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Who is going to the Parkland Dressage Festival?

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  • Who is going to the Parkland Dressage Festival?

    Just curious how many posters will be attending this show in Alberta

  • #2
    No horse to show Did you go to the CDI in Edmonton?

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    • #3
      I am more of a lurker than an poster, but I will be competing.

      Caroline

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        #4
        That's too bad you don't have a horse to show. I didn't go to the Edmonton CDI for a couple reasons; didn't want to take too much time off of work, and wasn't sure if I was allowed to compete on a pony at a CDI show.

        I think I could have taken her as it looks like you have to be doing the FEI levels before you are not allowed to compete on a pony in CDI competitions, but when you read other places it looks like amateurs can't show a pony at all at a CDI show. I figured for a pony in its first year of showing it would be easier to just wait for the Parkland Dressage Festival where I knew we were allowed to show.

        What level are you doing Caroline? I also do more lurking on this site than posting...

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        • #5
          I am going as well and will be taking my big grey boy
          In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by adelmo95 View Post
            That's too bad you don't have a horse to show.
            I ended up leasing my horse to a junior. I was riding a horse for someone but now another girl is riding it when she lost her horse. I actually feel a little down because I don't have the freedom to ride whenever I want now, but only in lessons (damn expensive too).

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            • #7
              I'm planning to come out and watch! Hopefully I'll be riding in it next year. Do they still have the pet costume fun class?? I've got two whippets!

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                #8
                I hadn't heard of a pet costume fun class, if there is going to be one someone please let me know as my pup is going to be at the horse show as well so would be more than happy to participate in that type of class with her...

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                • #9
                  I am competing at First Level.

                  Yes, there is a pet costume class on Saturday during the gala evening. The following is from the Parkland Festival prize list:
                  We will be once again hosting our dog and cat costume/trick class during the gala evening of musical freestyles on Saturday. You must make your entry at the show office. Please write a brief intro on your pet and their unique talent or outfit. We will be inviting our esteemed international judges to award this event so come out and join us for a very fun time!
                  For future reference, the CDI is for Prix St. Georges and up, so there is a Gold National show held concurrently with the CDI. So please do enter next year, there is prize money and prize draws too! You can also just enter classes on Saturday and Sunday so you don`t have to take so much time off work, the only thing that you will not be able to do, is ride in the show rings prior to your class. There were quite a few people who just entered Friday, Saturday and Sunday this year.

                  Caroline

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                    #10
                    Thanks for the clarification about the Edmonton CDI show, that is what I thought but wasn't entirely sure. Also thanks for the info about the dog class I will definitely have to take Mya in it.

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                    • #11
                      I'll be there, My horse Freddy (aka Texs Breeze) and I will be competing at Training Level.

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                        #12
                        good to see that some fellow COTHers will be there. I will be there with my pony Matilda

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                        • #13
                          adelmo95, what level are you competing?

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                            Third level

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                            • #15
                              for those of us who have never "met" in person, how about we share some pictures of us and our horses to allow possible recognition.

                              I already know Caroline and her wonderful boy, Takai. This is my boy and I.

                              http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/p...2&id=521861078

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                                #16
                                Good idea,
                                Matilda and I will likely stick out a little due to her size and unique face marking... Here are a couple pics
                                Schooling at home: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=501539405

                                Claresholm show: http://www.fittpersonaltraining.com/studio.html

                                Kim

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                                • #17
                                  This be the grey beast and I. He's pretty hard to miss because he's so big
                                  http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._3259943_n.jpg
                                  In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.

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                                  • #18
                                    Wow, ride times are out already too. Just downloaded from the Alberta Dressage website. They have other notices posted as well, so please make sure you read them all.

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                                    • #19
                                      Here are a couple of pictures of Takai from last year.

                                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1595769644

                                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1595769644

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                                      • #20
                                        soo, I do know that Masinya did absolutely fantastic! Congratulations.

                                        but how did everyone else make out???

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