I must have misunderstood one of the post I read. I thought someone stated that there are USDF gaited horse dressage test out there. Thanks for clarifying that.
The Dressage world has a wide variety of characters from DQs (and I mean that in the worst sense of the words) to very highly qualified "names" that are willing to go beyond USDF boundaries to help folks that want to experiment outside those boundaries.
Once upon a time "dressage" was road. Today Dressage is a destination. In many ways that's sad, but it's hardly different from the western horse morphing in the Western Pleasure Horse or any other discipline where a working animal has become a "fancy" animal.
Thank you for your other input; it was quite interesting.