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    Creating 'flashy' dressage paces in the Medium/Advanced Horse?

    Interesting reading. Maybe I should tell Monty no more PSG though as he can't extend to save his life so we better go back to Prelim! He pushed from behind but his conformation is so bad he is so downhill he cannot open and flick his shoulder. He's never going to get amazing marks at this level...
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    Anyone own / drive a DAF45 130 / 150

    I've got a 130. Had it 5yrs now. Need to take a run up at a big hill or do end up losing the will to live by the time we get to the top but it's been a reliable old beast and taken me all over the country no probs. It is X reg.
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    CR or SJ'ing Jan 21st or 22nd - Berks, N Hants, Oxon or Surrey ?

    Parwood have unaffiliated SJ on sat 21st.
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    Wagon... what's it worth

    I have a DAF 45 2000 reg. I paid 16.5k for it 4yrs ago. Not sure what it's worth now, got it insured for 12k still. It's all singing and dancing with cut through, full fitted living, shower and toilet, reverse camera, awning etc. No way is the one described in the original post worth 20k. Maybe...
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    Weekend plans....?

    First time SJ in 3mths and after commenting on the weird turn from 4 to 5 when I walked the course and again waiting to go in I promptly sailed right past it without realising and got eliminated lol. Least number of SJ jumped ever. Good thing it was only next door and not much effort! Doh!
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    Weekend plans....?

    I was meant to be doing my next PSG at oldencraig tomorrow but they reversed the order of the classes so put me doing PSG at 9.30am and my warmup advanced Medium at 10.10 which in itself is annoying but sadly my lorry is with my mechanic and can't pick it up until 9am which I thought would be...
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    Dressage / Flatwork Clinics in Surrey?

    Parwood and Merrist Wood between them hold loads more than I could ever get to and right on my doorstep so I just go there.
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    Weekend Plans

    no hunting after all today. They went ahead but I bailed thanks to being a wuss about taking him out after the major frost we had last night. It was thawing but not quick enough for my liking and was too scared to risk him on part frozen ground :( He has been lovely this week though - lines...
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    Weekend Plans

    Working Saturday. More hunting Sunday. Yay!
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    Weekend Plans

    http://www.carolineormephotography.com/p248535492/h3d245d37#h3981de0a Piccies of us over the monster hedge on page 6 and another good one on page 9 - what a buzz!
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    Weekend Plans

    Hunting today was awesome. Ended up following THE Rodney Powell over the open team chase course at Kingsclere. The hedges were huge but Monty was on flying form! Forgiven him for chucking me on Wednesday now!
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    Weekend Plans

    Xmas shopping tomorrow then hunting with the Berks and Bucks up at Kingsclere on Sunday. My fave meet of the calendar. So many amazing hedges to jump. Can't wait! Even if I'm not sure Monty deserves to go after broncing me off onto the car park at SJ lesson on Wed when I tried to get on. Let's...
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    Report - BD convention, please add your gems to it!

    Thanks for that gem. I have two wonderful regular trainers. Doesn't mean I can't learn more from other people. Have trained my horse from Prelim to PSG and got points on our first outing at PSG so not exactly doing badly. I can just do with all the help I can get as never ridden at this level...
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    Report - BD convention, please add your gems to it!

    Thanks for that. Sounds like I should have gone! Sounds very useful especially for me! Currently blind leading the blind trying to teach my poor horse to do PSG when I've never ridden at the level!
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    Working full time 9-5..... how many times a week do you ride?

    I work 9 till 7pm. Luckily have an arena with floodlights. I also get Wed afternoons off which at least means he gets one hack during the week. Have to work 2 out of 5 Saturdays in exchange for that though. Used to do day off Monday, flatwork tue, hack Wed, flatwork or pole work on Thursday and...
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    BD Traditional / Native Champs Solihull, anyone going?

    Really wanted to go but they moved my class to the Saturday and I have to work. Hope everyone has fun!
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    First PSG report

    Thanks. We did get stuck in our left piri and the right wasn't fab but I knew they would be our weak point. Nailed the 4's though. Got 4 instead of 3 in one of the 3's but judge didn't notice! Otherwise all came off there or thereabouts. Loads of room for improvement though which is exciting!
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    First PSG report

    really hoping these work this time! a shot from one of our changes in the Advanced Medium - as you can see - it was raining rather a lot! Bless him he didn't bat an eyelid though. another shop from Advanced Medium:
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    First PSG report

    Slightly delayed report as disappeared off on holiday straight after the event last week but deserves a proper report! Total and utter dream come true. Ever since I rode my first dressage test many many years ago I set my lifetime ambition to ride a PSG test in a tailcoat. Well finally those...
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    BD Major Competition Dates 2017, anyone else excitedly planning?

    Having got my first sheet for PSG last week I'm desperately hoping we can find enough comps to get to to get some more sheets in time as there aren't many around. Easier now not fitting it around eventing that's for sure. Currently sunning myself in lanzarote though so will plan to look when I...
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    Weekend plans

    Thank you! He is a superstar. We have worked hard together but to get from Novice to PSG in 3yrs has been amazing! Long may it last! He's not flash but he just tries so hard!
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    Weekend plans

    Erm, so somehow we got 61.18% and a point at PSG! I am gobsmacked! Life dream come true thanks to my awesome little horse. We missed a couple of changes and stuck in the left canter piri but overall it wasn't a bad first go and we can definitely improve on it. One sheet towards next year's area...
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    Weekend plans

    Am getting mine filmed too. Could be interesting if he gets his legs in a tangle in the canter piris or the tempi changes! Good luck in yours. Everyone has to start somewhere and we have been there in the prelims when I couldn't get him round the arena!
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    Weekend plans

    I'm doing my first PSG on Sunday. Eeeek! Lifetime dream. Can't believe it's finally coming true. Just hope I don't embarrass myself!
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    Weekend plans

    Went to area festivals at Crofton yesterday for Advanced Medium class. Did ok but not enough to get placed. Probably go for a little hack today then tomorrow hoping to go to the draghunt opening meet as long as my lorry is fixed in time and the cold that has been threatening me for days doesn't...
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    Hey ho, hey ho, we're off to...

    Good luck with everything. Will miss your reports so much!
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    How long a holiday do you give your eventers during winter?

    I don't do eventers kind of holidays. I'm really not convinced letting them down for months on end is in their best interests. My boy is 17 now and still going strong on my regime and my old boy is 30 and still happy so it's working for me. I gave mine 6weeks during the summer without any...
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    Weekend Plans

    Working tomorrow. Think just going to Hampton sponsored ride on Sunday if weather OK.
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    Weekend Plans

    Went to do Advanced Medium Area Festivals at Wellington today. Judge at C had us as the winner. Am so chuffed with him! Shame judge at M hated him and had him 31marks lower so ended up 9th but still fab day. Off to Blenheim tomorrow for eventers challenge.
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    Weekend Plans

    Wellington Advanced Medium Area Festivals on Saturday and Blenheim eventers challenge on Sunday!
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