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  1. I second the recommendation for European...

    I second the recommendation for European Cobblery. They did a lovely job on my boots.

    I have also used European Shoe Service in Menlo Park, in the Sharon Heights shopping center. He did a nice...
  2. I have suggestions for the San Francisco Bay Area...

    I have suggestions for the San Francisco Bay Area - is that the area you are talking about? I wasn't sure due to your login name :)
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    Our GMO, like USEF and USDF, does charge a...

    Our GMO, like USEF and USDF, does charge a non-membership fee if you are not a member. In my region, this is $15 per show. To qualify for USDF regionals, you have to attend at least two shows. ...
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    Every year my trainer asks me what my goals for...

    Every year my trainer asks me what my goals for the competition year are. If the trainer doesn't ask, the client should ask for some time to go over them.
    My trainer has every right to tell me that...
  5. The contact page from the prize list with the...

    The contact page from the prize list with the show office number/show secretary number, farrier and vet on call number

    My trainer always sends out a list for each show with the ride times from...
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    In regards to logos/piping - the take I got from...

    In regards to logos/piping - the take I got from two different TDs in the last two weeks is that small logos/piping is okay, but side panels are not. For example, she had no problem with my Goode...
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    check out Sheryl's facebook page - Lemke Saddle...

    check out Sheryl's facebook page - Lemke Saddle Services
    Also some show up on the Bay Area Equestrian Network Classifieds, since she is based in California.

    www.bayequest.info
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    Warning: you may get some rather heated opinions...

    Warning: you may get some rather heated opinions to this one.

    Are your shows CDS recognized? If so, CDS has stated that Western Dressage is allowable at 1* shows but 1) the USEF Western Dressage...
  9. I am assuming you are talking about movement 2,...

    I am assuming you are talking about movement 2, the first transition after the centerline? Looking at the official test, it lists the transition as being at M, not between C and M.

    Compare to...
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    One more possible money saving option If you are...

    One more possible money saving option
    If you are riding Intro-First level, many 3* shows have opportunity classes. These classes do not require membership in USDF/USEF and waive the USEF drug fee. ...
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    Forgot to add: other sources for schooling shows,...

    Forgot to add: other sources for schooling shows, check the CDS omnibus. Its downloadable on the CDS webpage, Calendar tab, top of page.
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    A couple of thoughts. I usually don't refer to...

    A couple of thoughts.
    I usually don't refer to the type of show you went to as a schooling show, but rather as a 1* show, recognized by CDS and DASC. The difference in this is that 1* shows are...
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    No, to both questions:eek: I'll take a stab at...

    No, to both questions:eek:

    I'll take a stab at it, but since I am in a different region, YMMV

    You can find your GMO here.

    http://www.usdf.org/clubs/list.asp?regionpass=1&TypePass=GMO
    ...
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    I just attended a freestyle clinic, so I am just...

    I just attended a freestyle clinic, so I am just passing on what I learned from it..

    1) Its your freestyle, include what you want! But ken is right about making sure you have the required...
  15. Just came back from a fabulous freestyle clinic! ...

    Just came back from a fabulous freestyle clinic! Tons of fun.

    What level freestyle are you looking to do? One tip that came up is to consider leaving the lyrics in if you are talking about doing...
  16. I talked to a musician friend of mine about...

    I talked to a musician friend of mine about freestyle music. He pointed out that the backing track music, which is what you get with the karaoke versions, often don't contain the melody thats sung,...
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    Lost_at_C, let me throw this one back at you,...

    Lost_at_C, let me throw this one back at you, what do you see as the reason for requiring them at 4th level and below?
    The rule as it currently stands states that the rider of a horse who is...
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    Many boarding barns now have rules requiring...

    Many boarding barns now have rules requiring helmets be worn when mounted. Seems like you have several options:
    1) Follow the rules as stated
    2) Board/ride at another location
    3) Complain to the...
  19. DG Bar just posted on FB this morning, here is an...

    DG Bar just posted on FB this morning, here is an excerpt.

    "Willy is making improvements and the Doctors are pleased with his progress. He is talking with us and can move his arms and legs. He is...
  20. DG Bar ranch FB post this morning says he is...

    DG Bar ranch FB post this morning says he is holding steady and is still stable.

    Sending healing thoughts.
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    Spinoff: Judges comment box

    I'm not a rated judge, so I won't bother adding to the tail braiding discussion.

    However, I thought it was interesting that there were quite a few responses stating that the judge's comment box...
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    Just FYI If you haven't gone to the CDS...

    Just FYI

    If you haven't gone to the CDS website - www.california-dressage.org - you might want to go there and check the calendar and the activities tabs. The calendar has recognized shows....
  23. Thread: USDF awards

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    Got mine on Thursday. Friend of mine got hers on...

    Got mine on Thursday. Friend of mine got hers on Saturday.
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    My GMO is CDS, the California Dressage Society. ...

    My GMO is CDS, the California Dressage Society.

    I get more out of my GMO than any other organization in terms of education. It depends on the chapter, but many sponsor clinics. Last year I...
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    That was my bad, not ezduzit. But to bring it...

    That was my bad, not ezduzit.

    But to bring it back to the OP's topic. I can see why the USDF wants to protect the terminology used for dressage. What is a medium or extended jog? There is enough...
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