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  • Combined test apparel ?

    So for the jumping part of a combined test, do you wear a jacket?

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    Unless the prize list specifies otherwise, you should be ready to braid, groom well, and wear a jacket.

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    • #3
      Nope. Even for the unregconized HT no wears one their either. You'll mostly just see people in their xc attire for both an unreg. HT and a CT. Polo's are great too. If it cold out, just put a sweater on over it, and you'll be good to go!
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      • #4
        Above two posts ... guess that is the difference between the traditions of the east coast in North Carolina, and the casual west in Montana.

        Best to ask locals in your own area for a safe answer.

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        • #5
          Jumping phase... typically not. I'm actually riding in a CT in 7 hours and I most likely will not jump in a jacket, unless it ends up staying cool enough that I want one!
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          • #6
            You can always call/email the show organizer and check with them to be absolutely sure.

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            • #7
              Around here (PA/OH) it's casual attire for combined tests and mini trials. Basically anything unrecognized. I normally do white breeches and a white or black polo in dressage. For jumping you can nix the white and wear your colors and such.

              Honestly, of all the unrecognized stuff I've been to, the people with coats and braided horses are such a minority that they really stick out. lol
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              • #8
                I'm going to a CT in a week and its an "informal wear" show. I plan on wearing a black polo and beige breeches (I'm only doing the dressage portion - Intro A/B; my friend is doing the Novice combined test), unless it is cold enough - and then I will wear my hunt coat! No braids- just a clean horse and clean tack...

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                • #9
                  I would say, it totally depends...last year, I did a CT as part of a rec. HT. I went full out with braiding and full attire for the CT, mainly for myself. Now that I think about it, most everybody was "dressed". I was one of the few that was braided. I just wanted to get my show nerves under control. Now, for local unrec. stuff, I rarely dress, unless, as I said, I want to practice "playing the part".
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                  • #10
                    No, I don't think it is "east coast vs west coast"

                    The rules for HT say that, if all phases are in one day, you don't need to wear a jacket for any of the phases.

                    For a combined test, I typically wear a (sleeved, collared) shirt, without jacket, for both phases.

                    But if I wore a jacket for dressage, I would wear it for the jumping phase as well.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by allison finch View Post
                      Unless the prize list specifies otherwise, you should be ready to braid, groom well, and wear a jacket.
                      Really? Not to any of the unrecognized I've been to around here. Polo shirt and light breeches are the norm. No braiding. You can usually tell those who are "newbies" to the sport, and those who have been at it a while, because the newbies are all braided up and are wearing jackets (nothing wrong with it, of course, just that I wouldn't go through that much effort for a schooling show - neat and clean and presentable are all that matters).
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eventer_mi View Post
                        Really? Not to any of the unrecognized I've been to around here. Polo shirt and light breeches are the norm. No braiding. You can usually tell those who are "newbies" to the sport, and those who have been at it a while, because the newbies are all braided up and are wearing jackets (nothing wrong with it, of course, just that I wouldn't go through that much effort for a schooling show - neat and clean and presentable are all that matters).
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                          So I left my jacket on. Got 2nd too! Mares first CT, 2nd show ever, and my first CT in a LOOONG time. Most people jumped in jackets. A couple people were schooling XC since it was open, so they changed into their vests/etc since they were schooling right after SJ.

                          Unless it specifically states schooling show, I will wear a jacket for Dressage. I just like being well turned out. The ex-pony clubber in me just won't die! I even wear a real stock tie! and a hair net! I was suprised at the amount of free hair. About half the people stayed in jackets and half changed into XC attire or a polo shirt type dress.

                          Thanks for the input guys!

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                          • #14
                            I don't see any downside to wearing a back-protector, so I frequently wear my Tipperary vest for stadium. If I have to wear it over a show jacket it's a bit hot and stuffy, but it's ok.

                            I got balled out the other day at a schooling show, where most people were in polo-shirts for dressage. I was in whites and show-coat, but my gloves were the wrong shade of purple, and aparently 'concervative colors only' were allowed. Whatever that means !

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by OverandOnward View Post
                              Above two posts ... guess that is the difference between the traditions of the east coast in North Carolina, and the casual west in Montana.

                              Best to ask locals in your own area for a safe answer.


                              Maybe, but I trained and showed in area 9 many years before moving to the east in '93.

                              However, I will admit that I rarely show unrecognized.

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