Flying Changes
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Bespoke Jackets, Tailcoats and Accessories for the Discerning Rider

Our business has grown and developed in recognition of the exciting times of change within the equestrian world of dress code. Effective from 1st December 2012 British Dressage have revised rule number 46 with regard to Coats / Jackets, which now states:

‘Tail coats and short jackets may be any plain conservative, dark colour, for example navy, bottle green or charcoal grey etc...and may not be multi-coloured or boldly striped. Subtle pinstripes are permitted as are coloured collars and contrast piping to collar, lapels, pockets and vents. Unless entitled to wear them coloured collars registered with the FEI for national teams may not be used.’

Flying Changes have engaged in detailed discussion with British Dressage to establish the exact meaning and enforcement of this new rule change and we only use fabrics that are FEI legal.

One of our directors is herself an International Dressage Rider and Trainer and so we intimately understand the fine balance that needs to be struck between style, that perfect fit, and the necessary freedom of movement required by riders. We can also advise on the various properties of our extensive range of fabrics.

We not only provide a bespoke service for the growing trend of riders wishing to stand out from the crowd and make a statement with their choice of jacket or tailcoat. But also for riders looking for that more subtle change simply in style, trim or modern, washable, stain resistant fabrics.

Flying Changes have chosen one of the finest equestrian tailors in the UK to manufacture their jackets. Indeed they

have been the supplier of jackets and tailcoats to all our GB teams since the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Choosing a British based firm, not only ensures security of supply and an excellent after sales service, but we take pride in knowing ‘Made in Britain’ means ethical production, fair wages and decent working conditions.

Customer satisfaction is our prime objective and therefore quality control is of the utmost importance. All our fabrics are produced in this country and are sourced from the top quality mills in Scotland and Yorkshire. Most of our fabrics are now exclusive to us. All the garments are individually hand cut and each machinist is responsible for a specialist operation. The jackets are finally hand pressed and the buttons sewn on by hand.

Our aim in partnership with our tailor, is to produce exclusive, stylish and affordable jackets. Not only conforming to the correct dress code for each discipline but also to accommodate the growing demands of our modern riders.

We have a range of styles both modern and traditional to flatter and enhance all shapes and sizes and we are available to advise on the many different forms of customisation.

Price range from £335.00 - £425.00 for a jacket and £450.00 - £595.00 for a tailcoat. We just take a deposit with the order and the remaining balance is payable when the garment is finished.

We can also offer an exclusive matching Charles Owen hat!

Forthcoming Events

Badminton Horse Trials CDI 4*
7th - 11th May 2014

Windsor C.D.I. 3*
14th - 18th May 2014

Somerford Park P.L.
23rd - 25th May 2014

Bolsworth CSI 3*
12th - 15th Jun 2014

Hartpury CDI 3*
10th - 13th Jul 2014

Somerford Park R.F.
19th - 20th Jul 2014

Hickstead CDI 3*
31st Jul - 3rd Aug 2014

Blenheim Palace H.T. CDI 3*
11th - 14th Sep 2014

National Championships
18th - 21st Sep 2014

HOYS Birmingham N.E.C.
8th - 12th Oct 2014

Olympia CDI-W
16th - 22nd Dec 2014

Forthcoming Fitting Dates

There are not currently any forthcoming fitting dates.

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My tailcoat arrive today and it fits perfectly, thank you so much., Line Svedberg, Denmark

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