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  • Would you show in....

    Ariat's khaki embossed breeches? The ones that have a faint paisley pattern on them. I bought a pair from TOTD, planning on just schooling in them, but when I received them today, the pattern is much more faint than it looked online. I couldn't pass them up at that great price! I really want another pair of TS to school in, but I can't afford the ariats, the TS, AND a pair of show breeches!! So, for those of you that have them, what do you think? This would be for schooling shows and POSSIBLY a local A or two.

    In loving memory of my precious Gwendolyn; you will always be with me, in my heart. I love you.

  • #2
    I probably would not show in them at an A show. However, I show in my tan TS schoolies at A shows all the time.
    ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~


    • #3
      That faded print is still a print so no way in the Hunters or Eq where the last thing you want your clothes to do is draw attention to your backside.

      That local would have to be awful casual for that.
      When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

      The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


      • #4
        I bought a pair too and I will absolutely show in them in A shows. I guess you can take what I say with a grain of salt, though, since I show almost exclusively in the jumpers. But I think they're pretty enough to wear early in the week (when everyone's a little more casual) in anything.
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        • #5
          I have a few pairs and have had nothing but compliments on them (at large A shows too) and yes I am currently doing the hunters with my youngster (winning too). The paisley is so faint you can only really see it when you are up very close, so if you like them go for it!
          Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


          • #6
            Originally posted by eclipse View Post
            The paisley is so faint you can only really see it when you are up very close, so if you like them go for it!
            I agree. They're pretty. Have some fun.
            Aca-Believe it!!


            • #7
              I wouldn't show in them at all, even in jumpers. Paisley print just seems inappropriate no matter how pretty you think they are.


              • #8
                Picture please?


                • #9
                  Originally posted by MHM View Post
                  Picture please?

                  They ARE pretty. Not sure I would show in them, though. I've never seen them in person- can you really see the embossing from more than a few feet away?


                  • #10
                    Thanks, LPH!


                    • #11
                      NEVER....Completely inappropriate for showing - anywhere.


                      • #12
                        I'm sure they're lovely for schooling but they do not appear A show worthy. Locals...honestly I wouldn't even do a local show in them. My trainer would be mortified if one of her riders showed up in these. Might want to warn your trainer before if you decide to show in them.


                        • Original Poster

                          well, I can't see the link because I'm on my phone, but it is VERY faint. More faint in person than in the pic I saw on TOTD. For the record, I am the trainer, and I ONLY show babies, mostly just to get them in the ring for the owner. I will put them on the fence tonight in the sun and walk 20 feet away and see how they look. LOL pictures coming soon....
                          In loving memory of my precious Gwendolyn; you will always be with me, in my heart. I love you.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gwendolyn View Post
                            well, I can't see the link because I'm on my phone, but it is VERY faint. More faint in person than in the pic I saw on TOTD. For the record, I am the trainer, and I ONLY show babies, mostly just to get them in the ring for the owner. I will put them on the fence tonight in the sun and walk 20 feet away and see how they look. LOL pictures coming soon....

                            I would not be happy if my trainer wore those to show my greenie, even at a shcooling show. While some may think they are cute, I do not think they are professional looking.
                            Auventera Two:Some women would eat their own offspring if they had some dipping sauce.
                            Serious Leigh: it sounds like her drama llama should be an old schoolmaster by now.


                            • #15
                              Why does everyone care so much about what pants you wear?? Seriously, are we back in high school? Honestly- when I'm at a horse show, I watch the HORSE. Likewise, if I were ever to go to a fashion show, I'd watch the fashion. It's all coming back to me as to why I don't do hunters anymore...

                              If you like them, wear them. If not, don't. I don't think there's a deduction on the judge's card at the locals for faint paisley pants.

                              Sorry for the rant- it's been a long day. Please resume your discussion....
                              "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH


                              • #16
                                I can only imagine what George Morris's reaction would be...


                                • #17
                                  I think they look cool! I say wear them. Yes, hunters is about tradition, but it's barely there to begin with, and once you're a distance away and moving...the worse thing I can think of is someone might mistake it for cellulite!

                                  Hell, to me it would be like wearing sexy underwear at work. No one knows but you...
                                  COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                                  "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


                                  • #18
                                    No, I wouldn't show in those.
                                    We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.


                                    • #19
                                      Unless you are that up close and personal (such as an EMT), you cant see the print.. at all. And you can find them on sale... I say go for it.. I wouldnt wear them in a classic or such, but I would wear them with a solid shirt and jacket any day!
                                      For a moment there, you bored me to death


                                      • #20
                                        No, I would not show in them.