Remember when I mentioned in my Anderson Orchard post my love of horses? I had a horse named Smokey and showed hunter jumper for several years. Look at Smokey and me go!
When I went to college, I had to give the sport up. It was too expensive and there weren’t any local stables to board Smokey. It’s something I hope to get back into someday, but for now I enjoy my love of horses via fashion…
Hunter jumper is what I rode! When I showed, I wore jodphurs, a button-down shirt, a tailored jacket, tall riding boots, gloves, and a velvet helmet.
During a western pleasure class, the horses move at a snail’s pace! There’s a bit of fanfare with western classes. Riders wear flashy, fringed outfits, chaps, and the horses wear ornate saddles.
Dressage is a beautiful form of riding in which the horse and rider perform a set routine — it’s like dancing on horseback! Dressage riders often wear a long coattail jacket, white breeches, tall boots, gloves, and sometimes a top hat!
I often incorporate equestrian fashion into my wardrobe. Do you?!