If you’ve spent some time in the show ring, chances are you’ve accumulated a few ribbons. And if you’re anything like me, you want to stare at your hard-earned satin all day long. The problem is figuring out a way to display them so they’re visible, pretty, yet (somewhat) contained. I’ve done quite a few ribbon display projects over the years, including a shadowbox, basketball display case and large glass jars. But this horse show ribbon display hanger is by far my favorite project to date.
Horses are expensive. Whether you own, lease, or ride once a month, the equestrian sport takes a lot of financial resources. For working adult amateurs, this can be quite the challenge to overcome, and it’s one of the most common problems we all face: what do you spend your money on?
Many of you are familiar with my Etsy store, The Printable Pony. I announced its grand opening right here on the blog, and several of you were my very first customers! Since then, I’ve been working on adding new products (although, very slowly), and I’m proud to announce a brand new category of products that we now offer: equestrian graphic art prints!
The only thing I like more than winning ribbons is displaying them. While winning isn’t everything to me, I’m proud every time I earn a rosette of any color and I proudly show off my spoils of war wherever and whenever possible. But after you’ve shown for a few seasons, the satin starts to pile up. So what do you do with all of those shiny, lovely ribbons?
All equestrians love custom items, from helmets to saddle pads and everything in between. Adding monograms and touches of bling, picking colors of show coat lapels and saddle pads are all really fun and make for a cool, personal look for both horse and rider. What equestrians don’t love about custom options is the price tag. For those of you that are a little crafty and a little handy, The Printable Pony is working to make your ability to own custom items easier than ever.