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Ovation Style Guide: Show Ring Ready

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At Ovation, we love pairing together outfit suggestions for both in the ring and pleasure riding. Below is one of our favorite show ring looks modeled by pony hunter rider Madison Grider of Louisville, Kentucky.

Competition time …

Thirteen-year-old Madison and her pony Gizmo had a successful show season in 2016, culminating in them qualifying for National Pony Finals. Madison has been riding since she was four-years-old and, as a pony rider, she recognizes the importance of looking her best while in the ring.


This pairing of an Ovation Competitor Helmet,  Classic Performance Coat, Ellie Tech Show Shirt, Elite Curved Show Belt, Sport Stretch Side Panel Show Gloves, Celebrity Euroweave DX Euro Seat Knee Patch Breeches, Kid’s Zocks Boot Socks, and Flex Sport Field Boots fill the bill perfectly. The outfit allows Madison to have the perfect show ring appearance while staying comfortable during long days at a horse show, all without breaking the bank.


The Ovation Competitor Helmet is lightweight and features a velvet textured flocked shell and an extra strong stainless steel air vent mesh. The helmet has an easy adjust dial for a snug fit and extra strong adjustment teeth for added helmet life. The high flow vents keep your head cool and the removable washable Coolmax liner means you aren’t subjected to stinky helmet hair 🙂 Certified to ASTM and CE standards.


The Classic ratcatcher styling with fun patterned cuffs and collar of the Ellie Child’s Tech Show Shirt makes it a favorite of young riders around the country. The shirt features microfiber mesh sleeves and back which creates a maximum cooling effect for high performance, plus sheer undersleeves for added breathability and comfort. The shirt has a moisture wicking smooth stretch jersey front, with trendy wrap collar and is available in nine beautiful color options: White/Blue Dots, White/Raining Flowers, White/Pink Flowers, White/Blue Flowers, White/Navy Ponies, White/Whales, White/Hearts, White/Purple Flowers, White/Purple Dots. Madison opted for the White/Hearts.


Shaped for the ultimate comfort and no-gap fit, the Ovation Elite Curved Show Belt will complement any outfit, whether showing or schooling. Made of finely textured leather in beautiful colors and a silver-tone buckle for subtle elegance. Available in Navy, Dark Brown, Black, Aqua, Purple, Pink, and Petrol.


The Ladies Sport Stretch Side Panel Show Gloves are made of kidskin and feature  stretch side panels which provide a super flexible and comfortable show and work glove.


The Ovation Celebrity EuroWeave DX Euro Seat Front Zip Knee Patch Child’s Breeches are fashion forward, in addition to providing a flattering fit. Featuring a Euro Seat seam and pocket design, these breeches are a great value! A non-pinching waistband gently hugs you in all the right places. Made in our most stretchy easy-to-wear woven fabric, the DX models are enhanced with Dry-Tex to keep you dry and comfortable. Available in Grey, Show Tan, White, Neutral Beige, Classic Show Tan, and Blue Indigo these fashion forward breeches provide great fit and comfort.


Ovation Kid’s Zocks Boot Socks add a touch of fun to an otherwise more serious outfit. Available in 25 fun designs, collect them all for your own distinctive style. Thin enough to be worn under tall boots. So many designs to choose from!


The Ovation Child’s Flex Sport Field Boots are crafted from very supple soft-touch premium cowhide, with a cuff lining of genuine pigskin leather and moisture wicking lower shaft. The new Flex system pattern design affords the rider the ultimate in movement with full flexion of the ankle area immediately with first wearing. Added stretch panels on the inside of back zipper add supportive comfort and easy fitting at the calf. Twin side spur rests, classic toe cap styling, and elegant ripple sole add classic detailing at a remarkable price.

Get this look now…

Ovation Competitor Helmet in Black

Ovation Ellie Child’s Tech Show Shirt in White/Hearts

Ovation Elite Curved Show Belt in Aqua

Ovation Celebrity EuroWeave DX Euro Seat Front Zip Knee Patch Child’s Breeches in Show Tan

Ovation Kid’s Zocks Boot Socks in OMG Ponies!

Ovation Child’s Flex Sport Field Boots in Black.