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    Would you insure with these exclusions? (also posted Tack Room)

    Hi, I am in two minds about whether I continue to insure my mare or just put some money aside to cover vets bills instead. Would welcome any thoughts! My mare was investigated for back soreness and has slight lumbar impingement at L2/L3 (loin area). She has had a corticosteroid injection and is...
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    Would you insure with these exclusions?

    Hi, I am in two minds about whether I continue to insure my mare or just put some money aside to cover vets bills instead. Would welcome any thoughts! My mare was investigated for back soreness and has slight lumbar impingement at L2/L3 (loin area). She has had a corticosteroid injection and is...
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    BS riders -can I match blue jacket with brown hat/boots?

    Hi all, not a desperately high brow thread admittedly, but just wondering what a brown hat and brown boots would look like with a blue jacket? I am in the market for a soft shell SJ jacket and also a new hat. I like the look of the JTE sprint ultra leather hat but it only comes in black or...
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    BE rules re coloured saddle pads

    I would always do dressage with a white saddle pad but are there any BE rules re coloured saddle pads for SJ? Am thinking of investing in an Ecogold sweat wicking saddle pad but at £100+ I thought I should check before choosing a navy blue one for SJ and XC. Can't see anything in the BE...
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    Ideal Suzannah/Ideal Roella dressage saddles (also posted in CR)

    Hi, Frustratingly I am still awaiting my new Ideal Suzannah dressage saddle (ordered in January) and am starting to give up hope. The saddler I ordered it through has been chasing Ideal but sadly their customer service is non-existent. She is starting to wonder whether it will ever get made...
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    Ideal Suzannah / Ideal Roella dressage saddles

    Hi, Frustratingly I am still awaiting my new Ideal Suzannah dressage saddle (ordered in January) and am starting to give up hope. The saddler I ordered it through has been chasing Ideal but sadly their customer service is non-existent. She is starting to wonder whether it will ever get made...
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    Aston Le Walls BE Novice

    Don't suppose anyone went to ALW today to walk the novice course and can tell me what it's like, or even better have photos? Many thanks :)
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    still waiting for new Ideal saddle

    I have been looking forward to having my new Ideal Suzannah dressage saddle, having ordered it in late January. I was quoted an 8-10 week turnaround but it has been 13 weeks now. The saddler I ordered it through is chasing Ideal, as I am. I really hope it won't take much longer. Just...
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    powering electrical equipment in horse box

    Hi, I have just bought my first 7.5T horse box and am on a really steep learning curve it seems! some advice would be much appreciated please. The box came with a small TV and separate DVD and I would like to be able to use these without necessarily having hook up. The box has hook up and if...
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    Good first BE novice in SE

    My mare has been competing at BE100 but after Hambleden this month she is stepping up to Novice at ALW in May. Have been looking at the BE calendar wondering where to go after that. She is better not competing too often so I am quite choosy. Quite a few options in the SE including BCA, West...
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    What is a sensible payload for a 7.5T horsebox?

    Hi, I am currently horse-box shopping and looking for a 7.5T with good living. I have quickly learnt to ask the unladen weight before trekking across the country to view and discovered that some horse-boxes are very heavy indeed. I will never need to take 3 horses and appreciate that only...
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    BS class heights

    Hi, Can someone confirm the max BS class heights please? I know the starting point for adult classes (BN 90 cm, Disco 1m, NC 1.10m, Fox 1.20m) but when the class is run as single phase or two phase, what height can the fences go up to in the jump off phase of the round? Is it up to 10cm...
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    Horsebox inspection - request pls for recommendations for mechanic in Cheshire

    Hi everyone, I am after recommendations please for a mechanic/company to do a horsebox inspection for me in Cheshire. I am going to view an older 7.5T horsebox soon (F reg Mercedes 814D) and if I like it, I will want to have it inspected before purchase, as I would with any horsebox. I'm not...
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    Anky Softshell Breeches

    Seeing as I am venturing into the world of show jumping I am going to invest in a pair of white breeches :eek: have seen the Anky softshell ones at a really good price online. Does anyone have them, what are they like and would you recommend them please? I have Toggi softshell breeches and...
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    Frustrated eventer taking out BS membership! Can existing BS member help please

    Hi, I am thinking that I fancy taking out a 6 month BS membership as my mare seems to love show jumping on a surface, we are lucky to have a few venues not too far away and so far the BE season is a bit of a washout! Just been looking at the membership forms and I have to give top 3...
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    Somerley Park likely to run next week?

    Not a desperately original post, sadly, but how wet does Somerley get? Hoping for a PN run on the Wednesday but quickly losing faith in the Great British weather. The forecast is for some rain pretty much everyday between now and then :( What are the chances? Thanks
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    Hanoverian breeding - crossing C and R lines

    Hi, I have a hanoverian mare by Compliment (Calypso II/Cor de la Bryere) and would like to breed from her one day. She is the spitting image of her sire. I love researching possible husbands for her and have read a lot about the R line. I particularly like the look of Rascalino. What attracts...
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    Horses who go better in a double bridle

    Just wondering how common this is. I am having some help from my dressage instructor, who rides to GP level, with schooling my temperamental warmblood mare. She is working at elementary level and towards medium at home and has the ability to go on (even though I may not have!) However...
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    Toggi winter (waterproof) breeches

    A timely recommendation for waterproof breeches :-) A friend of mine has Pikeur waterproof breeches and swears by them. My budget didn't quite stretch that far but I was pleased to find that Toggi did something similar at less than half the price and I ordered them online. Well they arrived...
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    Cross Country silks

    Are there any companies, other than Treehouse, where you can design a cross country silk (a good quality silk one, not a cheap Lycra one)? I have nothing against Treehouse; indeed I've had a couple of silks from them, it's just that they are quite pricey and the striped design I am thinking of...
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    International Event Forum at Hartpury - worth going?

    Just seen that this will be 4 February at Hartpury College and am thinking of going. Not been before, will need to take a day off work and it's £45 a ticket. Happy to pay that if it's a good day. Can I ask for reviews please! Thanks :)
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    Where to advertise 6.5T horsebox? Horsequest?

    I am advertising my 6.5T Mercedes horse box for sale. I already have it on Horsedeals and NFED (a local South East website) and was thinking about Horsequest as well. However Horsequest is relatively expensive compared to the others and given that I'm only looking for circa 5.5K, I can't decide...
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    To go or not to go drag hunting?

    I have always said that whilst my mare would undoubtedly love drag hunting, I wouldn't take her as she is quite sharp and it might blow her mind. We have struggled in the past with our eventing dressage as she knows of the excitement to come xc and gets quite hot. That has improved immensely...
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    Andreas Ostholt at Blenheim

    Both of his horses (Francos Jeas and So Is Et) fell at the Dew Pond in the CCI*** on Saturday at Blenheim. I saw Franco Jeas' fall and it looked a nasty moment. Horse was winded and initially looked in distress and very lame. The vet attended and they loaded horse to be taken off for...
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    Wellington - any insider info?

    Is anyone in the know about what the BE100 course may be like at Wellington, or indeed the ground? As it's a repolacement for Highclere, the consensus seems to be that it may be a decent test.
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    Toggi Jodhpurs

    OK this is possibly a bit sad :o but .... I like the cream Toggi jodhpurs that Pippa Funnell competes in with the Toggi logo/name down the side of the thigh. Does anyone know which style these are as when I look at them online they are generally described as having the logo on the waistband but...
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    Luhmuhlen - FEI live stream

    I am trying to watch the live stream on FEI TV - there is no sound! I get sound for 10 - 15 seconds and then it goes again. Same happened yesterday with the cross country. Is anyone else having the same problem?
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    Your favourite BE venues in the South

    Hi everyone, This season is my first BE affiliated so I am often eventing at venues for the first time. My favourite so far is Hambleden (despite the awful weather at the time!) which was fab and I bet is even more beautiful in the sunshine. It had a really nice atmosphere, felt very grown-up...
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    Shires Huntingdon tweed jacket - purple check

    Hi everyone, I am planning to buy a Shires Huntingdon tweed jacket but can't decide on which colour to go for. From looking online I quite fancy the purple check but haven't seen it in the flesh. Does anyone have one or has seen one and can tell me what they think please? I am keen to have...
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