The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 3, 2009
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    245

    Default Kerrits 24k Jacket for show?

    I'll just start by saying that I love love love Kerrits. The tights fit me like a tailor made them. I was super excited to see their 24k jacket. I'm trying to get back to showing (local, schooling, unrated). Is this coat show ring appropriate?

    http://www.kerrits.com/Equestrian-Ap...et-22p2479.htm

    Love the price, love the fit... Is there a reason not to use it?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 16, 2002
    Location
    West Coast of Michigan
    Posts
    36,321

    Default

    I have a black one and a blue one, and have shown in unrecognized dressage (pouring rain) in the black one. I would have no qualms about wearing one to compete if the weather was bad and I wanted to spare my good jackets. That'snot to say the Kerrits ones are "bad" in any way. I like them very much. I just also own two very nice normal ones, and they get chosen first.
    Click here before you buy.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 22, 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    132

    Default

    Call me too traditional, but I wouldn't step into a show ring in a zip-up jacket... Why not find a suitable stretchy show coat for a similar price, that might have a similar fit and feel? Dover has a decent selection of lower priced jackets like this one:
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/devon-a...1-40216/cn/34/

    which might fit your needs just as well with a more classic show look.
    Just my opinion though. Would lovvee that jacket for daily schooling though! Nice polished look to it.
    www.tabeventing.com
    http://www.tracey-eventblog.blogspot.com/

    "A canter is a cure for every evil." - Benjamin Disraeli



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 29, 2006
    Location
    Colorado- Yee Haw!
    Posts
    3,239

    Default

    I have an Arista Modern Competitor Jacket which is similar, but I think a little more dressy that I have used at a recognized event and I even had the organizer mention my nice turnout before going in the ring. So, I don't think I offended anyone. It does have buttons on the cuffs and a flap over the zipper.

    http://www.equinenow.com/store-item-44



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2010
    Posts
    481

    Default

    I have the Kerrit's 24K jacket. It fit me a little weird (flared out too much on the sides) so I had to break out the sewing machine to tailor it a little through the hips, but it was a very minor fix! I wear it at schooling shows with a light green scarf and tan or grey breeches. It looks very nice actually. I hate breaking out my white breeches for a schooling show, and I equally hate the look of tan breeches with a black jacket and white stock, so I think the combo of this jacket for a more casual but neat look is perfect.

    Pikeur is starting to make a few coats in zip up models. I've seen them mostly in the jumper circuit thus far, but the look may become more mainstream in the near future. http://www.calevo.com/cgi-bin/calevo...e/2060212.html



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep. 30, 2007
    Posts
    2,953

    Default

    I wish they offered these types of jackets in colors other than black. Otherwise looks very comfortable! Just my opinion but I don't like the look of the exposed zipper. I think it would look more polished with a placket. I saw one that zips and has a placket with buttons that I thought looked really nice (but it was way more pricey).



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2009
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    146

    Default

    The Kerrits looks sloppy to me. And the Pikeur is a trend that I greatly dislike....SHORT!! I really do not like the short coats at all. Call me traditional.....



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul. 2, 2008
    Location
    northeast
    Posts
    157

    Default love it, love it, love it!

    I have shown numerous times in this coat, usually in bad weather, did a stock tie under it, unzipped just enough to show I was trying to be a bit formal (in pouring rain). At any rate, I had a judge stop me at the end of my test once to ask me what kind of jacket it was, she thought it was very attractive.

    I think they look great.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr. 8, 2004
    Location
    The Great, uh, Green (?!?!) North!
    Posts
    3,923

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Martini View Post
    I have an Arista Modern Competitor Jacket which is similar, but I think a little more dressy that I have used at a recognized event and I even had the organizer mention my nice turnout before going in the ring. So, I don't think I offended anyone. It does have buttons on the cuffs and a flap over the zipper.

    http://www.equinenow.com/store-item-44
    I have the same coat, and while it looks great, it's like wearing saran wrap in the sun...
    "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul. 5, 2007
    Location
    Beside Myself ~ Western NY
    Posts
    8,078

    Default

    Almost all my riding clothes are Kerrits. I love their fabric, and their tailoring fits me perfectly. I never thought about getting the 24k jacket to show in, but something like that to wear in rain and mud, then just throw in the washing machine suddenly makes brilliantly perfect sence.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot View Post
    So much stupid, so little time.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,655

    Default

    The picture of the Arista one makes her look like a priest.



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr. 8, 2004
    Location
    The Great, uh, Green (?!?!) North!
    Posts
    3,923

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthehorse View Post
    The picture of the Arista one makes her look like a priest.
    The collar turns over... works really nicely with a stock tie and gets rid of the priest collar look. A hunter coat it ain't
    "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."



  13. #13

    Default

    Plus size dressage coats are more rare than Grand Prix dressage horses... until you find Kerrits 24K. I was told my prior plus sized dressage coat looked bulky and frumpy on my overweight frame. Kerrits 24 K Jacket is described as flattering and tailored.

    Zipper vs. buttons? As a para-dressage rider a zipper is a LOT easier. Hey, there will always be people who make snarky comments if you don't have the most expensive everything, especially when you place higher than them in a show. Do what's right, what you like, not what's merely popular. Its not tails, but it's not meant to be.

    I LOVE my Kerrits 24K jacket. Expect to see it at an FEI show. I suspect that the judges will be looking at my dazzling horse, and note a neat, tailored looking rider in a smart jacket.

    THANKS KERRITS!!!!



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug. 17, 2001
    Location
    Hangin' on by a thread...
    Posts
    3,333

    Default

    I've worn mine twice to recognized shows, with two very different results. The first time was several years ago, when they first came out, and I nearly got eliminated after the dressage because my coat was considered non-traditional (and I was in 2nd place!). The judge still argued with the TD, even though we both showed her that nowhere in the rule book did it say we couldn't wear them, but she relented and we went on to show stadium in my regular jacket, and kept our placing.

    The second time was this past weekend, at Longleaf. It was raining off and on during the entire day, and they allowed "inclement weather apparel". I had a standard coat in my trailer, but I warmed up in it and asked if I could wear it for stadium, and nobody batted an eye. So, i think they're becoming more acceptable now. My coat is a darker French blue with a light blue piping, so it's a little off the beaten path style-wise.
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

    So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."



Similar Threads

  1. Could you show in the A rated hunters in this show jacket?
    By alterchicken in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: May. 11, 2012, 02:43 PM
  2. Anybody show in the Kerrits 24K zip front coat?
    By autumn50 in forum Dressage
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Aug. 16, 2011, 04:53 PM
  3. Can anyone ID this show jacket?
    By equito in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan. 15, 2010, 09:47 AM
  4. Custom Show Jacket
    By C*A*S*I*N*O in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jan. 1, 2010, 11:31 PM
  5. Show Jacket Colors
    By indygirl2560 in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Jul. 14, 2009, 01:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness