When it comes to grooming for a show, most of an equestrian’s energy ends up focused on the horse; but a rider’s turnout needs to be neat and tidy, too. Here are some strategies to help you stay as spotless as your mount:
* Cover up to stay clean. Wear overalls or baggy sweats over your show gear until you’re ready to ride. Some style mavens even wear a wrap skirt.
* To keep those boots spotless, wear rubbers over your boots; take them off just before your class.
* Western riders should fold chaps up to the calf to avoid dragging them in the dirt. A hard-case hat box is a must to keep your hat well creased and dust free.