Horseware Competition Jacket Review

Now that we’ve established Eli and I have joined the Dark Side will try the hunters for this year, I can review the Horseware Competition Jacket that I wore for the show last Saturday. I got the green one from Riding Warehouse.

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This is going to be a very short review: I love this show coat and it is a steal. Get one.

Honestly, I tried on one of these a few years ago, and I think that the fit must have changed since then–in a good way. On the current version, the sleeves are long enough for my orangutan arms and the jacket nips in ever so flatteringly at the waist. The jacket is a bit shorter than most hunt coats and doesn’t have the formal look of a double vented jacket. But for my purposes, the fit works.

I showed in the morning last Saturday, and I never took the jacket off the entire time I was at the show. It was that lightweight and comfortable, stretchy and water-repellent (perhaps also wine-repellent a little bit). I got a ton of compliments on it, and people didn’t believe what I paid for it. Sadly, the jacket isn’t dust-repellent, and I am going to have to figure out how to stay cleaner at shows. But the jacket is machine washable and I have already washed it–it looks new again.

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For the price, I don’t think there is a better-looking or more practical, versatile jacket out there. I even may have convinced a barn mate to get the berry color because she does jumpers and she has a big dark brown bay, so it would be so complementary.

I am sure that many of you have already tried on one of these jackets, and might even own one. What do you think of it?

31 thoughts on “Horseware Competition Jacket Review

        • I have not been able to try on the GP talls because our local Dover only had regulars. I can measure the sleeve tonight and let you know — but as far of the length of the coat itself it is definitely shorter than most other hunt coats, more of a European style than what most people wear in the hunters. I have kind of a long waist, too, and the bottom button of this jacket was above the waistline of my Sarafinas … not noticeable in pictures of me riding as far as I can tell but I definitely noticed it while I was just walking around on foot. Annnnnd I just wrote a novel, sorry! lol

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  1. My trainer just got one of these, in green, too! She let me try it on, and I’m already in love with it and want one myself. Your review sealed it, I’m putting some overtime money aside for one. Anything I can throw in the wash instead of sending to the cleaners is a win!

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  2. Looks great on you. I have two Kerrits show coats and love them – they also believe in long arms and machine wash, lol. I was all like ooo I want the green coat too but then I remembered I need a new horse to be able to show first. Ooops! All in due time!

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  3. I was hoping you’d share about the new jacket! I have one of the original ones in black, but I’ve been curious about the new version and colors! This looks like it’s a bit nicer than the first ones they made, so burgundy and green might just have to go on my list…

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  4. I didn’t realize it was that coat either! It looks great, glad you are so happy with it. Makes me feel good about my recent purchase….I have been eyeing the berry for a while, but I may have found something even better for Cosmo 😉

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