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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me.

Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap!

Happy, health, sound
Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase.

Continue lessons with Beth and Babette
This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

A REAL Dressage Coat

I have two riding coats.....an ancient black hunt coat and an "Ebay find" gray hunt coat. I have always wanted a "real" dressage coat, but just cannot afford it right now. Plus, having a perfectly suitable black jacket makes me wonder why I need a new one.

But I want a REAL one, with the silver buttons and the flap in the back. LOL!

I have been scouring Ebay, to no avail. Plus it is SO hard to find a coat on Ebay and not be able to try it on.

So I found this great UK shop that carries PIKEUR coats so cheap, like half price!!!!!! www.amirashop.co.uk And they are totally reputable! I emailed for more info on sizing, since it is all German and I have no idea what a size "36" means. LOL! Here is what I got back. Looks like I am a size 38 and want a Diana. :D We shall see......I am all about spending money lately, huh???

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for your e-mail, the Pikeur jackets are measured by chest circumference.

A German 34 has an approximate chest measurement of 32"

A German 36 has an approximate chest measurement of 33"

A German 38 has an approximate chest measurement of 34.6"

A German 40 has an approximate chest measurement of 36.2"

A German 42 has an approximate chest measurement of 37.8"

A German 44 has an approximate chest measurement of 40"


The Diana is a longer traditional style jacket

The Epsom is a slightly shorter "fashionable" style jacket

The Skarlett is a very short jacket - sitting by top of hips

The Ascona is similar fit to the Epsom with a slightly less fitted shape

The Ghia is same style as the Epsom but made with the new soft-shell fabric designed for all year (weather) competitions.


Please let me know if you need further advice.

Comments

  1. that is too much work for me! I had a pikuer coat that we all decided was cursed so my trainer has had it for like 5 years now and it is her show coat (it is lucky for her). I have not one, but two Devon-Aire Dressage coats (different sizes). I got both of them on sale at different times for $90 from Dover and let me just tell you I love them. They have the rigth cut, shinny buttons and fun lining (one is silver and the other is periwinkle). I think bettween my coat and the pikure though there is no contest. If you don't feel like going across the ocean to get a coat keep your eyes open to see if my coat is on sale. It might not be a pikeur, but it is good enough for me. If you do fork over the big bucks make sure you pikeur has a cool collar and cool lining...that is what sets them apart!

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  2. Hey.
    I just bought a Pikeur Doreen Dressage jacket. I got the size 38 so you definately would be ok with the 36. I had bought the 36 first and tried it on about 115 times at home, and it fit but it was just a wee bit snug. The 38 is a wee bit too loose, but it will be better then the one I had (think tent)
    and I looooove the silver buttons too. I got it at Ricks when they had the 25% sale so I did not spend a fortune......
    Just my 2 cents....! H.

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  3. Goodness child. How much does one of theses little numbers cost?? Have you checked Dover? We have a new one here in RI. I won a gift certificate and went to see what I could see yesterday came home with a pair of LIME GREEN bells to go with our NEON Pink ones. YAHOO, bubba will be styling in KY for sure.

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  4. Hi I hope that you ordered your Pikeur but I bought mine from the same company and order it in the beginning of May and it did not show up until the end of August after I threatened the company, but I love my Pikeur. I hope you have better luck.

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