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Hunter princess turned eventer; OFFICIALLY! Update and pics*

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  • Hunter princess turned eventer; OFFICIALLY! Update and pics*

    OK, first horse trial is looming in TWO DAYS!!!!!!!!! Super excited. Just want to make sure of one or 2 things.

    For dressage, I have a plain white square pad with a monogram:


    I read the rule book ... twice. Didn't say anything (that I could find) about monograms. Is my pad fine?

    Also, the whole dressage bit thing is giving me fits. I've nixed the idea of showing in the bit I've been using for quite awhile because it is NOT shown in the appendix of "accepted" bits, and my dressage instructor doesn't know whether it's legal. So I've decided on a plain, single jointed Myler D-ring. It has the curved mouthpiece, and the copper inlays, but no hooks at all.
    http://www.toklat.com/dyn_prod.php?p=89-21093&k=88012

    Good, right?

    I just don't want to have paid a bunch of money to get TE'd. I have ENOUGH to worry about with getting around xc with no "oopsies".

    Any last minute advice or words of encouragement are welcome!
    Last edited by Dakotawyatt; Nov. 1, 2010, 02:28 PM. Reason: update
    http://tailsoftheottb.blogspot.com

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    Monograms are fine! They just don't want patterns or wild and crazy colors! Is this recognized? If not, they may be even more lenient of saddle pads.

    I can't confidently say go or no go on your bit, but I'm pretty sure the bit is fine. I'll let the real rule gurus respond!

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      #3
      Thanks Heliodoro (love your username!). Yes, it is recognized. I'm doing the Chattahoochee Hills one.
      http://tailsoftheottb.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        Saddle pad is fine. We just went through this. No where in the rules does it say anything about logos on saddle pads.

        From USEF Rule Book:
        8. Advertising and Publicity on Athletes & horses

        Subject to the provisions of article 135 of the General Regulations, the manufacturer logo can appear:

        1. 3cm2 once per item - therefore ok on any clothing item - breeches, gloves, shirt, helmet for the Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping tests

        The Individual sponsor logo may appear:

        1. 80cm2 on each of the two sides of jackets at the height of breast pockets for Dressage & Jumping tests

        2. 200cm2 on arm of top garment for Cross country”

        For the Jumping and Cross country test, athletes are allowed to bear the logo of their sponsor vertically in the middle of their hard hat. The said logo must not be longer than 25cm or wider than 5 cm.”


        Have you been to Chatt Hills before? It gorgeous! Hopefully this rain will let up and give the ground a chance to dry up!
        Truly unique saddle pads, custom available too!

        www.uniquesaddlepads.com
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        • #5
          The monogram won't be a problem. Don't want to say yes or no on the bit because I'm not totally certain!

          Chattahoochee Hills is absolutely stunning... I'm jealous! Have a blast!

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            #6
            Thank y'all so much. I'm super excited; VERY thankful I've been there once to school ... made it over ALL of our (my) "bogey" jumps. He only had ... 2 stops, which wasn't bad considering it took me a little time to actually start sitting up and RIDING. I've watched the Area III's, and volunteered for the AEC's, so I'm hoping the course this weekend will be a bit more kind considering I've never strung 16 together ...
            http://tailsoftheottb.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              I need a barf bag....

              Are you going to use the pad for XC and show jumping too? Just asking because I am trying to distract myself that YOU are actually doing this...OMG!

              YOU will be fine...ME, I may need a medic.
              Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
              Way Back Texas~04/20/90-09/17/08
              Green Alligator "Captain"

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              • #8
                Good luck and I hope you will have a blast!! :-)

                Laura

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dakotawyatt View Post
                  Also, the whole dressage bit thing is giving me fits. I've nixed the idea of showing in the bit I've been using for quite awhile because it is NOT shown in the appendix of "accepted" bits, and my dressage instructor doesn't know whether it's legal. So I've decided on a plain, single jointed Myler D-ring. It has the curved mouthpiece, and the copper inlays, but no hooks at all.
                  http://www.toklat.com/dyn_prod.php?p=89-21093&k=88012

                  Good, right?

                  I just don't want to have paid a bunch of money to get TE'd. I have ENOUGH to worry about with getting around xc with no "oopsies".

                  Any last minute advice or words of encouragement are welcome!
                  As long as the copper inlays are completely smooth, you should befine.

                  What is the bit you are currently using?

                  Advice?
                  Take a deep breath and HAVE FUN!
                  Janet

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Janet View Post
                    As long as the copper inlays are completely smooth, you should befine.

                    What is the bit you are currently using?

                    Advice?
                    Take a deep breath and HAVE FUN!
                    Thanks Janet! I'm using a loose ring with a waterford ball in the center. My dressage instructor wasn't sure if it's legal or not, and I don't want to go through the bit check, it doesn't work, and then having to swap things out at the last minute.

                    Calm, yes, I'm calm. Having a house guest has helped to distract me from my nerves!!!

                    Using my Squeaky gator pad for dressage, my good luck pad from Nicole for xc (you havn't seen it B; she just gave it to me), and my hunter princess fleece pad for showjumping. I'm going to Dover tomorrow to buy me a stock tie. AND a white show shirt! And some more Sore No More. Good, I'm good.
                    http://tailsoftheottb.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Wooooo have fun!!! My roommate and I are sitting here admiring your saddle pad. Is there a story?
                      The big guy: Lincoln

                      Southern Maryland Equestrian

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                      • #12
                        Oh yes...there IS a Story...I own the "Alligator" part and Jen and the "Squeaky" part, lol.

                        I'll let Jen tell fill the rest in, lol.
                        Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
                        Way Back Texas~04/20/90-09/17/08
                        Green Alligator "Captain"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dakotawyatt View Post
                          Thanks Janet! I'm using a loose ring with a waterford ball in the center. My dressage instructor wasn't sure if it's legal or not, and I don't want to go through the bit check, it doesn't work, and then having to swap things out at the last minute.
                          I agree that one is questionable.

                          Just for grins, take it with you and ask the TD if it is legal.
                          Janet

                          chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by relocatedTXjumpr View Post
                            Oh yes...there IS a Story...I own the "Alligator" part and Jen and the "Squeaky" part, lol.

                            I'll let Jen tell fill the rest in, lol.
                            I call my boy "Squeaky Tiki" lol. Relo and I decided that Squeaky Alligators is now our Hunter Pace handle. Captain is Gator because he's a roarer, and Tiki is Squeaky because he sleeps all day in his stall and breathes out this hilarious sound that can only be described as a squeak. I'll take my LR with me; dressage isn't until 2:45.

                            Thanks again!!
                            http://tailsoftheottb.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              B, the pad I gave Jen is the one I mentioned to you... just a white pad with royal blue trim. And I have no barf bags for you, but I have plenty of leftover (unused) doggy poop bags... would several of those work for you?

                              Janet, that's what I told her to do! My day is now complete that my thinking was that closely in line with Janet's!

                              J, I will physically hurt you if you buy a pre-tied stock tie... you MUST have one that you tie yourself! And you should check out the Snooty Fox first!!!! SHould either of those places fail you for a non-pre-tied stock tie, I will loan you mine. And you have your armband, right?
                              If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                              Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

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                              • #16
                                Good luck!!!!!!
                                My blog
                                Follow me along my eventing journey! Complete with mishaps

                                Vegas! 'Nuff said.

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                                • #17
                                  An arm band, yes, you need an arm band.
                                  Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
                                  Way Back Texas~04/20/90-09/17/08
                                  Green Alligator "Captain"

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                                  • #18
                                    Nope - you need a medical card. Which you can affix to your arm (please, dear G-d, not your leg) with an armband, a safety pin, duct tape, etc.

                                    Seriously - at this point, just have fun. Some things will go right, others will go wrong, but at the end of the day, it's all about having a good time out there.

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                                    • #19
                                      Well, yes, medical card is what I *really* meant, lol... but I was thinking of it in terms of being all in one grouping with an armband.... regardless, make sure you have it.
                                      If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                                      Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by GotSpots View Post
                                        Nope - you need a medical card. Which you can affix to your arm (please, dear G-d, not your leg) with an armband, a safety pin, duct tape, etc.
                                        Like this

                                        Yeah. That's me
                                        The big guy: Lincoln

                                        Southern Maryland Equestrian

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