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Brick pattern jump blanket? aka dressing up boring jumps

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  • Brick pattern jump blanket? aka dressing up boring jumps

    Not sure what to call it other than a 'jump blanket...'

    On the homepage of COTH, there is a photo of Kelly Farmer jumping a jump that looks like it has a brick wall blanket draped over a jump pole.


    Does anyone know where to purchase something like that? I board and ride at a place that does not have any hunter course materials (flowers, walls, etc.), and would love to be able to dress up the plain jumps I set up. Orange cones, blue tarps, etc. only go so far to making things interesting. I don't want his first time seeing a brick wall to be at a show!
    Last edited by Marcella; Jun. 11, 2013, 03:04 PM. Reason: added link to article with photo

  • #2
    Take a picture of a brick wall, upload it to Shutterfly, or Snapfish, or Costco, or Walgreens, and make a blanket out of it! Just Google "photo blankets"

    If you want something that's more like a tarp, you can do the same thing with many sign or banner making services, and they'll print it on banner material.... They will probably have a larger choice of sizes, too.
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    • Original Poster

      Thanks - I checked with our local sign shop, and the largest width of the vinyl banner is 48". That won't cover up a pole, but it does give me a place to start.


      • #4
        I know I've seen them somewhere but I can't seem to find it right now. It does kind of remind me of the jumpstack hay bale covers but not quite.

        Actually 48" could work if you did 48" x 96" or 120" depending on your pole size. Then you could fold it in half lengthwise over the pole.


        • #5
          Available on various party sites (Google "Brick Wall Backdrop" for more). They all appear to be 4' x 30'

          http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/be-brick-wall-backdrop/?utm_campaign=CSE:GOOG_PLA:MCNT&mr:referralID=d756 fbf5-d2e8-11e2-a969-001b2166c2c0



          • #6
            I know what your talking about, my trainer has a few (including an awesome custom one). I can't find the exact style she has, but these are pretty close



            • #7
              The one in the picture is from Dandy Products in Ohio. You have to call them, the jump flags are not listed on the website.



              • #8
                You could buy a piece of heavy fabric and paint a fake stone wall, bricks, or anything you want on it!


                • #9
                  Or make your own?? The blanket thing looks like it would wind up being expensive...

                  I got a couple free doors from a coworker who replaced his interior doors. A little paint, and I now have 2' and 2'6'' panels, with four different designs.

                  Stone wall


                  Blue panel

                  And my lovely red brick!

                  I think I spent about $30...
                  COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                  "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


                  • #10
                    My website has step by step instructions on making your own jumps. Both the lattice and the rolltop were relatively easy and not too expensive. You have to scroll down a bit to get to the build your own jump section.



                    • #11
                      you can get brick vinyl flooring material from lowes as well.

                      I would also agree with make your own. Its really really easy and a sheet of plywood will make two boxes. Also a 6' high privacy fence panel will make a wooden coup and a gate for about $40

                      both my walls, and the gate from the privacy fencing

                      back of privacy fence gate

                      Coup from rest of privacy fence

                      better pic of coup

                      and one of my favorite home mades...my "rustic coup" Cut down some small trees (myself with a hand saw) and screwed into an "A" frame at either end.


                      • #12
                        Brilliant! (Imagine the Guinness commercials here)
                        Originally posted by Jumper_girl221 View Post
                        you can get brick vinyl flooring material from lowes as well.

                        Also a 6' high privacy fence panel will make a wooden coup and a gate for about $40

                        both my walls, and the gate from the privacy fencing

                        back of privacy fence gate

                        Coup from rest of privacy fence

                        better pic of coup
                        "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                        • #13
                          I make jump flags. IM me and I can send you a brochure.


                          • #14
                            Hey Jumper-girl 221, love the horse jumping on his own. He approves if your work!


                            • #15
                              LOL TG! That was my 2 year old by Banderas! I was videoing them running around playing and was like 0.0 when she jumped it! My 6 year old (behind her) was like, um, no and took the X Here's the video It was one of those days that was very much a "TB day" and I wasn't feeling the whole riding thing.

                              Thanks JB Cool. I'm on a limited budget so like putting stuff together when I can


                              • #16
                                The plastic sheets that they sell at party stores are really thin and won't hold up. You'd have to attach some kind of backer to it to use it.

                                I've made some pretty cool flower boxes using dollar store flowers and a 4"x4"x10'. Paint, a drill, and some glue, and you have a cheap but nice looking flower box. I put little legs on my 4x4 to make it higer, but that isn't necessary if you are looking for easy.


                                • #17
                                  Jenners and Jumpergirl, those jumps you both made are really cool! Thanks for posting the great pics of them. I saved them so I have inspiration for the future


                                  • #18
                                    Hey, thanks!! I'm busily making jumps and such for my WB who hasn't even trotted a set of ground poles yet . DH has two more standards and another set of poles to make when he comes back from man camp.
                                    COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                                    "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl