Appropriate tack/attire for schooling shows - Update!
I did a search but couldn't seem to get anything to come up. I apologize if this question has been asked a billion times already.
I'm thinking of entering a local dressage show that is not rated. I've been a h/j rider my entire life so this is all new to me. I've taken a few dressage lessons and am trying to bring my horse back from an injury, so we've been taking it slow. I do not own a dressage saddle. I have borrowed a couple of dressage saddles from the ladies I board with but it's going to take a lot of hours in the saddle before my body can find peace with a dressage saddle. I'm so busy fighting the saddle at this point that I can't ride my dang horse. :lol:
I'd probably be riding Intro level at this show but could possibly be doing Training level. Will it be frowned upon for me to ride my tests in a close contact saddle?
Also, would it look better for me to wear my h/j show attire or would I be better off just wearing a collared shirt and breeches so as not to stick out TOO much like a sore thumb? Ladies at the barn are ready to turn me into a full fledged DQ from the start so just wanted to get an unbiased opinion. :lol:
Thanks for helping a newbie! :)