Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A REAL Dressage Coat

I have two riding coats.....an ancient black hunt coat and an "Ebay find" gray hunt coat. I have always wanted a "real" dressage coat, but just cannot afford it right now. Plus, having a perfectly suitable black jacket makes me wonder why I need a new one.

But I want a REAL one, with the silver buttons and the flap in the back. LOL!

I have been scouring Ebay, to no avail. Plus it is SO hard to find a coat on Ebay and not be able to try it on.

So I found this great UK shop that carries PIKEUR coats so cheap, like half price!!!!!! www.amirashop.co.uk And they are totally reputable! I emailed for more info on sizing, since it is all German and I have no idea what a size "36" means. LOL! Here is what I got back. Looks like I am a size 38 and want a Diana. :D We shall see......I am all about spending money lately, huh???

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for your e-mail, the Pikeur jackets are measured by chest circumference.

A German 34 has an approximate chest measurement of 32"

A German 36 has an approximate chest measurement of 33"

A German 38 has an approximate chest measurement of 34.6"

A German 40 has an approximate chest measurement of 36.2"

A German 42 has an approximate chest measurement of 37.8"

A German 44 has an approximate chest measurement of 40"


The Diana is a longer traditional style jacket

The Epsom is a slightly shorter "fashionable" style jacket

The Skarlett is a very short jacket - sitting by top of hips

The Ascona is similar fit to the Epsom with a slightly less fitted shape

The Ghia is same style as the Epsom but made with the new soft-shell fabric designed for all year (weather) competitions.


Please let me know if you need further advice.

4 comments:

  1. that is too much work for me! I had a pikuer coat that we all decided was cursed so my trainer has had it for like 5 years now and it is her show coat (it is lucky for her). I have not one, but two Devon-Aire Dressage coats (different sizes). I got both of them on sale at different times for $90 from Dover and let me just tell you I love them. They have the rigth cut, shinny buttons and fun lining (one is silver and the other is periwinkle). I think bettween my coat and the pikure though there is no contest. If you don't feel like going across the ocean to get a coat keep your eyes open to see if my coat is on sale. It might not be a pikeur, but it is good enough for me. If you do fork over the big bucks make sure you pikeur has a cool collar and cool lining...that is what sets them apart!

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  2. Hey.
    I just bought a Pikeur Doreen Dressage jacket. I got the size 38 so you definately would be ok with the 36. I had bought the 36 first and tried it on about 115 times at home, and it fit but it was just a wee bit snug. The 38 is a wee bit too loose, but it will be better then the one I had (think tent)
    and I looooove the silver buttons too. I got it at Ricks when they had the 25% sale so I did not spend a fortune......
    Just my 2 cents....! H.

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  3. Goodness child. How much does one of theses little numbers cost?? Have you checked Dover? We have a new one here in RI. I won a gift certificate and went to see what I could see yesterday came home with a pair of LIME GREEN bells to go with our NEON Pink ones. YAHOO, bubba will be styling in KY for sure.

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  4. Hi I hope that you ordered your Pikeur but I bought mine from the same company and order it in the beginning of May and it did not show up until the end of August after I threatened the company, but I love my Pikeur. I hope you have better luck.

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