Perhaps, if the coat is the Magritte Competition jacket from Kingsland Dressage.
"Enclothed Cognition" is the term researchers have coined for "the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes". I've long argued this point to my husband (unsuccessfully), but studies are now confirming that You Are What You Wear! Example: when study participants put on a doctor's lab coat, they increased their selective attention; a black t-shirt = more aggressive; a nurse's uniform = more helpful. Not only does your choice of clothing impact your psychological state, but it can also enhance task-related performance. Yes, you heard it right, "enhance task-related performance*. What dressage rider couldn't use a little boost in that?!?
So slip into the luxurious Kingsland Magritee Competition Coat and ... feel, perhaps even ride, like dressage royalty.
This glorious coat is indeed a work of art. Ours, the European version of the Kingsland Dressage short coat, is beautifully constructed, and fully-lined, made of lightweight 100% wool Italian fabric with ultra flattering tucks at the waistline, monochromatic velvet pocket and collar detail, gold and white beaded-cord trim, enamel and rhinestone buttons, and hidden inside pockets. We ordered the coat in the deep, delicious color Kingsland calls "Turkish Coffee". Oh and a little surprise - inside each jacket is an embroidered inspirational quote. Nice touch Kingsland.
So go ahead you Dressage Queens, dress the part.
* Read more about the research behind enclothed cognition in the New York Time's article "Mind Games: Sometimes a White Coat Isn't Just a White Coat" and Enclothed Cognition: Put On Your Power in Positive Psychology News.