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    Default Where to buy Red (Scarlet) Hunt Coat???

    Anyone know where I can find a "Pink" frock-style ladies coat in a lightweight wool? So far, only Horse Country sells them and I'd have to buy without trying on first. Need a smaller ladies size. Thanks!



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    Call Middleburg Tack Exchange....Middleburg VA


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    http://www.tackunlimited.com/lady-fo...arlet-coat.htm

    Don't know anything about them. I just found them in a search.

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    Anyone know where I can find a "Pink" frock-style ladies coat in a lightweight wool? So far, only Horse Country sells them and I'd have to buy without trying on first. Need a smaller ladies size. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntorun View Post
    Anyone know where I can find a "Pink" frock-style ladies coat in a lightweight wool? So far, only Horse Country sells them and I'd have to buy without trying on first. Need a smaller ladies size. Thanks!
    When I bought my scarlet last year from Horse Country, they were great to work with. I had them send me two coats, put them on my credit card, I tried them on, kept the one that fit and sent the other back, and they refunded my card. No problem. they deal with people all over the world, they will work with you

    Be very careful if you go with someone else dont get a coat from India. One of our other staff members did to save a little $$ and for about 3 seasons she walked around at the hunt breakfasts with a red shirt on instead of white because it bled something awful.
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    Not a frock, but Dover has red Grand Prix coats on clearance for $249.99 in the sale catalog I received yesterday.



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    Based on show jumping pics I see these days, a 'grand prix' red coat is not close to appropriate for hunting, entirely wrong cut.

    Assuming the OP needs scarlet either as MFH or huntsman or whipper-in (otherwise ladies don't wear them)- you'd need a scarlet coat with square skirt corners and four buttons (five if you are hunting the hounds). Gentlemen in the field wear rounded skirts and three buttons.

    Just explaining the traditional details if anyone is interested. The final arbiter for each individual hunt is the MFH.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverley View Post
    Based on show jumping pics I see these days, a 'grand prix' red coat is not close to appropriate for hunting, entirely wrong cut.

    Assuming the OP needs scarlet either as MFH or huntsman or whipper-in (otherwise ladies don't wear them)- you'd need a scarlet coat with square skirt corners and four buttons (five if you are hunting the hounds). Gentlemen in the field wear rounded skirts and three buttons.

    Just explaining the traditional details if anyone is interested. The final arbiter for each individual hunt is the MFH.
    Yep, got it. I'm a Master. And I saw the one in Dover and almost bought two! One for myself and a whip until I realized it was three buttons. Very tricky! Got to be proper. Thanks!



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    I looked at the Dover coats when I got mine. The material would not hold up in the hunt field.
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    BorntoRun - will you be anywhere close to Rolex or the Virginia Hound Show? The reason I ask is that Alexander James will be there to measure people for attire.

    Horse Country is also wonderful to work with and will make sure you are correct. Middleburg Tack Exchange is awesome too but whatever you buy might have been altered to fit its original owner, which isn't a big deal at all but I don't remember what their policy is on returns. They do have a lot of scarlet, though. Not sure about 5 button Master's frocks.

    Another thought is to try this site http://www.thehuntingshop.co.uk/ They sell hunting goods on consignment. I purchased several items from them - in each case they were fantastic to work with, and purchasing was easy. I needed a beagling frock - 4 button, square corner as I whip in. You think scarlet is hard to find?? Ha! Try finding good quality beagling attire.

    Anyway - I bought a gorgeous beagling frock from that site. I was nervous about sizing and whatnot but the guy took careful measurements and we went back and forth over email - I got the frock, put it on, and it fit like a glove.

    Good luck in your search!
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