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KY Dressage Federation Show - 4 Year Old Gypsy Stallion Wins 2nd!

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  • KY Dressage Federation Show - 4 Year Old Gypsy Stallion Wins 2nd!

    Just wanted to announce that a 4 year old Gypsy Stallion, Blarney Stone's "Sailor", took second place at the KY Dressage Federation show today at the Horse park against all breeds including Warmbloods and Friesians!!! He behaved and performed beautifully and he was the only gypsy horse there. He's not mine...but I'm so proud of all the Gypsy Horses getting out there and showing their abilities. He's only one of many who have been making crowds say "WOW". WAY TO GO SAILOR!!!!!

    Elizabeth

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    It was a solid ride and he's a pretty boy. But my god... those feathers.
    Kelly
    It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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      #3
      I love the feather flying around...ads some "flare"

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        I don't know, feathers don't do it for me, and I own welsh cob who have hair abound. To me if you're going to do the discipline, it's not the color of the ribbon, but the actual score.
        Kelly
        It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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        • #5
          alright ladies- how about photographs, vids or something- for those of us underpriviledged who live far away from KY???
          "the man mite be the head but the woman is the neck and the neck can turn the head any way she wants..." -smart greek woman

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          • #6
            WAY too much hair for my liking!! However, it is very exciting, and good for our sport to see other breeds excel. So way to go!!

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              Originally posted by tempichange View Post
              I don't know, feathers don't do it for me, and I own welsh cob who have hair abound. To me if you're going to do the discipline, it's not the color of the ribbon, but the actual score.
              Strictly a western rider here, so I don't know what this means... but his score was a 61. He'd only been undergoing dressage training for ten weeks, so I don't know if that's a good score or not (especially to be four years old) .
              Last edited by RamblinRoseRanch; May. 26, 2007, 08:45 AM. Reason: haven't had my coffee yet....

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                Originally posted by cheekyhorse View Post
                WAY too much hair for my liking!! However, it is very exciting, and good for our sport to see other breeds excel. So way to go!!
                We've actually decided to cut the tops off of some tube socks for Killian's next pedicure, lol.

                The stallion in question is my boy's sire. His dam is currently being shown/jumped by her owner's fourteen year old.

                Killian is a very athletic little guy, I can't wait to start him US. He won't be two until March, so we've a ways to go.

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                  #9
                  Yep, the score was a 61...and the color of the ribbon reflects the
                  score. Not bad for such a young horse with only a few weeks of training, and a Gypsy to top it off. The feather, I guess they are a personal preference, and any time something is "different", it will take some time for some to accept it, even if they never like it. But, the Judges sure seemed to LOVE it! He left with a great score, a beautiful ribbon, and some due respect. Watch out...the world will be seeing lots more where this came from!

                  Elizabeth

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                    #10
                    Thanks cheekyhorse for the positive attitude

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                    • #11
                      61 is average (I assume Training level test 1?) and that he was correct, but average. For training level 65's and up is where he needs to be.

                      But Mary Jo will bring him there.
                      Kelly
                      It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                        gypsy stallion

                        Well today he got second again scoring 64.3.8
                        This is his first time out there. I do believe Mary Jo is just getting started!!

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                          Way to go Sailor...yes, I didn't mean to sound like a 61 would win at a national level or anything. But no one can argue that a horse with only a couple weeks training, and a breed not yet accepted as being likely to excel in this arena, is something to be proud of. The breed is relatively new (in the US, anyway), and has been gaining respect over that time rapidly.

                          Hmmm...makes me think...I recall reading that this very same thing happened to the Friesians.

                          Elizabeth

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                          • #14
                            You know, I compete with an "off breed" and I don't care if I beat a warmblood or the pony down the road, I care about scoring at a certain level and presenting my pony and myself as correctly as possible. There isn't a breed bias. Dressage is an open sport, it doesn't matter if the breed is popular or not. It's about performance.

                            There is a reason why certain breeds excel at the sport, it's because they meet the criteria that the sport requires, usually both conformationally and personality wise and not because the judge didn't like spots, or big funeral coach horses.

                            The reason why friesians weren't so accepted is because generally their canter is very weak and the walk can tend to run lateral. Once they began breeding for the sport, and not driving, you had a horse that could successfully go and do it.

                            Same thing with ponies, arabs, apps or any other minority breed. When they begin to tailor the program, more individuals will go to upper levels.
                            Kelly
                            It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                              Well apparently this gypsy pony has started off pretty well!!!

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                                Originally posted by Blarney Stone Acres View Post
                                Well apparently this gypsy pony has started off pretty well!!!
                                Not to belittle, but any horse should be able to score 60s in training level with 10 weeks of pro training.
                                Kelly
                                It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                                  #17
                                  Exactly...and that's why we're so excited about this Gypsy Horse doing so well with so little training...heck, he was just started under saddle before that! This is without breeding to a certain type that fits the typical conformation/personality that most often excel in this area. Yes, the breed will inevitably develop in various ways depending on what different groups of breeders prefer - it has happened to almost every breed I can think of.

                                  But this has not yet happened to a great degree, and already there are horses out there turning heads...like it or not, people are surprised to see Gypsy Horses in disciplines that their body types would generally not be well-suited. But they are doing it. More than I can mention...they are exceling in dressage, hunter/jumper, English, Western, driving (of course)...you name it...except for racing...lol, you will see a Gypsy Horse of the current "draft" body type doing it and doing it well, and with MUCH less training under their belts than most at the same stage.

                                  The intelligence, willing personality, curiosity to try new things, and agility despite a larger body size, are only a few of the traits that make this breed one to watch in the next few years.

                                  There are SO many people who have been involved with MANY breeds of horses...Arabians, Warmbloods, Friesians, everything under the sun...who have found the Gypsy Horse and never went back. In fact, I don't know of a single person with whom that was NOT the case (except for a few who couldn't decide and kept 2 breeds, one always being the Gypsy). And with the community involved with this breed being so small, most of us know eachother. It truly is an experience like no other...these horses are not your typical horses and you can't even begin to describe their depth of personality, intelligence, etc etc etc to someone who has not yet owned one.

                                  I hope every worthy human being has the experience of being owned by a Gypsy Horse one day

                                  Elizabeth

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                                  • #18
                                    Way to go Sailor!! It's so nice to see the Gypsy breed performing in various disciplines and doing well. Blarney Stone Acres, you must be so proud of your boy.
                                    My herd: Sonata my Morgan mare
                                    Toby my Gypsy cob gelding

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                                    • #19
                                      Yes I am proud of my boy. Today he scored again 64.348 this time taking first. I do have to say that although he won't make the Olympics apparently a good gypsy horse with agood trainer can hold his own against the 'big boys" No reason not to excell in his own breed and to be able to accomplish so much in a short period of time against other larger seasoned breeds. Apparently with three different judges in such large horse show,he was able to hold his own.

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                                      • #20
                                        Is there some reason why this horse should NOT do this?
                                        He's got 4 legs and a trainer - right?
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