Equestrian Competition Jackets.
Formal riding jackets worn during competition can often be put into three main types, which are tail coat, hacking jacket and showing jacket.
A tailcoat is worn for top level dressage competitions and should be worn with a top hat, white stock, stock pin, waistcoat, long black boots, shirt, white or cream jodhpurs, spurs and white or cream gloves.
- Hacking Jacket
A hacking jacket
can be worn for some levels of dressage riding and show jumping competitions. The dress guidelines of each sport will dictate what color you should wear, for example for eventing in the UK a tweed jacket is acceptable for intro to novice levels, and a black or blue jacket is expected for intermediate level and above. A tweed hacking jacket should be worn with a colored stock and stock pin, and a black or blue jacket is worn with a white stock and stock pin.