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  • XC colors... help!!

    As many of you know, my hunter prospect turned out to be an event horse in the making. Still mad over that one...

    Anyways, I was told by a dear eventer friend that I was going to be laughed off the XC course without proper eventing colors. (my XC schooling attire garned a lot of laughs... seemingly white and uber conservative is a no-bueno).

    So, COTH'ers, I am coming to you for help. Am I seriously going to look like an idiot without XC colors? Or is it perfectly fine to keep my very conservative attire as-is?

    If "you're-an-idiot-if-you-don't-have-colors" proves to be the consensus, then who knows of some good eventing colors that aren't wild and aren't taken??
    Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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    Dress in what you like. Black and white can look uber cool. Just get a black vest, white shit, and a cool black and white helmet cover.

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    • #3
      Your cross-country vest can count as a large block of color. My off the rack one is navy- cause that's all they had, and I needed it for a Wofford clinic.
      Go with whatever colors you feel comfortable. Lots of people are conservative. The Brits tend to be in all white and their team hat covers have the colors.

      Woff used dark forest green shirts and white jockey breeches because he was usually trying to keep weight down as much as possible. The saddle weighed under 10 lbs...

      You can always change your colors whenever you feel like it. They aren't registered.
      Intermediate Riding Skills

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      • #4
        I think black and white looks fabulous! To me, an off the rack black vest, your white polo, and a white saddle pad totally counts as x-c colors. Clean and classy looking.
        http://poorwomanshowing.blogspot.com/
        R.I.P. Eagles Hill. 4/6/00-12/10/11.

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        • #5
          I have a friend that has brown and black as her XC colors. I don't think it can get much more boring than that The fun of XC colors is you really can use whatever you like, whether that be black and white or turquoise and purple.
          Pam's Pony Place

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          • #6
            We really don't care what you wear. Really. Truly. Do. Not. Care.
            Life doesn't have perfect footing.

            Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
            We Are Flying Solo

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wildlifer View Post
              We really don't care what you wear. Really. Truly. Do. Not. Care.

              Just please, wear SOMETHING! We prefer no Lady Godiva's!

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              • #8
                But!!
                You don't have to have a hairnet for cross-country! So, if Godiva locks flow, just make sure the fence judges can see your number!
                Intermediate Riding Skills

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                • #9
                  you don't need colors!!! I love the black and white look!!! Keep it simple for now, if you like eventing then think about colors down the road!!! I started out in black and white, but fell in love with royal blue and black.......when my blood bay's fall and spring coats comes in with the blue and black on him.....he looks amazing!!!
                  No Worries!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IFG View Post
                    Dress in what you like. Black and white can look uber cool. Just get a black vest, white shit, and a cool black and white helmet cover.

                    I just gotta ask -- is there a typo in here somewhere?
                    No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.
                    -- Winston Churchill

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                    • #11
                      As a former H/J rider my colors are quite conservative. My show colors were hunter green and white and there is no way I'm buying all new crap so that's the end of it.

                      And if anyone gives you crap for riding in black and white, show them this picture and tell them somehow that looks plenty cool to you.....
                      "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Noctis View Post
                        Just please, wear SOMETHING! We prefer no Lady Godiva's!
                        ROFL -- ok, ok, you have a point there!
                        Life doesn't have perfect footing.

                        Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
                        We Are Flying Solo

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Noctis View Post
                          Just please, wear SOMETHING! We prefer no Lady Godiva's!
                          Hahaha! This made my day...
                          Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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                          • #14
                            Not to mention a probable severe instance of the Inverness Problem from going Godiva (the Lady, not the chocolate. Partake freely of the chocolate...or the chocolate liquor....)

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                            • #15
                              I'm sure all color combinations are being used by someone out there!!! It's kind of hard to find crayola colors in actual horse products- I don't think you're going to find a 'mountain meadow' or 'macaroni and cheese' colored helmet cover,saddle pad, or bucket

                              Though there are the color combos that tend to be more popular, but in all honestly wear what you like! I think it's how you combine the colors that distinguishes you from the others with your colors

                              wear what colors/lack of colors makes you happy!
                              proud owner of a very pretty but completely useless horse (and one useful horse!)

                              Horse Thoughts

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                              • #16
                                hehehe

                                Originally posted by Noctis View Post
                                Just please, wear SOMETHING! We prefer no Lady Godiva's!
                                and isn't someone all ready going Lady Godiva on us and riding "In the Nude" or "Naked"??? (horse's name???)
                                proud owner of a very pretty but completely useless horse (and one useful horse!)

                                Horse Thoughts

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                                • #17
                                  Nope, don't NEED colours. In fact, some riders feel that XC has gone WAY too tacky recently.
                                  www.felixfjord.blogspot.com

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by IFG View Post
                                    Dress in what you like. Black and white can look uber cool. Just get a black vest, white shit, and a cool black and white helmet cover.
                                    I suppose if one is wearing white pants, the white shit would not be so noticeable.... Pray tell what does one have to injest to produce the aforementioned?............

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Noctis View Post
                                      Just please, wear SOMETHING! We prefer no Lady Godiva's!
                                      For a year or two, the rules did not explicitly state you had to wear a shirt, and so some people didn't wear anything (except a sports bra) under their vests.

                                      The rules have since changed.
                                      If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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                                      • #20
                                        And yeah, wear what you like. If you're clean and sharp, you'll look good no matter what your colors.
                                        If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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