If you have bought a show coat this year, you were probably told that it can be washed -- in the washer. Some of you say - how can that be??? Well it can be and it is -- here's how.
My favourite coats (and those featured at EQ) are Winston Equestrian, Sarm Hippique, Asmar, Grand Prix, and Pikeur. They are all indeed washable and best if you have a front-loading washer (though not impossible if you don't).
The best way to wash a show coat:
Turn coat inside out
Place in a lingerie (mesh) bag
Wash on gentle, low suds, on cold -- try using Micro Wash from Hey -- preferably in a front-loading washer
(top loaders have the center agitator which increases the risk of having the coat caught and possibly damaged -- so be vigilant if using)
Remove promptly from washer
Put on hanger to dry -- do not put in dryer or try to "fluff" on low heat -- don't iron
Your breeches are also of course washable in cold water (inside out) and hang dry.
Hope that helps. If the manufacturer of your coat has other instructions -- then of course follow those.
Let us know what you think.
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Ashley Matchett Woods is the owner of The Equestrian’s Concierge at Sonoma Horse Park in Northern California. EQ offers premium brands in tack and apparel.