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    05-17-2009, 11:46 PM
your dressage kit...$$$$....

Just wondering how much you spent on your dressage gear? I was watching TV the other day & a man was talking about all of his dressage gear etc, what he was wearing...breaches, boots, gaiters, jacket, tie etc & his saddle & double bridle. He said that all up he spent around $20,000. That wasn't even including his horse, or it's up keep....I was like holy molly that's alot! Is it really in the dressage world?? I bet my parents are glad im into bumming around the paddock hehe
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    05-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Thats a bit excessive. Must all be brand name.
    05-18-2009, 12:31 AM
Or quality tack. If you're going to do something for a living you're not going to buy something because it's cheap, you're going to buy it because it works well, fits and lasts a long time.
    05-18-2009, 06:05 AM
Yeah although it still seams like a lot!
    05-18-2009, 08:09 AM
I think it would be quite possible to get some fantastic quality tack and everything else for at least half of that... maybe less.

Just because he spent that much on his tack definitely doesn't mean that it can be prohibitively expensive for anyone. My pony and I school 2nd in a snaffle bridle and a Wintec AP.

It's a similar deal with some Western riders. Some of those big fancy tooled saddles and bridles with silver conchos and all cost a fortune... but it's also possible to get a nice Western saddle for a fair price.

As anebel commented, if you're doing it professionally, you need the professional equipment.
    05-18-2009, 08:16 AM
I can understand that good quality tack costs alot, and factored that in before responding. I can understand spending 8 to 10 grand on quality tack. But that leaves 10 or 12 grand spent on what?? Clothing??

Unless of course this figure is what he has spent over many years, and it is also very likely that he has multiple items of tack and clothing. If this is the case then I can see it reaching this point. Its just shocking to bundle it together as one figure!!
I don't want to know how much I have spent, and Im a budget rider...
    08-14-2009, 02:50 AM
That sounds a little excessive. I think that money should go into good quality saddle, not a brand name. I have a 3k frank baines dressage saddle and it has either a 10 or 15 year warranty (sorry I can't remember) and is absolutely wonderful, worth every penny. I saved up for quite a while to buy it. I don't think anybody really needs to spend more than 4k on a saddle unless they're doing some really serious competition.
    08-14-2009, 03:03 AM
$20,000 doest seem too excessive if your a professional. Those doing it for a living really do need to spend that much sometimes, but for an everyday lower level competitor it would be a bit too much I'd think :) I'd say for a serious competitor (but not a professional) you could get away with half of that, and for just regular competitors (and learners like me!) you could easily get away with a whole dressage outfit for under $3,000 :) Especially if you can find a decent second hand saddle!
    08-14-2009, 03:23 AM
My friend who I help at shows only spent $5500 on all of her show gear. She is actually pretty good at dressage and has qualified for Young Rider before. I think sometimes you pay for brand name. Round where I live, you can get a local saddle-maker to make you a custom saddle for about $1000 to $3000 dollars.
The rest of her gear, (jods, boots, bridles etc) are just every-day brand name stuff like Collegiate, Saxon and Dublin stuff.
    08-14-2009, 07:21 AM
Depends on how many horses he has on if that is excessive or not ae :P
My dressage gear is all pretty cheap stuff hold on ill figure it out lol.
Bridle - 180
Bit - 110
2nd hand saddle - 1500
Saddle blanket - 100
1/2 pad - 100
Boots & gaters - 500
Jacket - 500
Shirt - 100
Tie -30
Joddies - 300
Belt - 40
Helmet - 200
Gloves -150
So for me I only ride at area level it cost aroundd
3800 had I bought my saddle brand new that would have been another 10k on top of that so I can fully understand 20k for a proffesional.

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