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Would you like to see less conservative colors in the hunter ring?

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  • #21
    Since when is this "only traditional in the hunters" even happening? I have shown many times in a slate blue or tan/brown coat. That's not fluourescent but it's not only black/navy/charcoal either. And I got *mine* because everyone else was wearing them at the time (late 90's/early 2000's). With colorful shirts (I have a burgundy and a french blue one I can recall wearing a lot). I never got onto the crystal helmet bandwagon but egads, for a while I was sure I was the only one not to have pink sparkles on my noggin.

    Equitation has remained more conservative than hunters.

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    • #22
      With all due respect, there is a huge difference between a tan coat or even a slate blue coat and the JustWorld coats. They are very bright.
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      • #23
        Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
        With all due respect, there is a huge difference between a tan coat or even a slate blue coat and the JustWorld coats. They are very bright.
        No kidding. I answered the question "nope" because I was thinking of untraditional colors. Muted shades of blue and pretty much any shade of brown and gray are considered traditional in my book.

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        • #24
          Out of sheer curiosity, do you consider dark green to be traditional?
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          • #25
            I do! Probably my favorite coat is a lovely olive green, and I miss the hunter green coats of days past. They looked SO sharp on a chestnut.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
              With all due respect, there is a huge difference between a tan coat or even a slate blue coat and the JustWorld coats. They are very bright.
              I get that, but there is a decent amount of "only black/navy/charcoal with white shirts belong in the hunters" on this thread that is just plain puzzling. It's popular right now but it's still a trend -- and that trend will change. It always does.

              Anyway, I think a class aimed at wearing bright colors is completely unnecessary but I wouldn't really MIND, per se. I just wouldn't show in it.

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              • #27
                I don't believe I've ever seen an olive green coat. Do you have a photo you could share?

                My favorite coat ever was French blue and I required years of therapy after it was literally pulled out of my hands by my mother, who insisted it didn't fit me anymore. She was right, but...
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                • #28
                  Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                  No. Hunters are about tradition...that does not include loud coats.

                  FWIW, I'm a JustWorld ambassador and I love my coat to death, but I would never dream of wearing it anywhere other than the jumpers.
                  Exactly my feelings. If you want to wear colorful clothing be an eventer, or stick to the jumpers.

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                  • #29
                    Renn, I have seen olive green coats, although not in recent years, they are ugly. This was back in the 1960s and maybe early 70s, light and medium blue were also popular then.

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by BAC View Post
                      Renn, I have seen olive green coats, although not in recent years, they are ugly. This was back in the 1960s and maybe early 70s, light and medium blue were also popular then.
                      Well, hopefully Ammy's isn't. I've seen some browns with olive tones that I didn't find particularly attractive but not one I'd call actually olive green. The problem is the breeches- so many things in the brown spectrum clash.
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                      • #31
                        My feelings on wearing bright colors in the hunters
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                        • #32
                          You forgot one.
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                          • #33
                            Maybe calling it olive was going too far. I certainly don't think it is ugly! Definite brown undertones, but if you're standing in front of me it definitely reads greenish.

                            Edited to delete my photo and say that my coat is exactly the same as the "Medium Olive" examply below! Much better photo!
                            Last edited by AmmyByNature; Feb. 14, 2013, 11:30 AM.

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                            • #34
                              Oh, I am soooo stealing this.

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Renn/aissance View Post
                                I don't believe I've ever seen an olive green coat. Do you have a photo you could share?

                                My favorite coat ever was French blue and I required years of therapy after it was literally pulled out of my hands by my mother, who insisted it didn't fit me anymore. She was right, but...
                                I love olive green. I find HUNTER green to be a very unflattering and hard to wear color for my skin tone. But I love OLIVE...

                                http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...eattheshow.jpg (light olive)

                                http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...02fixedcor.jpg (medium olive)

                                http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...Woodedge12.jpg (darker olive)

                                http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...t=00000003.jpg (not me riding)

                                http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...t=00000012.jpg (again, not me- same coat as above photo)
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                                • #36
                                  My POV is that it's less about "tradition" and more about "not being distracting."

                                  The horse is meant to be the focus in the hunters, not the rider. Wearing something that is "boldly" colored would be a distraction away from the horse.
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                                  • #37
                                    Olive coats were big about 10 years ago. This "only navy or black with white shirts" is quite recent and has nothing to do with tradition. There's really not so much traditional about "hunters" jumping 8 fences in a ring and counting strides. And this is from someone who grew up showing hunters in the 1970's and could rock an outside course. And I had a pair of gray Harry Hall breeches that I loved, as well as rust. How's that for traditional?

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                                    • #38
                                      I like that, Ammy!

                                      VXF- I actually really like dark hunter green. It's a good color for me. Olive isn't, which is unfortunate, as I like it on other people! I think my mental picture of olive green reads more in the green tones than the coats you and Ammy posted; I see those as being more brown.
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                                      • #39
                                        I'll have to find a photo from 1994 -- rocking the hunter green coat on a bright chestnut in the hunters and the blindingly white (new pair for every horse show) polos in the eq.

                                        I was totally stylin' back in the day.

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                                        • #40
                                          I like earth tones much better than bright colours in jackets for hunters AND jumpers. I'm just not a bright jacket kind of gal I just brighten up with a lighter show shirt! Now a very deep colour burgandy would be all sorts of fabulous although I've never seen such a thing! It would retain those earth tones and not scream out loud "hey, look at me I'm a purple jacket"
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