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post #1 of 15 Old 02-04-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Colorful pads in English classes

When did they become popular?? I must of missed this fun train because when I was showing unless I was jumping I had a simple white fleece pad. Someone I am going to a show with has this really colorful coral pad she does flat classes in.

I think I am to chicken because I just ordered another white fleece pad lol

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-04-2010, 08:41 PM
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Yeah, when I was doing Flat Shows *gag* white was the only acceptable color. Whether they were fitted or square - white was only permitted.

The only time we were allowed to go with colors, was when I was Eventing, or in the Show Jumping Ring.

I am no longer involved with Flat Shows - so I haven't seen colored pads in the show ring.

I see colored pads all the time though at my barn for lessons and schooling - but since it is primariy a Hunter/Jumper barn that is very involved with the LMHJA circuit, when they show, they are only in white.

Myself, since I am an Eventer - I'm all about colors.

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When did they become popular?? I must of missed this fun train because when I was showing unless I was jumping I had a simple white fleece pad. Someone I am going to a show with has this really colorful coral pad she does flat classes in.

I think I am to chicken because I just ordered another white fleece pad lol
Unless you're a pro representing a product or going into a jumper class in an unrecognized show I wouldn't venture into the colorful pads. Keep them for trail rides or schooling.
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Why not doing Jumpers in a recognized show? I see it all the time - there's nothing wrong with having a colored pad in the Jumper Ring - recognized or not.

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Its fine in the jumper ring...but never in the hunter ring or the equitation ring. Its points off and unattractive. Save them for when you're schooling at home. That's what I do(:
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post #6 of 15 Old 02-04-2010, 09:52 PM
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I have never heard of colorful pads being ok in flat classes !

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Hmm... I haven't seen any of that around here. We always used write without question... Which is why I love my competitive trail. Colors are welcome.
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My daughter has a really fun pad (fuchsia w/ the green 4H emblem on the side)I think that would be a fun pad for her 4H fun show, but for the Round Up show we are sticking to the white pad. I don't really go to alot of rated shows but there are few in my area and I have never seen anything else but white.

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I think colourful pads are fine here as long as there a solid colour.

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post #10 of 15 Old 02-05-2010, 12:36 AM
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I see a lot of colored pads in the jumper ring, not so many (or any) in the hunter/eq ring. The kids at our barn love schooling in the brightest craziest colored pads they can find....
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