UPHA American Royal 2017

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  1. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

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    I went to the American Royal Friday night and all day yesterday. I got some videos and pictures and thought I would share them here for everyone to view. :) I understand Saddlebreds are not everyone's cup of tea here, but I would really like this to just be a thread to share these amazing horses with you guys. I'm hoping this won't turn into an argument or a thread to criticize the horses or trainers or riders. These horses and Saddle Seat are my passion and I just enjoy sharing them with you guys.

    I apologize for the quality of the photos. It's really difficult to take good pictures with a cell phone in this arena... especially when the horses are moving. But you get the idea.

    20171110_184722.jpg Senior equitation riders.

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    Parade horse.

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    Parade horses.

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    Parade horses.

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    Pleasure horses.

    20171111_192229.jpg 3 gaited.

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    3 gaited.
     
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    William Shatner winning the Roadster to bike amateur class.


    Youth roadster pony.


    Junior exhibitor Park.
     
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    NBChoice Senior Member

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    Ladies 5 gaited.


    Some of the winners from last night.


    Roadster horses under saddle and Roadster horses to bike. (Standardbreds)


    And of course one of the crowd favorites-the last class of the show- The 5 gaited national championship.
     
  5. DelP

    DelP Senior Member

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    I’m totally biased, but I love the STB’s!!!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I've never ridden a 5-gaited horse, so. love to watch them though.
     
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    I've only ridden a 5 gaited horse in a lesson once. It was a blast. I'd love to own a 5 gaited pleasure horse some time!
     
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    I was thinking the same!
     
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    Haha I knew there were a few STB folks on here, so figured you all would enjoy those!
     
  10. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Can´t watch the videos but it looks like you had fun.
    You need a better camera, stat. :D
    ASBs still have a somewhat foreign look to me but I do love how regal they all look. If they could talk they´d probably call me "peasant". :LOL:
    Kidding!

    Kinda OT question: are there big differences in prize money when it comes to 3 gaited vs. 5 gaited?
     

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