Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Makeover

Just entered this  Win a Horse Show Makeover contest.  Send us a picture and tell us about your show fashion dilemma in 500 words or less.  I think I could have a good chance. 
Just look at me.  Hank deserves so much better.  Even though I've only owned him two short years, Hank and I have done everything together.  Hank really excels in the hunter show ring  and I would like to at least compliment his talent and not detract from it by wearing such a pitiful out of date outfit.  When I dug this jacket out of the closed for a show last week my husband said, "1975 called and wants their polyester back."  The jacket was used when I bought it back in 1980.  I don't think the color of the breeches was even in style when I bought them new the same year.  I tried on the entire outfit to make sure it would fit the night before the show.  Everything that is except for the shirt.  I never gave it a second thought that my 18 year old daughter's show shirt would not fit.  Needless to say, the separate Velcro collar is hiding the top buttons that wouldn't close.  I'm not overweight but I do have large calves for my size so I thought half chaps with paddock boots would be a good substitute for show boots.  It took me two years to find a pair that I could get zipped. And I didn't even think about gloves until I was in the lineup and saw the other riders wearing them.  And lastly, what about the glare off of that helmet?  Need I  say more?

3 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Shows what I know that I didn't see what was wrong till I read the post. I assume a Green or black jacket and light color breeches are more appropriate?

Nell said...

Anyone who can still fit into clothes from 32 years ago is my hero. I think you win grand prize for that feat alone! LOL!

C said...

J's comment cracked me up.
I want to second Nell's comment.

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