Horse Showing

Show Fashion Don’ts

October 13, 2010

Show clothing designers share their top five fashion don’ts.

Make sure your hunt coat is properly fitted.

From The American Quarter Horse Journal

We’ve all committed a fashion faux pas or two in our day. Trends change and wardrobes are constantly evolving. Good fashion is about blending a couture fit with a flare of personal style. Check out what these show clothing experts have to say about their major fashion don’ts in the arena.

Berry Fit
New Philadelphia, Ohio
www.berryfit.com
1.    Clothing that’s either too loose or too tight
2.    Undergarments that don’t support and shape specific body parts
3.    Getting all dressed up and going into the show ring with dirty boots and poorly shaped hat
4.    Crepe-soled boots in showmanship classes
5.    Showing too much skin in the arena

Showtime Show Clothing
Purcell, Oklahoma
www.showtimeshowclothing.com
1.    Too thin/tight of a fabric shirt that shows too much. Tops should be fitted but not too tight.
2.    Poor-quality undergarment with little elastic that allows too much movement.
3.    Chaps that fit too low. Chaps should fit around your natural waist.
4.    Scuffed, old or poor-quality boots.
5.    Misshapen hats. Heat and humidity cause wear and tear. Ask a professional for help.

Whether you’re renewing your membership or joining for the first time, being an AQHA member come with plenty of perks. You can get corporate partner discounts, receive America’s Horse magazine, show at official shows and join the horseback riding program!

Show-Off Designs
Fort Worth, Texas
www.showoffdesigns.com
1.    Low-cut blazer with no shirt underneath in halter classes.
2.    Outfits that match the horse instead of complement the horse. (Don’t wear brown if your horse is brown.)
3.    Wrong hat color that’s poorly shaped.
4.    Age-inappropriate clothing and makeup.
5.    Ill-fitting clothes.
6.    If you do have something altered, take it to someone who understands how it’s supposed to fit when you’re sitting on a horse.

Roll It!

Everything you want to know about trail and more! AQHA Clinician Robin Frid walks American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup exhibitors through the ins and outs of a trail course.

Cheryllee’s English Tack and Apparel
1.    Jackets that are too long and the rider sits on it in her saddle.
2.    Bright-colored shirts under English jackets.
3.    Boots that don’t fit snugly to the rider’s legs and slouch down.
4.    Breeches that are too loose or too tight.
5.    Too much makeup and flyaway hair under the helmet.

Whether you’re renewing your membership or joining for the first time, being an AQHA member come with plenty of perks. You can get corporate partner discounts, receive America’s Horse magazine, show at official shows and join the horseback riding program!

AQHA at the Congress

Excited to see American Quarter Horses in action? Visit the 2010 All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio October 1-24.

AQHA will provide a variety of onsite services during the 2010 Quarter Horse Congress. So, take a ride to the Ohio Expo Center and visit AQHA on-site services in Congress Hall at booth #509 to catch up on your AQHA business. You can:

  • Renew your membership and get a FREE gift.
  • Purchase or renew your Journal subscription and get a FREE gift.
  • Transfer a horse, no matter how many owners, for only $15 per horse.*
  • Bring your registration papers for expedited service and discounted prices on horses 3 years and older.
  • Look up records on your horse and receive a FREE print out.

Attention AQHYA members!  Stop by the booth at Congress and show us your current AQHYA membership card to get a FREE Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show T-shirt!*

*While supplies last.