If I had to summarize trending show clothes in 4 words, I’d say tradition with a twist. The jumper ring is the runway for fashionistas in the equestrian world: bright blue, maroon, black, tan, and even coral (yes, coral) show jackets have made their way into tack shops and the jumper rings. Hunter ring tradition rings true with popular show coat colors consisting of navy, black, brown, and classic green coats. Colorful piping and collars have become an essential part of show jackets. Show shirts are a way for riders to add originality and spunk to their outfit; show shirts with lace are one popular trend making their way across the Palm Beach horse park. Along with lace, color blocking has noticeably been a noticeable trend as well (See Madison show shirt which can be purchased in May 😀 ) . The classic white collar is consistent, but a pop of blue, purple, black, and even green are streaked on the side to make a slimming and unique effect. Personally, I’m obsessed with all the different and funky buttons appearing on show shirts and show jackets!
Bright Bright Bright! You can’t walk five feet in Wellington without spotting a rider flaunting preppy, bright clothes-encapsulating the Floridian spirit perfectly. To sport this quintessential Florida look, the Noble Outfitters Riley Polo in Aqua Sky paired with color contrasts such as orange and grey (as pictured) are a norm around the show. Breeches in literally any color you can imagine are paired with everything from skull sweaters, neon crewnecks, denim shirts, and polka-dot button downs. Of course these outfits have a collection of horse slobber and dirt splashed with the scent of Kontiki after a long show day somehow mixed in…but it’ s the point of looking pulled together and chic that counts, right?!? Might I add that no polished outfit is complete without the sleek Noble Outfitters gloves 😉
Although we all attend the Grand Prixs on Saturday nights under the bright stadium lights to watch Olympic riders from around the globe tackle some of the largest, and most technical courses, seeing everyone dressed up in only the most recent of trends is easily one of the best reasons to attend. Slouchy leather jackets, chunky heeled boots, printed scarves, and satin tanks only partially describe this Serena Van Der Woodsen meets Olivia Palermo casual/chic style seen on the show grounds daily. Heels at a horse show? Only in Wellington is this not only a commonality, but ironically a typical sight at the renowned Palm Beach Equestrian Center. Perhaps one of the most notable aspects to spectator clothes at “Welly World” ( as us riders often refer to the horse heaven as) are the details on every piece of clothes-show clothes alike.