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  1. #1
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    Default Fjords in dressage?

    Yes i do freakin love my seniors warmbloods! I once got to sit on a fjord at a therapy stable and wow she was comfy! I do know she was a good breed rep because a well respected breeder donated her to the program.

    How do they do competitive wise? Do they max at a certain level?
    Thinking for future when ya know outta school and can afford a horse. It would be a para horse im a level IV


    Just curious to keep future options open
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    Not sure how they do in competetion but yes, wowsa, they are comfy!



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    we have a breeder/trainer , Anne Applebee, here who has taken 1 to GP ( Wez) and several others I have seen up to FEI level

    to get there is not an easy road
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    Check out Francis Creek Fjords: www.franciscreekfjords.com

    Patti trains and competes Fjords in dressage, and sold me my second Fjord last month.

    I actually want to do local hunter things with my new Fjord, but she is extremely well-suited for dressage. With the right rider/trainer, I bet she could go PSG. With me, eh, maybe first level.

    Fjords are can be comparatively expensive to purchase, and price of course increases with training, but they are low maintenance and just a general pleasure to be around. And hey, no braiding!



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    I recall seeing a few at some of the larger schooling shows in New England several years ago. They were impeccably trained and ridden, and placed rather well. They did look fun to ride!
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    Fjords compete regularly in dressage around here. My Fjords event, so we do lots of schooling dressage shows. Ann Appleby has done very well in dressage with Fjords as has Laurie Albrough in Canada. There are plenty more Fjord owners I am missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrakHack View Post
    Check out Francis Creek Fjords: www.franciscreekfjords.com


    I actually want to do local hunter things with my new Fjord, but she is extremely well-suited for dressage. With the right rider/trainer, I bet she could go PSG. With me, eh, maybe first level.
    Work hard and maybe you'll surprise yourself.

    OP, there used to be a lady in my area that had a pretty nice one, and they were competitive up through at least 3rd. Like any horse, correct training and decent riding go a long way.



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