Hello - I have a question regarding the formal attire for Hunter Classics and Derbies. I've noticed in some photos that some of the riders will have a boutineer pinned to their jacket. Is there a particular reason behind this? It says nothing about this in the usef rules, so I wasn't sure when/where/why this started. It looks very nice!
I think some shows simply do this to signify that they are entered in the classic or derby. Sometimes the first round of a classic is the second round of a division (counts for both) and not all the division entries are classic entries. Sorry if that's confusing and anyone can correct me if I'm wrong.
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My parents used to sometimes give me one back when I was a junior for big shows and classics. I did the hunt teams at Devon once and the three of us wore white/yellow flowers that matched our classic shadbellies with yellow vests. It was very pretty and matched nicely when we were third, lol. I did not know it was becoming "in vogue" these days, but I still like the idea.
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