Thailand is without doubt the equestrian fashion leader in South East Asia. Colour coordination is the order of the day.
The range of colours is quite outstanding.Â At the Thailand Dressage and Jumping championships, I saw purple, claret, gray, navy, green, black and red jackets.Â Their horses are not spared either. Many are accessorized with matching saddle cloths, boots and ear bonnets.Â There were even orange saddle cloths and, of course, the necessary floppy ear bonnets. Â The floppier the better.
There was one showjumper who walked the course with two stilleto-ed models in yellow hotpants or miniskirt. I am told, at the last show, these models rushed in with umbrellas to provide shade when their boss fell off!
Most outstandingly dressed was the sub-junior rider in a sky blue jacket with her horse in a crocheted floppy bonnet in matching sky blue with black hoops.Â The horse had a matching saddle pad and jumping boots.
This type of fashion sense is happily embraced by the kids in the lower classes.Â More power to Thailand.