Hunting Attire / Turnout

Formal Attire

Formal Attire

Proper Formal Hunting Attire

Host is responsible for advising his/her guest of the proper attire and courtesies. You may wear a raincoat during inclement weather. If bitter cold, you may wear a down vest or even a down coat of a dark color.

Gentlemen

The following is to assist you but The Master realizes it may take time to put yourself together. Don’t fret. Occasionally one will see colors worn on the facings of a coat rather than the collar. Since this was acceptable in 1887, the founding date of our hunt, it is permissible in our field. Out of respect for our origins, a frock coat of Confederate gray is welcomed.

*Gentlemen With Colors*

Cap: Blue or black hunting cap with ribbons up is accepted. Top hat preferred.

Coat: Scarlet with brass Oak Ridge buttons. Purple collar edged in gold. Two large brass buttons in the back. Two small buttons on each sleeve. Gentlemen may also wear scarlet or black swallowtail. A black swallow tail is rarely seen on gentlemen in the hunt field but is stunningly handsome. A gentleman wears the black hunt button but no colors on the collar. This also applies to a gentleman in a black frock coat. He may wear the hunt buttons in black, no colors on collar.

Vest: (optional) Canary or white with brass buttons.

Breeches: White only.

Boots: Black leather with tan colored tops.

Gloves: White string; tan or yellow leather.

Stock: White, properly tied with horizontal gold stock pin. May also be navy blue silk with small, white pin dots or sky blue silk.

Spurs: (optional) Blunt.

Whip: Hunting crop with thong and cord snap. Properly carried but never used unless asked.

*Gentlemen Without Colors*

Cap: Blue or black hunting cap. Black bowler. Ribbons up.

Coat: Black or deepest navy. Collar: Black.

Vest: (optional) Canary or white with brass buttons.

Breeches: Buff or canary.

Boots: Black, no tops.

Ladies

The following is to assist you but The Master realizes it may take time to put yourself together. However, probably not as long as the Gentlemen.

*Ladies With Colors*

Cap: Blue or black hunting cap with ribbons up. Black bowler with hairnet. Top hat with shadbelly.

Coat: Black with black Oak Ridge buttons with purple collar edged in gold. Two large black buttons on back. Two small buttons on each sleeve. Vest: (optional) Canary or white with brass buttons.

Breeches: Buff or canary.

Boots: Black leather with black patent tops.

Gloves: White string: tan or yellow leather.

Stock: White, properly tied with horizontal gold stock pin.

Spurs: (optional) Blunt.

Whips: Hunting crop with thong and cord snap. Properly carried but never used unless asked.

*Ladies Without Colors*

Cap: Blue or black hunting caps. Black bowler with hairnet.

Coat: Black or Deepest Navy. Collar: Black. Buttons: Black

Vest: (optional) Canary or white with brass buttons.

Breeches: Buff or canary.

Boots: Black, no tops. Also called butcher boots.

Informal Hunting Attire

Informal Attire

Informal Attire

Hat: Blue, brown or black hunting cap. Black bowler Ladies wear hairnet.

Coat: Green or tweed jacket.

Shirt: Riding shirt with tie. Plain shirt with tie or ascot.

Breeches: Buff or canary.

Boots: Black or brown. No tops.

Junior Rider’s Attire

Junior riders may wear informal attire and leggings. Tricorn hat acceptable on a junior.

Cubbing

Same as Informal Hunting. Some of you may be motivated to revive the most handsome white salt-sack coats for cubbing. They will protect your arms in brush and woods yet are cool.

Tack Appointments

Bridle: Single or Double. In good repair and clean. Noseband always.

Breastplate: Optional.

Martingale: Optional.

Saddles: In good repair and clean. Wire cutters permitted. Sandwich case and flask permitted.

Girth: Leather preferred. If white web girth used, must be properly cleaned.

Saddle Pad: White sheepskin, natural or imitation.

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