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    I agree with MyssMyst on a lot of her points. ...

    I agree with MyssMyst on a lot of her points. Obviously, no one time/location is going to please everyone. And keeping a location for at least several years helps everyone know what to expect...
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    Generally speaking, the Lexington KY is a HUGE...

    Generally speaking, the Lexington KY is a HUGE area for horse breeding. Obviously primarily Thoroughbreds (which are only live cover, quite different from AI breeds), but if you want experience with...
  3. Could you clarify what you are basing that on? ...

    Could you clarify what you are basing that on?


    Steiner is, in my opinion and experience, known as a tough but fair judge. Given his tougher scoring reputation, it's not particularly...
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    I agree! I have spectated at the championships...

    I agree! I have spectated at the championships numerous times and can't recall a horse ever entering the ring without Nicho saying not just sire and dam, but the name of the person/farm who bred...
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    I'm a casual eventing fan - I enjoy spectating...

    I'm a casual eventing fan - I enjoy spectating the upper levels, admire your character overall but don't really even aspire to do BN level eventing, much less more. I fell in love with it watching...
  6. I thought the CDIO3+* classes were the nations...

    I thought the CDIO3+* classes were the nations cup? In other words, if you entered the nations cup, you had to do those classes and if you didn't enter the nations cup, you couldn't do those classes?...
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    The vet box is a large-ish cordoned off area at...

    The vet box is a large-ish cordoned off area at the finish. The vets will take the vital signs (temp, pulse, respiration rate) of the horse right after they finish, and then teams of grooms/helpers...
  8. Very interesting chart - thanks for putting it...

    Very interesting chart - thanks for putting it together!

    It looks like the 5yo champion - Donna Tella - sold to Canada:
    http://hampton-meadows.com/donnatella.html

    I too know several horses on...
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    I hate when the lights don't get turned off in...

    I hate when the lights don't get turned off in stabling overnight. It attracts flies, and many horses seem to not rest as well when they're on. Sometimes, it's the last competitor in the barn that...
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    I think oversized ponys of 'traditional pony...

    I think oversized ponys of 'traditional pony breeds' can compete for breed award portion of the weekend, although are ineligible to compete in the pony cup classes. As I read it (it is slightly...
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    In my experience/understanding: Scratch -...

    In my experience/understanding:

    Scratch - never intended to ride test. These can happen from anytime after closing date to minutes before your ride. You should always tell the show secretary,...
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    Way back in the dark ages when I was kid (far...

    Way back in the dark ages when I was kid (far from any dressage community, really!), we used to have a jr/yr team competition that was a recognized dressage show for dressage kids and USPC dressage...
  13. This might not be formal enough to use your CE...

    This might not be formal enough to use your CE money on, but I bet you would learn a ton doing it and bring back useful things for your farm. I would see if you could use the money to go spend...
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    Yes, in all but championship shows (when horse is...

    Yes, in all but championship shows (when horse is entered in championship classes), multiple riders may ride the horse at recognized shows. It is not uncommon for an AA rider and trainer to ride the...
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    Here's a resource from the University that first...

    Here's a resource from the University that first identified Box Elder Trees/hypoglycin A toxicity a few years ago. It takes a risk-factor approach to managing or removing trees.
    ...
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    This was Steffen Peters' response on his fb page:...

    This was Steffen Peters' response on his fb page:

    "Dear Friends:
    I'm truly sorry about my elimination from the 2015 World Cup finals in Las Vegas. I'm clearly responsible for this. There was...
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    My breakfast was revolutionized when I realized...

    My breakfast was revolutionized when I realized it was actually possible to do decent eggs in the microwave. Less time, no messy skillets with stuck on eggs.

    I do this a lot:...
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    To summarize what others have said (which to my...

    To summarize what others have said (which to my knowledge is accurate) and answer your remaining questions

    -You may compete in any USEF show. To get a USEF membership you must get a short letter...
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    Poll: Me too. And it's illegal in Europe (or at least...

    Me too. And it's illegal in Europe (or at least Germany) to show clean shaven. I believe they are allowed to trim down to about an inch if they so choose. Since so many people try to emulate that...
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    Vedades and Laura are into the lead with a...

    Vedades and Laura are into the lead with a 77.1%!!! Yes, all the big guns yet to come, but I'm fairly sure that is a personal best. The fairy tale continues!

    I only have live scores though,...
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    Please tell me there is at least something for...

    Please tell me there is at least something for the para riders?? Maybe in the stabling/competitors area? I mean, it's not like they didn't know there would be people competing with physical...
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    First, let me say, I agree with the selectors and...

    First, let me say, I agree with the selectors and think we are sending our strongest possible team to the WEGs.

    What I think people are unaware of is that the objective selection criteria rank the...
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    I agree! My totally non-horsey family lives in...

    I agree! My totally non-horsey family lives in the area and texted me asking me if I'd heard of this event and what it was all about, having seen it on TV! Definitely a first for them!

    ALSO was...
  24. No, not really. I've gotten 8s and 9s on a horse...

    No, not really. I've gotten 8s and 9s on a horse that almost never got above a 6 for gaits. Most commonly on centerlines (where they see the gaits less) - dead straight, no step out of place,...
  25. What if you offered to schedule and pay for a...

    What if you offered to schedule and pay for a visit from the vet yourself? Tell the vet you're an absentee owner concerned about a horse dropping weight and wonder if s/he could evaluate the horse....
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