• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Hunt coat colors?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Hunt coat colors?

    Are there rules as to what color coat a person can wear and when? Are there preferences? I'd like to find out what's appropriate in the ring and when, please.
    Shop online at
    www.KoperEquine.com
    http://sweetolivefarm.com/services.php

  • #2
    Search for 'attire' in the rulebook http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2009/15-HU.pdf --
    "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM

    Comment


    • #3
      The rulebook is an excellent guideline, however, it doesn't really help when a rider is in a modern tack store trying to figure out what is appropriate for your average hunter class. For instance, while a scarlet coat is allowable under the rules, you'll certainly be hard pressed to find a rider wearing scarlet in the hunter ring.

      For hunters:

      Formal Attire. Riders are required to wear scarlet or dark coats; white shirts with white stock; white, buff or canary breeches and protective headgear.
      "Formal" attire in hunters refers to a classic. For this you'd wear a navy coat, white shirt, and tan/pukey beige breeches. Some (preferably adult) riders will choose to wear a shadbelly. Whites are allowable but not done, except in a jumper classic.

      For jumpers:

      Formal Attire. Black, blue, green, grey, scarlet or similar coats are permitted; white or fawn breeches; a white tie, choker or hunting stock, and a white or lightly colored shirt must be worn. Shirts must have a white collar and white cuffs
      One would wear a navy or maybe a black coat in an equitation class.

      There's a bit more leniency in your average hunter classes - "dark" is generally a good rule but sometimes you'll see a windowpaned or nicely patterned lighter wool coat. There are some pretty patterns and windowpanes in shades of blue, gray, brown, olive, etc that are perfectly fine.

      Pick something that looks nice on your horse and matches your shirt, and preferably is a nice color on you. A color that you'd wear to a dressy business meeting is a good rule of thumb. Again, a nice dark navy is appropriate for everything, and wool is ALWAYS a better choice than a poly-blend, which sometimes can look shiny or cheap.
      ---
      They're small hearts.

      Comment


      • #4
        Don't ask me about preferences -- My favorite coat is still my beige herringbone, and that is a few years out of style -- Even my dark olive and dark brown are a bit dated -- The fashion conscious have been in black this season and last and use navy for their spare coat --

        I've seen guys wearing scarlet in hunter derbies and classics --

        There are a ton of threads on here about show clothes ... just search for them -- Flip through some current issues of COTH and you'll see what's 'in' on the A circuit -- Flip through some issues that are 1-3 years old and you'll see what's worn on the local circuit in my area --

        I imagine it's somewhat regional too -- I know the purple dressage coats never made it to the East Coast, but I heard they were big in CA a few years ago -- What area of the country are you in?
        "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM

        Comment


        • #5
          A classic navy never hurt anyone! You can wear navy on pretty much any horse. Grey is nice too, but also depending on the horse's color. I personally think that colors like beige and green can only be pulled off by certain people on a certain colored horse(I wouldn't be one of them!).

          Comment


          • #6
            Navy is always a good choice That being said I adore my grey jacket with purple
            No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
            For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
            www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

            Comment


            • #7
              Jumpers:

              you can wear a polo shirt in a regular class. in a classic I like a black or navy jacket with a piping on the collar (the Euro jackets are really in right now, black or navy with four buttons, velvet collar and piping.) white breeches, white shirt.

              EQ:

              plain navy. plain navy. plain navy. NOT black/ grey/ green. NOT fancy buttons. NOT piping. NOT windowpane. plain navy. Did I say plain navy?

              Hunterland:

              You can wear light colors if you like (I do ) My fave is tan with a pale pink windowpane, pale pink shirt. I also loff the light grey on a light grey horse, with a ivory shirt! yummy... I have a light light light blue (almost baby) that I wear with a shirt of the same color, it looks delicious on a chestnut. (I don't have one ) But black and navy are always popular. Green is OUT this year, I think brown is on it's way out too.
              When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks the closet for George Morris. -mpsbarnmanager

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                I think brown is on it's way out too.
                Boooooo!!!!!! I love my really dark brown coat...looks snappy with a lilac shirt.

                vbunny, you cannot go wrong with navy. It will always be a classic and, as others have said, looks great on all horses. It's appropriate for hunters, eq, and jumpers. And if you want to snazz it up a bit, you can wear it with different show shirts - white, pink, light blue, lilac, and pretty blue prints (checks, stripes, etc).
                ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~

                Comment


                • #9
                  Colors

                  You can wear any dark colored or scarlet hunt coat. Navy is preferred though. As for breeches you can wear white, khaki, tan or canary breeches. You can wear colored show shirts at lower rated shows but B rated and up they prefer you to wear a white show shirt.

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Why do the rules quoted say white shirt when I almost never see one? I usually see colors and even patterns, like faint stripes or a check.

                    Thanks everyone, see so many lovely colors in the rings and I was never sure if there were rules (as in "no white after labor day") or whetehr it was personal and maybe weather related.
                    Shop online at
                    www.KoperEquine.com
                    http://sweetolivefarm.com/services.php

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vbunny View Post
                      Why do the rules quoted say white shirt when I almost never see one? I usually see colors and even patterns, like faint stripes or a check.

                      Thanks everyone, see so many lovely colors in the rings and I was never sure if there were rules (as in "no white after labor day") or whetehr it was personal and maybe weather related.
                      White shirts are required only for formal attire. The prize list will tell you if formal attire is required...generally for classics.
                      ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X