America: where grades are warmbloods and anyone with a European warmblood is a snobby b*%#@ according to every other horse owner.
Imo there is "doing third level" and riding third level. One is going through a pattern and earning a whopping 50% and the other is showing potential for a higher level ride with true collection and gait quality involved in the whole shebang. Some of us are only satisfied with the latter. Sorry if you think it makes me stuck up and yes I have ridden "alternative" breeds in dressage and still do.
Eta if you don't like warmbloods imported or descended from Europe or the people that own them then you better not vote Romney, he has like 12.
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