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  • Dark Green Hunt Coat?

    Does anyone wear one? I am thinking of getting one because I have a chestnut mare, I love green, and I have green eyes. Since I am looking for a darker green, I am not thinking it is going to look goofy. Comments anyone?

  • #2

    I've worn this one...think it looks alright.


    • #3
      I just found one of my old hunt coats (dark green) from when I was a kid (back when you wore rust breeches with your green hunt coat, or grey breeches with your navy hunt coat). I'm taking it up to Canada for a show this week. I always loved that coat and it's been stuffed in the back of my closet for too long!

      (so that's a "yes" if you're keeping track!)
      Flying F Sport Horses
      Horses in the NW


      • #4
        my absolute favorite though it seems companies are mostly selling shades of blues, grays, and browns these days. agree...still have my old Heythrop; its a heavier weight which is wonderful for the Nov- March shows....not heavy like a hunt coat, just more substance than all of the (wonderful for summer) ultra- lightweight coats on today' s tack shop racks...
        and yes, GORGEOUS on a chestnut!


        • #5
          My green coat (also from my junior days of rust breeches) is my absolute favorite. I wear it in the Ammy owner hunters at the AA shows and get more compliments on it than any other coat I own! I think green looks sharp in the hunters, so go for it!
          Expecting 2017 foals by Vagabond de la Pomme, Cornet Obolensky, Zirocco Blue, Catoki and Christian.


          • Original Poster

            Nice to hear that people seem to like the idea- though I was probably going to do it anyway. Green and purple are my favorite colors. I got my last three jobs interviewing in a purple suit (a tasteful darker purple of course). But I'm thinking I would like a dark green better than purple for a hunt coat since it goes so well with my red head girl. When I get the coat, I'll try to post a picture of us in our new duds. Also like the idea of something different than the standard black and navy coats.


            • #7
              I used to show my chestnut in a dark green coat and rich purple shirt! Loved it!
              Lesley M. Jenks
              Finally Farm ~ Located at Yates Mill Farm
              Raleigh, NC


              • #8
                I wore a dark green jacket in the hunters and equitation for years. I thought it looked nice on my chestnut, bay, and gray horses.


                • #9
                  It will look great! Wear it!


                  • #10
                    I love my green coat! Here is a sample pic from when I first got it- I'm having it tailored and can't wait to wear it!

                    Last edited by mypaintwattie; May. 25, 2010, 04:44 PM.


                    • #11
                      I love hunter or dark green in chestnuts! I just sold my old Pytchley dark dark green with a pinstripe (I guess the pinstripe is what dated it?) I was told green was passe....I hope that's not the case!


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by Mayaty02 View Post
                        I love hunter or dark green in chestnuts! I just sold my old Pytchley dark dark green with a pinstripe (I guess the pinstripe is what dated it?) I was told green was passe....I hope that's not the case!
                        As far as I'm concerned if it looks great it doesn't matter! Besides I think it's nice to stand out a little from the crowd. I can't imagine a judge would mark you down for having a different colored coat- so long as it is classy.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                          As far as I'm concerned if it looks great it doesn't matter! Besides I think it's nice to stand out a little from the crowd. I can't imagine a judge would mark you down for having a different colored coat- so long as it is classy.
                          I totally agree with you


                          • #14
                            Love green. Would love to see it come back. Even the old-school green. Looks amazing on chestnut.
                            ...for there are wings on these hooves, the speed and power of foam-capped waves...
                            Proud member of the artists clique


                            • #15
                              My favorite coat is a dark green coat with a subtle pattern woven in the material. It always looked great with my chestnut mare. I have a dark terra cotta colored shirt that I wore with it.


                              • #16
                                I love a green coat, but an olive green is a little more in vogue right now than a hunter green. However, even olive greens are a bit passe right now... but that doesn't mean I don't have one! I haven't yet had a chance to wear it (minimal show budget = minimal shows), but if I manage to get to Morgan Nationals this year, I'm definitely going to rock it.

                                I would definitely go with the darkest green possible if I were to buy a new green coat. There was a super-dark olive by Grand Prix a few years ago that looked almost black. I drooled many a time over that coat, but well, small show budget also = small show apparel budget, and when you already have 3 coats you've never worn, and 3 that you have, well...

                                (Yes, I'm slightly obsessed with hunt coats... and show shirts... and bridles...)
                                If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                                Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


                                • #17
                                  I love a green hunt coat!
                                  I must say, though, that I don't think my tastes are nearly as conservative as you all's. I can hardly tell that the coats in the pictures posted are green!
                                  This is my favourite coat. NOTE: picture is not mine, it's from the ebay listing I bought it off.
                                  My trainer will not let me show in it, she thinks it's too blatantly out of style. green and pinstripe.

                                  I think that green needs to be a trend again. So yes, go for it!


                                  • #18
                                    I miss the old school hunter green!
                                    Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA