What to Wear at American Buckskin World Show?
Q. Tammy – I am a select rider who will be showing trail at the American Buckskin world show in July. I have looked and looked for a shirt/jacket to wear that will look nice but not break the bank. I am not showing a lot this year – this will be my only show this year as Reba (my red dun mare) is bred and I want to take it easy on her. I have shown her on the IBHA and ABRA circuit for about four years, and the best we have done is third at the ABRA world in Western Pleasure. I have very nice black rough out custom chaps and nice custom smooth cream chaps. I was thinking of just getting a really nice cotton western shirt and having it tailored (I wear a large/XL – but it’s all up top – with long monkey arms). Maybe in green or copper colors. Do you think this would be appropriate for the World? I see such a variety of styles and most of them are for younger/slimmer women… I wore black and white last year and could wear it again – just wanted some color….Thanks!
A. Ginny, for the American Buckskin World Show, my opinion is you can’t go wrong in a black button up shirt and pretty scarf with the black chaps. I think this is a dressy enough look for a world class show without getting into the glitz. This is a smart, clean, attractive look. Good luck to you!
Tammy Schuster is an amateur AQHA rider often seen in amateur Hunter Under Saddle classes as well as non-pro and open. Tammy owns All That Show Clothing, a well known mobile boutique which travels to all the major shows – AQHA as well as other breeds. “All That” is known for its trendsetting styles and fashion in and out of the show pen. Tammy has shown AQHA since age six, winning the Youth World in Hunter Under Saddle in 1982 at age 15. Tammy’s daughter, Cydney Benes, also shows and works alongside her mom. Cydney shows in All Around Western events with her horse “Rockin Raisinette” as well as “Call Me Blazin Hot” in English events. Most recently winning the Congress in 13 and Under HUS on Tammy’s horse.
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