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  • Losing history. Jerald closing

    I was bummed to hear Jerald sulky is closing Dec 12, 2014. They are in my state and always used them when I showed at breed shows years ago.

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    LOVE their carts! My Jerald is a 1998 model in great condition. I will cherish it like gold now, since I won't be able to replace it....
    Field of Dreams Miniature Horses

    JEM Canadian Sunrise HOF: 2007 Res Nat'l Grand Champion WCPD
    Redrock Lots O Spots HOF: 2014 National Grand Champion WCPD

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      Jerald gone, Houghten gone, is Serafin still in business?

      Soon there won't be any place to buy a show carts at all.

      I have Dad's 1943? jog cart that was already irreplaceable + one from the 70s or 80s (might be both, 2 carts died so that 1 could survive. )
      Visit my Spoonflower shop

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      • #4
        That is sad. I have an old Jog cart not sure of year but it was old when I got it in the 70's. I have held onto it all these years wanting to restore it to it's former glory. It was the cart I learned to drive in.

        Where will we get parts?
        No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill

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        • #5
          I've been trying to sella Jerald cart, used once, for YEARS. Maybe I can raise the price now. I have even been willing to give it away.....to keep from shuffling it around in the shed, and praying the mice didn't move into it.

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          • #6
            Jerald's web site said they are still selling parts, at least for the time being.

            Depending on how old your cart is, they might not work. When I restored the old one, I had to have some parts made at local machine shop.
            Visit my Spoonflower shop

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              Herron's will be carrying the cart parts.
              Field of Dreams Miniature Horses

              JEM Canadian Sunrise HOF: 2007 Res Nat'l Grand Champion WCPD
              Redrock Lots O Spots HOF: 2014 National Grand Champion WCPD

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              • #8
                Your right, todays parts are probably not right for very old cart.

                I have a new, never been used pony cart I am storing in the garage too! Did I mention I have no driving horses or ponies! Sadly both my driving horse and pony are in their graves, only the carts remain.
                No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill

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                  Originally posted by greentree View Post
                  I've been trying to sella Jerald cart, used once, for YEARS. Maybe I can raise the price now. I have even been willing to give it away.....to keep from shuffling it around in the shed, and praying the mice didn't move into it.
                  Eh, probably not. Show ring style for most of the breeds theses days dictates wooden wheels, a patent leather boot, a patent leather Moreland style dash with a chrome railing, velvet seat cushion, and preferably a natural finish, but if painted then black. Each of these things that a cart doesn't have is going to make it less and less desirable.

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                    Originally posted by Renae View Post
                    Eh, probably not. Show ring style for most of the breeds theses days dictates wooden wheels, a patent leather boot, a patent leather Moreland style dash with a chrome railing, velvet seat cushion, and preferably a natural finish, but if painted then black. Each of these things that a cart doesn't have is going to make it less and less desirable.
                    in the breed ring you use the bicycle wheels and standard Jerald its only carriage driving that you use the wooden wheels and such. Breed shows are still very popular for this cart for vse, Morgan's, saddlebreds, hackneys, to name a few

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                      Originally posted by China Doll View Post
                      in the breed ring you use the bicycle wheels and standard Jerald its only carriage driving that you use the wooden wheels and such. Breed shows are still very popular for this cart for vse, Morgan's, saddlebreds, hackneys, to name a few
                      I am a Saddlebred trainer. Wire spoke wheels (thet are NOT bicycle wheels) are very out of style on 2 wheeled pleasure carts and you will mostly only see them at little shows. At the regional/national level in pleasure classes you will see wooden wheels almost exclusively.

                      Of course wire spoked wheels are still found on our four wheeled vehicles (fine harness buggies and viceroys for the Hackneys).

                      My point was show ring style is fickle and just because Jerald is going out of business doesn't make a cart with more.

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                      • #12
                        Probably reading the Rules of what is required for each class in the show, would specify being able to use the spoked wire wheels or needing wooden spoked wheels. Or both types being acceptable, like in Pleasure. Fashion might dictate use of wooden spoke wheels to be 'current', but in smaller shows either spoke type would work to compete.

                        All in the RULES, have to know what is acceptable for what you plan to compete in.

                        AQHA is still doing wire spoked wheels, as are all the Western Breeds that have Driving, last I knew. It is the "current" look shown in the winner photos in the magazines.

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                          Originally posted by Renae View Post
                          I am a Saddlebred trainer. Wire spoke wheels (thet are NOT bicycle wheels) are very out of style on 2 wheeled pleasure carts and you will mostly only see them at little shows. At the regional/national level in pleasure classes you will see wooden wheels almost exclusively.

                          Of course wire spoked wheels are still found on our four wheeled vehicles (fine harness buggies and viceroys for the Hackneys).

                          My point was show ring style is fickle and just because Jerald is going out of business doesn't make a cart with more.
                          I meant wire spoked wheels I just called them bicycle tires thinking they were the same

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                            Originally posted by goodhors View Post
                            Probably reading the Rules of what is required for each class in the show, would specify being able to use the spoked wire wheels or needing wooden spoked wheels. Or both types being acceptable, like in Pleasure. Fashion might dictate use of wooden spoke wheels to be 'current', but in smaller shows either spoke type would work to compete.

                            All in the RULES, have to know what is acceptable for what you plan to compete in.

                            AQHA is still doing wire spoked wheels, as are all the Western Breeds that have Driving, last I knew. It is the "current" look shown in the winner photos in the magazines.
                            Mini shows are just adding a carriage division with wooden wheels but only for that division. For the other driving classes you still use the wire spoke wheels

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                              Originally posted by goodhors View Post
                              Probably reading the Rules of what is required for each class in the show, would specify being able to use the spoked wire wheels or needing wooden spoked wheels. Or both types being acceptable, like in Pleasure. Fashion might dictate use of wooden spoke wheels to be 'current', but in smaller shows either spoke type would work to compete.

                              All in the RULES, have to know what is acceptable for what you plan to compete in.

                              AQHA is still doing wire spoked wheels, as are all the Western Breeds that have Driving, last I knew. It is the "current" look shown in the winner photos in the magazines.
                              i just looked up some regional Arabian show photos from 2014
                              And they had wire spoke. I'm guessing some breed shows have added a carriage division for the wooden wheels and regular driving classes are the wire spoke. I've also seen the wire spoke for friesians and they also have a carriage division

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                                China Doll wooden spoke wheels are what's "in" in Saddlebred and Hackney pleasure classes, breed classes not carriage classes whatever

                                What I actually dragged up this thread to post is that the brand name Houghton has been purchased and vehicles are being made under that name in Kentucky. Also the brand Graber, which has been making vehicles for the miniatures, is expanding their line to pony and horse vehicles.

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                                • #17
                                  I am reviving this old thread to let you Jerald fans know the company has been purchased and is being revived! Erik Lee is also a horse trainer, and this article gives some detail.
                                  http://wcfcourier.com/business/local...dd7720fc2.html
                                  website: http://jeraldsulky.com/
                                  Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JeraldSulkyCo/
                                  Jeanie
                                  RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

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