This week I did the responsible, yet slightly depressing thing by calculating an expected budget for show season. It wasn’t exactly fun… although daydreaming about horse shows was entertaining until the reality of a really big final number sunk in. With that in mind, I’m redoubling my efforts to make some extra cash and rein in my superfluous spending. Of course as soon as I tell myself I can’t have something, that’s all I can think about.
Samshield Miss Shield
I’ve always liked the look of the wide brim helmets, but I could never quite pull the trigger on the GPA First Lady. Now that I know just how well Samshield’s fit my head, I’ll never buy another helmet for shows. They were made for people with my shape head and my Samshield Shadowmatt is so, incredibly comfortable. I’m tried the Equivisor, but meh, it’s just a little bit too big and flimsy for my tastes. But Samshield recently released their own wide brim model, the Miss Shield. And I want it. Bad. The only question that remains is do I want another smooth, plastic shell (like I already have in the Shadowmatt) or the slightly more expensive ‘velvet’ look, premium version. Priced at $500+, I won’t be splurging on this any time soon… but a girl can dream!
SmartPak Piper and Devon-Aire Signature Breeches
This week I saw SmartPak released new colors for the Piper line… including these beautiful cadet blue breeches with light blue accent colors. Drool. I also stumbled across these Devon-Aire Signature breeches, which I’ve heard are extremely similar to Tailored Sportsman… except half the price. Of course I’m dying to try them now and since I had to toss my only tan pair of schooling breeches I need them. Obviously. Isn’t there a saying about how a girl can never have too many breeches? No? Well, there should be.
Brown Equifit D-Teq Jump Boots
I do this to myself every year. I get all excited about show season and tell myself I’m going to show in equitation ALL SEASON! And then I lust after pretty equitation boots… because pretty. I had a pair of Equifit CWD Leather open fronts, but I found I really don’t like the buckles and much prefer the tab closures. Plus I didn’t show in equitation in the two years I had them. So now I’m on to version 2.0, and I found these lovely Equifit D-Teq boots… IN BROWN. So beautiful.