Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
For Dressage the two big centers in North America are in California and Florida. Most (serious) Canadian dressage riders end up in the US or Europe. There is not much of a circuit in Canada, and I think they are down to two or three CDIs in the whole country.
The centers with a group of "BNT"s are Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, and of course there are some other good coaches scattered in the countryside, but if they don't work for you, they are the only ones around and you'll have to move for a new coach.
As far as horses, for dressage horses you really need a big pocket book and a good eye. It's almost a better bet to import from Europe as far as quality and price. You will be very hard pressed to find anything a little special, while staying on a budget. There are nice horses in NA, but the price is usually very high.
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Hi thanks for reply . Can I ask what BNT s are?
I am a serious amateur competitor, I will never have the finance therefore the horses to be seriously competitive at CDI level etc. I have competed to advanced medium and trained to GP on a few horses. My current horse was a show horse correct moving but nothing special but with correct training and the fact he has a willing temp I can manage to get that type to work well and do well. He is competing medium is always placed. Also qualifying for national champs. I know my budget and I know whatever horse I get I will have to work round its faults and do as best I can with what I can afford.
I am a trainer my self which is why I would be looking for my own place eventually.
I want to be able to compete and continue with dressage but my family does come first and this move is for them as much as me. So they can have a better future.