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appylover31803 07-13-2008 04:56 PM

I have a pair of the herm sprenger bow balance stirrups.. they're blue in color. Anyways, i'm thinking about showing and I wanted to know if those were acceptable in the show ring, or do i need to have regular stirrups?

upnover 07-13-2008 05:19 PM

they're acceptable.

appylover31803 07-13-2008 05:28 PM

seriously?! Oh wow!

Thanks so much!

upnover 07-13-2008 06:50 PM

well, they are in the hunter, jumper, equitation, or dressage ring!

I see quite a few of them, even at the rated shows. (well, maybe even more at the rated shows!)

appylover31803 07-13-2008 06:58 PM

ok.. Would a walk trot, or walk trot canter class be classified as equtation, or would that just be a flat class?

Hmm.. i think i'll keep my regular stirrups just in case. Rather not place for something i or the horse did, rather than because i had blue stirrups.

upnover 07-13-2008 07:11 PM

Either way they're ok. There are almost no rules about stirrups. :)

Most shows will follow the rules of USEF, even if they aren't directly affiliated. So you can get always double check on their website. Go to under Rules and Governance. Find your discipline and filter through the pages. :)

appylover31803 07-13-2008 07:12 PM

Thanks so much upnover! I really appreciate it!

upnover 07-13-2008 07:14 PM

No problem! I had to double check to see if I could use my hinged HS stirrups (the non bow balance kind) in a dressage show so I actually had to look up that very question! :)

appylover31803 07-13-2008 07:25 PM

oh cool!

I think i'll hang onto my other stirrups just in case.. i rather have the option of changing them the day of the show, rather than wishing i had the old pair.

upnover 07-13-2008 07:27 PM

always good to be prepared! :) good luck at the show!

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