We know everyone has a different Hunting calendar depending on where you live in the world, but we are just starting our season. Time to pull our gear out of the closet, polish our boots, brush off our coats, cause here we go again!
Spring Roading is one of many seasons that we go out Hunting. Roading is before the formal season begins and is typically a slower pace as this is a period when horses, hounds, and riders are being conditioned. With all that said, what are we supposed to wear? First let me say, if you’re new to Hunting, come out with any turnout that is neat and tidy, we’ll convert you to the dark side later.
The attire for Roading is referred to as ‘Ratcatcher’ (we’ll get into where the name came from on another day). So the most important piece of this “Kit” (we call our hunting outfits kits) is a tweed coat. Remember, it takes years to build a great kit, so do the best you can with what you have. Email us if you have any questions!
RATCATCHER HUNT KIT
- Tweed Coat, muted wool, single or double vent, with three buttons.
- A collared shirt with a man’s tie or a hunting shirt (show shirt) with a tattersall stock tie.
- Breeches, buff, tan or rust.
- String gloves or light tan.
- Boots, brown or newmarket field boots if you’ve got them. Black field boots are fine too.
- Helmet, black or brown, ribbons up please, we are not staff.
Hope this little refresher helps as we all get ready to go. As always we wish everyone a safe and exciting season.