top hats

Top Hats Off, Protective Headgear On for All Dressage Competitors

2 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Top Hats Off, Protective Headgear On for All Dressage Competitors
Top hats will be outlawed in all dressage competitions as of Jan. 1, 2021 and protective headgear only will be required, thus apparently ending a debate that was renewed recently by many senior riders seeking to keep the tradition alive Read More

Isabell Werth Appeals Just Days Before Deadline for Right of Senior Riders to Choose Top Hat in Premier Events

4 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Isabell Werth Appeals Just Days Before Deadline for Right of Senior Riders to Choose Top Hat in Premier Events
Isabell Werth, the world's No. 1 rider and the most decorated equestrian Olympian in history, on Friday made an appeal just days before horse sports' ultimate governing body not to take away the right of senior competitors to choose to wear a traditional top hat in premier dressage events. Read More

Move to Keep Top Hats for High Level Dressage Too Late; More Colorful Tailcoats, Jackets to be Allowed for Grand Prix, Special

1 month ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Move to Keep Top Hats for High Level Dressage Too Late; More Colorful Tailcoats, Jackets to be Allowed for Grand Prix, Special
A move by many of the world's top dressage riders to keep top hats for high level competitions has apparently failed before making it to the International Equestrian Federation's governing General Assembly next month as, the FEI said Tuesday, it was submitted after the deadline for proposed changes. Read More

Most of World’s Leading Dressage Riders Petition FEI to Keep Top Hat for High Level Senior International Competitions

1 month ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Most of World’s Leading Dressage Riders Petition FEI to Keep Top Hat for High Level Senior International Competitions
A petition signed by 150 of the world's leading dressage riders has asked the International Equestrian Federation to give senior riders the option of wearing top hats at the highest levels of the sport, reversing a decision to outlaw the traditional headwear from Jan. 1, 2021 Read More