Every time someone asks "will this or that breed be able to do dressage?" There are people that jump on with the "only warmblood horses are bred to go all the way"
I guess I am shocked by that attitude. Many other breeds have gone all the way to the top. More importantly though is... Do you think that the average person who comes on a forum and asks about a breed to purchase to do some dressage with will be going Grand Prix on their first horse? How many dressage riders will achieve that level? I mean, what percentage of people who start out in dressage will ride at the higher levels?
So now, not only winning at the higher levels not good enough, it MUST be in the European CDI's? Really? That to me is shocking and shameful.
Though I completely agree that buying the right horse for the job is made easier by getting the breed bred specifically for the discipline, there are others that can and do show well at all levels. None of that really is that important for the average Joe wanting to dabble in dressage. Basically you might as well say, if you don't have a few hundred thousand to buy a horse, train under the best trainers you might as well not bother. So rude and wrong in my opinion.