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  1. #1
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    Default Clients chipping in for trainer gift...any cool ideas?

    We have a small amount of boarders (around 10?) at our barn and would like to chip in for a gift for our trainer. Trainers-what would you appreciate as a gift from the barn?

    We were thinking of a show chart customized in the barn colors. Anyone know of a good company to order those from?



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    Last year we got our trainer a jump with her logo in the barn colors. She LOVED it. I think it was around $800 including shipping.



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    We are all contributing to a spa gift certificate - did it once before and she loved it.



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    Sounds Neat! what company did you get the jump from?



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    We do lots of jumps for Christmas presents. If you check out my Facebook page, I have about 200 horse jump pics and more pics of kids jumps.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-...s/125349321372



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    We got her jump from Next Day Jumps.

    http://www.nextdayjumps.com/index/loc/custom_jumps.html

    They did a great job and were really nice and helpful.



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    It depends on how much you all want to spend, but Oakcroft has nice custom white boards. A custom mounting block would also be really nice - a lovely addition to the show set-upl



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    One year we all pitched in to get my trainer a gift certificate to Dover Saddlery.
    You could do a large basket and fill it with apples and carrots (for her horses!), gloves, thermal socks, hot hands, cool hoof picks (http://www.backinthesaddle.com/itemd...=B75563&ref=us), etc.

    Any type of jewelry is pretty such as these.
    http://www.backinthesaddle.com/itemd...Row=0&srccode=
    http://www.backinthesaddle.com/itemd...Row=0&srccode=
    http://www.backinthesaddle.com/itemd...Row=0&srccode=



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    Thanks for the ideas! Jewelry and spa gift certificates don't seem like our trainer's thing...our trainer is male. But the jump idea sounds cool! Keep them comin!



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    Hahaha! Very good point!
    Then yes, I'd go with the jump idea too!



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    Horse Vacuum! Something useful that last YEARS.

    A jump with logo is also really nice.



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    Two trunks last year. Several of his were a little worse for the wear after several years on the road, so he appreciated replacements to use at shows.

    You'd probably have to order now to get them in time for Christmas.



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    This is what i got for my trainer last year It cost an arm and a leg but thankfully we have some amazing riders and boarders at our barn so they helped chip in a great amount

    Make sure you look at the photo... its an amazing portrait

    http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8...7367106091.jpg



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