September 10, 2012
When it comes to ranch pleasure, dress “ranchy” good!
I am going to show in ranch pleasure and was wondering what the proper show attire is for the class? I used to show pleasure and horsemanship, but switched over to reining last year. I know it is a new class and had no idea what I should wear.
For the answer to this question, we spoke to AQHA Executive Director of Shows Patti Carter-Pratt.
Ranch pleasure is becoming an extremely popular class! It is a perfect class to show your reiner in to “mix up” his routine when he enters the arena.
I would keep your attire “ranchy” good, with clean, well-fitted working equipment for your horse. For yourself, wear a well-shaped hat, starched shirt, starched jeans and western boots. Chaps are not necessary. You could wear the chaps you use for reining or a pair of chinks. Clean, neat attire is all that is required.
Read the rules in the rulebook before you show, and have fun!