by Shannon Crocker and Courtney Young
The jog lanes and cross-country courses will be hopping with style come Spring 2011 and we’re expecting to see several trends out in force. Or, hoping to see them, at the very least.
With Boyd Martin and Will Coleman sporting grey jackets at competitions we’re expecting to see an uptick in the numbers cantering around the ring this Spring. A grey jacket looks professional and tidy while expressing a more unique style.
Speaking of jackets, we’re also expecting to see more of them coming in high-tech fabrics melding our equestrian past with our equestrian future especially since eventer favorite Doug Payne sports one. Get the same classic look but with new additions like stretch and wicking. Excellent especially for steamy show days. Try Animo Italia.
But it’s not just our jackets we’re expecting to see trending along certain lines. We’re also expecting to see more happening in the hair department on jog days. Perhaps thanks to Kate Middleton who has moved from “Waity Kaity” to Princess-in-Waiting, hair fascinators are an excellent way to accessorize your look for the jog lanes or the dance floor. Choose one that won’t spook your horse, though!
As our friends at Eventing Nation have noted, brown boots are all the rage in England. Expect that trend to be on the rise in the U.S. While our top riders can’t wear brown boots in the dressage ring at the FEI levels they sure can on cross-country. We recommend them all around.
What are you expecting to see (or hoping to see!) in 2011?