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post #1 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Pads in Dressage competition

OK, folks... After responding in thread about noseband I started reading through other rules and now am puzzled with the pad one. The book is saying:

"1. An English type saddle with stirrups is compulsory for U.S. Equestrian and USDF tests. A Dressage saddle with stirrups is compulsory for FEI tests. Saddle pads are optional, but should be white or of conservative color. While present in the competition area and during prize giving ceremonies, the name and/or logo of the individual's sponsor(s) may appear on a surface area not exceeding 200 cm2 on each side of the saddle cloth. Breed logos (for horses registered with that breed), national flags (for citizens of that country), and business/farm names or logos (used with permission of farm/business owner) are also permitted and must have the same specifications as sponsor logos. No other advertisement or publicity is permitted on saddle cloths or horses."

So what is considered to be conservative color? And what is breed logo?

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So what is considered to be conservative color? And what is breed logo?
I don't ride english, at all, but I take it to be conservative in : not neon lime green or pink, prints, etc. Tan pad on a sorrel horse, is conservative, to me. My friend rides in a english saddle shaped pad that is white wool. Can barely see it under the saddle. To me, very conservative.

Breed logo....maybe APHA, AQHA?

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 11:25 PM
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I have never used anything other than white or cream for dressage.

A breed logo would be yes, AQHA or something but I normally see something like the Hanoverian brand or something like this:
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Thanks, folks! The reason I was asking I came across this one Wilker's Custom Winning Colors Saddle Pad - All Purpose Saddle Pads from SmartPak Equine which is completely customized, and they offer absolutely awesome colors. So I was wondering if "peach" is considered to be "conservative".

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I love colored pads! But, I've never seen anything but white at competitions. I have seen a couple black pads. I'd love to test with the pad I just purchased - black with white, silver and grey cording - but even though the colors are considered conservative, its quite flashy.
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Most warmbloods have a logo. Westphalian, Hanoverian, Swedish Warmblood, Dutch Warmblood, Trakehner, Holsteiner....

Horse Breed Logos - Warmbloods

As for conservative color....I'm not sure. White and cream perhaps?
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Our rules are White or black, but I see all sorts of silver and gold patterns on black and white being sold, but maybe they are just practice pads?
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White, cream, black, grey, navy, dark green, burgundy, pastel colours, etc.. are considered "conservative". Basically as long as you are not distracting the judge with a red or blue schooling pad or something covered in bling you should be ok.
I'm assuming you're showing national levels at national shows? Peach should be fine.
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^^ Thanks, Anebel! Yes, red or blue would be kinda "out of line". I was just looking at "quiet" colors on list but don't want to ask one for my B-day if I can't use it at the show.

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I have never used anything other than white or cream for dressage.

A breed logo would be yes, AQHA or something but I normally see something like the Hanoverian brand or something like this:
I think this one is Moravian Warmlood-Moravský Teplokrevník from Czech and Slovakia :)

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