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post #1 of 5 Old 12-19-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pony club and wintec saddles?

I'm still in my search for a new saddle, and am now leaning toward wintec saddles because they are cheaper and seem just as nice. However, I heard that some judges don't allow wintec saddles in shows. I don't plan to be in any professional shows, but just to make sure, does Pony Club allow wintec in their shows?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-19-2011, 05:25 PM
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I've never heard of that occurring, but then I've only showed in local dressage shows. Wintec saddles can be nicer [looking/fitting/quality/etc.] than some of the cheaper leather saddles out there, so I'd be surprised if Pony Club wouldn't allow them.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-20-2011, 08:22 AM
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I can not speak for your area.

My neighbor's daughter does pony club and she uses a Wintec saddle.

I can not see why pony club (or anything else for all that matters) would have a problem with a properly fitted and appropriate Wintec saddle.
I suppose if you buy a blue or pink saddle I can understand the judge marking you down for inappropriate tack.
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I guess it depends on the pony club? I know nothing about them other than the girl I bought Lucky from showed in pony club with him in a wintec saddle.
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I would imagine a wintec might be seen as a fashion faux pas in some of the upper level competitions and disciplines - but Pony club isn't one of them. You should be fine as long as the saddle is in decent shape.

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