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rockfordbuckeye
Nov. 12, 2011, 07:36 PM
Does anyone still make one in this color? I haven't seen one around. Would need a size 4.

Sarah Rachel
Nov. 12, 2011, 07:47 PM
http://www.equestriancollections.com/product.asp?groupcode=TS00009
You don't see them often anymore! Haha.

Pony+ an inch
Nov. 12, 2011, 08:50 PM
I have an RJ that was made in 2007... it might still be around either through consignment or someone having one in a backroom. Mine has a very subtle mint lining. I love French blue coats; I don't know why they aren't made that much any more.

Sarah Rachel
Nov. 12, 2011, 08:55 PM
Same, I think they look nice! I might just bring them back this season if I can find one.

BAC
Nov. 12, 2011, 09:51 PM
A few years ago Tailored Sportman made a gorgeous French Blue plaid with a subtle violet line through it, it was stunning.

Hunter Mom
Nov. 12, 2011, 10:08 PM
All people have to do to make them "in" again is start wearing them. :) I, for one, think French blue looks amazing on many colors of horse. Of course, I like dark chocolate, too.

sadlmakr
Nov. 12, 2011, 10:14 PM
I agree that if more people start wearing them they will be In again.
I really like them. Start wearing them.
JMHO
sadlmakr

Sarah Rachel
Nov. 12, 2011, 10:15 PM
Haha all the COTH-ers should start wearing them and make them come back.

WB Mom
Nov. 13, 2011, 06:48 AM
Yes, and please wear rust breeches with them! :winkgrin:

Chaotic Chloe
Nov. 13, 2011, 09:01 AM
I have on from RJ Classics and it's my favorite!:D

Pony+ an inch
Nov. 13, 2011, 09:03 AM
Yes, and please wear rust breeches with them! :winkgrin:

Because you asked and because my other ammie barnmates will roll their eyes and go, "ugh, Ohhhhhhhhhhh Pony + an inch, why." ....

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/30256_1353453912657_1120680219_30907959_4058500_n. jpg The horse, the coat, and the breeches got rained on initially, but I loved rocking the rust + french blue coat on my chestnut mare. She looked so fab and old school in the adult ammies!

Renn/aissance
Nov. 13, 2011, 09:08 AM
I also had one by RJ classics. I sold it when it no longer fit- well, a year after it didn't fit because I loved it so. If I could find one that better suits my shape I'd get it in a heartbeat.

rockfordbuckeye
Nov. 13, 2011, 09:52 AM
http://www.equestriancollections.com/product.asp?groupcode=TS00009
You don't see them often anymore! Haha.

Shoot - none left in my size. I will have to troll the used coats. I would love an RJ classics since those fit (IMO) better than the TS coats. TS coats always fit me kind of boxy.

supershorty628
Nov. 13, 2011, 09:55 AM
JustWorld International rider ambassador coats are French blue (I think? Can't think of a better way to describe the shade) - become an ambassador and wear french blue with a cause! :)

Edit: No, never mind, I don't think I can get away with calling it French blue...way too bright. Either way, it's a good cause!

carasmom
Nov. 13, 2011, 09:59 AM
I have an older RJ Classics one too and still love it. I think it's looks so pretty with my bay mare...
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1631032218512.2087387.1317835889&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=2634960316087&set=a.1631032218512.2087387.1317835889&type=3&theater

rockfordbuckeye
Nov. 13, 2011, 10:03 AM
I have an older RJ Classics one too and still love it. I think it's looks so pretty with my bay mare...
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1631032218512.2087387.1317835889&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=2634960316087&set=a.1631032218512.2087387.1317835889&type=3&theater

Yes - that's the color I'm wanting! Do you hear me RJ Classics :lol: bring it back! :D

hntrjmprpro45
Nov. 13, 2011, 10:48 AM
JustWorld International rider ambassador coats are French blue (I think? Can't think of a better way to describe the shade) - become an ambassador and wear french blue with a cause! :)

Edit: No, never mind, I don't think I can get away with calling it French blue...way too bright. Either way, it's a good cause!

I absolutely love the justworld coats!the ambassador program sounds really neat, I'll have to look into that!

Rebels_Princess
Nov. 13, 2011, 11:24 AM
My favorite coat is a french blue with a gorgeous lining to match. It has a very light gold pin striping. Its an RJ Classic that I bought in 2007 or 08. It was a treat to myself for when my mare was ready to move up to 3'. I was so proud of that thing. Needless to say my mare got injured and we never did show again. Have a new filly now and hopefully this summer I'll get to actually take the tags off and wear it.

Lucassb
Nov. 13, 2011, 03:54 PM
I have a GP that is that color; it's one of my favorites!!!!

Luminati
Nov. 13, 2011, 06:36 PM
I also have a Grand Prix in French Blue. It is two years old, but my favorite. I wear it all the time. The one color I am a little wary to wear (pardon the pun) is hunter green. I still have it, but haven't worn it in a few years. Thoughts on hunter green? Should I pack it for FL?

ohrebecca
Nov. 13, 2011, 06:37 PM
Because you asked and because my other ammie barnmates will roll their eyes and go, "ugh, Ohhhhhhhhhhh Pony + an inch, why." ....

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/30256_1353453912657_1120680219_30907959_4058500_n. jpg The horse, the coat, and the breeches got rained on initially, but I loved rocking the rust + french blue coat on my chestnut mare. She looked so fab and old school in the adult ammies!

Personally, I love the look, and I have a chestnut mare I'd like to show next year, so I might have to steal it!

PNWjumper
Nov. 13, 2011, 10:04 PM
The one color I am a little wary to wear (pardon the pun) is hunter green. I still have it, but haven't worn it in a few years. Thoughts on hunter green? Should I pack it for FL?

I decided that I was bringing hunter green back (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2566779520094686761FYWUbJ) (for me if no one else :D) this summer and brought my 1980-something green coat out of retirement. I intend to continue wearing it next summer as well....though I would wear it more if I didn't have a couple of washable/technical fabric coats that I prefer. So I say go for it!

vxf111
Nov. 13, 2011, 10:08 PM
Had one. Loved it. Sold it when I lost weight. Have wanted to replace it FOREVER and have not seen one. Let me know if you find a stash, OP, we're the same size.

mg
Nov. 13, 2011, 11:00 PM
I have a gorgeous french blue GP jacket I bought off ebay that's been sitting in my closet because it's too small for me :( I can't seem to find any tiny people who want to buy it either!

Mukluk
Nov. 14, 2011, 01:45 AM
I love hunter green especially on a chestnut. I finally found a green coat and get many compliments on it.

Personal Champ
Nov. 14, 2011, 08:18 AM
I have a custom Grand Prix (damn you long arms!) in French Blue with a very subtle hot pink plaid. You can't even see it until you get right on it. I love it - looks awesome on any color horse, and get a ton of compliments on it all the time.

Dewey
Nov. 14, 2011, 08:33 AM
My one show coat is hunter green. I like it, but I would really love a forest or dark olive green coat. I know RJ Classics made one, and there are still a few around on clearance, but I cannot find it in my size (4 short). Wish they would make it again.

Navy blue is nice, but it is sooooo conventional. I'd like a few more choices.

Dewey
Nov. 14, 2011, 08:34 AM
I have a custom Grand Prix (damn you long arms!) in French Blue with a very subtle hot pink plaid. You can't even see it until you get right on it. I love it - looks awesome on any color horse, and get a ton of compliments on it all the time.

This sounds very attractive!

Koniucha
Nov. 14, 2011, 11:05 AM
Because you asked and because my other ammie barnmates will roll their eyes and go, "ugh, Ohhhhhhhhhhh Pony + an inch, why." ....

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/30256_1353453912657_1120680219_30907959_4058500_n. jpg The horse, the coat, and the breeches got rained on initially, but I loved rocking the rust + french blue coat on my chestnut mare. She looked so fab and old school in the adult ammies!

You guys look great! I am so getting a french blue hunt coat and rust breeches.

Jersey Fresh
Nov. 14, 2011, 01:30 PM
Because you asked and because my other ammie barnmates will roll their eyes and go, "ugh, Ohhhhhhhhhhh Pony + an inch, why." ....

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/30256_1353453912657_1120680219_30907959_4058500_n. jpg The horse, the coat, and the breeches got rained on initially, but I loved rocking the rust + french blue coat on my chestnut mare. She looked so fab and old school in the adult ammies!

GAG!!!! RIP Pony+'s rust breeches that were shrunk in the wash!

Think of how gorgeous she's look in nice simple tan ;)

Pony+ an inch
Nov. 14, 2011, 02:48 PM
GAG!!!! RIP Pony+'s rust breeches that were shrunk in the wash!

Think of how gorgeous she's look in nice simple tan ;)

oh just wait until Christmas, Jersey Fresh. Just wait. New (old/recycled) trainer here already raised eyebrows at me when I said I loved rust breeches. I know exactly what I want Santa to bring me this year. ;-)

ccoronios
Nov. 14, 2011, 03:28 PM
Pony+ - you're right, that combo is outstanding! And the form ain't bad, either (both of you)!

C

RugBug
Nov. 14, 2011, 03:39 PM
I decided that I was bringing hunter green back (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2566779520094686761FYWUbJ) (for me if no one else :D) this summer and brought my 1980-something green coat out of retirement. I intend to continue wearing it next summer as well....though I would wear it more if I didn't have a couple of washable/technical fabric coats that I prefer. So I say go for it!

I like hunter green coats. I even like 'em with rust breeches. :D

There are not many coat colors I don't like...other than ones I have a personal beef with (herringbone brown...thank-you very much. Or really any brown...they make me look like death warmed over). I just got a chance to wear my pale blue coat (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g14/slorugbug/Elf/Elftrotting.jpg). I'd been wanting one for a long time and found this last year. I need to get it tailored, though...it's too long. I usually wear a short and it's a long but I bought it anyway because I REALLY wanted it and it was the only one left. :winkgrin: It's SOOOOO not "in" but I don't really care.

Pony+ an inch
Nov. 14, 2011, 03:44 PM
I decided that I was bringing hunter green back (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2566779520094686761FYWUbJ) (for me if no one else :D) this summer and brought my 1980-something green coat out of retirement. I intend to continue wearing it next summer as well....though I would wear it more if I didn't have a couple of washable/technical fabric coats that I prefer. So I say go for it!

I'm torn over which I love more--the horse or the coat. The whole picture is phenom! I say bring back the hunter green--I thought it looked great on the Irish team back at WEG.

cadance
Nov. 14, 2011, 04:30 PM
the Animo Lione jacket comes in a nice french blue and is very flattering: http://www.hazeldensaddlery.com/ladies-animo-lione-i991.html

rockfordbuckeye
Nov. 14, 2011, 09:22 PM
the Animo Lione jacket comes in a nice french blue and is very flattering: http://www.hazeldensaddlery.com/ladies-animo-lione-i991.html

I think that is several shades more towards neon than a hunter french blue coat should be - but I bet it would look snazzy in the jumpers! :lol:

GingerJumper
Nov. 14, 2011, 09:27 PM
I have a gorgeous french blue GP jacket I bought off ebay that's been sitting in my closet because it's too small for me :( I can't seem to find any tiny people who want to buy it either!

How much would you want for it and what size?? Feel free to PM me... I'm constantly looking for that 2nd show coat but have yet to find one tiny enough that I like the quality and look of. I love the french blue jackets... Not too bold, just right IMO. I might even try to be bold and wear one in an eq class, although that'd take some serious enabling. Lillie Keenan got away with green though...

supershorty628
Nov. 14, 2011, 09:31 PM
I have a gorgeous french blue GP jacket I bought off ebay that's been sitting in my closet because it's too small for me :( I can't seem to find any tiny people who want to buy it either!

How tiny are you talking about?

PNWjumper
Nov. 14, 2011, 09:41 PM
I just got a chance to wear my pale blue coat (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g14/slorugbug/Elf/Elftrotting.jpg). I'd been wanting one for a long time and found this last year.

Ooh Rugbug I LOVE your coat! It looks stunning on your chestnut too :yes:

I have a pale blue coat (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2348374940094686761SOrfIB) that I'd been dying to get for eons (maybe it's easier to see here (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2769095810094686761rEqpGK)), but in all of the stretchy/washable/retro coat play of the summer I never brought it back out this year. Your picture makes me realize that it's a great choice for my chestnut who will make his debut at the real shows this year! But I have to say that I love yours even more. It's just a hair darker than mine...may have to keep an eye out this year. Uh oh, I think I may have a hunt coat problem :lol:

Pony+an inch....thank you for your kind words. I liked that picture a lot because of the flag in the background, and I (of course!) love the horse an awful lot for being such a wickedly game dude :D

JenEM
Nov. 14, 2011, 09:51 PM
My one show coat is hunter green. I like it, but I would really love a forest or dark olive green coat. I know RJ Classics made one, and there are still a few around on clearance, but I cannot find it in my size (4 short). Wish they would make it again.

Navy blue is nice, but it is sooooo conventional. I'd like a few more choices.

I have one of the olive RJs--it's in my profile pic here :) It's from a few years back, maybe 07 or 08. It looks fabulous on my chestnut, and I wear it frequently. I tend to be the only person on the showgrounds in green, but I love it and don't care :winkgrin:

The French blue coats are pretty, but I need another coat like I need a hole in the head!

busylady
Nov. 14, 2011, 10:07 PM
Rugbug I love your coat!! I like PNWjumper's coat too. I am interested in MG's coat, what size? I have a light blue/ grey stripe jacket that may be out of trend but I love it and wear it anyway (see profile pic).

Dewey
Nov. 14, 2011, 11:15 PM
I have one of the olive RJs--it's in my profile pic here :) It's from a few years back, maybe 07 or 08. It looks fabulous on my chestnut, and I wear it frequently. I tend to be the only person on the showgrounds in green, but I love it and don't care :winkgrin:

The French blue coats are pretty, but I need another coat like I need a hole in the head!

I looked at your picture, and I love the jacket! That is just the one I wanted.

Mayaty02
Nov. 15, 2011, 08:02 AM
My daughter rocked the olive green/grey on her palomino....

I thought it was stunning...we need to bring back greens!
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2428979620100098149PNXzMS

RugBug
Nov. 15, 2011, 10:59 AM
I have a pale blue coat (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2348374940094686761SOrfIB) that I'd been dying to get for eons (maybe it's easier to see here (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2769095810094686761rEqpGK)), but in all of the stretchy/washable/retro coat play of the summer I never brought it back out this year. Your picture makes me realize that it's a great choice for my chestnut who will make his debut at the real shows this year! But I have to say that I love yours even more. It's just a hair darker than mine...may have to keep an eye out this year. Uh oh, I think I may have a hunt coat problem :lol:


That's a pretty coat, too.

You think you have a hunt coat problem? :lol: You at least show a lot. I have need to wear a hunt coat maybe 2-3 times a year. I have 7 coats...and that's after just giving away the aforementioned hated herribone brown coat.

Granted, two of the coats are from my when I was 14-16, but still...7 coats? Get me into a program N-O-W! :lol:

supershorty628
Nov. 15, 2011, 11:32 AM
Does anyone know where to find a sizing chart for Grand Prix coats? I'm on my 5th page of Google searching and haven't found one, but am wondering if I could wear an adult size (my current one is a child's 14, I think, haha!).

vxf111
Nov. 15, 2011, 01:16 PM
Supershorty, try Dover! They have size charts.

rockfordbuckeye
Nov. 15, 2011, 02:24 PM
My daughter rocked the olive green/grey on her palomino....

I thought it was stunning...we need to bring back greens!
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2428979620100098149PNXzMS

That looks lovely!

I would also secretly love to see a deep aubergine coat be made...would look great on chestnuts/greys

RugBug
Nov. 15, 2011, 05:45 PM
I would also secretly love to see a deep aubergine coat be made...would look great on chestnuts/greys

GreystoneKC, a member here, has one. It's quite pretty.

Luminati
Nov. 15, 2011, 06:33 PM
I love that olive green!! It looks great on the palomino pony. It is one of my favorite colors anyway, so would love it in a coat. Unfortunately, the RJ classics, even in Long, are too short. Maybe Grand Prix will catch on!!!

Mayaty02
Nov. 15, 2011, 06:59 PM
I love that olive green!! It looks great on the palomino pony. It is one of my favorite colors anyway, so would love it in a coat. Unfortunately, the RJ classics, even in Long, are too short. Maybe Grand Prix will catch on!!!

well the olive green on my palomino is a Grand Prix!

snaffle2
Nov. 15, 2011, 08:44 PM
http://www.beval.com/Products/Grand-Prix-Noelle-Ladies-French-Blue-Plaid-Show-Coat/1061625.aspx

I don't know if someone posted this one on Beval yet or not. It is french blue.

I looked at the one on Equestrian Collections by Grand Prix - what sort of material is that? It looks a bit different and the texture seems odd - i think it is solid with no striping in it but I can only see the arm and not the full view.

Does anyone have more details?

vxf111
Nov. 15, 2011, 11:32 PM
Is that one at Beval french blue or lightish navy? On my monitor I can't tell.

Trixie
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:37 AM
I've done the rust and blue (http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL936/3762429/10699451/154189625.jpg)too - but I also like that coat with a nice beige (http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2118/12358822/22404134/371825442.jpg).

Addison
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:53 AM
Love French Blue hunt coats...especially when you are one of 25 bays in a hack class!

rockfordbuckeye
Nov. 16, 2011, 01:04 PM
Is that one at Beval french blue or lightish navy? On my monitor I can't tell.

I know it SEZ french blue - but it just looks like a regular old navy coat on my monitor too. Does anyone have this coat/can vouch for it?

Unfortuantely it's also not available in my size. The french blue coat gods do not like me. :mad:

vxf111
Nov. 16, 2011, 01:19 PM
In the photo, the Tailored Sportsman Brindley fabric looks bizarre, almost like pique? I am scared to buy without seeing this one in person.

I also LUST after a sage green hunt coat. Not olive but much lighter, the greenish cousin to RugBug's coat. I've seen one ONCE from Grand Prix, didn't get it, regretted it ever since!!!

sadlmakr
Nov. 16, 2011, 01:29 PM
I think it is high time we wear colors in the Hunt seat and Dressage classes.
The black and navy are fine for more formal dress. But the days of being in mourning for Queen Victoria's husband Albert are long gone.
I see beautiful Hunt coats in the pictures from the European horse shows.
Not that we ever should wear lime green but there are so many lovely colors that go well with the horse's colors. I love the Hunter green coats with a tiny pin stripe. Sage sounds beautiful too.
I think if a color goes well with the horse's color and it is in good taste then wear it.
JMHO
sadlmakr

Dewey
Nov. 16, 2011, 01:38 PM
I think it is high time we wear colors in the Hunt seat and Dressage classes.
The black and navy are fine for more formal dress. But the days of being in mourning for Queen Victoria's husband Albert are long gone.
I see beautiful Hunt coats in the pictures from the European horse shows.
Not that we ever should wear lime green but there are so many lovely colors that go well with the horse's colors. I love the Hunter green coats with a tiny pin stripe. Sage sounds beautiful too.
I think if a color goes well with the horse's color and it is in good taste then wear it.
JMHO
sadlmakr

Here, here! Would love to see a manufacturer come out with a burgundy coat.

ToTheNines
Nov. 16, 2011, 05:05 PM
When I was a kid, the rich girl at the barn had a bleeding madras hunt coat. It was gorgeous and I have wanted one ever since. It was mostly navy, burgundy, and dark greens, very "washed' type of pattern.

ohrebecca
Nov. 16, 2011, 05:43 PM
So, I *can* wear my hunter green pinstripe coat!?!?

snaffle2
Nov. 16, 2011, 06:47 PM
I thought the Beval one (GP) looked like a lighter navy too - although it is pretty.

Does anyone have the Tailored Sportsman Brindly jacket that could tell us what that fabric is like? Also do TS jackets run the same as GP jackets?

Thanks!

Dewey
Nov. 16, 2011, 10:53 PM
When I was a kid, the rich girl at the barn had a bleeding madras hunt coat. It was gorgeous and I have wanted one ever since. It was mostly navy, burgundy, and dark greens, very "washed' type of pattern.

I remember those. Never had one, though. Wow, how it all comes back. Another thing I remember is the bottle green, chocolate brown, rust, and navy blue velvet hunt caps.

RugBug
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:43 PM
I also LUST after a sage green hunt coat. Not olive but much lighter, the greenish cousin to RugBug's coat. I've seen one ONCE from Grand Prix, didn't get it, regretted it ever since!!!

:yes: :yes: :yes: I saw this gorgeous sagey seafoamy green coat at a show a few years back. I should've asked the rider the brand, but never did. It was sooo pretty (at least IMO). I tend to like light coats, it seems. :lol:

vxf111
Nov. 17, 2011, 01:30 AM
:yes: :yes: :yes: I saw this gorgeous sagey seafoamy green coat at a show a few years back. I should've asked the rider the brand, but never did. It was sooo pretty (at least IMO). I tend to like light coats, it seems. :lol:

WANT. I bet it was the GP. :(

I like light coats a lot too...

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/FHPC%20Show%20November%205%202011/?action=view&current=IMG_0034.jpg
Light gray

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/Emerald%20Show%20May%2014%202011/?action=view&current=2011-5-144HFair040.jpg
Tan

MIKES MCS
Nov. 17, 2011, 10:24 AM
JustWorld International rider ambassador coats are French blue (I think? Can't think of a better way to describe the shade) - become an ambassador and wear french blue with a cause! :)

Edit: No, never mind, I don't think I can get away with calling it French blue...way too bright. Either way, it's a good cause!

Are thier coats made by "ALLON FINE EQUESTRIAN APPAREL" if so I would really love a contact for them I have been trying for two years to get this line into my shop

supershorty628
Nov. 17, 2011, 11:08 AM
Are thier coats made by "ALLON FINE EQUESTRIAN APPAREL" if so I would really love a contact for them I have been trying for two years to get this line into my shop

No, they're either Alessandro Albanese or Grand Prix, depending on the style. Sorry!

LBAndrew
Nov. 17, 2011, 11:16 AM
I have a french blue (a bit dark though, for a french blue) R.J. Classics hunt coat. I have gotten so many compliments on it and it's really rare that I see anyone with a coat anywhere near the same color. I love it! :) It has very subtle pink/light blue plaid that you can't see unless you're right next to it. The lining is a lovely pale blue to match.

It looks a bit lighter in person:

http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com/pictures/files/3/5/9/4/5/picture_3.jpg

BMargieRad
Nov. 17, 2011, 12:29 PM
Not to highjack the thread, but I have two Allon coats, that were custom made for me a couple of years ago, that I love! I live in NC and my contact in CA that I had for them, no longer works with them. Does anyone know of another person to contact? They are beautiful and so well made!

ponymom64
Nov. 17, 2011, 05:48 PM
Does anyone know where to find a sizing chart for Grand Prix coats? I'm on my 5th page of Google searching and haven't found one, but am wondering if I could wear an adult size (my current one is a child's 14, I think, haha!).

Maddie wears a 4 and you guys are close to the same size.....

supershorty628
Nov. 17, 2011, 09:04 PM
Maddie wears a 4 and you guys are close to the same size.....

Uh oh. I was wondering if I could get away with a 10S, but that makes it sound less promising.

PNWjumper
Nov. 17, 2011, 11:53 PM
Uh oh. I was wondering if I could get away with a 10S, but that makes it sound less promising.

I wear a 12S (slim not short) and you look like you could fit in one of my sleeves, supershorty :lol: I'm guessing that a 4 or 6 would be a closer fit. Maybe you could call Dover or Farmhouse Tack or some other distributor to find the sizing? I've only ever seen size charts that start at 8.