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  1. Belle Plaine is south of Wichita, John Staples is...

    Belle Plaine is south of Wichita, John Staples is based at Windermere Stables in Kechi, just north of the city - about 3/4 of an hour away from Belle Plaine. He's an ICP Level III Instructor. I'm...
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    Having watched more than my fair share of events,...

    Having watched more than my fair share of events, if the organizers are running stadium before cross-country, it's because they want to make sure that anyone going XC will be safe. In practice this...
  3. Beowulf, If you're any where near the Canadian...

    Beowulf,
    If you're any where near the Canadian border there's an active eventing scene both recognized & unrecognized in Quebec. It's been a few years since Mrs. KS rode there but they're a very...
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    Might also try Craigslist for Ocala, apparently...

    Might also try Craigslist for Ocala, apparently there's currently no less than 1124 apartments or houses for rent.
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    The standards are for vests that have specific...

    The standards are for vests that have specific impact & penetration resistance, neither of which an air vest has (at least if it has not deployed). The current USEF Eventing rules state you can...
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    Might want to check Canadian listings. It will...

    Might want to check Canadian listings. It will soon be Fall and therefore the market price often drops as people don't want to pay for Winter board.
    BTW you might want to add your location, it will...
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    From another thread on this board, I believe BETA...

    From another thread on this board, I believe BETA is a "by subscription" standard i.e. you can produce a vest that meets or exceeds their requirements but unless you pay a fee on each one you can't...
  8. The British owner of Kanteq (she wouldn't like to...

    The British owner of Kanteq (she wouldn't like to be called English coming from Northern Ireland) has been at all the recent USEA Annual Meetings and will help with choices & fitting. The vest was...
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    There are a lot of USEA rated instructors...

    There are a lot of USEA rated instructors permanently in Central Florida (and a lot more who come down for the Winter) any of whom are more than capable of providing the instruction you're looking...
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    Try contacting Cynthia Wiseman at Stone Ridge...

    Try contacting Cynthia Wiseman at Stone Ridge Eventing in Springfield, MO. Cynthia is a USEA Certified Instructor and knows just about everyone in the Ozarks area. Welcome to Area 35!
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    For a lot of the Areas, participation at the...

    For a lot of the Areas, participation at the higher level is difficult as they have so few Intermediate and even fewer (think none for some) Advanced competitions. Would guess it's the same for...
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    My wife's mare's Jockey Club name was "Phaltless...

    My wife's mare's Jockey Club name was "Phaltless Forbes" - her mother was "Asphalt" from a Bold Forbes line.
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    From experience in Area IV before & after the...

    From experience in Area IV before & after the AECs were at Wayne, the effect is less if they are within your Area than outside it. If they're in the same one, they tend to get treated by the local...
  14. Karis, Please check your PMs.

    Karis,
    Please check your PMs.
  15. Not sure there are barns as such, think they have...

    Not sure there are barns as such, think they have Riding Clubs that effectively provide the horses, tuition etc. I know an active rider in Germany, I can ask her.
  16. One of the best bank complexes I've ever seen was...

    One of the best bank complexes I've ever seen was at Woodlands in Oklahoma. It was in a hexagonal shape where each face was a different height. On the top was a narrow log jump slightly offset so...
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    mscapen, Yes! His forward ears were what i...

    mscapen,
    Yes! His forward ears were what i noticed too! None of the other horses looked so eager.
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    Don't forget you have to prepare the bottom of...

    Don't forget you have to prepare the bottom of the water in a very similar way to a dressage ring or you'll have footing problems and possible accidents. I would second the advice to get a...
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    Perhaps with the Mods' permission, we could...

    Perhaps with the Mods' permission, we could continue this thread with any good deeds from strangers - a suitable tribute.
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    I first met Seema when she was volunteering at...

    I first met Seema when she was volunteering at the AECs in Area IV and she was one of the first familiar faces we met when we moved to Area III where she was helping Flight Check run Rocking Horse...
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    MKV, Wichita falls is just south of the Oklahoma...

    MKV,
    Wichita falls is just south of the Oklahoma border (Lawton/Fort Sill being the nearest large town) and the Oklahoma Combined Training Association (OCTA) is a very active & friendly group. ...
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    I would second the FB search. I run both a...

    I would second the FB search. I run both a website and FB page that has all the schooling shows in Areas IV/V & Eastern IX but it's difficult as a lot of USEA Associates either do not have web pages...
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    [QUOTE=FLeventer;8066482] They have a better...

    [QUOTE=FLeventer;8066482]

    They have a better system of raising horsemen up through the ranks. They also don;t have the american hunters over there. These kids also hunt in some cases. I grew up...
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    And maybe we have one of the main problems right...

    And maybe we have one of the main problems right here. Both horse and rider need to be at least as fit to complete the modern short course safely. It might be more akin to a sprinter than a...
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    I hope eventing does not follow Formula 1 - at...

    I hope eventing does not follow Formula 1 - at least as how long it took to make the sport safer. If you were a driver in the 50s & 60s, you had a less than one in ten chance of surviving the year,...
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