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  • Enough about the riding already (Rolex) - what did everyone buy?

    The temperature was cool, no sunscreen needed, the aroma of corn dogs hung in the air... what a perfect day for the trade fair!!

    Here's what I scored:
    1) A new helmet - Troxel with the adjustable dial in the back
    2) comfy, stretchy, full-seat, white breeches for $49
    3) the perfect whip for only $5 - I figure at $0.25 a whack I'll have it paid off after the next XC schooling!
    4) These very cool Veredus bell boots that are made of a soft material and wrap around - bye bye rubber! I wish I had bought another pair!
    5) GLC5500
    6) magnetic stud dish
    7) another can of Sporty Stick Spray; way better than sadl-tite
    8) boot laces
    9) thermometer
    10) two pairs of great boot socks

    I also managed to get one of the highly prized Cosequin buckets!! Woo hoo! I don't know why I even care as I have plenty of buckets, but I just had to have one.

    Funny story about the breeches - the store didn't have any place to try them on. She explained that last year, so much merchandise got ruined because it hit the ground while people were trying things on. You know how muddy it is. So they decided against having a dressing room altogether. My options were to risk it, or buy the breeches, find a place to try them on and then exchange them for another pair if they didn't fit. I bought the ones I thought would fit and then had to search for a place to try them on. The Port-o-potty line was long not to mention nasty. So I went over to where the trailers were on display and asked the guy if I could change in the dressing room. He said to go right ahead! People at Rolex are so nice!

    Naturally, when I got home I had to try everything on and parade around the house. MrBigMick didn't find it nearly as entertaining as I did.

    So how did everyone do??
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    #2
    The temperature was cool, no sunscreen needed, the aroma of corn dogs hung in the air... what a perfect day for the trade fair!!

    Here's what I scored:
    1) A new helmet - Troxel with the adjustable dial in the back
    2) comfy, stretchy, full-seat, white breeches for $49
    3) the perfect whip for only $5 - I figure at $0.25 a whack I'll have it paid off after the next XC schooling!
    4) These very cool Veredus bell boots that are made of a soft material and wrap around - bye bye rubber! I wish I had bought another pair!
    5) GLC5500
    6) magnetic stud dish
    7) another can of Sporty Stick Spray; way better than sadl-tite
    8) boot laces
    9) thermometer
    10) two pairs of great boot socks

    I also managed to get one of the highly prized Cosequin buckets!! Woo hoo! I don't know why I even care as I have plenty of buckets, but I just had to have one.

    Funny story about the breeches - the store didn't have any place to try them on. She explained that last year, so much merchandise got ruined because it hit the ground while people were trying things on. You know how muddy it is. So they decided against having a dressing room altogether. My options were to risk it, or buy the breeches, find a place to try them on and then exchange them for another pair if they didn't fit. I bought the ones I thought would fit and then had to search for a place to try them on. The Port-o-potty line was long not to mention nasty. So I went over to where the trailers were on display and asked the guy if I could change in the dressing room. He said to go right ahead! People at Rolex are so nice!

    Naturally, when I got home I had to try everything on and parade around the house. MrBigMick didn't find it nearly as entertaining as I did.

    So how did everyone do??

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    • #3
      BigMick..that is too funny with trying on the breeches in one of the trailers. I am glad you had a good time shopping. I am very jealous of all who got to go!
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      • #4
        I got: 2 dressage pads (one bright blue, one bright yellow--the orange and lime were all gone when I went back!), a Rolex hat, a Save the 3 Day t-shirt, a new set of Weatherbeeta boots for only $40, and a new pair of breeches (actually 2, but the one pair turned out to be way mismarked so they have to find a new home). I did not bother waiting for the much-coveted Cosequin buckets, since I already have 2, but I did get a new Cosequin hat.
        ~Nancy~

        Adams Equine Wellness

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        • #5
          - Leather grooming halter with name plate at Albright's (planned)
          - Leather strap for my leather polo breastplate at BOB (planned)
          - more studs from BOB and a new stud pick (unplanned)
          - Leather breastplate at Devocoux (unplanned)
          - Dubarry boots (unplanned)

          Quit shopping after Dubarry.

          Robby
          When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.

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          • #6
            I didn't buy very much, because we were on a budget...but...

            -save the 3 day patch
            -save the 3 day shirt
            -New Stubben saddle ) (my husband loves me - my birthday is coming up)
            -Vest from one of the other little shops

            There were a few other things that I wanted but my kids kept distracting me so we didn't buy. My husband wanted a pair of the Dubarry's but we got too busy to try them on - how do you like them Robby?
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            • #7
              I was a VERY bad girl and about had a stroke when I mentally added it all up in the car on the way home (unfortunately a long drive with lots of time to think about it ) What killed me was the HUGE amount of time we had to kill between the jog up and stadium (no doubt what the organizers had in mind ) and just the general fact that I am big old sucker for a "deal." If it is on sale, I feel this compulsion to buy.
              I got
              - The rubber lined dressage reins with stops that I have been looking high and low for ever since I broke my pair in December- got 2 pairs just because they were so damn hard to find (planned- just did not expect to find them)
              - A signed copy of Jimmy's book. Yay! (planned)
              - New skull cap and cover (sort of planned)
              - A black fleece half pad (planned)
              - a Rodeny Powell vest (unplanned but a good price and although I love how comfortable my tipperary is, it just does not protect as much as the solid piece ones )
              - a rolex t-shirt (unplanned)
              - some random studs (planned)
              - a pair of anstadt das full seats (unplanned)
              - another fleece shirt (unplanned but I am a fleece addict )
              - a halter name plate for the new girl (unplanned)
              I think that is everything, but sadly I bought so much I am not sure
              There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)

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              • #8
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
                - Leather grooming halter with name plate at Albright's (planned)
                - Leather strap for my leather polo breastplate at BOB (planned)
                - more studs from BOB and a new stud pick (unplanned)
                - Leather breastplate at Devocoux (unplanned)
                - Dubarry boots (unplanned)

                Quit shopping after Dubarry.

                Robby </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                Oh I WANTED some of those Dubarry boots!!!

                I wasn't going to buy ANYTHING but a Rolex tshirt (that was my plan!) but I bought one of the Rolex jackets, I don't even think it was from this year, but who cares?? I USED it all weekend too! Leather Therapy stuff from the Equissentials booth, and a great tshirt from Ariat that says "Fast and Clean". All in all, I was pretty frugal! Diana
                Life is short, do it now. www.dleestudio.com
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                My CANTER cutie, Steely Dan - IL
                My Exceller cutie, Ace (aka FiftyThreeCards)- NY

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                • #9
                  I bought gloves, 2 dressage pads for $15 a piece (what a deal), a sweatshirt - it was freezing Saturday, some t-shirts. All in all not much... But - I bought the most exciting thing of all on my drive there (going through Kansas) a 1/2 shire, 1/2 TB 6 yr old gelding. I'm so excited - it will be my first draft cross. Not for eventing, but maybe dressage and driving.

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                  • #10
                    Those Dubarry boots look awesome! Someone I talked to said they were just being sold in the states for the first time, and I saw them being worn everywhere at Rolex.
                    ----
                    I enjoyed the expanded trade fair, but didn't think there were as many bargains as in previous years. My damages:

                    Barbor jacket (not planned, but I've been denying myself too long and the Dover ripoff just ain't cutting it)
                    Stud plugs (planned)
                    Stud pick (planned)
                    Fleeceworks Wool Half-Pad (planned)
                    Leather halter with nameplate (contemplated but not planned)
                    Jumping bat (contemplated but not planned)

                    After giving into the Barbour first thing Friday morning, I tried to demonstrate a modicum of self-control the rest of the weekend.
                    Hindsight bad, foresight good.

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                    • #11
                      I didn't buy much since we were flying and MrBGH does NOT check luggage. I picked up Woff's book and some Rolex shirts and a box of those pricey chocolates for the girl who watched the barn while we were gone.
                      Third Chair in the Viola Clique
                      Founder of the Packrats Anonymous Clique
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                      • #12
                        planned purchases:

                        Leather halter with plate
                        new pair of Blundstones
                        sheep skin half pad
                        some shirts from horse park
                        some books
                        beautiful stock tie
                        back galloping boots (cheapies)

                        Not planned:

                        *** A awesome pearl necklace with sterling silver bit.
                        *** 18 shirts (the rolex booth had a blow out and everything was $10) So I bought a lot of gifts.

                        Wanted but could not:

                        This cool clincher bridle that had clinchers on figure eight part at a paltry $450 (with reins ;-)

                        The Devocoux breastplate that attaches in two places. It was the right color and everything but it is bad enough that they are charging me $500 to replace seat leather. Someone did not listen to the do not ride in jeans speech! Well sometime down the road I will get it replaced.

                        Breeches but it seemed it was a lot of spandex or the really expensive ones so a catalog shopping I will go.

                        A new girth but could not decide for my new dressage saddle ;-(

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                        • #13
                          I was SOOOOOO good! I hadn't planned on buying anything -- didn't even measure Frankie for new stuff! -- and ALMOST made it out of there without buying anything. Unfortunately, I started thinking of things I wanted. I saw a lovely red patterned saddle pad in Equine Textiles that I would have bought in a heartbeat -- if I thought I wouldn't gag at the combination of that on my red-headed mare. Oh well. I thought I shoudl buy a saddle pad but for a change WANTED a cute one, not a plain one. Couldn't find one i liked so I went and consoled myself at the Outback Survival Gear booth talking with nice looking nicely accented men while buying a hat before heading out.

                          My 2 conclusions --
                          1) I need to avoid shopping venues altogether when I'm broke
                          2) Being broke sucks!
                          ************
                          "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

                          "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike

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                          • #14
                            Well, Emstah made out better than I did....I bought for HER, a bucket of Platinum supplement, a new Rodney Powell crash vest, some very-sticky-but-pukey-colored-gloves, a lime green Rolex jacket (VERY becoming to the blonde/blue girl!)...Wait, is that all? Well, then, she didn't get a whole lot more than I did! I got a new RP vest also. Emstah insisted, as my Tipperary is 18 years old . I also got some VSBPC gloves. We ate mountains of crab cakes, a batch of kettel corn and a bag of cinnamon almonds. We don't buy tack anywhere but at the Amishman's shop in PA, so didn't even look. Well, that's not quite right, I DID sit in a couple of Wofford xc saddles. OOOOOOH, divine!! I was sore tempted!! Robby, a full report on those Dubarry boots, please. Em was drooling.....

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                            • #15
                              So what exactly are these Dubarry boots? What did I miss out on?

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                              • #16
                                BigMick, what is the model name of that Troxel helmet? They didn't have my size/color, but I forgot to write the model down!

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                                • #17
                                  Well, I'm a broke college student and I spent WELL over my budget. I bought...

                                  *Muck boots for my mom (Mothers' Day! Best gift ever. )
                                  *Bucket of Platinum Performance
                                  *Tub of Ortho-Chon
                                  *Liniment
                                  *GPA helmet (I did convince my dad into giving me money for this one as it really was the only helmet that fit me comfortably and my old helmet has suffered from one too many falls.)

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                                  • #18
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Miss Maddie:
                                    So what exactly are these Dubarry boots? What did I miss out on? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                                    http://www.dubarry.com/ click on 'outdoor' and you'll see the boots-dark brown leather with stripes. Look sort of like the old Newmarket boots that were all the rage for schooling when I was a teenage H/J rider. I never got close enough to read a price tag but I'm guessing these Dubarrys are very dear!

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                                    • #19
                                      Dubarry report ...

                                      Supposedly waterproof, and mine certainly seemed that way.
                                      Very, very comfortable.
                                      Very warm.
                                      Very dry.

                                      Robby with dry warm feet = Nice Robby.

                                      Ever hear the expression "madder'n a wet hen?" That's me with wet feet.

                                      I loved them, even though Mr. Canterlope laughed at my outfit on Sunday!

                                      Robby
                                      When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.

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                                      • #20
                                        I didn't do much damage at all, sad to say. I made myself only bring $50 into the park with me to begin with, because I knew if I didn't that we would never be able to afford the gas to get back to Alabama.

                                        I did buy one of the $5 Rolex 2005 posters for Phillip Dutton to sign, several bumper stickers from different places (I'm having to start my collection over again in my new truck. Don't worry, they go on the inside lid of the tool box, but they are still fun!), and a t-shirt from the USEA tent for only $8. So I hardly spent anything. I certainly wanted to though! The saddle of my dreams was there calling my name...they had to tear me away! (Antares mono-flap XC saddle...someday!).

                                        Walter did excuse himself while we were in line to meet Phillip to go to the "restroom" and came back with a BEAUTIFUL name plate for Jelly's halter. I can't believe I am still making that poor horse wear Foxy's leather halter. he does NOT look like a "Raindrops on Roses" kind of guy! haha. I was going to go on Saturday and buy a new Leather halter for the nameplate, but we ended up having to go out Friday night hunting for Rain boots, so Shoe Carnival got $30 for the cutest rain boots ever. So no halter as of yet, but I do have killer rubber boots!

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