Formal Attire

Proper Attire for the Formal Season

Members without colors, junior members and Guests:

White stock tie, canary or tan waistcoat, tan or yellow breeches, black boots, black or oxford gray riding coat with plain black buttons and a safety helmet with a harness.

Members with Hunt Colors:

Gentlemen who have been awarded the hunt button have the right, if they wish, to appear at formal hunt meets wearing the hunt livery which consists of a dark blue frock coat with buff collar and brass GVH buttons, buff waistcoat with brass GVH buttons, a safety helmet with harness, buff or white-colored breeches, and black boots with tops.

Ladies who have been awarded the hunt button have the right, if they wish, to wear the collar on a dark gray or black hunt coat and the black buttons with the white GVH imprint, buff waist coat with brass buttons, a safety helmet with harness, buff or white breeches and black boots. Ladies also have the right to appear at formal hunt meets wearing the hunt livery which consists of a dark blue frock coat with buff collar and brass GVH buttons, buff waistcoat with brass buttons and buff or white breeches and black boots.

 *Please note*
·        Members of the field should wear the 3-button rounded corner frock coat. 4-button frock coats are appropriate for staff only.
·        Helmets are strongly recommended for safety. However, members with colors may wear alternate headwear as follows: a top hat for men, and a bowler for women. Staff only may wear the traditional hunt cap. This is sometimes done for the Opening Meet parade down Main Street, Geneseo.

Please speak to the Masters, if you have any questions.