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BigMick
May. 3, 2005, 05:58 AM
The temperature was cool, no sunscreen needed, the aroma of corn dogs hung in the air... what a perfect day for the trade fair!!

Here's what I scored:
1) A new helmet - Troxel with the adjustable dial in the back
2) comfy, stretchy, full-seat, white breeches for $49
3) the perfect whip for only $5 - I figure at $0.25 a whack I'll have it paid off after the next XC schooling!
4) These very cool Veredus bell boots that are made of a soft material and wrap around - bye bye rubber! I wish I had bought another pair!
5) GLC5500
6) magnetic stud dish
7) another can of Sporty Stick Spray; way better than sadl-tite
8) boot laces
9) thermometer
10) two pairs of great boot socks

I also managed to get one of the highly prized Cosequin buckets!! Woo hoo! I don't know why I even care as I have plenty of buckets, but I just had to have one.

Funny story about the breeches - the store didn't have any place to try them on. She explained that last year, so much merchandise got ruined because it hit the ground while people were trying things on. You know how muddy it is. So they decided against having a dressing room altogether. My options were to risk it, or buy the breeches, find a place to try them on and then exchange them for another pair if they didn't fit. I bought the ones I thought would fit and then had to search for a place to try them on. The Port-o-potty line was long not to mention nasty. So I went over to where the trailers were on display and asked the guy if I could change in the dressing room. He said to go right ahead! People at Rolex are so nice!

Naturally, when I got home I had to try everything on and parade around the house. MrBigMick didn't find it nearly as entertaining as I did. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

So how did everyone do??

BigMick
May. 3, 2005, 05:58 AM
The temperature was cool, no sunscreen needed, the aroma of corn dogs hung in the air... what a perfect day for the trade fair!!

Here's what I scored:
1) A new helmet - Troxel with the adjustable dial in the back
2) comfy, stretchy, full-seat, white breeches for $49
3) the perfect whip for only $5 - I figure at $0.25 a whack I'll have it paid off after the next XC schooling!
4) These very cool Veredus bell boots that are made of a soft material and wrap around - bye bye rubber! I wish I had bought another pair!
5) GLC5500
6) magnetic stud dish
7) another can of Sporty Stick Spray; way better than sadl-tite
8) boot laces
9) thermometer
10) two pairs of great boot socks

I also managed to get one of the highly prized Cosequin buckets!! Woo hoo! I don't know why I even care as I have plenty of buckets, but I just had to have one.

Funny story about the breeches - the store didn't have any place to try them on. She explained that last year, so much merchandise got ruined because it hit the ground while people were trying things on. You know how muddy it is. So they decided against having a dressing room altogether. My options were to risk it, or buy the breeches, find a place to try them on and then exchange them for another pair if they didn't fit. I bought the ones I thought would fit and then had to search for a place to try them on. The Port-o-potty line was long not to mention nasty. So I went over to where the trailers were on display and asked the guy if I could change in the dressing room. He said to go right ahead! People at Rolex are so nice!

Naturally, when I got home I had to try everything on and parade around the house. MrBigMick didn't find it nearly as entertaining as I did. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

So how did everyone do??

Jleegriffith
May. 3, 2005, 06:32 AM
BigMick..that is too funny with trying on the breeches in one of the trailers. I am glad you had a good time shopping. I am very jealous of all who got to go!

McVillesMom
May. 3, 2005, 06:37 AM
I got: 2 dressage pads (one bright blue, one bright yellow--the orange and lime were all gone when I went back!), a Rolex hat, a Save the 3 Day t-shirt, a new set of Weatherbeeta boots for only $40, and a new pair of breeches (actually 2, but the one pair turned out to be way mismarked so they have to find a new home). I did not bother waiting for the much-coveted Cosequin buckets, since I already have 2, but I did get a new Cosequin hat.

Robby Johnson
May. 3, 2005, 06:39 AM
- Leather grooming halter with name plate at Albright's (planned)
- Leather strap for my leather polo breastplate at BOB (planned)
- more studs from BOB and a new stud pick (unplanned)
- Leather breastplate at Devocoux (unplanned)
- Dubarry boots (unplanned)

Quit shopping after Dubarry.

Robby

OakesBrae
May. 3, 2005, 06:45 AM
I didn't buy very much, because we were on a budget...but...

-save the 3 day patch
-save the 3 day shirt
-New Stubben saddle http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif) (my husband loves me - my birthday is coming up)
-Vest from one of the other little shops

There were a few other things that I wanted but my kids kept distracting me so we didn't buy. My husband wanted a pair of the Dubarry's but we got too busy to try them on - how do you like them Robby?

bambam
May. 3, 2005, 07:04 AM
I was a VERY bad girl and about had a stroke when I mentally added it all up in the car on the way home (unfortunately a long drive with lots of time to think about it http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) What killed me was the HUGE amount of time we had to kill between the jog up and stadium (no doubt what the organizers had in mind http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif) and just the general fact that I am big old sucker for a "deal." If it is on sale, I feel this compulsion to buy.
I got
- The rubber lined dressage reins with stops that I have been looking high and low for ever since I broke my pair in December- got 2 pairs just because they were so damn hard to find (planned- just did not expect to find them)
- A signed copy of Jimmy's book. Yay! (planned)
- New skull cap and cover (sort of planned)
- A black fleece half pad (planned)
- a Rodeny Powell vest (unplanned but a good price and although I love how comfortable my tipperary is, it just does not protect as much as the solid piece ones http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif)
- a rolex t-shirt (unplanned)
- some random studs (planned)
- a pair of anstadt das full seats (unplanned)
- another fleece shirt (unplanned but I am a fleece addict http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)
- a halter name plate for the new girl (unplanned)
I think that is everything, but sadly I bought so much I am not sure http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

dianad
May. 3, 2005, 07:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
- Leather grooming halter with name plate at Albright's (planned)
- Leather strap for my leather polo breastplate at BOB (planned)
- more studs from BOB and a new stud pick (unplanned)
- Leather breastplate at Devocoux (unplanned)
- Dubarry boots (unplanned)

Quit shopping after Dubarry.

Robby </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh I WANTED some of those Dubarry boots!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

I wasn't going to buy ANYTHING but a Rolex tshirt (that was my plan!) but I bought one of the Rolex jackets, I don't even think it was from this year, but who cares?? I USED it all weekend too! Leather Therapy stuff from the Equissentials booth, and a great tshirt from Ariat that says "Fast and Clean". http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif All in all, I was pretty frugal! Diana

f4leggin
May. 3, 2005, 07:23 AM
I bought gloves, 2 dressage pads for $15 a piece (what a deal), a sweatshirt - it was freezing Saturday, some t-shirts. All in all not much... But - I bought the most exciting thing of all on my drive there (going through Kansas) a 1/2 shire, 1/2 TB 6 yr old gelding. I'm so excited - it will be my first draft cross. Not for eventing, but maybe dressage and driving.

Badger
May. 3, 2005, 07:26 AM
Those Dubarry boots look awesome! Someone I talked to said they were just being sold in the states for the first time, and I saw them being worn everywhere at Rolex.
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I enjoyed the expanded trade fair, but didn't think there were as many bargains as in previous years. My damages:

Barbor jacket (not planned, but I've been denying myself too long and the Dover ripoff just ain't cutting it)
Stud plugs (planned)
Stud pick (planned)
Fleeceworks Wool Half-Pad (planned)
Leather halter with nameplate (contemplated but not planned)
Jumping bat (contemplated but not planned)

After giving into the Barbour first thing Friday morning, I tried to demonstrate a modicum of self-control the rest of the weekend. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

baileygreyhorse
May. 3, 2005, 07:32 AM
I didn't buy much since we were flying and MrBGH does NOT check luggage. I picked up Woff's book and some Rolex shirts and a box of those pricey chocolates for the girl who watched the barn while we were gone.

california rider
May. 3, 2005, 07:33 AM
planned purchases:

Leather halter with plate
new pair of Blundstones
sheep skin half pad
some shirts from horse park
some books
beautiful stock tie
back galloping boots (cheapies)

Not planned:

*** A awesome pearl necklace with sterling silver bit.
*** 18 shirts (the rolex booth had a blow out and everything was $10) So I bought a lot of gifts.

Wanted but could not:

This cool clincher bridle that had clinchers on figure eight part at a paltry $450 (with reins ;-)

The Devocoux breastplate that attaches in two places. It was the right color and everything but it is bad enough that they are charging me $500 to replace seat leather. Someone did not listen to the do not ride in jeans speech! Well sometime down the road I will get it replaced.

Breeches but it seemed it was a lot of spandex or the really expensive ones so a catalog shopping I will go.

A new girth but could not decide for my new dressage saddle ;-(

tle
May. 3, 2005, 07:37 AM
I was SOOOOOO good! I hadn't planned on buying anything -- didn't even measure Frankie for new stuff! -- and ALMOST made it out of there without buying anything. Unfortunately, I started thinking of things I wanted. I saw a lovely red patterned saddle pad in Equine Textiles that I would have bought in a heartbeat -- if I thought I wouldn't gag at the combination of that on my red-headed mare. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Oh well. I thought I shoudl buy a saddle pad but for a change WANTED a cute one, not a plain one. Couldn't find one i liked so I went and consoled myself at the Outback Survival Gear booth talking with nice looking nicely accented men while buying a hat before heading out.

My 2 conclusions --
1) I need to avoid shopping venues altogether when I'm broke
2) Being broke sucks!

Pol
May. 3, 2005, 07:46 AM
Well, Emstah made out better than I did....I bought for HER, a bucket of Platinum supplement, a new Rodney Powell crash vest, some very-sticky-but-pukey-colored-gloves, a lime green Rolex jacket (VERY becoming to the blonde/blue girl!)...Wait, is that all? Well, then, she didn't get a whole lot more than I did! I got a new RP vest also. Emstah insisted, as my Tipperary is 18 years old http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif. I also got some VSBPC gloves. We ate mountains of crab cakes, a batch of kettel corn and a bag of cinnamon almonds. We don't buy tack anywhere but at the Amishman's shop in PA, so didn't even look. Well, that's not quite right, I DID sit in a couple of Wofford xc saddles. OOOOOOH, divine!! I was sore tempted!! Robby, a full report on those Dubarry boots, please. Em was drooling.....

Miss Maddie
May. 3, 2005, 07:49 AM
So what exactly are these Dubarry boots? What did I miss out on?

asbjockey
May. 3, 2005, 07:59 AM
BigMick, what is the model name of that Troxel helmet? They didn't have my size/color, but I forgot to write the model down!

Gracious
May. 3, 2005, 08:13 AM
Well, I'm a broke college student and I spent WELL over my budget. I bought...

*Muck boots for my mom (Mothers' Day! Best gift ever. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)
*Bucket of Platinum Performance
*Tub of Ortho-Chon
*Liniment
*GPA helmet (I did convince my dad into giving me money for this one as it really was the only helmet that fit me comfortably and my old helmet has suffered from one too many falls.)

Pol
May. 3, 2005, 08:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Miss Maddie:
So what exactly are these Dubarry boots? What did I miss out on? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://www.dubarry.com/ click on 'outdoor' and you'll see the boots-dark brown leather with stripes. Look sort of like the old Newmarket boots that were all the rage for schooling when I was a teenage H/J rider. I never got close enough to read a price tag but I'm guessing these Dubarrys are very dear! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Robby Johnson
May. 3, 2005, 08:19 AM
Dubarry report ...

Supposedly waterproof, and mine certainly seemed that way.
Very, very comfortable.
Very warm.
Very dry.

Robby with dry warm feet = Nice Robby.

Ever hear the expression "madder'n a wet hen?" That's me with wet feet.

I loved them, even though Mr. Canterlope laughed at my outfit on Sunday!

Robby

Foxygrl516
May. 3, 2005, 08:20 AM
I didn't do much damage at all, sad to say. I made myself only bring $50 into the park with me to begin with, because I knew if I didn't that we would never be able to afford the gas to get back to Alabama.

I did buy one of the $5 Rolex 2005 posters for Phillip Dutton to sign, several bumper stickers from different places (I'm having to start my collection over again in my new truck. Don't worry, they go on the inside lid of the tool box, but they are still fun!), and a t-shirt from the USEA tent for only $8. So I hardly spent anything. I certainly wanted to though! The saddle of my dreams was there calling my name...they had to tear me away! (Antares mono-flap XC saddle...someday!).

Walter did excuse himself while we were in line to meet Phillip to go to the "restroom" and came back with a BEAUTIFUL name plate for Jelly's halter. I can't believe I am still making that poor horse wear Foxy's leather halter. he does NOT look like a "Raindrops on Roses" kind of guy! haha. I was going to go on Saturday and buy a new Leather halter for the nameplate, but we ended up having to go out Friday night hunting for Rain boots, so Shoe Carnival got $30 for the cutest rain boots ever. So no halter as of yet, but I do have killer rubber boots!

Debbie
May. 3, 2005, 08:21 AM
Yes but Robby looked divine in them! (Saw you from a distance, but did not get a chance to introduce myself.) Two thumbs up on the fashion!

I got out fairly lightly. The lime green Rolex jacket was calling my name and when it went down to half price on Sunday, I stopped resisting. Of course I had to buy at least one saddle pad for the unbroken two year old (Doh!). Rolex hat and tshirt were required. Then I bought misc. gloves and TWO pairs of those happy feet inserts. My feet were happy indeed on cross country day, so that sold me on another pair.

I didn't think the deals were as good as in prior years, so it was easier to resist the temptation on tack... did I mention I can't ride the horse yet, that helps too! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

oskaar
May. 3, 2005, 08:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by baileygreyhorse:
I didn't buy much since we were flying and MrBGH does NOT check luggage. I picked up Woff's book and some Rolex shirts and a box of those pricey chocolates for the girl who watched the barn while we were gone. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My dear, that is when you get creative and find yourself a FedEx Kinko's!

canterlope
May. 3, 2005, 08:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
I loved them, even though Mr. Canterlope laughed at my outfit on Sunday! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Robby, darlin', he only laughed because he was pea-green with jealousy over your fabu fashionista self. A complete Robby-wannabe for sure. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Janet
May. 3, 2005, 08:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Dubarry report ...

Supposedly waterproof, and mine certainly seemed that way. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> They look JUST like the boots Lucinda was wearing at the clinic last week.

She walked right into the water jump with them, so I would believe the "waterproof' bit.

Holly Jeanne
May. 3, 2005, 08:55 AM
A Trakehner saddle pad (in navy), a trakehner polo shirt (black with red logo), gloves I can actually groom in and still feel what I'm doing, notecards as a gift, and, drum roll please, a business card holder with a sidesaddle rider on it. Since I do sidesaddle, I was thrilled!

Miss Maddie
May. 3, 2005, 08:55 AM
Oh my I did miss out. Thanks for the low down on the Dubarrys!

jvk8
May. 3, 2005, 09:12 AM
I tried to be good, but ended up going over my tiny budget by Friday:

-Pink & Black Plaid flymask with ears from Smartpak Equine which will look adorable on my big gray mare
-the $8 tshirt from USEA
-new Rolex & USEA hats as my old ones are gross
-cute stuffed horse (I'm a closet stuffed horse collector)
-cute girly horsie shirt from Equus Now
-fly leg wraps, Equus Now

I so wanted some of those nice quality $15 saddle pads that were everywhere but could not justify them in any way as I have too many already. Also reallllly wanted a fleece half pad, but I had to just say NO...

Will have to start saving now for next year!

sporthorselover
May. 3, 2005, 09:16 AM
ok, so are the dubarry's for RIDING, or just standing around looking spiffy in? and spectating at four star events? where it might be raining?

McVillesMom
May. 3, 2005, 09:27 AM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot...3 french link eggbutts (my new bit of choice) for $10 apiece! BoB had them marked down because they were mismarked...they were marked 4 3/4 but were really 5. Now I have one for my dressage bridle, one for my jumping bridle, and one for my schooling bridle. I used one today while jumping my TB XC (who has not been ridden in a week, and it was 50 degrees, sunny, and quite breezy http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif).

subk
May. 3, 2005, 10:28 AM
I've gone to Rolex 10 years in a row (plus 1979) and I've never bought more than a couple of items. Basically it comes down to I hate to shop in big crowds. Actually I'm not too fond of shopping in small crowds either! I scoped out on Thrusday and was finished buying by lunch on Friday. This year having gone from a lifetime of being a one horse gal to suddenly having three horses in training I went with a list...a big list. Here are my successes:

Charles Owen J3 skull cap (the ventilated one) at more than $60 off the CO list price.

Ariat paddock boots

2 pair of Roma everyday galloping boots (Wolf copycaps)

2 leather halters with name plates for the new boys--this got me choked up, like they're REAL horses now.

2 girths

Devouxcoup hind XC galloping boots,

Devouxcoup open fronts

Devouxcoup dressage breast plate, (Devouxcoup had a $50 box http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Deal of the century!)

2 Pair of Tropical Riders breeches.

3 Roma big dressage pads which I will re-cut and sew to be very forward XC saddle pads

$5 dressage whip to be left out beside the dressage ring

Lead rope

A box of Dark Horse Chocolates for my friends with a couch.

Good thing the Rood & Riddle bill for Simon's bone scan didn't show up until after I got home. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fence2Fence
May. 3, 2005, 10:32 AM
I bought
--two saddle pads (quite a deal and planned)
--nice pair of breeches at 50% off (planned)
--two pairs of schooling breeches (planned and great deal)
--set of dark blue polos for $1 a piece (unplanned, too good a deal to miss)
--spiffy photo album (unplanned)
--leather girth (unplanned)

I feel like I'm forgetting something. I was looking for a couple items that I just didn't see, but I definitely made up for it!

Things I missed and would have bought:
--sharp pair of leather gloves at $15
--wool dress sheet at $25

That taught me a lesson about shopping--look at every corner of those vendors. All types of stuff crammed in!

I resisted a water color painting at $25.

FoxChaser
May. 3, 2005, 10:36 AM
We had the planned and unplanned shopping as well.

-Breeches (planned): show ones half off for me, schoolers for my hubby. (Oops, got women's for the hubby & he won't wear 'em. Need to find them a home- anyone want 32L Dublin's w/goat skin patches??)
-Optimum Time watch (planned- YAY!!)
-No-slip stirrup pads for the hubby (planned)
-De-hairer brush thing to get the cat hair off the couch (planned)
-New show bridle (unplanned): Stubben let us take the awful cloth reins off of it and gave us $55 off the price!!!
-Eventa reins (unplanned): Since the bridle was *so* cheap, we sprung for the reins http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I did NOT buy any saddle pads this year (first time ever) as the hubby says that we are drowning in them. Also didn't buy the show shirt and black Charles Owen helmet cover that I needed since I didn't see them anywhere. Oh well, at least we have plenty of local tack stores!

persefne
May. 3, 2005, 10:54 AM
Our very own "Rolex Shopaholics Anonymous" thread http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I didn't buy much (just bought a brand new custom Tipperary vest beforehand and I am planning to buy a new horse in the next few weeks), so my budget was tight. This is what I got:

white Fleeceworks sheep skin half pad (unplanned. I'd wanted the pink one from Malvern Saddlery, but the Fleeceworks at Rolex was calling my name)
black hunting breastplate (planned)
new stirrup leathers and korsteel irons for my jump saddle (planned)
2 Thelwell dayplanners/organizers, one is for my sister (unplanned)
Jimmy Wofford's book (planned)
William Fox-Pitt's Schooling for Success book (unplanned)
Lucinda's cross-country riding video (unplanned)
renewed my USEA membership, which expired on Saturday

I really wanted one of those pastel straw cowboy hats I saw a few girls wearing, but they didn't have them in the pale pink that I would have liked.

maplebrook
May. 3, 2005, 10:59 AM
I had a great weekend at Rolex, and actually walked away with MORE money than I started with. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I sold one of my horses last week, and I met up with the guy that bought while at Rolex to exchange papers/money. NICE! It was really hard to not walk right to the Dubarry tent and buy some of those awesome boots. But I managed restraint.

I did spend some of the proceeds though. I bought...

-a very cool black leather halter with chrome trim & nameplate for my almost black mare (planned, sort of)
-matching black/chrome lead (unplanned)
-Vespucci bridle, reins, and breastplate (unplanned)
-basic tan schooling breeches (unplanned)
-Ariat "Fast & Clean" t-shirt (unplanned)
-Pink Rolex hat (planned)
-New hot pink/white stripe XC shirt (bought at the Polo Outlet on the way to Rolex) (unplanned)
-Replacement helmet cover for my CO J3 (unplanned)

After buying the Vespucci bridle, etc, I was in a bit of spending shock, so I was pretty good at not buying more than would fit in the truck for the ride home.

I'll have to order the stuff I really need that I didn't find at Rolex - new paddock boots and a new polypad.

joliemom
May. 3, 2005, 11:21 AM
Listen, the reason Dubarry sold so many boots is due to the incredibly handsome salesman, or as we called him THE MAN. Not having the $$$, I didn't try on the boots, even though it would have meant having THE MAN touch my leg.

So, instead of a close encounter of THE MAN kind, I settled for:

Stubben bridle from the bargain box - $89;
Rubber/leather reins from Crump - $14.95;
Woof boots;
stock tie to replace the piece of crap one bought earlier;
tons of hair product for the beast.

Bensmom
May. 3, 2005, 11:42 AM
joliemom -- I have been wondering all during this thread if the Dubarry boot salesperson was the same Adonis I heard about on Friday http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I just knew it *had* to be! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

&lt;sigh&gt; I just can't miss Rolex again. I just can't.

Libby

Robby Johnson
May. 3, 2005, 11:47 AM
So The Man walked up to me in sponsor's tent and gave me The Eye and I said "have you picked up many phone numbers?" and he said, "eh?" and I said, "because you're somewhat the talk of the town and The Girls are crazy for you."

He said, "any pretty ones, because only the dogs have been in so far?"

I was pretty repulsed by him at that point.

Apparently you can ride/hack in them but I will be the first person to admit I only bought them to be fashionable at potentially wet four-star events.

Subk ... do you hate me? I didn't get your message until late on Thursday night and totally neglected calling you back as I went to the party at Spindletop, which required a trip from KHP to Versailles and then back to KHP. I'm so sorry! Before I knew it, I was caught up in Rolex.

It always amazes me how many people are there, but I still cannot believe I didn't see you!

It is a big step when we "incorporate" the OTTBs. I'll never forget how guilty I felt when, in preparing for Rhodey's arrival, I purchased him a nylon English racing bridle because, "he'll just have to make do."

That was March and I think by June he was in a cheap leather bridle and by August I bought him two Edgewood's at once!

Robby

joliemom
May. 3, 2005, 12:18 PM
Isn't it just like THE MAN to be bringing us down? Brothers and sisters, remember to stick it to THE MAN.

Shipsinator
May. 3, 2005, 12:22 PM
- black reins w/ a blue stripe down the middle
-blue/black helmet cover
- 3 Rolex T-shirts (2 were gifts http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )
-Blue gloves
- pillow wrapes and blue standing bandages

and so much of that chinese food!! That chicken on a stick was amazing!

persefne
May. 3, 2005, 12:26 PM
Well, I must say the Dubarrys are very eye-catching and Brit-chic (with the weather and all the Barbours/Dubarrys it was almost like Badminton a week early, without quite all the mud); However, I was disenchanted by the whole Dubarry craze when two "dressage queens" (complete with brand spanking new Barbours, lots of makeup, LOTS of jewelry, Louis Vuitton backpacks, and Dubarrys with the tags -- literally -- just cut off) jammed the line at BoB in front of me and complained because there just wasn't enough upscale dressage items to be had. The cashier kindly looked around and said that Bit of Britain was primarily an eventing retailer, but that there was a DRESSAGE license plate in the bargain bin. I was tired, hungry, missing the long/short format seminar, and about to kick someone's butt for holding up the line!!! I felt like saying, "you are at the premier US 4-star 3-day event. Go outside, watch some fabulous riding, and learn something!" (Sorry, that was meant to be a Dubarrys reference, but turned into a rant.) I couldn't afford them myself, but on the right person and in the right context (function vs. status-symbol) I think they're pretty sharp!

bambam
May. 3, 2005, 12:59 PM
The Dubarrys are pretty darn snazzy. Quite a few competitors had them on (and Leslie Law tromped through the water jumps in them- bet his feet were dry). We went to the tent, asked a little about them and then asked the price- not my price range but if they were, I would have bought them in an instant. Maybe I will treat myself when I start competing at a high enough level that the water complexes are complicated enough that I really need to walk "through" them as part of my coursewalk http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I guess we missed the Adonis. The guy we talked to was an older man in a tweed jacket, nice but not my idea of an Adonis- now the Aussies at the outback booth, now they were cuties http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Inverness
May. 3, 2005, 01:03 PM
Loved and wanted the Dubarry's but (luckily) was repulsed by the snooty sales guy - and the fact that tooooooo many people were wearing them.

1. Casco vest - veddy comfy AND washable!
2. Barbour cap to match my Ebay-Barbour coat
3. Rolex sweatshirt and the new hat w/the embroidered brim
4. Boot polish http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (Kennett Square would be so proud!)

Hey Badger, are you tall and blonde?

hitchinmygetalong
May. 3, 2005, 01:12 PM
Two pair of riding "tights" that fit PERFECTLY.
A whoppingly incredible deal on a pair of TredStep stretch leather half-chaps from Wind and Withers (I owe them a plug for the deal they gave me).
Deerskin gloves for $10 from Tropical Rider.

That's it! I was the picture of restraint.

Mariequi
May. 3, 2005, 01:20 PM
Robby, you didn't! I'm so jealous. I had a nice visit, frumpy as I am, with an older Mr. Dubarry when I looked inquisitively at the black faux kitty on the faux shelf. Understand from another vendor that they sold 800+ of these at Badminton. By the way, Mr. Canterlope's long legs would look good in the Dubarry's as well.

I guess I should rent out rooms for Rolex so that I can do some shopping! I did minimal shopping because: 1) broke - no refund this year, 2 new crowns; 2) have 2 year old and will get some backing from local reiner later this year; 3) need to save for big shopping next year!

Badger
May. 3, 2005, 02:15 PM
Iverness, yep, at least the tall part. Blondish, or at least brownish with highlights. And glasses. Did I have a COTH meeting I don't know about?

asterix
May. 3, 2005, 04:06 PM
Badger apparently couldn't walk at Rolex without tripping over COTHers -- bambam and drjuliea and I sat next to her for maybe an hour or more at the Craftsman's Corners before we made the connection...although the longer we talked to her, the stronger the feeling I had that she was a COTHer. Can't explain it!

I would have bought an aussie hat from the divine aussie hat man, but I already had one from the MD Horse Expo...
would have bought Equifit boots but they didn't have the right size (does anyone have these for their horse? do you like them?)

Would have bought Ariat field boots but NO ONE had even remotely the right size (am I just weird? Does no one have size 6 feet?? Bambam is not allowed to answer this question as I know she thinks I'm weird).

Did buy
Tropical Rider microfiber tan britches for HOT summer showing (planned)
Lots of hats/shirts for horse minders and cat sitters (planned)
Cute US eventing shirt (unplanned, but did I mention how cute it was?)
Wofford book, signed (planned)
Studs, studs, and more studs (unplanned, but how can you pass up a good stud?)
Really good deal on comfy black britches (unplanned, sigh)
New SJ/dressage helmet (planned, old one gives me a headache. I got an International ATH and hope it's not TOO ugly for dressage...)
Leather keychain for the bf. Gotta bring him back something.

Ack!!!

maxxtrot
May. 3, 2005, 05:52 PM
i also bought a pair of the dubarry boots, and i am with him. they are very comfortable and yes they are waterproof, i was in the water between the ditch and brush at fence 25 on course taking a pix after c.c. i almost died when i asked how much they were, but i had to have them, i have never paid so much for a pair of shoes or boots! also bought several things from the rolex tent and small other things, could not go as crazy as i wanted to as i flew from florida and had no extra room in my bags! thank god.
www.camaloufarms.com (http://www.camaloufarms.com)

deltawave
May. 3, 2005, 07:32 PM
I was a bad, bad, NAUGHTY girl. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif Not enough horses and riders to watch = too much time to shop!

Let's see...

1. Poly "pod"...kind of a poly pad half pad
2. Sore-No-More gel
3. Rein stops for my black "Eventa" reins
4. FOUR "giant hoof picks"...the find of the year last year but I LOST the one I bought.
5. New set of XC boots for Gwen, very cool, gel-padded, imported from England. Forgot brand already--they're in the trailer ready for Mayfest! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
6. Finally broke down and got a pair of Elizabeth G breeches. Deerskin is just so soft it's almost SINFUL! Need nice, sticky butt to sit Gwen's trot. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
7. New "everyday" gloves
8. Cool "sneaker material" rim pads for Gwen's shoes
9. Pink plaid grooming bag from SmartPak (HATE pink, but proceeds to breast cancer research and it's kinda cute in an icky, pink way...) http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
10. Yearly purchase of Raubacher Gallery T shirt (they know me BY NAME, how scary is that??)
11. New "no-bow" quilts. Gwen will need many "done up legs" days this summer. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And DANGED if they aren't on tackoftheday today...so I bought some more in a spurt of leftover Rolex frenzy! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif
12. USEA v-neck shirt

I was able to refrain from buying the breastplate I don't need, the helmet I wasn't crazy about, and (for once) every saddle pad that caught my eye. Just ONE saddlepad this year--and it's only a half pad!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

BigMick
May. 4, 2005, 06:30 AM
asbjockey - I got the Troxel Spirit. I love it even if it isn't exactly low-profile.

Well, I missed the man at the Dubarry booth (I missed the booth altogether), but the hot french guy at the Devoucoux booth had me all twitterpated.

I was admiring the red saddle and feeling how soft and grippy the leather was when he started talking to me. So I'm stroking this leather saddle and talking to the tall hottie completely intoxicated by his accent when I realized I had better go.

No wonder MrBigMick doesn't go to these things with me... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Robby Johnson
May. 4, 2005, 06:36 AM
I also bought 2 pairs of breeches at Elizabeth G. I don't know if I mentioned that!

Dale Area 1
May. 4, 2005, 06:41 AM
Robby,

Elizabeth G is the best! Have been buying them from her for over 10 years. Does she make mens with the pockets in the front?

Hubby need a new pair or two, but will only wear cotton with the two pockets in the front http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif not zipper pockets.

Been looking on e-bay, nothing http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Please any ideas where to buy -- THANKS!

ZEBE
May. 4, 2005, 07:14 AM
OK. I did try on 3 different pairs of the Dubarry's but.. alas ... I ended up with a pair of "Muck Company" boots. My excuse is that I'm too short... :-)

But instead.. I looked into some really nice riding boots that actually come in "semi-custom" for "vertically challenged" shorties like me! for not much more than the Duburry's!

I did buy a Rodney Powell body protector.. I'll be interested to reports after first event. (I'm planning on wearing mine this weekend) Hope it's as comfortable as they claim --after a few times-- see if they really mold to body :-).

Hey.. I saw on some website that Pippa Funnell wears one... does that mean I can move up a few divisions :-)

Hannahsmom
May. 4, 2005, 07:24 AM
I won't say what I bought (too much), but I was really sad not to see the tack shop that used to cater to 'endurance' type tack.

They sold the best large syringes with a large opening. I love them for giving oral meds. Anyone know who they were so I could find them on the internet?

3girls
May. 4, 2005, 07:25 AM
Went down with a very specific list of things I needed (right!) and ended up being very bad. Saturday was my worst spending day when my feet were very cold and wet. Hit Dubarry and haven't taken them off since! Within 1/2 hour, feet and socks were warm and dry. On our way out on Sunday, my daughters wanted a picture of me IN Head of the Lake (actually on a duck!). Walked right in in my new boots, and no wet feet whatsoever. Also rode in them on Monday. While expensive, well worth it.

Also on Sunday, the big time gap between inspections and stadium really helped get those dollars out of my wallet http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

PiedPiper
May. 4, 2005, 08:21 AM
Since it was my first Rolex I figured I need to break in well by doing lots of shopping! I bought:

A fleece half pad by Fleeceworks
A blue Rolex polo
Bluish Rolex longsleeve
My first pair of Tropical Riders full seats
After the rain on Friday bought a new pair of Boot Company slip ons. Needed a new pair anyway.
Pull on bell boots for the sensitive boy who can't wear regular ones. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Hmm, that is all I can think of right now. Wasn't able to find a good price on side reins so ended up buying them at home. Was also looking for a great deal on poly pads but didnt see it so will buy it later.


And MOST importantly, bags and bags of the sugar/candied pecans and almonds! God, I love those things! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Finnegan
May. 4, 2005, 08:29 AM
I only got a couple things. T-shirts of course, fleece half-pad, but my favorite purchase, and the least defensible, is my BEE-UUU-TEE-FUL Devacoux lead rope. It goes perfectly with his Arc de Triomph halter. Damn he looks spiffy. I have no idea who we're trying to impress, but he looks goooood!

My trainer ordered and is eagerly awaiting a gorgeous custom stadium coat from the lovely English man that was in the British Pavillion (forget his name). And she scored Devacoux leather/fleece lined boots fronts & backs for just $100!!! Serious sale.

~Bev

equestrielle
May. 4, 2005, 08:47 AM
You guys are right, too many breaks between horses!

bought:

-pair of Eliz G full seat tights, only color in my size was purple, they are going to look awful on my chestnut horse but oh well, love the fit (planned)
-half price Ariats from Micklers (planned, passed up the discontinued boots last year and regretted it)
-french link boucher bit from Bit o Britain (well not really planned, okay but I have wanted one for a while)
-$15 dressage pads, black and white (unplanned)
-raincoat, those black and white ones in Equus now? can't remember, unplanned but a serious asset on Saturday, it was cold
-shipping boots (complete impulse buy and I overpaid, grrr)

I also gave $5 to the greyhound rescue and $10 to the Throughbred Retirement Foundation and now have the "adopt an ex-rachorse" magnet on my truck.

I did get a Cosequin bucket but only because a very nice lady in line at Bit O Britain didn't want hers!!

I am proud that I passed up: leather halter (I don't need one), Happy mouth bit (ditto), the real Eliz G breeches (don't need those either), and the $50 breastplates at Devacoux, they were a good deal but I don't need a breastplate.

I also did the Lexus "ride" -- which was quite dfficult -- and got my free picnic set.

And yes, I love the French persons who are in the Devacoux booth and hope they come every year to Rolex please. The guy with the dreadlock hair is just too much.

Miss Maddie
May. 4, 2005, 09:05 AM
OK, people, there are just waaay too many references to the cost of the Dubarry's. How much WERE the darn things anyway??

And if I had known about the Devoucoux $50 basket I would have bought a plane ticket! They should publicize these things in advance!

Speaking of colored Devoucoux saddles, is it my imagination or have I seen pictures of Phillip Dutton riding in a royal blue and yellow saddle??

Pol
May. 4, 2005, 09:30 AM
Yes, Maddie, Phillip's saddle is a hideous shade of blue. Haven't noticed any yellow tho.
I want to know if anyone bought any of the SKIN tight black leather breeches with fringe down the sides and stars all over them???? Come on now, tell the truth. 1st of all, did you see the model? Good gawd, her inseam has to have been 45 inches long. She towered over me and I'm 5'11"!! Not to mention, she weighs about 60 pounds less than I do. Come on, who bought them? Who even tried some on???? And how much do they cost?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Badger
May. 4, 2005, 09:36 AM
Asterix, I'm awfully glad you made the connection!

Miss Maddie, someone told me her Dubarry's were $400, so I made a point of not going anywhere near the vendor.

Weirdest thing I saw at the tents: the $12 ultimate chore gloves (an entire stand was devoted to them). Nobody in my group could figure out the point...they weren't for warmth, and if it isn't cold I don't see the need to wear gloves. My hands provide plenty of dexterity and they are pretty much wash-and-wear, don't even have to toss 'em in the washing machine http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif like the chore gloves. Am I missing something?

dianad
May. 4, 2005, 09:37 AM
The nice gentleman in the tweed coat told me they were $300. &lt;sigh&gt; But you DID get a glass of champagne I believe, if you purchased them. &lt;clink&gt; http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

joliemom
May. 4, 2005, 09:49 AM
Re: the fringe breeches

Those were Anstaadt Das (sp?). My face turns red as I type this, but I'd love to have a pair of the fringey ones. Sometimes bling's my thing. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

persefne
May. 4, 2005, 09:53 AM
Take a look at what William Fox-Pitt was sporting (hint: they're on his feet) this morning during his schooling at Badminton!

WFP photo (http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/2005_event/photos/wed/image/william_fox-pitt.jpg)

Finnegan
May. 4, 2005, 09:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dianad:
The nice gentleman in the tweed coat told me they were $300. &lt;sigh&gt; But you DID get a glass of champagne I believe, if you purchased them. &lt;clink&gt; http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For that price I'd want a bubble bath and breakfast the next morning! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Who am I to talk. I just spent $50 on a lead rope. A very stunning lead rope, but a lead rope nonetheless.

~Bev

Miss Maddie
May. 4, 2005, 10:14 AM
persefne, I am really seeing the appeal now! Very smart on William. Maybe the exchange rate will get better soon, of course by then they'll be out of style. Why have I never heard of these boots before, are they new?

I'm a sucker for good champagne too. Plus I can't stand wet/cold feet. But alas I live in FL, they're probably too hot for my climate.

sporthorselover
May. 4, 2005, 10:44 AM
Hey...there's a picture of William Fox-Pitt on the Badminton site (click on 2005 photos, wednesday photos) hacking his horse at Badminton wearing Dubarry's. So you CAN ride in them, but maybe only if you are a competitor hacking your horse on the grounds at a four star event. otherwise you must be spectating at a four star event.

gahawkeye
May. 4, 2005, 10:58 AM
Rolex was a blast...managed to do a little bit of shopping, nothing horrible...

Albright's halter w/name for new OTTB (planned)
From Stubben - Smallish bridle for new OTTB (planned - current ones are all too big - must take to consignment shop)
Elizabeth G's - 2 pair (planned)
Cool crushable sun hat (unplanned)
Drible bib for new nephew ("Horse's Rule & I Drool")
My non-horse sister bought a dog collar for her Westie and a sign for good friend "Old Dog, Young Dog, Several Stupid Dogs -- Please Drive Slowly"

And stopped by to thank David and Lesley in the Stackhouse booth for making me a wonderful saddle. I met them at 2004 Rolex and it took me nearly 6 months to convince myself to actually order. But I loff it -- They are making them in colors now too, like devacoux. Also, their monoflap looks beautiful!

With regards to the fringe breeches -- CAROVET where are you??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Robby Johnson
May. 4, 2005, 11:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dianad:
The nice gentleman in the tweed coat told me they were $300. &lt;sigh&gt; But you DID get a glass of champagne I believe, if you purchased them. &lt;clink&gt; http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

With tax/title/tag my AMEX got charged $421.88.

But I got two glasses of champagne. You know me ... life of the party!

Robby

Debbie
May. 4, 2005, 11:44 AM
Badger -- I bit on the chore gloves for pulling poison ivy out of my pine islands at home ... and also I'm a glove addict. The first step to recovery and all that.

mellsmom
May. 4, 2005, 11:53 AM
I am so jealous! Makes me sad i stayed home, but glad. I almost never get outta there for less than a grand.
This is the first year in about 8 years that I didn't get something from the trade fair. Last time I didn't go, I phoned in an order to TaraS. Since I bought my Elizabeth G's already this spring, i didn't have to make that yearly treck.
The Anstadt Das with the fringe are waaaay cool. I want, but they are like 240. For 100 I'd buy and wear them. Most especially at stuffy functions. :-) But they'd have to be a nice solid basic color like brown with black fringe.

joliemom
May. 4, 2005, 12:08 PM
Hollyn - they had black with brown fringe, would that do? You'd look stunning in them.

BTW, one of the highlights for me was Tara telling me that you and I should shop together next year. So it is written, so it shall be. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Scaramouch
May. 4, 2005, 12:40 PM
Wow, it seems I was incredibly frugal. More like incredibly poor.

Padded leather halter w/ nameplate at Leather Champions for OTTQH- $110 (unplanned, unneeded but oh well)
Dublin pull-on breeches- $25 (unplanned, needed)
Stubben stirrup leathers- $48 (planned and needed)

I almost got open fronts from the $50 box at Devocoux, but I snapped out of it when I realized that they're 2 sizes too large for the aforementioned OTTQH.

Pol
May. 4, 2005, 01:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persefne:
Take a look at what William Fox-Pitt was sporting (hint: they're on his feet) this morning during his schooling at Badminton!

WFP photo (http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/2005_event/photos/wed/image/william_fox-pitt.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I gotta say, the boots look better in this pic than on the tweedy man standing in the tub of water in the rain at Rolex!
I love that WFP has a neck strap.
I can't stand it when people (anybody) talks on the phone whilst on horseback. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

BAC
May. 4, 2005, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persefne:
Take a look at what William Fox-Pitt was sporting (hint: they're on his feet) this morning during his schooling at Badminton!

WFP photo (http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/2005_event/photos/wed/image/william_fox-pitt.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very handsome (the boots I meant although William is too http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) - don't know if I would spend $300 though. Anyone have a picture of the fringed breeches, those sound interesting.

Robby Johnson
May. 4, 2005, 01:21 PM
OK, y'all have granted me asylum for my blinged out helmet, my baby blue gingham dressage square, and a host of other outside-the-norm apparel items, but I will simply not allow the fringed Anstadt-Das breeches for anyone.

Anyone.

They remind me of an outfit my friend - who went onto an unsuccessful career in porn - would wear.

Robby

Candle
May. 4, 2005, 01:30 PM
ooohhhhhhhhhh *jumps up and down* the only thing i spent money on ALL WEEKEND was FUDGE!!!!!!! this just means that i'll have to make up for it in style next year http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MsRidiculous
May. 4, 2005, 01:31 PM
you guys talking about all this cool stuff is just making me more and more sad that my horse wants to be a hunter.

It was hard enough listing my Pikeur Diana for sale this morning, although I did ease my pain a bit with a new gray Elite and an Essex shirt. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I will have to restud my helmet now though. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

bambam
May. 4, 2005, 01:32 PM
My question every time I see the Anstadt Das booth is "Does anyone actually ever buy those fringe breeches or better yet the full fringe bodysuit?" And if they do- do they ever wear them riding? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I love their normal full-seats (which for the record is what I bought- slate blue, plain fullseats- no fringe- no wacky colors) but the fringe bodysuit just frightens me http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif
Now if William FP had been in the Dubarry tent, I would have coughed up the $400 for a pair http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

BAC
May. 4, 2005, 01:33 PM
You are too funny Robby, but I would still like to see what they LOOK like, no way do I have a figure that needs to call attention to my butt and thighs.

And Pol, I would normally agree with you about the cell phone EXCEPT when its WFP.

Painted Wings
May. 4, 2005, 03:25 PM
Gee, I can't hardly remember what I bought but I'll try:

Padded halter with namplate for Maurice
Two pair of dublin breeches from BoB
half chaps
tights with leopard stripe
no bow wraps
suspendors for my father-in-law
stock tie tattersall check
hacking jacket - ordered
heavy hunt coat - ordered
Rolex 25th anniversary jacket

asterix
May. 4, 2005, 05:51 PM
You gotta give the woman credit -- Sonja the Aandstadt Das designer was up front and center in her own fringed creations when I went by the booth, and that woman is, um, not blessed with a 45' inseam, and she sure ain't 10 lbs skinnnier than Pol (who I have never seen, but this I feel is a safe assumption)...

Perhaps one day soon Rolex riders will have colored saddles and fringed britches. This is a marketing angle for saving the three day that we have not considered!

Also, encouraging more foreign participation would seem to be a good idea. If we can have WFP and Leslie striding around in their Dubarry's, the darling Aussie hat men giving out free sugared almonds, and the dashing Devocoux salesman selling leather boots at cut rates, I really can't imagine what horsewoman would pass this event up!

Robby, can't you market this angle? I am thinking a photo montage.

deltawave
May. 4, 2005, 06:45 PM
Colored saddles are already here--see Phillip Dutton's pictures. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Not sure anyone but him could pull it off, but if he wanted to wear a bright pink one with polka dots I'd still be in awe of him.

And is that Tamarillo that WFP is riding? If it is, I'm happy to see him back in action after his injury at Athens. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

SR Rider
May. 4, 2005, 07:28 PM
bad bad bad girl
or a good example of capitalism

unplanned
two bracelets
one necklace
Dubarry Boots
5 spirit horse tokens
1 box chocolates
Back on Track back brace, neck brace, shirt
3 videos
1 bottle cooling gel
1 MAGIC clothes brush
1 pair of gel shoe inserts

P.S. My back hurt so much from the walking and weather that by Saturday night I would have jpaid for a session with a witchdoctor!

planned
2 pair rubber reins

not found
charles owen skull cap cover in my color

came home and ordered a pair of PINK Hunter wellies from their UK website

persefne
May. 4, 2005, 08:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by deltawave:
And is that Tamarillo that WFP is riding? If it is, I'm happy to see him back in action after his injury at Athens. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep it is, and ditto on the "happy to see him back in action." Seems as though they are ready to get out there and defend their 2004 win. Yeah for the brave little Anglo-Arab!!!

dianad
May. 4, 2005, 08:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dianad:
The nice gentleman in the tweed coat told me they were $300. &lt;sigh&gt; But you DID get a glass of champagne I believe, if you purchased them. &lt;clink&gt; http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

With tax/title/tag my AMEX got charged $421.88.

But I got two glasses of champagne. You know me ... life of the party!

Robby </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dang. Maybe he thought I was asking about the paddocks. I keep telling myself they'd look silly in Arizona anyway...

drjuliea
May. 5, 2005, 04:57 AM
Here's my list:

new IRH skull helmet (love it! planned)
two Rolex shirts and a ball cap (planned, one for the hubby)
cool Bramham Aussie hat that I've admired on asterix for quite sometime, plus I got to talk to the cute Aussie fellows! not really planned, but LOVE it!
assorted studs
Irideon cadence breeches THIRTY dollars cheaper than I've ever seen (now I wish that I'd gotten two!)
bambam and I got the fried dough prior to the Leslie Law course walk-Yum! I think they're called elephant ears, and in my opinion, even better than funnell cake!!!
shared asterix's yummy almonds
fleece turtleneck from BoB (broke the moratorium on fleece by the hubby, but I was a lot warmer on XC day!)

I think that's it! Helped bambam with her Aanstadt Das and vest purchases (I love helping spending other people's $$), but the vest was a deal and a half!!

Oh, and a Save the 3 Day patch that I'm going to put on my saddle pads at Difficult Run!

Thanks to everyone who manned the 3-Day booth! You guys rock!!!

BAC
May. 5, 2005, 06:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SR Rider:
came home and ordered a pair of PINK Hunter wellies from their UK website </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can get these from Dover now, they have them in pink and light blue.

joliemom
May. 5, 2005, 06:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
OK, y'all have granted me asylum for my blinged out helmet, my baby blue gingham dressage square, and a host of other outside-the-norm apparel items, but I will simply not allow the fringed Anstadt-Das breeches for anyone.

Anyone.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>My heart is breaking for I know you are right. Okay, no fringe for moi.

california rider
May. 5, 2005, 06:50 AM
I think the fringe breeches with stars on the "butt" are scary.

I saw some woman who looked good in them (not from a rider kind of way) but just in they had kick butt bodies and it worked. Otherwise I truly believe not everyone should wear shiny lycra (myself included) The fringe baffles me but to each their own and that includes a woman who traveled with us paying $300 for $3 in lycra and $15 of leather.

YUCK

SmlHpy1
May. 5, 2005, 09:30 AM
It was my first time at Rolex.

I got a Rolex T-shirt.

Boink Full seats on sale for $69

A green dressage saddle pad.

New reins wil rubber lined through them. My trainer yells at me about my reins all the time. She helped me pick these out.

Tan polo wraps.

A green bell boot keychain. It's CUTE. But I've already been asked by a non-horse person if it was a plunger!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

A lime green boink Rolex jacket. Looks like several people got one of these. They came down to $20!!! I couldn't believe it!

I took 12 rolls of film! Holy cow!

RegentLion
May. 5, 2005, 10:26 AM
SmlHpy1 where did you get TAN polos???? I want some!!!

SmlHpy1
May. 5, 2005, 10:43 AM
Sent you a PM! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rebeginner
May. 5, 2005, 11:25 AM
Pol, maybe WFP needs the neckstrap BECAUSE he's on the phone....

Tara
May. 6, 2005, 05:29 AM
I came, I saw, I shopped...

I did rather well this year. I bought a few things I needed & a couple of things I didn't. But I didn't go wild on the things I didn't need. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I bought a couple of bridles. I didn't have any with a flash at home and Timber sometimes needs that when trail riding by myself (he gets fussy with his mouth when we're almost home and that is just Not Fun on a windy day). And I wanted a dressage/flash bridle for show as well. My "trail" bridle I had lent to a friend and now, despite probably being cleaned for the first time in two years http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif, the leather looks iffy and not something I want to trust whilst out on my own.

I also bought bits for the bridles! Timber does well in a fat snaffle, so I bought a couple so I don't have to keep switching the preferred bit from bridle to bridle.

In an attempt to appease my horse, I bought a Grooma Mane Master knock-off (the name escapes me). I didn't like the high price of the Grooma product; especially since there was no way to sharpen or replace the blades. But this knock off allows for replacement blades. Hair is harsh, it dulls a sharpened object almost as fast as paper -- I didn't want to pay $40 for something that would only last a half-season for good use. I like the $20 item for continuous use.

I also bought reins. I'm fussy about my reins and was Really Happy to get a nice set of web reins with stoppers and another set of smooth leather/rubber backed with stoppers.

I didn't spend too much since I spent it on film instead. And now I'm scanning in all my pictures that I like...that will take awhile.

persefne
May. 6, 2005, 05:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tara:
In an attempt to appease my horse, I bought a Grooma Mane Master knock-off (the name escapes me). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tara -- Next time you're at the barn, would you get the brand name of the knock-off and pass that along to me? I (and my little fuzzy-maned pony) will be so grateful!!!

Mariequi
May. 6, 2005, 06:08 AM
I'd like that name, too, Tara. Dublin's never had her mane done. I think I'd like to first cut so that I have a lot of pure white mane to do a bracelet with if they take mane hair - they usually want tail hair, don't they? And then clean up with one of these. I'd rather not pull on a baby - ever for that matter - if it can still look decent otherwise. Could use some pointers (PT, 'nother thread?). I used this method with CoCo. She was pretty thick for an Appy (tail, too), but I wanted to keep as much as I could.

mellsmom
May. 6, 2005, 10:29 AM
Joliemom-

Sigh... can you believe that when Tara called me about the good bridle deals, i balked?! I am sort of picky about stuff like that and I almost always end up selling her the reins off my bridles ;-)
Robby-
TMI about the porn friend. EEEK!!! I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be so great in the fringed breeches, but 5 years ago I could have pulled them off. If they were cheap enough I'd certainly wear them. At home and on trails for sure. Good lord honey, you have to have some fun sometimes. Of course I do have fringed chaps. My mother says it's the repressed Rodeo queen in me... ACK! Personally, I think she's jealous of my shark helmet cover.
All I can say is that people are always laughing at me, so why not start it myself :-) God forbid I should take myself so seriously...

Did anyone happen to see the eventing t-shirt that says Why live on the edge when you can jump off it? A couple of my students picked them up recently and I want one!

bambam
May. 6, 2005, 12:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by drjuliea:
Helped bambam with her Aanstadt Das and vest purchases (I love helping spending other people's $$), but the vest was a deal and a half!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Saying "you should buy that" qualifies as "help"? You will give me a lift to bankruptcy court when they reposess my car right? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Pol
May. 6, 2005, 03:39 PM
I bought some of those $12 gloves with the ugly color stretchy backs sticky palms-I thought they'd be great and sticky and good. Well, they're NOT!! They don't stick at all. They are awful. Plus, they make my palms all sweaty. I am furious. Oh well. Anybody else?

Charismatic
May. 6, 2005, 04:21 PM
Does anyone have pictures of Phillip Dutton's saddle?

Lisa Cook
May. 6, 2005, 05:57 PM
You can kind of see Phillip's saddle in this picture.

Phillip's saddle (http://community.webshots.com/photo/336851274/336856333CCrdUj)

Charismatic
May. 6, 2005, 06:49 PM
Wow. Thats... colourful.
I'd love to get one just so I can see the look on my instructors face.

Tara
May. 6, 2005, 08:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persefne:
Tara -- Next time you're at the barn, would you get the brand name of the knock-off and pass that along to me? I (and my little fuzzy-maned pony) will be so grateful!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's the Solo comb. I remembered to check that today.

I picked mine up for $21, but I forget who the dealer was (I paid in cash so I don't have a credit card trail on this one to double-check). A quick search on the web is showing it at many various different prices in the $20-$30 range. But, unlike the Grooma Mane Master, you can get replacement blades. Therefore, it will last a lot longer & sharper instead of the initial $39+ purchase for the one-time use of the Grooma.

Mariequi
May. 6, 2005, 08:40 PM
Oh, the Solocomb. Well, if I could sell the Suburban and get it out of the garage since there's already a truck and car in the driveway, I could go through all my horse stuff in the garage. Most of it isn't applicable to the yearling and has been there since I lost CoCo. Ooo, lots to go through. Wonder if I could find replacement blades at State Line in Lexington?

persefne
May. 7, 2005, 06:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tara:

It's the Solo comb. I remembered to check that today.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks, Tara!

Mariequi
May. 7, 2005, 08:23 AM
Woo-hoo. Found my old Solocomb in the 3rd place I looked in the garage. Now seeing if State Line (here) has replacement blades.

Tiffany01
May. 7, 2005, 08:59 AM
WOW!!!! Lucky you guys http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I wish i had that kind of cash.

annikak
May. 7, 2005, 03:31 PM
A few pages back someone asked about the model with the fringe breeches- I believe (as I spoke with her when she was wearing them) that our own Carovet was wearing them on Sat- She is tall, she is thin and she IS beautiful! (and smart to boot- wow!) http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

evenstar
May. 7, 2005, 04:06 PM
The Dubarry boots were I think the hit of Rolex this year. I saw scads of people wearing them. No doubt helped along by the drizzly, muddy (after Friday's rain for sure) cold days. My friend and I both succumbed to the vision of us walking unscathed through our own muddy fields, and even http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif riding in them after a long day sitting at work feeling our calves swell by the hour! By the time we got there on Sunday, they had to take our order with a promise to mail our boots from the warehouse, so we are waiting anxiously for delivery.
I to be honest don't need much horsey stuff, mainly because I never deny myself anything I want in the way of horse accoutrements. So I bought for myself...
2 pairs of really cute earrings, an official t-shirt and baseball cap, and a really neat print from Dawn Trinkler (No Brushes), which I plan to have framed so I can hang it (actually, them, it's a triptych) in my living room.
I also bought a cute horsey ear warmer, in honor of Kentucky Spring weather!
Oh yeah, then there's that pair of Tropical Rider deerskin full seats that somehow made their way into my suitcase... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif