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Who makes Allison Springer's new breastplate?

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  • Who makes Allison Springer's new breastplate?

    In the photos of Allison on Arthur, there is a new style of 5 point breastplate. It has a green straight horizontal elastic piece that goes back to the girth, and a separate green elastic piece that goes up to the dees. They are both joined at a padded V on the chest, where the martingale ring is. There are more subtle adjustments that can be made to this new model. I think it will be a terrific piece for riding multiple horses or hard to fit ones.

    Anyone know where I can get one?
    Intermediate Riding Skills

  • #2
    green sounds like devoucoux


    • #3
      Here is the devoucoux: http://phillipdutton-devoucoux.com/p...roducts_id=102

      Here is the Pessoa, which may also have green elastic:

      Here is one by Kite (not green in this case): http://bellbusksaddlery.co.uk/Kite5P...artingale.aspx

      HDR (also not green): http://www.horseloverz.com/1/hdr_pro..._112154579.php

      Shires that has adjustability, but not green: http://www.heartlandsaddlery.com/pro...eastplate.html

      Wagners also does one that comes with green: http://www.wagners.com.au/saddlery/breastplates.htm
      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


      • #4
        I think it is this Amerigo one. They sponsor her.
        "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


        • Original Poster

          Vicarious Rider,
          I think it is the Amerigo one, although the pic doesn't show the whole thing. I guess then the girth is one of theirs, too.

          Any feedback on how their gear holds up?
          Intermediate Riding Skills


          • Original Poster

            The Kite one is half the price of the amerigo. Anyone know how their tack holds up?
            ( don't need the green color as I plan to use it for foxhunting, too.)
            Intermediate Riding Skills


            • #7
              Here's a photo gallery of Allison and Arthur at Red Hills. It's not totally clear, but it looks like the breast collar part just attaches to the girth with loops and that the breast plate part attaches with snaps (as usual). I don't know much about Amerigo but their saddles are highly regarded.
              "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


              • #8
                Here is a link to it directly on the Vespucci/Amerigo site.
                Kim used to use a black one for Paddy when jumping. I have the Amerigo Vega saddle and adore it. Also have a vespucci breastplate that has held up very well and just got a dressage bridle that is gorgeous. The combinationn breastplate is on my "wish list", though I would prefer it either in navy web or full leather, not the green.

                Mollie Moss


                • #9
                  Seems like a style that'd be good for a high-withered horse? I wonder if Bartville would make me one of those....


                  • Original Poster

                    Yes, it would be good for your horse, since you can adjust it exactly to his needs. That's why I really like the design.
                    The girth/billet loops are flat webbing, so there is no bulk if the saddle is a normal, or a long billeted, or a monoflap. Mine is a long billeted Stackhouse.
                    I think that I would prefer a regular leather adjustable loop, as it would be a simpler design, with fewer pieces to sag or flex and wobble.
                    I would also like the full leather option, as I anticipate that it would last longer, hold less dirt, and rub less. Since I'm planning on using it hunting, it's going to be in rough ungroomed natural terrain, including crossing small rivers. Bushwacking through brambles and underbrush happens when the trail is blocked. A hunt lasts for over 3 hours and can go 5 hours. The tack can get quite filthy in that amount of time. But it is great fun for the horses, and nothing fazes them when they see an event course....

                    I am quite intrigued by Bartville. I bet they will be interested to make it. please let me know how they price it. I think I see a roadtrip in my future...
                    Intermediate Riding Skills


                    • #11
                      Love love love the Nunn Finer 5 Way Breastplate. Easy to adjust and reasonably priced.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scubed View Post
                        The price of this is absurd.


                        • #13
                          What about the all leather "Hunting 5 point breastplates" from Nunn-finer? Have y'all seen those? They're like the 5 point but all leather... I"m intrigued!


                          I'm leaning towards it, but... anyone have one?


                          • #14
                            Does anyone know what the advantage/disadvantages would be of the Amerigo version which has two separate straps coming off from the center of the breastplate vs. one of the 5 point designs which has one strap but then it forks into two?


                            • #15
                              Allison's "breast"plate.....


                              • #16
                                I found a great 5 Point Breastplate made by Sabre Leather Company in UK and can be purchased from Heartland Saddlery www.heartlandsaddlery.com in Alberta, Canada.

                                Normally I would buy this from the UK, but now I will purchase Sabre products from these guys, they have the best customer service!


                                • #17
                                  I just bought something pretty similar from a shop in the UK:


                                  It hasn't arrived yet, but was less than $100 including shipping to Oregon.


                                  • #18
                                    Ooooo, that hunting breastplate looks super snazzy!! No pompoms trying to eat your pony.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by LittleBrownHorse View Post
                                      Ooooo, that hunting breastplate looks super snazzy!! No pompoms trying to eat your pony.
                                      Pretty sure Bartville makes that one