Friday, July 18, 2014

FUN Bonnets: A Review....and a Contest!

We are going to take a quick break from our regularly scheduled blog to tell you about the most awesome bonnet I have felt thus far.

The FUN (For Ur' Nag) bonnet.
Success looks like this.
Based out in Canada, this wonderful woman makes custom bonnets at wonderful prices. The double, or thicker of her two bonnets, is what I ordered. Prices start at $25 for one of these styles, and includes two cord colors of your choice!

She also has rhinestones available, and some appliques, can also do crocheted edges, and shipping is always $7.
Isn't it beautiful?
I wanted a bonnet custom made to match my Ogilvy. Grey base, white chord and purple binding. I measured Bacon out to a horse size, and we settled. I was told it would be about six weeks until I would have it because she is so busy busting out bonnets all of the time. And that was perfectly fine. The maker was so easy to work with, very professional, and quick to respond to any messages or questions I had.

When she was finished, I got some photos. It was PERFECT!
Ogilvy and bonnet obsession. It's bad.
And then I had it in my hands. And it was even better. If this is what the double strand bonnet feels like, I wonder how nice the thinner ones are. Everything is put together so nicely. The stitching is nice and taught, the pattern is beautiful, the yarn is not cheap feeling by any means, and the ears blend in nicely. Even the chord is soft and supple. The ear fabric is nice and stretchy and breathable and conforms to Bacon's ear well.
So soft and beautiful!
I busted the bad boy out for our second ever event derby, and I am pretty sure we were the envy of many riders. I showed a few people, and they loved it as well. It was so nice and lightweight, and Bacon made no fuss whatsoever about it. She had no sweat marks either, which was a first for the whole weekend. I can only say positive things in this review. And now I can't wait to have another one!
Batman bonnet? I think yes!
And that leaves you lucky folks a chance to win a black "double" bonnet with two chord colors of your choice in a horse or cob size! Awesome right?!
You could have a sexy looking bonneted horse too!
Please take some time to browse through their Facebook page here, and take a look at the website too! One comment on what colors you would love a bonnet in, or a favorite on their facebook equals one entry! Share this contest on your page and tell me about it for another entry!

Contest ends next Friday at 8PM Mountain Time. Remember, she is pretty booked because of her mad skills, so it may take eight weeks or more for your finished bonnet. But believe me, it is worth it!
This is all you get from derby day as far as pics. Today.
Good Luck!


30 comments:

  1. I would love one in black and hot pink!! I'll be sharing on my blog soon, I'll add a link when I do.

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    1. I'm pretty sure the Mollie Wog would rock a black and hot pink bonnet!

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  2. The batman one is really pretty cute

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  3. I love them! All of you eventers/jumpers are making me crazy with all of the awesome bonnets you guys find! I want them all! These look incredible and very high quality. I can't believe the price!

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    1. Oh come on dressage lady! You know you need another "beanie", us jumping people will gladly suck you into our weird obsessions!

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  4. Oooh lalala. I'm so ordering one of these when I pay off my saddle. I just started riding English, after all..I have to be legit ;) I'm really tempted to buy a batman one...hmm.

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  5. Wah! Bonnet contest! Black with gold and pink I think. All the colors!

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    1. http://redheadlins.blogspot.com/2014/07/did-someone-say-bonnet.html here is my blog share...also love the square shaped bonnets!

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  6. Wait. Do we comment here or on Facebook?

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    1. Comment on here oh sprinkly one!

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    2. Ok. I would do... um... black bonnet with blue and white.

      And a cookie monster applique!! :-)

      I'll be sharing this contest.

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  7. Do we have to comment on here or Facebook? I could use a new bonnet for my red ridding hood costume.

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  8. I think I'd want a navy one with yellow piping/edging! Super cute! :) I'll share and comment back shortly.

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    1. Shared here :) https://wordpress.com/post/51471933/2325/

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  9. Ooh, definitely need white and purple cording on black for cross country colors. Sexy!

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  10. I think one with grey and lime green piping would be cool! I'll share on my blog as well (soon)

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  11. I would love one in navy blue with pink pipping!

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  12. Bah so many color choices. I'd love black with purple and silver/Greg cords. Or burgundy with black and white cords and some going if I was going nuts. Will add blog post when I finally get a post up :) awesome contest!

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  13. I'd love a square front black one with royal and silver piping. Love all the bonnets!

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  14. Oh man, I've definitely been looking for a bonnet for Topaki, too. I would love a hunter green one with ecru (light silver/grey) and navy piping ... to match the barn colors. :)

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    1. Shared on the blog, too :) http://ottbincali.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/lunging-on-my-own/

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  15. Lovely review! I've been meaning to order a new bonnet but can't choose who to order it through with so many talented bonnet makers out there! I would definitely dig a hunter/forest green, purple/burgundy and gold bonnet. We have an odd colour combo but I swear it does look good!

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  16. These look gorgeous! Bonnets are all the craze lately it seems. I'd want to match my blue Ogilvy, so Navy and light blue for me!

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  17. Would love a bonnet with grey and navy. Thanks for the review! Off to her FB now.

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  18. Ooooo. I've been looking for a bonnet for a big-eared horse and I think custom is the only way to go for him. I'd do navy with grey and light blue cords. I shall share on my own blog momentarily.

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    1. Here it is! http://ridingrainbow.blogspot.com/2014/07/shoulder-in-i-barely-know-er.html

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  19. Wow that looks so much nicer than my ear bonnet, Must Have New Stuffz!! I would love a royal blue and black bonnet, already a fan on her FB!

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  20. I LOVE BONNETS. Which is kind of sad, considering I own and show a Hunter... and bonnets are not appropriate there. Sad panda

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