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Dressage Show Shirts - Which do you like?

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  • Dressage Show Shirts - Which do you like?

    I am buying my first dressage show shirt (!) and have no idea of what to get. There aren't too many on the Dover site, but from what's there the Goode Rider Ideal Long Sleeve one seems to be closest to what I was thinking of -- stretchy, long sleeve, zip front, stock tie loop. Does anyone have this one or have suggestions for ones that you really like?

  • #2
    I'd like suggestions on show shirts in pastel colors suitable for situations when coats are waived due to heat. Very breathable material is an added bonus.

    Last year I made the "marshmellow girl" mistake - white shirt, white breeches!


    • #3
      I have the ROMFH Coolmax dressage show shirts - both in the short and long sleeve versions. They are very comfortable and easy care.

      Long Sleeve

      Short Sleeve

      When coats are waived, generally a conservative color polo or zip-up top is suitable. Or, you could always pair your white shirt with black breeches. I generally still wear my jacket even in the blazing heat - it covers up my gut and butt.


      • #4
        I like the Arista Cool Plus shirts--they come in various colours and sleeve lengths (long, short, sleeveless). The fabric is thickish (and stretchy) so it is not as clingy and revealing as some of the other brands.

        You can get them at Dover, but a random search provided:



        • #5
          The Arista lists size large as 10-12. What do they think we all are? sticks??? That ain't gonna cover my bod.
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          • #6
            Sigh.....I'm cheap so I just googled "colored dressage show shirts" and sifted thru what I found.....I LOVE wearing COLOR with my gray mare......

            The older show shirt I liked best was an "EAS" shirt that is almost RED (bright loud "pink") with a white collare and cuffs, vents in the back and is very comfy (sizing was for tiny petite riders, not a middle aged lard!).......but it is a shirt I feel GOOD in......BUT....it has mesh in the underarm vents that has NOT held up well and.....it was EXPENSIVE.....soooo,

            Now I just do the above and buy a few (2-3) new ones per year.....I only spend around $25 per and they are stretchy fabric (good for the extra snowpocolypse poundage!) but not as "flattering" I'm told by internet eggspurts....but pfffffft on that....I'm past the age of caring about their opinions and more into how to ride comfortabley while trying to add a bit of "color"........


            • #7
              Originally posted by Tiki View Post
              The Arista lists size large as 10-12. What do they think we all are? sticks??? That ain't gonna cover my bod.
              The Cool Plus ones are actually quite forgiving--I am no stick, believe me! I wish the rest of their clothes fit the same way. I am of the fluffy ilk (18 or 20ish) and fit into the XL.


              • #8
                The Romfh shirts are pretty forgiving too. I'm normally a 10-12, but wear the size 2 (8-10) Romfh with room to spare.


                • #9
                  I often go to Dick's Sporting Goods or Kohl's and find similar shirts made in the same design and fabric w/o the horsey logo for much less. Try some of the sporting goods stores, especially if they are having a sale . . . maybe even Title 9.
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                  • #10
                    Arista all the way!!!! I absolutely love Arista's clothing, and if you go to their website they have a sale section where you can get fabulous deals on a lot of their line (not breeches, unfortunately because I keep looking, but shirts, vests, etc.)

                    Here's their sale section which has some shirts in it right now. I personally have the Riding Spirit Shirt from the first page which is beautiful in person - the pattern is actually stitched on the shirt in black thread. I've had lots of compliments at shows.


                    • #11
                      I wear any old T-shirt under my coat, with the stock tie on no one can tell. (unless the stock tie falls off, which has happened... hee, hee).


                      • #12
                        The RJ classics shirts are beautiful. They only have white up on their website, but I've got some colored ones, so they have to be out there somewhere. They just started making ones with a snap collar, which is great for people with big thick fingers like me. I think they look MUCH classier than the zip ones.
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                        • #13
                          This is one of the good things about the dressage "habit", your stock covers whatever your wearing when you are wearing your coat.

                          I prefer like someone mentioned the shirts that wick sweat away. Sporting good stores usually have those in abundance. I like just a plain collared shirt so that when jackets are waived I am still ok. I look toward the golf and tennis dept., which they are usually cheaper then anything with a horse on it.

                          But I do like both the Kerrits and the Romph (have had both) for horse geared shirts.


                          • #14
                            Love my ROMFH cool max shirts!!!
                            No Worries!


                            • #15
                              EAS shirts made by MIKU

                              The EAS shirt that Silver Image is referring to is made by MIKU...it's true they are pricey but they wash well and last forever and come in great colors..love the vents in the back and under the arms (just keep the iron away from those areas or you will burn a hole right throught the vent!) ..love the hidden buttons. I wish there was a way to purchase them without going through EAS....


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by NicDel View Post
                                The EAS shirt that Silver Image is referring to is made by MIKU...it's true they are pricey but they wash well and last forever and come in great colors..love the vents in the back and under the arms (just keep the iron away from those areas or you will burn a hole right throught the vent!) ..love the hidden buttons. I wish there was a way to purchase them without going through EAS....
                                Ok- is there a link for EAS? I googled and got sports drinks.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Boomer View Post
                                  Ok- is there a link for EAS? I googled and got sports drinks.

                                  They're from EuroAmerican Saddlery (www.eurosaddlery.com) but they are redesigning their website and it is down for now...


                                  • #18
                                    I have both the cotton blouse styles and the sport coolmax material styles. On hot sticky days I'm thankfull for the 100% cotton short sleeve blouse style with built in mesh vents in the seems. Those "sport materials" just get too hot and stinky.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by NicDel View Post
                                      The EAS shirt that Silver Image is referring to is made by MIKU...it's true they are pricey but they wash well and last forever and come in great colors..love the vents in the back and under the arms (just keep the iron away from those areas or you will burn a hole right throught the vent!) ..love the hidden buttons. I wish there was a way to purchase them without going through EAS....
                                      HAY.....do you know if anybody else sells that "MIKU" brand....they really ARE the nicest show shirts......I'd like one in a purpley color


                                      • #20
                                        MIKU Shirts

                                        I would suggest contacting my new sponsor, Skylands Saddlery...908-782-1944.... wwww.skylandssaddlery.com.
                                        Ronnie, the owner, is great and she does carry MIKU in a few colors (the blue herringbone is really nice and so soft-I love the fabric) but I am sure she would be willing to order a any color for you if it is available. I see that they have a cotton/poly blend at a lesser price but I don't have any experience with this style so I am not sure if it has the same feel/quality as the 100% (you know what they say, "you get what you pay for"). Please let them know that I sent you there .