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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!

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.

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 // or // or there is Derby House, can't remember their website.

Good luck with it!

toddlerwrangler · 29/03/2011 20:31

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 :)

Callisto · 29/03/2011 21:13

Ebay. It's fantastic.

Ponks · 29/03/2011 22:36

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

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

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.

piebald · 06/04/2011 10:37 or Robinsons catalogue All have good prices

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.

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!

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 :)

MitchiestInge · 08/04/2011 08:34

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

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!

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).

SteveBM · 07/05/2019 14:10

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

lizzielou80 · 21/05/2019 09:00
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