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    And even more to the point why look for GP if you are still at 1st?

    If your horse makes it to second with you as a full time rider isnt that fantastic?

    Get to where you have maxed you and your horses potential if you dont know a judge will no doubt tell ya lol! Then worry about the next level which still may be aways from gp land.
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    Default Cardi is sooo AWESOME!

    Quote Originally Posted by exvet View Post
    Currently the welsh cob stallion, North Forks Brenin Cardi is showing grand prix. I believe he made his debut earlier this spring.
    Our pony club girls had the opportunity to meet him and help groom him to prepare for a stallion showcase. Great horse, great temperament, beautiful mover!



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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
    And even more to the point why look for GP if you are still at 1st?

    If your horse makes it to second with you as a full time rider isnt that fantastic?

    Get to where you have maxed you and your horses potential if you dont know a judge will no doubt tell ya lol! Then worry about the next level which still may be aways from gp land.
    Did I miss the post where OP mentioned their current level, looking for prospects, or trying to move up?



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    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    Did I miss the post where OP mentioned their current level, looking for prospects, or trying to move up?
    I was commenting on the post before me and in general I should have been more clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    Did I miss the post where OP mentioned their current level, looking for prospects, or trying to move up?
    I wrote a longer post earlier but deleted it. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I don't see the point of the question. Every horse is an individual. The vast majority of horses at GP are Warmbloods, but the vast majority of Warmbloods don't get to GP. We all know there are non-Warmbloods competing at GP, but they're rare. Knowing that non-Warmbloods can make it to Grand Prix doesn't make it any more or less likely than mine or yours will. I think sometimes we spend too much time worrying about these things, instead of just riding the horse we have to the best of our (and their) ability.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
    I was commenting on the post before me and in general I should have been more clear
    That seems like a rather personal attack. That poster (MysticOakRanch) said nothing about her own riding, what level she rides etc. Just that two non-WB GP horses had done a photo shoot at her ranch.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietann View Post
    That seems like a rather personal attack. That poster (MysticOakRanch) said nothing about her own riding, what level she rides etc.
    In all fairness, I wrote a post after MysticOak's that I deleted. Maybe she was commenting on mine. Attack me if you're going to attack anyone, but better still don't attack at all



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    Thank you lol

    I thought i was losing my mind!

    Yes i posted in response to a deleted post and now i look crazier than usual aaaaahhhh well!
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    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discobold View Post
    In all fairness, I wrote a post after MysticOak's that I deleted. Maybe she was commenting on mine. Attack me if you're going to attack anyone, but better still don't attack at all
    I was just commenting on the OPs question - that we had two GP horses at my place last week (not sure if my stallion qualifies as a WB - he is American Warmblood, but not traditional Euro WB) that met the OPs criteria. Non-WB, GP horses.

    I am not a GP rider - currently showing 4th level, but I don't think that is relevant? I'm not in attack mode at all, and must have missed the deleted post. Was it aimed at my post?



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    If you don't see the point... don't answer.

    The OP asked a question, and there are some helpful links to other threads. I don't, for example, remember seeing the link to Rubi.


    I ride an "off breed" who I'm pretty sure would do well in WB inspection if he were a mare, and who has lots of talent. He's lighter in the body, smaller hooved and longer-legged than a typical WB, but still of a similar type. If he were talented yet looked drastically different from most warmbloods, I would be eating up every image of an upper level non-warmblood I could, given so many folks think a warmblood is the ONLY way to go. I still enjoy them anyway, especially because you see a variety of riding - spectacularly good as well as not so much - more than you do with international GP warmbloods in general. It's just fun and interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticOakRanch View Post
    I was just commenting on the OPs question - that we had two GP horses at my place last week (not sure if my stallion qualifies as a WB - he is American Warmblood, but not traditional Euro WB) that met the OPs criteria. Non-WB, GP horses.

    I am not a GP rider - currently showing 4th level, but I don't think that is relevant? I'm not in attack mode at all, and must have missed the deleted post. Was it aimed at my post?
    Not at all mystic it was an error that it had anything to do with your post ..

    It was a general post and so was mine in addition to it but neither was directed at you
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    I think it's refreshing to see lots of different "models" of horses in the same competition. In any competition, not just dressage, for that matter!
    I especially love to see the "little guys" (Morgans, Connemaras, etc.). And it's not that I have anything against WBs, I grew up riding them. I just like variety. And as a small person, I'd much rather ride a Morgan or small Tb than a huge WB (been there, done that, ack!)
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    KB Omega Fahim++++// Arabian stallion shows GP and daughter, Half Arab/Half Paint, KB Jull Fahim+// is expected to advance from I2 to GP by the end of this year. I appreciate this thread and celebrating other breeds that have succeeded to this level.



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    Many thanks to those who took the time to answer my original question. I've been away for a few weeks and have just returned to normal life in front of the computer. I do not come from a dressage background and was simply curious to see if there was any sort of shift towards the more refined North American sport horse TB-type in recent years. I drew a blank when trying to recall if I'd seen any team horses winning at the GP level who weren't Warmbloods with specifically European bloodlines.
    Thanks again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
    and Pam Fowler Grace showed an Appaloosa at GP. Pay-N-Go was so cute!!!

    http://www.pamgrace.com/Pages/PayNGo.html
    That is one loud horse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernesto View Post
    Many thanks to those who took the time to answer my original question. I've been away for a few weeks and have just returned to normal life in front of the computer. I do not come from a dressage background and was simply curious to see if there was any sort of shift towards the more refined North American sport horse TB-type in recent years.
    Thanks again.
    Yes, the trend in both Europe AND the US is towards refinement in WB breeding. But in general breeders aren't using non-trad breeds to refine -- they are using the same breeds they have always used: TBs & Trakes.



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