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  • Vinyl Bibs Pinney Holders

    Some Area VIII events are going to require Vinyl Bibs and figure I'd go ahead and buy one. Are they all the same or are some better than others?
    Things happen for a reason...so when I reach over and smack you upside the head, just remember...you gave me a reason!

  • #2
    I am pretty sure they are all the same. We got ours at one of the events we were at. They sold them on site when we picked up our packets.

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    • #3
      What Dini said. Most events sell them, around here they were $15, or you can buy them from Bit Of Britain, or tack stores that have eventing supplies for around $20. A lot of events are switching to these from the cloth pinneys so I would just go ahead and purchase one, or see if your next event will be selling them.

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      • #4
        Is it me, or are these things really chinsy? They are awkward, ugly, and don't fit well over a jacket. Fit Okish over a xc vest. 2 pieces of vinyl held together with a piece of cord? Heck, I'd rather use the old string and cardboard number from way back. I used to show dairy cows and we had a similar thing where they gave you a number and you put it in your pinney holder. It had a nice nylon harness, with a quality vinyl part for the number and a number of adjustments to fit a variety of peple well. I really wish someone would come up with a higher quality one for eventing. (The ones for dairy have a smaller slot for your number or I would use it)

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        • #5
          Kkindley, the one we bought isn't flimsy at all- it has a wide elastic band (no cheapo cord) with a buckle and is nice and stretchy as well as adjustable. It's double stitched and has held up well for its first year of use (which included an unfortunate water landing and subsequent air vest deployment, among other abuses). It sounds like there is more than one model out there, since we've never had any of the fit or quality problems you describe.

          As someone who has had to unknot, wash, unknot again, sort and fold more than my fair share of pinnies, I am 100% in favor of the newer number holders. OP, it looks like they are here to stay so probably worth investing now. I got ours at a show, but I believe the organizers purchased them through Bit of Britain.
          Balanced Care Equine

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          • #6
            Where did you get your nice one from? I certainly appreciate everyone's efforts that take care of pinney's, and love the idea of the holders. I bought mine at Plantation and it says Bit of Britain on it. Yours sounds much nicer than mine!!

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              #7
              Thanks for feedback. I think I'll just order one from BoB.
              Things happen for a reason...so when I reach over and smack you upside the head, just remember...you gave me a reason!

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              • #8
                You know, I think there is a market opportunity for
                someone. Number holders made from something
                a bit more durable than vinyl such as nylon might
                be popular if offered custom made in the colors of
                an eventer's choice. Or perhaps a two number
                package, one matching the coat of the rider
                (e.g. black, grey, navy, etc.) and a second in the
                rider's cross country colors. Still have to have clear
                vinyl on the front, but the rest could be either a
                subdued dark color or as bright as the helmet covers.
                Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
                Elmwood, Wisconsin

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                • #9
                  Yeah, I'm a (not very good) seamstress, and have been thinking I might have to make my own; there's nothing about them that would be terribly hard to sew.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kkindley View Post
                    Where did you get your nice one from? I certainly appreciate everyone's efforts that take care of pinney's, and love the idea of the holders. I bought mine at Plantation and it says Bit of Britain on it. Yours sounds much nicer than mine!!
                    Hm I thought the ones we bought were purchased by the organizers from BoB but I could be wrong. I'll be at Hunter's Run in 2 wks and I know they are selling the BoB ones, so I'll check them out and report back.
                    Balanced Care Equine

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                    • #11
                      I'd appreciate it. I searched last night, and found some in Europe, from sites that won't ship to the US, that looked very nice, but here, all I found were the BOB ones.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Robin@DHH View Post
                        You know, I think there is a market opportunity for
                        someone. Number holders made from something
                        a bit more durable than vinyl such as nylon might
                        be popular if offered custom made in the colors of
                        an eventer's choice. Or perhaps a two number
                        package, one matching the coat of the rider
                        (e.g. black, grey, navy, etc.) and a second in the
                        rider's cross country colors. Still have to have clear
                        vinyl on the front, but the rest could be either a
                        subdued dark color or as bright as the helmet covers.
                        Great idea. So--question to you all. BoB sells their generic black and vinyl one for $20. What would you be willing to pay for a fancier/nicer one, with choice of color and strap sizing?

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                        • #13
                          Kkindley, I just looked at the BoB ones and those aren't what we have! I asked DH and he said he thought they were from BoB too (though we could both be mistaken), so maybe they've changed what they stock? We got them at Rocking Horse, if that makes a difference.
                          Balanced Care Equine

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                          • #14
                            The ones from BoB havethe Bit Of Britain permanently on them. I would love different colors and for the price I think they should sell them in different colors.

                            I do like them better than the pinnies .
                            RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

                            "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

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                            • #15
                              I'm surprised you guys care so much about these things-to me they do the job, who cares what color it is? I just wore one last weekend for the first time. The # slid in easily, the thing sat well over my crash vest, the ties were simple. Once I put it on, I didn't think about it again. Yes, it was from BoB, 20 bucks. No, I would not be interested in paying more for custom colors...
                              http://www.bitofbritain.com/Competit...nny_p/3323.htm
                              Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                              • #16
                                I have the BOB one and it is SO comfortable, so much more so than the string ones...and inept me can USE the damnable thing without getting tied in. And yes, yes I have gotten stuck in a Pinney before *headdesk*

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                                • #17
                                  Noctis, I have the opposite problem! I am constantly coming untied and flapping in the breeze all the way around course

                                  If this would solve that problem as well I would be happy to switch. In any case, I think they are inevitable. Wonder where to get the nicer ones?
                                  The big man -- my lost prince

                                  The little brother, now my main man

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                                  • #18
                                    Mine is BoB and VERY Comfy and doesn't look bad. Asterix..maybe we need to get together on this pinny tying thing! Last time I got stuck was at Area 3's at Poplar this year, and due to a darn asthma attack I about got cut out of the thing. First thing I bought was another pinny holder (left my BoB one at home *headdesk*

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                                    • #19
                                      Well, at a minimum, I should teach you MY "knots" (and I use the term loosely, er, no pun intended), and you should teach me YOUR knots.
                                      The big man -- my lost prince

                                      The little brother, now my main man

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by RiverBendPol View Post
                                        I'm surprised you guys care so much about these things-to me they do the job, who cares what color it is? I just wore one last weekend for the first time. The # slid in easily, the thing sat well over my crash vest, the ties were simple. Once I put it on, I didn't think about it again. Yes, it was from BoB, 20 bucks. No, I would not be interested in paying more for custom colors...
                                        http://www.bitofbritain.com/Competit...nny_p/3323.htm
                                        I don't care about the color. Plain black/clear or whatever is fine with me. I just don't like how cheap they are, and they fit. Maybe they could have 2 sizes? It was eh, okay over my vest (I wear a Tipp youth small) but horrible over my jacket (RJ Classsics size 0 short). It kept folding in the middle and riding up and poking me in the chin. Wish I had a picture of it. Now if they gave bridle numbers, and all I had to wear it for was xc, not as bad. But the event I got it at did not give bridle numbers. I am really anxious to hear where the nicer ones people have came from!!

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