Competition jackets for riding events
Looking for a riding jacket? Whether you’re looking for a basic black jacket, a competition jacket in trendy colours, or one with rhinestone details, Epplejeck Horse & Rider Superstores has over 70 different jackets to choose from, for women, men and children. 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 your particular equestrian discipline and your competition level, clothing regulations may vary. Always check the rules before the event 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 more formal dress regulations. Advanced-level 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-coloured is also permitted. 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 worn. However, matching jodhpur boots and half chaps are often accepted in show jumping and eventing as well.
Less formal dress codes for riding events
Over the years the restrictions on colour have become less strict. However, during advanced events these restrictions are often still in place, although there is some leeway. For example, even in advanced dressage events riders often wear jackets with details of their own country. 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, such as 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.
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