• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Color for dressage jackets

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Color for dressage jackets

    Now that the rules allow color for a jacket in the show ring, where are the sources for jackets beyond black and navy? Keep waiting for the mfrs to get out in front of this trend, but so far not finding much. I've seen gray with black collar, and there is a brown pinstripe. The new rules actually allow dark hues of many more colors. But all the tack shops seem to be sitting on the sidelines.

    (DR120 Dress), (At all test levels, riders may wear jackets in other colors within the international HSV color scale, as described in FEI Dressage Regulations, Art. 427.1. Contrast coloring and piping is allowed)

    HSV scale color picker:

    http://www.yafla.com/yaflaColor/ColorRGBHSL.aspx

    Enter 32 in the Value box, and go color shopping! Anything color that appears, or any color darker than the colors that you see, is an allowed jacket color.

  • #2
    *subscribing*

    I need a new jacket and would love to get a dark colour ... maybe dark green or turquoise or olive ... can't find sources though ...

    Comment


    • #3
      Dark conservative colors have been allowed for years in non-FEI classes. I've shown in a dark or hunter green jacket for over twenty years. Only comment from a judge I've ever gotten about it was a verbal one after the ride. "Lovely color combintation with your chetty".
      A poorly fitted saddle hampers both horse and rider.
      https://www.facebook.com/Talley-Ho-Saddle-Services

      Comment


      • #4
        I've been coveting a charcoal gray jacket with black collar for years. If you find a hunter jacket you like it would be easy to tailor it to what is considered dressage standards. Though I doubt most people will even notice the difference (unless you are talking about tails... and then I *really* want a beautiful dark blue with yellow piping.... sigh)

        Comment


        • #5
          I've been showing my one black horse in a grey jacket with black collar for years now.
          http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2660902_n.jpg

          I will sooooo be getting this shad next year for his FEI debut
          http://www.coolequestrian.co.uk/inde...roducts_id=887


          I just bought a nice brown one for my young liver chestnut as well.
          They also have that shad in brown!! AHH!! It will be a while until my liver chestnut is at FEI though
          True North Dressage
          Select Cheval Canadiens for dressage and eventing
          www.TrueNorthDressage.com

          Comment


          • #6
            Wow, that shad is gorgeous, Sabovee!
            Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

            Comment


            • #7
              Pikeur now has the Diana in Chocolate, it's gorgeous, as well as Anthracite (dark gray) and even a black pinstripe. I also have a maroon Pikeur that I bought second-hand (and could be persuaded to part with it, ahem), and have seen one or two others on eBay.

              Comment


              • #8
                I love that colors are going to be worn more as well. I am curious though - in all the color combos ya'll are discussing, you would still be wearing white breeches, yes?
                I just got a beautiful dark green coat that I can't wait to wear. I would like to wear it with my white breeches, but don't want to commit a no-no.

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Originally posted by fargonefarm View Post
                  I just got a beautiful dark green coat that I can't wait to wear. I would like to wear it with my white breeches:
                  White breeches, yes, or cream. Where did you get the dark green coat? That's what I want.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I'm wearing white breeches (with grey full seat) with my grey coat and cream breeches with my brown coat.
                    True North Dressage
                    Select Cheval Canadiens for dressage and eventing
                    www.TrueNorthDressage.com

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I got the dark green coat at a local 4-H type tack sale - it's my one stop shopping for the year - and it was only $30!!
                      I REALLY like the idea of wearing it with cream breeches. I think I'll have to find some. But it's good to know that white is good too!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Baxtersmom-tell me about the maroon Pikeur coat! I think maroon would look great on my black horse, and the brown Diana on my bay. I would love to find a maroon coat but haven't seen anything like that in a dressage cut.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Fargonefarm, Irideon makes a cream breech (Passeio side zip) that is very comfortable. The full seat doesn't feel like a diaper and it hides the...um..."cottage cheese" very well.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I want a dark, dark green coat! Like Hunter green! It would look lovely on my chestnut gelding, paired with champagne breeches and shirt, no?

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Thanks dogsandponies! I will look it up
                              And Beasmom - I think that would look stunning - especially on a chestnut!

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I bought a gorgeous chocolate brown Eurofit Reim coat with a pale blue collar last fall on eBay. I have a chestnut paint with a blue eye. Honestly, I hadn't thought about wearing it for dressage shows - actually bought it for APHA breed shows - but may reconsider now.

                                I'm really bummed that FITS no longer seems to be carrying champagne breeches though!

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by 4wdNstraight View Post
                                  Baxtersmom-tell me about the maroon Pikeur coat! I think maroon would look great on my black horse, and the brown Diana on my bay. I would love to find a maroon coat but haven't seen anything like that in a dressage cut.
                                  I actually searched forever and then just happened to stumble upon it at a local tack sale. But I have seen at least two on eBay in the past two years!

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    How about Royal Blue? Is that a dark color?

                                    I've seen it in Europe. I LOVE it. There's a Pikeur in that color on the Amira Equi site. I don't know if I'd dare . ..

                                    http://www.amirashop.co.uk/acatalog/Pikeur_Gotha.html - this is the color, not the coat. I guess it's actually "Cobalt Blue". I would get the Ghia - which I have in Navy. Lovely coat.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Fatorange, I think that would work!

                                      I like a longer coat -- to cover my (ahem) generous backside and thighs.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        As a scribe even prior to this rule change, I have seen black, navy (I wear navy), many shades of grey, dark green, even maroon in the ring of recognized shows. I've never heard a judge say anything other than "ooo, nice turnout".

                                        I have seen white, cream and beige breeches in the ring. I've never seen or heard of (I used to wear beige at one point) a comment.

                                        I've seen waived coats and riders with solid color pink, lavender or blue shirts.

                                        Judges are soooo much more interested in a quality ride than calling someone out on their dress. In my experience.
                                        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X