Horse Show Placement and Ribbon Color Confusion.
A handy-dandy chart for deciphering International ribbon colors as promised.
If in the U.S. or Australia, the Blue ribbon is reserved for 1st place. In Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain, you go with the Red.
The rest, simply just too confusing to memorize on the first try:
|1st||blue||red||yellow||orange||red||red blue white||blue, yellow||red||blue||gold||1st|
|7th||purple||any other||pale green||purple||orange||7th|
I made a simplified chart below which makes it all completely clear, no?
Blue or Red tops the charts for 1st place, with the White Ribbon indicating you weren’t worthy of any color at all in either 3rd or 4th place.
Pink is usually forced upon 5th or 6th place, perhaps the thought there was to reserve it for spoiled Barbie-Pony-Brats. Bonus points to the countries staying true to the game by ignoring the pink ribbons.
In countries where everyone-must-be-a-winner, there’s a grand total of 10 deep ribbon colors. The rest keep it real with only 5, possibly 6, placements deep.
Green, always a classic on Chestnuts, handed out by all countries, while only the U.K. has gone absolutely wild and crazy by including a, you guessed it, Tan colored ribbon in the line up!
The dreaded Manure Brown color, festooned upon the 8th place suckers in both Canada and the U.S, can’t possibly be anyones favorite. Australia schleps it on the 6th place winner and calls it the day already with no more ribbons.
My ribbon of choice – the No-Color Worthy ones.