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post #1 of 3 Old 02-07-2011, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Shadbellies?

At the 2009 and 2010 (I'm sure every year, these are just the ones I have attended ) I noticed that the riders who make the finals in the hunter events, wear shadbellies. I really like the look, but do you think it would be worth it for me to spend the money on it? For the small chance that i *might* make it back to the finals? I want to start doing more A shows (which probably won't happen ) and I saw a lot of competitors wear them there.. And in some classics at AQHA shows.

What are your thoughts? I'm open to anything.. I just think they're so nice looking and really make you look polished in the over fence classes!

Also, how are they supposed to fit anyway? Any specific colors, lengths, etc?


Thanks All opinions are greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-09-2011, 11:42 AM
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finals for what? Shadbellies should be reserved for classes where formal dress is requested. Are those classes you're going to be doing? If not, then no. If there's a possibility, well, that's up to you and your pocketbook. :) They're often not cheap! Remember, if you do make it to a finals you don't HAVE to wear one. Formal attire can also be a dark hunt coat and white breeches. And unless you're showing at the top levels or top shows there are plenty of people in classics or stake classes that just wear their normal show clothes. But I agree, I love shadbellies! Are you still growing? An idea is to take the time to find a good deal somewhere so you don't have to pay full price should you get to finals and feel you absolutely need one. That way you'll have one on hand if you need one but haven't spent a ton of money if you don't. If you get a traditional one it should stay in style for a long time.

As far as fit goes... should look like this.
Dover Saddlery | Ladies Grand Prix Hunter Shadbelly .


If you're doing hunters I'd go for navy. Yellow points with dark lining are most traditional but right now fun points and colored linings are very in style!
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finals for what? Shadbellies should be reserved for classes where formal dress is requested. Are those classes you're going to be doing? If not, then no. If there's a possibility, well, that's up to you and your pocketbook. :) They're often not cheap! Remember, if you do make it to a finals you don't HAVE to wear one. Formal attire can also be a dark hunt coat and white breeches. And unless you're showing at the top levels or top shows there are plenty of people in classics or stake classes that just wear their normal show clothes. But I agree, I love shadbellies! Are you still growing? An idea is to take the time to find a good deal somewhere so you don't have to pay full price should you get to finals and feel you absolutely need one. That way you'll have one on hand if you need one but haven't spent a ton of money if you don't. If you get a traditional one it should stay in style for a long time.

As far as fit goes... should look like this.
Dover Saddlery | Ladies Grand Prix Hunter Shadbelly .


If you're doing hunters I'd go for navy. Yellow points with dark lining are most traditional but right now fun points and colored linings are very in style!
Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it(:
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