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What do you call a horse riding competition?

The aroma of fresh hay, the exuberance in the air, the captivating spectacle of riders and horses in perfect harmony - welcome to the enchanting world of horse riding competitions! Often referred to as 'equestrian events' or 'shows', these competitions are the highlight of any horse lover's calendar. A place where skill, style, and sartorial elegance come together to create an event that's just as thrilling for spectators as it is for competitors. A place where competitors donned in impeccable attire like the Shires Aston Jacket demonstrate their mastery over horseback riding. But let's not get too carried away - there's plenty more horsing around to come!

Is horse riding a competitive sport?

If you ever doubt whether horse riding is a competitive sport, ask the muscle aches of any rider after a hard day of training or competition. Believe it or not, horse riding is a fiercely competitive sport. It's an Olympic discipline, no less, and one that requires a unique blend of athleticism, precision, courage, and fashion sense. Riders not only need to demonstrate superior skill and control, but also need to look the part. That's where our fabulous Shires Aubrion Short Sleeve Tie Shirt comes into play. Pair it with a tailored jacket, and you're all set to dazzle the competition. So yes, horse riding is a competitive sport, and a rather glamorous one at that!

What is a horse show called?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and so it goes for horse shows. They go by many names: equestrian events, horse trials, horse fairs, and for the ones who spend their mornings mucking out stables, the reason for their coffee addiction. Whatever you choose to call them, these events are an integral part of the equestrian world. They are the stages where riders and their equine partners showcase their talent and, of course, their spectacular wardrobe choices. This, dear friend, is where you'll see the Equetech Claydon Tweed Riding Jacket in all its glory, under the soft glow of the arena lights.

What do you have to wear in a horse show?

Oh, where to begin! Dressing for a horse show isn't as simple as throwing on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. No, this is a fashion parade where every stitch matters. First up, we have the crowning glory, the tailored jacket. Sleek, stylish, and snug, like our Dublin Casey Tailored Jacket, it's the epitome of equestrian elegance. Pair it with a crisp, white shirt and a stylish tie or stock, and you've got yourself a winning combination. Add riding breeches, gloves, a helmet, and polished riding boots, and you're all set to shine in the show ring.

What is the etiquette for horse shows for parents?

Calling all parents! We know you're just as excited (if not more) than your riding stars. However, there are a few rules to follow to ensure a smooth, enjoyable experience for everyone. Firstly, remember that this isn't a football match. Over-enthusiastic cheering isn't really the done thing here. Offering applause and words of encouragement is fine, but let's keep it civil. Secondly, be respectful of all competitors. Each one of them has put in hours of training and preparation, so let's give them the credit they deserve. Lastly, be patient. Equestrian events can be lengthy, so bring a comfortable chair, some snacks, and don't forget your sense of humor. And remember, the Shires Aubrion Short Sleeve Stock Shirt your child is wearing isn't an investment tip.

What is the difference between a stock and tie shirt?

It's a classic question in the equestrian world, much like "To trot or not to trot?" While both stock and tie shirts are mainstays of equestrian attire, they serve different purposes and styles. A stock shirt, such as the stunning Shires Aubrion Short Sleeve Stock Shirt, features a high, wrap-around collar that provides support to the rider's neck, particularly useful in disciplines like dressage and show jumping. A tie shirt, on the other hand, includes a separate tie, offering a more traditional look that's perfect for formal hunting or certain dressage events. So whether you're a stock or tie person, remember, it's all about making a style statement that says, "Yes, I can handle both the reins and the fashion game."