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Proper Attire & Turnout When Hunting with Princess Anne Hunt

Formal Attire:

GENTLEMEN (with colors)   Scarlet coat with 3 brass buttons and colors on collar. Top hat or black velvet hunt cap with ribbon up and attached harness encouraged. Canary yellow vest, white twill breeches, white shirt and stock tie with plain gold stock pin, black boots with brown tops, white boot garters, blunt spurs. Brown leather or white string gloves.

GENTLEMEN (without colors)  Black melton coat with plain black buttons. Black boots, canary vest, beige or buff breeches, with brown leather or white string gloves, white shirt and stock tie with plain stock pin. Black bowler or hunt cap with ribbon up and attached harness encouraged. 

LADIES (with colors)  Black Melton or blue coat with colors on collar, and black bone hunt buttons. Canary vest, buff or beige breeches with brown leather or white string gloves. White shirt with stock tie and plain stock pin, black bowler or hunt cap with ribbon up and attached harness encouraged.  Long hair neatly captured in a hair net. Black boots with patent leather tops and blunt spurs.

LADIES (without colors)  Same as ladies with colors except no colors on collar, plain buttons and no patent boot tops. OPTIONAL HUNTING ATTIRE (with or without colors) Shadbelly, silk top hat (not dressage hat) Ladies side-saddle habit.

JUNIORS  Ratcatcher - Hacking jacket, tweed or solid color except red. Breeches of beige, buff or canary, shirt with tie or turtleneck.  Brown leather or white string gloves.  Brown or black leather boots with safety helmet.


Ratcatcher Attire for Mounted Hill Topper, Cub hunting & Wednesday Hunts

Hacking jacket, tweed or solid color except red. Breeches of beige, buff or canary, choker for ladies, shirt with tie for gentlemen, or turtleneck. Brown or black leather boots with brown or black hunt cap. White string gloves. Formal attire is also permitted.

Hunt Appointments:

Gentlemen- conical flask with leather case, hunt whip

Ladies - hunting canteen with leather case, hunt whip

Turnout:

English Tack; brown or black with white shaped saddle pad. Horse groomed and clipped for riding conditions. Braiding encouraged for Opening Meet, Boxing Day and Closing Meet. 

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Hunting gear, which has changed little since foxhunting began, is based on practicality. The heavy boots and breeches protect riders from branches and brambles. Heavy melton coats are almost waterproof. The stock tie, fastened with a plain gold safety pin, can serve as a bandage for man, hound or horse in case of an accident.


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