• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Would these items be OK for a rated show?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Would these items be OK for a rated show?

    I am considering going to my first (and possibly only) rated dressage show. I don't show rated because of the distance, cost and strict requirements (attire, etc.).

    I have clothes that should be acceptable for this show. The only question is my half chaps and my saddle pad.

    But I didn't know if my current pad would be acceptable? It's an AP pad as I don't own a dressage saddle. Sorry, I don't have a great picture. It's a white pad with a purple rope trim (Pony's color is purple ).

    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...0Dressage1.jpg

    My half chaps are ProChaps. The rules state that half chaps must be of leather or leather-like material. My ProChaps are leather except for the rear "stretchy" panel is fabric. Not terribly noticeable once mounted.

    http://www.equestriancollections.com.../WE03611-a.jpg

    What do you think, OK or not?

  • #2
    You're good.

    Comment


    • #3
      The is from the USEF rulebook for Dressage:

      DR120 Dress.
      Half chaps, gaiters and/or leggings are not allowed. Gloves of conservative color are recommended. Exception: Riders through First Level may wear half-chaps, gaiters or leggings in solid black or brown, without fringe, matching the color of their boots, and made of smooth leather or leather-like material.


      DR121 Saddlery and Equipment.
      1. An English type saddle with stirrups is compulsory for Federation and USDF tests. An English type saddle may be constructed with or without a tree but cannot have a horn, swell, gallerie, or open gullet......Saddle pads are optional, but should be white or of conservative color.

      Comment


      • #4
        You will be fine.
        Life doesn't have perfect footing.

        Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
        We Are Flying Solo

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Originally posted by PiaffePlease View Post
          The is from the USEF rulebook for Dressage:

          DR120 Dress.
          Half chaps, gaiters and/or leggings are not allowed. Gloves of conservative color are recommended. Exception: Riders through First Level may wear half-chaps, gaiters or leggings in solid black or brown, without fringe, matching the color of their boots, and made of smooth leather or leather-like material.


          DR121 Saddlery and Equipment.
          1. An English type saddle with stirrups is compulsory for Federation and USDF tests. An English type saddle may be constructed with or without a tree but cannot have a horn, swell, gallerie, or open gullet......Saddle pads are optional, but should be white or of conservative color.

          Thank you, but I had already read the rule book. What it did not answer for me was the specific details about my items. Also, my chaps could be argued that the stretchy panel is no different than gussets on some of the tall boots they have (ex: Fuller Fillies tall boots). It looks like most seem to think it will pass.

          I've talked with the secretary and unless I ride intro I am looking at some ridiculous fees. She also said at intro level my attire won't be nit picked. Thanks to those who responded!

          Comment


          • #6
            You are fine at Training and First Level too - you won't be nitpicked. Half-chaps with stretch in them are perfectly allowable through First Level. Look for a show with Opportunity Classes - then the fees won't be so bad

            Comment


            • #7
              btw: i love the idea of opportunity classes!

              Comment


              • #8
                My friend got eliminated for riding in half chaps like yours at a recognized show. Too bad, because she would have won her class. Training level, BTW.

                If the judge notices, or the TD notices, or a competitor notices and tells the TD, you will be eliminated.

                Just want you to be fully aware before you invest in a recognized show and then possibly be excused. It is completely the TDs discretion.

                This is more like what is allowed, where you can hardly tell it's not a boot:
                http://www.doversaddlery.com/ariat-m...35563/cn/1934/

                or

                http://www.doversaddlery.com/tredste...35192/cn/1934/

                Comment


                • #9
                  When in doubt, actually go to the USEF and ASK them! Then, if there's a disagreement and the judge or TD think you're wrong but the USEF has said you're okay, you can go back and have it settled and get everyone properly educated.
                  "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Let is know the outcome---I also found this quite confusing.

                    I have tall boots for showing but this issue should really be cleared up. Why can't they put photos of acceptable and unacceptable half chaps???

                    If its raining or there is some other issue with boots I'm sure many of us would like to have the option to wear half chaps with out all this confusion.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Haf N Haf View Post

                      My half chaps are ProChaps. The rules state that half chaps must be of leather or leather-like material. My ProChaps are leather except for the rear "stretchy" panel is fabric. Not terribly noticeable once mounted.

                      http://www.equestriancollections.com.../WE03611-a.jpg

                      What do you think, OK or not?
                      not sure where you read in the rules that half chaps are allowed? i just looked them up and it says pretty clearly that in T- 4th half chaps are NOT allowed.

                      if you are showing intro it might be different but i would call the USEF/USDF/show secretary and ask them.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mbm View Post
                        not sure where you read in the rules that half chaps are allowed? i just looked them up and it says pretty clearly that in T- 4th half chaps are NOT allowed.

                        if you are showing intro it might be different but i would call the USEF/USDF/show secretary and ask them.
                        Originally posted by PiaffePlease View Post
                        The is from the USEF rulebook for Dressage:

                        DR120 Dress.
                        Half chaps, gaiters and/or leggings are not allowed. Gloves of conservative color are recommended. Exception: Riders through First Level may wear half-chaps, gaiters or leggings in solid black or brown, without fringe, matching the color of their boots, and made of smooth leather or leather-like material.
                        This indeed is the current rule.
                        Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          haha! they got me because the first usage of the phrase was "half chaps" the second one is "half-chaps"

                          my search only found the first.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I don't think anyone will ever claim they are particularly literate.
                            Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X