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baileygreyhorse
Oct. 11, 2003, 05:39 AM
I know it's Radnor weekend, but who is going to be at Fair Hill? How long are you travelling to get here? First timers?

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baileygreyhorse
Oct. 11, 2003, 05:39 AM
I know it's Radnor weekend, but who is going to be at Fair Hill? How long are you travelling to get here? First timers?

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Pol
Oct. 11, 2003, 07:22 AM
Well, I am going but not competing. I will be volunteering all day Saturday. If I drove, it would take me about 8 hours. I will instead, take the train and be met at the station by my DAUGHTER! Yay.
Fair Hill is a gas, BTW. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

yventer
Oct. 11, 2003, 07:32 AM
I'm entered and am now in the "holding my breath hoping it all hangs together" stage of event prep. It will be the first *** for me and my horse. I'm already having event anxiety dreams! I'm also very excited since 5 weeks ago I thought I was out for the season, but my 40-mumble body has really come through for me and healed amazingly well.

There is a whole contingent of us who train with Wofford who are entered, and we're all "virgins"! It should be an interesting time http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Y

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"Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant" - Jim Wofford

PiedPiper
Oct. 11, 2003, 08:28 AM
I will be going to groom but won't be going up till Friday morning I think. I had a blast last year at Radnor, loved the food, so what is great about Fair Hill? Most importantly, how is the food!?!

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 11, 2003, 06:07 PM
Get the crab cakes and crab soup from Bayard House! Yum! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif
There was a Chinese food stand that wasn't too bad also.
Sorry, no omlettes. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif

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horsephoto
Oct. 11, 2003, 07:28 PM
I am going purely for fun. Can't wait!
Oni

Janet
Oct. 11, 2003, 07:56 PM
I'll be jump judging.

My sister will be competing.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

YoungRider
Oct. 11, 2003, 10:56 PM
"Emmy" and I are grooming for Michael Pollard (Psalm, Nero), Natalie Bouckaert (West Farthing), and Carl Bouckaert (The Boomer) at Fair Hill and Pan Am. Should be lots of fun!

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 12, 2003, 05:00 AM
I'll be there doing my picture-thing. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif This will be my third year, but I'll be all alone with my mom this time...Oh well, we enjoy it. It's one of my favorite places to go.

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

Pol
Oct. 12, 2003, 05:16 AM
Well, I can't tell you about the food as the only times I've been to FH I have been in the 10-minute box all day! Crab cakes are the local specialty, so I'd be sure to get ahold of some of them!
yventer, JCW will get you 'virgins' thru it all with flying colors! No worries! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

sidesaddle
Oct. 12, 2003, 05:31 AM
Yes, I'm going to do photos and stories for two publications (on the Pan Ams). Good luck to all competitors!

mistyjewell
Oct. 12, 2003, 03:21 PM
I will be going there for my first time! I just moved about 15mins away from there, and have been loving the fact that alot of events are within a few hours of me! And spending alot of time at FH in general for schooling, schooling events, and drooling over all the recognized stuff.

I can't wait! I want to try and be there pretty much every day. I signed up to volunteer, but got to it late and haven't heard back yet http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 12, 2003, 07:26 PM
Don't give up on volunteering! I know they need more people on Sat. Call the office number (listed on the website) and give them your info.
I will be there Fri, Sat and Sun; hope to see you there!

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rides2fly
Oct. 12, 2003, 08:47 PM
Hey, watch for Gina Economu from California in the 3 star. Gina introduced me to the wonders of eventing and kept me going through the ups and downs of my early days in the sport. She's great fun and a true sportsman with a fantastic attitude.

Arcadien
Oct. 13, 2003, 07:31 AM
I'm going "just for fun" this year. I'll be the one attached to the huge black German shepherd dog (come say hi, he's friendly!). I'm bringing Nox as motivation to keep myself out of the AWESOME trade fair (spent my fall trade fair budget at Radnor Sat, sigh). It is only a 1.5 hr drive for us. Fairhill is always a lovely event and worth any trip to get there! Especially this year with the Pan Am riders!

Cheers,
Arcadien

hoofhearted
Oct. 13, 2003, 10:50 AM
My friend/coach Becky Douglas is leaving for Fair Hill on Friday. Will take her 2 days to get there from Minnesota. She's bringing 2 horses - her long time partner Highland Hogan and her young horse Courageous Comet. Please take photos and keep me posted on how she is doing.

Thanks

~Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed~

LisaB
Oct. 13, 2003, 11:51 AM
GO YVONNE, GO GILLIAN!!!!
Remember, reports are the requirement!
Good luck, take lots of trips to the bathroom and bring your own t.p.

INoMrEd
Oct. 13, 2003, 01:56 PM
Yes please do watch for Gina Economou as she was my coach as well for the past two years! She does have a great personality, is marvelous with horses and is really fun to be around. GO GINA!!!!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - DAVE BARRY

Janet
Oct. 13, 2003, 02:42 PM
LisaB,
Have you seen this weeks COTH yet- the Plantation Fields article?

In addition to Yvonne and Gillian- Go Lynne (on the Pan Am B team)!

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

DizzyMagic
Oct. 13, 2003, 08:26 PM
I'm going for the whole week! I'm going to hang out with a friend who is grooming, work via laptop in the evenings, and enjoy the last big event of the year -- I can't wait!

yventer
Oct. 14, 2003, 04:38 AM
Being originally from the West Coast, I remember Gina E., but better yet, Debbie Rosen is entered. We rode in the same barn as juniors!I look forward to seeing her again.

Y

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"Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant" - Jim Wofford

LisaB
Oct. 14, 2003, 04:55 AM
I saw the title online, Janet, but I usually don't get the Chronicle(uh-oh, I'm going to get kicked off here in a minute). I guess I need to scrounge around the Fredericksburg area for a Chronicle now. I did tell Leslie about her winning. And she always shakes her head and reminds me of Sportscar's first x-c outing. Gillian relegated to another day to get over ditches. And we both would have crossed that mare off our list. How wrong were we?

CC
Oct. 14, 2003, 10:09 AM
I'll be there Fri. and sat. spectating. I have jump judged a number of times in past years but I have to go to a wedding late Sat. afternoon. I really should have had a word with my cousin about scheduling her wedding on Fair Hill weekend! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Oh and I'm about 1 hr. 15 min. away.

Dizymagic, we'll have to catch up with each other!

Pixie Dust
Oct. 14, 2003, 01:54 PM
My horsey girlfriend and I are going Saturday, and bringing along our non-horsey SO's.....we are kind of pushing the envelope, because Friday night we plan to take them to WIHS. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

I think it's about 45 minutes.

I do not smirk. But if I did, this would be a good opportunity. - Worf

retreadeventer
Oct. 14, 2003, 03:57 PM
I will be volunteering on Sat. and also am going up a day this week -- to help set up Roads and Tracks. I need an email address -- does anyone know if Fran Loftus has an email address? I need to reach her if I can via email. Just email me private or post it here.

Horses will make a fool of you, it's only a matter of when, not if.

yventer
Oct. 16, 2003, 04:04 PM
Will any one of you going to FairHill have internet access, able to post daily reports to the BB? I have lots of friends, and I know Gillian and Leslie do too, who will be clamoring for news while we're there, and I'm camping, so can't post. And I don't have enough minutes on my cell plan to call everyone!

Y

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"Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant" - Jim Wofford

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 16, 2003, 06:17 PM
I can try to update each evening after volunteering. Friday I am working the dressage gate. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sleepy.gif But only for the morning. Saturday I am in the vet box; that should be exciting. Sunday I will be in the stabling office. Sounds busy, but last year I got to see a lot as well as volunteer all three days.
I took Skipper (the ultimate trail horse) over there today to snoop around. The tents are up, galloping lanes marked, and flags newly painted. They were also putting the last touches on the second water jump. Very exciting! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

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Janet
Oct. 16, 2003, 06:22 PM
I'll have my laptop, and can post comments/results if (a) the hotel has a decent phone system and (b) I don't fall asleep as soon as I get in the room.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

LisaB
Oct. 17, 2003, 05:04 AM
Hey Janet,
Gillian, lovely over fence 1
Sportscar, great over fence 2
took a huge flier over fence 3
way to go Gillian and Sportscar over fence 4 ...
Do I have your commentary down? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Oh yeah, ditto on Yvonne.

yventer
Oct. 17, 2003, 05:42 AM
OK, you guys know how to find me for results and info. I'm easy to spot http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, and I'll be camped in the stabling area with the big ugly rig, "Moby".

And remember to root for all four members of Team Virgin Wofford: Gillian, Leslie Stephenson, Walter Reynolds, and me!

Thanks, everyone. Off to Waredaca today to practice our dsg test http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Y

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"Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant" - Jim Wofford

LisaB
Oct. 17, 2003, 06:16 AM
I didn't know Wofford was a virgin http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I have to tell his kids about that.
Ya know, I'm not doing anything that weekend ...

pwynnnorman
Oct. 17, 2003, 09:58 AM
Hey, my "party of four" is confirmed. We'll all be there, and most definitely with cheers for Team Wofford, virgin or not.

Sportponies Unlimited
Specializing in fancy, athletic, 3/4-TB ponies.
http://www.sportponiesunlimited.com

"If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on." -- Lance Armstrong (clearly not an equestrian, since we worry, but STILL get on).

Janet
Oct. 17, 2003, 10:09 AM
More like -
"Sportscar saved Gillian's butt-AGAIN!"

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

LisaB
Oct. 17, 2003, 10:30 AM
You terrible sister you!
That's funny. I'm surprised I haven't gotten that announcement yet. Kirin's done some amazing feats to keep me in the saddle.

Helen
Oct. 19, 2003, 09:25 PM
I'll be there too, although just to spectate. It's an annual tradition for me, my mom, sister, & 2 cousins to meet there for a "ladies' day out" every year... but I definitely come the farthest of them, as they all live in PA/NJ.

Piaffeprincess, I already look forward to seeing your photos after we get back! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If you have a hankering for crabcakes, our favorite spot is Woody's in Northeast - not the greatest ambiance, but fabulous food! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

LoriO
Oct. 20, 2003, 01:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rides2fly:
Hey, watch for Gina Economu from California in the 3 star. Gina introduced me to the wonders of eventing and kept me going through the ups and downs of my early days in the sport. She's great fun and a true sportsman with a fantastic attitude.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rides2fly, you beat me too it!!! Gina and I were best friends growing up from about 4th grade on!!! On my, the things I can tell you about that we used to do on my old horse Rosie http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

INoMrEd, I didn't know that you trained with Gina! Here we were talking about Tarzana that time, and I never dreamed we had another thing in common. For fun, ask her about racing cars on horseback along the train tracks in Reseda http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

I am so excited for her that she is getting this opportunity. She has worked so hard over the years, especially after she lost her mom, that she really deserves this opportunity to compete.

Please everyone, if you run into her, tell her Lori in Connecticut is thinking of her and GOOD LUCK!!!!!


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

[This message was edited by LoriO on Oct. 20, 2003 at 08:49 AM.]

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 20, 2003, 03:03 AM
Helen, thank you! I am very excited and looking forward to this weekend. If only I could get this week of school to go by faster!

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

Pol
Oct. 20, 2003, 06:47 AM
Baileygreyhorse, I'll be in the 10-minute box, too.
Helen, I agree about Woody's- faaab seafood. I was just there for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Yum.

hoofhearted
Oct. 20, 2003, 09:18 AM
Again, I second my plea for news about Becky Douglas! She promised to call in and keep us osted, but who knows with the excitment of the show. Any info and photos would be great
!

Thanks.

~Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed~

retreadeventer
Oct. 20, 2003, 06:18 PM
Baileygreyhorse, you are so lucky you can "snoop" around on horseback and work all three days! I can only manage one day, have to work the others...and it's a 2hr drive for me to get there so I have to leave at 5:30 am to get there in time for the 8 am meeting. Ah well. Have you entered any of the remaining horse trials (unrecognized)?

Horses will make a fool of you, it's only a matter of when, not if.

SportsfieldEventer
Oct. 20, 2003, 06:28 PM
So I got a message from Jan Thompson this morning (I work for her in the summer) because the "A" team has been modified from what was originally proposed and she has been moved from the "B" team to the "A" team (which is totally awesome). Anyone know details as to why things were changed around?

EW
Oct. 20, 2003, 06:53 PM
Yea, for Jan. I thought she deserved to be on the "A" team. But curious as to the reason also.

Emstah
Oct. 20, 2003, 07:38 PM
I'll be there Saturday and Sunday (not Friday I don't think, unless I skip my classes http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif) either working with Pol in the vet box, or working for Sally and resuming my much loved and missed slave status http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif! Not sure yet, but either way, I'm not gonna miss it- I can't wait!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

"One needs an end to journey toward, but it's the journey that matters in the end."

yventer
Oct. 20, 2003, 09:53 PM
So, Gillian should already be at Fair Hill, and I'm leaving in the morning.

Do I feel ready? Stuff-wise, I'm never sure, but thanks be to Pegasus for credit cards; the horse is certain he's ready, but he's never had a moment of self-doubt since BN; I'm ready personally, because I'm only concentrating on passing the jog at this point. I'm sure I'll realize I've forgotten something vital in a day or two, and on Friday eve (!), it will seem I've forgotten *everything*!!

I know we "jingle" for those in dire need, but what do we do when we just need some luck? Team Wofford: Four Virgins, appreciate your support!!

Y

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"Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant" - Jim Wofford

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 21, 2003, 02:45 AM
Hollihorse- Yep, I love my barn! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif We are entered in SAPC on 2 Nov and MCTA Jenny Camp on 9 Nov. Then that should be all for the year.
Looking forward to this weekend and meeting lots of new folks!

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bambam
Oct. 21, 2003, 09:06 AM
I will be there ! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Because of work, I can only be there Saturday http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif, but plan to make the most of it. I am really looking forward to it. I have never been to a 3-day before.
I will cheer for virgins and non-virgins alike http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tle
Oct. 21, 2003, 09:16 AM
A friend of mine is going (also a Wofford student) and if someone can post how she's doing I'd appreciate it -- Emily Hansen-Palmus and Truly David. I've known Emily since she was 14. It's been a long road which has included "Harry" (aka Truly David) coming down with EPM. If someone could post their progress, I'd really appreciate it!

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

Janet
Oct. 21, 2003, 10:25 AM
Yes, Gillian went up on Monday.

I'll be arriving Friday evening, and jump judging on Saturday, but I will be around, helping Gillian, on Sunay, and would love to meet people.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 21, 2003, 11:30 AM
Do we want to try to "identify" ourselves again this year? Last year we printed the graphic from COTH and pinned it in a visible place.

http://community.webshots.com/user/pnekman

tbpal2
Oct. 21, 2003, 11:32 AM
Those of you that are at Fairhill please send updates to those of us who want to be there so much and cannot be. I want to hear all the latest on Becky Douglas her horses Comet and Hogan.I want to know about all the results as everyone deserves the best but Becky is one special lady, a postive coach, adores her horses, gives great lessons and has worked very hard to get to the top. I am pulling for her to have great rides and I want to see her on a USA team in the future.

citygrrrrl
Oct. 21, 2003, 02:27 PM
what happened to Linden's pan am horse?

mistyjewell
Oct. 21, 2003, 05:37 PM
I'll be there Friday afternoon to watch Dressage, and I'll be in the vet box Sat.. can't wait!

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

CWO
Oct. 21, 2003, 06:07 PM
I'll be there jump judging for steeplechase on Sat. Can't wait!

PiedPiper
Oct. 21, 2003, 06:27 PM
I will be there grooming Friday through Sunday!I will try and get my husband to post for me while I am gone for everyone!

FionaJ
Oct. 22, 2003, 05:26 AM
I'd love to know how Lellie Ward and Riverdance do. She's done a fantastic job with my very difficult 4 year old and has just been the most wonderful person to work with. She is just the best!!!!

INoMrEd
Oct. 22, 2003, 09:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> INoMrEd, I didn't know that you trained with Gina! Here we were talking about Tarzana that time, and I never dreamed we had another thing in common. For fun, ask her about racing cars on horseback along the train tracks in Reseda. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoriO - I am crazy about Gina I evented for a couple of years with another trainer, knew Gina and was pals with her, and won a few on a team or two with her then started taking lessons. She is fabulous and has worked very hard. I wish her much luck.

Also Debbie Rosen was a buddy of mine oh about 30 years ago when she borrowed my friends horse Molly to do some eventing.

Go Gina - Go Debbie!!!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - DAVE BARRY

LoriO
Oct. 22, 2003, 12:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by INoMrEd:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> INoMrEd, I didn't know that you trained with Gina! Here we were talking about Tarzana that time, and I never dreamed we had another thing in common. For fun, ask her about racing cars on horseback along the train tracks in Reseda. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoriO - I am crazy about Gina I evented for a couple of years with another trainer, knew Gina and was pals with her, and won a few on a team or two with her then started taking lessons. She is fabulous and has worked very hard. I wish her much luck.

Also Debbie Rosen was a buddy of mine oh about 30 years ago when she borrowed my friends horse Molly to do some eventing.

Go Gina - Go Debbie!!!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - DAVE BARRY
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

How can you not be crazy about Gina!!! Being on opposite coasts has made it so hard. We are both so darn busy it is hard to stay in touch as much as we would like to. I am so happy she is getting this chance. As kids, we always dreamed of doing something like this, now she is getting the actual chance. I am so proud of her!!!! I just wish her Mom was here to see her do this.

GO GINA!!!!!!!!!!!


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 22, 2003, 04:06 PM
Just wondering, are there dressage schedules up yet? Like who goes on what day? I'm going Friday and am interested to know.

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

Pol
Oct. 23, 2003, 05:10 AM
Yep- Times are posted at www.fairhillinternational.com (http://www.fairhillinternational.com)
They start today at 8:30 and run till 4, then start again tomorrow at 9.
EEK, I can't wait to get there!

Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 05:55 AM
Pol- Where on the site are the dressage times?
All I can find i the list of entries.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

LoriO
Oct. 23, 2003, 06:05 AM
janet, hold your mouse over where it shows The International (2nd box at the top) and then look all the way down at the bottom, next to last box, should be ride times.


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 06:30 AM
Nope.

Second to last entry in the menu is CCI*** entries. No times.

I will try flushing cache.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

KateDB
Oct. 23, 2003, 06:52 AM
If you wait (albeit very patiently), there is a link which rotates through the white scroll box. Gillian was fairly early on Thursday (9:26 AM). Pan Am tests don't start until mid-day on Friday.
Dressage Ride Times (http://www.fairhillinternational.com/international/ridertimes.htm)

One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:00 AM
Thanks KateDB

I am still not getting it. Two different browsers. Cleared cache. Waited through several full rotations of the "white box". All I get is CCI*** Entries.

Bah!!

What about Yvonne, when does she go?

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:20 AM
Is that Yvonne Lucas? She rides today at 10:48.

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KateDB
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:24 AM
Sure thing.
Yvonne: 10:48 today (followed immediately by David O on Dunston Celtic). My theory...better to be followed than to follow!!!
Hmmm....I wish I could help you out on that. I don't know if the link I posted will get you directly in. Like I said, in the white box, below the Pan Am logo it scrolls between schedule of events, course walks and dressage times. Darn....
Let me know if you need anyone else's times...

Do you think anyone can confirm that the first horse really does start A about 8:30 and D about 10:30? Trying to plan Saturday AM and walking the course myself.


One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:38 AM
KateDB- I think that is correct. The steeplechase steward said that she expects the first horse on phase B about 9am. It's so early because of the larger than normal number of entries.

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Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:42 AM
The volunteer leter I got says:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Timetable for Cross-Country on Saturday: There are approximately 95 horses
scheduled to compete. Therefore, the tentative schedule has the first horse
starting Phase A at 8:00 and Phase D/Cross Country around 9:15. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

KateDB
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:46 AM
Hmmm....Figures, the website doesn't really sync up with either of those time tables. I couldn't figure out where they got 2 hours from start of A to start of D!!! AHHHH!!!!

One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 08:16 AM
NOW the ride times come up, in two different browsers on two different machines. But 15 minutes ago they wouldn't come up on ANY of them.

How come was 2 hours between the time you could get them and the time I could???

Double Bah!

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

tle
Oct. 23, 2003, 08:44 AM
Is anyone seeing any results from dressage yet?? My friend rode early this morning and I'm very curious (obviously).

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 23, 2003, 09:29 AM
I am going over there after work and before my lesson, so I can report. Who am I looking for?

http://community.webshots.com/user/pnekman

LisaB
Oct. 23, 2003, 10:05 AM
Gulp!
Heart lepted a little when I read YVEventer got sent to holding but then Whew! passed on re-inspection. Check out the reports on eventingetc.
Didn't say anything about Gillian. I'm sure Sportscar was dragging her along as happy as a lark!
And little Lynn Symansky! Ack! I'm sooo old! I wish her luck if anyone sees her or her family!

steves
Oct. 23, 2003, 10:40 AM
I am not sure Lynn would appreciate being referred to as "little Lynn Symansky". Granted she is young, but not sure little is appropriate. I have to wrap the leathers around the irons when I used her saddle becasue her legs are so much longer than mine

Let me try to answer some questions that were posted earlier and not answered. Keep in mind that these are all second hand. First, regarding Jan Thompson's selection. They announced at the start of the 1 week training section last week that one rider from the B squad would be moved up to the A squad. Therefore it was not really a surprise that Jan moved up to A; when Linden dropped out, it was expected. However some were surprised that she not only moved to A but was selected for the team. Personally I was quite happy for her. She has had a great year and she is a wonderful person and I am sure will be a great "team" member... not that the others are not wonderful too. As far as Linden dropping off the B squad, rumor (ubconfirnmed) was that the horse was not quite righ. I do not think she even showed up for the 1 week training session.

Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 10:47 AM
LisaB
Where did you read that?

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

tle
Oct. 23, 2003, 10:55 AM
bailey... Emily Hansen-Palmus & Truly David. Thanks!

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 23, 2003, 11:05 AM
Anyone else I need to report on this afternoon?
tle- Got it!

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LisaB
Oct. 23, 2003, 11:07 AM
Oh Steve, she's always be 'little' to me(of course I'm 5'4" with a total Napolean complex) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
And Janet, I read about the inspections on www.eventingetc.com (http://www.eventingetc.com)
I stated who went to holding so I'm guessing Gillian passed. Yeah!
From the couch-eventer!

mellsmom
Oct. 23, 2003, 01:07 PM
MAry Grantham and Ides of March please....

"I've got a holiday, a paid holiday, I've got a holiday in my head"

Don't like my riding? Call 1-800- phh- fftt

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 23, 2003, 01:16 PM
Here's what I found on the scoreboard at 3:40 today. Sorry I didn't have time to get all results, but I have a lesson at 5:00.
The scores for the day ranged from 50.6 to 84.4. Below are the people who have been asked about in this thread.
Emily Hansen-Palmus 81.8
Gillian Clissold 70.4
Becky Douglas (Comet) 62.6
Gina Economou 69.0
Yvonne Lucas 64.8
Debbie Rosen 62.4
Lellie Ward 72.4
Lesley Stevenson 78.8
Mellsmom- http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gifSorry, I didn't read your message until I came home after going to check scores. I will report on her tomorrow.
Any others you guys would like to know about??? Let me know before 7am as I am working first shift on dressage gate duty in the morning.
Looks like it's going to be a great weekend. Nice fall weather! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

http://community.webshots.com/user/pnekman

CWO
Oct. 23, 2003, 01:32 PM
I am scheduled to jump judge for steeplechase on Saturday. Anyone else going to be in that neck of the woods??

Janet
Oct. 23, 2003, 01:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cwo:
I am scheduled to jump judge for steeplechase on Saturday. Anyone else going to be in that neck of the woods??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Check out this thread
steeplechase judges at Fair Hill (http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=2096094911&m=75460729)
for other steeplechase judges.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

Odie222
Oct. 23, 2003, 03:06 PM
Well since this is the "official Fair hill thread" I'll ask my "offical" fair hill question. I was on the web site looking to get some directions (I was planning on going up sat) and saw they had ticket order forms. Did I have to order a ticket in advance??? Or can I just pay the addmission fee when I get there?? I'm going to be sad if I can't go http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif

On*a*Star
Oct. 23, 2003, 03:23 PM
mellsmom- Mary got a 64 with Clay!

-Treat yourself like otherpeople, and what would you be like?-

LoriO
Oct. 23, 2003, 03:40 PM
THANK YOU Baileygreyhorse for the score information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

FionaJ
Oct. 23, 2003, 04:20 PM
Thanks for letting me know about Lellie--she's starting my dressage colt and doing such a great job with Pfestus that I am constantly amazed by what a super horsewoman she is!!!! Hope she has a great weekend!

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 23, 2003, 04:25 PM
Oddie...you can get tickets at the gate. That's what's always happened before.

Anyways, I'm headed up bright and early tomorrow. Anymore requests for photos? I got a few already and I will try my best to get as many different riders as possible, not just the big gurus http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. I will have a baby blue ADIDAS jacke if it's really cold in the mornings. I have a smal black camera bag and the big ole' digital camera. My mom will be with me. I have like, light brown hair and so does my mom, so if you see us, please come up and chat. I'll be ringside for the dressage all day needless to say! Maybe around the warmup or stables too (a request from someone).

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

JAGold
Oct. 23, 2003, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by piaffeprincess98:
Oddie...you can get tickets at the gate. That's what's always happened before.

Anyways, I'm headed up bright and early tomorrow. Anymore requests for photos? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Linds -- Stuart, of course! (Jackie is a FABULOUS photo subject, he's such a ham...) Thanks, and have a fantastic weekend! --Jess

winnie
Oct. 23, 2003, 05:20 PM
I usually post on the H/J and Off Course boards, but I'm venturing over into eventerdom, and I'll be there! One of my friends and I will be going to down to watch the festivities on Sat. I'm so excited, and just counting down the hours!

"Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard"
-Coldplay

tbpal2
Oct. 23, 2003, 06:10 PM
Please take a few photos of Becky Douglas. Her Midwest and Southern groupies want to see her in action since we could not be at Fairhill. thanks!

rides2fly
Oct. 23, 2003, 07:55 PM
Big thanks for posting the scores of some of the California crew including Gina Economu. Is it just me or does the whole thing seem scarier when it's someone you know well riding. When I read about Bruce Davidson my brain somehow endows him with superhero powers and I just want to know how well he did or how he handled a particular question. When it's someone I'm friends with I suddenly think "Hey, this is a dangerous sport! Those fences are huge! Girlfriend what are you thinking!" Even though I know Gina is really talented and very well prepared for the event and a much better rider than I can ever hope to be I still see her as mortal and stress out much more over hearing the competition results.

siyafunda
Oct. 24, 2003, 05:12 AM
Does anyone know if they will be posting XC ride times for the CCI***?

SportsfieldEventer
Oct. 24, 2003, 06:04 AM
XC times go up after all the dressage is done, so I would not expect to see them until after 4:30 today.

Janet
Oct. 24, 2003, 06:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LisaB:
Gulp!
Heart lepted a little when I read YVEventer got sent to holding but then Whew! passed on re-inspection. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Finally spoke to Gillian last night. Apparently Yventer's hold was due to some muscle stiffness inthe shoulder, which responded to massage.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

LisaB
Oct. 24, 2003, 06:29 AM
Yeah! I hope Yvonne didn't get skid marks in her drawers yesterday!

tle
Oct. 24, 2003, 07:43 AM
Thanks bailey!! Obviously Harry was a bad boy in dressage... something that doesn't really surprise me much. Oh well... on to XC!!

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 24, 2003, 10:01 AM
Here are the scores for the CCI** division.
1 47.6 Donna Smith (NZL) Call Me Clifton
2 48.6 Julie Richards (USA) Hyde Park Corner
3 50.6 Kristin Schmolze (USA) Cavaldi
4 52.8 Karen O'Connor (USA) Grand Slam
5T 53.6 Bonnie Mosser (USA) Tuco Territory
5T 53.6 David O'Connor (USA) Outlawed
7 Mara Dupuy (USA) Here To Stay
8 54.2 Becky Douglas (USA) Highland Hogan
9T 55.6 Jan Thompson (USA) Waterfront
9T 55.6 Phillip Dutton (AUS) Rough Cut
Sorry I didn't write down Mara's score. Duh. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif
Hopefully the results will be on the website tonight. I will try to go over after the Pan Am division is fininshed and check scores again.

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Tap2Tango
Oct. 24, 2003, 10:07 AM
Well, I'm not an eventer atleast not anymore, those days are long gone; except for if Emstah insists on dragging me out this spring... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif But I am going to try to head out there this weekend. I love Fair Hill and haven't been to the international in years. Since it's on my way to the barn I just may have to drop in on the way back from the barn this weekend! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Good Luck to everyone!!

~Steph

*Tapestry* 2000 Dutch WB mare by Contango

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 24, 2003, 10:09 AM
Official results are up!
dressage scores (http://fairhillinternational.com/international/results/2003.htm)
I'm off to ride my beast now. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://community.webshots.com/user/pnekman

polo3day
Oct. 24, 2003, 10:18 AM
Go Donna from NZ!! Wowza!

Colours932
Oct. 24, 2003, 11:09 AM
Does anyone know how the scores are calculated? I don't know how they do it with the three different numbers and then the total. Are lower numbers still better? Thanks!

tle
Oct. 24, 2003, 11:13 AM
Add scores, take an average, convert to penalty points. yes, lower is still better (final score... what they show in teh table as a score for each judge is the pre-converted score, aka straight dressage score, so the higher the better).

************
If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

Laurel&HollyFarm
Oct. 24, 2003, 12:00 PM
JAGold, please check your private topics. I have a question for you.

Thanks,

AM
Oct. 24, 2003, 06:47 PM
FEI dressage scoring is the good marks for each judge divide by the total good marks for the test to get the percentage. As TLE said, that is what is reported under each judge's position. Then the percentages are averaged and that number is subtracted from 100 and multiplied by 1.5 to achieve the penalty score. The first column on the Fairhill website score sheet that is labeled penalties is really errors. Errors are subtracted from the good marks earned before the percentage is calculated.

Do you all know that the judges positions changed this year? They used to all be across the C short end. Now one is at C, one on the side at B or E, and the third on the opposite side on the short side. At Radnor two weeks ago, the judge on the side decided the sun was in her eyes so she moved and the third judge on the short side also had to move.

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 25, 2003, 03:35 AM
Well, I'm checking in from the hotel after a good nights' rest. Can't wait to get out to the XC today, should be fun. I have over 200 dressage pictures as of now and plenty more jumping photos to come. Is it me or did the quality of the dressage somewhat lack yesterday?

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

mistyjewell
Oct. 25, 2003, 03:57 AM
I agree, I thought the dressage was.. off? Maybe it was the sudden change in temp in the area, but even when I saw Darren Chiacchia go, he had a few very obvious bobbles, and he finsihed first! I know horses can't always be perfect, but he had on pretty obvious "break" in gait (canter in the side pass) and his extension across the diagnol had an oops towards the end. But other then that, he's was VERY nice, I love Windfall2.

I really liked Tim Collins test, but of course, it's nice Darren won! GO USA!!!

BTW.. I'll be in the vet box pretty soon.... thankfully we all get an extra hour of sleep tonight!

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

LoriO
Oct. 25, 2003, 04:47 AM
Have fun folks, we will be anxiously awaiting updates tonight!!


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

free
Oct. 25, 2003, 11:55 AM
Did any of you see David's fall on Outlawed? Broken ankle and possible broken wrist?

Damien was going great and under time in the *** but then hung a leg near the finish. Both he and Holly are fine and she is fit to continue on Lester tomorrow. I believe that Karen and Will went clean and under time in the Pan Am. Holly and Darren went clean but both suffered time faults. (Lester is so stong that it costs time to get him back.)

Some people view a glass as half full - some view it as half empty ... I spill it!

rusti
Oct. 25, 2003, 12:21 PM
Free I heard about the fall but wasn't clear in the message I got, did David fall off or did the horse fall? I know Outlawed from when he was imported and hope he's OK.

free
Oct. 25, 2003, 01:19 PM
I just received a quick message on cell phones and my reception isn't the best out here on the farm. I had so many questions to ask...mostly about Holly and her horses.

I took it that both David and Outlawed fell, but I could be wrong. Andy didn't mention that the horse was hurt, and he usually does when that is the case. But Karen did tell him that David had a broken ankle and maybe a wrist. It must be hard having to finish riding your horses and not going to the hospital with your husband.

Some people view a glass as half full - some view it as half empty ... I spill it!

GotSpots
Oct. 25, 2003, 01:56 PM
Eventingetc.com is reporting that David fell with Dustan Celtic, and was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle and suspected broken wrist. It also reported that David was leading the field on Courting Danger on a score of 51.6.

Eventing Etc. (http://www.eventingetc.com/report_fair_hill_saturday.htm)

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 25, 2003, 02:49 PM
David fell from Dunston Celtic at what I as a spectator thought was the simplist fence on course, the covered bridge. I was there and got a photo that I will post as soon as I get home. It appeared to me that David sat back a little and drove Celtic to the fence, maybe the horse was backing off. Well, Celtic decided to chip instead of take a long one and totally splintered the top of the fence and cut his knees pretty good. He just didn't get them out of the way in time. He flipped over the fence and hit David somehow. I thought for sure David would be knocked out, and I saw him faceplant and stay laying face down for a few seconds groaning. He was holding his left arm and crawled out of the galloping lane. Afterwards, when they got him on the stretcher and carried him off, people clapped and cheered and he just gave a sheepish look and gave a sort of, "oh don't cheer" look. Brian later announced that David was quite POed about his simple mistake and took it in good humor.

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

horsephoto
Oct. 25, 2003, 04:04 PM
Photos at
http://www.horsephotography.homestead.com/fairhill.html

KellyS
Oct. 25, 2003, 04:14 PM
Question for you guys...

While at Fair Hill today, I heard the announcer say, "such and such was disqualified due to foul language" - I thought I misheard, but my friend with me heard the same thing. Of course, neither of us caught the name of the person. Anybody know what happened?

mistyjewell
Oct. 25, 2003, 04:43 PM
Hmm.. I was there ALL day long, and didn't hear anything about foul launguage!?! That's weird. I did hear they were getting X-rays of David's ankle, but I don't *think* his wrist was as bad as they thought.

I was in the vet box from 1215ish on, and saw David leave on Dunston Celtic and actually loved the way the horse was jumping! Then when I heard that he had a fall, I was shocked, and the announcer almost made it seem like he fell off 2x b/c he's like David's fine, then like 5 mins later there was a hold on course. Too bad, he was all urprized on leaving he was in first in the Pan Ams.

I was timer for Donna as one of the last riders of the day, and Karen was helping her out, and told Donna to put saddle tight on her boots and saddle, and was joking it wasa girl thing to use it, and guys dont' like it, and if David had listened to her, he wouldn't have come off *grin* so I don't know if she was trying to keep in good spirits, or if she knew something we didn't (I hope!)

Other then that, I saw some really good rides by the USA in the Pan Ams! I had a great spot on just up from the new water jump. I could see quite a few fences. I wish I could have seen the afternoon CCI stuff, but I could see the first fence, some of the water, and the corner from the vet box. I was there when the girl took down the duck decoy fence! Poor fence is brand new and had a run for it's money today.

Anyway, that's all I can think of. I am EXAUSTED! but it was a great day. I hope David's ok. Any word on when results will be up?

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

free
Oct. 25, 2003, 04:50 PM
Sorry to worry you rusti...I had the name of the horse wrong. But I know that you wouldn't want any horse hurt.

I keep trying to tell Andy not to call when he is underwater. At least that is what it sounds like when we don't have a good signal. I should have gone inside to use the land phone, but he was in his usual hurry.

Some people view a glass as half full - some view it as half empty ... I spill it!

retreadeventer
Oct. 25, 2003, 06:18 PM
Fair Hill today...I was an area steward but didn't have a radio so I can't be sure of all of this report.
Gen. Burton told me that David's horse was not riding very well thru the difficult stuff and he should have retired anyhow. I was told wrist and broken leg. Captain Mark I think was driving a Lincoln across country w/ Karen to get her back to the vet box in time to ride Grand Slam and he was only hitting the high spots.
I did see David thru the mid part of course and looked OK but not super as did some others. There were 9 double clears within the Pan Am division, an amazing number for Fair Hill, usually time is a beast there. Derek (CD) seemed pleased w/ the day.
Phillip was the first ride of the day and he did the corner on the last water the best of anyone all day. Holly's and Nina's falls there were not good, the horses could not make the huge corner off the bad distances in which they were placed and tipped. Walter Reynolds, age 62, could be heard via crowd cheers all around the course. He took the long ways, but did finish, many senior citizens on course were estatic. Will Faudree's parents were overjoyed with his double clear. Energizer Bunny (Sally Cousins) had some scary moments but hung on. The Brazilians were not good and did not finish a team, the horses looked unfit. The New Zealand girl in first place looked great as the NZ's always seem make even the biggest XC look like a mild foxhunt. Bonnie Mosser looked wonderful until a big one cost her a runout at the last water. Julie on Hyde Park looked wonderful but I think she had some time faults. The Canadians for the most part looked great, Kim Morani looked great on Test Run, they were very fast in the first part but might have been a bit tired on the last part. Ralph Hill looked OK on Inspector Gadget, he was working to keep him on time toward the end jumps. Cayman Went had a cheap stop w/ Phillip at the end of the day. Carl Bouckart had to retire w/ stops. I can't remember anything else, my head is done for the day...lots of neat looking dogs everywhere, and lots of great volunteers, everyone is very nice! Beautiful weather for the XC day, too.

Horses will make a fool of you, it's only a matter of when, not if.

mistyjewell
Oct. 25, 2003, 06:23 PM
results to date are up!

http://www.fairhillinternational.com/international/results/2003.htm#3-DAY%20TABLE

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

Phaxxton
Oct. 25, 2003, 06:26 PM
Did Vicki Baker compete at Fair Hill?

Anyone know?

retreadeventer
Oct. 25, 2003, 06:30 PM
Also a write up and standings are here http://www.eventingetc.com/report_fair_hill_saturday_2.htm
Cavaldi is sure a super horse, he almost picks his own spots. Linden Weisman's horse looked almost as fresh at the end as the middle part where I was between the gallop lanes. He was my pick for best galloper of the day.

Horses will make a fool of you, it's only a matter of when, not if.

subk
Oct. 25, 2003, 06:58 PM
So what are the odds David O'Connor has not as yet ruled out riding his 1st place horse tommorrow?

mistyjewell
Oct. 25, 2003, 07:23 PM
The article that Hollihorse posted from eventingtec says that he's going to get screws put in tonight... makes you wonder what he's thinking for tomorrow.

Either way I'll be there tomorrow! Sorry I couldn't update better since I was in the 10 min box all afternoon http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

Emstah
Oct. 25, 2003, 08:37 PM
Spent the morning taking temps in the vet box- had lots of fun, and when my non-horsey roomies asked me tonight when i got back what I'd been doing all day, I got to say, "sticking thermometers in horses' a$$@!." please refer to Things NOT to talk about at the lunch table (http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=5566064631&m=59460768). Looks like I haven't learned my lesson yet!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

"One needs an end to journey toward, but it's the journey that matters in the end."

Tap2Tango
Oct. 25, 2003, 10:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Emstah:
Spent the morning taking temps in the vet box- had lots of fun, and when my non-horsey roomies asked me tonight when i got back what I'd been doing all day, I got to say, "sticking thermometers in horses' a$$@!." please refer to http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=5566064631&m=59460768. Looks like I haven't learned my lesson yet!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

"One needs an end to journey toward, but it's the journey that matters in the end."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Good times good times!!!!

~Steph

*Tapestry* 2000 Dutch WB mare by Contango

rusti
Oct. 26, 2003, 06:11 AM
Anyone have any scoop on how stadium is going? My friends are sitting 5th and 11th and I'm waiting for any news. Since its reverse order of go I have a long, long wait. kind of uncomfy with fingers and toes crossed.

bambam
Oct. 26, 2003, 07:09 AM
Fairly early on in the morning yesterday, we saw a rider cross out of the galloping lanes (actually had the ropes breifly looking like they would get tangled in her horses hooves but thankfully did not) and not realize it until an official ran out and shouted to her that she was off course. She then appeard to continue. Under the rules shouldn't she have been eliminated or am I mis-remembering? And if I am not mis-remembering shouldn't an official know better than to offer unauthorized assistance (he was not just a jump judge)? She was not in danger of jumping another fence and very easily could have figured out what happened and fixed it since all she was just headed in a slightly different direction than she was suppoed to and could have just gone back to where she took out the ropes and gotten back into the galloping lane. I have no idea who the rider was and I am not sure if she was eliminated, but we did not hear it announced if she was. Anybody else see this or know what happened?
On a different issue- there was some exceptional riding yesterday

GotSpots
Oct. 26, 2003, 08:21 AM
Anyone know what happened with Donna's stop x-c?

yventer
Oct. 26, 2003, 08:51 AM
Hi All, I'm back from Fair Hill, and just wanted to let you know that all is well with me and my horse. The shoulder soreness of Wednesday reappeared after steeplechase (where he was *fabulous*), and he was just barely but perceptibly "off" so I retired him and walked him home. He was *NOT* pleased!! "Get back on!! You're going the wrong way!!! What are we doing?!?" I don't suspect anything more than a pulled muscle, probably from our last gallop, but the vet will see him this week.

David O was scheduled for surgery in ankle and wrist at 10AM this morning.

Walter's horse may not be presented this morning, unfortunately. I left before the jog so don't know the final outcome. Gillian's Sportscar looked great in the barn!

The XC course looked wonderful and there were many questions to catch out the unwary or over-confident. There were many emotional ups and downs, but as far as I know, no horse was seriously injured, and most rider injuries occured only to their pride.

I'm going to eat a pizza (yes, a whole one) for lunch, and then go apologize to all my young horses for ignoring them the last few weeks.

I'm sure those who are still up there today will give you lots more info soon!

Thanks everyone for rooting for us!

Yvonne & Fozzy

******************************

"Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant" - Jim Wofford

GotSpots
Oct. 26, 2003, 01:32 PM
Karen and Grand Slam won the CCI***!

barbaraG
Oct. 26, 2003, 01:58 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/cry.gif

I can't come. Someone save me some stories and a few crabcakes, please. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/cry.gif

BarbaraG
GWV/http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/cry.gif

Gallop On
Oct. 26, 2003, 02:14 PM
Sorry, yventer, that you did not get to finish. (I saw your name in COTH re: your great finish at the last one!) I knew you must be off somewhere. . . .

GotSpots
Oct. 26, 2003, 03:10 PM
Gold: Darren Chiacchia
Silver: Karen O'Connor
Bronze: Jan Thompson

Team Gold: USA
Team Silver: Canada

All from Eventing Etc. (http://www.eventingetc.com)

Karen really had a heck of a good day! And how super for Jan -- nice to see her doing so well.

frisco1
Oct. 26, 2003, 04:13 PM
Does anyone know if the Kristin Schmolze that came in second is the young rider from NJ?

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 26, 2003, 04:29 PM
Just got back from a great weekend. Obviously, all has been reported and I have over 300 pictures to post, probably not until this weekend though (need to get caught up w/ schoolwork).

On a lighter note, does anyone have a MAJOR crush on Hose from Argentina (young rider)? My God, he gave me this goofy smile-look thing as he was jogging his first horse, Simba this morning, and I about fainted. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Needless to say, I spent the remainder of my time taking pictures of him! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

mistyjewell
Oct. 26, 2003, 04:49 PM
Hey! Just got back from the barn, and earlier watching the Pan Am stadium. Man did I see alot of rails go down! Well, maybe I should say man did I see the liverpool go down alot! I think 90% of the riders had that rail down.

Does anyone know if the Brazilian who went double clean was also the one not on their team? Poor guy, he did so much better then the rest of them!

I wish I had a camera to take pic of Darren's ride.. man is Windfall2 geourgous! And how he jumps! *drools* Good for him! He just rode that course perfectly! I felt bad for Will, he was in 2nd until he had I think 3 rails down http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif The course I think was deceptivly easy, but b/c the time was tight, i think alot of corners were cut off causing the rails down. I will say the fences were very nicely done. And my favorite was the brick standard triplebar. I wanted to go out there and try (try) and jump it! Looked so inviting!

Anyway, it was a great weekend. I also heard that David was recovering, and Karen came through it like a champ! (and was the champ!)

Again, go USA!!!

~Once you have ridden the tiger it is impossible to dismount~

abcdefg
Oct. 26, 2003, 04:55 PM
yup Kristen is the YR from jersey.

frisco1
Oct. 26, 2003, 05:39 PM
Wow! way to go Kristen. Thought the name sounded familiar. It has been several years, but I remember a little girl riding around. time sure does fly by.
Who is she riding with these days?

rebecca yount
Oct. 27, 2003, 03:56 AM
Hey, horsephoto! Great shots. (Especially the one of MY DAUGHTER'S Golden near the bottom of the page!!!). Thanks for taking it and posting.

www.rebeccayount.com (http://www.rebeccayount.com)

LisaB
Oct. 27, 2003, 04:24 AM
That is an ADORABLE pic of your dog. Now you need a good frame for that one!
I'm glad everything is okay, Yvonne. I was hoping it was something very fixable.
Hey Janet, how many times did Sportscar save Gillian's butt? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

baileygreyhorse
Oct. 27, 2003, 05:43 AM
Well, I had a great time. Even though I was a "temp taker" in the vet box, it was still an enjoyable time! Mr BGH was a timer in the 10 minute box and he had a great time. He helped in stabling yesterday also. Last night he asked if there were any more events left. He wants to volunteer again, soon. How cool is that?
I have to give special "props" for (IMHO) the most gracious competitor. Debbie Rosen was the rider right behind David on XC. He crashed and Debbie never was told by an official to stop. She came over the hill and had to pull up in order to avoid hitting the ambulance. Time kept ticking while David and his horse were collected. She then continued on and finished XC with 33 time penalties. I saw her in the vet box and she was so happy with her ride. She was absolutely beaming. The problems with the time never occurred to her I guess. The next morning after the jog, she mentioned it to us in the secretary's office. We strongly encouraged (OK, physically took her) to go to the ground jury with this. Long story short, she did and the penalties were adjusted. She then got the award for best finish for a first timer. We were all so happy for her and she must have thanked us a hundred times. She was so kind and appreciative for the help. It really does make a volunteer's day a lot easier to have competitors that are so nice to work with. Hats off to you Debbie! Hope you have a good trip home!

http://community.webshots.com/user/pnekman

Pol
Oct. 27, 2003, 05:56 AM
LisaB, about 100. That is the coolest horse out there. In the 10 minute box, where I was taking temps, Gillian suddenly said, "Hey, somebody should probably hold this horse. She's not THAT good!" We all looked around and the mare had 3-4 people fussing over her, and nobody holding the leadshank! It was very cute. Man o man, that thing can JUMP! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Hollihorse. I agree, the Brazilian horses didn't look great in the box and 1 was spun from there, but I took all their temps and they had the lowest numbers of the morning and were by far the most relaxed, cool and laid back of all.
PiaffePrin, did you see Jose on his chestnut when he went into Show Jump and then they called him out again then sent him in then called him back out? His is dreamy! (Yes, I am an old hag, but I can still look http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif)
T2T, where were you all wknd?

Janet
Oct. 27, 2003, 06:56 AM
Yventer neglected to mention that she was awarded the Sportsmanship Prize. She had already headed home, so they askecd Gillian to accept on her behalf.

We were walking over with Gillian before the start of CCI show jumping when they announced "will Yvonne Lucas please report to the stabling office." I thought: "Oh no, maybe there is a problem with the bill, I better go and check on it," (Yvonne paid for the tack stall that she, Gillian, and a couple of other riders shared).

So I told them she had left already, and they said: "Oh dear, she is going to get an award- Do you know anyone who can accept on her behalf?" So Gillian accepted it for her at the end of the awards ceremony.

And Jimmy said: "Tell Yvonne 'Good job.'"

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

Janet
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frisco1:
Does anyone know if the Kristin Schmolze that came in second is the young rider from NJ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I believe so.
Definitely a Young Rider, and they reported that she was on the Area I YR team.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

PiedPiper
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:09 AM
Okay, back from Fair Hill and it was a blast! Lesley and Full Tilt did great at their first *** and he was ready to go for stadium yesterday. Even after Saturday he was looking around and jig wanting to go cross country again! Darn horse was even a handful in stadium, pulling her arms out to the jumps. We weren't sure if he would pass the vet inspection on Sunday morning since he came up with an absess under his glue on shoe so we had to soak it in ice for 20 min in 40 out till around 11 and then again in the morning. It was scary but he jogged out better than he ever has! Plus, she rode him right before and when we pulled the saddle pad off we saw that he was covered in hives from teh pad! So poor guy looked like he had some really lazy grooms but he did great. I think I see Rolex for next spring! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I hope b/c this was so much fun, much better than Radnor last year but then again it didn't rain the whole time! So any way it was great and Jimmie and Ralph Hill both told her that he is a **** horse which made her day. Well I hope everyone else had as good a time and to cap off the weekend I got the Dansko clogs for half price which I have been wanting for a year now but couldn't justify the price. Sigh . . it was great!

Janet
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> It was very cute. Man o man, that thing can JUMP! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Notonly can she (Sportscar) jump staionary jumps, she can jump movng dogs too!

At one of the late fences (I want to say 26, but I could be wrong) a dog (possibly border collie/German shepherd type) ran out across the landing zone of the jump, AFTER her front end was already over the top of the jump. Amy got a perfect picture of it, which hopefully she will post here.

The dog then ran in front of her, slowing her down half way to the next fence, then ran behind her considerably further.

Gillian said that, as she took off and realized the dog was in the landing area she gave an extra kick and thought/said: "KILL the dog". (She is normally very fond of dogs.)

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

Janet
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:14 AM
Sorry I didn't get to update people while I was there, but I was absloutely exchausted when we got back to the room, and didn't have the energy to try to find a palce to plug the modem in.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

Janet
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:20 AM
Congratulations to Lynne Symansky, who finished 10th in the Pan Am division.

Unfortunatley, her dressage was marred by her horses recation to one of the carriages driving by near the beginning of her test- and he didn't recover his composure after it had gone. But she was great on both the jumping phases, and fast on both steeplechase and cross country.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

colliemom
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:24 AM
baileygreyhorse,

Thanks for posting about Debbie Rosen! I was very curious about what happened with her score, as I was standing there when she galloped up the hill to find herself facing an ambulance blocking her path.

I really think that the officials in the area did a very poor job of controlling that situation in every possible way other than getting medical attentin to the fallen rider, which they did very promptly. However, they had zero control of (obviously!!) stopping the competitor for a hold on course, they had zero control of the spectators in that area of the course. At one point, a spectator had to tell the outrider to blow their whistle because a horse was coming. The next person on course after that had to scream all the way up the hill because there were many people sauntering across the galloping lane and no one was doing anything about it. It was as if they all lost their heads because it was David O'Connor who was injured.

I was very surprised to see so much confusion at an event of this level, where protocol for stopping people due to holds on course should be second nature, as should crowd control. They were lucky there were not subsequent injuries to others.

On another note, if anyone knows Debbie Rosen, tell her that her horse just took my breath away as she was trotting him around waiting for guidance. He was gorgeous!!!!!

Pixie Dust
Oct. 27, 2003, 07:46 AM
LOL, and after I spent 5 minutes explaining to my companion that the officials would automatically stop the clock for anyone who was held up due to falls, etc. on course, and start them back off when things were clear. I also told him that eventers tended to be very understanding in these situations.....well I was right about that!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

We had a great time....cute horses, cute dogs, cute riders......free wine bag from Lexus, yummy lunch, including bubbly, in a pretty field.....what more could you ask for?

I do not smirk. But if I did, this would be a good opportunity. - Worf

B Street Tango
Oct. 27, 2003, 08:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Janet:
At one of the late fences (I want to say 26, but I could be wrong) a dog (possibly border collie/German shepherd type) ran out across the landing zone of the jump, AFTER her front end was already over the top of the jump. Amy got a perfect picture of it, which hopefully she will post here.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here are a couple of shots of Gillian. In the first one, you can see the dog running up onto the course. The second one speaks for itself. While I was snapping away, I had no idea what was going on. I heard the crowd gasp and couldn't quite figure it out. From what I could see through the camera, it looked like a lovely take off. It wasn't until after that third shot that I saw the dog as she and Sport galloped off.

And yes, Janet, I believe you're right about it being fence #26.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/96874877/96875783rxhcnv

http://community.webshots.com/photo/96874877/96876334OjlyXg

http://community.webshots.com/photo/96874877/96876678jtFaBD

Sorry, they are a bit grainy...you get what you pay for. I went to Walmart for 1 hour developing and asked them to burn CD's. Well, they did but the dpi isn't the greatest. The pictures themselves are pretty clear.

You have three choices: fix it, get over it or get out it.

free
Oct. 27, 2003, 08:54 AM
Thanks for sharing the photos of Sportscar. Love that mare (and the other little grey...Ready About). Does anyone have a conformation picture of Sportscar that they could post? Where was she when they took her off the meat truck? Did Gillian see any potential in her then or did she just feel sorry for her? You need to write a book, so I can read it.

Some people view a glass as half full - some view it as half empty ... I spill it!

Janet
Oct. 27, 2003, 09:00 AM
There is going to be a detailed article about Sportscar somewhere soon- not sure which magazine.

Gillian is not the one who bought Sportscar off the meat truck- that was Sonya Barry. I don't know what she "saw in her", beyond a horse that was too nice fo rher meat truck.

The Sonya sold her to another rider, who sold her to Gillian.

As far as I know, Gillain saw two things in Sportscar,
1) Something she could compete at the lower levels while waiting for Cool to "grow up"
2) A hot spooky mare of the type that Gillian usually does better with than other people.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

arnika
Oct. 27, 2003, 09:49 AM
Amy86 those are the kind of pictures people keep and look at 30 years later, saying Remember that?

My two comments are: Look at the mare's back end over that jump! Incredible.

And: I wish I could've seen the look on that dog's face when Sportscar was directly over his head, LOL.

Terry
PS: When the article comes out please let us know so we can rush out to buy it.

steves
Oct. 27, 2003, 09:51 AM
If anyone has any pics of my daughter, Lynn Symansky, #110 I would love to see them. I was too sick to my stomache and nervous to take any. At least my son got one that was not too bad.

PS; For those who were surprised at Jan being on the team, I think the results speak for themselves. In fact based on the results I would say that the selectors did a pretty good job. The top 10 were all Americans. The A team outperformed the B. While some A individuals did do better than the A team members, taken as a whole they did a great job.

LisaB
Oct. 27, 2003, 09:53 AM
And she doesn't do water or ditches http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Wow! I think Gillian needs extra points removed from her score because of that damned dog. But then again, I think my dog has done the same stupid thing to her in the water jump. So they are well-versed in dog avoiding.
And SteveS, tell Lynn that Leslie and I congratulate her on a job VERY well done!
And I'm glad they recognized Yvonne as a good sportsman. I knew that a long time ago http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif
Especially helping me out with my critters.

elly
Oct. 27, 2003, 09:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by colliemom:
baileygreyhorse,

Thanks for posting about Debbie Rosen! I was very curious about what happened with her score, as I was standing there when she galloped up the hill to find herself facing an ambulance blocking her path.

I really think that the officials in the area did a very poor job of controlling that situation in every possible way other than getting medical attentin to the fallen rider, which they did very promptly. However, they had zero control of (obviously!!) stopping the competitor for a hold on course, they had zero control of the spectators in that area of the course. At one point, a spectator had to tell the outrider to blow their whistle because a horse was coming. The next person on course after that had to scream all the way up the hill because there were many people sauntering across the galloping lane and no one was doing anything about it. It was as if they all lost their heads because it was David O'Connor who was injured.

I was very surprised to see so much confusion at an event of this level, where protocol for stopping people due to holds on course should be second nature, as should crowd control. They were lucky there were not subsequent injuries to others.

On another note, if anyone knows Debbie Rosen, tell her that her horse just took my breath away as she was trotting him around waiting for guidance. He was gorgeous!!!!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

elly
Oct. 27, 2003, 10:28 AM
Dear Colliemom -

I just got off the phone with Debbie Rosen and forwarded your compliment to her - she was very touched ! She told me, they were awarded the Amanda Warrington Torphy for the highest placed rider/horse competing in their first CCI*** - currently they are on the long way back to CA - and apparently horses are being evacuated to Pegasus Creek Equestrian Center where Debbie has her horses - FYI - Gringosch is a German Baden Wuertemberg gelding

WHOA!
Oct. 27, 2003, 10:46 AM
I just wanted to say, Fairhill was my first time spectating (and volunteering) at a big event, and to all of you people out there who event-- holy crap, you seriously rock!

Also, of all the spectacular horses that were there, Sportscar was the one that I spent the entire weekend wanting to ride. What a neat little mare.

colliemom
Oct. 27, 2003, 10:52 AM
elly, thank you for telling her! I just loved his conformation, his shoulder and hindquarters in particular. Very powerful looking. And Debbie looked very unconcerned about all the confusion around her. Kudos for them on a super terrific first time three star! And I wish them well back home. Those fires are awful.

I admit I have never heard of that breed, but I'm going to do some research!

poltroon
Oct. 27, 2003, 12:54 PM
Debbie Rosen is truly one of the nicest people around, an excellent rider and teacher, and I'm so pleased that she's finally getting to compete a horse of her own at this level. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 27, 2003, 01:51 PM
Yes Pol, I sure did see that flub. I was eagerly snapping pictures as it happened http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. Too bad he's going back to Argentina I'd assume since this was his only US event or something they announced...My mom and I sat towards the end of the vet inspection path by the Lexus and just judged each male that came by. It went something like this...
"He's cute."
"too old for me mom, but I bet you like Stephen Bradley"
"Yeah, he's a good looking guy".
Pretty fun times!

And I am starting to edit pictures as soon as possible. I have so many I want to share with you guys. My show jumping ones could have been better...my timing was a little off, but I have some decent ones.

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

VTHokie
Oct. 27, 2003, 01:58 PM
I have some pictures that I'm ready to add to my online album but just wanted to make sure it was "legal" to post them first...since I don't know the riders and therefore, don't have their permission...???

steves
Oct. 27, 2003, 02:17 PM
I have no idea about the legality issue but let me say what I did for my HT. I emailed every competitor asking if they mind if I sent the profesional photographers the email and mail addresses of the competitors. Not one responsed negatively. I really can not imagine that they would mind posting their pictures. You notice that eventingetc.com even has pictures of a rider falling. If anything would bother a rider, that might be it. As far as pictures that are not flattering I know my daughter likes to see good ones, but she says she learns more from those when she is doing something wrong. Not that she will buy those...

tommygirl
Oct. 27, 2003, 02:47 PM
photos are considered art... therefore, as long as you took the photos, you own the rights and can post them anywhere...

VTHokie
Oct. 27, 2003, 03:13 PM
Ok, so only six pictures turned out but they're here on my link nonetheless. (New digital camera and not a lot of time to photograph).

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http://community.webshots.com/user/xpresssmom

rides2fly
Oct. 27, 2003, 04:32 PM
Hey VTHokie, I'm pretty sure rider #150 in one of your photos is my friend, Gina Economu. Is there a way i could order a copy of that one to give to Gina? I think she and Patch both look pretty cute in the photo and i'm sure, when you've just completed your first 3*, you can't have too many photos of the occasion!

VTHokie
Oct. 27, 2003, 04:39 PM
If you aren't able to print it out...just PT me your (or her) address and I'd be happy to print one out for you on photo quality paper and mail it. I only wish I hadn't cut the top of her hat off in the picture. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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http://community.webshots.com/user/xpresssmom

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 27, 2003, 05:24 PM
I've begun uploading and editing my photos. For now, I'll put the photo of David's fall on top of the album. It doesn't show much, but the horse certainly doesn't have his knees up where they should be! More photos will be added in the coming week.
Fair Hill photos first set (http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=3004474&uid=883299&members=1)

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

DizzyMagic
Oct. 27, 2003, 05:33 PM
piaffeprincess - I would love to see anything you got of Stephen Bradley and Joshua!

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult" - Seneca

retreadeventer
Oct. 27, 2003, 05:34 PM
To those who noticed the dog...I was actually the one who ran after the stupid thing and tried to call him off the horse and rider (Gillian) bless her heart. After all, what can you do? I can't run into the way of the horse and I can't tell the rider what to do for fear of unauthorized assistance, and all you can do is yell at the damn thing and hope to gain it's attention to stay away from the horse. It's got to be the worst thing for a rider, I know, I've had dogs chase me on horseback, too.
Fortunately it got tired by the next fence and the jump judge caught it. It was a dog that was doing the agility trials who slipped its collar in the excitement of watching the horse jump. Actually we had three loose dogs chase horses. A Doberman chased Phillip on his first horse but wasn't as close. I would like to suggest to Fair Hill management that they put up a more solid "snow fence" type arrangement above the water jump complexes so that dogs do not see the horses as readily and are also deterred from following them. The skinny little ropes are no deterrent to the active dogs who want to chase. The Fair Hill park police did "ticket" the dog's owner and she will have to pay a fine, if that is any consolation.They did patrol the course.
Also, the holds: I was a stopping steward and we were VERY organized. I was told when to stop, where, and how. Our rider that we stopped knew how long, how many minutes, and when to get started again. We had an 8 minute hold on course. There are several stopping areas on course and horses were to be stopped in those areas, not by jump judges. If a rider happened to be on course going along they may have gotten out of one area and into another before the stewards could catch up to her to flag her down. Also, sometimes, in the heat of the moment, the riders simply do not pay attention, as you can well imagine. They are in the "zone" and it takes quite a bit of noise and waving a big bright orange flag before they pullup.
As far as the Brazilian horses being quiet, maybe they were *tired*. Three I saw looked over their heads at by fence 12 and two that made it to Fence 26 were absolutely spent and barely keeping a canter. The one looked like a nice jumper, tho. I believe the other two were eliminated on course. Turning the Olympics into a horse trial is not going to make this sort of thing better. JMO.

Horses will make a fool of you, it's only a matter of when, not if.

DizzyMagic
Oct. 27, 2003, 05:56 PM
In defense of the Brazilians' tired horses, it is my understanding that they spent 7 days in quarantine just before the show and were unable to ride -- unfortunately due to US regulations. So, after a long journey plus a rigorous quarantine, I would expect they would be at less than their best.

At any rate, the Brasilian team were in wonderful spirits Sunday night, singing their national anthem over and over again, dancing with anyone who happened to walk into their midst! What a fun group!

Emily

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult" - Seneca

Ber
Oct. 27, 2003, 08:05 PM
Kristin Schmolze trains with Marilyn Payne and Denny Emerson.

Pol
Oct. 28, 2003, 05:16 AM
Lindsay, your pictures are FABULOUS. I think you can take the "aspiring" out of your by-line! As for the pic of David-THIS is why my coach always tells me to keep my face back?? Don't jump up the neck? Wait for the fence to go past? Don't try to jump it for the horse? When in doubt, add leg? Wowee, who knew! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

tle
Oct. 28, 2003, 05:59 AM
Lindsay,

Picture #14 in that group is Emily Hansen-Palmus & Truly David -- didn't have a tremendously great ride all weekend, but did finish. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

************
If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

Badger
Oct. 28, 2003, 06:15 AM
In the background of the fourth photo VTHokie posted, Becky Douglas is waiting her turn on Courageous Comet who finished 8th: pretty darn impressive for a horse that was on the track two years ago and did his first novice event in 2002.

In the picture of David coming to grief, it looks like there are numbers drawn on the horse's shoulder. Am I seeing that right? What's it for?

KateDB
Oct. 28, 2003, 06:45 AM
Badger...Dunston Celtic is a New Zealand import and many NZ horses are branded there (on the shoulder)!

One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

[This message was edited by KateDB on Oct. 28, 2003 at 09:56 AM.]

PiedPiper
Oct. 28, 2003, 06:46 AM
Piaffeprincess, Thanks you got two really good pics of my trainer Lesley Stevenson. She had the "oh sh#&" look on her face since was so strong! That is priceless. I am going to print them off for her. Is there anyway I could buy a copy of them from you?
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifThanks!

Pixie Dust
Oct. 28, 2003, 06:57 AM
Lindsay, as always, beautiful pics!

I do not smirk. But if I did, this would be a good opportunity. - Worf

oskaar
Oct. 28, 2003, 07:05 AM
Lindsay--

Gorgeous pics!!! Thanks so much for sharing. As a fan of greys, I must say that the trot up photo from slightly behind is my favorite!

Now, he said he needs a Master CD to make copies. Is that like the brand? Aren't they all the same?-- my boss

Pol
Oct. 28, 2003, 07:22 AM
Why doesn't someone tell Sportscar she doesn't have to jump so HIGH!!?? Gad, is she cool.

latebloominrider
Oct. 28, 2003, 08:29 AM
Nice picture of Jan Thompson on Shared Dreams (they won the Bronze) on the COTH coverage of Pan Am games.

Tap2Tango
Oct. 28, 2003, 12:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pol:
LisaB, about 100. That is the coolest horse out there. In the 10 minute box, where I was taking temps, Gillian suddenly said, "Hey, somebody should probably hold this horse. She's not THAT good!" We all looked around and the mare had 3-4 people fussing over her, and nobody holding the leadshank! It was very cute. Man o man, that thing can JUMP! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Hollihorse. I agree, the Brazilian horses didn't look great in the box and 1 was spun from there, but I took all their temps and they had the lowest numbers of the morning and were by far the most relaxed, cool and laid back of all.
PiaffePrin, did you see Jose on his chestnut when he went into Show Jump and then they called him out again then sent him in then called him back out? His is dreamy! (Yes, I am an old hag, but I can still look http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif)
T2T, where were you all wknd?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OH POLLLLL,
Did you bring your own case of K-Y Jelly to the vet box?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif TEHEHEHEHE Oh and I'm glad you liked our version of Celine Dion's "The Power of Love" Cause I'm your laddddyyyyyy :eek http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Too bad I missed Fair Hill, I wanted to come Sunday for Stadium but my parents were up here for a lunchen with the President of UD and I had to meet up with them. Oh well, maybe next year!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

~Steph

*Tapestry* 2000 Dutch WB mare by Contango

Pol
Oct. 28, 2003, 02:49 PM
T2T......
RRRRRRRRRRRRReeeeeach for me............
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piaffeprincess98
Oct. 28, 2003, 03:00 PM
PiedPiper, PM me and we can discuss. My camera is so dumb about printing photos nicely so it's hit or miss.

Badger, those numbers must be some sort of brand., but yes they were there.

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

Gry2Yng
Oct. 28, 2003, 04:19 PM
piaffeprincess,
I have really enjoyed viewing your photos over the past year or two. They get better and better. Your have some really lovely artistic shots and some great action shots. I agree with whomever said you can stop call yourself aspiring. Start charging for your shots.

But I have to ask...who jumped stadium with no braids?
gry

LoriO
Oct. 28, 2003, 10:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rides2fly:
Hey VTHokie, I'm pretty sure rider #150 in one of your photos is my friend, Gina Economu. Is there a way i could order a copy of that one to give to Gina? I think she and Patch both look pretty cute in the photo and i'm sure, when you've just completed your first 3*, you can't have too many photos of the occasion!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, that is definately Gina and Patch!!! The white on his face is a dead give away!!!

Rides2fly, do you know if she made it home ok? I was worried that her flight would be cancelled or delayed getting out of NY due to the fires out there.


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

LoriO
Oct. 28, 2003, 10:35 PM
PiaffePrincess, as always, awesome pictures!!!


"You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of ignorance!" MPD Officer Beck

"Member of the Western clique"

rides2fly
Oct. 29, 2003, 07:46 AM
Just talked to Gina yesterday. She was on her way to Galway Downs with some students who are riding in the 1*. Gina is so proud of dear Patch. She was also thrilled about how nice everyone was, making her feel welcome so far from home. Gina had cliniced with Karen O'Connor and was so touched that Karen remembered her name and greeted Gina in the warmup ring. Jimmy Wofford, too. One of the nicest things about this sport is that those at the very top remember how it was starting out and take the time to extend a welcome to those on their way up. If any of you know either Karen or Jimmy perhaps you could pass along how much their comments meant.

barbaraG
Oct. 29, 2003, 08:48 AM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Both Karen and Jimmy are also Very Nice to us Volunteers! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BarbaraG
GWV/ http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

piaffeprincess98
Oct. 29, 2003, 05:33 PM
Thanks again for the compliments. Here is the newest album. I'm still editing. As you can see, I haven't even reached XC or dressage yet!

FHI Album 2 (http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=3015569&uid=883299&members=1)

Lindsay
An aspiring photographer specializing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper digital photography.

~*Co-founder of the COTH Photographer's clique*~
For the best of my pics go to
My photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess98) or More photo albums (http://www.picturetrail.com/piaffeprincess86)

Pol
Oct. 29, 2003, 07:00 PM
3rd pic,, bay horse no breastplate is ashley mcvaugh

Janet
Oct. 29, 2003, 08:56 PM
The gray 4 above "Hose and Simba" is Sportscar.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

Pol
Oct. 30, 2003, 05:51 AM
Isn't his name Jose? What a sweetie pie THAT one is!

Janet
Oct. 30, 2003, 01:45 PM
I was the "chief jump judge" on CCI 7, Pan Am 9, the Vintage Oxers. This was an option fence, with two 7As, and one 7B.

This was one of two fences with the "frangible pins". All three fences were of the type to use the frangible pins, but only the "short route 7A" (which someone told me was the biggest fence on the course) had the pins. I didn't get a straght answer as to why the other two didn't get the pins.

Luckily nobody "activated" the pins by exerting a significant downward force. Several people hit it relatively hard without being in any danger of flipping. As intended, they did not bend or break the pins.

The direct route required a very short approach to the "big" 7A. All but 4 people took the direct route. One person barely took back at all, and ended up leaving out a stride. They cleared without difficulty, but certainly "used up" more of the horse than was necessary.

Everybody else took back and rebalanced to varying degrees. A couple of people (South Americans in the PanAm, and the NZ rider in the CCI) took WAY back, and show jumped it, clearly "looking for a distance." It worked OK, but each of them had refusals elsewhaere on course. I have no idea whether the later refusals were a result of trying to "showjump", or something else entirely.

One person had a runout on the big 7A- taking out the right hand flag in the process. They re-presented to the "small" 7B, but then incurred a technical second refusal by crossing their path in front of 7A on their way to 7B.

Another 1 or two people took the small 7A initially, but again incurred a technical refusal by circling in front of both 7A,s and crossing their path. It was clearly a deliberate path, and they must just not have read the rules to know it was a refusal.

One person took the long route in a way that was unambiguously clear. He (it was one of the South Americans) cut diagonally through the "building", coming out behind the big 7A, and presenting to 7B. There was no way he could have crossed his path, so he was clear.

Yet another person took the "small" 7A, and then came straight back through the "building", coming out between the two 7As. She then went around the big 7A to present to 7B. It was not at all clear whether she had crossed he path or not. To the jump judge with the score sheet, it looked as if she had clearly crossed her path. To me, standing in front of both 7As, it looked as if she probably had NOT crossed her path. So we marked her as clear. But if there had only been one jump judge on that fence, she would have had a refusal.

The lesson in that is that you should be VERY careful about taking a route in which it would be POSSIBLE to cross your path. Depending on where the jump judge is sitting, it may LOOK as if you crossed your path even if you didn't. Much better to take a route which has no possibility of crossing your path.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

LisaB
Oct. 31, 2003, 03:45 AM
Wow, Janet, wouldn't have wanted your job that day! Sounds like people are trying to get creative with the black flag options. Glad you were there and I wasn't.

Janet
Oct. 31, 2003, 06:19 AM
Well, I figure that is WHY they put me there, knowing I am a "rules nut".

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

Janet
Oct. 31, 2003, 08:38 AM
On another thread, someone asked about how many amateurs compete at the upper levels.

They had a special award for the highest placed adult amateur, which went to Peter Blauner on Speedracer, who finished 36th (out of 42 finishers). Of the finishers behind him, I know that all but 2 are not amatuers, and I suspect they aren't either. So there may have only been one adult amateur who completed.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

[This message was edited by Janet on Nov. 01, 2003 at 10:31 PM.]

CWO
Oct. 31, 2003, 08:11 PM
Janet, that's cool to hear about Peter Blauner (even though he was 36th)! He's my horses' vet. What a nice guy and hooray for the AA's. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pol
Nov. 1, 2003, 11:10 AM
I gotta say, Peter is one of the nicest guys around. I was stabled next to him at Radnor-in-the-Deluge-1995 and he could not have been nicer, more helpful, cheerful, etc. I have since worked with him in various 10-minute boxes and he is just excellent. Way to go!