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    05-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Green Broke
I didn't even think about the fact that they are sponsored by them, MIEventer!

I'm excited about getting a Rodney Powell but it will be a while. Which is perfect because my horse isn't competing right now so I have time before I have to go back out on XC!
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    05-23-2009, 02:18 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
as for the dressage- you MIEventer has already covered this. But lower levels only halt and salute at the end of the test- never at the beginning. But since you have gone over your test- you know that already!
It may be different for this one, because I looked at the "intro rider" dressage test and you appear to salute at the beginning and the's my test:

Here is the website for the whole first show will be "Grand River Hunt" -- I am SO excited!! Thanks for all the great tips eventerdrew and mieventer!!
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    05-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Green Broke
Yes in USDF tests you always halt and saulte both the beggining and the end. And I wear a Tipperary, I think you will be fine with one until you get into the higher levels HITS!
    05-23-2009, 04:01 PM
Green Broke
Yeah if you are doing the intro level then you are doing a USDF test, which does. But the eventing tests don't.
    05-23-2009, 04:18 PM
Yeah, I've never done an HT dressage test where you halt and salute at the beginning. If you are doing a Dressage show, totally - but Eventing, never seen it.

Oh that makes sense Eventderdrew - I understand what you are saying. Gotcha.


And I wear a Tipperary, I think you will be fine with one until you get into the higher levels HITS!
I have seen far more accidents at lower levels with riders walking away with broken ribs at low levels.

Rotational Fall is a rotational fall regardless of what level you are riding at. A horse falling or stepping on you, is a horse falling or stepping on you regardless of what level you are riding at.

This is a sport that demands respect, especially at low levels. DO NOT underestimate those fences.

Many lower level riders are getting rid of their Tips because they DO NOT meet the Beta Standards of protection.

Do your research.
    05-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Green Broke
Yea MIEventer I think I would understand more than you!
    05-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Green Broke
Let's just focus on giving advice, ok?
    05-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Green Broke
Sorry, it's just my mom almost died falling off a horse, I think I would know what a vest would do
    05-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Yea MIEventer I think I would understand more than you!
How so? Please explain.


Why would you want to wear a vest that is not approved or certified through Beta Testing, SEI and ASTM?? Sure, you don't have to wear an approved vest on the CC coures *Which makes no sense since we have to wear approved helmets* But agian - why would you want to risk your physcial well being while doing this highly dangerous sport?

The new standards are Beta 2000 1, 2, and 3. The tipperary meets none of those standards.

What you really want is a Beta 2000 Level 3 vest, at minimum, you will see a purple Beta 2000 lable on the vest itself if it meets the Level 3 standards -requirements of safety/protection.

Most international level riders are switching to the Rodney Powell as Eventerdrew mentioned - because they meet all the requirements of safety for the riders body during this demanding sport.

Many riders are getting rid of their Tipperary's thanks to the massive lack of any actual protection they provide.

Tipperary's are barely Beta Level 1.

I contacted the Tipperary company a while ago, and they told me that the ONLY certified and approved vest is the Tipperary Air Spirit. Not the Tipperary Eventer.

"ASTM F1937-04 Body Protectors Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding
The ASTM standard is the most stringent in North America as far as impact performance and ergonomic coverage of the body. This level of protection is not mandatory in any discipline, but it is recommended by the United States Pony Club that all members wear an ASTM approved vest."

I saw a couple falls with riders who were wearing the Tipperary Eventer. One was a girl who came out of her tack to the right side of her horse. She did this odd roll and ended on her back, right when the horse stepped on her chest. Broke her ribs.

And the 2nd one, this horse and rider team came out of the jumps that were in the forrest, came out down a slight hill to a Trekhanner and didn't come down to a Coffin Canter. The horse took the jump flat and they hit it. She ended up with broken ribs as well.

Anything can happen, especially at low levels.


Anyways, back to the Origional topic.
    05-23-2009, 04:49 PM
sorry, it's just my mom almost died falling off a horse, I think I would know what a vest would do
You must of posted when I was posting, I didn't see. I am sorry to hear about your mom.

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