Tack – Clásica ‘Portuguese’ type Pelham type Alta Escuela bits, similar in effect to the British Weymouth, are also used.
This bit is used in conjunction with a (black) bridoon and double reins.
In Spain the usual ‘standard’ off the shelf width is 12.5mm, although 13.5mm and 14.5mm widths are available. ‘Real Escuela’ bit.
Note: The actual bit currently in use by the Real Escuela de Arte is slightly different, see below The Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre, Jerez Tack In dressage displays the Alta Escuela style saddle is used, without sheepskin.
Leather is natural/tan, matching the girth, stirrup leathers and double bridle, which has ‘brassed’ (not black) buckles.
The curb bit is similar to the ‘Real Escuela’ but has the school’s ‘brassed’ patterned motif on the ends of the bit, rather than the plain brassed ends as on the ‘Real Escuela’ bit.
The bridoon has loose rings and these are also ‘brassed’, matching the motif and the buckles on the bridle.
Dress This is inspired by the Goyesque style and is worn by riders in their shows and exhibitions (not Vaquera exhibitions, when the Traje Corto is worn).
The hat is the calañés, worn under a kerchief.
This is traditional country dress, with the kerchief used as protection against dust, flies, mosquitoes and to stop perspiration from the head marking the inside of the velvet calañés.
A jacket with full collar and knee length breeches are worn.
White knee high stockings/hose are worn, with Los Botines (long leather spats), with fancy stitching and left loosely laced in order to show a glimpse of the white stockings – as seen in 19th century engravings.
Page 20 of 29 www.webshop.viva-iberica.com Spanish Riding Costume & Tack Guide Viva Iberica © Yeguada Iberica RIDING CLOTHING – CLÁSICA (CLASSICAL) STYLE Hat (Sombrero) The sombrero cordobés is the usual wear (for more information see: ‘Clothing – Vaquera’). The sombrero calañés, a small round, velvet hat with upturned/rolled brim, worn over a cotton ‘kerchief’, is sometimes worn.
The kerchief is tied in a ‘pirate’ style with the knot at the back of the head.
The hat is worn slightly tilting forwards.
The ‘catite’ is similar and worn with a kerchief, used mostly in displays. Jacket – Riding – Men It is more usual for men to wear the same as in Vaquera (for information see: ‘Clothing – Vaquera’).
The Chaquetilla Paseo is sometimes worn; a short jacket with lapels, open at the front, five buttons per sleeve.
For men the colour ideally should match the trousers.
Black unpopular – an all black outfit is not considered correct as this denotes funeral wear.
The paseo jacket is worn without the buttons done up.
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