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Attire

The Cub Hunting Season (Informal Attire) begins in September until Opening Day. The Formal Season begins at Opening Day until the close of the season.

Established 1957

Informal Attire

September: Polo shirt, preferably a Goshen polo, in mute colors, without stripes, numbers, or embellishments other than the Goshen Hounds logo. 

October - Opening Day: Ratcatcher. Coats can be a plain dark color or traditional hacking coat. Stock tie of white or color may be worn.

Formal Attire

Coat: Square cornered, single breasted frock coat, cut to suit the wishes of the owner. No flaps on waistline and no pockets on the outside of the coat except an optional whistle pocket. A Master who does not hunt hounds should have four front hunt buttons. A Master who does hunt hounds should have five buttons. There should also be two hunt buttons behind and two or three small buttons on the cuff of each sleeve. The material should be heavy twill or Melton cloth. Scarlet is the most traditional color for hunting and is the correct color for a Master of Goshen. The collar of hunt coats should be in conformity with the hunt's livery which in this case is "confederate grey with gold pipping." No Master, Whipper-In, Huntsman, or member should wear his or her hunt livery (Scarlet coat, hunt colors, or buttons) in another country unless invited to do so. It is correct to wear a black or dark coat when participating in a joint meet.


Vest: Canary, Tattersall, or appropriate hunt color as approved by the Masters.


Breeches: May be brown, rust, canary (ladies), buff, or white. Made of heavy cord, heavy synthetic stretch twill or any other heavy material, light weight breeches of silk or light synthetic knits are not correct.


Hat: Black or dark blue (ladies) velvet hunting cap with ribbons down or up according to local custom. (Ribbons down traditionally indicate professional hunt staff) A plain black safety helmet with chin harness securely fastened is recommended as well.


Boots: Traditional hunting boots of black calf with brown tops sewn on, well polished, with tabs sewn on but not down. White or brown boot garters (to match breeches) may be worn. Rubber boots are acceptable, especially in wet weather.


Spurs: Of heavy pattern with moderately short neck and no rowels. Spurs should be set high on the boot just below the ankle and the spur arms should be parallel to the ground. The free end of the spur strap should be on top of or outside of the boot.


Gloves: Heavy wash buff, brown, or black leather. White wool or string gloves are also acceptable.


Crop: Traditional hunting whip.


Horn: Traditional hunting horn carried either between buttons of coat or in a leather case fastened on the side of the front of the saddle. No horn should be carried by anyone except Master, Huntsman, or Whipper-In, when given permission by the Master.


Wire Cutters: Wire cutters may be carried in a leather case attached to the saddle.


Neckwear: Plain hunting tie (stock) neatly tied and fastened with a plain horizontal safety-pin. Ends of the stock should be pinned down to remain tidy. 


Flask and Sandwich Case: Gentlemen may carry either a flask or sandwich case (or both). Ladies may carry either a sandwich case or a combination flask and sandwich case.


Professional Huntsman: Hat ribbon down, should carry one set of couplings fastened to and off to the side of the saddle, traiditional hunting whip or white whip and thong,. Flask not permitted.


Gentleman Member: Scarlet coat, should have rounded corners and three buttons in front or frock coat cut same as scarlet coat or black hunting coat. Buttons may be regular buttons adopted by the hunt, but most preferably a dark button with hunt initials or crest design in white. There should be three buttons on the front of the coat. It is customary that brass buttons on black coats are reserved for Masters, ex-Masters, Honorary Secretaries and ex-Honorary Secretaries.