• 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

What do you wear for lower level jumpers?

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

  • What do you wear for lower level jumpers?

    I am switching from hunters to jumpers, but will start at the lower end - 1.0 at the highest for now. We will do a lot of local shows, but want to play at a few rated, too. I have to admit - I haven't paid much attention to what folks wear in the jumper ring at those levels. Are polos acceptable, or should I wear a jacket? I assume a white saddle pad is fine.
    A proud friend of bar.ka.

  • #2
    Wear breeches and tall boots, but the shirt choice is up to you- either a polo, show shirt, or shirt and jacket. At that level, most people are probably wearing polos, they're definitely acceptable. White saddle pad is fine. I like ones with nice colored stitching on the outside and then a cute bonnet to match, but that's all personal preference.

    If you're doing a classic, wear a shirt and jacket. Technically you should wear white breeches for classics, but at your level, don't worry about it.

    You could show up with a bright pink shirt, neon green saddle pad, and sparkly bell boots and it wouldn't make a difference. You just don't want to be "that" person.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Originally posted by Tegan View Post
      You could show up with a bright pink shirt, neon green saddle pad, and sparkly bell boots and it wouldn't make a difference. You just don't want to be "that" person.
      That would be quite a look with us - he's a very bright chestnut and I'm a not-quite-thin 40 year old! I'd have to provide eye bleach to the judge
      A proud friend of bar.ka.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Hunter Mom View Post
        That would be quite a look with us - he's a very bright chestnut and I'm a not-quite-thin 40 year old! I'd have to provide eye bleach to the judge
        some people might do it!
        But I agree with Tegan, breeches and tall boots with polo or show shirt (with or without jacket). It just depends on what show it is, some shows you would never see a jumper in a jacket and some most people are wearing them. If it is cold, I say wear that show coat! It looks way better to me than a sweatshirt or other non-riding jacket.

        Comment


        • #5
          i just started in the jumpers this year too, but my instructor requires us to wear show coats, so i don't really have to think about what to wear!

          but i agree with the other posters, wear a polor or show coat or whatever you want... as long as you're neat and tidy no one will care.
          Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

          PONY'TUDE

          Comment


          • #6
            I agree with caradino's instructor -- I always wear a jacket even if I'm the only one. I think it is respectful, plus it looks better in pictures!

            Comment


            • #7
              I've done the low jumpers at the A/AA shows here. The dress for the "regular" classes varies--some people wear polos & some wear their coats. But when we have the "classic", everybody wears their jacket & I'd say it's about 50/50 for wearing white v/s khaki breeches.

              The horses wear dark polos or boots (if any) & I'd say most are wearing square pads. Usually white & maybe a colored trim around the edge.

              Your "hunter" apparel will cross over just fine to the "jumper" ring & you can start adding your own stuff as you decide what you like. Jumperland isn't nearly as cookie cutter as hunterworld. Have fun!
              "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"

              Comment


              • #8
                polo or sweater, weather dependant. Show shirt and jacket for classics. At some of the state level jumper shows I have fun and wear light pink or french blue breeches
                There's coffee in that nebula.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                  I agree with caradino's instructor -- I always wear a jacket even if I'm the only one. I think it is respectful, plus it looks better in pictures!
                  Exactly why I wear one!! Plus, I paid a good chunk of change for all of them- I want to use them!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    it depends on where you are showing, I know up here on weekends you must wear a show jacket in the jumpers, but in the week it is up to you what you wear. Just make sure you check what the shows say.
                    Last edited by sansibar; Dec. 29, 2009, 12:56 PM.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      i know that some people in my barn and around our circut wear a show shirt with a show coat but dont wear the choker and leave it and maybe there first button unbuttoned. i think it looks fine and probably gives you head more movement which you need in the jumper ring haha. i also like polos, but stick with neutral colors that dont wash out your skin, they look nicer in pictures

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Good advice so far, but I do have to say: no bonnet in the lower-levels. Just looks hokey, IMO.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I always wear polos. I think it looks more sporty, plus we have the perfect weather fot it. If cold, I wear a nice sweater with a blouse or ratcatcher underneath. I sometimes will put on a coat if I am showing in the GP ring for a regular class but of course always wear one for the classics.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Minimally you should have a collared shirt with sleeves - a slim fitted polo shirt, breeches (colored is okay but keep it simple), tall boots - brown is okay in jumpers but black is usually what people wear, a belt because your shirt should be tucked in. For classics typically a navy coat, white collared shirted, and white breeches. It also depends on the show - some shows require jackets in every round for others the polos work. Find out before you go whether you need the jacket or not. And when it is 105 outside you will want to wear a polo.
                            The ultimate horse mom

                            http://www.youtube.com/user/LeeB110

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tha Ridge View Post
                              Good advice so far, but I do have to say: no bonnet in the lower-levels. Just looks hokey, IMO.
                              Do you mean a fly bonnet? I use them for horses that need earplugs only. Not a question of style for me -- earplugs can be expensive, and the bonnet reminds me to take them out, something I have been known to forget a time or two....

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                                Do you mean a fly bonnet? I use them for horses that need earplugs only. Not a question of style for me -- earplugs can be expensive, and the bonnet reminds me to take them out, something I have been known to forget a time or two....
                                Exactly.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  For low level jumpers, I wear tan breeches, tall boots, and a nice fitted polo with a belt. For the horse, I usually use a nice white pad with piping, boots, and sometimes an ear net depending on the horse(certain horses I ride are very sensitive to bugs and throw a fit without one on). If I'm going to the hunter or eq ring before/after my jumper classes, I just wear that attire for jumpers. Many people on the circuit wear nice polos and some wear show shirts and jackets; either looks fine IMO.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                                    I agree with caradino's instructor -- I always wear a jacket even if I'm the only one. I think it is respectful, plus it looks better in pictures!
                                    Agreed!
                                    I personally HATE the look of the jacket and show shirt sans collar and unbuttoned. If you're going to wear the jacket and show shirt anyway, do it properly. It just looks sloppy when it's undone.
                                    http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628
                                    Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I usually wear my normal tan/khaki britches (usually fullseats lol love me some extra grip!) and tall boots, and a ratcatcher or other collared shirt (oxford, polo etc depending on weather). Belt too. And GLOVES! The Heese usually have their normal bridle (figure 8, flash, regular), running martingale, boots all around, and a square pad with trim and monogramm. Nothing bright or loud, just clean and simple.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by bigeq77 View Post
                                        i know that some people in my barn and around our circut wear a show shirt with a show coat but dont wear the choker and leave it and maybe there first button unbuttoned.
                                        As long as it's not a classic, I guess you are ok. You can be eliminated by the steward for not being dressed properly.
                                        "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X