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Jealoushe
Aug. 15, 2008, 10:05 AM
If Canada medals in the Showjumping, which fingers crossed they take it all!! It will be Canada's first medal at the games...and maybe we can finally get some financing for Equestrian events here!!

ridgeback
Aug. 15, 2008, 10:08 AM
If Canada medals in the Showjumping, which fingers crossed they take it all!! It will be Canada's first medal at the games...and maybe we can finally get some financing for Equestrian events here!!

Canada will medal because it's going to be a North America & South America sweep:D

00Jumper
Aug. 15, 2008, 10:10 AM
Hopefully you haven't jinxed them with this thread! :winkgrin:

Jealoushe
Aug. 15, 2008, 10:26 AM
OI! Not possible!

sisu27
Aug. 15, 2008, 10:43 AM
Would be so amazingly awesome!

I can barely stand it.

petitefilly
Aug. 15, 2008, 10:58 AM
Would be so amazingly awesome!

I can barely stand it.

Good luck to you! Canada, our little neighbors to the North, we love you too. Eh?

sisu27
Aug. 15, 2008, 11:18 AM
Good luck to you! Canada, our little neighbors to the North, we love you too. Eh?

Well, we aren't so little (don't they teach geography in the US?!?!?:winkgrin:) but THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice touch with the "eh"!!!

Foxtrot's
Aug. 15, 2008, 12:11 PM
Well, we're little in population - about l/10th the mighty USA - but we do have an awful lot of north country :)

sisu27
Aug. 15, 2008, 12:49 PM
Yes, I was speaking in terms of geographical size.

Just makes me giggle because one of the girls I work with is from Texas and REFUSED to believe it when I told her you could fit the entire state into the province of Quebec. Thank you Wikipedia!

I wish the Brits had done better (nice round from Nick and Russell...love them) but I am THRILLED with how we are sitting right now. I want a good result SO BADLY for our team, they really deserve it. I was a little worried about Mac and Ole but could not be happier that I worried for nothing. Mac is such a gentleman and wonderful horseman. I'm so glad we have him on our team. Sorry USA, he's OURS!.

TropicalStorm
Aug. 15, 2008, 12:54 PM
I really hope they can make it. What a fantastic boost for the sport if Canada's first (and possibly only, the way were going) came from an equestrian event.

But man, are we dynamite in the winter olympics :lol:

JER
Aug. 15, 2008, 01:31 PM
IIRC, the US Pledge of Allegiance has that "one nation under Canada" line.

Some people seem to think it's "under God" but that wouldn't make much sense.

:D

gottagrey
Aug. 16, 2008, 10:31 AM
I'm from USA and yes I'd like for the US to medal, but I have to say I would love for Canada - Ian Millar to bring it home !

ridexc
Aug. 16, 2008, 11:22 AM
Would love to see our team medal in the showjumping of course, but as of this morning we no longer have a medal drought. Cdn athletes delivered a three-fer in women's wrestling (gold), pairs rowing (silver), and... um.... something else (bronze). Sorry, I was half-asleep when my clock radio alarm thingy delivered the news. :winkgrin: But my brain was at least coherent enough to think, "Finally!"

FalseImpression
Aug. 16, 2008, 11:41 AM
we have two in women's wrestling! ;)

I am sure rooting for the Canadian team, but I have learned not to sell the chicken before they are hatched!!! I hope they are on a winning streak but let's just keep cheering them on and not add to the pressure!

I would love for Ian to win a medal.. after so many Olympics, he deserves one! And I agree about Mac Cone. I love him and found him to be such a gentleman a few years ago at the Royal! Go Canada Go!

PVR is already set to record. I just have to read the instructions as to how to transfer to a VCR tape!

Ajierene
Aug. 16, 2008, 12:14 PM
Yes, I was speaking in terms of geographical size.

Just makes me giggle because one of the girls I work with is from Texas and REFUSED to believe it when I told her you could fit the entire state into the province of Quebec. Thank you Wikipedia!.

Texans also tend to not believe that Alaska is actually bigger than Texas in terms of land mass.....I think they just tend towards delusional.

Roan
Aug. 17, 2008, 01:56 AM
Oh, you guys must have missed the faux pas during the show jumping commentary :D

Apparently Ottawa is a province!

I don't remember who they were talking about, but the commentators were telling everyone that this particular rider and a few others all hailed from/trained in the Ottawa area and how amazing it was that there would be so many good riders from such a small province.

Paraphrased, as I cannot remember exactly how it was worded -- I was laughing too hard.

Eileen

Drvmb1ggl3
Aug. 17, 2008, 02:11 AM
Texans also tend to not believe that Alaska is actually bigger than Texas in terms of land mass.....I think they just tend towards delusional.

Next time you have to deal with a Texan getting all uppity and bragging, just tell them that one could split Alaska in two and Texas would be the 3rd largest state in the Union.
Gets 'em every time.

willowoodstables
Aug. 17, 2008, 02:29 AM
Oh, you guys must have missed the faux pas during the show jumping commentary :D

Apparently Ottawa is a province!

I don't remember who they were talking about, but the commentators were telling everyone that this particular rider and a few others all hailed from/trained in the Ottawa area and how amazing it was that there would be so many good riders from such a small province.

Paraphrased, as I cannot remember exactly how it was worded -- I was laughing too hard.

Eileen

The really sad part is that Ottawa as a CITY encompasses a huge part of Perth (Ian Millar) North Grenville (jill Henslewood) and the commentators where close but no cigar...you're right, Ontario is the province and Ottawa is the capital...BUT imagine having TWO Olympic caliber barns within 20 minutes of you...pretty cooll!!!

Roan
Aug. 17, 2008, 06:44 AM
The really sad part is that Ottawa as a CITY encompasses a huge part of Perth (Ian Millar) North Grenville (jill Henslewood) and the commentators where close but no cigar...you're right, Ontario is the province and Ottawa is the capital...BUT imagine having TWO Olympic caliber barns within 20 minutes of you...pretty cooll!!!

Nod, I know :D I'm from Ontario. Guelph, to be precise. My dad (deceased) and the rest of that side are from Ottawa. Some in Kanata. Some in Hull. Barrie. Burlington. All over Ontario.

I remembered after I posted who they were talking about and it was during Jill's ride that they made the comment. Jill is new to me, Ian -- I've been an Ian fan forever.

Eileen

jvanrens
Aug. 17, 2008, 09:16 AM
Nod, I know :D I'm from Ontario. Guelph, to be precise. My dad (deceased) and the rest of that side are from Ottawa. Some in Kanata. Some in Hull. Barrie. Burlington. All over Ontario.

I remembered after I posted who they were talking about and it was during Jill's ride that they made the comment. Jill is new to me, Ian -- I've been an Ian fan forever.

Eileen

Pssst Roan, Hull is actually Gatineau now, and is in Quebec. :winkgrin:

Kemptville is not in the City of Ottawa. Close, but it's part of Leeds & Grenville, North Grenville to be exact.

Roan
Aug. 17, 2008, 12:14 PM
Pssst Roan, Hull is actually Gatineau now, and is in Quebec. :winkgrin:

Kemptville is not in the City of Ottawa. Close, but it's part of Leeds & Grenville, North Grenville to be exact.

As far as I know, Hull has always been part of Quebec, but phone books and TV Guides from the 60s and 70s always had the listings for "Ottawa/Hull", so I tend to include them together.

I'm old, what can I say :D

WHen did it change to Gatineau? I've been in the States since '94, so I'm a little out of touch.

Eileen

jvanrens
Aug. 17, 2008, 12:31 PM
As far as I know, Hull has always been part of Quebec, but phone books and TV Guides from the 60s and 70s always had the listings for "Ottawa/Hull", so I tend to include them together.

I'm old, what can I say :D

WHen did it change to Gatineau? I've been in the States since '94, so I'm a little out of touch.

Eileen

If you remember phone books from the 60s you've got a couple of years on me Eileen :winkgrin: but old, naww!! The Ottawa/Hull thing is more a reference to the National Capital Region. Don't know why they do that. :confused:

Hull became Gatineau about the same time the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (I remember when it was Carleton County ;) ) became the City of Ottawa. Hull, Gatineau Aylmer and the surrounding environs became the City of Gatineau. Damn amalgamation (sp). Most of my family live in what is now considered part of Ottawa, but about the only improvement :rolleyes: they've noticed is an increase in taxes.

Jo

Foxtrot's
Aug. 18, 2008, 02:05 AM
...things you learn: I did not know Texas would fit into Quebec 'till now:)

Jealoushe
Aug. 18, 2008, 10:50 AM
Go Canada!!!!!! Silver medal in Team Showjumping, our 9th medal I believe now!

aj
Aug. 18, 2008, 10:53 AM
Does anyone know why Mac Cone didn't ride today?

ika
Aug. 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
His horse hit a rail during the round yesterday and didn't come up sound today. Unfortunate, but we still did well!

Holly Jeanne
Aug. 18, 2008, 11:03 AM
Congratulations on the silver! I'm glad for Canada but I'm particularly thrilled for Ian Miller for finally getting an olympic medal! :D

TraksRuleDutchDrool
Aug. 18, 2008, 01:29 PM
Woo Hoo! How awesome was that?! :D

clivers
Aug. 18, 2008, 01:35 PM
Yay Canada!!! So amazing!!!!! I'm in love with Hickestead! :)

poltroon
Aug. 19, 2008, 04:40 AM
Congratulations Canada!!!

Jealoushe
Aug. 21, 2008, 01:07 PM
Yay........2 medals, I guess I didn't jinx them!

Rocky XVI
Aug. 21, 2008, 03:00 PM
Our farm is just a stone's throw from Eric's (to the north) and Mac's (to the south). :) I keep hoping one of their horses will escape one day and wander into our barn! :D :D :D

Mozart
Aug. 21, 2008, 04:55 PM
Our farm is just a stone's throw from Eric's (to the north) and Mac's (to the south). :) I keep hoping one of their horses will escape one day and wander into our barn! :D :D :D
And that Hickstead will quickly live cover all the mares before he is rounded up?

Rocky XVI
Aug. 21, 2008, 08:47 PM
Ooooooo, good point, Mozart! My mares are going to start living outside 24/7 from now on!!!!!

Actually, a few years ago, my daughter was having a lesson at another farm in the area, when partway through the lesson we were visited by 2 grooms, lead ropes in hand, inquiring if we had seen a couple of loose horses. Apparently the horses had escaped from Eric's farm and had run off down the driveway!!! Needless to say, we were all leaving stud muffins and carrots out on our doorsteps that night, in hopes that one of the loose rogues was Millcreek's Raphael, whom Eric was competing at the time!!!! :D :D :D

Hope I don't get anyone in trouble for telling that story!!!! :eek:

poltroon
Aug. 22, 2008, 02:37 AM
I think it rocks that Canada did so well, and I hope it means that y'all will have more attention, more money, more national interest in fielding more and better teams more often. We need more serious Canada-US competition! :D