View Full Version : Let's get to know each other better...(done before, but LOTS of newbies to get to know)

Nov. 29, 2003, 10:09 PM
I know this has been done before but let's do it again. Some of us already know way too much about each other, but for those who don't:

~Name: Natalie
~Age: (*don't have to http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif*) 27
~State: SC (mental? hmmmmm http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif)
~Current horses/ponies: Abby(AppxQH mare) and Tony the pony (POA geld)
~Years riding: All of them
~Years showing: 20
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters but spent 5yrs in the jumper ring
~Own or board: Have my own small hunter barn
~Level of showing: Occasional A, mainly B and C and I show in the Adult hunters
~How did you get into horses: My mom use to ride and we've always had our barn, so I suppose it was just meant to be.
~Plans for the future: Just keep on keepin' on. I like what I do and I don't really want much more. Wouldn't mind finding that needle in the haystack super horse...but then again, who wouldn't http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.
~Other: Married 7 years to a wonderful non-horsie husband and have 2 wonderful brats, Matthew(6) and Sydney (12mo). Also have an Aussie named Aiken and a kitty named Biggles. Just started a local hunter schooling circuit in our area (along with HuntjumpSC) that is doing spectacular!!

Ok, who's next? You may add more if you'd like.
Nat http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

"Show with C.L.A.S.S."
www.classcircuit.0catch.com (http://www.classcircuit.0catch.com)
"A horse is a horse of course of course"...This person obviously never met MY horse!
*Who Knew*
*Frosted Flakes*

Nov. 29, 2003, 10:09 PM
I know this has been done before but let's do it again. Some of us already know way too much about each other, but for those who don't:

~Name: Natalie
~Age: (*don't have to http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif*) 27
~State: SC (mental? hmmmmm http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif)
~Current horses/ponies: Abby(AppxQH mare) and Tony the pony (POA geld)
~Years riding: All of them
~Years showing: 20
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters but spent 5yrs in the jumper ring
~Own or board: Have my own small hunter barn
~Level of showing: Occasional A, mainly B and C and I show in the Adult hunters
~How did you get into horses: My mom use to ride and we've always had our barn, so I suppose it was just meant to be.
~Plans for the future: Just keep on keepin' on. I like what I do and I don't really want much more. Wouldn't mind finding that needle in the haystack super horse...but then again, who wouldn't http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.
~Other: Married 7 years to a wonderful non-horsie husband and have 2 wonderful brats, Matthew(6) and Sydney (12mo). Also have an Aussie named Aiken and a kitty named Biggles. Just started a local hunter schooling circuit in our area (along with HuntjumpSC) that is doing spectacular!!

Ok, who's next? You may add more if you'd like.
Nat http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

"Show with C.L.A.S.S."
www.classcircuit.0catch.com (http://www.classcircuit.0catch.com)
"A horse is a horse of course of course"...This person obviously never met MY horse!
*Who Knew*
*Frosted Flakes*

Nov. 29, 2003, 10:37 PM
Although I have been lurking for a while, this is my first post. What a good thread to start on. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

~Name: Shantine
~State: OR
~Current horses/ponies: Cody..16 hh chestnut QH gelding.
~Years riding: 7
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: Board
~How did you get into horses: My mom gave in to lessons. And then after a year of leasing, I bought Cody.
~Plans for the future: Compete successfully on the A curcuit. Maybe become a DVM.
~Other: I have two dogs, four cats, and two sisters. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Shantine and Cody

In The Gate
Nov. 29, 2003, 10:56 PM
~Name: Valerie
~Age: (*don't have to *) 19
~State: CA, both northern and southern
~Current horses/ponies: Addie (10 y/o chestnut TB mare)
~Years riding: Oh, probably about seven now
~Years showing: Still don't really show much- I just don't have time- but I went to my first show probably five years ago.
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters/equitaion- I jump 3', so I tend to enter both.
~Own or board: Board, have two wonderful trainers- one for each location.
~Level of showing: Depends what my trainer's doing- I've done "B" and "A" shows.
~How did you get into horses: One of my friends really got me interseted- which is quite amazing, considering I fell off on a trail ride in England the second time I had ever been on a horse (many years before I really started riding) No one else in my family will go near a horse.
~Plans for the future: As far as riding goes, I want to have fun. I'd like to show more- but that requires money, and since I'm a student- it doesn't happen very often.

o~Other: I'm a full-time student at UC Davis, and I'm aiming for vet school. I have two dogs (one of whom is really mine) but both are at home with my parents. And I don't know my mom will ever give my dog back to me. She didn't really want her when we first got her, but now she loves her- she calls her the perfect dog. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Valerie- UC Davis Student
www.farwestfarms.com (http://www.farwestfarms.com)
www.vanvleckranch.com (http://www.vanvleckranch.com)

Nov. 29, 2003, 11:06 PM
Name: Ingela
Age: 36
State: California (Northern)
Current Horses: I have 8, 2 are retired, two are injured, one has a rare condition called styohyoidosteopathy (she may be retired) 1 is a yearling, the other two I ride and show.
Years riding: 29
I ride mostly in the hunters and equitation. Have done jumpers in the past. Would like to do them again. Lately I show locally but have shown at the A shows in the past, but it's just to darned expensive.
I own a boarding facility (which may be why the A shows are currently too expensive.)
How did I get into horses: I begged, and took advantage of the fact that divorced parents compete with each other... dad bought me my first horse for my 7th birthday. Mom bought me my 2nd horse for Christmas when I was 13 to keep me from spending summers with dad....
Plans for the future: Keep on doing what I'm doing... but win the lottery so I can quit working and go to the big shows again.

Nov. 29, 2003, 11:06 PM
Name: Kayda
Age: 17
State: Michigan
Current horses/ponies: Protege (grey Thoroughbred/Trakehner mare)
Years of riding: roughly 12
Years of showing: 7 or 8
Hunters, jumpers, or other: hunters
Own or board: board
Level of showing: B circuit (Non-Pro, Children's, Limit Junior Eq, possibly Junior Working Hunter)
How did you get into horses: My aunt was friends with a woman who kept a couple horses on her property, so I started western lessons when I was four. I stopped for a bit, but started back up (english this time) when I was about seven and have been doing it ever since.
Plans for the future: I'd really like to own and manage my own boarding facility one day, but it's not incredibly realistic. I just know I'm going to always keep riding.
Other: My horse is just coming back into full form after a long recovery from an injured suspensory tendon and is doing better than ever. She's not chicken anymore and is so much more willing to work.

noro lim, noro lim Asfaloth

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:46 AM
~Name: Jenna
~Age: (*don't have to *) 18
~State: Ga/Fort Collins, CO~~> GO RAMS!!!!
~Current horses/ponies: Noah(OTTB)
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: jumpers right now...but I don't mind hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: A's all the way
~How did you get into horses: My bestfriend, Rachel
~Plans for the future: Graduate from CSU and hopefully go to CSU vet school
~Other: I have two cats named Jake and Missy. I am in college, which is awesome!

~Jenna & Beethoven~

Dancing Lawn
Nov. 30, 2003, 03:37 AM
I'll play. Some of you may know me from the EMG bb. Carolyn Jonaitis
I have a farm called Dancing Lawn, where I have horses and ponies, in training, and for sale. Hunters, jumpers, riding horses. I also am heavily involved with horse rescue, and currently have 18 pregnant pmu mares, that are destroying my barn. They are slowly acquiring barn manners, but it's taking it's toll on me and my farm. I've been coaching and training for very nearly 30 years, and used to event. I've done the hunter/jumper thing, and have dabbled a bit in dressage. I'm just getting into breeding sporthorse type buckskins, and have two very nice foals, this year.

less hard work, more fine dining.
www.dancinglawnhorses.com (http://www.dancinglawnhorses.com)

If guys can do it, how hard can it be?

Nov. 30, 2003, 05:51 AM
Ok I'll play

Name- Elizabeth
Age- 16
State- VA
Current horse- Monte, 8 y/o 16.3 Chesnut TB (no tatoo, homebred we think)
Years Riding- 8
Years Showing- 6
Hunters, Jumpers, or other- Jumpers at the moment, we are kind of looking into some Eq stuff for ridability but Monte jumps me off alittle too much for it
Own or Board- Board, tho we do have 22 acres sitting doing nothing 2 minutes from the barn
Level of Showing- As on the East Coast, but no FL for me this year
How did you get into showing- I begged my mom for lessons forever and she wouldn't let me ride until I was 8 so I started lessons and never stopped
Plans for the future- Enjoy highschool (it IS possible, I think lol), get into college, have a wonderful 4 years wherever I end up, figure out what I want to do with my life
Other- I spend the rest of my time with my friends and being a regular teenager (again it is possible, sometimes it just gets tiring)

You think you know but you have no idea, this is the diary of...

Nov. 30, 2003, 06:18 AM
Name: Kaitland Hinson
Age: 17
State: South Carolina!
Current horses/ponies: FOOLPROOF (Dante') 17.1hh 6 yr DWB
Years of riding: 7
Years of showing: 5
Hunters, jumpers, or other: hunters
Own or board: board
Level of showing: A' Circuit
How did you get into horses:Went trail riding as a kid... and was hooked..
Plans for the future: Attend college in the fall of 2004, continue showing A' circuit.

*Kaitland Hinson*
Dutch Warmblood Clique

Nov. 30, 2003, 06:28 AM
~Name: Beth
~Age: (*don't have to *) 16
~State: Mass, where everything is overpriced! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
~Current horses/ponies: Partly Cloudy "Sam" (15.2hh 11 y/o Grey Canadian TB Gelding)
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 6 or 7
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers for now but I really want to do the hunters so I may be selling Sam sometime soon
~Own or board: Board, our family may be looking to "own" when I get out of school.
~Level of showing: Very occasionally A, mostly smaller local for now, hoping to get into the bigger levels once I get with a good trainer.
~How did you get into horses: My sister (who's no longer a horse person) and I have loved horses for as long as I can remember.
~Plans for the future: I'd really love to move to the upper levels and be successfull at the big shows and do the hunters. Eventually, I want to own and run my own Hunter/Jumper facility in Virginia.
~Other: Umm I'm a homeschooled Junior in High School and I love photography, cars, graphic design, EBAY, my friends, my parents, my wonderful boyfriend, and living life. I feel so blessed to have such a good life, and I try my hardest never to take it for granted! I love my horse to death, even on the days that he tries to kill me http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif. I have 3 Dogs and 2 Kitties who you can see in my webshots album.... Okay I'll stop now http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Bye!

You know you're a horse person when you look at a picture of your dog and say, "LOOK AT THAT TROT!" :-D


Nov. 30, 2003, 06:35 AM
~Name: Cary
~Age: 16
~State: va
~Current horses/ponies: Petey(woodlands master plan)- a tb/welsh; sam(passport)- oldenburg
~Years riding: about 8 or 9
~Years showing: about 4 or 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters and eq
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: A-AAA shows; large juniors, used to do large ponies
~How did you get into horses: I have no idea. I think I just liked horses.
~Plans for the future: try and qualify for devon and indoors with my horse and keep progressing; maybe qualify for an eq final
~Other: 2 yellow labs- Buckwheat and Mabel; 3 cats- Lilly, Gus, and Jack; 1 sister(anne) and 1 brother(jamie) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nov. 30, 2003, 06:35 AM
Name: Jarrett
Current horses/ponies:Austin(aka Maker's Mark)16h tb gelding
Years riding:5
Years showing:3
Hunters, jumpers or other:A little of everything, but i show my horse in the jumpers. I am also working with a OTTB to be a hunter
Own or board:Board
Level of showing:Everything.
How did you get into horses:It just happened http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Plans for the future:Make my name as a catch rider on the A circuit

All that is gold does not glitter --J.R.R. Tolkein

Nov. 30, 2003, 07:33 AM
Name: Heather
Age: 17
State: South Carolina!
Current horses/Ponies: Malachi 14h 9 yr old pony. Snoop 16.3h 14 yr old TB. FullCry 16h 3 yr old TB (He is a project lease)
Years riding: 11 or 12
Years showing: 10 yrs
Hunters, jumpers, or other: Hunters, tried jumpers and loved it and will do more. And just plain joy riding.
Own or Board: Own
Level of showing: I show locally
How did you get into horses: My mom rode her entire life.
Plans for the future: Get on a college team and show. And then who knows what.
Other: 6 cats,Twitch, Casper, Jen, Cajun, Jazz, Dice. 3 dogs, Boo, Sarge, Blue. My sisters horse Footnote, and a school pony Daisy.



Keep Counting
Nov. 30, 2003, 07:47 AM
Name: Liz
Age: 19
State: Massachusetts for school, used to be in CO
Current horses/Ponies: Jordan, 18 yo appendix QH, semi-retired and lives in CO
Years riding: 6
Years showing: 4
Hunters, jumpers, or other: Jumpers
Own or Board: Board
Level of showing: Showed at the As in CO, past summer in the Lev III
How did you get into horses: I always liked horses as a little kid, but when we moved to CO, I started western lessons and I was hooked.
Plans for the future: Survive college, get a good job and get some horses.
Other: I also fence, which really helps with the thigh muscles when I can't ride all the time.

Nov. 30, 2003, 07:57 AM
OK here I go!

Current Horse/Pony:Leaseing 16hh 5y/o QH/TB(appendix)Bay Sweetheart ha http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
Years Riding:7
Years Showing:6
Own or Board:Board
Level of Showing: B and C
How did you get into horses: My mom had horses most of her life and we moved down the road from the barn I'm at now.
Plans For Future:Finish School Go to college with something horse related and enjoy life!

Other:I have 4 dogs all Yorkies Peanut Bandit Gracie and Missy and we also have one Cat Jazmine or as we call her Jazzy.I live in Terryville CT which I nicknamed Hickville http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but other than that lifes pretty normal.

*A horse can never have too many polos*

*A girl can never have too many shoes*
www.terryallenfarms.com (http://www.terryallenfarms.com)

Nov. 30, 2003, 08:37 AM
~Name: Erika
~Age: 28
~State: CA
~Current horses/ponies: None currently, but in the market again for a WB jumper.
~Years riding: 20
~Years showing: 16
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers
~Own or board: Board--but we will own in a couple of years.
~Level of showing: Not showing at the moment but when I do it is mostly A & B shows in the AA Jumpers.
~How did you get into horses: Cousin had horses & a huge farm...I used to go there to ride & help her with the horse duties.
~Plans for the future: Find my big time jumper & work my way up to GP level...may take 5 years or so to do the big stuff, but one day I will be there. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Other: Married to a wonderful man for 1.5 years, no kids yet...well, except for our 2 Mastiffs; Samson & Maximus.


My love ShowBiz, RIP 8/17/99 - 10/28/03. You are in my heart forever.

Nov. 30, 2003, 08:41 AM
~Name: Ali
~Age: 15
~State: VA http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Current horses/ponies: Gabby (Woodland's Gabriella) Large/5 years old/Welsh/TB Mare and Blue (Ocean Blue) Large/12 years old/Appy./Mare
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters and a little bit of Eq.
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: A's and some of the local shows at Breckenridge.
~How did you get into horses: My mom used to ride as kid and she got me into it.
~Plans for the future: To be a very consistent rider, work hard, make more progress with Gabby, and to have fun.
~Other: Well, I live in Virginia Beach, I have a JR, Chloe, a bird, Louis, and my little sister has a couple of hermit crabs, I don't know what their names are. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I also have another sister, Kelsey. She also rides and shows.

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:01 AM
~Name: Christine
~Age: 20
~State: GA (used to live in NJ)
~Current horses/ponies: I don't own http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif lookin at leasing a 3yr old Paint Mare
~Years riding: All of them
~Years showing: most of them http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Hunters, jumpers or other: dont show anymore except for school, for school I do EQ (cuz thats all there is!) used to do pony hunters and started doing the Childrens eq and hunter before I moved
~Level of showing: Open flat and Novice fences for IHSA, also advanced western horsemanship for IHSA. Don't show outside of school though (I did the circuit in NJ until I moved to GA, now I just don't have the money/time) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
~How did you get into horses: My dads friend had polo ponies, parents bought sister a pony when she was five... shes 8 yrs older than I... mom went into labor at a horseshow, I was a barn brat! 'nuff said!
~Plans for the future: Applying to vet school in a year http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif (UGA, Tenn, Auburn, UF...def want UGA though!)
~Other: I'm owned and trained by Oliver the Bernese Mountain dog! I have the bestest boyfriend who LOVES horses and all things furry & been with him for 3 years. I work at an small animal hospital and for the bio dept at school!

"When life gives you lemons, make margaritas!"

Member/founder of the IHSA clique!

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:08 AM
~Name: Jen
~Age: 24
~State: GA
~Current horses/ponies: none http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
~Years riding: 16
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: showed the hunters and eqs.
~Own or board: n/a
~Level of showing: When I did, it was GHJA
~How did you get into horses: I got hooked on the Saddle Club books; made me want to learn to ride!
~Plans for the future: To one day have the money to own a CANTER TB, and buy my son a Fjord pony.
~Other: I've been teaching lessons since I was 17, and currently teach at a small farm. I have a 19 month old son, Kody, that loves horses too! Been married for 4 1/2 years to a non-horsey husband I hope to convert someday. I have a cat, Majik, and a dog, Timbre.


"The daughter who won't lift a finger in the house is the same child who cycles madly off in the pouring rain to spend all morning mucking out a stable." (Samantha Armstrong)

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:10 AM
~Name: Amy
~Age: (*don't have to *) 32
~State: Maryland
~Current horses/ponies: 1 17yo OTT TB mare, Bugs who is retired and her almost 8 month old Anglo Trakehner colt, Frodo
~Years riding: 24
~Years showing: 22 on and off
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Dressage, I did hunters with Bugs for about 5 years but my main focus is dressage.
~Own or board: I board, that is the reason I only have 2 horses http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
~Level of showing: I am not showing at the moment because my mare is retired. We did local and some A shows. I will be showing my trainer's horse next summer in Dressage.
~How did you get into horses: I fell in love with horses the first time I saw them and nagged for lessons, started taking them when I was eight and never stopped. I leased horses until I was 18 then I got Bugs.
~Plans for the future: I would like to have my own small breeding farm, with 2 or 3 nice broodmares. I want to really focus my efforts in dressage.
~Other: Married 3 years to a wonderful non-horsie husband, I have one adopted Greyhound named Java, 2 cats ~ Dizzy, who is 11 and Shyanne, who is 2 1/2. I am looking foreward to having my own place complete with broodmares, prospects and 1 or 2 or maybe 10 CANTER cuties to train and sell to a good home only. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Owned by:
Cute as a Bugsear (Bugs) JC OTTTB (Isella x Annie Somebody)
Pippen (Frodo) ATA Anglo Trakehner (Paramoure x Cute as a Bugsear)

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:10 AM
Name: Susan
~Age: 33
~State: MD, sort of frazzled
~Current horses/ponies: There is a whole selection of wonderful hunters and jumpers I don't own but get to ride!
~Years riding: from age 8-21, then from age 33 to now!
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I used to show hunters, my goal is to do the A/O jumpers (at some point in the future)
~Level of showing: used to do A, and will do A again!
~How did you get into horses: I fell in love with them when I was four (there was a pony at a birthday party), and my mom planted me at a H/J barn for lessons when I was 8.
~Plans for the future: Be a horse owner again, get back into showing, have fun being an ammie!
~Other: one amazing husband, three dogs, three cats, three guinea pigs, and six ferrets!

You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that wont change its shape. Jets to Brazil

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:14 AM
~Name: Emma
~Age: 15
~State: SC :-)
~Current Horses/Ponies: Rigaletto: 7 y/o Dutch ~Warmblood Gelding and Occasionally Blue: 12 y/o Welsh/Thoroughbred Gelding
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters Jumpers or other: After doing nine years of hunter....I am going to start doing the big equitation stuff and the jumpers with my new boy :0)
~Own or Board: Board
~Level of showing: Mostly "B" but this year we are going "A"
~How did you get into horses: I took a small summer riding camp and just loved it so I started taking lessons as a Christmas present.
~Plans for the future: I want to start doing the major "A" circuit equitation stuff and qualify for Maclay Regionals. Then I would like to get a full scholarship to college and eventually pursue riding proffesionally.
~Other: Well...b/c I'm a loser and ride all the time there really isn't any other! haha...but thats ok with me!

*Proud Member of the -
*Dutch Warmblood Clique!*
* Putting-off-schoolwork-to-do-something-more-interesting clique!
*Non-GPA Clique

C'est La Vie
Nov. 30, 2003, 09:18 AM
Name: Sammy
~Age: (*don't have to *) 17
~State: PA
~Current horses/ponies: I just started leasing Justin (Just My Luck) -- 16.3 grey thoroughbred cross
~Years riding: 7
~Years showing: 6
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Used to do the pony jumpers, now attempting to do the Eqs./hunters
~Own or board: board (and teach lessons, groom, etc.)
~Level of showing: Pretty much everything from local to AA
~How did you get into horses: I went on a trail ride when I was 9 and begged my parents to sign me up for lessons.
~Plans for the future: Go to college, become an engineer for 5-10 years and then open my own barn that specializes in ponies.

[This message was edited by C'est La Vie on Nov. 30, 2003 at 11:01 PM.]

[This message was edited by C'est La Vie on Nov. 30, 2003 at 11:01 PM.]

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:30 AM
~Name: Jamie
~Age: 18
~State: Manitoba.. not a state, a province, I'm from Canada. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Current horses/ponies: Ricardo- 5 y/o dutch warmblood gelding, and Classico- 11y/o holstiner gelding
~Years riding: 14
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Both my horses are jumpers
~Own or board: Board at my coaches stable
~Level of showing: Mostly local shows.. we only have two recognized shows in my province. I show Ricky 3'6-3'9 and Classico 4'0-4'3
~How did you get into horses: My stepmom..
~Plans for the future: I would like to have a future in riding.. we'll see
~Other: I've had a bf for two years, who I'm never marrying. No children for me either, I hate them. Horses will always come before a family. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Whiskey Lullaby
Nov. 30, 2003, 09:31 AM
~Name: Danielle
~Age: somewhere between 0-100, you pick! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~State: NY, where everything is way overpriced!
~Current horses/ponies: none, I'll have some after college hopefully!
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 4
~Hunters, jumpers or other: h/j, barrels, reigning, dressage (quite the combo package)
~Own or board: neither
~Level of showing: local shows, level 2 dressage and hopefully moving up this summer (just getting into jumpers)
~How did you get into horses: I woke up and wanted to go riding, and have not stopped since
~Plans for the future: Open a rescue and show rehab barn for all kinds of creatures
~Other: I rescue animals and own a German Shep x (who you could see in my webshots) Casey that I saved from a puppy mill (who is sick, jingles needed badly!)and I am definately going to rescue a cat before I go to college.

WARNING: Never squat with spurs on!

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:32 AM
Name: Ericka
~Age: 21
~State: VA for shcool (Virginia Tech) and Maryland when I'm home
~Current horses/ponies: Anticipation (Ollie), Incognito (Johnny), Vocalando (Bailey) and I show Bon Voyage (Bonnie)
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 9
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters....I do the A/A's with Johnny, Bonnie and Ollie. However, Ollie is retiring after this show season.
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: "A"...however, I take my greenies to local circuits for practice.
~How did you get into horses: My friend started riding and I wanted to be "cool" like her http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
~Plans for the future: I graduate from VT in May and I will take a year off and itern at a breeding farm (so far I have interviews with Hilltop and Iron Spring). My dad and I are looking for property to build a farm on...and one day I will stand my Voltaire son, VOCALANDO at stud at my farm (which will be named after Ollie, the love of my life) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


Nov. 30, 2003, 10:02 AM
Name: Liz
~Age: 19
~State: Massachusetts
~Current horses/ponies: Lucille (Lucy), 16yo Chestnut TB Mare
~Years riding: 7
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Done it all, I like the jumpers the most I think and the hunters then Eq.
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: "A" shows
~How did you get into horses: Always wanted to ride so for my 12th BDay my parents got me lessons.
~Plans for the future: Lets see..graduate from UMass-Amherst in 2006, work at a barn, start training have my own barn..ride show train..anythign as long as it has to do with horses.


**Member of the HOT TB MARE Clique!**
**Member of the Disgruntled College Student Clique!**

Nov. 30, 2003, 10:04 AM
~Name: Morgan
~Age: 23
~State: IN
~Current horses/ponies: Neverland "Never" (5yr old grey crossbred pony wondermare)
~Years riding: 15
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: Right now, Never pony & I are just playing around at local shows, but when she grows up she wants to be an A show pony
~How did you get into horses: Summer camp
~Plans for the future: Playing with my ponymare & friends young ponies, having fun with the little green monsters
~Other: 4 cats (Pebble, Bamm Bamm, Aggie, & Aggie's cat Starina)

"Never hold a cat and try to use a Dustbuster at the same time" - John McWethy

Nov. 30, 2003, 10:07 AM
~Age: 16
~State: NJ
~Current horses/ponies: Mandy 22yr TB mare. I'm also training 2 ponies for a friend and there are 3 horses I have the choice of leasing.
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters and eq, with the occaisional jumper class thrown in!
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: Mainly A and B, I show in the Jr hunters and Eq
~How did you get into horses: My mom showed ponies for her uncle (A well known breeder in Wales) when she was a kid, and my dad used to showjump in Germany as a teenager,I also have several relatives who were highly involved in hunting and eventing, so I guess riding is in my blood!
~Plans for the future: To keep showing and hopefully become Pro, I would also like to have my own breeding/ showing barn.
~Other: I work here (http://www.bluventure.com) where I groom, ride, help out at shows, etc. I have 4 other siblings, me being the oldest, 3 dogs and various other small creatures.
Sara. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

*New pictures!*
http://community.webshots.com/user/stainlesssteal ~ My babys!
http://community.webshots.com/user/undersuspicion ~ Devon 2003

Whiskey Lullaby
Nov. 30, 2003, 10:19 AM
O/t: Impromptu, I saw Cadence for sale on dreamhorse today and fell in love!

WARNING: Never squat with spurs on!

Nov. 30, 2003, 10:44 AM
DS_Hunter_Jumper: He is a complete sweetheart- if he could he'd crawl in your lap and go to sleep! If you're ever in the area, come and visit!

Sara. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

*New pictures!*
http://community.webshots.com/user/stainlesssteal ~ My babys!
http://community.webshots.com/user/undersuspicion ~ Devon 2003

Nov. 30, 2003, 10:49 AM
~Name: Veronica
~Age: 24
~State: Atlanta, GA but moving to Philadelphia, PA
~Current horses/ponies: My 15 hh chestnut qh/paint "Stoney" who was originally a barrel racer and western pleasure horse. He was my first horse and I did low hunters on him. He's 13 and still full of tricks. My 2nd horse is "Shane," a 16 hh bay OTTB I have had for a little over 2.5 months. He's being retrained to do hunters-- hopefully he'll make 3'6 but if not that's okay too. I just want him to find a job he's good at and happy with.
~Years riding: 14
~Years showing: 5 (including IHSA which doesn't exactly count)
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: Mostly locals, which are very competitive down here. Hopefully, once Shane is ready we can do some A's. I've never had a horse to do rated shows with before
~How did you get into horses: Love at first sight! Black Beauty was the cause http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Plans for the future: I graduate law school this year and I'm going on to practice with a firm in Philly
~Other: I'd like to someday have a pice of property where I can keep my horses and bring in 1-2 OTTBs to retrain from time to time. In addition to the horses, I have 2 cats "Chloe" and "Callie."

"The Son Dee Times"

Emily Grayson
Nov. 30, 2003, 12:12 PM
~Name: Emily
~Age: 21
~State: Greenwich, CT for home and Fairfield, CT for school
~Current horses/ponies: Incognito "Ernie"- 17hh Westphalin Warmblood. I've owned him for 2 1/2 years now...we've showed in everything from the A/O hunters, Adult Equitation, USETs and Adult Jumpers
~Years riding: 16
~Years showing: 14
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunter and Jumpers and Equitation
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: I show at one-days (Old Salem) all winter and during the summer I do HITS Catskills, Lake Placid, Vermont, Hampton Classic...all those fun shows
~Plans for the future: Graduate from college and then who knows what
~Other: I'm in the process of selling my horse now and then I will be looking for a young jumper....until then I'm playing around in the adults all winter and having a little fun. I also show IHSA which is fun...we have a great team this year!


Black Market Radio
Nov. 30, 2003, 12:24 PM
~Name: Angel
~Age: 26
~State: Ca
~Current horses/ponies: I don't own any, but I take care of LL Juliet, LL Basketura Fame and Fala VF, all Arabian mares.
~Years riding: Since before I could walk
~Years showing: I haven't shown much but I plan to show more in the future!
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers and Dressage
~Own or board: Neither
~Level of showing: Not showing currently
~How did you get into horses: My mom owned horses a good majority of my young life
~Plans for the future: Get out of CA and have my own small ranch.
~Other: I am married and have 6 month old twins, Jennifer and Nichole who are going to be pony kids! I also have a python named Norbert and a Canary named Tweep.

Devilpups (http://community.webshots.com/user/angelgregory87)
But I can handle the perile!
No you can't, it's too perilous!

[This message was edited by devildog87 on Dec. 01, 2003 at 06:53 PM.]

Nov. 30, 2003, 12:29 PM
~Name: Rebecca
~Age: 19
~State: School in Virginia, Home in Alaska
~Current horses/ponies: SNL (Stewart) 9 yr old TB gelding (lease)
~Years riding: 5.5
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, Jumpers, Eq
~Own or board: Stewie gets boarded.
~Level of showing: the Alaskan circuit is B rated, but its A to us (in quality)
~How did you get into horses: Horse Crazy Little Girl
~Plans for the future: Buy Stewie and Bring him to Virginia next year, get a teaching job somewhere, ride and show, get my own barn, begin my pony business.
~Other: I go to Virginia Intermont College, majoring in Equine Studies, riding on the IHSA team. I have 2 doggies, Daisy and Vader (yellow labs).

Rebecca and SNL (Stewie)

Nov. 30, 2003, 01:15 PM
Hey Emily...are you in Fairfield University? My daughter just graduated last year from there. Great school!

Okay, I'll play along. But I seem to be a tad older than most who have posted here. (pretty sure I'm not the only "mature" lady on here, LOL)

~Name: Rebecca
~Age: 34
~ State: Connecticut
~Current Horses/Ponies: Galopin, Dutch Mare. Currently shopping for a horse for my daughter.
~ Years Riding: 14 years as a youth (8-22), then back in again for the last 18 months.
~Years Showing: 10-12 or so
~Discipline: Started out hunters, moved to jumpers for 8-9 years, now learning dressage and still playing over jumps
~Own or Board: Boarding now, but just finalized contract on my own small farm. So horsie coming home in a few months! (yeeha)
~Level of Showing: Was showing A's before I stopped showing. Now not showing.
~How did I get into horses?: Horse crazy since birth, started hanging out in front of the local stable all day long staring at the horses until the owner got sick of looking at me and offered me a job.
~Plans for the future: Move into and finish my cute little farm, mare gets bred this coming spring so working with my new youngster, working with my youngest daughter on her riding, probably buying more horses than I have stalls, LOL!
~Other: Fabulous husband who became as horse crazy as I am. (the farm was his idea) Just turned 22 step daughter who's wonderful. A 10 year old who's also wonderful. A 25 year old adopted wonderful daughter who is out on her own now. My fuzzy "son" Kodiak, an Alaskan Malamoose and my adorable cat Olivia.

Equine Crash Test Dummy
Member of: Non-GPA Clique
80's Clique
Connecticut Clique
Helmet Nazi Clique

Nov. 30, 2003, 01:48 PM
~Name: Ash
~Age: 17 (mom keeps saying im 4.. )
~State: Texas.. ick
~Current horses/ponies: not really mine.. but called mine nonethe less, Safe Keeping (tomboy) 16.3 SF/TB Mare
~Years riding: 3
~Years showing: 2
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: rarely show, if i do.. C
~How did you get into horses: my mom rode when she was younger, my oldest sister rode, and i kept anoying her enough to get lessons. wada bing wada boom.. it worked.
~Plans for the future: get out of high school alive, get into college, then find the money for said horse during college. oh yeah.. after that become an engineer and live in VA/ NC area and ride.
~Other: Pain in the rear end JRT (Jackie) and im atempting to servive Jr year of highschool with a term paper from.. well.. you know where.. all 14 lovely pages. and 20% of my grade worth. and on top of that.. i have to keep grades up. que sera sera.

“Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” –unknown

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:11 PM
~Name: Aimee
~Age: 28
~State: NY (Buffalo/Niagara Falls)
~Current horses/ponies: Clover Ridge Duke (25yr Morgan Gelding), Lublins Tiffany (23yr Arabian Mare), JL Moudrey Blues +/ (12yr Arabian Gelding), Selket Mystery (11yr Arabian Stallion - in process of buying), JL Premier Blues (4yr Arabian Gelding) & Windhorse Xena (3yr Arabian/Friesian Mare).
~Years riding: 23
~Years showing: 20
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters with the Arabian geldings and stallion as well as Sport Horse in-hand and under saddle. Western, Sidesaddle, Driving with Morgan. Western & Hunter Pleasure with Arabian mare and just started the Friesian cross.
~Own or board: We currently board the horses but are building a facility on 60 acres purchased. Should be finished Summer of 2004.
~Level of showing: National, Regional, A and Local. I show in the Adult Amateur & Open Divisions at Arabian shows.
~How did you get into horses: My aunt always had horses and when my uncle married her I was at her side. She taught me how to ride and it was on an Arabian Gelding called SG Desert Fox who was saddle seat. Then at the barn she boarded at (where I boarded for 20yrs until they closed in Spring) I started taking lessons and showing with all the kids there an a Connamera/Welsh cross pony.
~Plans for the future: We are opening a Sport Horse focused facility for the Arabians in our area, since there is none. Closest is in Canada about 2 hours away. The facility hould be complete in the Summer of 2004 and we are going to promote the Stallion we are purchasing to start our breeding program as well. VERY EXCITED!
~Other: I am on this board to learn from other hunter people out there and get ideas and share stories. I am using this forum as a learning tool and I hope that we can share some good conversations/discussions.

Thank you! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


[This message was edited by Moudy on Nov. 30, 2003 at 06:07 PM.]

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:12 PM
~Name: Christine
~Age: (*don't have to *) 18
~State: North Carolina, but Virginia for school
~Years showing: 5 or 6?
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I like doing the hunters or eq.
~Level of showing: I haven't shown in a while, but when I did, I did the children's hunters in a few C/small A shows. I've also done the occasional show with SWVHJA.
~How did you get into horses: My sister wanted to ride, so I just tagged along.
~Plans for the future: I can't wait to start riding again and just have fun!


Nov. 30, 2003, 02:27 PM
Name: Diana
~Age: (*don't have to *) 17
~State: CT
~Current horses/ponies: Vegas( 16 three bay)
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other:Childrens Hunter Horses
~Own or board: My horse lives at FCHC aka Fairfield
~Level of showing: Childrens Hunters
~How did you get into horses: My mom rides and it looked like a fun thing to do
~Plans for the future: Having fun in the hunters. My goal is to qualify for the CHJA finals and qualify for the National in Ny, if they have it in Ny again.
~Other: I play tennis and ski. This summer I will be working at a camp! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I also love to volunteer for Pegasus a theraputic riding program for individuals with disibilities.

*DiAnA bOnDy*

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:34 PM
~Name: Sara
~Age: 16
~State: indiana
~Current horses/ponies: Meghan (5 y/o grade mare)
~Years riding: 3
~Years showing: i started last Feb.
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: schooling shows, went to ONE A show and ONE C show
~How did you get into horses: always loved them
~Plans for the future:who knows

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:45 PM
Name: Ashleigh
~Age: (*don't have to *) 20
~State: Ontario Canada
~Current horses/ponies: Kestrel
~Years riding: 12
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters when I do show - the boy is leased out in Michigan
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: A circuit
~How did you get into horses: Summer camp.
~Plans for the future: Get my law degree and get back in the saddle.
~Other: I work at a popular bar in my school town. Im a ski instructor at a rather large ski resort by ontario standards http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I might be pursuing the rest of my higher education in Australia. I have a dog named Grizzly - bouvier de Flanders. 1 brother 1 sister and i guess thats all for now.

"I hope you will grow up to be gentle and good, and never learn bad ways, do your work with good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play."
-Duchess, Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:49 PM
Name: Norah

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:56 PM
~Name: Christie
~Age: 15 (16 in May!)
~State: MD
~Current horses/ponies: Nattie- 6 year old chestnut Hanoverian Gelding
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 7
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters but did pony medals when i had one.
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: A
~How did you get into horses: My mom use to ride and I always wanted ribbons like hers... I wasn't good at regular sports.
~Plans for the future: Go to college and graduate and do something with horses for the rest of my life

~*~Nattie~*~ (http://community.webshots.com/user/nattie2006)
*Maryland Clique**Warmblood (Hanoverian) Clique*
*Non-GPA Clique!**Ariat Clique!*

Nov. 30, 2003, 02:58 PM
Name: Norah
~Age: 51
~State: Currently Wyoming, but DYING to get back to Virginia
~Current Horses/Ponies: Mac, an AMAZINGLY agile QH/APP cross (liver chestnut with black spots)
~Years riding: 46
~Years showing: 12 (not currently)
~Hunters, jumpers, or other: hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: local shows only
~How did you get into horses: always horse crazy, my parents gave into lessons when I was five and bought my first horse when I was 12
~Plans for the future: get back on my feet. I was sick long enough to COMPLETELY run out of money (still have mega medical bills) and am homeless, looking for a dude ranch job (they come with FREE room and board) to get over the hump. Horses are always on my mind. That's one constant FOREVER!!!!!

Nov. 30, 2003, 03:08 PM
~Name: Nancy
~Age: 17
~State/Province: Ontario
~Current horses/ponies: don't own any at the moment, but ride Thunder (QH) and Maddie (QH x Welsh)
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 9
~Hunters, jumpers or other: mostly hunters, but showed all eq this year in Trillium
~Own or board: neither
~Level of showing: schooling, Trillium (B circuit), maybe some A's nest year
~How did you get into horses: I was very shy as a child and since I liked horses, my mom started me in lessons to boost my confidence
~Plans for the future: looking for a horse right now, maybe some A's next year and university!!
~Other: I have one sister, a chihuahua named Mickey who developed glaucoma last year but is fine now http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif - he might have had to be put down http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif, a budgie named Charlie!!!!!!!!

Nov. 30, 2003, 03:12 PM
~Name: SHOWPONY http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Age: old enough
~State: MD
~Current horses/ponies:
Large pony (4yr old welsh/TB cross)
Weanling (Welsh/TB by Pengwyn)
TB mare (my retired race and show mare)
2 Racehorses (1 yearling and 1 four year old)

~Years riding: 30+
~Years showing: 30+ (off and on)
~Hunters, jumpers or other: HUNTERS only!
~Own or board: rent a farm
~Level of showing: Schooling threw "A"
~How did you get into horses: My mom use to ride
~Plans for the future: More show, more lessons, ride/show/sell PONIES!!
~Other: Not much...A great fiance and a great dog, not always in that order!

~*Adult Pony Rider Clique*~
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Nov. 30, 2003, 03:40 PM
~Name: Kate
~Age: 20
~State/Province: Upstate NY is home, and I'm in Fairfield CT while I'm at school
~Current horses/ponies: none
~Years riding: 13, I think http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Years showing: 11ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I've done it all - hunters and jumpers now, the only eq I do is IHSA
~Own or board: neither
~Level of showing: Did all the eq and stuff as a junior - now I mainly show babies in the hunters and do the jumpers through preliminaries.
~How did you get into horses: My Mom rode so I gave it a try and got hooked.
~Plans for the future: Move on to grad school a year early, get done and get my first horse http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.
~Other: EMILY GRAYSON IS MY HERO!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest
-- John Keats

Nov. 30, 2003, 03:44 PM
~Name: Amy
~Age: 32
~State: VA
~Current horses/ponies:
Tracey-ch 7yo lg pony AQHA mare
Lily-ch 3yo AQHA mare
Grace-ch 2yo AQHA mare
Jackson-ch 3yo lg pony AQHA gelding
Spencer-gr weanling Welsh/QH colt
~Years riding: 26, with a 7 yr break
~Years showing: not many...a few as a kid; a couple shows in the past few years, hoping to start again next year
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: lease a farm; board a few
~Level of showing: local
~How did you get into horses: my sister was the first pony-lover, we both got ponies for Christmas when I was 6 years old, started lessons, the rest is history
~Plans for the future: Keep up with my children showing, maybe become serious about it myself at some point, when the children are older I would love do more pony breeding
~Other: Married with 3 great daughters-ages 10, 7 and 5. Accountant for a property management company.

Nitro's Mommy
Nov. 30, 2003, 03:49 PM
~Name: Elizabeth
~Age: 21
~State: KS
~Current horses/ponies: Nitro
~Years riding: about 10
~Years showing: 5-7 on and off
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters when I showed, right now just enjoying horses http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Own or board: Board at a great place!
~Level of showing: Did locals when I showed
~How did you get into horses: Girl scout camp
~Plans for the future: Keep working on Regaining my confidence, just enjoy this horse!
~Other: I am an elem. ed major at a small university (about 1,000 undergrads in KS) I am VERY involved on campus, and am in charge of all student activities on campus this year--its fun, but it doesn't give me as much time as I would like for my horses and friends!

"We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces, singing Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses." --some country song http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nov. 30, 2003, 03:52 PM
~Name: Hallie
~State: CT
~Current horses/ponies: i ride a Warmblood (Holstiener/TB) named Adam
~Years riding: 4 or 5 i for get
~Years showing: 4
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: i do anywhere from small schooling shows to larger A shows but mostly B
~How did you get into horses: My friend started riding and my mom who used to ride decided that i could and i've gone from there.
~Plans for the future: to go to college get in riding and afterwards to own my own horse (i'm only 16 http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif)
~Other: 16y/o junior, i play piano as well and have 2 dogs, 3 half sisters all in their 20s and a brother and sister.


-we ride and never worry bout the fall, i guess that's just the cowboy in us all - Tim Mcgraw 'The Cowboy in Me'
-if you feel like you're under control, you're just not going fast enough - mario andretti

Nov. 30, 2003, 04:00 PM
=>Name: Ashley

=>Age: 19

=>State: VA

=>Current horses/ponies: TB gelding named Rifter (aka Fireball)

=>Years riding: 3 years of western, 2.5 years of hunt seat

=>Years showing: 2 western, 2 hunt seat

=>Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, eq, western pleasure, foxhunting, and the occasional dabble in sidesaddle.

=>Own or board: Board

=>Level of showing: When I showed western, I did AQHA shows. Now I just show locally.

=>How did you get into horses: Parents took me to a local stable for lessons when I was 9. I thought it'd be fun. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

=>Plans for the future: Community college in the spring, local university in the fall so that I don't have to be too far from my baby (attempting to go to school far away was a biiigggg mistake!), keep riding anything with four legs, a mane, and a tail no matter how hopeless people say he/she is. Foxhunt as much as possible. In the near future (i.e. this summer) make the VHSA rounds with my horse in the adult equitation.

I'm baaaack http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nov. 30, 2003, 04:01 PM
Name: Maria
Current Horses/Ponies: Never Knew (10 year old TB mare) Hollywood Exclusive (8 year old OTTB)
Years Riding: 8
Hunters, jumpers, or others: Hunter/Jumper
Own or board: I board at a wonderful hunter/jumper facility-Blackwater Farms
Level of Showing: varies
How did you get into horses: I watched "Two Bits and Peper" with a friend when I was really young and then we looked up barns and called them to see if they had any horses for sale. I obviously didn't get one right away, but I started lessons.
Plans for Future: Riding and college
Other: I have 3 dogs, a hamster and a guinea pig, and a sister(10) and a brother(18).


Never Knew & Hollywood Exclusive


Nov. 30, 2003, 04:03 PM
~Name: Chanda
~Age: 23
~State: VA
~Current horses/ponies:
Elcana (Holsteiner, A/O hunter)
Reggie Pepper (Dutch/TB, pregreen)
Rocky Rules (Dutch/TB, pregreen)
Touch of Magic (Holsteiner/TB, A/O hunter)
Roxy (2yr old Dutch/TB)
Courageous (retired TB jumper)
Debonaire (retired pony)
Rox Dene (broodmare)
~Years riding: 22 and a half http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Years showing: same http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters right now, jumpers in the past.
~Own or board: board. multiple places. multiple bills http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
~Level of showing: A
~How did you get into horses: family business, third generation.
~Plans for the future: A few things in the works. In the near future I'd like to find a jumper and get back in the jumper ring; sell Rocky or Reggie; I'm arranging breeding for ET for Elcana this spring, and breeding for Rox Dene; and will begin putting some work into Roxy in the spring as well. In the far (distant....)future, looking to have my own barn.
~Other: A german shepherd named Amelia, and a cockatoo named Snowie http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Nov. 30, 2003, 04:06 PM
Name: Liz
~Age: 21
~State: Ontario
~Current horses/ponies: Celebrity (Nova) see signature below
~Years riding: 17
~Years showing: 13
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly Jumpers and eq. but showed for 6 years in the hunter ring
~Own or board: Board.... for now http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
~Level of showing: Will be doing some A's, but mostly CE trillium zone
~How did you get into horses: I was born
~Plans for the future: Show my girl and hopefully get my own farm by next summer and then buy some nice Holsteiner mares to breed..
~Other: Just finished college last spring (Police foundations) and in the fall I will be going to Queens university taking Con Ed.. yes I think I 'might' want to be a teacher.. if not, oh well.. I like school and you can never have too much education! (Just too many loans!)

Holsteiner Clique!

Nov. 30, 2003, 04:07 PM
name: alicia
age: 17
state: jersey
horses: sound effects(jax,tb 17h) and satin finish(suzi,tb 15.3h)
yrs riding: 7
yrs shwoing: 4
discipline: equitation/jumpers
own/board: board
level of showing: A,B,C
how did u get into horses: harassed my parents since i could talk and they finally gave in.
plans for the future: possibly start a breeding operation.
other: 2 cats (ani and fat) 1 dog(amber) 2 birds(sooty and gumbi) 3 fish (nemo, sir wallace, sprocket) 1 brother (rich)

"go ahead, dream a little dream" jay privman.

Silver Skates
Nov. 30, 2003, 04:34 PM
~Name: Lesley
~Age: 15
~State: B.C Canada!
~Current horses/ponies: SilverSkates (12 yr old Dutch Warmblood)
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 3
~Hunters, jumpers or other: mainly hunters, hopefully getting more into jumpers next year
~Own or board: my parents recently bought an equestrian centre
~Level of showing: "A" childrens/ 3'3"s last year hopefully 3'6"s next season (done 4'6" at home however)
~How did you get into horses: my mom made me go to riding camp when i was 5!
~Plans for the future: jump big, ride lots



Nov. 30, 2003, 04:36 PM
~Name: Emily
~Age: 23
~State: CO
~Current horses/ponies: Hullabaloo (Pooh) Welsh/TB pony (but he lives in FL)
~Years riding: 12 yrs
~Years showing: about 9 yrs
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: Neither, pony is for sale. I hope to get a greenie when he sells.
~Level of showing: A
~How did you get into horses: My mom use to ride as a kid and she wanted to start again.
~Plans for the future: Either go to school or keep working in the horse buisiness.
~Other: Have two crazy JRTs named Batman and Joker!


[This message was edited by MM on Dec. 16, 2003 at 02:11 AM.]

Nov. 30, 2003, 04:50 PM
~Name: Kathy
~Age: 28
~State: (Province) Alberta Canada (eh?)
~Current horses/ponies: None, but I ride whatever I'm given, right now a greenie named Caz, and a pony named Po, everything else is random.
~Years riding: Almost 20
~Years showing: 15 on and off
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, though I've dabbled in the jumper and Eq classes.
~Level of showing: B
~How did you get into horses: Summer camp
~Plans for the future: Become a writer, though my plans change daily. (buy/renting a farm to have a rescue/retraining program is also a big plan.) But for now, I'm content doing what I'm doing.
~Other: nothing special... I have a cat, shes 17 and is just as annoying now as she was when she was 2... but I love her none the less!! Oh... I'm single, and looking. (LOL... maybe we could start this up as a match maker topic... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif )

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Nov. 30, 2003, 05:04 PM
~Name: Suzanne
~Age: (*don't have to *) 22 in Feb.
~State: Illinois
~Current horses/ponies: Blaze (7 year old bay QH Gelding. And yes, he has a big blaze. And yes, I know that is a very unoriginal name - I didn't name him!)
~Years riding: 12
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Used to do Eq and Jumpers, but now I have a nice hunter, so I do hunters. Maybe Eq again next year.
~Own or board: Board
~How did you get into horses: I have NO idea.
~Plans for the future: more showing, possible horse purchases...
~Other: Work in Customer Service dealing with grumpy people...Also, I'm very blonde, and somewhat scatterbrained.

The End

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Nov. 30, 2003, 05:11 PM
~Name: Jeanne
~Age: Aged
~State: NY, upstate
~Current horses/ponies: horseless
~Years riding: 30+
~Years showing: not showing now but used to
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Lucky to get a chance to ride anything.
~Own or board: I ride with bber Jumphigh83
~Level of showing: A few A's mostly C's
~How did you get into horses: Mom and Dad thought I needed a "sport" as a kid. They had friends who's kids rode and I loved animals...
~Plans for the future: Not be killed by the next horse I ride.
~Other: I am the mom of the coolest three year old boy, Natester! I wish I could get Mr Linny somewhat interested in horses but oh well...
I would like to buy or lease at some point soon but can't right now but I do get to ride some very nice horses at my current barn and am thankful for that.

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Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

Nov. 30, 2003, 05:12 PM
~Name: Beth
~Age: 15
~State: Georgia
~Current horses/ponies: None http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
~Years riding: 9
~Years showing: 7
~Hunters, jumpers or other: H/J
~Own or board: Board (or in my case, exercise rider for my trainer's horses)
~Level of showing: Depends on the horse I am riding
~How did you get into horses: My friends had horses and I just kept coming back.
~Plans for the future: Someday buy my very own and first horse (better late than never!), and become an attorney.
~Other: I play lacrosse for my high school and I have two cats (Taj & Oliver) and a dog (Cammy).

Member of the Hot TB Mare Clique, OPH, MOOP, I Know the Boot Place Behind Dairy Queen! Clique and the GA Clique.

Nov. 30, 2003, 05:44 PM
~Name: Christina
~Age: 18
~State: CA
~Current horses/ponies: George (TB/Oldenburg)
~Years riding: 15
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters and Eq
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: As (When I can show)
~How did you get into horses: When I was little my brother rode he quit and I wanted to start.
~Plans for the future: Eventually be able to learn to ride George, start the AOs (now I'm an amatuer as of today)

~Other: I'm in college, finals are next week and that a truly scary thought

"I made a new friend today."
"Real or imaginary?"

Nov. 30, 2003, 06:16 PM
Name: Peggy
~Age: 47
~State: CA
~Current horses/ponies: Cool (18 y.o. TB) Star ( 4 y.o. Hann/TB)
~Years riding: 43
~Years showing: 33
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Been doing dressage last few years; have evented and shown mostly jumpers and eq (most of my horses have lacked that hunter look). The HJ trainer at our barn has been jumping Star and I get to take a lesson tomorrow http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif probably just flat tho.
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: from backyard to A's at various times
~How did you get into horses: My mom enrolled me in ballet class, like all good West LA mothers of that era. I was a bit large and klutzy. She suggested riding lessons as an alternate activity, figuring that I wouldn't be able to knock down a horse if I made a misstep. The rest is history.
~Plans for the future: que sera sera

Nov. 30, 2003, 06:17 PM
name: katie
age: 15
state: SC
current horses/ponies: Tymeless ( russian warmblood/ eq), Good Tyme Charlie ( TB/ hunter) , Abby ( trail/ pet), calypso ( QH/ hunter)
years riding: 11
years showing:8
hunters, jumpers or other: hunters and eq
own or board: have a small barn at my house where my trail horse( abby) and my retired hunter ( charlie) live. all current show horses board elsewhere.
level of showing: occasional A's,( hope to increase) , mostly on the b and c circuits
how did you get into horses: my mom rode, and i just always loved looking at them. when i was a toddler i would cut out the marlboro man and his horse from magazines! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
plans for the future: to hit some of the major shows and continue my riding career til the day i die! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif
other: im a sophmore and am hoping a praying to someday go to either virginia intermont or sweetbriar and ride on their awesome equestrian teams!

** thats all folks!!**

"Those wrinkles ain't nothin to be scared of. There just a product of time and true love"- not sure..http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Russian Warmblood clique
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Little Indian
Nov. 30, 2003, 06:20 PM
Name: Hali
~Age: 17
~State: California (southern)
~Current horses/ponies: Indy (Brindaro), 9 year old Hispano Arabe gelding who does the large ponies/schooling ponies when he shows and the jumpers. Viper (Viper Too) 10 year old OTT Quarter Horse (but not appendix...there is a couple of TB's WAAAAAAAY back in his pedigree) gelding that was supposed to be my childrens hunter but then hurt his hock. Now he is a kick butt barrel racer who has lost two of 12 races and does the occasional halter class!! and Gomez (Triton) an 8 year old Imported Westfalen gelding. He did the 4'3's and 4'6's in Europe and we did the long stirrup last season because i was coming off of my pony and getting used to him. next season we are doing the childrens hunters and hopfully a large junior class by the end of next season.
~Years riding: started seriously when i was 5 but have had horses all my life. got on my first horse at age 3 (pony rides) but started riding by myself (on my old big bodied foundation qh mare saddle and bridless nonetheless at 4ish)
~Years showing: 9ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters, did the jumpers with Indy, and eq with both of the guys
~Level of showing: A's and B's. won't do most locals (gold coast and camelot because for GC, LAEC either gets rained out or is so dry it is not bearable, or Calemlot because in the summer when we usually go it gets so hot it is impossible to show)
~How did you get into horses: Have had horses all my life (my first horse, Cricket, was my grandfathers and when he died before I was born she was left to my mom...he was a cattle rancher and Crick was his prized cutting horse)
~Plans for the future:getting into the college of my choice, maybe find a little kid to show Indy in the ponies and get to showing 3'6 on the Mez
~Other: one brother (josh), he has a lizard (spike), 2 dogs (Brownie and Lola May)

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Nov. 30, 2003, 06:27 PM
~Name: Page
~Age: 16
~State: Northern Va
~Current horses/ponies: Callie (TB mare)
~Years riding: 7
~Years showing: 4
~Hunters, jumpers or other: HUNTERS!
~Own or board: i board
~Level of showing: A shows and locals
~How did you get into horses: i just got into loving horses and wanted to ride and i've been riding since!
~Plans for the future: eventually own or run my own barn
~Other: nothing

Page and Callie

Nov. 30, 2003, 07:10 PM
Ok, I'll play.

~Name: Katie
~Age: 21
~State: OH right now for college, but I"ll be back home in NJ in 2 weeks. YAY!
~Current horses/ponies: I'm too poor to own a horse, but I have plenty to ride at school.
~Years riding: About 11
~Years showing: I've only show about 5 times in my life. Sad ain't it?
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: neither
~Level of showing: schooling shows the few times I have shown
~How did you get into horses: Huh..good question since I'm the only person in my family who rides. I think I saw the Black Stallion and got the idea in my head that I would somehow be the next Alec Ramsey. It didn't happen but I stuck with the horses anyway http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Plans for the future: To graduate college and find a nice job and eventually my own horse
~Other: I'm a student at the University of Findlay in the boondocks of Ohio, majoring in business and equine science. It really is too flat in this state but oh well.


"Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experiance."

Dolce Vita
Nov. 30, 2003, 07:12 PM
Name: Chelsea
Age: 17
State: Virginia
Current horses/ponies: Sonnet (Belgian Warmblood mare, hopefully sold THIS week!) Jardwar (Selle Francais gelding, not officially mine yet, we find out tomorrow!) and Lacey (Breeding Stock Paint, my sisters large pony hunter prospect)
Years riding: about 10
Years showing: I guess about 5
Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
Own or board: Board
Level of showing: Well, this year I did my first A show, before that I did local shows...Next year I will show in the A's
How did you get into horses: My Grandparents had them as lawn pets on their farm that we lived at for a little while, I'd visit them everyday. Finally when I was about 7 my parents let me have lessons, they said I'd never own a horse - HA! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif
Plans for the future: Keep improving myself with my new trainer, keep improving with Jardwar and in the Spring finally start to show in Children's Hunter
Other: Go look at my pictures of Jardwar (in my sig.) just because he's so cute! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Nov. 30, 2003, 07:20 PM
Yeah FINDLAY! I was supposed to go there this year, but decided to be a butt and get a job instead. My horse is at Findlay though!

*~*~*Why do YOU always wear that stupid MAN suit?!*~*~*

Nov. 30, 2003, 07:20 PM
~Name: Amy
~Age: 16
~State: Wisconsin
~Current horses/ponies: None http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
~Years riding: 6
~Years showing: 2
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: Neither, but I take lessons!
~Level of showing: I'm not doing any showing at the moment.
~How did you get into horses: When I was 10 I wanted to be just like my older cousin. She rode horses, so I wanted to start riding. Now I'm hooked!
~Plans for the future: I would love to have my very own pony! Also, to have a small stable of my own. I want to go to college to become a speech therapist.
~Other: I play tennis for my high school. I have a cat named Muffy, and a dog named Duffy. (original, huh?)

Nov. 30, 2003, 07:45 PM
Name: Amy
Age: 18
State: North Carolina
Current horses/ponies: Goose egg.
Years of riding: Nine.
Years of showing: Considering I've only been in 3 shows in my life?
Hunters, jumpers, or other: Hunters, hack those jumpers too!
Own or board: Mooch?
Level of showing: Schooling shows/local level back when.
How did you get into horses: I have always been obsessed with horses - from when I could walk. I had My Little Ponies, and those morphed magically when I got to take riding lessons after begging when I was 10. I would groom/pet/do anything. And now I'm on a forced hiatus, but it will always been a part of me.
Plans for the future: Will try and get back into it when I can, but right now, I'm "okay" hacking my trainer's (well, old trainer's) horses and loving every moment when I can on breaks. I want to eventually own a breeding facility for Welsh Ponies, or Warmbloods, or Thoroughbreds, I just really want to be involved in horses somehow though my financial situation says no... I'll never stop dreaming and trying to make it happen!
Other: Think I said it all!

MOOP Clique! OPH Clique! GUBR Clique!
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Nov. 30, 2003, 07:50 PM
~Name: Kelsey
~Age: 19
~State: TN for school but I live in GA
~Current horses/ponies: Plus Tax (Toby)
~Years riding: 15
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: As
~How did you get into horses: my best friend was obsessed with horses so I got into it also. She does the A/O jumpers now http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Plans for the future: to be an A/0 hunter princess http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif If I could be like Betty Oare that would be great too!
~Other: I go to Rhodes college, I have a cocker spaniel named Bogey and a 18 y.o. cat named Samantha, and I'm procrastinating from writing my RS term paper http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

**Plus Tax**
**Clearly Canadian**
**Angel Face**


Nov. 30, 2003, 08:01 PM
~Name: Kendall
~Age: 20
~State: VA (school) and CT (home)
~Current horses/ponies: None
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 7-ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: other - Eq. with the IHSA
~Own or board: nope
~Level of showing: IHSA... never really showed above the locals at home
~How did you get into horses: I rode at summer camp when I was 9, then started lessons when I was 12 and was HOOKED!
~Plans for the future: Graduate in 2005 with my bachelor's, then head off to grad school or the Air Force. Hopefully I'll own my first horse ever within the next few years. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Other: Junior at Mary Washington College... also attended Mount Holyoke College prior to MWC. Big ol' nerd - I'm a computer science major. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif


"They can make me do it, but they can't make me do it with dignity." -Calvin and Hobbes

Member of the "Vertically Gifted" clique, "I don't wear a GPA and proud of it!" clique, Connecticut clique, Missed Out On Ponies (MOOP) clique, IHSA clique, and ~Flying Horsewomen~ clique!

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Nov. 30, 2003, 08:18 PM
I know all of you out there are DYING to know about me, so I'm taking a break from rocks to share some...

~Name: SARA!!!!
~Age: 18
~State: South Carolina (school in Clemson, home in Columbia)
~Current horses/ponies: The one-and-only Puff! For those who have the pleasure of meeting him, you know. For all others, yes, he is God.
~Years riding: Since I was an egg http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif My mom went Prelim. at 3 months with me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif (I loved it, haha)
~Years showing: round-about 10ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Currently IHSA eq., previously hunters, jumpers, dressage, and eventing!
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: IHSA, a bunch of local h/j stuff at home, and USEA events
~How did you get into horses: Been riding since the beginning of my time, but I decided I wanted to ride english and jump and be competitive when I saw my mom fall off a horse over a fence and bust her head open! She was OK, and I was in awe.
~Plans for the future: Get my degree in Landscape Architecture, make loads of cash, get horses imported from Ireland, build my dream barn, drive a bentley...you know, that stuff.
~Other: Freshman at Clemson University! The most awesome place ever, I have a cat named Mary that I got when I was three, still considering sneaking her into the dorms up here, two dogs named Thomas and Pete, and my horse has mystery colic, so if you want to talk about it, lemme know!


**Sleep Deprived College Student Clique**
**I Miss My Pony Clique**
"Here is me [holds up one hoof], and here is the universe [other hoof orbiting around the first hoof]." -Puff

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Come say hello!

chrissy mackris
Nov. 30, 2003, 08:42 PM
Name: chrissy
Age: 19
State: florida
Current horses/ponies: Tipperary (selle francais WB)
Years of riding: 13
Years of showing: about 10
Hunters, jumpers, or other: hunters
Own or board: board
Level of showing: A and AA
How did you get into horses: when i was 3 my mom bought me a my little pony toy and i fell in love with horses and begged for lessons and finally she gave in and it was all downhill from there! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Plans for the future: i would love to go pro and be a trainer at a barn and train horses and teach clients and show their horses
Other:we havent shown in a while, but we'll be back in action Dec 1st in the younger A/O hunters!


Nov. 30, 2003, 09:19 PM
~Name: Dana
~Age: 30
~State: California - Southern
~Current horses/ponies: Skipper and Champion
~Years riding: Approximately 17 years with a gap of 6 years in between
~Years showing: 6
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: When I was showing I did little local shows. Now that I'm back riding again, I'd like to do some smaller rated shows and maybe an 'A' here and there.
~How did you get into horses: The house I grew up in was 3 houses away from a stable. It became my baby sitter as my mom puts it.
~Plans for the future: To start showing again and to build my confidence in jumping. As of right now I'm terrified to jump.
~Other: Married for 5 years to someone who didn't care for horses at all until he met his love Champion. We have the two horses mentioned above, 2 dogs, and 7 birds.

Easy come, easy go.

Nov. 30, 2003, 09:39 PM
How could you ever pass up a chance to talk about yourself?! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Name: Helen of Troy!
Age: 17 (1/2, I only know this due to getting my permit!)
State: Lancaster, California (best Governator voice)
Current horses or ponies: my love, my mare Kylie, the best looking 18 year old thoroughbred I have ever seen with a totally squeezable fayce (and gorgeous color thanks to 4 years of NuImage!); and my baby, my filly Sadie, the biggest two year old I have ever seen who is a registered QH (15.3hh at the whithers, just had a growth spurt in the butt http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif) with the prettiest movement I have seen in a long time.
Years of Riding: Seven, going on eight come next year
Years of Showing: Past for years, but kinda took 2002 off and only went to two.
Hunters, Jumpers or other: Been nothing but hunters, had fun with one jumper for about a month, and now I am trying to get into Dressur!
How did you get into horses: oh jeez, I have to ask my mother about this one! Truthfully, I've always loved horses, from my first 25$ ride at the Ponderosa Ranch set when I was 2 I think.
Level of showing: Nothing but like Cs, though I have been a groom at As - do Breeder's Classics and Inspections count?
Plans for the future: FAME! I wanna live for-eva! FAME! Oh, sorry! I want to be... well I want my filly to have the level of success that she diserves - the highest. I want my mare to be a happily retired broodmare http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif who's babies can take on the world for her.
Other: No idea about college, hopefully I'll get out of the local circuits around here. But I have three dogs who I adore, a hedgehog, a g. pig, the most white washed korean girl for a sister (LUV U KIMMIE!!!), my parents of course, and I used to have a ferret but he died recently -- RIP Pugsley! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/cry.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sadsmile.gif

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Nov. 30, 2003, 10:42 PM
~Name: Sarah
~State: VA
~Age: 17
~Current horses/ponies: Zeus, shire/tw 6 yr old 17.2 hands
~Years riding: 13
~Years showing: 7
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Eventing, Dressage, I dabble in a little of it all
~Own or board: Board
~How did you get into horses: My grandma owned horses and I was always riding them so she bought me a pony of my own.
~Plans for the future:Accomplish a prelim with Zeus and maybe a one star. If we go higher the more power to us.
~Other: I am the oldest of four kids. I am ten years older then the next oldest. I am proud to say that I have to clean stalls to afford my board. I think I enjoy the horses more if I have to work to keep it.

Common sense is the least common thing in the world.

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Nov. 30, 2003, 10:54 PM
Well I'm sort of a newbie here - so I tell you all a little about me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~Name: Kerri/Perf
~Age: 24
~State: New Zealand (you know, under Australia)
~Current horse: Odette (WB/TB mare)
~Years riding: 24 (there's a 3 year gap in there though, I gave up for a while)
~Years showing: 18
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers, but lots of other stuff for fun too (games, dressage, eventing, ridden-ponies, fun fun fun)
~Own or board: graze at a shared facility
~Level of showing: none right now, everything from greenest of green up to Grand Prix when I was showing.
~How did you get into horses: I was born! My father trained racehorses, my mother was a jockey, instructor, judge, and general horsey person.
~Plans for the future: Pay off enough debt so I can hopefully show again someday

Dec. 1, 2003, 02:39 AM
Name: Beth
age: 30 something
State: Valencia, Spain
Current horse: Saffie, 16.2 hd, 8yr, non-reg Tb type mare
Number of years riding: 20 (5 yr, break after college)
Number of years showing: same as above
board/ own: my mare is boarded in Texas
Hunters, Jumpers or other: Hunters, I also enjoy Foxhunting and Hunter Trials (something I haven't done for a while)
Level of showing: all levels most recently local circuits, in high school A shows.
Future goals: find a place to ride while I'm in Spain, I don't speak much Spanish. Breed my mare while I'm over here.

Dec. 1, 2003, 05:13 AM
~Name: Devon
~Age: 23
~State: VA
~Current horses/ponies:
Gryffindor (4 yr old, TB/QH, A/A & Sidesaddle)
+ lots of sale horses (I'm the rider for a sales barn)
~Years riding: 22
~Years showing: 17
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters right now, jumpers in the past. Also sidesaddle and fox hunting.
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: A
~How did you get into horses: family, 2nd generation
~Plans for the future: I'd like a big warmblood to add to my collection to do the A/O's on, and a good draft-x field hunter. I also plan on winning the sidesaddle division at the Devon Horse Show (and in first place at Devon, is, Devon! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif) And of course, I plan on having a lovely farm in Middleburg.
~Other: 2 welsh corgis named Lyssa and Foxy

Show and Field Hunters for Sale! http://www.equineselect.net

Pictures! http://community.webshots.com/user/dlz113

Dec. 1, 2003, 06:25 AM
Name: RF
~State: Washington, DC/Clemson, SC/Gainesville, GA
~Age: 22
~Current horses/ponies:
High Flight (Banjo) 17h 11yo bay TB gelding- Adult Hunters, random eq things, etc.
Country Grammar (Cisco) 15.3h (give or take an inch) 5yo red dun tobiano APHA gelding- childrens/adult jumpers
Marengo (Elvis) 16.2h 7yo gray TB gelding- doesnt show yet, but he'll be a hunter (hopefully my other adult horse!) soon
Make It Count (Allie) 16h 6yo gray TB mare- doesnt show yet either, but she's super careful and she'll make a jumper, when I get home and we can get her going for real http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Years riding: 15
~Years showing: 14
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters, jumpers, and I play in the eq for the heck of it. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Own or board: board
~How did you get into horses: I was one of those obnoxious children who'd pitch a screaming fit if we passed a horse on the side of the road and my mom didnt let me stop to pet it. When I was 8, I took a spring break riding camp at a theraputic horsemanship place that did other lessons as well.. and I cried at the end because I didnt want to stop taking lessons- so they let me continue. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Level of showing: Unrated. My trainer does a few rated shows every year. I didnt do any last year, not sure if I will this year or not.
~Plans for the future: to go to law school in the fall, and get a year end ribbon with both of my horses that already show. Also to be in the top 5 at the PSJ medal finals next year. I did it as a junior, and darnit, I can do it again http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Other: I used to do the A shows- show every weekend, that kind of thing. I threw in the towel a few years ago because I got burned out and decided A shows werent for me.. bought a western horse (who now does the ch/ad jumpers lol) and had fun for a year and picked back up showing for fun about a year ago. I feel like I found my place.. I'm completely happy with my horsie life now. I should also add that not only do I think, but I KNOW, that my trainer hung the moon. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I hope he lives to be 175 years old os I can continue to torture him with my neuroticness for years to come.

Dec. 1, 2003, 06:29 AM
Hey Blaze, what horse is yours? I don't know all of the horses this year, we have so many new ones, but I know him/her. Lemme know


"Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experiance."

Dec. 1, 2003, 06:31 AM
Name: Pam
~Age: 36
~State: Alberta, Canada (yep, a transplanted from England Touque wearing, poutine eating CANADIAN!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
~Current horses/ponies:
Ellie (Eclipse) a 7 year old Hannovarian Mare (stubborn as hell but I loff her http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters (3ft3 & soon to be 3ft 6) & now jumpers (as of last year 3ft & 3ft3)
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: A & B
~How did you get into horses: Just decided that I wanted to learn how to really ride!!
~Plans for the future: To move upto the 3ft6 jumpers & just become a better all around horseperson. I would like to someday win the lottery & be able to afford $$$$$$$ horses & jet off to faraway places...but that's probably not going to happen!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif
~Other: 1 chocolate labrador named Gracie & a wonderfull hubbie that indulges my passion for riding.

"errr, ummm, oomph.....brain fart"!!

Dec. 1, 2003, 06:35 AM
Name: B
State: GA
Current Horses: Taylor ( 20 month old APHA filly) and Rudy (13 year old AQHA gelding)
Years Riding: 18
Years Showing: 16
Hunters, jumper, or other: Hunters, jumpers, pleasure. Currently not showing.
Own or Board: Own
Level of Showing: Its been a good 7 years since I've shown at any level, but before that Is howed the local circiut and the A.
How did you get into Horses: My mom had a coupon for 1 free lesson, I've been hooked ever since.
Plans for the future:I want to learn to Fox Hunt. I also want to buy a larger tract of land and start lessons and boarding. I would also like to start showing again.
Other: a black lab.german shepard mix, Buddy, wighing in at 150 pounds...hes my "other" horse. Cant forget the Hubby, wothout him I dont think horses would have come back into my life.

B & B Sport Horses


Dont put the cart before the horse, unless he knows how to push it of course. ~~ Pat Green

Dec. 1, 2003, 08:06 AM
RelocatedTX- I am from Cumming too http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif where do you ride? (you can PT me if you want)

"When life gives you lemons, make margaritas!"

Member/founder of the IHSA clique!

Extra Ordinary
Dec. 1, 2003, 08:23 AM
Name: Madison
State: Florida
Current Horses: American Vodoo (Izzie) (17 you hanovarian gelding) and BoFrost (Frostie) (7 year old thoroughbred/dutch gelding)
Years Riding: 8
Years Showing: 6
Hunters, jumper, or other: Mostly hunters and eq. sometimes jumpers when my trainer lets me!!
Own or Board: board
Level of Showing: USAEq A rated
How did you get into Horses: I loved them as long as I could remember and finaly conviced my parents to give me lessons.
Plans for the future: I want to figure out how to ride my jumper and eventually do Young Riders with him. I also want to do one of those European Equestrian vacations.
Other: I have a dog, cat and 2 betta fish (I love them I like to save them from their little cups at the store http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif).

*Bo Frost*
*American Voodoo*

Dec. 1, 2003, 08:55 AM
~Name: Katie

~Age: 23

~State: PA

~Current horses/ponies:
Adagio (8 yr Thoroughbred; A/O hunter)
Bewitched (17 yr Thoroughbred; A/A jumper)
Another Place (18 yr Thoroughbred; retired A/O hunter)

~Years riding: 16

~Years showing: 13

~Hunters, jumpers or other: Both

~Own or board: Board

~Level of showing: A

~How did you get into horses: I BEGGED my mom for riding lessons, and somehow that turned into leasing a pony, all the way to owning 3 horses! We're not sure how it happened! My mom's favorite line is: "How did I lose control of this situation?!" http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

~Plans for the future: Move my green hunter into the A/Os, qualify for NAL & WIHS in the jumpers, AND keep finding new ways to balance my job and home life with riding http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

~Other: Getting married this coming August to my wonderful fiancee! I can't wait!

Dec. 1, 2003, 08:58 AM
Name: Michelle
Age: 17
State: NY
Current horses/ponies: Worthwhile (15.3 TB gelding)
Years riding: 11
Years showing: 7
Hunters, jumpers, other: Hunters and Equitation (when the mood strikes)
Own or board: Board
Level of showing: "A"(mostly) and sometimes "B"
How did you get into horses: My cousin and my mom's friend
Plans for the future: Go to college and sell my horse

*Believe In Me*
*Look No Further*

Dec. 1, 2003, 09:02 AM
~Name: Lori
~Age: 28
~State: TX
~Current horses/ponies: 2 mares, both retired
~Years riding: All of them
~Years showing: off & on
~Hunters, jumpers or other: H/J & some western
~Own or board: own
~Level of showing: mostly locals abck home
~How did you get into horses: My mom & aunt were both riding & showing before i was born, so i was "cursed"
~Plans for the future: get our place ready (fences fixed, barn up, ect) then get another green project to start with
~Other: married to a non-horsey hubbie who is in denial,a son who isnt in denial http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif have a couple of barn cats & a dog

"Talent is the gift plus the passion-a desire to succeed so intense that no force on earth can stop it." unknown

"Why is it that a woman will forgive homicidal behavior in a horse,yet be highly critical of a man for leaving the toilet seat up?" Dave Barry

Dec. 1, 2003, 09:20 AM
~Name: Kelsey
~Age: 19
~State: OH
~Current horses/ponies: Working on that one!
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: On & off...Mostly off.
~Hunters, jumpers or other: H/J
~Own or board: Working on that!
~Level of showing: Mostly small shows
~How did you get into horses: Somehow the bug found me and bit me...HARD when I was 8 years old. No one else in my family rides, so yea, random http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif
~Plans for the future: Getting married in '05, and we hope to have a house with some land within 5 years, I am a Spanish education & equine science major at Ohio State University and I want to own ANY kind of equine facility!
~Other: Teaching my dream guy to be even dreamier- when he knows how to ride, he'll be perfect http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif had to quit riding a while back due to financial issues, but that's no longer an issue and I'm back and better than ever!

Dec. 1, 2003, 09:43 AM
~Name: Abby
~Age: 20
~State: PA
~Current horses/ponies: Current Edition and my pony Count the Stars is leased out
~Years riding: about 13
~Years showing: I showed a lot during middle school and high school and try to show during school tho...I have to cut back tho and get a job! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
~Hunters, jumpers or other: mostly hunters...
~Own or board: own
~Level of showing: mostly A's and B's
~How did you get into horses: My mom rode in high school and took me when I was little...we still ride together to this day http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Plans for the future: I am a sophmore English Communications major at LVC..I hope to get into journalism and if all goes well someday I will have a fashion column in Cosmo..lol.
~Other: I have a JR Terrier, Sam, who I love! I also like to snowboard during the snowy months and I love Spongebob Squarepants http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Abby and Current Edition/Chuck/Angel/Prince
member of the Disgruntled College students clique,TB clique,Non-GPA clique, and the Glitter clique
"I AM sweet, I'm a catch!"

Room 31
Dec. 1, 2003, 10:07 AM
Name: Kate
Age: 16
State: Canada
Current horses/ponies: Flo, 11 year old Welsh/Morgan large pony
Years riding: 9
Years showing: 5
Hunters, jumpers or other: Mostly hunters
Own or board: Own
Level of showing: A and local
How did you get into horses: Mom
Other: High school student at a private school.

"Be silly. Be honest. Be kind."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dec. 1, 2003, 10:25 AM
~Name: Lauren
~Age: 18
~State: FL (gainesville for school GO GATORS! and west palm is home)
~Current horses/ponies: Willie's Way(14y.o, 16hh, holsteiner geld), my children's jumper is in CT with my trainer to be sold, Trinity (5yo, 16.3hh, ottb mare) is in CT too, being trained to be sold...at home my mom owns a small lesson barn where we have Sparky, Thai, Milly, Aspen, Sweetheart, Jigsaw, Marco, and Retold (all easy lesson horses)
~Years riding: about 14
~Years showing: around 13
~Hunters, jumpers or other: mostly jumpers, some hunters, a few eq. classes...
~Own or board: kinda board the 2 in CT, my mom owns a barn where the rest of them are
~Level of showing: today i turned ammy http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif i haven't shown in a long time due to lack of funds, but I did lots of childrens jumpers in the local A circuits, and WEF, i miss it sooo much and want to get back into it and go bigger
~How did you get into horses: Mom used to ride, then I begged for lessons....then it snowballed...started working for lessons, and training horses and ppl.
~Plans for the future: Graduate from UF with a magazine journalism degree (abby, i want to write for cosmo too!! lol) Get back into riding and showing, want to train some young 'uns
~Other: 2 dogs at home, jack a white german shepard, and belle a border collie, 1 little brother, and the Gators WILL beat the Noles next year!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heather Dobbs
Dec. 1, 2003, 10:53 AM
~Name: Heather
~Age: 15
~State: NJ
~Current horses/ponies: Samson, Allegiance and Gracia
~Years riding: since i was about 5
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Eq and Jumpers, i also did hunters until July
~Own or board: Little barn at home, and i board the show horses with my trainer
~Level of showing: AA shows, sometimes i feel like going to one days(or if i need to point chase, ick), but now its WAY to cold http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
~How did you get into horses: my parents had horses and i liked them
~Plans for the future: I want to have a successful 2004 show season
~Other: I have a chihuahua puppy named Angie, and other than riding i like to rap, write songs, and hang out with friends and shopt

~*~it's all good...and i'm all that~*~

Dec. 1, 2003, 10:53 AM
Name: Susan
Age: 28
State: MA
Current horses/ponies: None http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Years riding: 22 with a few breaks in there
Years showing: 10 when I was a junior (not currently showing)
Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers
How did you get into horses: My mother used to ride so I started riding too.
Plans for the future: I plan to get a horse next fall.
Other: I have a cat named Phoebe.


Dec. 1, 2003, 11:00 AM

[This message was edited by Niaouli on Dec. 21, 2003 at 10:25 PM.]

Dec. 1, 2003, 11:03 AM
~Name: Jessica
~Age: 20
~State: Manitoba, Canada
~Current horses/ponies: Penny (8 y/o TB mare)
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, but we're gonna play around with hacks and dressage
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: Local circuit, looking at competing in an A show this summer
~How did you get into horses: Went on a trail ride a couple times, then went on my 10th birthday, and kept bothering my parents about riding... until they finally gave in... I guess they were hoping it was a phase.
~Plans for the future: I'd like to finish university, get a place of my own to keep my Penny and my future horses with an indoor arena (mmm, heated sounds good)
~Other: Currently 3rd year University, just finishing up some pre-req. for Radiation Therapy, and then I'm heading off to another College to finish that up in 2 years. I work part time at Wendy's as a shift supervisor. And I've got a dog named Nikki.


Dec. 1, 2003, 11:15 AM
ride my trainers horses...right now...
show hunters...A/B this comming spring summer...i think the Adult Novice or something like that...
College Student...
Plans: to gain as much experience showing during my college years to be ready to be successful when i invest im my own mount after college...other than that...not much...

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Dec. 1, 2003, 11:22 AM
~Name: Michelle
~Age: Ickkkk 30
~State: FL
~Current horses/ponies: Ben Kenobi (APHA gelding), Annie (ex-show AQHA mare, now Broodmare), Libby (ex-show APHA mare, now Broodmare)
~Years riding: since I was 3
~Years showing: since I was 6
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mostly Hunter Under Saddle and Eq at APHA shows, but adding over fences now. Used to show it as a kid.
~Own or board: Own
~Level of showing: Mostly all the big APHA shows including the World Show every year, god willinghttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Plans for the future: Just keep on doing the samehttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Other: Single, but dating the same man for many years now.... One day I plan on growing uphttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

don't ask me
Dec. 1, 2003, 11:25 AM
Ooh, what a good topic for a lurker like myself to jump in http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Name: Kate
Age: 15
State: VA
Current horses/ponies: Duke, TBx gelding
Years riding: 5
Years showing: 5
Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters
Own or board: both
Level of showing: mainly locals
How did you get into horses: my sister actually was the one who wanted to ride, now she hates it, but I don't..
Plans for the future: ride on an intercollegiate team in college and major in vet medicine, then possibly open my own barn
Other: I have 3 lazy cats and a dog
.: Kate
.: Don't Ask Me -- "Duke"

Dec. 1, 2003, 11:50 AM
~Name: Alexis
~Age: 21
~State: S. CA
~Current horses/ponies: Anushka 3 yr old bay Hol/Tb
~Years riding: 15
~Years showing: 2 (Didn't really show when I was younger, planning my debut for next year http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Used to do hunters and jumpers, mostly hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: Mostly the local stuff
~How did you get into horses: I was in Germany at a wedding as the flower girl and a horse ate the fake flower off of my dress, I waas hooked.
~Plans for the future: Just get as much riding and showing in as possible. I would like to own my own operation someday.
~Other: I have three dogs, Schoochie, Romeo and Dulche De Leche Working on going back to school, working and riding.

"I always believe the best of everbody - it saves me so much trouble."
- Rudyard Kipling

Dec. 1, 2003, 12:28 PM
~Name: Jordan
~Age: 22
~State: MD
~Current horses/ponies: none right now- just riding other peoples- probably get suckered into getting one by spring though!
~Years riding: 13
~Years showing: throughout the 13 years, sometimes sporadically though
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mostly hunters, but also broke TB's for the track
~Own or board: N/A
~Level of showing: mostly local's, a few rated's here and there
~How did you get into horses: After many years of playing with My Little Ponies and nagging the parents, they finally gave in, and so it began!
~Plans for the future: Get back into riding more competitively, and regularly! Get another horsie eventually!
~Other: Tried staying away from horses after a big burnout period and career change- but I just couldn't! They are magnetic I swear!

Dec. 1, 2003, 01:01 PM
~Name: Amanda-AJ
~Age: 17
~State: ny
~Current horses/ponies: Summer Blues a.k.a Richie-15y/o 16.2 TB chestnut gelding...along with a barn full of boarders
~Years riding: 15?..oh ponies
~Years showing: 11 give or take
~Hunters, jumpers or other: jumpers and the eq!...no single side diagnol side
~Own or board: in my backyard
~Level of showing: partial "A" circuit, local shows(whatever there is now)
~How did you get into horses: My mom rides and we've always had our barn..
~Plans for the future: keep showing until i go to college, Richie will then go to wellington with my mom to be leased out while i'm gone http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif..no more of this nonsense selling business http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sadsmile.gif

Where is the fancy bread? In the heart or in the head?

Sorry theres not more of my horsiehttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ..more to come!

Dec. 1, 2003, 01:26 PM
~Name: Janet
~Age: 50 in less than 40 days
~State: Virginia
~Current horses/ponies:
Derby Day Dancer (aka Mr. Brain), 3yo TB gelding (sales project)
Morning Glory's Belle Fille, 7 yo TBx Conn mare (currently competing in Training level eventing and 3'3" to 3'6" A/A Jumpers
Night Music, 7 yo TB(3/4) x QH (1/4) (currently competing in 2nd Level dressage, and also does 3' A/A hunters and jumpers)
Spy Illusion (aka Mr. Spy) 21 yo TB geld (currently semir-etired, but used to be a Novice level eventer and beginning rider "babysitter")
~Years riding: Snce 1960
~Years showing: since 1965
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Eventing, jumpers, dressage, hunters
~Own or board: Own
~Level of showing: Recognized events, VHSA affiliate through USAEq A-rated (HITS), unrecognized and recognized dressage shows.

~How did you get into horses: Pony ride at age 4. My father says it was the "most expensive 25 cents he ever spent."
~Plans for the future: Figure out what discipline is best for Brain, and market him.
Take Belle up to 3'9" jumpers and Prelim eventing- and see whether whe will go even further.
Take Music 3rd Level, and get her into the ribbons in hunters at recognized shows.
Keep Spy happy.
~Other: Currently building new barn. 4 dogs, 6 cats, 1 husband.

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

Dec. 1, 2003, 02:18 PM
This is only my third post, but here it goes:

~Name: Kate
~Age: (*don't have to *) 20
~State: from WA, now in MA
~Current horses/ponies: none, college and horses just weren't going to mix
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters, a little bit of eq and a bit of jumpers
~Own or board: horseless now, but boarded when I had one
~Level of showing: did A's and B's along with local stuff during junior years, now doing IHSA
~How did you get into horses: My best friend rode and I begged and begged until I got to take lessons, and then lease a horse, and then have my own horse
~Plans for the future: Keep riding, keep showing IHSA, and hopefully buy a horse after I finish school
~Other: Sophomore at Tufts University

Dec. 1, 2003, 03:28 PM
~Name: dev
~Age: 16
~State: NY
~Current horses/ponies: Landon 6 year old bay Oldenburg gelding 16.1h, have had him for 2 years now, showing in the big eq
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 5 or 6
~Hunters, jumpers or other: have done everything, did mostly eq with some hunters on my old pony, did a lot of jumpers with my current horse and some hunters/eq - do mainly the big eq now
~Own or board: I board my horse at a barn near me
~Level of showing: some A's, lots of B's, some C's
~How did you get into horses: always loved horses...got my first real lesson when I was 5
~Plans for the future: ehh just having fun with my horse and working hard this winter so it pays off this spring/summer of showing http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Other: hm well I'm a junior in HS, have an 8 year old bichon frise named bubbles, and I think that's it



"If you put something in quotes, people start to think someone famous
said it and they'll start saying it and eventually it will become famous."

Dec. 1, 2003, 03:38 PM
~Name Ann
~Age 24

Dec. 1, 2003, 03:39 PM
well i guess i will try again http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dec. 1, 2003, 03:44 PM
~Name: Bethany
~Age: I'll be 20 at the end of this month
~State: TX
~Current horses/ponies: I ride whatever my trainer throws my way (and some of them throw me back!)
~Years riding: 9.5
~Years showing: 2
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers, Eq at school
~Own or board: Hoping to find some land to lease next year
~Level of showing: Locals for jumpers, IHSA for Eq
~How did you get into horses: I did a report on mustangs for my third grade class.
~Plans for the future: Graduate with all sorts of crazy degrees and retreat to a barn somewhere where my education will be wasted but my life will feel fulfilled.
~Other: Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2006!

Saw 'Em Off...
Proud Member of: MOOP, Disgruntled College Students, OPH, Dyslexic, Tall People, and TEXAS Cliques

Dec. 1, 2003, 03:51 PM
my computer is going crazy
Name~ Ann
Age~ 24
State~ Athens Ga but from Spotsylvania Va
Current horses/ponie~ Escada my A/A horse, My old jr hunter Twit (Rhyme or Reason), and my small pony that has been with my family since i was 9 Nimbel (Farnley Nimbel) he is 34!
Years Riding~ 20 or so
~Years showing~ i am not sure i think around 20 if you count lead line
Hunters thats all for me
I board 2 and the pony is at home with mom
Level of Showing~ A
How i got started was the fact that i grew up on a farm and my mom used to ride. When i learned to walk i would wander to the barn.
Plans for the Future~ i will graduate from UGA in 3 weeks. I plan to find a A/O horse and then eventualy start training out of my farm in Va.
Others~ Well not much i have a cat and dog.
Well thats all

Dec. 1, 2003, 03:58 PM
~Name: Sarah
~Age: (*don't have to *) 18
~State: Michigan
~Current horses/ponies: None, just sold my horse http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif And I'm at school and not riding as much
~Years riding: most of what I can remember, but 11 years counting lessons
~Years showing: 9.5ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I did mostly equitationy stuff. I've done hunters and jumpers, but neither extensively. I would definatley like to be in the jumper ring more http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: A (though I didn't do many this year) and B stuff...IHSA as well
~How did you get into horses: My mom used to ride and my aunt had horses. Plus, I had an ample supply of My Little Ponies
~Plans for the future: I'm working on finding a working student position next summer, from there I'm not too sure. I'm going to transfer to another college, but that's a bit up in the air still.
~Other: I'm going through junior withdrawl, because I'm officially an adult (especially having today being Dec 1!) and I'm a freshman at Michigan State University. Ummm I'm not sure what else http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Dec. 1, 2003, 04:06 PM
~Name: Jen
~Age: (*don't have to http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif*) 25
~State: Michigan.... Won't even TOUCH the mental state part of the question. LOL!
~Current horses/ponies: Trinity (TB/Appy/Oldenburg mare), Fansi (Arab mare), and Moe (Arab gelding)
~Years riding: Pretty much all my life
~Years showing: I don't show... Maybe in a year or two
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, but I feel like I've tried just about everything.
~Own or board: My parents graciously let me keep my three at their home. Soon I will live on their property, too, so it'll be awesome.
~Level of showing: When I show, it'll be B & C shows for fun.
~How did you get into horses: My mom gave me the horses in my blood, much to the regret of my husband and pretty much everyone else in my family.
~Plans for the future: Uhhh.... Wow... Have a baby and get back to riding a lot like I did before I got big and it got cold!!

Take care!


"If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented rollerskates." --Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Instant Karma
Dec. 1, 2003, 04:32 PM
~Name: Erin
~Age: 22
~State: NJ
~Current horses/ponies: Sunny aka Instant Karma, a 6 year old TB gelding
~Years riding: Since I was six or seven years old
~Years showing: I think I was 9 in my first show in the Short Stirrup
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Ugh... hunters for now, but equitation is what I enjoy the most.
~Own or board: I own my horse, but board with my trainer
~Level of showing: Depends what my trainer's doing... as far as divisions, Sunny is a green bean so we are doing the schooling hunters to get consistant. Once we move to 3' we'll do the adult eq.
~How did you get into horses: My mom bought me an 8 pack of lessons for $64 for Christmas, and the rest is historyhttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Plans for the future: In regards to somewhat short term, show in the adult medals and go to the finals. I haven't put much thought into long term plans.

o~Other: I have 5 cats (Sunshine, Kane, Charlie, Ciara and Ashlyn), 2 dogs (an aussie named Tara and a boxer named Nikki), a goffin cockatoo named Beagan, a cockatial named Figaro and a bearded dragon named Roo.

Erin and Instant Karma
"Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away, bye bye..."

Dec. 1, 2003, 04:38 PM
~Name: Caitlin
~State: TX
~Current horses/ponies: Major 15.3 Appendix Qh gelding
~Years riding:7
~Years showing: 6
~Rides:Hunters & EQ
~Own or board: Board
~How did you get into horses: I got lessons for my sixth b-day
~Plans for the future: A shows,maybe...
~Other: Four dogs and a little brother

"Its just like Beauty and the Beast except with dead people!"-My friend Madeline on the movie The Haunted Mansion

Dec. 1, 2003, 04:45 PM
~Name: Estherre (Astaire, if you can't figure out how to say it)
~Age: (*don't have to *) 17
~State: IN (mental? hmmmmm )
~Current horses/ponies: My family has 5 but my horse is an 8 yr old 16.1hh TB gelding
~Years riding: 7
~Years showing: 6
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Did dressage and now moving into the jumpers
~Own or board: we own our own place
~Level of showing: don't have one sice I haven't started yet but I want to do "A" someday!
~How did you get into horses: My mom
~Plans for the future: hmmmm....I want to show in the "A" shows someday like I said before. I wish I could show Grand Prix!! That would be soooo awesome. We will see!
~Other: I have four dogs, a cat and two sisters.

Dec. 1, 2003, 05:02 PM

The little bay mare, Penelope. She's actually not mine, but I consider her mine...I was like thisclose to buying her, I had the money IN my pocket, but my trainer was like "no, she'll never vet out." Lo and behold, she vetted out totally sound for Findlay! She's over in the annex right now, cause apparently she hurt her suspensory? But she's a real sweetie. Loves the hot pink peeps. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

*~*~*Why do YOU always wear that stupid MAN suit?!*~*~*

Dec. 1, 2003, 05:29 PM
~Name: Kristen
~Age: 22
~State: NY
~Current horses/ponies: none
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I do it all- depends what I'm riding
~Own or board: n/a
~Level of showing: any and all http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~How did you get into horses: When I was 11 I got to go to riding camp for a week...begged for lessons after that..my parents agreed to a few lessons...11 years later...http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Plans for the future: get a horsey job so can afford 1 of my own, train and resell...someday I'd like my own farm but thats WAY in the future http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Other: no pets...I graduated from Findlay last May http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Ethan & Ella's Mom
Dec. 1, 2003, 06:11 PM
Name: Beth
Age: 29
State: PA
Current horses/ponies: Holly (TB mare semi-retired Pre-adult, will retire after this year)
Fashion (TB mare A/A-shown by my sister who owns her with me)
HoneyBunny (small pony-hope to someday do Leadline at Devon, either with Ethan or #2 due in May)
Years riding: 22
Years showing: 20
Hunters, jumpers or both: Hunters now but did Jumpers in the past
Own or board: Both
Level of showing: A, B and C
How did you get into horses: My Mom asked if I wanted to take riding lessons
Plans for the future: Baby #2 due in May, will show July, August, September and then take time off until my children decide they don't want to spend time with me.
Other: Married (going on 5 years), Mom to Ethan my delightful 2 1/2 year old. Also Mom to Dotsie (Dalmatian) Sophie and Tallie (both JRT).

"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere."
- Tim McGraw


[This message was edited by Ethan's Mom on Dec. 01, 2003 at 09:19 PM.]

Dec. 1, 2003, 06:31 PM
State CT
Years Riding:18
Years showing:18
Hunters,jumpers, or others: I do adult hunters and adult equit. I have never tried jumpers but would like to someday.
Own or board: None. I don't have a horse right now.
Level of showing: ocassional A, some B and C shows. I am going to start showing a TB mare in the Adult Modified Hunters in the spring and then move on to the Adult Hunters. I haven't shown in a year so that is why I am showing in the Modified Adult Hunters first. I ride at Bridge Brook Arms in Marlborough, CT and it is a beautiful barn. I plan on getting my first horse in a few months ( hopefully in the spring or summer )
How did I get into horses? I have no idea. I just love horses and animals. I have a cat and an Alaskan Malamute named Gretzky. ( he's 112 lbs )

Dec. 1, 2003, 06:36 PM
Name: Nicole
~Age: 15
~State: MD
~Current horses/ponies: Sherwin (4 year old TB/Dutch WB)
~Years riding: 7
~Years showing: 4
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters and a little bit of Eq
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: ocassionally A, mostly lower level stuff. Nothing right now.
~How did you get into horses: It was really random - Piano lessons or riding lessons. Silly mom let me choose riding.
~Plans for the future: Get my skitso 4 year old jumping around courses comfortably.


Dec. 1, 2003, 06:54 PM
~Name: Cindy
~Age: (*don't have to *): 16
~State: Texas
~Current horses/ponies: Hobo(11 year old Paint gelding), Cowboy(7 year old Paint gelding)
~Years riding: almost 5
~Years showing: don't know...i think 3 or 4
~Hunters, jumpers or other: nothing so far, but it will be Jumpers
~Own or board: Own(*cough* ok, parents Own)
~Level of showing: we were competing in Eventing, so we don't have a level as of yet, we're transitional! Hobo is my horse, and we've school 3'3''(an 1 or 2 3'6'') courses, so we're just trying to get back up to that level.
~How did you get into horses: My mom rode all through high school and college, so when me and my sister wanted to take lessons, she was easy to convince.
~Plans for the future: get back into riding shape, compete to the highest we can, hopefully get on a college team...graduate high school first...haha, and hopefully keep riding, you know, forever.
~Other: two supportive parents, an 18 year old sister, 2 cats(Sable and Ralphie), a 2 year old hound dog named Levi, and a 9 week old Doberman named Tula. and my sister has a hamster named Nemo. other than horses, i'm in my high schools band...yeah, go band.

Kitti's Karisma
Dec. 1, 2003, 07:18 PM
I'm not a newbie, but what the heck!

~Name: Sarah
~Age: 15
~State: Northern Virginia
~Current horses/ponies: Kitti (Kitti's Karisma) 3/4 TB 1/4 Clyde mare.
~Years riding: 7-ish years...
~Years showing: On and off for 6-ish years..?
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters all the way!
~Own or board: I own my own horse who I board.
~Level of showing: Locals
~How did you get into horses: I always loved horses and when I was about 8 I asked for riding lessons. My parents never knew what they were getting into!
~Plans for the future: To have my own hunter barn, with lotsa land to hack out on...*sigh*
~Other: Short people are cool! lol...


= Sarah and Kitti =

+ Short Stubby Leg Clique +
You know you're a horse person when...You find yourself banking the litter in the cat box!


Dec. 2, 2003, 05:06 AM
Name: Mary
Age: 44
State: MI
Current Horses: *Gardenia PASB, rescued imported Polish Arabian
Years riding: Accumulative - 15 (I took a 20 year sabbatical while I dated, married, and raised a family)
Years showing: None; I'm a horse-show mom and groom
Type of riding: mostly trail, but I have done dressage, jumping, and bareback wild stuff when I was a teen (like bareback cross country jumping with no helmet http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif). I ride western and english.
Own or board: board at a great co-op barn in west Ann Arbor situated on the TEAM cross country fields.
How did I get into horses: it was in my blood! I cannot remember not being horse crazy while growing up, but I learned to ride on a beautiful Palomino TWH that was 30 years young. The woman owned two horses and she would tack up both and ride one and pony the other, so my sister and I offered to ride with her. Thus, we began our official riding career.
Other: My 11 year old shows other peoples horses at local shows and 4-H, but she has also done Pony Club. I was Jt DC of one of the local PC's for 2 years but Hannah lost interest because our mare doesn't know as much as we thought, and she doesn't like to leave home (if she sees a trailer come near the barn, she gets panicky http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif). It's a long story...
More other: married 19 years; two kids: Hannah age 11, David age 18, husband Timm, a full time Tae Kwon Do instructor at the largest TKD school in Michigan. I am a secretary and have worked at the same place for 16+ years.
Plans for the future: to acquire a horse that Hannah and I will share so I can get back into english riding and she can show in 4-H and local shows, and maybe join PC again. She really wants to event and may be able to join Jenn Brooks Equijenn event team!

Dec. 2, 2003, 08:45 AM
Name: Jordan (of female persuasion)
Age: about to turn <choke, gag> 50 http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/dead.gif
State: NH
Current horses/ponies: Sadly, none. Hoping to hook up with a very kind fellow BB'er who may have a horse or two for me to ride.
Years riding: on and off since 1970 -- mostly off the past 10 years
Years showing: about 5 in the 1970's, none since
Hunters, jumpers or both: Did adult equitation, IHSA, hunters in the 70's. Primary interest since late 70's has been dressage, though haven't trained in a long time.
Level of showing: local
How did you get into horses: Got hot and heavy into riding during college... scheduled my classes around my riding!
Plans for the future: Um... to make it to 50? Seriously, I've been submerging myself in the equine world again for the past 1.5 years via this BB, and am anxious to get back to riding, and hook up with a dressage trainer in the near future. I don't see a horse of my own anytime soon, but I can dream, can't I? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif
Other: Mom and slave to 6 dogs: retired racing Greyhounds, a Spanish Galgo, and Italian Greyhounds. Active in GH/IG rescue.

Dec. 2, 2003, 09:45 AM
~Name: Kelly
~Age: 25
~State: CO
~Current horses/ponies: None of my own...but I can ride my friend's horse Bruno, a warmblood jumper
~Years riding: 13
~Years showing: Well, if you count little scooling shows, 12 1/2
~Hunters, jumpers or other: A little of everything. When I get a horse, I want to do eventing, and H/J shows for fun...whatever the horse is good at!
~Own or board: My goal is to keep my horses at home eventually
~Level of showing: Local shows, and I did the NCEL in high school and IHSA in college (Colorado State)
~How did you get into horses: I kept begging for lessons until my parents finally gave in, when I was 12. I have loved horses as long as I can remember!
~Plans for the future: Maybe go to vet school once my kids are in school, get a CANTER horse.
~Other: Married 2 years to a non-horsey husband, have 1 11 month old daughter, 2 cute and sweet pit bull mixes, and 2 cats http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

second chance
Dec. 2, 2003, 10:19 AM
~Name: Nellie
~Age: 17
~State: NH (we have more granite than horses)
~Current horses/ponies: Sandy (Reg. Paint Mare)
~Years riding: 16
~Years showing: 11
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters,Jumpers,Dressage and Eventing (I do a
little of everything)
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: Local circuits, schooling shows and hopefully recognized events this spring/summer
~How did you get into horses: My grandparents owned ponies when was little, my grandmother gave me a Christmas present of a saddle and all that stuff and got me lessons, I haven't looked back ever since.
~Plans for the future:Become an emt sometime next year, graduate High School and go to college to become a Reg. Nurse.

To the world your just one person but to one person you could mean the world

Dec. 2, 2003, 10:26 AM
~Name: Brandi
~Age: (*don't have to *) 21
~State: Louisiana...the most non-horsey place in the world!
~Current horses/ponies: Beast (Key Evidence) 8y/o OTTB gelding, Bailey (Bailey's Flurry) 4y/o OTTB gelding, Katya 10y/o OTTB gelding, Jewel (no reg. name yet!) 1y/o Paint filly, Black my BFs 2y/o breeding stock Paint soon to be gelding, Nut 22y/o QH cross pony, Beavis (Swashbuckler) 5?y/o OTTB gelding. Oh, and I will be breeding my friend's TB mare to a gorgeous TB stallion in the spring to get a baby!
~Years riding: about 10
~Years showing: none yet! will in 2004
~Hunters, jumpers or other: whatever my horses happen to be good at...I'll do some Hunters, probably mostly Jumpers, and I'll dabble in Dressage and Eventing too.
~Own or board: Have my own property that we have a barn on.
~Level of showing: none yet
~How did you get into horses: I have been in love with horses since I knew what they were. I finally got to ride when I was a kid in girl scouts, and soon one of my school friends brought me to take jumping lessons and I was hooked. FINALLY got my own horse at 18, after waiting 2 months for him to finish racing, and the rest is history!
~Plans for the future: To MOVE to a better state and have my own training/boarding facility. And to save as many OTTBs as I can get my paws on. Oh, and probably breed some nice H/J horses.
~Other: Boyfriend of almost 2 years is into the horses too...he built my barn, picked up hay so that we could get a lot of it free, cleans my stalls, and generally puts up with my horse addiction like a saint! And I have 5 BLACK cats: Blaze, Voodoo, Oliver, Squirrel & Simon. 3 dogs: Buster -BFs Catahoula, Sadie - my dark brown Lab/Golden Retriever cross, and our newest Sprinkles (needs a new name!) - Catahoula (probably mixed)

www.geocities.com/spfwhisper/exracers.html (http://www.geocities.com/spfwhisper/exracers.html)
www.geocities.com/spfwhisper/keyevidence.html (http://www.geocities.com/spfwhisper/keyevidence.html) (old pics)

Dec. 2, 2003, 11:45 AM
Name: Jennifer
State: NC
Current Horses: Hanoverian- World Class
Years riding: 17
Years Showing : 10
Divisions : Adult amatuer and amatuer owner hunters
Own or Board : Board
How did you get into horses : My mom bought me a pony for christmas when I was 6
Plans for the future: to finish architectural school and get my greenie showing in the Baby Greens in Florida

Goofy TB Mare
Dec. 2, 2003, 05:16 PM
~Name: Devin

~Age: 23

~State: Tennessee

~Current horses/ponies: Betsy (13 yr. old bay TB mare)

~Years riding: 10

~Years showing: 8

~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters but I like to goof off in the Hopeful jumpers

~Own or board: board

~Level of showing: Depends on the horse..I do hopeful jumpers and modified ch/ad hunters on my horse

~How did you get into horses: guilt trip on my parents for making me move here! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~Plans for the future: SHow my horse just one time in the Adults.

~Other: I have 2 dogs (Markie and LuLu), 2 cats (Simba and Moe), and a turtle (Squirt). I'm graduating with a degree in education in 13 DAYS!!!!


**Forever South**
**Bama's Blues** not mine but he's my babyboy!
**Brinkum's Cross**

Dec. 2, 2003, 05:55 PM
~Name: Emily

~Age: 13

~State: NJ

~Current horses/ponies: High Spirits

~Years riding: 8

~Years showing: 6

~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters

~Own or board: board

~Level of showing: Childrens Lrg ponies

~How did you get into horses:my sister

~Plans for the future: do well with my pony and move on to a green


--High Spirits

Dec. 2, 2003, 06:27 PM
Name: Katie
Age: 17
State: SC
Current horse: Bill "Twist of Fate"
Years riding: 12
Years showing: 10 i think...dont really remember
Hunters, jumpers, or other: hunters
Own or board: board
Level of Showing: junior hunters
How did you get into horses: inherited you could say. My mom had at least 5 horses before my sis and I were born so we had almost no choice but to fall in love. I have pictures of me (before I could walk) in a backpack out at the barn.
Plans for the future: college first and foremost. continue to ride and enjoy my last junior year. I had a good year this year so I think I'll take a step back and just enjoy showing and not feel pressured to go. I hope to do more of the bigger stuff though.
Other: I used to dance jazz before senior year got to hectic (fyi- for those who know what the international baccalaureate program is, think twice before doing it). Also involved in student gov't (yes I'm a dork) and other stuff like that.

Dec. 2, 2003, 06:31 PM
Name: Jessica
Age: 20
State: Illinios
Current horses: Victoria "Sassy" TB/Perch mare, will be making the move to jumpers this spring.
A Priori "Halo" OTTB mare going prelim eventing.
Years riding: 16
Years showing: 10
Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly eventing, but I'll be doing jumpers with Sassy this spring. (I may need to call on you guys for some help/ suggestions. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I've never even been to an h/j show.)
Own or board: Boarding now, but the girls come home for vacations.
Level of showing: prelim eventing and we'll see how things go in jumper land.
How did you get into horses: My mom rode and I followed the family tradition.
Plans for the future: Move Halo up to Intermediate, have fun in the jumpers.
Other:I'm currently trying to survive finals (starting next week). I have one dog one cat and a little sister who thinks she's one or both sometimes at the same time.

Dec. 2, 2003, 09:05 PM
Name: Judi
~Age: 43 and lovin it... : )
~State: CA currently... soon to be GA
~Current horses/ponies: Rainier - Dutch Warmblood - (Saint and Dreamhorse)
~Years riding: 31
~Years showing: 30
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Jumpers - Medals - Equitation - Anything Technical and challenging
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: A's and the B's that are at our facility

~How did you get into horses: I came out of the womb beggin to ride... Worked for lessons...Mucked.. Taught... Groomed... anything to be near those beautiful 4 legged creatures. Eventually worked my way up to riding for a BNT and got to ride some wonderful horse flesh... that I could never afford.
~Plans for the future: JUMPING... JUMPING... JUMPING... As long as Rainer wants to...

~Other: Married 17 years to a wonderful non-horsie husband with 2 wonderful boys, Taylor (12) and Daniel (10) 2 Adorable doggies... Jackie.. the fattest Jack Russel on earth and Willow the Sweatest Hypoglycemic Shepherd Mix on earth.

Dec. 3, 2003, 02:21 PM
I'll play;

Name: Cyndi
Age: 47(yuck)
State: MI (brrrrrr)
Current Horses: 16.3 dk bay TB, 18 yrs
Years of riding: 32
Years of showing :20+
Hunters, Jumpers, other: Hunters, jumpers, eventing,dressage, fox hunting, and side saddle.
Own or Board: board
Level of showing: A's
How did you get into horses: I always loved them and when we move to an area where I could walk to the barn I bugged my parents for lessons on sumer. That was all they paid for, I went to work riding for my trainer.

I share my life at home with 1 greyhound named Merlin, 3 cats, Keltie, Scarpa, and Buddy.

Future goals: To have my business do well enough that I can afford to purchase another horse to show, and show.

Dec. 3, 2003, 02:47 PM
~Name: Erin
~Age: 22
~State: UT but just graduated from CU-Boulder - GO BUFFS!!!
~Current horses/ponies: None at the moment but shopping!
~Years riding: ummm... 15?
~Years showing: 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters but would like to get into jumpers
~Own or board: Neither at the moment
~Level of showing: A mostely, but I have taken some time off due to college and ski racing
~How did you get into horses: I just loved them and bugged my parents enough they let me ride finally.
~Plans for the future: Buy a horse, go to Law School and continue to make some money to support the horse habbit!
~Other: I have a Jack Russell named Chip and a boyfriend.

Member of the "Baby Greenie Support Group" and major advocate of the Green Arm Band http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
My pictures! http://community.webshots.com/user/estieg12
GO BUFFS!!! "F*&! 'Em up, F*&! 'Em up - GO CU!!"

Dec. 3, 2003, 06:45 PM
~Name: Kari
~Age: 36
~State: Massachusetts
~Current horses/ponies:
Woody; 27 year old 16.2h Bay Hanoverian Gelding
King City;daughter's 16 year old 14.3h Palomino Quarter pony
Kassey;6 year old 16.1 Black Percheron Mare
Jonah;2 year old 16h Black Percheron Gelding
~Years riding: 28...eek is that right?
~Years showing: when I was a teen, now just fun stuff
~Own or board: Own
~Level of showing: Just local fun stuff!
~How did you get into horses: Family had them.
~Plans for the future: Figure out what I want to be when I grow up....don't sweat the small stuff!
~Other: One hubby, one daughter, one son, 4 dogs (3 Shih-tzu's, Sadie, Max and Junior...One German Shorthair, Dee), 2 cats, Trip and Buzz.

~head chef and mothermucker for Woody, KC, Jonah,& Kassey~
"To be loved by a horse or any animal, should fill us with awe-for we have not deserved it."
~Marion C Garretty

Dec. 3, 2003, 08:45 PM
~Name: Ariel
~Age: 14
~State: North Carolina
~Current horses/ponies: my 5 year old, 14.1hh Quarter Horse gelding, Two Blue (http://community.webshots.com/photo/103100633/103100757SLQNio), but his showname is Back In a Flash
~Years riding: 8 years
~Years showing: I've only been to a couple shows every once in a while because i don't have a horse ready to show. But i'm going to start showing my baby in the jumpers in the spring.
~Hunters, jumpers or other: well, i've ridden Western, Hunters, Jumpers, and Eventers. But mostly I train horses. currently i'm riding Hunters/jumpers and thats what i've been doing for the last 5 years.
~Own or board: I own my horse and board him a local barn.
~Level of showing: currently locals, occasionally.
~How did you get into horses: I kept bugging my parents for lessons and finally I went with my friend who took some lessons when I was 6 1/2 to this open show thing at her barn and i sat on this horse and that was it...... been riding ever since http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Plans for the future: well for the near future..... I want to change barns, I'm currently at a three day eventing barn which i love but I really want to go back to the hunters/jumpers, Move to a barn where the current trainer I'm working with who I love works out of. Get my pony ready to show over the winter and start showing him in the spring in some lower jumper classes and eventually move up to the Child/adult jumpers with him. At the same time find a horse to show in the hunter divisions. Show for a couple years, train horses, sell them, show horses for people etc... I'm graduating from highschool two years early ( I"m homeschooled) so i can go gallop horses on the track before i go to college. After that I have no clue.....

I could go on forever, lol http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dec. 3, 2003, 09:24 PM
~Name: Aubrie
~Age: 18
~State: IL
~Current horses/ponies: Hocus~Pocus (11 year old black 16.1 Thoroughbred gelding)
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 7
~Own or board: I board my horse at a barn that's way too far away from my house ...but I love the training there so he'll stay for now!
~Level of showing: NIHJA and A's this winter I hope
~How did you get into horses: My grandpa owned racehorses, and I loved them all my life...went to a birthday party where we had a little riding lesson when I was 8...and I was hooked
~Plans for the future: Get a greenie(long way down the road, when I get outta debt http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif), start showing on the A's this winter...and hopefully this summer too, Win NIHJA SR Medals next year(Yikes I'm an adult now!)
~Other: I have a 3 y/o rat terrier-Snickers, and have a shopping problem http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

~Child of the 80's Clique~
~Non-GPA Clique~
~Chicago Clique~

Dec. 4, 2003, 12:03 AM
Guess I'll play along with Natalie's topic, or she'll probably hurt me next time I see her http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~Age: 22
~State: SC for now
~Current horses/ponies: William (coming 5yo DWBx who's turning into a kinda-sorta-maybe good boy), Saratoga (Saintly TB), and the Most Amazing Fat Mare.
~Years riding: 18
~Years showing: Eh.. no idea.
~Hunters, jumpers or other: In theory, jumpers. Which is why, I'm so sure, I have a fantastic retired hunter, a drop-dead wonderful hunter prospect, and a little hunter bun in the little hunter oven. To think, I don't really LIKE hunters.. eesh.
~Own or board: Board, and I love my barn. Twin Pond ROCKS!! ... even if the twins are nuts http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Level of showing: Not well, not big, not much, and not often. And, none of that is by choice.. stupid horses plotting against me.
~How did you get into horses: A friend had a backyard pony party. I tried to steal the pony. Mom gave in.. mwahahaha.
~Plans for the future: To NOT screw up my youngster. To eventually, one day, make it into a jumper class where I STAY on course. And, to spoil The Mare to the highest level possible -- she's earned it. I'd love to get another TB to work with, but I'm holding out for when I can do it right..
~Other: There really isn't much other. I work. It's horrible. I've done the take-time-off-before school thing. It's horrible. I'm counting down the weeks until I can leave for school. Oh, and I have a sweet old Great Dane (Max), a slew of cats (Butch, Lucy, Scully, Trouper, and Noah), and a little husky mix puppy (Piper Maru) who was SUPPOSED to be my horse show dog, until she decided that horses are far too scary to ever be near. So, for now, she watches the truck when I ride http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"So, what does this Evil Horse eat? Lost souls? Small children?" "Beep pulp and sweet feed?" "Close enough..."

Dec. 4, 2003, 06:49 AM

Age 27

From IL

Own and Board 2 horses: Handley Cross "Newman", a 7 y.o. DWB, and Schoedown "Oscar" a 4 y.o. WB/TB

Will show Newman in Adults this year on the A circuit. Trainer will show Oscar in the baby greens.

Been riding for about 15 years or so.

My goals are to have a successful year with Newman, have a successful year with Oscar (and maybe eventually show Oscar myself at the end of the year). My fiance and I bought a farm in TN that will be primarily a sale horse facility, so I am looking forward to getting involved in that (and hopefully making some money). I am getting married in August, so my other goal is to not get too caught up in the horses and the new farm and to get my wedding planned!!!

Faded Dreams
Dec. 4, 2003, 08:55 AM
~Name: Tiffany
~Age: 21
~State: P.A
~Current horses/ponies: Beanie Bop,6 yr old,15.3hh (just a tad and i mean a tad under 16h) bay Tb gelding
~Years riding: 8 yrs
~Years showing: 8 yrs
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly hunters and eventing
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: Occasional C,Schooling.
~How did you get into horses: I just wanted to
~Plans for the future: To be a vet tech and to be a champion rider in eventing.
~Other: I have a golden named Annie,3 cats named Lucky,Poke and Zoey and i did have an appy pony but he died http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif and now i *might* get beanie http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

* T I F F *

Dec. 4, 2003, 09:17 AM
-Name: Amy
-Age: 35
-State: Oregon
-Current horses/ponies: Own 2 horses; Selle Francais mare (jumper) Wurtemberg gelding (jumper) welsh-cross pony (for my son)+ 5 horses in training (love them like they were my own)
-Years riding: since I was 5 or so...
-Years showing: Lived and showed in Europe as a kid/young adult, A circuit shows for about 15 years.
-Hunters, jumpers or other: Love the jumpers the best, but hunters are fun, too!
-Own or board: board. Lease stalls for my training program.
-Level of showing: A shows, trying to get to Mini-Prix level (Level 6 jumpers)
-How did you get into horses: born that way. Nobody else in my family has the bug!
-Plans for future: keep building my small training business, trying to make some money!
-Other: Married to motorcycle/ski maniac. We have a 4 year old little boy. I also love snowboarding, yoga, and running.

Dec. 4, 2003, 12:03 PM
Name: Marrilee
~Age: (*don't have to *) 54 and ready to retire
~State: NY
~Current horses/ponies: 1 retired 20 year old QH - the love of my life and a Draft Cross. ~Years riding: 23
~Years showing: 18
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters, mostly just locally.
~Own or board: I board, - one at a show barn; the other at a frend's farm.
~Level of showing: I have not shown for the past 3 1/2 years since I retired my QH. The draft X is not really show material. We did local and a few A shows.
~How did you get into horses: Started riding when I was over 30. Broke up with a SO and had some extra time on my hands. Always wanted to ride but my parents couldn't afford it when I was growing up. Then I realized I wasn't too old to try. After a few bad experiences, I have become somewhat of a wimp - maybe it's old age??
~Plans for the future: Retire from my boring job and devote more time to horses and other avocations
~Other: Also have two crazy dogs a Jack Russell and a Yorkie who thinks he can take on any horse he comes across ans one perfect puli.

"Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard." Paul Simon

Dec. 4, 2003, 08:17 PM
~Name: Leanna
~Age: 18
~State: Vermont
~Current horses: My warmblood TYRONE and my shetland pony name MARYLEGS
~Years Riding: 8
~Years Showing: 8
~Hunter, Jumpers: Jumpers and Eventing
~Own or Board: Own
~Level of Showing: Training level in eventing(USEA), for jumpers 3' plus
~How did u get into horses: Well i live next to two big events barns so..
~Plans for future: To be in the Olympic's in Grand Prix Jumping
~Other: I have two cats Lilly and Kelo which i love them to death and what monsters they are. Get into everything, but that's y i love them. Working at an Oldenburg farm where all horses are imported from Germany. What a wonderful place to work for a girl like me who loves horses.

Dec. 5, 2003, 06:25 AM
Here goes nothing...

~Name: Breann
~Age: 23
~State: home- PA, school- VA
~Current horses/ponies: Behind the Times, aka Timmy, a 13 year old Appaloosa gelding
~Years riding: 16
~Years showing: 14
~Own or board: I board my horse at my school's riding center... wish I was able to keep him in my dorm room sometimes!
~Level of showing: Mostly local, a few rated shows though, lots of 2'6", but sometimes me and my notoriously clumsy horse venture higher http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~How did you get into horses: One of my first words was "horse" and my grandma thought it was cute, so she bought me 8 riding lessons for my 8th birthday.... my parents still hate her for that one!
~Plans for the future: I graduate from college in oh, 5 months, so I'll be looking for a horse job then-- I love to teach lessons and I love riding greenies
~Other: I have a serious spending problem, especially when it comes to horse stuff I don't need http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Check out my pictures: http://community.webshots.com/user/lovemyappy

Ski Bum
Dec. 5, 2003, 08:12 AM
Ok...don't post very much, but I'm bored in school! hehe... ok here goes...

Name: Kristin Rediehs-Salazar
Age: 17, 18 June 19
Home State: IL, currently live in Hinsdale, spend alot of time in Vail at my family's condos skiing in the winter! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Horses: Snowbound and Beachbound
More about the Horses: Snowy is 12 a 12 year old grey TB that is a super star in the hunters, he totally knows his job. This year this adorable little girl Leslie is going to lease him to show him in the childrens! Jackson(Beachbound) is 7 years old and hasn't done much. I bought him last year as a project horse and am going to start showing him in the large juniors this year and hopefully some medal classes by the end of the year.
Trainer: Kim Gardner
Other Pets: King, German Shepard, Stormy, German Shepard
Parents: Carol Rediehs, Attorney at Law and J.D. Salazar, Industrial Real Estate Broker
Saddle: Devon 2000...I hate it!!! Deffinately would NOT get another one!
Future Plans: Well, like most seniors I'm applying to colleges and I hope to go to the University of Denver, but I kind of just want to ride and become a professional! Who knows? Alright well class is almost over! See ya guys!



Boston Chicken
Dec. 5, 2003, 12:11 PM
~Name: Gillian
~Age: 31
~State: MA
~Current horses/ponies: Faune D'Helby (10 year old, 18h Selle Francais)
~Years riding: 20 with a 10 year break after a bad horse-related accident - so 10 http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
~Years showing: the first 10
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Did BigEq and hunters in the 80s. Now boarding at a jumper barn so you know what that means ;-)
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: Haven't shown my new horse yet. I just bought him in September. Hope to show in the Spring or Summer.
~How did you get into horses: I was born horsey. Dreamt about it until my mom finally let me ride. It didn't take long before I was doing ponies and finally at 13, got my first horse.
~Plans for the future: To get over my newly-acquired fear of airy verticals. To be able to find my spots again!

** Faune D'Helby**

Blue Devil
Dec. 5, 2003, 12:22 PM
~Name: Emily
~Age: 19
~State: North Carolina
~Current horses/ponies: I just sold a week or two ago my children's hunter, Clockwork, to a new little girl coming off ponies http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Years riding: 9
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I have always ridden hunters (I like them the best!), but I have dabbled in the 3' equitation type classes (Stateline Medal, etc) and I leased a jumper for a show or two to try out that division (decided to stick to the hunters even though we got good ribbons!)
~Own or board: I have always boarded.
~Level of showing: Pretty much 100% A, maybe a schooling show once a year or so for some fun/practice
~How did you get into horses: I went to camp in Northern California when I was younger and just decided to keep riding!
~Plans for the future: Hopefully get more involved in horses right now (I'm in college so it's hard) and ride more often.
~Other: I'm a college student at Duke University in Durham, NC. I am majoring in history and I am involved in a lot (honor council, newspaper, sorority) so I never have time to ride!! I have the sweetest cat in the world, Annabelle, that I've had for 12 years, and I have the best corgi in the world, Winston.

My story is in the New York Times!

horsey nurse
Dec. 5, 2003, 04:39 PM
Name: Christina
~Age: (*don't have to *) 29
~State: VA (right now I am wishing I was somewhere warmer!)
~Current horses/ponies: Stella 4yo OTTB
~Years riding: 20
~Years showing: 18
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters/eq
~Own or board:
~Level of showing: use to show A's, now trying to get back into locals
~How did you get into horses: Mom rode when she was younger, after I begged for lessons long enough, I started riding. I'll never stop
~Plans for the future: Keep retraining OTTB's
~Other: Married 5 years, have a great dog named Sasha that is CRAZY

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Dec. 5, 2003, 04:56 PM
~Name: Jenny Oz
~state :New York City, born and raised!
~current horse situation: 5 horses, one jumper, 2 jumper/eq, two hunters. one for sale
~years riding: forever!
~Hunters/jumpers/eq: I show in everything I can!
~level of showing: I showed in A shows all summer, going to Wellington, so excited! I stopped riding at 17 and started again at 22.
I will never give it up again!
~future plans: to have my own barn in Jersey
~I stud everything!

Jenny Oz
www.jennyzny.com (http://www.jennyzny.com)

Dec. 5, 2003, 04:58 PM
~Name: Kim
~Age: 16
~State: TN
~Current horses/ponies: Breeze- 8yo 15.2hh QH gelding
~Years riding: 12
~Years showing: 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters!
~Own or board: board at the best barn ever!
~Level of showing: ususally A
~How did you get into horses: My mom made me... and now she complains for having to pay so much.. its all her fault!
~Plans for the future: selling Breeze (soon hopefully) and currently looking for a new greenie! and hopefully show in juniors before i age out...
~Other: i swim for my high school and play soccer for fun... i also have 2 golden retrievers whom i love dearly!

"Life's tough! Wear a helmet!"

Dec. 5, 2003, 05:01 PM
~Name: Jenny Oz
~state :New York City, born and raised!
~current horse situation: 5 horses, one jumper, 2 jumper/eq, two hunters. one for sale
~years riding: forever!
~Hunters/jumpers/eq: I show in ever
ything I can!
~level of showing: I showed in A shows all summer, going to Wellington, so excited! I stopped riding at 17 and started again at 22.
I will never give it up again!
~future plans: to have my own barn in Jersey
~I stud everything!

Jenny Oz
www.jennyzny.com (http://www.jennyzny.com)

Dec. 5, 2003, 06:26 PM
Name: Rachel

Age: 16

State: NoVA (remember- there is a distinction between NoVA and the rest of VA http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

Current horses/ponies: Brandy, a 15hish QH mare (school horse)

Years riding: 7

Years showing: about 2ish

Hunters, jumpers or other: Mostly hunters, but I have done a couple horse trials, and one day I hope to go fox-hunting http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Own or board: Neither, I just take lessons

Level of showing: I show about once in a month in the local hunter shows during the school year, but during the summer I show more.

How did you get into horses: I just liked them when I was little, and when we moved from D.C., my mom promised me that if I learned cursive and my multiplation tables (it was in the middle of 3rd grade), she would let me take lessons... She hoped once I discovered boys I would stop riding. Her wish didn't come true.... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Plans for the future: Right now, I'm working my butt off in my junior year of high school, hoping that I'll get accepted into Sweet Briar College during my senior year. I'm also looking forward to an interesting & fun summer: either doing horse-packing in the West (Outward-Bound like course) or going overseas to a youth riding camp. Also, I hope to show at Culpeper.

Other: I play the viola in the orchestra; I'm also in the Spanish Club, Forensics (public-speaking), Badminton Club, and in the spring I'm looking forward to doing some historical reenacting at Mount Vernon. During the winter I also like to go skiing at Wintergreen Resort, where my parents own a cabin.
It's not easy (http://community.webshots.com/user/huntershowgal) to be me (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=horseygal714)

First Gold
Dec. 7, 2003, 10:07 AM
~Name: Sandy
~Age: 38
~State: PA
~Current horses/ponies: CeCe- 12yo TB/DWB Mare
Gigi - 6 yo OTTB Mare
~Years riding: 20+
~Years showing: roughly 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: C to AA
~How did you get into horses: Loved them ever since I can remember
~Plans for the future: ride my 6yo in AA for 1 year & hopefully move up to AO
~Other: have an awesome husband and wonderful rottweiler

Dec. 7, 2003, 01:08 PM
I've been waiting for one of these! I've been here awhile, but just this year I started posting alot more!

~Name: Lauren
~Age: 17
~State: Province actually! Manitoba.
~Current horses/ponies: I am horsless! But in January I 'start' my first 2 yo filly. She is a paint named Ktwo Painted Lady (the first word is pronounced Kay-Two, K2 was the name of the ranch she was bred at. But you can't have numbers in the registered name, so the registry changed it to Ktwo which deeply confused me when I got the papers. I was thinking they had added Japanese maybe?! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif) And I will also start riding Clue then. He's AQHA.
~Years riding: Took my first ride when I was 6. Didn't convince my parents for lessons till I was 8.
~Years showing: none
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I dont, but if I did I would do either jumper or cross country.....right now I am learning reining. lol, not sure how thats teaching me how to jump http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
~Own or board: Neither, I volunteer when I can at a barn. Catch rides on other people horses when I can too.
~How did you get into horses: I think its in the genes. I did a family project and my ancestors owned and bred horses all the way back to the 1300's http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif My parents dont ride. They're .....different. lol
~Plans for the future: University, get settled in a job, then buy me my first horse! Ugh, thats a ways away. So I'd like to win the lotto first.
~Other: Um I'm single, and looking. *wiggles eyebrows*. I have a dog named Skye, she a 5 yo retriever. And um, I dunno!

"You could say I'm a few flakes short of a bale" http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

*Member of the Short Stubby Leg Clique* Finally a place where I belong! *wink*

Dec. 7, 2003, 01:21 PM
posted Nov. 30, 2003 01:09 AM
I know this has been done before but let's do it again. Some of us already know way too much about each other, but for those who don't:

~Name: Will
~Age: (*don't have to *) 19
~State: Syracuse NY for School, Baltimore MD is Home
~Current horses/ponies: John Wayne...Big Eq Horse/Jumper but hes for sale.
M.C. Maxed...was my Childrens Hunter few years ago. Took some time off when i started doing the Eq. Leased out now.
~Years riding: Since i was like 5
~Years showing: Since i was like 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Mainly Hunters, and the Eq.
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing: Right Now I just stared riding in the IHSA so I can keep riding while at school. Definatly taking some getting used to but its fun. At home pretty much A's and then some random one and two day shows too
~How did you get into horses: Kept Buggin my parents bout it so they took me ot the barn one day...rest is hisroty
~Plans for the future: Finish School and then take it from there

Dec. 7, 2003, 02:02 PM
~Name: Julia
~Age: 21
~State: province actually- Ontario
~Current horses/ponies: sadly none http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
~Years riding: I think about 5 total but currently on a university imposed hiatus
~Years showing: about 3
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Hunters are my favourite, followed by Eqs, then Jumpers- I love them all but Hunters are what i prefer to do
~Own or board: neither (not riding right now)
~Level of showing: When I last showed, it was the CHildren's hunters on the A
~How did you get into horses: My cousin is top Canadian rider and he and his mum kind of got our whole family into it
~Plans for the future: Hopefully riding with the UofT riding team very soon
~Other: PoliSci Student at UofT and a total Tiffany's jewellery and Juicy couture addict.

* * * * * * * * * *
Another Perfect Kappa Rush!!

the eleven
Dec. 9, 2003, 12:13 AM
Name: your mom!
Age: not 21 YET!!
State: Texas
Current horses/ponies: a big black one
Years riding: 11
Years showing: 7?
Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters
Own or board: board
Level of showing: A
How did you get into horses: my grandmother bred hunters
Plans for the future: to be a rock star
Other: i'm smarter, better looking and cooler than you are.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own -Grateful Dead

Dec. 9, 2003, 11:20 AM
~Name: Liz
~Age: 17
~State: IL
~Current horses/ponies: Jay, a 12 year old, 15.3hh, red roan QH gelding, and Godzilla, a 8 year old, 18.2hh, dapple grey, irish draught gelding.
~Years riding: 8 1/2 yrs
~Years showing: 3 yrs
~Hunters, jumpers or other: I used to do the jumpers and eq. on jay, but now i do jumpers/hunters when I show (not much http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif) and jumpers and eq. w/ zilla
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: NIHJA and some A's
~How did you get into horses: Pony ride when I was like 2.
~Plans for the future: Moving up to Low Jr/AO's this year SOMETIME, trying the Big Eq's and turning pro. eventually... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
~Other: I live with a zoo full of animals, (dog, 3 cats, guinea pig), and like off-roading type stuff.

~*A woman can get mad and hurt you...but a woman that drives a truck can get mad and run you over*~

~*Drafties Clique*~
~*Disgruntled College Student Clique*~

Dec. 9, 2003, 02:04 PM
~Name: Nadia
~Age: 18
~State: CO
~Current horses/ponies: Well I like to concider myslef a co-owner of 20 lovely little polo ponies, but none of my own at the moment
~Years riding: 11
~Years showing: 9
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Used to do hunter jumpers but now on to polo
~Level of showing: Occasional A, mainly B and C
~How did you get into horses: best friend had horses and her mom taught riding lessons
~Plans for the future: Hopefully get through college and then we will see whats next. Something with horses
~Other: Im a freshman in college at Colorado State U. I am studing Equine Science with a concentration of science. Hopefully to one day become a vet! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Finicky Filly
Dec. 14, 2003, 04:33 PM
~Name: Carley
~Age: (*don't have to *) 17
~State: VA
~Current horses/ponies: City Limits...my jumper and catchriding
~Years riding: since age 3
~Years showing: since age 5
~Hunters, jumpers or other: used to do hunters, not its jumpers and eq
~Own or board: own
~Level of showing: ride on the eq team at school but do A's outside of school
~How did you get into horses: its all in the family
~Plans for the future: year off before college, then hopefully riding after college
~Other: at school in middleburg...the best place to be if you love horses!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

"If you don't ride the way that you believe you should, you end up by believing that you should ride the way you do."

[This message was edited by finallyfarm on Dec. 14, 2003 at 08:23 PM.]

Faded Dreams
Dec. 14, 2003, 04:56 PM
Cant remember if i did this or not but.....

~Name: Tiffany
~Age: 21
~State: P.A
~Current horses/ponies: Beanie Bop...my 16.1hh bay 6 yr old TB gelding
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other:hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: =C rated and schooling
~How did you get into horses:dunno
~Plans for the future: Vet tech
~Other: I have a dog and 3 cats.

* T I F F *

Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!

Dec. 14, 2003, 08:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jumper Bean:
Cant remember if i did this or not but.....

~Name: Tiffany
~Age: 21
~State: P.A
~Current horses/ponies: Beanie Bop...my 16.1hh bay 6 yr old TB gelding
~Years riding: 8
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other:hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: =C rated and schooling
~How did you get into horses:dunno
~Plans for the future: Vet tech
~Other: I have a dog and 3 cats.

* T I F F *

Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!

You DID. Look at the previous page silly.

Total horse addict http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Dec. 15, 2003, 05:08 PM
ok I'll join in

Name: Lisa
years riding: on and off forever - but I consider this my first real serious riding and I have been at my current barn 2+ years.
Own/lease: Own a cranky (especially in the winter I am learning) TB, I just bought him last march so we haven't hit a year yet ( crosses fingers for a good winter http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)
How did you start riding: My older sister had a horse of her own and I was immediately in love and have been ever since.

Dec. 15, 2003, 05:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
~Name: Shelli Pauli
~Age: 30+
~State: Virginia Horse Country
~Current horses: Mardi Gras (Mardi) Danish Warmblood Jumper; Caribbean Soul (Bob) Arabian Yearling (hopeful jumper)
~Years riding: since I was 4
~Years showing: since I was 4
~Hunters, jumpers or other: show jumping w/some hunter on the side
~Own or board: I like to have a life ~ Board
~Level of showing: A and local
~How did you get into horses: Too funny!!! My uncle found out that all the girls at high school hung out at barns. So he used his allowance to give his niece (me) lessons while he flirted. When my grandparents found out (one year later) they put him on restriction and continued my horsey education.
~Other: Married 10+ years to the most wonderful man in the world ~ Mr. Showjumps!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I need an intervention...

Dec. 15, 2003, 05:42 PM
~Name: Megan
~Age: just about 19
~State: NC
~Current Horses: Lefty(11yr old TB) and Donny (19 yr old QH) that I've had all my life
~Years Riding: 10 or something
~Years Showing: On and off all 10 years
~Hunters, Jumpers or othersHunters, have done some dressage eventing, and foxhunting
~Own or Board: Board one horse at school and the other is boarding back home
~Level of showing: I dont show any more, well I am intermediate on an IHSA team, but I dont show.
~How did you get into horses: I got into horses when my parents put my in a 4H horse camp when I was 8
~Plans for the future: Undecided
Other: I am a freshman at Virginia Intermont College, double majoring in Equine and Photography. I've got 2 horses, 5 dogs, and 4 cats.

Dec. 15, 2003, 05:56 PM
~Name: Kelsey
~Age: 16
~State: OH
~Current horses/ponies: Panache ["Portia" 3y/o Appendix QH Mare]
~Years riding: 9 years
~Years showing: 4 years
~Hunters, jumpers or other: mostly hunters
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: Not showing at the moment because my mare's just a baby http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Haven't done huge shows due to $$
~How did you get into horses: My best friend when I was little had Spina Bifida and went for theraputic riding, took me once, and i fell in love http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Plans for the future: Hopefully get to campaign on the A circuit a little bit. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
~Other: One lovely boyfriend of a year and a half... no real life otherwise http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

*Jelly Bean*
Dec. 15, 2003, 06:19 PM
Hey I'm new!
Name: Kirstie
Prov: live in quebec but I ride in ontario
Horses: 17hh 6y/o dark bay dutch warmblood gelding
Riding for: about 10 years
Showing for: maybe 6 years...

can't think of anything else right now!

Dec. 15, 2003, 07:02 PM
~Name: TK
~Age: 15
~State: PA
~Current horses/ponies: Chance- 12 y.o. tb gelding
~Years riding: 2.5
~Years showing: 1
~Hunters, jumpers or other: because of a lack of $$$ I really don't show much, just 4h and local stuff. I wanna get into Eq, jumpers or eventing. I'm luckey, my horse can do everything english, hes soo cool!!!
~Own or board: Board
~Level of showing:local, PC, 4h
~How did you get into horses:
the mysterious "horse gene" I was just born loving horses, and I saved my money from age 5 so I could get one.
~Plans for the future: To make chance into the great horse he can be, and tap into all of his potential since hes got tons. I want to improve him and myself, and be a rider others can look up to in everyway
~Other: i go to a public HS, and I have a dog who is the best pup ever. Shes ten going on 3. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Proud owner of a jump crazy horse with an attitude problem

Dec. 15, 2003, 07:43 PM
~Name: Kristina
~Age: 18
~State: IN
~Current horses/ponies: Stormy Knight, 16 year old grey Saddlebred jumper (retired now) and BAD Afirmative Acshahn - coming two year old bay Arabian colt
~Years riding: 10
~Years showing: 8
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters on the Arab "A" circuit
~Own or board: board
~Level of showing: Usually A
~How did you get into horses: a friend convinced me to try it
~Plans for the future: Open my own barn; make a name for myself as a hunter trainer on Arab circuit
~Other: freshman at Indiana University; with nonhorsey boyfriend of two years, but he's learning http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif currently paying off Acshahn every month until he comes home in May http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Here's to the crazy ones...Because they change things."

Dec. 15, 2003, 07:47 PM
~Name: NMolly
~Age: getting to 17
~State: MD
~Current horses/ponies: Lion King, Bamboozled
~Years riding: 7?
~Years showing: 5 or 6
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters
~Own or board: board at an awesome farm
~Level of showing: A's, small jrs
~How did you get into horses: I like ponies lol
~Plans for the future: No clue http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
~Other: I love my new horsie Lion!

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
You've been Bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X

Dec. 15, 2003, 08:04 PM
~Age: 15
~State: SC
~Current horses/ponies: Miller lite (millpond's blue Dreams), Jazz (jazzland), and my baby addagio (no show name!! ahhh!) umm i have a few that im training and not showing.... anyone wanna buy a pony!? ahhahahahaha.... im also showing cisco (country grammar) for sara!!
~Years riding: 15
~Years showing: 11
~Hunters, jumpers or other: hunters, eq, and jumpers
~ own or board?: my parents own a training/ boaring barn
~Level of showing: Occasional A, mainly B and C and I show in juniors, 12-14, and childrens (again!) when dodge starts
~How did you get into horses: again, i live on a farm, i dont think i couldnt have been involved with them....
~Plans for the future:i want to do more "A" shows and play soccer.
~Other: ummmm six cats (four are barn cats &lt;two at each barn&gt; lol) two house cats, and two dogs, chupa, who is of course the king of the universe, and puppa, his lowly subject.. lol
glad meeting ya'll!!
im me sometime!! if im online im prolly like bored and woohoo i love to talk... hahaha http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
okay im goin to shut up now...

*Millpond's Blue Dreams*
*Long Road Home*

Dec. 15, 2003, 10:13 PM
~Name: Ain'tNoFoolinAround
~Age: 20
~Current horses/ponies: Casey's Halo, 6 yr old bay OTTB gelding
~Years riding: almost 13
~Years showing: 6ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: Dabbled in everything, Casey wants to be a hunter, so I will make my glorious retun to the hunter ring hopefully this summer!
~Own or board: Board-will be moving to a great new facility Dec. 27th!!
~Level of showing: I guess....umm...baby greens?
~How did you get into horses: Always obsessed. Practically the 1st word out of my mouth was horse! Mom got me onto a horse at 7, hooked ever since!
~Plans for the future: To show, win some ribons, have a good time, and enjoy the training it takes to get the greenie there!
~Other: I have 2 kitty cats, Ebony and Irish, a bird, Kurt, and a gerbil, Veruca, and if the BF and I move in together, we'll have the addition of 4 cocker spaniels, and 2 more kitties! I have a wonderful boyfriend, who I loff with all my heart, and hopefully will be married to in the next couple of years, and appreciate all the great things he does for me! I have great parents, and am proud to say my mom just learned how to lunge! (with supervision of course!) And I'm working on making dad love horses, but that might take a while!http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifand a whole slew of great friends who I appreciate and loff to pieces!http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Unofficial Founder of the Tall People Clique! Member of the Klutz Klique, Thread Killer's Clique, Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!

"What is your major malfunction?!" -Full Metal Jacket

Dec. 16, 2003, 02:18 PM
~Name: Jessica Knight
~Age: 16
~State: You didn't read down below?? THE *BOONIES* aka Huntsville, AL
~Current horses/ponies: Billy - 5 year old QH geld. about 15.3h
~Years riding: Since I was *wee high* (about 14 years)
~Years showing: 5ish
~Hunters, jumpers or other: 'A' Circuit Hunters, but I'm in AL... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
~Own or board: umm - I guess own
~Level of showing: Childrens Hunter
~How did you get into horses: Always interested. Aunt got me into a horse at age 2 --&gt; hooked ever since!!!!!
~Plans for the future: Ride and show successfully on the A Circuit. Continue persuing my dream of being a prof. trainer to both students and horses. Never stop lovin' dem ponies!!!
~Other: 4 dogs....Queso - 5 year old JRT!! MY BABY!! Pepper - Aged Terrier Dalmation mix(don't ask) Tosha - 7 year old Spitz/chow/german sheapord mix..interesting huh? Peanut - 10 week old Miniature Yorkie. Such a doll baby!! Also 2 cats.... Sible - Age Unknown. Same with breed. She's a calico with tiger stripes too...Truly beautiful cat. Trouble - 2 year old American Shorthair Yellow Tabby. ( we think she has terrets synd. Truly odd cat, but entertaining nonetheless.
Whew ~ that took a lot outta me!! I'm sure that's more than you EVER wanted to know. And I'm done so you can have some relief http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif


*Where oh where could my horsie be???*