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post #1 of 23 Old 06-23-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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I never got why...

Ok, so there are Eventers, Show Jumpers, Reiners, Barrel Racers, Drivers, Pole Benders, Hunters, but why is it Dressage Riders? Why not Dressagers? I just really never got why it was like that! And same with Equitation, or Western or English Pleasure! What's up with that!

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post #2 of 23 Old 06-23-2009, 02:58 PM
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Maybe because the events all end with an "ing" IE: EventING, Show JumpING, Barrel RacING
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post #3 of 23 Old 06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
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haha, never thought about it!
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Don't worry: Dressage riders have plenty of nicknames, especially in the south. "Fancy hat people" or "Really tall, staight sittin' people' or 'English yankees riders'

No offense or anything, I just find it really funny that some southerns don't know what dressage is.

On a more serious note, I believe that they aren't call dressagers because it just sounds kinda funny. *shrugg*
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post #5 of 23 Old 06-23-2009, 04:10 PM
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I dunno... Equitation is on the rider though... Pleasure is on the horse I believe... kind of like "under saddle" is on the horse....

Dressagers... nah.. looses the high-classedness... is that a word? Classedness?

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post #6 of 23 Old 06-23-2009, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, all very good suggestions! But what if we never said eventers and just said event riders. Then eventers would sound weird! Gosh, I hate the english language!

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event riders... now it sounds like a circus!

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post #8 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Haha! True!

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post #9 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 04:30 PM
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I agree with Spastic Dove, I think it does have to do with them ending in ing! That makes perfect sense to me.
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post #10 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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^ I think that is the most likly explenation at this point in time! Lol! Or that us horse riders are compleatly insane. ;)

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