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Mar. 27, 2012, 09:49 AM
I'm trying to gather a list of places that offer plus size western show clothes. And I only know of one place.

Hobby Horse. But that is the only one I know of. And the only one 3 of my other plus sized riding friends know of. Don't want to wear the same thing in the ring as everyone else.

I'm a 2X in the waist, but because of my linebackers shoulders and my over-sized water balloons I must size up to a 3X. I don't have the funds to go custom, and I'm looking into taking sewing lessons so I MIGHT be able to use the sewability(?) patterns sometime (maybe in the next 20 years!! :lol: )

Does anyone know of anyone else who offers plus sizes in western?

Note: I might get the chance to free-lease an adorable APHA mare and I'd love to do some shows.

Mar. 27, 2012, 11:20 AM
Try Rod's www.rods.com As I recall, they had a Women's Plus line specific to their store.


Mar. 27, 2012, 11:35 AM



Mar. 27, 2012, 11:58 AM
Actually, you might be surprised at how affordable some "custom" options are! :)
One place I can think of off the top of my head is Triple Crown Tack Shop in MA, and on FB, Juls' Designer Show Clothes.
Hope that helps! :)

May. 4, 2012, 08:17 PM
Do a search on Ebay and Tacktrader. They show plus sizes frequently.

May. 8, 2012, 02:25 PM
Sometimes you can find great off-the-rack shirts at non-horsie locations --- at the mall, etc. --- that are perfect as show shirts. Remember that a lot of the fancy things Rods, Hobby Horse, etc. run small. Even a plain solid color shirt could be blinged up at home fairly easily. But it does take more work to find the right thing if you are plus-sized.

May. 21, 2012, 05:57 PM
Do you sew or kknow someone that does?

suitability.com has a wonderful variety of patterns