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#1 FiveBays

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:31 AM

Palameta did it again. She won in tough open competition at the Del Mar Nationals. Today she won the intermeidate western trail championship and was reserve circuit champion. She showed 3 days under 3 judges. This is the thrid year in row she has done well at this show.

The Del Mar Nationals is a prestigeous show here in SoCal. It's really three different shows - western week, dressage week, and HJ week.

Showing open is great for breed promotion.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

Congratulations Dave!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

Way to go guys! Great Job! Lets see the pictures....

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:39 AM

Big congrat's - Del Mar is major......... image004.gif
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

CONGRATS!!!

AHA or our trade magazines should do a story on you.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

Larry,

AHW did a story on Palameta in the July 2011 issue. I think I'll contact AHA.

I wish anyone else showing open would brag. Open success is a bright spot in a breed that seems to be in decline.

Dave

QUOTE(Platinum Jeweler @ Apr 24 2012, 08:50 AM) View Post
CONGRATS!!!

AHA or our trade magazines should do a story on you.

Larry



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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE(FiveBays @ Apr 24 2012, 02:13 PM) View Post
Larry,

AHW did a story on Palameta in the July 2011 issue. I think I'll contact AHA.

I wish anyone else showing open would brag. Open success is a bright spot in a breed that seems to be in decline.

Dave


I agree Dave, at this point showing open (Imho) is the best hope for saving our breed. Too many "In" people still don't get it. They continue to practce tunnel vision. My business instincts say, if it ain't working right, rebuild it!

It's too easy to "go along to get along". No one wants to offend the BNTs and breeders. Over the last 3 decades they've built it like they wanted it. In those three decades, registrations have gone down 96.2%.
Are they getting nervous yet? I doubt it! (it's the economy, it's Bush's fault, feed's too high, diesel has gone up, etc)

This thing needs to be bottomed out and rebuilt, the sooner the better! In the interim, our Arabians will do just fine in the open shows, and actually will be a more positive draw to the breed, than all the money spent on promotion by AHA.

ALL HORSEMEN\WOMEN APPRECIATE A GREAT HORSE. If you can agree to that, the rest is simple. Get our horses out in front of as many HORSEMEN\HORSEWOMEN as possible. Think about it! What would that do to our AHA budget? The cost to AHA for breed promotion would be zero!

Great piece of work for the breed, Dave. Need more like you to "get it"

Afterthought: Many of the AQHA top competitors take a string of horses to their competitions. A worthy goal would be to get as many of them as possible to add "just one" Arab to their string. Then sit back and let the Arab do the rest.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

I'm thinking of following my wife's lead and showing open myself. I have a really great dressage trainer, Will Faeber helping me with my mare TA Zofia. We're going the classical way with her - developing her back and core with ground work. I think a classically trained Arab should be competitive in open dressage.

This classical stuff really works and it makes things much easier. The thing that amazes me is how readily what a horse learns from the ground transfers to the saddle.

I will make this bold assertion - if you train an Arab with classical methods, you will not need martingales, draw reins or any of the gimmicks that Arabians are subjected to. It all has to do with the first three pieces of the dreassge training scale, rythym, suppleness or relaxtion, and connection.


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:27 AM

QUOTE(FiveBays @ May 13 2012, 01:27 AM) View Post
I'm thinking of following my wife's lead and showing open myself. I have a really great dressage trainer, Will Faeber helping me with my mare TA Zofia. We're going the classical way with her - developing her back and core with ground work. I think a classically trained Arab should be competitive in open dressage.

This classical stuff really works and it makes things much easier. The thing that amazes me is how readily what a horse learns from the ground transfers to the saddle.

I will make this bold assertion - if you train an Arab with classical methods, you will not need martingales, draw reins or any of the gimmicks that Arabians are subjected to. It all has to do with the first three pieces of the dreassge training scale, rythym, suppleness or relaxtion, and connection.
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Oh Dave you're such a bold guy!! :-) LOL

I too am enjoying learning classical dressage. It's quite challenging but very insightful. I hope you have fun showing your horse at the open dressage shows.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(FiveBays @ Apr 24 2012, 01:13 PM) View Post
I wish anyone else showing open would brag. Open success is a bright spot in a breed that seems to be in decline.

Dave


I really think you guys are on the right track regarding the only way our beloved breed is ever going to make a comeback. There's just not enough of us around anymore to keep selling and showing to each other and think everything is going to be ok.

Congratulations on Palameta's continued success Dave and best of luck with Zofia going forward. It will be representation like this that decides just where this breed will go in the future.



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