OVH Dress Code

Ratcatcher

-         Safety approved helmet.

-         Riding jacket of muted pattern and weight suitable to the temperature.*

-         Canary or tattersall waistcoat [optional].

-         Beige, buff or rust breeches.

-         Black or brown boots. They may be dress (without laces) or field (with laces). Half chaps are acceptable if they are worn with paddock boots of the same colour. Rubber boots are acceptable, as are canvas-topped boots. Jodhpur boots worn with jodhpurs may be worn by Juniors.

-         Shirt, blouse or turtleneck (tucked in).

-         Necktie; coloured stock or choker with stock pin.

-         Gloves are optional.

-         A regulation hunting whip is optional for those with colours. A short plain-coloured riding crop is also optional.

 

* Black jackets are always acceptable on ratcatcher days but please no scarlet coats.

Note for gentlemen: White stocks and white breeches are correct with scarlet coats, but should not be worn with riding jackets.

 

Formal

Gentlemen with Colours:

-         Safety approved helmet.

-         Scarlet coat with 3 to 4 OVH buttons on the front, 2 on the back and 2 small OVH buttons on each sleeve. Hunter Green collar.

-         Canary or other subdued coloured vest [optional].

-         White breeches.

-         Black leather boots with tan coloured tops.

-         White string or tan leather gloves.

-         White stock, with horizontally pinned stock pin.

-         Blunt spurs [optional].

-         Hunting crop with cord. Use in control of the hounds is not permitted unless requested by the Huntsman. Alternatively, another type of riding crop may be carried.

 

Ladies with Colours:

-         Safety approved helmet. Hairnet for long hair, please.

-         Black coat with 3 OVH buttons on the front, 2 on the back and 2 small OVH buttons on the each sleeve. Hunter Green collar.

-         Canary or other subdued coloured vest [optional].

-         Buff or beige breeches.

-         Black leather boots with black patent tops.

-         White string, black or tan leather gloves.

-         White stock, with horizontally pinned stock pin.

-         Blunt spurs [optional].

-         Hunting crop with cord. Use in control of the hounds is not permitted unless requested by the Huntsman. Alternatively, another type of riding crop may be carried.

Ladies and Gentlemen without Colours:

-         Safety approved helmet. Hairnet for long hair, please.

-         Black, brown or navy coat.

-         Buff, beige or gray breeches.

-         Riding boots.

-         Appropriate gloves.

-         White stock, with horizontally pinned stock pin; regular tie or choker.

-         Riding crop [optional].

 

 

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