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  • Hunt Coat

    Would you consider a grey hunt coat acceptable for A shows? I haven't shown in a few years so I sold my hunt coat (navy) and now I need a new one. I see grey coats but i'm not totally sure the judges actually like them. Personally, I love the coat, its 60% off, $500 new, teal-ish inside, and I have a lovely grey mare who would compliment it perfectly. Right now I think I want to do jumpers, but I want to be able to transition over to hunters/eq without a problem. I guess my real question is, if I can only afford one coat, should I get a 'trendy' color like grey, or should I buy a lower quality coat in navy? thanks in advance!

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    Jacket trends vary from region to region, I wouldn't call a grey jacket trendy, but perfectly acceptable for hunters in A shows. As for eq, navy has been the standard forever, particularly for medal classes. If you are an ammy I wouldn't worry about wearing a grey jacket in an adult eq class, if you are a junior I'd go with a navy jacket. Navy is most traditional and you can use it in jumper classics as well.

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    • #3
      Navy or black is the more traditional color, but for the hunter's I think grey is definitely acceptable. If you plan on doing the equitation I would go with the darker jacket, if not, get the grey

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      • #4
        I was a die hard plain dark navy girl from my jr eq days. Then the cleaners shrunk my hunt coat! I now have a dark charcoal gray hunt coat. I wear it in the adult eq & adult jumpers (with my white breeches for classics). I don't feel out of place or out of style.
        "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"

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        • #5
          I vote for the grey coat. I can't think of anything that it would be inappropriate for, and there's just something about riding in a coat you LOVE....
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          • #6
            Of course! Navy is a must if you are serious about the eq, but for everything else (or if you just use the eq as a warmup, like I do) a gray coat would be fine. I have like 8 coats, and only one of them is navy.
            Originally posted by tidy rabbit
            Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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