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  • Greener Than Grass Show Attire

    Are there any members of Idcta (Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association) . My instructor would like me to enter a greener than grass show. I have NOTHING as far as show attire. Most show say they require show attire, which I have read the rules and understand.

    I am just wondering what is typical for these shows. Are most riders in white breeches? Or can I get away wit ha light gray/ tan?

    Also I just broke the heel off my paddock boots. What is the opinion of tall boots vs paddock boots and halh chaps?
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    Is it a schooling show or a rated show? Schooling shows you can be more casual and tan breeches and half chaps should be fine with a nice collared shirt.

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    • #3
      What kind of show? I haven't worn white breeches or a coat in a long time. A suitable polo or show shirt and a pair of tan breeches will be totally fine for green as grass.
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        #4
        Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
        What kind of show? I haven't worn white breeches or a coat in a long time. A suitable polo or show shirt and a pair of tan breeches will be totally fine for green as grass.
        Schooling shows. Show bill encourages "show attire."
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        • #5
          Meh. Sometimes they say that to prevent someone from showing up in a T shirt. Do you have a link to the show bill?

          I would wear a technical shirt such as this one, a pair of beige breeches, and clean smooth leather half chaps or tall boots. Especially for a WT test. Half chaps are regulations how apparel so nobody's going to say anything.

          https://www.horze.com/womens-long-sl...#color=IDB/PWB
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            Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
            Meh. Sometimes they say that to prevent someone from showing up in a T shirt. Do you have a link to the show bill?

            I would wear a technical shirt such as this one, a pair of beige breeches, and clean smooth leather half chaps or tall boots. Especially for a WT test. Half chaps are regulations how apparel so nobody's going to say anything.

            https://www.horze.com/womens-long-sl...#color=IDB/PWB
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            • #7
              White, light gray, tan/beige breeches are all fine.
              Polo, technical, or show shirt should be fine.
              Tall boots preferred, but if in good shape and all leather, half chaps and paddock boots should be fine.
              You can always email/call the show organizer if you are unsure.
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              • #8
                Paddock boot, half chap combos, when well matched look perfectly fine and are a good choice. It sounds like you don't wear a tall boots regularly. If you are needing new boots now is the time to get the matched pair.

                They will be fine for dress up, even at rated shows, within the rules.

                If you look at the USEF rules you will see that light, non-white breeches are perfectly fine

                Many Dressage riders have cheered these new rules and have ditched the whites.

                I have seen riders turned out in well matched half and paddock, buff breeches and navy coat. Perfectly fine and in a situation like this totally expected.

                If you do go this route,be sure to have plenty of rides to break them in and get use to them

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                • #9
                  The main thing to know is if the show requires a jacket or not. If not, any simply colored shirt with a collar is fine. Any light colored breeches are always fine.
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                  • #10
                    Light gray/ tan are legal colors for breeches even at rated shows. Schooling shows generally say "show attire" because they want you to look neat, tidy, and workmanlike. Go with solid conservative colors (I've seen ppl ride in schooling shows in navy and black breeks, and while it is not my personal preference, they looked great). Be sure your clothes are clean - this might mean changing clothes shortly before you go into your warmup. Wear a collared shirt and tuck it in, wear a belt, put your hair up so that it is completely contained. Whatever boots you are wearing (paddock boots at a bare minimum, preferably with matched half chaps), make sure they are clean and any laces are neatly tied. Same rules apply to your tack. Make sure everything FITS well, is clean and tidy, and nothing is flapping around.
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                    • #11
                      I used to wear a black button up sweater with a cut similar to a jacket at schooling shows. Had the white breeches but never did buy a jacket. I agree with others 'show attire' at a schooling show is just asking participants to be workmanlike.

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                      • #12
                        Their website addresses this on the schooling show rules page. https://idcta.org/competitions-and-r...ing-show-rules

                        "Attire & Equipment (Sections GR801 to GR803; DR120 & DR121; EV114 & EV115 USEF Rule Book): It is the tradition of the competition ring that riders be correctly attired for the class in question, that attendants be neatly dressed and horses be properly presented. In the spirit of schooling shows, riders will not be required to wear a coat and stock tie; however, you MUST wear boots, protective headgear which meets or exceeds ASTM/SEI standards and is properly fitted with harness secured, conservative colors, a sleeved shirt tucked in your breeches, and a vest during the cross country phase of a mini event. Half chaps may be worn."
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CatPS View Post
                          Light gray/ tan are legal colors for breeches even at rated shows. Schooling shows generally say "show attire" because they want you to look neat, tidy, and workmanlike.
                          Yeah, this. I show in light gray breeches and don't plan to change until we're doing recognized shows at least 1st level if not 2nd.

                          For a schooling show, a fitted vest and turtleneck for colder weather, or a solid-colored polo for warmer weather, should fit in just fine. I've gotten several clinic/schooling-show appropriate polo shirts in tech material from TJ Maxx - they're made for golfing, and usually have a nice fit and look, for like $15.

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                          • #14

                            I got my bronze medal in dressage in tan breeches and hunt boots. As long as your are neat, no one cares. "Light colored breeches" are called for but not defined, so white, tan, grey are fine. Contact the show to find out what is permissible in terms of shirt/jackets. If you plan to show, consider purchasing a jacket and show-shirt. Plan on purchasing tall boots for showing. If not, many shows don't allow schooling half-chaps and be sure to ask the show if you can ride in them. Also, you present a more serious picture to the judge when you ride in boots. It might be time to purchase some if you plan to show.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by J-Lu View Post
                              I got my bronze medal in dressage in tan breeches and hunt boots. As long as your are neat, no one cares. "Light colored breeches" are called for but not defined, so white, tan, grey are fine. Contact the show to find out what is permissible in terms of shirt/jackets. If you plan to show, consider purchasing a jacket and show-shirt. Plan on purchasing tall boots for showing. If not, many shows don't allow schooling half-chaps and be sure to ask the show if you can ride in them. Also, you present a more serious picture to the judge when you ride in boots. It might be time to purchase some if you plan to show.
                              The USEF rules for dressage attire at rated shows specifically state that half chaps may be worn through first level (Riders through First Level may wear half-chaps, gaiters or leggings in solid black or brown, without fringe, matching the color of their boots, and made of smooth leather or leather-like material.)

                              I personally think a pair of tall boots is a good investment if someone wants to show - particularly up the levels where they will eventually be required (at second and above.) But if someone prefers half chaps, particularly when starting out showing, they are perfectly permissible.

                              https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/sAH3...ipment-booklet
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Lucassb View Post

                                The USEF rules for dressage attire at rated shows specifically state that half chaps may be worn through first level (Riders through First Level may wear half-chaps, gaiters or leggings in solid black or brown, without fringe, matching the color of their boots, and made of smooth leather or leather-like material.)

                                I personally think a pair of tall boots is a good investment if someone wants to show - particularly up the levels where they will eventually be required (at second and above.) But if someone prefers half chaps, particularly when starting out showing, they are perfectly permissible.

                                https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/sAH3...ipment-booklet
                                Thanks for that update! That seems new to me. Although half chaps might be permissible through first level, your appearance will be enhanced by actual boots and your appearance will affect your subjective score, even if the USDF says it doesn't. If you plan to do more that 2 or so shows, I'd invest in boots. They don't have to cost much and look for sales.
                                Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by J-Lu View Post

                                  Thanks for that update! That seems new to me. Although half chaps might be permissible through first level, your appearance will be enhanced by actual boots and your appearance will affect your subjective score, even if the USDF says it doesn't. If you plan to do more that 2 or so shows, I'd invest in boots. They don't have to cost much and look for sales.
                                  You are welcome. I guess we will have to agree to disagree about the "appearance affecting your score." No decent judge is going to care if someone is riding in neat half chaps and matching paddocks vs. tall boots. In fact, particularly if you are wearing a spur, with a nice pair you likely would not even be able to tell.

                                  Example: https://malvernsaddlery.com/products...lyra-half-chap
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                                  • #18
                                    Conservative breeches and a collared shirt should be fine. Even at USEA rated lower level eventing, you don't need to wear a jacket. For a schooling show, half chaps and paddock boots (being shined up nicely), should be fine. Personally, I wear tall boots everyday, just because they're more comfortable for me and easier to pop on and off. If you can, head to a tack store or order a whole bunch of different brand boots from smartpak (free returns on sized items!) to figure out what's most comfortable. Good luck at your show!

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                                    • #19
                                      Some of these also work and are variations on 1/4 zip long sleeve shirts, I have short sleeve ones for warmer shows.

                                      https://www.horze.com/womens-long-sl...html#color=ITB

                                      https://www.horze.com/womens-show-sh...html#color=ITB

                                      https://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Kast...page-KMWS.html


                                      https://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Kerr...age-KISSS.html
                                      Encourages show attire generally means "wear a shirt with a collar and clean breeches for the love of God"
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                                      • #20
                                        I ran a schooling dressage show series this year (first year running), and we also said "show attire and braiding encouraged but not mandatory". I also did an FAQ for our site to answer some of these questions, and I'd say the above posters have gotten it. Yes to half chaps and paddock boots (matching colour); jacket not a must, but if no jacket, must wear a shirt WITH SLEEVES, tucked in (could be a polo or other neat shirt - I suggested a collared shirt); for tack we followed EC rules (we're in Ontario).

                                        Our goal for our series was to keep the costs reasonable, but still provide a quality experience. We used rated judges, had new footing, had an official photographer, etc.

                                        It was interesting to see that almost every single competitor showed up in show attire with a braided horse (maybe they wanted really nice pictures ) - however, anybody neatly dressed, and horse with tidy mane would not have been out of place.

                                        LOL I just saw enjoytheride's post "Encourages show attire generally means "wear a shirt with a collar and clean breeches for the love of God"" Sounds about right!!!
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