What to wear for M&M showing

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Ridden classes

  • Tweed jacket
  • Beige or canary jodhpurs or breeches
  • Long boots if over 16, and short boots with jodhpur clips if under 16 or riding small breeds (regardless of age)
  • Hat:
    • depends on the show. Some shows specify current safety standards and chinstrap to be done up, others don’t.
    • Velvet hat or skull cap with velvet cover.
    • Most affiliated M&M classes do require specific hat standards, regardless of the individual show’s policy
  • Hairnets if hair is long or untidy
  • Shirt and tie:
    • discreet tie to match or compliment jacket.
    • no stocks
    • shirt – plain white, coloured or striped
  • Waistcoats – optional
  • Brown or black plain gloves
  • Show cane – correct but not compulsory. Brown or black to match outfit

In-hand classes

  • Trousers are preferable to jodhpurs or breeches — dark or black if horse has light legs, and beige or light if horse has dark legs. This is so the horse’s and rider’s look separate
  • Shirt and tie like ridden classes
  • Waistcoat or tweed jacket
  • Hat – either ‘cowboy style’ hat or riding hat. Can wear velvet hat with no straps, but offers less protection than a crash hat, which if worn must be done up. NB: you would never get penalised for wearing a proper hat
  • Jodhpur boots or discreet trainers of a similar colour to the trousers should be worn
  • Gloves – same as ridden classes
  • Show cane – same as ridden classes
  • Highlands – (especially if in Scotland) – tartan trousers or kilt are preferable