Show coats, show coats and more show coats! Just in time for spring, Dover Saddlery is now offering our largest selection of show coats yet! We have expanded our selection of show jackets and dressage coats from all the leading brands in the world, including Animo, Alessandro Albanese, Cavallo®, FITS®, GPA®, Grand Prix®, Horseware®, Pikeur®, RJ Classics and more. The latest show coats are created in athletically-inspired fabrics with properties developed to keep the rider cool, comfortable and able to move freely. New coats range in styles to flatter every figure and to satisfy the tastes of every competitor from the most fashion-forward to the most traditional, for the hunter, jumper, dressage and eventing arenas.
As busy athletes, riders will appreciate the use of technical fabrics in most of the new show coat styles. These fabrics are incredibly lightweight, stretchable, breathable, moisture-wicking, machine washable and easy-care. The Animo Leon Competition Coat, for example, is incredibly lightweight and offers unprecedented stretch that allows the rider complete freedom of movement.
Fashionable trends in show coats include European-inspired shortened hemlines, as can be found in the Pikeur Gotha II Competition Coat or the Pikeur Skarlett Dressage Coat. For an updated look on classic styles, look for contrasting piping accents, as in Pikeur’s Sarissa Competition Coat, or subtle zippered pockets that virtually disappear against the rider’s silhouette, as in Alessandro Albanese’s Easy Care Competition Coat. This is the coat of choice by well known American Show Jumping Olympian Reed Kessler. Reed says “I love this coat because I’m so busy all day with lots of horses and it is so easy to keep this coat looking great. My favorite part is Alessandro’s style – a beautiful fit and very classic.”
“We are excited to be able to offer such a wide selection of show coats,” says Patricia Nesto, senior buyer at Dover Saddlery. “We have included selections from all of the top brands in the world as well as ensured a range of styles, sizes and prices points to suit all competitors at all levels.”