How to Wear a Pre-Tied Stock Tie

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How to Wear a Pre-Tied Stock Tie
Stock ties are a part of equestrian formal wardrobe. (show horse & rider image by Clarence Alford from

Fox hunting and horse shows are two examples of formal equestrian events that require a jockey or rider to wear a stock tie fastened with a pin. The standard stock tie is useful in fox hunting because it may be removed and used as a bandage, sling, tourniquet or headlight reflector. A pre-tied stock tie saves time and the many steps involved in tying a stock tie. If you plan on wearing a pre-tied stock tie for your next fox hunting or equestrian event, make sure it follows your specific dress code rules.

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  • Equestrian formal wear

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  1. 1

    Put on your blouse or shirt.

  2. 2

    Grab each long narrow end of your pre-tied stock tie. Place opposing ends in each hand.

  3. 3

    Wrap the tie ends around your neck and affix the closure. Common closure types are snaps, buttons or hook and eyelets.

  4. 4

    Center the pre-tied stock tie in the middle of your collar.

  5. 5

    Put on your jacket. Adjust your tie and collar if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • A pre-tied stock tie may have limited functionality as a bandage, sling, tourniquet or headlight reflector.

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