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Where do you buy your riding kit from?
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LauraNorder · 29/03/2011 16:57

Have you got a good website you can recommend as from next Tues LauraNorder is going back in the saddle!! Shock

I have the kit from a few years ago but I think it will be just a bit too snug for me now. Also my hat, although hardly used is a few years old so should be replaced non?

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Butkin · 29/03/2011 17:26

Depends on what you plan to do Laura. Are you just hacking/schooling or are you going to get competitive!

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LauraNorder · 29/03/2011 17:28

No just hacking and lessons for the moment.

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CMOTdibbler · 29/03/2011 17:30

You need to go somewhere and have a hat fitted - the styles vary hugely in the way they fit. And your old hat should be replaced.

In my area Countrywide are great for cheap stuff thats actually quite good quality.

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LauraNorder · 29/03/2011 17:33

Have just found a Countrywide not too far away thanks.

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Croxlea · 29/03/2011 17:34

You can //www.equestrianclearance.com or //www.rideaway.co.uk or there is Derby House, can't remember their website.

Good luck with it!

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toddlerwrangler · 29/03/2011 20:31

www.furfeathermeds.com/index.php?page=subcat&catid=4

The lady that runs this company is lovely and really helpful, so well worth a look and send the a query through saying what you are after :)

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Callisto · 29/03/2011 21:13

Ebay. It's fantastic.

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Ponks · 29/03/2011 22:36

//www.rideaway.co.uk is brilliant, things arrive very quickly and have always had good customer service from them. And lovely catalogue to drool over. Grin

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CluckyKate · 30/03/2011 15:49

Derby House or Ride Away are usually pretty good.

I tend to do an annual shopping binge at Badminton and am writing a list for this year's spree in 3 weeks time Grin

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Saggyoldclothcatpuss · 05/04/2011 15:24

If you are nearish to Colchester, there is an equestrian boot sale at Wix equestrian centre on Friday night. You should have a new hat. Standards change. You may find the one you have isn't up to standard for a riding school.

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piebald · 06/04/2011 10:37

www.equiwear.co.uk www.equestrianclearance.com or Robinsons catalogue All have good prices

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MitchiestInge · 07/04/2011 09:46

I love my local shop, they always give me free carrots! the only things I get online are the Horseware Ireland rugs and cortaflex.

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Butkin · 07/04/2011 16:23

I'd suggest getting a hat fitted at your local saddler. Otherwise we get most of our stuff on line these days. We always buy Horseware Ireland rugs and usually find Equestrian Clearance - via Ebay - to be the best prices.

Clothes wise we tend to buy from specialist stores such as Mrs Candy but that is because we're a competitive family.

P.S. Mitchy - just been told by our new producer that we may be at Topthorn next week if you're there!

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MitchiestInge · 07/04/2011 19:28

Am almost always there - drive past every day anyway! Are you at Suffolk show ground this weekend? Am there in 'helpful' capacity :)

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MitchiestInge · 08/04/2011 08:34

there are bspa qualifiers at next spring showing show there, 16th, I need to organise my life

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Butkin · 08/04/2011 10:29

Only dropped pony off with new producer at Towerlands last week so think Ipswich comes too quick - they want to start him at Topthorn on 16th in Equifest FR qualifer after they have had a chance to give DD a lesson on him.

We had intended to go NSPS show tomorrow anyway but DD needs to walk X country course before first part of a Tetrathlon on Sunday and then we want to watch the Grand National on tele!

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SaggyHairyArse · 10/04/2011 11:02

If anyone is in the West Country, Murphys at Congresbury are brill. They have a sale and second hand room out the back which is great for picking up stuff for kids that they grow out of quickly.

I got 2nd hand boots (£6.50), jodhpurs and a coat in the sale for £28 (inc the boots).

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SteveBM · 07/05/2019 14:10

An excellent online store that I use is:
www.corkfarmequestrian.co.uk
The lady that runs it (Amy) is really helpful if you have any questions.

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lizzielou80 · 21/05/2019 09:00

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