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    Well, I just posted another thread on if you think brown would work for me in the show ring, and I got to thinking.... What is your definition a fashion cotastrophe for the show ring?---------------Not trying to bash anyones style, just looking for your opinion on what looks good and what doesnt. Lets respect eachothers own individual opinions
    "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong

  • #2
    Knew a trainer who years ago showed in the jumpers with a bright red polor shirt and rust breeches on a chestnut. Was pretty bad but she seemed to like it as wore it at almost every show!

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    • #3
      hair bags...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by karens View Post
        hair bags...
        Those are so tacky! Why can't they just wear hairnets?
        Smileys, the internet's botox

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        • #5
          Things that drive me crazy:
          Show bows
          Boots that don't fit properly
          Badly/improperly done hunter hair
          Blue helmets
          Colored saddle pads (except on ponies)
          Colored polo wraps (other than black or white, also except on ponies)
          Lack of belt
          Lack of gloves
          Red/ orange tack
          Disco spurs
          Rhinestoned tack (so 2003!)
          Colored/strangely shaped crops
          Glitter. On anything.
          Colored hair nets (Pink? Seriously?)

          As you can tell, I'm pretty conservative when it comes to fashion. I am definitely of the opinion that classic is correct, even in the schooling ring.
          "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
          -George Morris

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          • #6
            Stock pins in the hunter ring.
            Brown GPAs.
            "Faded" velvet helmets.
            Yellow show shirts. Call me crazy, but I can't stand them.
            Western saddle rugs used as saddle pads.
            50,851,651 saddle pads under one saddle.
            COLORED FLEECE HALF PADS. Seriously, now?
            Different colored polo wraps on each leg.
            OBSESSIVE COORDINATION. Like when your helmet cover matches your breeches and your shirt and your gloves and your saddle pad and your polo wraps and your crop and the bows in your long, childish braids..
            Helmet covers in general.
            VELVET HELMET COVERS OVER PLASTIC HELMETS. Oh dear god.
            Breeches + paddock boots, but no chaps or garters.
            Breeches + tall boot socks + paddock boots.
            That awesome "I'm different than everyone else here because I wear black and death and I'm hardcore badass, so I think I'll go ride a horse" persona.

            Sooo, yeah I have a lot of pet peeves. Sorry.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
              Things that drive me crazy:
              Show bows
              Boots that don't fit properly
              Badly/improperly done hunter hair
              Blue helmets
              Colored saddle pads (except on ponies)
              Colored polo wraps (other than black or white, also except on ponies)
              Lack of belt
              Lack of gloves
              Red/ orange tack
              Disco spurs
              Rhinestoned tack (so 2003!)
              Colored/strangely shaped crops
              Glitter. On anything.
              Colored hair nets (Pink? Seriously?)

              As you can tell, I'm pretty conservative when it comes to fashion. I am definitely of the opinion that classic is correct, even in the schooling ring.
              Originally posted by The Big Bay Mare View Post
              Stock pins in the hunter ring.
              Brown GPAs.
              "Faded" velvet helmets.
              Yellow show shirts. Call me crazy, but I can't stand them.
              Western saddle rugs used as saddle pads.
              50,851,651 saddle pads under one saddle.
              COLORED FLEECE HALF PADS. Seriously, now?
              Different colored polo wraps on each leg.
              OBSESSIVE COORDINATION. Like when your helmet cover matches your breeches and your shirt and your gloves and your saddle pad and your polo wraps and your crop and the bows in your long, childish braids..
              Helmet covers in general.
              VELVET HELMET COVERS OVER PLASTIC HELMETS. Oh dear god.
              Breeches + paddock boots, but no chaps or garters.
              Breeches + tall boot socks + paddock boots.
              That awesome "I'm different than everyone else here because I wear black and death and I'm hardcore badass, so I think I'll go ride a horse" persona.

              Sooo, yeah I have a lot of pet peeves. Sorry.
              Most of those things must be what people wear schooling eh? I couldn't imagine someone using colored saddle pads and polo's in the show ring.

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              • #8
                HA! You guys need to check out some of the outfits I have seen on Arabian hunter pleasure horses! (NOT the working hunters-we all KNOW how to dress!!!!)
                Coats and breeches that match-monochromatic match
                glittery gold coat
                brown breeches
                colored saddle pads, big and poofy-in the show ring!
                slide on spurs on the actual boot heel and upside down
                blue breeches
                show bows
                hunt cap perched on top of hair
                gobs of makeup

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
                  Things that drive me crazy:
                  Show bows
                  Boots that don't fit properly
                  Badly/improperly done hunter hair
                  Blue helmets
                  Colored saddle pads (except on ponies)
                  Colored polo wraps (other than black or white, also except on ponies)
                  Lack of belt
                  Lack of gloves
                  Red/ orange tack
                  Disco spurs
                  Rhinestoned tack (so 2003!)
                  Colored/strangely shaped crops
                  Glitter. On anything.
                  Colored hair nets (Pink? Seriously?)

                  As you can tell, I'm pretty conservative when it comes to fashion. I am definitely of the opinion that classic is correct, even in the schooling ring.

                  I completely agree with the whole classic is correct
                  "Lucky you to have ridden Kildonan Tug- Luckier you to have loved him"
                  "Carrying you to prelim was the jewel in Tug's crown."
                  "Great horses find you. You don't find them."

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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    I second the velvet covers on plastic helmets
                    -hairnets practically over people's eyebrows or down to their nose
                    -overly done makeup
                    -orange tack
                    -bright plastic helmets( even for schooling I hate them)
                    -messy hair
                    -not that it looks bad by any means(in fact, It looks more profesional), but I hate the feeling of wearing breeches that come up so high that they are on your neck. I feel trapped.
                    "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by spmoonie View Post
                      -not that it looks bad by any means(in fact, It looks more profesional), but I hate the feeling of wearing breeches that come up so high that they are on your neck. I feel trapped.
                      me too!!!

                      A person went into the ring @ devon doing the locals with a show bow, orange tack on a dark colored horse, and was too big for her horse. I said "who let a show bow in the ring!?" I was actually embarrassed for the rider.
                      "to each his own..."

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                      • #12
                        I second the breeches and paddock boots without garters and I third the helmet covers (especially on Tipperary helmets )

                        I also dislike:
                        - Braids on older girls (I've seen a 16 year old go into the show ring with braids )
                        - Garters on anyone who is too tall/too big for them. I know the cut-off age is 12ish, but there was a nine year old at my barn who switched to tall boots because she was taller and more physically mature than a lot of other 9 year olds. Don't wait until you're twelve just because you can.
                        - A girl at a local show tried to go in and do her course with rope reins- judge had the steward go over and tell the girl that she would have to change to real reins because it was kind of disrespectful. I thought the judge made a good call there
                        - I personally don't like green hunt coats (not olive green, those are fine, but GREEN green)
                        - I don't like it when people show with sunglasses
                        - When people go into the show ring with a red bow tied in their horse's tail. I'm not talking the schooling ring or the beginner ring, that I understand because the little munchkins don't know how to steer, but in a hunter under saddle with mostly adults? If you're getting close enough to a strange horse's butt to get kicked when you're a more advanced rider, than it's your fault if you get kicked, IMHO

                        Wow, I didn't realize how many riding pet peeves I had
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                        • #13
                          Ill-fitting tack or apparel (especially boots)
                          Show bows
                          Pigtails with bows on anyone beyond age 6
                          Tall boots on tiny kids in the w/t/c, s/s, leadline classes!!!
                          Dirty horses
                          No belt

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by copper1 View Post
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                            Coats and breeches that match-monochromatic match
                            Oh, dagnabbit. I just got a nice new olive RJ classics coat but my only breeches are puke-green. Didn't even think about that. Guess I have an excuse for breeches-shopping...
                            "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 2016 RoyalCrown KTug View Post
                              I completely agree with the whole classic is correct
                              Except "hunter hair" ain't "classic".

                              Top hat with a bun and a veil is "classic"...
                              "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                              ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                              • #16
                                Clothes that don't fit. I don't want to see breeches that go where no wash cloth has ever gone, or that show every fat dimple, boots that are too short, or anything else overtly unflattering.

                                Show Bows. Obviously. Just... yuck.

                                Shadbellies on children. ESPECIALLY small children. Tacky.

                                Messy hair. It's inexcuseable.

                                Orange tack. If you can't bear to oil it, buy brown. Orange looks cheap, even when it's expensive.
                                ---
                                They're small hearts.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by copper1 View Post
                                  blue breeches
                                  Actually lately I've seen a lot of people school in baby-ish blue TS breeches. They really don't look half bad.

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                                  • #18
                                    This thread cracks me up bc you guys would faint at what you see in a breed show "hunter ring." Gobs of makeup is only the beginning lol. But I was confused by this:

                                    "Stock pins in the hunter ring."

                                    That's the pin the goes on the ratcatcher. I thought you were supposed to wear one (I have a pretty basic, bit shaped one)? Or have I been in hunter pleasure rings for too long?
                                    ~*~
                                    Sarah

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                                    • #19
                                      I guess I'm ultra conservative, but I really hate the jewel tone or dark colored rat catchers --- I'm all for white, buff, pale blue, pale pink, the more traditional colors.

                                      Donk

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by smurk03 View Post
                                        This thread cracks me up bc you guys would faint at what you see in a breed show "hunter ring." Gobs of makeup is only the beginning lol. But I was confused by this:

                                        "Stock pins in the hunter ring."

                                        That's the pin the goes on the ratcatcher. I thought you were supposed to wear one (I have a pretty basic, bit shaped one)? Or have I been in hunter pleasure rings for too long?
                                        Stock pins are on pretty much the same level as show bows as far as I'm concerned. Your collar should be monogrammed instead. I dislike stock pins just because I think they look tacky unless on an actual stock tie, but I've heard of urban legend-ish safety issues as well. Story goes that you fall off strangely, the pin ends up stabbing you in the throat. Not sure if this is actually possible, but if it keeps people from wearing stock pins...
                                        "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
                                        -George Morris

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