Competition Clothing is compulsory when riding and competing. Weatherbeeta Dublin Equestrian Clothing offer a variety of quality Competition Clothing, including Competition Jackets and Show Shirts in a range of styles and sizes.
When competing, Competition Clothing is a must. Some events have guidelines that need to be followed, and looking smart is just as important as how well your horse performs.
Two of the main competition jackets are the hacking jackets and showing jackets. Hacking jackets can be worn for jumping and dressage. However, because each competition have their own guidelines to follow, it is wise to double check what colour jackets are required. Showing jackets are similar to hacking jackets, but they are shapelier in style and design. These jackets come in tweed, black or blue, and are best worn with cream or white jodhpurs and tall boots, or short boots with half-chaps. Again, it is wise to double check the guidelines before selecting your competition jackets.
Show shirts can come in numerous designs too, with a choice of collars or stock collars, long sleeves, short sleeves or no sleeves. They can also be found in different colours, such as beige or white. Show shirts should be roomy, allowing you plenty of room to move when riding. If they are too tight underneath your jacket they can affect your performance by hindering your movement, restricting the control you have over your horse, and being uncomfortable. This can reduce your overall score.
Tall boots should be polished to look smart, and they should always be comfortable and the right size both in the foot and the height. Dublin and Saxon from Weatherbeeta offer a range of quality tall boots in their competition clothing range. These vary in style, with laces or zips, size and colour, from brown, black and even brandy.
Above all, no matter what design of competition clothing you go for, it should always fit well and be comfortable. First impressions are an important thing. The judges will be looking for neatness, balance, elegance and controlled athleticism. Clothing that is too small will be uncomfortable and hinder you. This will reflect in your performance. Clothing that is too big will also hinder you and affect your overall appearance.
Competition clothing that fits properly and comfortably will help you to look the part when riding, and when you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you feel confident and this enhances your performance. Your posture will be held better, your shoulders back, and your chin and your elbows tucked in, earning those points that could make you a winner.