I personally hate the penguin look and will not wear it.
MW

Sonoma City
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:02 PM
What about this one:
http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/show-jackets-shirts/ladies-show-jackets/caldene-grove-show-jacket.html

Can something with a pink velvet collar be tasteful? :) If I have to ask, that probably answers my question, but I so want one of these!

PVDA, in Area 1, sponsors a breast cancer awareness show every year, the "ride for life", and lots of people find ways to incorporate pink into their ensambles. Mostly I have seen pink stock ties, or pink ribbons on saddle pads, but that coat would be perfect!

alibi_18
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:13 PM
If it fits you and you look good in it, why not!!!

But I agree with HiyoSilver too in a certain way that if you stand out, you have to assume!

meaty ogre
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:19 PM
There's also a breast cancer awareness ride in my area, but I would want to wear my pink and grey jacket all the time!

And why should all the young, skinny, fab riders have the cool fashion too! Us mediocre (or meaty ogre ;) ) types gotta have something!

leilatigress
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:21 PM
Would love to get the coat for the DD. She has a pink belt(No rhinestones.) she wears and her shirt is usually the very very light pink. I am with the many who say for my riding I will gladly hide in the black coat.

meaty ogre
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:26 PM
Um, maybe I'm missing something. This ain't a hunter hack class...how do you "hide" in the middle of a dressage ring? ;)

ThreeFigs
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:32 PM
A Thompson machine gun would be the perfect accessory for that coat...

Sonoma City
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:42 PM
There's also a breast cancer awareness ride in my area, but I would want to wear my pink and grey jacket all the time!

And why should all the young, skinny, fab riders have the cool fashion too! Us mediocre (or meaty ogre ;) ) types gotta have something!

Completely agreed! I used to event, where you try to work your colors into every part of your ensemble, and dressage is so boring with black and white! I have been known to rock a colored stock tie at a schooling show, but haven't deviated any further than that, and haven't had the guts to get past "the penguin look" at a recognized competition. I admire those of you who do though, and I wish I had the confidence to follow suit!

SillyHorse
Sep. 24, 2010, 01:01 PM
A Thompson machine gun would be the perfect accessory for that coat...
:lol:
But I kind of like it.

ThreeFigs
Sep. 24, 2010, 01:06 PM
The Tommygun or the coat?

It would look good with a snap-brim Fedora and a big watch chain, red carnation pinned to the lapel and a suspicious looking bulge where the concealed handgun is strapped.

With that getup, a score of 70% or higher is guaranteed.

"It's only business..."

esdressage
Sep. 24, 2010, 02:27 PM
Um, maybe I'm missing something. This ain't a hunter hack class...how do you "hide" in the middle of a dressage ring? ;)

I think blend in with the masses would be a better description. But I do agree that if you're going to ride in with somewhat unconventional style, then you'd better be able to deliver a really good test. Otherwise, you're just presenting yourself as style over substance… and questionable style at that :lol:

HiyoSilver
Sep. 24, 2010, 04:04 PM
In my black coat I am just another middle aged, slightly frumpy, ammy rider in a long ring schedule of middle aged, slightly frumpy riders.

Although the tommy gun IS an idea...

paintlady
Sep. 24, 2010, 04:20 PM
What about this one:
http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/show-jackets-shirts/ladies-show-jackets/caldene-grove-show-jacket.html

Can something with a pink velvet collar be tasteful? :) If I have to ask, that probably answers my question, but I so want one of these!

I like that one meaty ogre!

Honestly, my dream show coat is shown in the link below. I've got a loud QH/Paint mare with one blue eye. So, I like the light blue velvet and lining. We already stand out - wearing a plain black coat isn't going to make a huge difference. :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Eurofit-Dressage-Coat-size-16R-/200521613497?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb00500b9

Unfortunately, it's not my size (I need a 10L). The pinstriped one is my size, but I'm not crazy about it. I'm glad my instinct was right. :)

Pony Fixer
Sep. 24, 2010, 04:30 PM
I would wear any and all of these coats. Of course, I do have a black pinstripe Pikeur and some no-name grey jacket that I show in already...

paintlady
Sep. 24, 2010, 04:35 PM
What about this one:
http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/show-jackets-shirts/ladies-show-jackets/caldene-grove-show-jacket.html


Here are some stock ties to match your jacket too...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ERA-Lolly-Pink-Pale-Pink-Stock-Tie-Gold-Piping-button-/120615312463?pt=AU_Horse_Riding_Clothing&hash=item1c153b9c4f

http://cgi.ebay.com/ERA-Plum-Pink-Stock-Tie-Silver-piping-Heart-Button-/120606721226?pt=AU_Horse_Riding_Clothing&hash=item1c14b884ca

These folks make really nice stock ties (I have one - although it's plain white).

SBrentnall
Sep. 25, 2010, 12:12 AM
I'm in love with this one from Australia:
http://www.showstoppers.photography.com.au/media/pics/site/imagecache/C/A/CAB4F1CEB0EEA7FB9D60AE557202113F.jpg

It would look fabulous on my chestnut!

mandalea
Sep. 25, 2010, 04:48 AM
I like the 2 with coloured collars. The one with the pinstripes looks to business-like.

The ShowStoppers ones here in Australia are used for our Show Horse shows (like English, pretty-ed up, glittery show ponies) Never used for anything else.

I have a navy herringbone that I use for dressage, eventing, show hunters (English) and hack shows. Tweeds are really making a move here in Australia. I see heaps of them all the time. A lady I lunge horses for uses a grey tweed at 5th Level..

bossmare18
Sep. 25, 2010, 09:28 AM
I LOVE the pink collared show coat! I am not sure about showing in it, not sure what judges would think. A judges opinion on many silly things can greatly affect your score (ie sunglasses, not braided, etc.).

SunsAfire
Sep. 25, 2010, 11:48 PM
I think it's beautiful. If you have a difficult time keeping your upper-body still, these stripes might make it stand out versus a "solid color" on the shoulder.

pintopiaffe
Sep. 26, 2010, 01:41 AM
The pinstripes are a little loud, but on a black or grey, I think maybe OK for a very good rider who is a size 3 or so.

I don't like the light coloured collars, though I like they grey, and I would like a burgundy or hunter or dark purple collar. ;)

I wear a 'celedron' pinstripe jacket for summer. It's sort of a greyish green, with very, very fine periwinkle/lavender pinstripes you can't even really see until you are close up.

I also wear willow or grey breeks. No white here. 'nuff violence in the world without me in white breeks. :eek: :uhoh:

I think you can go a little different and still be tasteful. A LOT of it depends on how good you are, and then how conservative the rest of it is.

I would never wear that pinstripe jacket with a really sparkly browband, or a fancy pad... the jacket would be the ONLY thing 'not traditional.'

JMO. I ride pintos, so conservative is usually the key.

meaty ogre
Sep. 26, 2010, 11:24 AM
Pinto - where do you find your grey breeches (or breeks ;) ) ? Inquiring minds want to know...there's a whole thread on it!