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    Jumper tack shops in Buenos Aires?

    Hi! I'm going to Buenos Aires and Pilar next week to try some polo ponies. I know of good polo stores in Argentina, but really wanted to check out some stores that carry H/J apparel (hoping to take...
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    I didn't have a problem with the article. As...

    I didn't have a problem with the article. As others have pointed out, WEF is elitist. Unfortunately, horse showing at that level costs a ton of money. Yes, there are different levels of doing WEF...
  3. I'm laying over at the Florence Horse Center in...

    I'm laying over at the Florence Horse Center in Florence SC. It's right off I-95 and there are plenty of hotels right there.
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    Parking is pretty hard to find near the stabling...

    Parking is pretty hard to find near the stabling entrance unless you get there at the crack of dawn. However, I've always been able to find somewhere to park at the main entrance.
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    Bridles similar to Dy'on?

    I LOVE the look of the Dy'on Anatomic bridle. However, I can't really afford to spend the money on one right now. I've tried to find one used, but am not having much luck. Are there any bridles out...
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    I got a new CWD three weeks ago and the first...

    I got a new CWD three weeks ago and the first couple of rides I felt pretty loose in the tack. I conditioned it like crazy and have now put about 40+ rides on it. I'm totally thrilled with it now...
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    I went for 5 weeks. I paid $2500 to rent a room...

    I went for 5 weeks. I paid $2500 to rent a room in a friend's condo. Stabling was $3750 for a dry stall in Palm Beach Point. Training and care for my horse was $3750. Add show fees, accommodation...
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    Gorgeous pony! You should be proud of yourself!

    Gorgeous pony! You should be proud of yourself!
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    Like others have said, the farrier's safety comes...

    Like others have said, the farrier's safety comes FIRST. Yanking is dangerous behavior. Period. I had one of my young TB's yank back with a front hoof that had nails sticking out. It tore through my...
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    Ugh... To me, if you want to show in the...

    Ugh... To me, if you want to show in the hunter/jumpers, you show up with a neatly pulled mane...Period. They need to understand that as your students, their poor turnout reflects badly on you as...
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    Best: EIS shirt and Nike golf polo shirts for...

    Best: EIS shirt and Nike golf polo shirts for showing in the jumpers, TS trophy hunters, Eskadron boots (these have seriously held up great), anything Edgewood, Smartpak Harwich bridle ( I was so...
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    I have a Westphalian mare who is a jumper that...

    I have a Westphalian mare who is a jumper that could double as a hunter. She has the most lovely mind, forward, brave, very ammy friendly. She is by Landjonker and out of a Ramiro mare.
  13. AGREE! Sounds like a blast, if this were the...

    AGREE! Sounds like a blast, if this were the case, I'd totally consider putting my jumpers in a few of these class.
  14. A horse and rider can also badly judge a distance...

    A horse and rider can also badly judge a distance and jump into a fence, resulting in a fall
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    Thin draw reins?

    Don't want to make this a controversial thread about the use of draw reins. I know that everyone has their own opinion. That being said, I am looking for a new pair of draw reins that are breastplate...
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    Our stall prices were very competitive for a farm...

    Our stall prices were very competitive for a farm w/in 10 min hacking distance to the show with turnout and a great arena. Training was full training 6 days a week.
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    Yes, $20,000 did not include stall at home. It...

    Yes, $20,000 did not include stall at home. It included:
    $3750 for stall
    $3750 training/care
    $700 feed
    $2800 accommodations
    $7000 travel
    $2000 entries (only did 3 classes a week)
    These are...
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    It varies, but for reference, 5 weeks @ WEF with...

    It varies, but for reference, 5 weeks @ WEF with one jumper just cost us approximately $20,000. That was us being fairly conservative with expenses
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    20,000 will not buy a 1.50m prospect and...

    20,000 will not buy a 1.50m prospect and honestly, I really doubt it's going to buy you a horse that can do the A/O's. You never know, but I think a better plan would be to lease/buy an adult jumper...
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    AGREE- I know that WEF is top-level competition...

    AGREE- I know that WEF is top-level competition but after showing the AA jumpers all summer and fall I was pretty suprised at what a jump up in difficulty showing here @ WEF is. The jumps are set...
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    Yes it is! I am currently showing the jumpers in...

    Yes it is! I am currently showing the jumpers in WEF. It is my first season showing here and it is certainly not cheap.....but I will say that I knew that before coming down so technically I...
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    Charlottesville would be my pick! It is beautiful...

    Charlottesville would be my pick! It is beautiful and you are reasonably close to many different horse shows (HITS Culpeper, Upperville, Keswick, Lexington, etc...) Aiken is a great place to visit,...
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    fly bonnet vendors @ WEF?

    Does anyone know if there are any vendors at WEF right now that sell custom or high end off the rack fly bonnets? I want to buy my mare a new one and would love to get something really pretty :)
  24. Parts of the show grounds were totally...

    Parts of the show grounds were totally underwater, but some areas were draining well enough for people to ride. I saw several riders hacking when I went over late this morning. They are also pumping...
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    Thank you! She's a really cool mare!

    Thank you! She's a really cool mare!
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