Attire Requirements for Each Discipline

Use this page as a reference when you are choosing accurate colors and appropriate fabric for your REINWEAR garments and accessories. Please note that the items listed below are not sold through this web site. This is strictly for your information.
3-Button Jacket: Navy, gray, “hunter green” or dark brown (black is legal but is usually considered a  dressage style). A faint pattern that would appear solid at a distance, such as pinstripes, faint plaids or  herringbone are popular. Buttons coordinate with the jacket fabric.
Breeches: Beige, tan or gray
Shirt:White with long sleeves is the classic shirt or “ratcatcher”. However, for less formal competition  particularly for children, pastel-colored shirts are popular. Shirts can be short sleeved or sleeveless but  the weather is too hot and the jacket is waived, the shirt must have long sleeves. Stock pins are sometimes added to the collar although it is popular to embroider the rider’s initials on the choker.
Boots:Riders over 13 years old wear tall, black boots.
Hair: Hair should be either in side braids or contained in a show bow. It should be restrained.
Jacket: Dark color such as “black, blue, green, grey, scarlet or similar” (USEF Rule Book, 2009) color is permitted.  Buttons coordinate with the jacket fabric. A scarlet jacket is worn based on achievements  in the sport such as being a member of a national or international riding team. Buttons are brass.          
Breeches:White or fawn breeches.
Shirt:White or “lightly colored with white collar and cuffs” with long sleeves.
Boots:Tall, black boots

 Jacket: 4-Button Jacket (Training -4th Level): Black with gold buttons. Solid navy blue is also seen.
Shadbelly: (Upper level classes): Black with gold buttons and a yellow vest or yellow vest points. This  garment is similar to a man’s formal tailcoat.
 Breeches: White or light colored (USEF Rule Book, 2009)
 Shirt: White with long sleeves and stock tie with pin.
 Boots: Tall, black boots
 Helmet: Black helmet, or black derby for lower levels, or black top hat for upper levels.
 Hair: Hair should be in a bun with a hair net or show bow.

 Jacket: See “Hunt Seat Equitation”
 Shirt: See “Hunt Seat Equitation”
 Jodhpurs: Tan or beige.
 Boots: Brown or black short, lace-up jodhpur boots.
 Helmet: Black
 Clothing must be appropriate for the activity undertaken.
 Shirt: Knit shirt with short sleeves
 Jodphurs: Any color.
 Boots: Brown or black short, laced jodhpur boots.
 Helmet: Helmet with safety harness must be worn.

   Shirt: “Long sleeved with any type of collar.” (USEF Rule Book, 2009) Note: In Pleasure or Performance classes, it is not uncommon to see shirts in vivid colors. Rhinestones or sequins are worn depending on current fads.
 Neckwear: “Necktie, kerchief, or bolo tie or brooch”  (USEF Rule Book, 2009)
 Pants: Denim jeans.
 Boots: Cowboy boots with a higher heel to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup.
 Chaps: Optional
 Jacket or Vest: Optional
 Hat: Cowboy hat

 Coat: “Conservative colors for informal riding habits include black, blue, grey burgundy, green, beige or brown  and may contain herringbone, pin stripes and other combinations of colors that appear solid. Colors not                   included in this list are not acceptable and shall be cause for elimination.” (USEF Rule Book, 2009)
   Vest: Should match coat fabric.
   Jodhpurs: Kentucky jodhpurs with matching knee patches and bell bottoms that go over the top of the riding  boot. The coat and the jodhpurs should be the same fabric.
   Shirt: White or pastel collared shirt that coordinates with the coat.
   Tie: Man’s four-in-hand tie should color coordinate with the coat and jodhpurs.
   Boots: Jodhpur boots in black or brown and should coordinate with the coat.
   Hat: Derby or fedora-type soft hat in a color that coordinates with the coat, or protective headgear.
   Hair: Hair should be restrained with a show bow.
   Coat: A coat called a “Day” coat may be worn. It is a different color from the breeches. Another option is to have the coat match the jodhpurs but the lining of the coat can be very bright and flashy.
   Vest: The vest can match the jodhpurs if a “Day” coat is worn, or the vest can match the flashy lining.
 Jodhpurs: The jodhpurs with matching knee patches and bell bottoms should go over the top of the riding boot. The jodhpurs can be different fabric from the coat but should remain harmonious with the “Day” coat.
   Hat: Derby or fedora-type soft hat in a color that coordinates with the coat, or protective headgear.
   Hair: Hair should be restrained with a show bow.
   Formal Coat: A “tuxedo-type jacket with collars and lapels of the same color with matching jodhpurs” should be worn. “Solid colors for formal riding habits include dark grey, dark brown, dark blue or black.” “Colors not included in this list are not acceptable and shall be cause for elimination.” (USEF Rule Book, 2009) This  attire is required for classes held after 6 p.m. Note: in some breed disciplines, flashy or brocaded coats can be substituted for a dark matching suit.
   Vest: Vest or satin cummerbund matching the shirt or riding habit should be worn.
   Jodhpurs: Match the Formal Coat with a matching satin strip on the outside of the pant leg.
   Shirt: Formal white or off-white shirt with a laydown collar or wing tip collar.
   Tie: Black bow tie
   Boots: Black jodhpurs boots
   Hat: “Matching top hat (women), or homberg or other soft hat (men)”, (USEF Rule Book, 2009) or protective  headgear.
 Hair: Hair should be restrained with a show bow.

 Silk: Color and design are registered by the horse owner with the Jockey Club.
 Jodhpurs: White
 Boots: Black with at tan cuff
 Helmet: Color and design coordinates with the silk.

 Bib or silks: The color(s) and designs are worn by drivers and are registered to the owner’s of the horses they  drive. The weight of the garment depends on the season of the year.
 Racing Pants: White with optional side stripe.
 Boots: Black or Brown short boots worn under the racing pants.
 Helmet: Color coordinates with the silks.

 Bib or silks: The color(s) and designs worn by jockeys are registered to the owner’s of the horses they ride.
 Pants: White with optional side stripe
 Shirt: White or black worn under the bib.
 Boots: Black or brown worn under the racing pants.
 Helmet cover: Colors coordinate with the silk

 Shirt: Knit shirt with three button closure. The color of the shirt will coordinate with the polo team. Player’s ranking on the team is often worn on the right chest, the left sleeve and sometimes on the center back of the shirt.
 Breeches: White
 Boots: Brown
 Hat:  Helmet in white or team color.

     “1. Bridle may consist of bit, hackamore, or other suitable headstall. Safety is of the utmost importance in tack and attire. Decorations in keeping with colorful desert regalia shall be added to equipment.
     2. No martingale or tie downs permitted.
     3. Attire shall consist of native (Bedouin) type costume including cape or coat, pantaloons, headdress, scarf or sash. No object may be carried in either or both hands other than reins, a portion of an aba, and/or riding crop or whip. Protective headgear  may be worn without penalty (see General Rules, GR801)
     4. Spurs, whip or crop optional, at the exhibitor’s discretion.”
Due to religious restrictions in the Middle East, decorations, such as embroidery should be graphic designs rather than images of people or animals.
 Fabric usually is a solid color or a stripe rather than a print. Colors and color combinations are left to the rider.

Escaramuza Charra Costume
This website from the Autry Museum of Western Art is called “Art of the Charreria: A Mexican Tradition.” This is an excellent resource in both English and Spanish for information about the history, sport and culture of the Charreria.
The following information is from this website: “The Adelita is a wide-ruffled dress, tight at the bodice and waist, with tight long sleeves or puffed in the upper part, the skirt is circular to have movement, the length reaches mid-boot. The choice of color and material excludes gold, silver, or shiny cloth, even in the decorations or trimmings. Cotton underskirts with ruffles and white ankle-length undergarments are worn. The hair is pulled back with a bow of ribbon or cloth at the nape of the neck. Flowers may be used, but should not be the main attraction. Glass or paper beads are excluded. A rebozo is worn over her shoulders or crossed if walking on foot or around the waist when riding, next to the sash of the dress. A plain sombrero is made of felt or palm with leather, bone or small suede decorations.”
Adelita/ Fiesta Costume
This website from the “Santa Barbara View” has a PDF called “How to Design Fiesta Costumes for Old Spanish Days.” Originally printed in 1949, the costume guide was authored by the well-known Spanish dancer Paquita Del Ray. She researched dress in California in the 1830s and 1840s which is the time period that is celebrated each year during Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara.
In the “search” box type: “How to Design Fiesta Costumes for Old Spanish Days.”
APPOINTMENTS (a) Ladies Hunter Under Side-Saddle. May be held with or without appointments; however, the prize list must specify if appointments are required. Proper appointments, are as follows: 1. Hat-Black Hunting Silk Hat at least 41/2" high or Bowler. 2. Hatguard - Required with Bowler. Not permissible with veil. 3. Veil - Optional. If worn, must be traditional black with elastic top and bottom to fit securely over hat brim and under chin. 4. Neckwear - Plain white hunting stock neatly tied and fastened with a plain gold safety pin. Pin should be horizontal. 5. Habit - Melton or other cloth of black or dark blue color, unless bona fide member of a recognized hunt whose livery color is different; then hunt livery color with hunt colors is permissible. Lining must match. 6. Breeches - Same color as habit. {Need not be of same material.) 7. Collar - Same material and color as coat unless member has been invited to wear the hunt colors, in which cases, the collar should conform to the livery of the hunt and be worn only on coats of the hunt livery color. 8. Vest-Of plain white, buff, or yellow material. 9. Buttons - Must conform to hunt livery. Usual specifications are: Brass or bone on vest. Black bone on black coat. If member has been invited to wear the hunt button, should be engraved with the hunt emblem, otherwise should be plain. 10. Boots - Black, without tops: of plain black calf without tabs. Boot garters, if worn, plain black. 11. Spur - Optional. If worn, must be regular hunting spur, without rowels- worn high on the heel. 12. Whip - Light hunting whip with thong required. 13. Gloves - Brown leather gloves. 14. Rain Gloves - White, canary or buff rain gloves. Should be carried on off (right) side under billets and just showing in front of saddle flap. Fingers forward. 15. Jewelry- Except for stock pins, finger rings and small plain stud earrings for pierced ears, jewelry is not permitted. 16. Hair-With hairnet, preferably in bun. Must be neat and unobtrusive, and must not touch collar.
(International Side Saddle Organization Rules

Derby pattern is included in the Saddleseat set.

Derby pattern is included in the Saddleseat set.