Grace, elegance, art, sacrifices, muscles soreness. This is Horsemanship.
You need a great technique but wearing a perfect outfit is fundamental too.
The most important thing is the fit. A too large outfit doesn’t look good. You would look clumsy. Your Horsemanship top must be tight.
You should decide the design of your outfit together with your trainer and your designer. You should choose a pattern and decorations which valorise your figure and your body type. The colour combination is also really important. You should take into consideration your horse colour, your hair colour and your skin tone. Black is the most popular colour. Many riders wear chocolate and dark blue too. If you want to be noticed and hit the stage you can choose a red outfit. Light colours can be difficult to wear.
I prefer to wear a top in the same colour of my chaps. You can see some riders “breaking” that colour block, but I think they destroy the harmony of the rider.
My horsemanship top has a chocolate base and it is loaded with white, gold and fuchsia decorations. I love it! It looks beautiful under the arena lights and under the sunlight.
I match it with chocolate chaps, trousers and boots. My makeup reflects the colours of the top: fuchsia lipstick and brown and gold eye shadow.
My sorrel mare wears a brown, white, gold and fuchsia pad.
It is a graceful and timeless outfit.
Which outfit do you wear for Horsemanship? Which colours do you prefer?