Formal Dress Code for Equestrian Eventing How to Dress for Each Phase of Equestrian Eventing


Originally Published on March 15, 2016
Updated on March 14, 2017

This past weekend, Tallahassee, Florida once again hosted the Red Hills International Horse Trials.  While I did not cover the event as press, it did get me nostalgic for the two years that I did report on the event.  These amazing photos were shot by my husband, Ian Anderson.  I decided to republish this post because it was a popular post in its explanation of the sport of Eventing and contains some beautiful photographs!

Red Hills Horse Trials

For two years (2014-2015), I covered the Red Hills International Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Florida as part of my previous blog and former radio show “The Success Design”.  It was fascinating to learn about the sport which is called “Eventing” in the equestrian competition world.

What is Eventing?  It is an equestrian sport in which competitors must take part in each of several contests, usually dressage, cross country, and show jumping.  If you care to learn more about eventing, please visit here.  This post is going to focus on the traditional dress for the dressage, show jumping and cross country phases of competition.