Please keep in mind this is my opinion and my opinion alone. Everyone is entitled to their own!
Western Pleasure show outfits!! They are so freakin sparkly it distracts me from the horse. Yes I admit I like a little bling on my horse. My English bridle has a rhinestone browband, and my western tack has rhinestones on it as well. But I don’t wear outfit that would put Liberace to shame to go with my bridles!
A million years ago when I was a ballerina. We had very, VERY strict dress codes. Pink slippers, pink tights, black leotard, hair up in bun, no makeup and no fragrance. The reasoning was that everyone was to look uniform. Anything else would be distracting from the dancers movement. You couldn’t even wear underwear under your leotard and tights because they added distracting lines.( if we got caught wearing underwear we’d be punished by having to do pushups. It was a pretty serious rule!). I feel that disco ball western pleasure riders are very distracting from the horse. Yes I understand some classes are to be judged on the rider but I just don’t get why they have to be SOOOO sparkley! They also seem to cake on the make up..