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Rolex Shopping- So what did you get??

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  • Rolex Shopping- So what did you get??

    After trying on nearly every helmet in the Horse Park I swear, I got a CO GR8 which came with a free CO helmet bag and some gloves!
    One of the cool USA vests in blue with Kentucky 2010 across the bottom.
    And that took care of the funds.

    Anybody else?
    We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.

  • #2
    3 prs breeches for $20 each (thank you VTO !)
    1 girth for $20 (VTO)

    1 pale blue Rolex windbreaker ($35)

    4 shirts at the 2 for one sale on Sunday - 2 polo, 2 tee


    • #3
      Nothing! My friend was going to buy me a whip, but couldn't find a navy one... so I am still whipless.


      • #4
        Red Back paddock shoes. Sort of like Blundstones except they have a nice insole. Love them so far!

        And we went to Tractor Supply in Paris and got 2 sets of interlocking stall mats. I am hoping that they will stay together better than the others.

        It is an experiment. We have 15 stalls that have curly mats in them and there are no interlocking mats to be found anywhere close to home.


        • #5
          Professional's Choice 9 pocket Ice Boots, for my racehorse, but nothing for my eventing horse.
          The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
          Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
          Member of the COTH Enabler Clique


          • #6
            I was freezing Thursday, so I got a Rolex vest (so no t-shirt this year), a pair of microfiber breeches from the Perri booth, 2 saddle pads, and a beautiful halter from Clever With Leather. My friend got a great purse from there, too.

            Oh, and a print from the booth with the Victorian stuff. It's of a field hunter, by Wesley Dennis, from the Henry book, Album of Horses. I was thrilled to find it.

            I didn't think it was as wonderful as usual-am I becoming jaded?


            • #7
              Girth and 2 saddle pads from VTO.

              Frankly, I thought that the shopping sucked and was very disappointed by the amount of non-horsey garbage that was on offer. Hoping WEG will be better!


              • Original Poster

                And where was the Kentucky Ale booth???
                We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                • #9
                  Rolex poloshirt for Mr. PM, and an absolutely DIVINE hat for dressage and cones!



                  • #10
                    I waited until Sunday to deal. Since I had to work the Area8 booth from 3-5pm, I was able to get a navy Steubben jumping saddle pad (50% off) and went for a Southern Stars five way breastplate and bridle (20% off). My colors are navy and yellow. The elastic on the breastplate is navy and yellow. Now, I have to get another set of rein stops to go on the reins.

                    Fortunately, yesterday, I got my check in the mail, so I can reimburse our account.

                    I, too, thought that there were a lot less vendors. There were too many bling jewelry shops for my taste. Tropical Rider has always had a booth, but I could not find them this year. Were they there?
                    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                    • #11
                      Beautiful orange padded belt with a snaffle bit buckle from Clever with Leather. I could have easily bought two dog collars and a horse halter there if I was independently wealthy!
                      Cheap white full seat breeches.
                      Braiding thread and Burghley DVD at BOB.
                      Orange Rolex hooded zip sweatshirt during the buy 1 get 1 sale.
                      I also found my dream used saddle and I'm hoping it doesn't get sold while I'm trying to scheme up a way to pay for it!
                      5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO - you're on course!


                      • #12
                        Lot of gear for the new horse, since Heart's stuff looks pony sized on him.
                        Padded leather halter with name plate, Horseware of Ireland navy striped halter, rubber spur straps, Strap one on t shirt (the Courtney Kind Dye fund raiser), Recycle a Thoroughbred t shirt, a $3 Stubben braided brow band!, fantastically priced Stubben sale dressage bridle, and a 50% off Rambo New Market rain sheet.

                        I agree there seemed to be less vendors and too many fru fru old lady stuff. But I am glad there weren't more bc I bought too much anyways! Came home to a lame horse so instead of riding we played "dress up" with all his new stuff!


                        • #13
                          my "haul"

                          First I did exercise SOME restraint...
                          I managed NOT to buy the terra cotta Mattes pad (it was all purpose rather than dressage, too risky).

                          My downfalls this year had to do with good sales folks...
                          --Outback waterproof hat for anticipated rain (never really materialized)
                          --Added Horse Journal to my already lengthy list of equine pub subscriptions
                          --Steadfast joint supp (money back guarantee for Rolex purchases)
                          -- Four Rolex shirts at the 2 for 1

                          Not completely awful, but still my cc took a hit.

                          Someone please tell me I'll be happy with the joint supp!
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                          Unique browbands for dressage and hunter riders


                          • #14
                            Life is good dressage t-shirt as a gift
                            Joules Wellibobs in Navy and white polka dots for Florida next winter
                            some inexpensive jewelry for my nieces
                            2 $10 halters from VTO for the tack destroyer (Keebler)
                            Antares spray saddle soap

                            I still have my $75 gift certificate from working at the Bit of Britain Booth Sunday afternoon.

                            I also was less impressed with the shopping than I have been in the past. Thought the shopping was actually better at Maui last year where I bought a ton of stuff from a bunch of different vendors
                            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                            • #15
                              I bought a bit that I've been wanting to try on a specific horse, a pair of Roeckel gloves (pretty much an annual purchase at Rolex), and some very pretty, sparkly totally girly Amber--a pair of earrings, a pendant, and a necklace. I hadn't bought myself any jewelry in years so I guess I was due to fall off the wagon!


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                                and some very pretty, sparkly totally girly Amber--a pair of earrings, a pendant, and a necklace.
                                And MAN was it gorgeous, LAZ!

                                I bought way too much stuff, but it was all things I needed.

                                I got a great deal on an RJ Classics coat from Wise Choice, and they also wore my bank account out because I got a skull cap from them since it came with the free gloves and hat bag.

                                I also got a new XC pad, spur straps, keepers, a New Vocations hoodie (my annual purchase- its always my first stop!), a new rain coat from VTO, some saddle pads for my coach, a pinkish padded belt from Perri's, two new dressage whips from Schneiders...

                                I'm a little bit broke now.
                                Big Idea Eventing


                                • Original Poster

                                  Originally posted by HER View Post
                                  Beautiful orange padded belt with a snaffle bit buckle from Clever with Leather. I could have easily bought two dog collars and a horse halter there if I was independently wealthy!
                                  I only let myself walk through there once! Gorgeous things.
                                  We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                                  • #18
                                    Interesting to hear that others thought the shopping was below par as well.

                                    I bought an Outback waterproof jacket and pants set, since I was outriding Saturday afternoon during the forecasted monsoon. Since the choices were school bus yellow, flaming red or a muted light olive, I got the olive. When combined with my plastic waterproof helmet cover, I looked like GI Joe Outrider. It was a bit warm, but the clouds were so threatening I'm glad I had it on. Thought about carrying it out on course and donning it if necessary, but I didn't see how I could put pants on when mounted. And since Thomas is 18 hh, remounting could have been interesting.

                                    Bought a nice print and a Kentucky cookbook at Frame of Mind, and two coffee mugs at the KHP Gift Shop for my farm/critter sitters back home. A most restrained Rolex shopping experience for me!
                                    Barbara www.customstockties.com
                                    Tulsa-QH; Schnickelfritz-Holsteiner; Atikus-Danish Warmblood; Buddy-QH/TB; Winston-Shire; Thomas-Percheron/TB; Mac-Belgian Draft, gone but never forgotten


                                    • #19
                                      I bought a pair of black Blundstone paddock boots. Love them!

                                      Then I bought an Ariat WEG waterproof jackets, it's cute & fits great & really is waterproof!

                                      I was a good girl and stuck to my shopping list.
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                                      • #20
                                        OMG...just reading this thread is getting me all excited for event season and the big, beautiful BoB trailer! I WANT STUFF. Lots and lots of pretty, shiny STUFF.