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    To answer your questions: 1. No. 2. I don't...

    To answer your questions:
    1. No.
    2. I don't manage GP horses. And I will debate the subject of their management here if you wish, since open discussion is one of the purposes of COTH forums.
    3....
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    If only it were so.

    If only it were so.
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    She's 8 years old now, so as long as she can stay...

    She's 8 years old now, so as long as she can stay sound mentally and physically for another 9 or 10 years...
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    Cristallo wins Del Mar GP, Flexible 2nd

    So nice to watch these top older horses continue to compete, and do well.

    Cristallo (by Caretino) - 17 yrs old.

    Flexible (Cruising) - 19 yrs old.

    Congratulations to the breeders, owners and...
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    How does it work ?

    How does it work ?
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    Just curious. When that happens to a restaurant,...

    Just curious. When that happens to a restaurant, are they able to open the space to walk-ins, so it's not a complete loss ? Or is it a case by case basis. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't.
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    Um...I was at the show, watching the class. :)

    Um...I was at the show, watching the class. :)
  8. Great photo. Thank you for posting.

    Great photo. Thank you for posting.
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    Notice: the following is a joke and not to be...

    Notice: the following is a joke and not to be taken seriously. K ?

    What's the difference between a jumper rider and a dressage rider ?

    A jumper rider will ask his dog to sit and will be happy...
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    Invisible aids are what we ALL strive for when...

    Invisible aids are what we ALL strive for when riding dressage.
    Swinging of the rider's legs during flying changes -whether it's me doing it or SP-is not correct. We all know that.

    Sorry to go...
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    The waving flags inside the indoor arena (near...

    The waving flags inside the indoor arena (near the vendor area) were a good indication of the strong cold breeze coming straight off the ocean, and blowing across the outdoor warm-up area. I can't...
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    Interesting editorial from Eurodressage about...

    Interesting editorial from Eurodressage about freestyle judging and Steffen's disqualification.

    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2015/04/24/las-vegas-melodrama
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    Scratch insurance. A simple concept, easy to...

    Scratch insurance. A simple concept, easy to implement. Years ago I wrote an article about it. But I don't know if any managers have ever used it.

    These are the basics: Exhibitors who want to...
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    Thank you so much for posting the link to...

    Thank you so much for posting the link to Steffan's ride. Not only is it a different view than FEI-TV provided, but since there was no commentator, it's the first time I've heard the entire ride.
    ...
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    FEI GP Freestyle on Saturday night starts at 8:25...

    FEI GP Freestyle on Saturday night starts at 8:25 pm (first horse in ring).

    The preceding class, FEI Freestyle Test of Choice, begins at 7:00 pm.
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    ^^^ This. And it should be something to keep USEF...

    ^^^ This. And it should be something to keep USEF busy for awhile too, while they figure it out.
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    I'm sorry...which show are you referring to ? ...

    I'm sorry...which show are you referring to ? Regina Antonioli is managing Del Mar.
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    Such as ? I was asking you about your point...

    Such as ?

    I was asking you about your point of view. I didn't realize that you go to shows to teach your students and horses. I was under the impression you were an owner and/or rider, not a...
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    I remember when that happened. What a mess for...

    I remember when that happened. What a mess for everyone ! The showgrounds were completely unuseable for most exhibitors.

    In a case like that, what recourse do people have ? Management rarely...
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    Chisamba: Let's say you buy a ticket to a...

    Chisamba:
    Let's say you buy a ticket to a movie, and when you arrive at the theater the seats have been removed. Some people are sitting on the floor, waiting for the movie to start. Others leave....
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    Was it hard footing in the lower rings ?

    Was it hard footing in the lower rings ?
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    It must have something to do with the racetrack...

    It must have something to do with the racetrack removing their synthetic surface and replacing it with dirt for the 2015 summer racing season. The synthetic stuff is gone, and now the footing is very...
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    I realize they are warm up videos (of Undercover...

    I realize they are warm up videos (of Undercover and Verdades), and of course the warm up at any show is more educational to watch than the actual test.

    My comment about the vast difference...
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    Forfeiting entry fees: how much have you lost ?

    The Del Mar National (now through Sunday) took a hit today with many riders scratching due to unacceptable (hard) footing in the warm up areas, including the CDI warm-up ring. All areas are on the...
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    The vast difference between Undercover and...

    The vast difference between Undercover and Verdades in those videos is remarkable.
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