• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Ovation melton hunt coats?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ovation melton hunt coats?

    Anyone have one? How do they run size wise and how are the sleeves, long/short?

    Are they warm? What's the warmest brand?


  • #2
    I have one... I love it... looks good, very warm. As for sizing, I think it runs just a hair big and my sleeves are wicked long. I don't mind the sleeve length because they don't get in the way!
    Live, Laugh, Love


    • #3
      Ovation Melton Coats

      Originally posted by Elegante E View Post
      Anyone have one? How do they run size wise and how are the sleeves, long/short?

      Are they warm? What's the warmest brand?

      I have one....actually never wore it....lost some weight and its way too big now....I think it would have been very warm tho...seems heavy...


      • #4
        I have one. For the $$ it's quite nice. I found mine on sale for about $115.

        It runs slightly larger and it's toasty warm.
        Equine Ink - My soapbox for equestrian writings & reviews.
        EquestrianHow2 - Operating instructions for your horse.


        • #5
          I have one!! Really nice and warm and the size fit me true to what I usually wear in a coat. A REAL bargain!! And it looks very nice, too.
          Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


          • #6
            I don't know but if anybody needs a mid-weight size 6 frock I need to find a new home for.


            • #7
              The frock coat, can you pm me about it? Price?
              Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.


              • #8
                love mine!

                I love my Ovation melton. It was a gift last year, and it really changed how I felt about my casual (always freezing) hunting. Now I could concentrate on the fun. I bought a new horse, joined the Hunt, and have had a ball this year!
                The sizing is fine for me, and my arms are a touch long for many things, but the sleeves are perfectly correct for me.


                • #9
                  I have an "Ovation" Melton that was sold as a "heavy wt, 20 oz", it is indeed heavy. The label says it was made in Romania. Well, I ordered a second one (to have one w/o colors) and this one was labeled Made in China. It was definitely lighter wt,though probably could still be called a "heavy wt" for more southern climates and the sleeves and length of the back was 1 inch shorter, though they are both the same size. It was enough lighter wt that I sent it back as I need as heavy wt one as they come.

                  So, if it is made in Romania, then it will be a heavier wt one than the new Ovations made in China.


                  • #10
                    I bought one when Tack of the Day had them really cheap. I realized that in my enthusiasm, I had put my buttons and colors on all my black hunt coats and might need a plain one for capping. I haven't used it yet but it seemed warm and fit me well. Seems like they used British sizing rather than American. You can usually find a size chart on line somewhere. The deal on tack of the day was tough to beat.
                    -Painted Wings

                    Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted


                    • #11
                      to what I understand, Ovation changed their vendor to the Chinese one..thus the lighter weight. I have one of the heavier Meltons...went to purchase another a year later and that is when I found the lighter coat..which was not what I needed
                      I love my OTTB! I get my dressage test done faster!


                      • #12
                        I bought one a month ago and got one that had the Romania tag. It is heavy weight. I got it from Horseloverz.


                        • #13
                          Another bump of an old thread as I shop around. Has anyone tried one of these lately? They look to bit a bit pricier than in years past ($189 on HorseLoverZ) but still not outrageous.
                          where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?


                          • #14
                            If you do a google search for the Ovation hunt coats on Google, you can find them cheaper than at HorseLoverz.


                            • #15
                              I have one, mine does a decent job. I will definitely get a nicer one in the future, but it is a good starter or good backup coat. The sizing definitely is European sizing. I have very long arms and they are a touch shorter than I'd like, but definitely workable.

                              FWIW, mine says it was made in India. I'm not sure I'd call it a true heavy weight, though it was sold as being a 20oz weight.


                              • #16
                                The ones with the made in Romania tag are the true heavy wt Melton.

                                If you are a tall, then order the long and this should cover the sleeves being a tich to short.

                                I feel for the price it is a great coat.

                                Yes, eventually you may want to get a nicer coat, one that has a sleeker fit, but still warm.

                                I found one of the Ovation ones for $70 (open box item, it had been returned). It makes a great guest coat or a coat to use if you are capping at another hunt and they prefer for you to NOT wear you colors.


                                • #17
                                  Thought I'd give this a bump as I just got one from Horseman's Outlet in NJ which is one of the heavy one's from Romania.

                                  Crayola Posse: Violet Blue


                                  • #18
                                    I got mine (made in India) for $80, open box returned item from Horseloverz. I love it! It did run large, sleeves long, and incorrect buttons (black fox mask instead of plain). Way cheaper than any other new melton coat I could find, even after getting alterations to fix all those issues. It's warm. I also often wear it to work in lieu of a blazer during the winter, since my office doesn't get much heat!
                                    Snobbington Hunt clique - Whoopee Wagon Fieldmaster
                                    Bostonians, join us at- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Boston_Equestrian
                                    NYC Equestrians- http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/urbanequestrian/


                                    • #19
                                      Get one that fits in the shoulders, sleeves and overall length, then if it needs a bit if nipping in at the tailor, not a huge deal...