Long, leather boots known as dress boots are worn by riders that do not have laces at the ankle and are usually stiffer.
Riders wear formal attire which includes white shirt, white, cream or pale-colored breeches/jodhpurs and black or dark colored coat with metal buttons or military jacket instead of a coat.
Riders wear white gloves in dressage competitions. Young riders usually prefer to wear black gloves.
Riders wear a tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed top hat or a military cap during dressage competitions.
In upper levels of riding (very formal riding), tailed jacket with double buttons known as shadbelly is worn by riders and is usually worn with a yellow vest.
It is mandatory for dressage riders to wear a white stock tie while competing. It is worn with a pin stuck through the knot known as stock pin.
Dressage horses wear a double bridle which has two bits attached to two sets of reins. It allows the rider to have more control on the horse’s movements.
The dressage saddle is deep-seated with long straight flaps that allow the rider’s legs to be closer to the horse.
Stirrups are flat-based metal frame or rings attached to the saddle by adjustable strips of leather that are used in mounting and as a support for rider’s legs.