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Speaking of cross over: What do U think of the cross over dressage/HJ shortie coats?

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  • Speaking of cross over: What do U think of the cross over dressage/HJ shortie coats?

    There are some new "cross over" dressage/hunter/jumper coats out there that are more fitted and short. Does anyone have one of these coats?

    I have seen this Pikeur Skarlet with stretchy fabric in person: http://www.divoza.com/english/collec...ii-rijjas.html


    Here are a few more:

    Pikeur Shannon: http://www.divoza.com/english/collec...on-rijjas.html

    Couture Hippique Fashion: http://www.divoza.com/english/collec...on-rijjas.html

    Cavallo Galathea: http://www.divoza.com/english/collec...ng-jacket.html

    Eurostar Jeanette: http://www.divoza.com/english/collec...ding-coat.html

    Link to all the coats: http://www.divoza.com/english/collec.../riding-coats/


  • #2
    Interesting concept. I need to get a new show coat soon but am hoping to find something I can use for both dressage and jumping.


    • #3
      I love them. I am petite: 5' tall, 105 lb...a regular coat shown about three inches of thigh. I am waiting to decide which one to get.


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by arlosmine View Post
        I love them. I am petite: 5' tall, 105 lb...a regular coat shown about three inches of thigh. I am waiting to decide which one to get.

        I am also trying to decide which shortie coat. Like I really need another! What I need is a hunt coat, but hey, if it can cross over to dressage, even better!

        I swim in the regular length coats. Tried on some RJ and GP hunt coats today. Regular sizes look silly on me. Also tried the Pikeur Skarlet, but all they had was a size 10. One problem that I have is broad shoulders, then small waist, and smallish hips. Size 4 in street clothes. The RJ size 4R fit nicely but too long. RJ size 2S also fit, but a bit too small but length was perfect. GP size 8 was huge!! Weird sizes in equestrian clothing.


        • Original Poster

          What do you think of the Kentucky Helli coat? I really like how it's tailored, but not sure what I think of the piping?



          • Original Poster

            This one is a little bit too Michael Jackson for my taste but might work for someone else:



            • #7
              Not a fan, personally. I think I would like more of my
              white breeces covered rather than less.
              They just don't look quite 'right' to me.


              • #8
                Love the Skarlett, bought one last year. I finally look like I have legs in the saddle!

                At first glance, I also really like the Pikeur Shannon, with the blingy piping/stitching. But what is with the embroidery on the back and the one big crystal button? Don't know how I feel about those yet.
                Reasons I'm crazy, #37: I went out shopping for a pony and came home with a 17hh OTTB
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dotneko View Post
                  Not a fan, personally I think I would like more of my
                  white breeces covered rather than less.
                  They just don't look quite 'right' to me.
                  Me too.

                  I think they look nice on long torso women. There are a couple of people I know that look lovely, but they have a longer torso. My short torso...not so much.


                  • #10
                    I'm short, short waisted and stout and the traditional frock coats don't look well on me. Hunter styles always looked better on me. I like the Eurostar Jeanette but would replace the buttons
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                    • #11
                      I own the skarlett. To me, it's a much tidier presentation than the diana style coats, comes across more tailored like a shad-in-training. The dianas always look big and sloppy to me.
                      chaque pas est fait ensemble


                      • #12
                        As someone who dabbles in dressage and came up doing hunters, unless you're talking about a shad, I don't really see much difference in coat length. Number and type of buttons (4 metal versus 3 tonal), yes, but my RJ dressage frock coat and my RJ hunt coats fall about the same length down my thigh. Same brand, same size (6L), same length, so far as I can tell. But I'm long all over, so maybe that makes a difference.
                        A Year In the Saddle


                        • #13
                          ^^ Where in the US can you find the Eurostar coats?

                          I would like to get a new show coat that I can use both for H/J and lower level dressage. My gripe about a lot of the Pikeur stuff is that they look silly on petite people. I'm 5'3" and not particularly leggy so anything the least bit too long makes me look even shorter. I prefer single vented coats because the double vent doesn't look so good if you've got a booty that is well, not exactly small. lol.

                          any recommendations on what coats tend to look good on petite folks?
                          Last edited by SnicklefritzG; May. 19, 2012, 05:44 PM.


                          • #14
                            I have a Cavallo Galathea and love it. I finally look like I actually have some legs vs the coat hanging so far down my thighs.

                            I also have one of the new washable ones from Spooks

                            It is a super jacket. Wash/ hang dry - looks perfect.
                            RoseLane Sportponies
                            Golden State - 2012 Bundeschampion & 2014 USDF Horse of the Year
                            Golden West - 2014 & 2015 Bundeschampion Pony Stallion
                            Petit Marc Aurel- FEI Dressage Pony Stallion


                            • Original Poster

                              honeylips, that coat is super cute! I bet it looks stunning on you!


                              • Original Poster

                                I ordered a coat! Divosa had a 25% off one item, which ended yesterday. So I ordered a few things and got 25% off on the most expensive item - the coat. I broke down and ordered the Kentucky Helli. It is stretchy and also wash and wear. And if I don't like it as a riding coat, maybe I can get away with wearing it with jeans or a skirt.





                                • #17
                                  I was finally able to try on a Pikeur Skarlett over the weekend and it looked so much nicer on my 4'10" body than the traditional long dressage coats. Will definitely be ordering one of these when I actually get to the point of doing a dressage show.

                                  I also tried the Romina, which was a beautiful jacket, but still a little long in the waist for me.

                                  The new shorter jackets are a godsend for all of us shorter waisted riders, as the traditional cuts are just too long from shoulder to waist and too hard to tailor properly.
                                  Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
                                  Witherun Farm


                                  • #18
                                    As someone tall with very long legs, I'll keep my Pikeur Diana frock coat. It is wool and I'd love to have a lighter weight version. I dug it out today to try it on and after 10 years it still fits! Hope to be able to wear it this fall...I love the look of the shorter coats on a shorter person. Although my derriere is not large, I still prefer to keep my white "baboon butt" covered.


                                    • #19
                                      photos of the Spooks washable "short" coat here - from last week's show

                                      RoseLane Sportponies
                                      Golden State - 2012 Bundeschampion & 2014 USDF Horse of the Year
                                      Golden West - 2014 & 2015 Bundeschampion Pony Stallion
                                      Petit Marc Aurel- FEI Dressage Pony Stallion


                                      • #20
                                        oh... so you went with the piping? How... radical!