What to Wear in the Showjumping Ring
As the competition season gets underway, it is time to start looking at Showjumping competition attire! Understanding the correct dress when course walking, competing and attending prize presentations for Showjumping is serious business. Athletes who are improperly dressed may be refused permission to take part in the competition, at the discretion of the Ground Jury.
Unlike the dressage ring, showjumpers have a more relaxed dress code which allows you to stand out and let your desired taste shine, with a variety of colours and styles. In this blog we will discuss the Showjumping dress standards according to the 2022 EA Jumping Rule book.
Shirts must have sleeves, either long or short, however long-sleeved shirts must have white cuffs. Shirts must have a predominately white collar however the colour of the shirt is not restricted. Bear in mind that your shirt will most likely be hidden under your jacket unless the hot weather policy is applied. With this in mind, you want a shirt that is super breathable and comfortable with no restriction of movement.
We have a fabulous range of QJ Show Shirts to choose from! The Kate Show Shirt features a gorgeous navy base with stylish lace detailing across the shoulders. We also recommend the very popular Sally Frill Show Shirt for a classic white look with pearl button details. For the days you want a long sleeve option the Elle Long Sleeve Show Shirt is our go to! Designed for comfort, this modern design utilises punch-hole technology to optimise air flow on the arms, shoulders and upper back, keeping you cool in the saddle all day long. The concealed zipper provides a modern, clean look perfect for wearing with a stock.
It is compulsory to wear a white tie, ratcatcher or stock in the Showjumping ring. We have a gorgeous QJ Stock featuring a convenient velcro fastener, luxurious satin material topped with a stylish diamante band. We also have the stunning QJ Stock with Pin allowing you to jazz up your stock with three stylish decorative pins to choose from.
Competition jackets can be any colour but must have outward facing buttons. If the jacket has a collar it must be a lapel collar which may be the same colour as the jacket or a different colour. Piping of any colour is also allowed around the collar. In bad weather, the Ground Jury may allow you to wear a waterproof jacket and in very warm weather the Ground Jury may allow you to ride without a jacket.
Our classic navy Georgia Competition Jacket ticks all the boxes, with a stylish white piping, tapered chest and four way stretch fabric for the perfect fit. Alternatively you can sport our black Amelia Competition Jacket with contrast grey piping on the collar and pockets.
Athletes are required to wear white or light fawn breeches. Here at QJ we have a range of competition breeches, from our very popular Hannah High Waisted Breeches to our premium Lauren Breeches. All of our competition breeches are designed specifically for sports performance. Featuring water oil and dirt resistant qualities as well as having SPF 40+ UV protection with guaranteed breathability and supreme comfort.