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  • Can you use a cc saddle for dressage pony club
  • Is dr bristol ok for eventing dressage

 
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    01-14-2010, 07:59 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Red face cc saddles? Bits?

I joined pony club and I was wondering if it is okay to use a close contact saddle in dressage (low level) so I don't have to but a dressage saddle.

ALSO
It is okay to use a Dr. Bristol bit in low level dressage?

Thanks
VB
     
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    01-14-2010, 08:24 PM
  #2
Green Broke
At least in eventing and local shows, I have found that it is totally ok to use a close contact saddle if you do not have another saddle. I use my CC for dressage all the time. It's just hard because it doesn't put you in the right position.

Dr. Bristol bits are approved, from what I understand
     
    01-14-2010, 08:33 PM
  #3
Green Broke
You CAN show in a CC saddle. I do, even at the one rated show I did! But you should consider what your priority will be, dressage or jumping. (assuming you have a CC b/c you jump) Use what will be most beneficial for you. I do dressage to help my horse's jump better and give them time in the show ring. At this point in my life I don't care if I never master a piaffe and I don't care about the looks I get in brown tack! But if I really wanted to be serious about dressage I'd invest in another saddle.

I think Dr Bristols used to be illegal but were recently legalized? I'm not the one to ask about that... a rule book should say somewhere though!
     
    01-14-2010, 09:16 PM
  #4
Foal
The saddle is fine. When I was a pony clubber I used the same saddle for all phases. My sister also started out that way but she's spoiled so she now has separate tack for dressage or jumping :)

http://www.usef.org/documents/licens...dressequip.pdf
Bit is USEF and PC legal according to above website and PC rulebook.
     
    01-15-2010, 07:23 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Okay, good to know. Thanks everyone!!

VB
     
    01-15-2010, 08:59 AM
  #6
Started
This is me at the USDF Jr/YR team championships... in a Pessoa ;)
The judges don't care as long as you get the job done!

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    01-16-2010, 01:44 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Alright. Awesome!
     
    01-16-2010, 11:19 PM
  #8
Trained
Dr. Bristol bits are illegal at nationally rated shows. Events sanctioned by other groups (ie not EC or USEF) may follow different rules. Check them.
In compettions sanctioned by the FEI, "dressage type" saddles are required. Again, check the rules of your sanctioning body.

Good luck!
     
    01-23-2010, 02:08 PM
  #9
Trained
*shivers at the thought of dr bristols*

They are nasty mouth pieces.
     
    01-23-2010, 07:05 PM
  #10
Banned
Quote:
*shivers at the thought of dr bristols*
Really? What's you're objection to Dr. Bristols?
     

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