One of my favorite costumes was my daughter dressed in a nightgown with curlers in her hair and slippers. Her flaming chestnut QH mare was in a pink fleece sheet tied with pink ribbons with pink leg wraps and, of course, spongy pink rollers in her mane and tail with a shower cap on her head!! It was soooo cute. Forgot to add my daughter was on the ground, not riding.
We've done Cat in the Hat (horse) and Thing 1 and Thing 2 (kids), Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and the Tick Tock Crock (Pony), Harry Potter (son) and his broom (pony), Butterflies (kid and pony). This year I was going to do Amelia Earhart (kid) and her plane (pony) and for my son policman and prisoner (pony) but we probably aren't going to a Halloween class this year!!
I'm doing a Halloween jumper derby on Sunday and just made my horse's costume today. I'm going to be a princess (haha) and he's going to be a royal mount. I went to goodwill and found a gold curtain which I cut into the shape of a 3/4 sheet. That, plus a medieval type princess gown with a slit cut into it, is going to be the costume. Add flowers in his mane and tail and bell boots painted gold all we''l be good. We were somewhat limited because he had to be able to jump and canter in the costume. Some other good ideas were a My Pretty Pony horse and rider or Mario and Luigi.
Last year my favorite lesson pony and I were Hannah Montana and Billy Ray. You can see I am holding my IPOD with the speaker...I was blasting "the best of both worlds" during the costume class while I was holding the microphone up to her mouth.
I'm going to be Hermione this year and my horse is going to be Harry... next year I might borrow a white horse so I can do either She-Ra or Rainbow Brite, or else I'm going to be a fly girl and dress my horse up as a beatbox.
Our October show always has a costume pairs class. Folks go all out, including music and gifts for the judge.
DD and her friend were farmers this weekend - their horses were John Deere tractors. Sewed posterboard wheels and JD logos onto green sheets, braided some wheat into the mane, braided their numbers into their tails for license plates (I know that tractors don't have license plates, but we had to do something with their numbers). Girls dressed in overalls, plaid shirts and put cowboy hats on over their helmets. Oh, they jumped a course in tandem while in costume!
Other costumes from this and past years
- Ponies as pegasus (cute wings sewn onto fabric that went under the saddle, little girls in princess outfits.
- Lion king - with a chestnut & white paint pony painted to resemble a giraffe
- Hunters - lots of camo
- 101 dalmatians - rider as Cruelila DeVil, on a black & white paint
- Egyptian princesses, horses had hieroglyphics on their rumps in glitter
A few years ago my horse was a hula girl (gelding) and I was a surfer. It was so cute, I wish I had a picture! I attached the lei flowers to his boots and braided them in his mane, made a saddle pad with grass skirt trim, lei around his neck (tied two together) and a coconut bra attached to his breastplate. He looked so adorable! I just did a tied up hawaiian shirt and attached flowers all along my charles owen middle part, and lei around my neck of course. Everybody loved our costume!
My last Halloween costime was pulled together at the last minute, but still cute. I'll try to get a picture up, but don't have it at the minute. Pony & I were "married in Vegas". I wore a tuxedo jacket over a white shirt with my breeches and boots, along with big sunglasses, and I carried a champagne bottle and two (plastic) glasses. Pony had the bridal veil, about 10 strands of Mardi Gras beads and she wore her high heels around her neck for her walk of shame
This years plan is to go as Mary Poppins and a merry-go-round horse