From Endurance to Dressage
While I was cooking dinner last dinner, I decided to flip through the newest SmartPak catalog. The first several pages were designed just for me, a closet girly-girl. The graphics were done in soft pastels and the fonts were are all very feminine. I couldn't help but look at the clothing featured.
And I saw these:
SmartPack is now making Piper t-shirts to coordinate with some of their Piper Breeches (new colors!). The shirts also come in black and navy; I ordered the pink and green to go with the two pair of Pipers that I have in those colors. I have two other pairs of Pipers, but no new -t-shirts for them!
The shirts are $10.95 each right now, which is not a sale price. They look like 100% cotton, which I don't usually like to wear as it gets pretty beat up, but at ten bucks apiece, the t-shirts are easily replaced. There were no reviews regarding the sizing, so I will be sure and let you know what I think when they get here (with Barn Saver free shipping, that will take longer than usual).
And in case you're as tempted as I was, SmartPak is also offering 10% off with the promo code SPRING2015 (USEF members also get another 5%).
3/27/2015 11:26:41 am
I love the Piper's styling and fabric, but I don't like the little bit of sag that they seem to have. that didn't stop me from buying four pairs of them however. :0) I wear them every day so the fit isn't that big of an issue. I will definitely share a review of the t-shirts after I've worn them. I hope they wear well as I love the coordinating colors. :0)
3/27/2015 11:27:41 am
I ignored several of those emails, but when I saw the t-shirts ... I caved. And really, a ten dollar t-shirt isn't anything that's going to bust the bank. :0)
3/27/2015 11:29:45 am
As my best friend always says to me, "do you want me to talk you out of it or into it?"
3/26/2015 06:18:52 am
I was eyeing those up as well! Definitely pretty.
3/27/2015 11:30:48 am
If they fit, it's a pretty good deal even if the colors turn out wonky. And with Smartpak's free shipping both ways, I can't lose. :0)
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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