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    The first thing you should do is contact your...

    The first thing you should do is contact your USDF FEI Junior/Young Rider Regional Coordinator. In your case, if you are in Region 3; it is Sue Bender. ...
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    Very happy to stand corrected. I was at the same...

    Very happy to stand corrected. I was at the same stables where Debbie was at and I did not start seeing Laura show up until the Spring.
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    Laura was a long time student of Anne Gribbons....

    Laura was a long time student of Anne Gribbons. Anne encouraged her to ride in a Developing clinic that Debbie McDonald was conducting. Laura started to work with Debbie early this Spring. As a...
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    Sorry to corret you, MyssMyst, but according to...

    Sorry to corret you, MyssMyst, but according to the Dressage Division of the USEF rules, a competitor is a Young Rider up until and including the year in which they turn 21. When they enter the year...
  5. Actually, the horses came from Austria, not...

    Actually, the horses came from Austria, not Germany.


    PS - Notice that it is spelled Temp-e-l not Temple. It is after the founder's name, Tempel Smith.
  6. The manipulations are many: riders/trainers...

    The manipulations are many: riders/trainers competing horses which are trained at a far higher level than they are being competed, riders/trainers claiming 'wins' in classes where they are the only...
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    Anita Owen is a lovely lady. However, she is not...

    Anita Owen is a lovely lady. However, she is not an Olympic dressage judge.
  8. DownYonder, I can assure you that my husband does...

    DownYonder, I can assure you that my husband does not charge $2500 - $3500 per day to the organizer. If he were to be pocketing that money, then I would be able to buy my daughter a Brentina Cup...
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    After the seminar is finished, the building is...

    After the seminar is finished, the building is closed so that they can prepare it for Fantasia. So, the only time Starhouse can ride will be in the opening schooling after Fantasia is finished, or...
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    Looks like a Passier PSL. I have no idea what PSL...

    Looks like a Passier PSL. I have no idea what PSL stands for. It was a saddle that was available in the 80's right before the Grand Gilbert became available. I still have mine.
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    If I may, I would like to clarify parts of this...

    If I may, I would like to clarify parts of this discussion:

    Scott Hassler was not the only person who submitted a resume for the position of the US Young Horse Coach. I do not remember the number...
  12. [QUOTE=Velvet;6007966] Oh, wait, we have to...

    [QUOTE=Velvet;6007966] Oh, wait, we have to provide the Dressage Federation with $1,500 to learn how to find sponsors. I forgot. :rolleyes:
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    Velvet - you were the one who said it was the...
  13. You are right. I do often look at this as data...

    You are right. I do often look at this as data gathering.

    I also admit I can get thin skinned about the criticisms which to me, all too often tend to be more for the sport of it rather than...
  14. I am afraid I have to step in to this discussion:...

    I am afraid I have to step in to this discussion:

    Fact: it is The Dressage Foundation (TDF) which is running the course for fundraising. Not the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). That...
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    Chadwick Farm is a lovely facility located off of...

    Chadwick Farm is a lovely facility located off of Rte 422 by Welshfield. It has a nice indoor with mirrors, beautiful turnout in big pastures and the owner, Caroline Redmond will hold the horses for...
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    Just a note of clarification. The operative word...

    Just a note of clarification. The operative word is 'Qualifying'.

    The rule is DR 121.4 "FEI tests ridden at national competitions (excluding USEF High Performance classes, USEF Young Adult...
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    USEF has a way that you can anonymously ask your...

    USEF has a way that you can anonymously ask your questions for the situation you are describing.

    Contact them at: amateurinquiry@usef.org.
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    Well, it was Veterans Day, so we did a Salute to...

    Well, it was Veterans Day, so we did a Salute to the Armed Forces as our opener, a Reining Freestyle ridden by an '06 WEG Gold Medalist, National Champion Arabs doing a Lady Gaga/Elvis Presley act, a...
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    Assuming the rider is not of Young Rider age (16...

    Assuming the rider is not of Young Rider age (16 - 21):

    If she is competing PSG and Intermediare I at the same show, she may not compete in any 4th Level class, including the 4th Level Freestyle -...
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    Thanks for your comments and explanations. Here...

    Thanks for your comments and explanations. Here is some of why we do what we do:

    We didn't have the Canadian Cowgirls this year because we've gotten complaints that we have them too often....
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    Since you asked: The rope lights around the...

    Since you asked:

    The rope lights around the arena help keep the rider oriented plus there are concession lights on the middle of the long sides and the short sides. So there are 4 points of...
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    Walktrot, I am the producer of the Pfizer...

    Walktrot, I am the producer of the Pfizer Fantasia. I appreciate your comments. When you say there was a 'repetition of performers', what do you mean? I try to learn from constructive criticism so...
  23. Congratulations to Ashley for breaking down...

    Congratulations to Ashley for breaking down another barrier. It proves that vocals are not necessarily distracting to the judges and it brings a whole new level of creativity to the freestyles - one...
  24. Thread: PSG Freestyle?

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    Actually, there is a Freestyle at the PSG level,...

    Actually, there is a Freestyle at the PSG level, but the FEI only allows it for Young Riders - which is why it is called the Young Rider Freestyle.
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    Liz Austin's fun Freestyle in Pfizer Fantasia

    After reading the thread about Ashley Holzer's Freestyle at the Royal where one poster hoped that it would bring more fans to dressage, I thought I would post this link:
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