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post #1 of 33 Old 07-26-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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What do you do with your ribbons?

I have hundreds of show ribbons and no clue what to do with them. I've stopped picking them up at shows because half the time I end up throwing them out. I've heard of people making them into things, and I'm thinking I might try making a few into belts... I know you can donate them to therapeutic riding places etc. but all of mine have barn names on them so I don't think they'd take them. Any other ideas? I don't like cluttering up my walls with them but I feel horrible just chucking them!

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post #2 of 33 Old 07-26-2012, 09:26 PM
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A lot of people make them into beautiful quilts!


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post #3 of 33 Old 07-26-2012, 09:46 PM
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I feel it is beyond rude to the show producers, the barn and anyone else involved with the show to not pick up your ribbons.
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post #4 of 33 Old 07-26-2012, 09:49 PM
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It isnt Taffy, if you politely mention to them that you don't feel you need the ribbons, just say thank you, and they gladly keep them to use at other shows - it saves them money! All the times I've seen this done there is no nastyness.. they are thankful!
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Don't they hand them to you in the ring and you refuse?
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post #6 of 33 Old 07-26-2012, 09:53 PM
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I have 2 pillows, and a quilt made out of alot and then the rest are unceremoniously (def spelled that wrong) shoved into a box in my mothers cabinet....the only thing I pick up now is buckles and trophys haha and those are at the end of season banquets

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I myself wouldnt refuse and yes they do hand them out in the ring but you jut say "Thank you, but would you mind if I let you keep it because im running out of room (without sounding like a snob)" they usually say that's lright and thank you - like I said less ribbons neded = more $$ for the clubs/show's savings.
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I myself wouldnt refuse and yes they do hand them out in the ring but you jut say "Thank you, but would you mind if I let you keep it because im running out of room (without sounding like a snob)" they usually say that's lright and thank you - like I said less ribbons neded = more $$ for the clubs/show's savings.

My mistake! Sorry Op I guess it is common practice.
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post #9 of 33 Old 07-26-2012, 09:57 PM
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Most of the shows I show in you have to go get your ribbon from the announcers stand. They don't hand out ribbons in the arena for barrel races.. I also agree that it saves money for the people putting on the show..

A really neat idea that I'm thinking about doing is making a wreath out of my smaller ribbons.. I have a ton that I've collected throughout the years and they are just sitting in a box..It's a cute idea.. I love the quilt idea too though.




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I will never refuse a ribbon - maybe because I have never shown - always been the strapper... but this is just what I have seen people do. Any other peoples ideas? I love the buckles Roperchick - never seen them here though lol
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