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Need dressage coat suggestions...

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  • Need dressage coat suggestions...

    ...and I'm getting zippo response over on the dressage forum, so I thought I'd call upon the eventing fashionistas (isn't that an oxymoron? ) here.

    I'm looking for a new dressage coat. I'd like one in navy blue, with silver buttons and piping, but I'll also take black with silver piping. I don't want to pay an arm and a leg, but I'm in love with this one: http://www.rjclassics.com/dyn_prod.php?p=Z8601&k=149920.

    Do you think that I could get away with that dark grey in the dressage ring, even for straight dressage?

    Btw, I've got football player shoulders, so I take a generous size 12 and have to tailor in the waist for a good fit. Help! I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

    So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."

  • #2
    Since my dressage saddle is brown I go more for navy..... BUT I could SOOOOO go for that coat!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

    Hummm...... :
    owner and friend of members of the Limping And Majestic Equine Society.


    • #3

      If you like it go for it. I have bought two Pikeur coats one jumping Doreen I think and the Diana on ebay for about $100.00 each used and in excellent shape. I too have wide shoulders and ape arms and a 14L fits beautifully. good luck I think the rules read a dark colored coat/jacket. But check to make sure.


      • #4
        I also have huge shoulders, and I am short and short-waisted. I have the Pikeur Epsom in navy washable fabric. Silver buttons too.

        As I understand the Epsom is not sold in the US, but the sizing is like other Pikeurs, but shorter. I got it off Ebay from Australia, and it cost $77.00 shipped. Really cannot beat that price.


        • #5
          eventer_mi I love that coat, too! I've been eyeing this one ( http://cgi.ebay.com/RJ-Classics-Ladi...1#ht_500wt_811 ) on eBay as the price is right, but I really want something a little snazzier since I'm doing more "real" dressage shows this year. However, everything I find that I like is really expensive!


          • #6
            You absolutely could get away with a dark grey dressage coat, I've seen them around. That coat is gorgeous. And RJ Classics should fit you if you have biggish shoulders.

            Or if you want to go a bit more traditional there's this:



            • #7
              I just got the Pikeur Ascona, which is a similar cut to the Epsom but single vent. I'm short with some curves and it fits me well, much better than the Diana. It was about $178 including shipping from Amira Equi.


              • #8
                I have an RJ Classics Platinum dressage coat and I love it. I have bigger shoulders/bust and it fits me great.

                Third Charm Event Team


                • Original Poster

                  Jennifer, you're also a size 6!!!! I will only be a size 6 in my dreams.

                  That black with the pinstripe is gorgeous, and half the price of my Dream Coat. Hmmm...birthday is coming up, wonder if I could take Mr. Eventer_Mi into getting it for me?

                  So, common consensus is that I could get away with the dark grey in the show ring?
                  "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                  So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                  • #10
                    EV 114:
                    5. DRESSAGE TEST.
                    a. Horse Trials (Beginner Novice through Preliminary)...Coat—dark color or tweed, tail coats are not permitted....
                    b. Horse Trials (Intermediate and Advanced) & Three Day Events. As above except no tweed coat.
                    So sure, go for the dark gray coat! It's verrry pretty.
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