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Plus size riders [message #1518921] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:02 Go to next message
marley  
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Hi All,

I am new Embarassed

I am a bigger rider, i was wondering how many other people on this forum are bigger riders i mean 18+ size?

And also does anyone know about getting riding clothes that are larger for the bigger rider not just bigger sizes that really are not that big Rolls Eyes

I know of fuller fillies but they are UK brand any Aussie people out there supplying the larger rider Smile

Also just happy to have a chat with anyone Very Happy

Thanks

Marley Very Happy

Re: Plus size riders [message #1518961 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  helen0312
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G'day Marley.
yep I'm a biggun.
Welcome aboard.
And clothing.....i think that is yet to catch on to manufacturers.






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Re: Plus size riders [message #1518996 is a reply to message #1518961 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
marley  
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I figured that Confused

How many, plus size rider are there do you think?

I see alot more than there used to be?

Why will someone not cater to the larger rider Sad
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519029 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  RhemyElla  is currently offline RhemyElla  
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Hi Marley! Another larger rider here! *waves* Smile
Can't help with the riding wear - I've gone back to riding in jeans which I hate but I can't find joddies that are half decent Sad
Welcome to the forum Smile
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519032 is a reply to message #1519029 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
marley  
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Thanks RhemyElla Very Happy

Come on bigger riders we are not alone Laughing
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519035 is a reply to message #1519029 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  blossom
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me too (waves). i was lucky enough too buy a second hand jacket, other than that fuller fillies stuff is the way to go
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519043 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello marley Very Happy i'm also a plus sized rider. Unfortunately i only know of fuller fillies too. There are definately alot of bigger riders in australia then there used to be. And even more are competing too so i'm also amazed that there is nothing in our market. I've even been disappointed to realise that even plus sized sports bra's for riding are few and far between Sad


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519053 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 22:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess custom made might be an option Sad but i can't justify the expense just for every day riding wear. I wear the 3/4 leggings from target with my top boots.


Practice, practice never let it rest, make your good better and your better best Smile Ebbirose, mentally destroyed by her childrens movies daily Confused
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519056 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  prossie  
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Have you tried buying mens breeches? They tend to go into bigger sizes.
If not that, I buy the dublin supafit and they do ok. I've also heard kritchie jods are quite generous.
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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519088 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

Im another fuller figure rider Embarassed unfortunately but I have been lucky enough to find some great joddies in the bigger sizes at Lowdens in KIlmore that are a great price, cant think of the name but I managed to get them in both normal and sticky bums Very Happy Very Happy . They are long waisted so everything is tucked in Embarassed Embarassed

The bras are my problem, finding one that keeps them from bouncing all over the place Embarassed Laughing

Cheers

Michelle Very Happy
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519092 is a reply to message #1519056 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  lolly  
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I guess it depends on how many +'s you are over 18?

I am a good 18, and LyndiJ do a great jodphur, and the size 18 dublin also fit (the Harry Highpants ones, not the muffin top hipsters Embarassed )

I also bought a spare pair Prancypants had hanging around - I think she got them from eBay - Gallop brand. Seams are a little thick, but for the price, a great product Smile

[Updated on: Mon, 26 October 2009 23:15]

Re: Plus size riders [message #1519107 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  zilla  
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I was ... around a 20 a couple of years ago. For me I couldn't go past Pikuer. I still wear them despite dropping sizes (odd that the new job turned me off food so much Confused ) and they still look great. Just can't beat the Euro brands for fit and looks. Pricey as hell though, have to mortgage the soul to get them. I found the HL brands were totally useless in regards to fitting when I was a 16 let alone and 18. When I hit 20 I gave up and pulled out the wallet. The Fuller Fillies I've seen seem to be very flattering and very good quality too.
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519110 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm also a good 18 in the bottom Smile will have to check it out!


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519115 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey add me to the list Smile

I'm a larger 16 and I have a pair of Peter Williams. They're the best joddies I've ever had sooo compfy!
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519120 is a reply to message #1519115 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
marley  
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Keep it comming Very Happy

It is great to talk to larger riders like myself Very Happy and to talk about all the problems of hard to fit clothing Sad

I also have trouble finding chaps i have tree trunks for legs Embarassed nothing fits Mad
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519126 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Mon, 26 October 2009 23:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Zilco! The suede ones with the elastic back, they're awesome! They're the ones that I've managed to get that actually fit. Dublin are hopeless and I've given up on gaiters and long boots unless they have a lot of elastic in the backs of them.
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519161 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 00:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Has anyone tried the ariat gaiters? I was curious how full, the tall and full ones are? No one near enough to me stocks them to try on and i'd hate to order them only to have them not fit. I already have a cupboard full of "if i lose some weight they'll fit me" riding wear Sad


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519164 is a reply to message #1519107 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 00:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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zilla wrote on Mon, 26 October 2009 23:22

I was ... around a 20 a couple of years ago. For me I couldn't go past Pikuer. I still wear them despite dropping sizes (odd that the new job turned me off food so much Confused ) and they still look great. Just can't beat the Euro brands for fit and looks. Pricey as hell though, have to mortgage the soul to get them. I found the HL brands were totally useless in regards to fitting when I was a 16 let alone and 18. When I hit 20 I gave up and pulled out the wallet. The Fuller Fillies I've seen seem to be very flattering and very good quality too.

Where can I get a job like that please??!! Surprised Surprised Surprised

Lolly, thanks for the tip regarding the LyndiJ's - it's great to know that they're out there Smile
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519310 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 08:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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check out ebay, there is a shop on there that caters for the fuller figure. If i can locate it I'll let you know.
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519316 is a reply to message #1519310 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  helen0312
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farmpoppy wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 08:26

check out ebay, there is a shop on there that caters for the fuller figure. If i can locate it I'll let you know.



That'd be great Farmpoppy.
Would be nice to find "nice" riding wear for us more voluptuous gals, that the thinner kind wear. Very Happy






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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519322 is a reply to message #1519164 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 08:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Count me in in the big bum club. Rolls Eyes

I tried fuller fillies joddies which were great but they seemed to get shorter every time I washed them. Evil or Very Mad

Have recently bought some Gallop brand jods off ebay from Britain and they're really good. Nice and long too. Only thing is that they're quite thick and will be hot in summer. They go up to a 38" waist and end up being about $50 Aus including postage.

Also bought lovely leather half chaps from the US (I think) on ebay that fit my hoooooge calves (19" Embarassed Rolls Eyes Embarassed ) for something like $40.

Have seen people bigger than me wearing locally bought jods so I might check the shops again. It was about 3 years ago when I looked and even tho they said size 18 or 20, they were more like 16s.

There's an Aussie website that has a plus size range too. Can't remember what it's called, but will have a look and post it later.


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519329 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 08:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  dotty  
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Yeah me too , Im big bum , big boobs , you name it , Im fuller than fuller can be , but only ride in jeans as the jods dont do anything for us , only thing they do is accentuate the wobbily bits

but watching this thread to get an idea as well
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519339 is a reply to message #1519322 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's the link to the joddies from UK.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LADIES-BURGUNDY-CHECK-JODHPURS-JODPHU RS-SIZE-22-38W_W0QQitemZ120484434212QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Sp orting_Goods_Equestrian_Clothing_MJ?hash=item1c0d6e9124

If you go to ebay and type in ladies jodhpurs 38" that'll bring up quite a few. The jods are quite cheap but postage is quite high but cheaper if you buy two pairs.


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519396 is a reply to message #1519164 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 09:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  zilla  
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RhemyElla wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 00:31

zilla wrote on Mon, 26 October 2009 23:22

I was ... around a 20 a couple of years ago. For me I couldn't go past Pikuer. I still wear them despite dropping sizes (odd that the new job turned me off food so much Confused ) and they still look great. Just can't beat the Euro brands for fit and looks. Pricey as hell though, have to mortgage the soul to get them. I found the HL brands were totally useless in regards to fitting when I was a 16 let alone and 18. When I hit 20 I gave up and pulled out the wallet. The Fuller Fillies I've seen seem to be very flattering and very good quality too.

Where can I get a job like that please??!! Surprised Surprised Surprised

Lolly, thanks for the tip regarding the LyndiJ's - it's great to know that they're out there Smile


Weird, this situation is best described as, because I don't work in hospitality. My cousin did and she said all that food made her hate the sight of food. Confused I work in a racing stable ... I think because I come home and can only smell horse, horse poo and sawdust, and too tired to eat much that I stopped eating so much. Confused Problem, temptation abounds in this house, there's always cakes, biscuits and evil desserts. And I love food too. Laughing
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519430 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 09:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Both Peter Williams and Lindi J go to a size 20 now in some of there styles, and I think they are a pretty normal fit. As in I take the same size joddies as I do jeans

Also I think buckskin are still making them to order and they are not all that expensive.

As for chaps, You will not get the Arriets to fit unless you are super tall. Once you get into the wider ones they just start to get stupidly long.

Both Hamag and Harold you should be alright with.


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519431 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 09:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.buckskinjodhpurs.com.au/ Cool


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519443 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 09:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm more than plus sized, particularly on my bottom half, finding show clothes is painful!!! have got some fuller fillies stuff but not quite sure what I'm going to do when they die as it very hard to get them in Australia anymore.


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519470 is a reply to message #1519443 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 10:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was ordering from Equissentials yesterday and noticed that they had a range of jods for the fuller figured ladies.

http://www.equissentials.com.au/Plus_Size_Breeches_Jods_s/15 2.htm

Re: Plus size riders [message #1519635 is a reply to message #1519443 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 11:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  zilla  
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rajjys mum wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 09:52

I'm more than plus sized, particularly on my bottom half, finding show clothes is painful!!! have got some fuller fillies stuff but not quite sure what I'm going to do when they die as it very hard to get them in Australia anymore.


Next time you're Albury way slip into Snaffles in Lavington. They've got the Fuller Fillies and Pikuer there. Also some GG, which I saw went to equivilant to 22 I think. Just bought a pair of GG. Very impressed.
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519712 is a reply to message #1519635 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 12:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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zilla wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 11:37

rajjys mum wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 09:52

I'm more than plus sized, particularly on my bottom half, finding show clothes is painful!!! have got some fuller fillies stuff but not quite sure what I'm going to do when they die as it very hard to get them in Australia anymore.


Next time you're Albury way slip into Snaffles in Lavington. They've got the Fuller Fillies and Pikuer there. Also some GG, which I saw went to equivilant to 22 I think. Just bought a pair of GG. Very impressed.


A friend of mine owns that shop, I think a lot of the stuff she has in there is over priced.


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519799 is a reply to message #1519712 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 12:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Golly the buckskin ones should work out very reasonable then - says no extra for custom sizing Nod
Re: Plus size riders [message #1519810 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Embarassed add me to the list too! the joys of having a baby... i just ride in leggings Laughing


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1519886 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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im only a size 14 but ever since having my son im a F in bra Sad
I have major trouble in finding a bra thats really supportive!! i end up riding in a sports bra and a sports top to all under a baggy t shirt and I still end up bumping around! Ny body know of a SUPER supportive bra??
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Supastef wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 12:48

Golly the buckskin ones should work out very reasonable then - says no extra for custom sizing Nod


Only problem is that if you are over a certain size (like me) you have to get a personal fitting and they are based over 4 hours away


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Re: Plus size riders [message #1520224 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 15:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another plus size rider.

I cant afford to pay huge prices for riding jackets so I get a sports jacket that fits and have it converted into a riding jacket by a local sewing lady she has done 3 for me now and they fit and look like the real thing only 1/2 the price.

Joddies I just swapped a pair of mens beecher's because they were too big but if your after comfy jobs try the Dublin mens beecher's very roomy and comfy.

Or the dublin superfit for ladies. Also very comfy. I'm a size 16 in jeans and the Dublin superfit in size 16 fits well.

Gaiters/chaps.
Jodz chaps in XL fit super well only thing I can buy off the shelf I have odd/big calves. I have got a pair of ariats but they were a real tight fit took the shop assistant and me to get them on but they will stretch and to get them made are a joke in price.

Saddles are my big problems 18" are hard to find second hand and then if you have a short back horse then it looks ridiculous.


I am loosing weigh though but its a slow process.



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Re: Plus size riders [message #1520423 is a reply to message #1518921 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 16:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Big bum rider here.

I don't compete or anything. Ride for pleasure. I ride in a pair of Tuk Tuk pants. There sizes are small, they do go up to a 20. They are pricy too, but the quality is good. Very comfortable to ride in, mine have the boot leg so look good on. There is no way you would get me in a pair of joddies. That is a look I don't want anyone to see.
Re: Plus size riders [message #1520440 is a reply to message #1519712 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rajjys mum wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 12:07

zilla wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 11:37

rajjys mum wrote on Tue, 27 October 2009 09:52

I'm more than plus sized, particularly on my bottom half, finding show clothes is painful!!! have got some fuller fillies stuff but not quite sure what I'm going to do when they die as it very hard to get them in Australia anymore.


Next time you're Albury way slip into Snaffles in Lavington. They've got the Fuller Fillies and Pikuer there. Also some GG, which I saw went to equivilant to 22 I think. Just bought a pair of GG. Very impressed.


A friend of mine owns that shop, I think a lot of the stuff she has in there is over priced.


True that stuff there isn't cheap, but I found the Pikuer (which I have bought a lot of) is the same price if not a bit cheaper than anywhere else I've bought it. So I haven't an issue with the price. And quality ... HL doesn't have anything like it for the bridleware or the clothing.
Re: Plus size riders [message #1520441 is a reply to message #1520224 ] Tue, 27 October 2009 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi!! Add me to the plus size list. Confused

I am ok in a 17.5" saddle as my butt isn't that big but I need size 20 jods cos of my tum. I have bought both my pairs of jods on ebay. One pair are fuller fillies and were $70 and the others are Cotton Creations and were only $25, both from UK but arrived promptly and with no probs. Smile Smile
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Another fatty here! Smile

Im a Fuller Fillies girl Wink


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