Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Show Colors!

Show prep for this Saturday has been in full swing for at least a week and a half! I've been clipping legs, having pants hemmed, oiling leather, printing out paperwork and signing up for all kinds of things... oh, and spending money on all the things.

Due to several reasons, I switched up my show attire this year. I was tired of looking the same in all my photos, so I had made several new purchases (some years ago), and had an outfit or two planned for this year's show season. I ran into some "fit issues" with a very important piece of clothing (the pants), couldn't find a different size, and thus had to completely start from scratch. There was much eBaying happening in my house.

What a nightmare this whole process has been... some things were too small, some things were too big, some things were only available in certain sizes, some things were just ridiculously priced. I'm relieved to say I'm finally done!


With any luck, I can wear these outfits for the next three years at least, or hopefully add a piece here and there to stretch it out even more.

So without further adieu... Behold! The New Colors!

Oooooohhh...  Ahhhhhhhhh....
I ended up buying all Hobby Horse stuff this year, because it made my life so much easier as far as matching colors goes. So I chose garnet for showmanship (which is just a fancy word for MAROON), and indigo blue for my riding colors. I have two shirts for riding, blue pants, blue chaps, and a blue mayatex blanket. Showmanship is just one shirt and a pair of pants, but I'm hoping to catch a certain shirt that I love with all my heart when they run their Broken Heart sale. I just couldn't bring myself to spend $300 on a shirt, especially after spending a small fortune to buy all the other items.

I also purchased a new pair of breeches and some actual tall boots so I don't have to wear my paddock boots and half chaps anymore. I'll feel totally legit out there in my hunt seat classes. WOOT.

It's supposed to rain on Saturday, of course, so I don't know if I'll actually get to show this weekend, but I hope so! I can't wait to try out the new stuff.


  1. Those colors are going to be beautiful on Lilly!!! I can't wait to see pictures!