Competition jackets for riding events
Looking for a riding jacket? Whether you are looking for a basic, black jacket or a competition jacket in trendy colours or with rhinestone detailing, Epplejeck Horse & Rider Superstores has over 70 different jackets to choose from. Ladies jackets, men's jackets as well as kids' jackets. Shop riding jackets from known brands like QHP, Accademia, Harry's Horse, Montar or Lotus Romeo.
International rules and regulations regarding equestrian attire
Depending on the discipline your ride in as well as the difficulty level clothing regulations may vary. Always make sure to check the rules of the riding event beforehand to avoid disappointment.
In general riding breeches and jodhpurs for show jumping should be white, pale yellow or fawn. Show jumping jackets are tailored or fitted and in a darker colour; traditionally riding jackets are black, however navy, green or burgundy is often permitted as well. A shirt should be white or pastel coloured with a white collar and tie.
Dressage events tend to have far more formal dress regulations. Advanced dressage requires a formal tailcoat with top hat. A fitted black or navy jacket is also permitted. Most riders choose white riding breeches, however cream or beige is also allowed. Stock tie and shirt should be white or cream and the stock tie should be tied correctly.
In most disciplines, long, black riding boots are used. However, matching jodhpur boots and half chaps are often accepted in show jumping and eventing horse events as well.
Less formal dress codes for riding events
Over the years the restrictions to colour have faded more and more, however during advanced events this is often still obeyed. Yet, even in advanced dressage events riders often wear jackets with detailing of their country for example. Show jumping and eventing events tend to require less formal wear than dressage events.
Local horse events tend to be even less formal. Riding jackets are now available in many different colours. For example the Harry's Horse St. Tropez; this softshell riding jacket is available in four colours. Some events allow a waistcoat rather than a riding jacket on hot summer days.
Shop your riding jacket or tailcoat at Epplejeck Horse & Rider Superstores. 24/7 from the comfort of home. Or head to one of our stores to gain personal advice from our employees and try it on before you buy.