Haha did I get your attention? Just thought it a funny title. When I purchased my xc vest I was not really aware of Beta tests and approval. I just saw a lot of people wore Tipperary vests and they had fun colors. Hey what can I say hunters don't wear vests and until 3 years ago I knew nothing of eventing. So I learned any way I could and with apparel I learned mostly by observation. Well I am now a wee bit wiser and you better believe when it comes to my kids safety I will do my research. So I have been on a hunt for a beta 3 approved xc vest. Beta 3 is the highest and only level approved for cross country jumping. Any other number whether 1-2 or 4-7 do not meet the current qualifications. Have you tried to find an approved vest? How about one under $350? Its not easy. But I did find Harry Hall Body Protector. They are level 3 approved and only $112 us dollars and that is with shipping.
But not being all that popular in the States I don't have any first hand experiences to go off of. I am pretty decided that I am going this route. I just wondered if any of you have first hand experience with these? I just need to measure my daughter and get it ordered. Hopefully the hubs can find a way to be OK with yet another equestrian related purchase. But it is hard to argue when its your daughters safety we are talking about. I am also on the look out for a saddle for my daughter. Does anyone have or know of something that would fit a wide pony? I am wanting to stay in the $200-300 range.