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Rift
Mar. 20, 2004, 04:00 PM
Let's have a roll call for our now FOUR ring circus this year!
I've got a first year, two pre-greens, two children's hunters, two mod child/adult hunters, a schooling jumper and a children's jumper.

What does everybody else have??

Proud keeper of http://littlebayfarm.com/ and the BAD BABY!

Rift
Mar. 20, 2004, 04:00 PM
Let's have a roll call for our now FOUR ring circus this year!
I've got a first year, two pre-greens, two children's hunters, two mod child/adult hunters, a schooling jumper and a children's jumper.

What does everybody else have??

Proud keeper of http://littlebayfarm.com/ and the BAD BABY!

noname
Mar. 20, 2004, 04:04 PM
i think our barn has two adult jumpers, a first year, a pre-green, and a couple sale horses. it is going to be chaos down there this year, but in a good way. i can't wait to go!

SED
Mar. 20, 2004, 07:12 PM
Fincastle Farm has 3 horses going -- two in Childrens 14-17, and one in a schooling or other low jumper class. It should be fun!

Texan By The Grace Of God
Mar. 20, 2004, 08:01 PM
I know we have a Large Pony and a Medium Green..plus tons of SS and Limit kids!!

"It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you."

G.A. Barnes

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 21, 2004, 06:08 AM
As of yesterday, my little jumper is going to the Reliant Center next weekend and depending on how he does we'll decide on his Pin Oak agenda.

Our barn has 3 for the Reliant Ctr and at least 8 or 9 for Pin Oak.

Is Pin Oak supposed to be big this year? We missed last year with a lame horse but I heard it was one of the biggest in number of horses in years.

Tollriffic
Mar. 21, 2004, 10:30 AM
Wish I could, but odyssey of the mind state finals is the same weekend. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Go back under your bridge you evil troll!You have no powers here!

BarnBrat518
Mar. 21, 2004, 05:07 PM
I will be showing in Childrens 14-17 http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~Char~

Rift
Mar. 21, 2004, 05:11 PM
That all sounds great guys! Tollriffic I wish you could come too but there are always LOTS of other shows! Try Waco, I like showing there alot! Hope to see everyone next week! I think the show is going to be HUGE!

Proud keeper of http://littlebayfarm.com/ and the BAD BABY!

Blinky
Mar. 21, 2004, 06:23 PM
We've got around 12-14 going. Ranges from ponies to green hunters to jumpers. I'll be showing in the Modified Adults.

BestKept
Mar. 22, 2004, 09:52 AM
i'm going w my adult jumper. our barn has 11-12
ranging from childrens hunters to YR. does anyone know where the warmup for the "low jumpers" will be? do we have to schlep over by the big ring to warm up, or will it be where cassie's jumps used to be? i hope anywhere but by the big ring. i hate warming up in that ring
even at a gHHja show. Anyone arranging a COTH
get together this year? maybe i won't be shy this year.

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 22, 2004, 10:04 AM
I'm quite interested in how big the YR class will be now that they've lowered the height. By dropping the max 5-6 inches I figure they'll probably have alot of horses.

We used to be at a barn with Jess and Rachel. I'm assuming that they are the YRs. Haven't seen them recently but last I saw they were both riding beautifully.

Parminch
Mar. 22, 2004, 11:04 AM
My son is on his way today from NC to jump crew for the next three weeks in Texas. Hope you all have great shows!

~Pine Meadow Farm~

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 22, 2004, 12:13 PM
My daughter has a habit of befriending the jump crews wherever she shows (and constantly running into the same people all over the country). Is your son young and handsome http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif?

Cinnybren
Mar. 22, 2004, 12:14 PM
I'll be there in the AA Jumpers with my mare. I think we have about 10 or so horses from my barn going. This will be my first trip down to Houston to show.

I think the all the Level 1,2,3,4 Jumpers, the Child/Adult and Mod.Junior/Ammie Jumpers all go in the "Mansion" ring. Since, I've never been there, I have no idea what ring that is...but hope that helps. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Oops, BestKept you asked about the warm-up for the lower jumpers...drat, I have no idea....

Parminch
Mar. 22, 2004, 12:34 PM
Now Prozacpuppy....what mom does not think their son is handsome???? Yes, to be honest he is both young and handsome! Is your daughter young and pretty? Tell her to ask for "John"!

~Pine Meadow Farm~

Tackpud
Mar. 22, 2004, 01:02 PM
Parminch's son is not only good looking, but extremely nice! Very polite and mature - tell your daughter to go meet him and the rest of the guys - they're the best!

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 22, 2004, 01:07 PM
Parminch,
Of course what mom doesn't think their daughter isn't beautiful. But yes, she is one of those thin pretty 18 year olds who looks spectacular in her formal "dress whites".

She says it doesn't make her as nervous in the ring when she knows all the jump crew and they are much more interesting people than most at the shows. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I have no doubt that she will meet your son during Pin Oak.

Parminch
Mar. 22, 2004, 01:19 PM
Someone assured me the other day that my son is great about running into the ring and helping (even if they aren't pretty) I was relieved to hear that everyone got equal attention. Hope she does not need him to help in the ring but that she does meet him!
Tell her good luck at the show!
And thanks Tackpud ........It is always nice to hear good things about your children.
~Pine Meadow Farm~

Jo
Mar. 22, 2004, 01:34 PM
How old is the son? It might be worth a trip to Houston! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

We were southbound 35, we were headed down the road,
hit the border by the morning, let Texas fill my soul

Portia
Mar. 22, 2004, 02:42 PM
The REAL Portia will be there with Trainer Jo, doing the Level 6 and maybe Level 7 jumpers, for both Pin Oak and Spring Gathering.

I don't know how many we'll have from our barn, probably 8-10.

Unfortunately I have a huge deadline on a big case in mid-April that is going to seriously interfere with my being able to get out to see them go, but I'm going to try.

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Bumpkin
Mar. 22, 2004, 03:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BNH:
I'll be there in the AA Jumpers with my mare. I think we have about 10 or so horses from my barn going. This will be my first trip down to Houston to show.

I think the all the Level 1,2,3,4 Jumpers, the Child/Adult and Mod.Junior/Ammie Jumpers all go in the "Mansion" ring. Since, I've never been there, I have no idea what ring that is...but hope that helps. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Oops, BestKept you asked about the warm-up for the lower jumpers...drat, I have no idea....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was just going to post that you were going. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Rift
Mar. 22, 2004, 05:25 PM
For any of you that have not been to the GSWEC the mansion ring is very nice. I'm sure that there will be schooling jumps up there but of course you will hardly needa a warm up by the time you have WALKED that far. I am definitely bringing my bike! It sounds like we will have jumpers GALORE! If every body wants to get together we can always trash my tack stall... I don't mind unless you BBers get really rowdy that is.

Proud keeper of http://littlebayfarm.com/ and the BAD BABY!

SED
Mar. 22, 2004, 05:32 PM
I for one am trying to match everyone to the barns they are at. So far, I have:

Rift: Little Bay Farm
Tollriffic:

SED
Mar. 22, 2004, 05:35 PM
Sorry, I screwed up. Let's try again:

Rift: Little Bay Farm
Tollrific: Horse and Hounds (???)
Portia: Texover
Barnbrat: Sonesta
Texan By The Grace of God: Blue Fox
Blinky: Are you Irish Day?

Am I right on these? How about the rest of you?

Tollriffic
Mar. 22, 2004, 05:42 PM
Correct! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Go back under your bridge you evil troll!You have no powers here!

Hunter88
Mar. 22, 2004, 06:33 PM
I believe Blink and Barnbrat are Slyfield Farms... correct? I am Fincastle (as SED already knows as I am her 2nd daughter) I will be in the Children's 14-17, the childrens medals, and probably the hunter classic (SG) school permitting. Im really excited! I had to skip Pin Oak last year because of a bad mono (not fun!) What about a coth gathering??? when and where?

Whoever said Money couldn't buy happiness didn't know where to buy a horse

I DONT HAVE A GPA! (clique!)

Hunter88
Mar. 22, 2004, 06:35 PM
ohh, another note: my mummy was at GSWEC a little while ago and said they are re-doing everything and it looks really nice! I havent seen it since the B show in January but apparently they have done some landscaping and are redoing those paddocks outside C barn http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and repainting.

Whoever said Money couldn't buy happiness didn't know where to buy a horse

I DONT HAVE A GPA! (clique!)

Cinnybren
Mar. 22, 2004, 06:46 PM
SED -

I'm at Elysian Fields. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Brenda

wesierobb
Mar. 22, 2004, 06:48 PM
FYI, Parminch's son is truly as advertised: Young, cute, and about the nicest young man you'd ever hope to meet. He is safe on the road, Parker.....I just talked to some of the crew on the phone, and they are on 20, rolling toward Birmingham...........

http://www.pzonearth.com

Blinky
Mar. 22, 2004, 07:01 PM
BNH,
We need to meet!

SED-Yes, I am at Slyfield Farm.

noname
Mar. 22, 2004, 08:49 PM
i'm where BNH is, too! we definitely all need to plan a get together of some sort so we can all meet in person! maybe we can all share a taxi or a plane over to the mansion ring http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif hehehe!

barnslave
Mar. 22, 2004, 09:11 PM
A good friend of mine Paul Rochette he sell saddle will be there, so be nice with him

Rift
Mar. 23, 2004, 06:10 AM
I vote for a plane!

I was wondering where everybody else was from too...I was just waiting for somebody else to ask!

Proud keeper of http://littlebayfarm.com/ and the BAD BABY!

flshgordon
Mar. 23, 2004, 06:21 AM
Count me in http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I'll be showing my gelding in the A/A hunters and also my yearling filly in the hunter breeding (just to make it interesting http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif)

Look forward to meeting a bunch of you again this year. Is Slyfield Farm going to have the wine & cheese party again Blinky?

"Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here--Lord have mercy on my next 30 years" :-) Tim McGraw

Calvaro V
Mar. 23, 2004, 06:41 AM
Prozac Puppy - is your daughter showing in the 10k jumper A/O classic on Sun? I think we are if it's not too huge. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Anyone else in that?

Nickelodian
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:04 AM
Um, I may come to visit http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif (not sad b/c of visiting, sad b/c of no riding).

If anyone is still online when they go, can you post to let me know what tack shops are there? I'm on a boot search and if there are more options I may hold off buying until then.

Rift, no baby trips for me, just too much moolah at this point...

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Parminch
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:11 AM
Thanks for the kind words and the update Wesie. I have to go on the assumption that no news is good news when it comes to that member of my family!
They left here early yesterday morning with a plan but I was afraid to ask what it might be..lol.
Hope you all have great shows. I told my son I could not wait for him to meet Cookie! She introduced to me to real Mexican food, years ago when I was judging. (My idea of Mexican was Taco Bell) She and Mike C. loved taking me out and hearing me whine about my mouth burning for days!
Hope you all can have a huge Coth party. Sounds fun!

~Pine Meadow Farm~

archieflies
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>(My idea of Mexican was Taco Bell)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh dear! I'm glad you saw the light!

If anyone wants some real Mexican food while in Houston... you can't miss Irma's... It's abotu a block from the baseball park and its only open for lunch, but WOW... gotta try the lemonade... you'll never look at a Taco Bell again. My motuh is watering thinking of it. I was in Houston all last week and didn't get to go there at all.

Saw 'Em Off...
*#~*#~*#~*#~*#

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:58 AM
Calvaro,
Yes, the daughter is almost definitely doing the Jr/AO Classic at Pin Oak. Does anyone know if they need to do an A/O class to ride in the Classic?

As of today, she is also planning on attempting to get around in the $10,000 Welcome Stake at Reliant (which will be all Grand Prix horses I'm afraid). Depending upon how they do in that class we will decide if she gives the Pin Oak Welcome Stake a shot too. I think she and Christian are going down to Reliant on Friday and schooling and seeing how big the fences look. She can always scratch at the last minute if they look too big.

She is attempting to get some Young Rider points while the horse is sound and not too psychotic http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and we don't think he can do National Level, which is what a number of the qualifiers are, such as GALA in LA. Hopefully he can get around without too many rails at Level 8.

The Classic is only supposed to be level 7. How bad could it be?

Calvaro V
Mar. 23, 2004, 08:03 AM
I'm guessing it will be some 4'3 and some 4'6. Not sure how much at 4'6. From memory, Linda tends to build technical but not overly big. We'll see. I think you need to do an A/o class to qualify for the 10k class. I wonder if there will be many in it.

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 08:24 AM
I think our barn has 3 for the AOs and the Classic.

I'm hoping that the courses are not all built to the max. I'd rather have technical. The AO courses out in Tucson were quite technical and surprisingly the daughter was able to adjust and ride them all very well. Nothing that made you wince and say "Eeeww that was ugly". http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm thinking the Classic will be fairly large. From what I can tell the Young Rider classes are going to have a good crowd too. After years of barely any Jr/AO jumpers we now seem to have quite alot here in Texas.

risingstarfarm
Mar. 23, 2004, 08:42 AM
My plans for Pin Oak have been changed http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

The Cosequin sporthorse breeding class is being held the SAME DAY in Glen Rose as the hunter breeding at Pin Oak.

Mr. Stallion Prospect has to go to Glen Rose.

Is there going to be Hunter Breeding at the Spring Gathering? I never got the prize list.

Ronda
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LulaBell
Mar. 23, 2004, 08:45 AM
i know we've got...
a green medium pony
a large pony
at least 2 s.s. kids
at least 2 limit
prob. 1 a/a
prob. 1 children's
prob. 1 lvl 6 jumper (i guess a/o)

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---Meredith---
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Please don't let Beanie go!

In my mind, I'm already gone...

anyone with tall boots for sale (ladies 9) email me! I'M IN DIRE NEED OF A GOOD PAIR

flshgordon
Mar. 23, 2004, 08:50 AM
ProzacPuppy...I think I met you and your daughter at Pine Hill last weekend. If I am remembering the right girl she will have no trouble at the show http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif I was riding the fat grey hunter.

rising star-- yes there is hunter breeding at S.G. it is on thursday afternoon.

"Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here--Lord have mercy on my next 30 years" :-) Tim McGraw

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 09:10 AM
Yep, think we did meet. The daughter was the only teen among Christian's group. The bay mare that she rode at Pine Hill is unfortunately not mine (tho I am still trying to figure out the finances of possibly owning two horses). Our horse is *slightly* http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif more hyperactive than the mare but far more experienced.

The daughter has been doing very well lately and is going into the big classes just going for a "personal best" not ribbons.

BestKept
Mar. 23, 2004, 09:32 AM
PPuppy: Rachael is going to try YR w Strawberry
if he is good the beginnig of the week. Jessie
just bought a new horse it'll be in country in two weeks--not in time for p/o or SG.

Lula: Went boot shopping at Charlottes yesterday they were closing out their Effinghams
and had about 12 boxes in the size 6-10 range for i think $150ish and Cavaliers were 121.00.

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 10:02 AM
Best Kept- Does Jess still have Vajra? She's getting quite a horse collection http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BestKept
Mar. 23, 2004, 10:08 AM
Jess sold Ben to Lacey she still has Vajra. He's recovering from a bout of colic.

Calvaro V
Mar. 23, 2004, 10:26 AM
Prozac - I've done the finances for 2 horses in a full show program, including insurance, vets, board, training, etc and it ain't pretty http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

buying the horse is the cheapest part http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 11:05 AM
That's what I figured, Calvaro. The grandfather has offered to buy a jumper prospect for daughter. So all I have to do is everything else. Horse in question is coming 5 and needs training still (as opposed to the Grey One who is positive he knows exactly what he is doing at all times http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif).

Believe me tho, I know the purchase is the cheap part. The Grey One cost less than the saddle he wears http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Never intended him to travel the country while I sit at work supporting him.

But I've decided horses are like Potato Chips. You can't have just one....

BestKept- Hope Vajra is doing okay. He's a neat horse. Doesn't Jess also have a filly from Hope?

risingstarfarm
Mar. 23, 2004, 11:39 AM
Thanks Flshgordon.

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lms
Mar. 23, 2004, 12:19 PM
Isn't Pin Oak a AA WCHR show? Then the jumps should be big and solid.

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."

Portia
Mar. 23, 2004, 12:33 PM
The description in the prize list for the A/O Classic doesn't mention having to do another class to be able to do the A/O Classic. Same with the Welcome Stake and the GP; they don't require doing any other classes.

It does say that you have to have shown in at least one children's or adult class to show in the Ch/A Gambler's Choice Classic.

Yes, in the hunters Pin Oak is a AA WCHR show.

Portia
Mar. 23, 2004, 12:37 PM
BestKept, please tell Big Vaj that his old girlfriend the REAL Portia, who he grew up with, sends her loff and best wishes for a quick recovery.

the eleven
Mar. 23, 2004, 01:41 PM
why would whether or not the show is WCHR have anything to do with the height of the jumpers?

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

SED
Mar. 23, 2004, 04:03 PM
Okay, so we have more posters now. Help us remember which barns you are from:

ProzacPuppy?
Calvaro V?
Flshgordon?

Lulabell, how about you?

I don't want to be nosy, or invade anyone's privacy. Its just easier to remember -- and therefore look out for -- people when they are showing if you remember what barn they are at and you recognize the trainer at the in gate!

strawberrykiwi
Mar. 23, 2004, 04:23 PM
I will be there to watch. My sister will be doing the younger adults (her screen name is hunterprincez, I don't think she has been on here lately.) She rides with Donna and Domonie. Good Luck everyone!!!

LulaBell
Mar. 23, 2004, 04:34 PM
I ride at Blue Fox Farm in houston..

About pin oak, i am DEFINITELY going, but only as a spectator...riding in an "A" show would screw up my eligibily for college horseshowing, oh well

i'll be sure to see everyone there!

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---Meredith---
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Please don't let Beanie leave Blue Fox!

anyone with tall boots for sale (ladies 9) email me! I'M IN DIRE NEED OF A GOOD PAIR

Texan By The Grace Of God
Mar. 23, 2004, 05:26 PM
Meredith who is doing the childrens?

"It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you."

G.A. Barnes

LulaBell
Mar. 23, 2004, 05:47 PM
oh gabby

i wasn't sure what meredith f would be doing...so i assumed probably 1 person would be in childrens (her or if you stayed in town...for some reason i thought you were going to be here)

by the way, hollis doesnt know if shes going to show or not - if you're here you should think about doing jake you know she'd let you

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---Meredith---
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Please don't let Beanie leave Blue Fox!

anyone with tall boots for sale (ladies 9) email me! I'M IN DIRE NEED OF A GOOD PAIR

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:16 PM
My daughter and her jumper are with TopLine Sporthorses.

SED
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:27 PM
ProzacPuppy -- I have a farm in the country (north of 1488 in Whitehall, Texas), and one weekend we decided to go the back roads instead of up 290, and we decided to detour and see some barns, including Top Line. Right next to it are a few incredible farms -- they look like something from Kentucky, with gold cuppolas, etc. The indoor rings looked huge. Are they breeding farms? Dressage? One looked like some type of private warmblood breeding operation. Very nice location you have!

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 23, 2004, 07:29 PM
Won-Kon-Tah is a breeding farm for Holsteiners. TopLine has some of the youngsters from there in training. Won-Kon-Tah is a gorgeous place with a huge statue and fountains etc in front.

lms
Mar. 24, 2004, 04:56 AM
Your Mom-
I was replying to the following post.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ProzacPuppy:
I think our barn has 3 for the AOs and the Classic.

I'm hoping that the courses are not all built to the max. I'd rather have technical. The AO courses out in Tucson were quite technical and surprisingly the daughter was able to adjust and ride them all very well. Nothing that made you wince and say "Eeeww that was ugly". http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm thinking the Classic will be fairly large. From what I can tell the Young Rider classes are going to have a good crowd too. After years of barely any Jr/AO jumpers we now seem to have quite alot here in Texas.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."

the eleven
Mar. 24, 2004, 06:42 AM
LMS- I saw that post. The fact that it is a WCHR is still irrelevant when you're talking about the design of the jumper courses.

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

lms
Mar. 24, 2004, 07:34 AM
Pin Oak

What part of the following sentences are to lead people to believe this is either hunters or jumpers.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ProzacPuppy:I think our barn has 3 for the AOs and the Classic.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought they were referring to Amateur Owner HUNTERS. Isn't there a $10,000 Hunter Classic at this show?

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."

Tiramit
Mar. 24, 2004, 07:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LulaBell:
I ride at Blue Fox Farm in houston..

About pin oak, i am DEFINITELY going, but only as a spectator...riding in an "A" show would screw up my eligibily for college horseshowing, oh well

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Um, how exactly would showing in an A make you ineligible for IHSA? Plenty of people do both - I did way back when!

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LulaBell
Mar. 24, 2004, 09:08 AM
sorry! i wasn't clear on what i meant - youre definitely right tons of people do both ihsa and rated shows!

as of now, i have never competed in a rated show, so i am still eligible for the walk-trot-canter divisions in ihsa
if i competed in a rated show, i would automatically not be eligible for the lower levels and would have to start at novice...where i'd probably be less competitive

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---Meredith---
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Please don't let Beanie leave Blue Fox!

anyone with tall boots for sale (ladies 9) email me! I'M IN DIRE NEED OF A GOOD PAIR

Texan By The Grace Of God
Mar. 24, 2004, 10:45 AM
Meredith im going to the Tack store later..So ill ask about the Der Daus and Vogels..But if i see any others i will also let you know!...Hopefully ill see you for Spring Gathering/Easter!! Love Ya!

"It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you."

G.A. Barnes

the eleven
Mar. 24, 2004, 11:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lms:
Pin Oak

What part of the following sentences are to lead people to believe this is either hunters or jumpers.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ProzacPuppy:I think our barn has 3 for the AOs and the Classic.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought they were referring to Amateur Owner HUNTERS. Isn't there a $10,000 Hunter Classic at this show?

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, LMS, you are right, there is nothing in that sentence that would lead me to believe that ProzacPuppy is referring to jumpers rather than hunters. However, if you read any of PP's previous posts (on this thread even) it is not at all hard to put two and two together. And yes, there is a 10k hunter classic.

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

flshgordon
Mar. 24, 2004, 12:34 PM
I'll be with Bucci Farm

"Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here--Lord have mercy on my next 30 years" :-) Tim McGraw

eniskerry
Mar. 24, 2004, 12:46 PM
SED - I'm pretty sure I know the two farms you're talking about - on the same road as Top Line but further down a bit. They are both dressage and breeding farms ... also both privately owned. The "white" farm (designed to look like Wellington, I believe) breeds lots of Hanoverians and has several stallions. The one next to it (big stone house) is a dressage barn and has a very few boarders. I'm friends with the owner of that place, and I live literally right across the street about a half-mile off the road ... although my place isn't NEARLY so big! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Wah'Kon-Tah, which someone else mentioned, is one street over ... also VERY nice - they breed Holsteiners and I bought a young filly from them last year. I've known them for years - very nice people. My trainer (dressage) is also just one street over. It's a great place to live for horses!!

PS I'm going to try to make it out to Reliant to watch the Grand Prix, but I don't know if I'll see much more than that ... I haven't ridden jumpers in years, but I still love to watch!

SED
Mar. 24, 2004, 12:52 PM
Eniskerry -- does that mean that if my daughter and I switch to dressage, Santa Claus will bring us a farm like those?

Flshgordon -- I'm glad to hear from a Bucci Farm person. Susan has always been so nice at the shows. She has promised to braid our mare at Pin Oak and SG since we don't have a regular braider and my daughter is still learning. Hope she remembers!

the eleven
Mar. 24, 2004, 01:08 PM
Where are good places to drive around in that area? We have a farm down 290 a bit in Hempstead and a friend and I decided to try to look for the pretty barns around Magnolia/Pinehurst/Tomball/Waller. We drove up 1488 almost to Conroe and found some pretty places (I love to just drive around and look at stuff, I'm weird) but I KNOW there are tons more around there. Anyway where can I find farms that make for good sightseeing in that area? The can be QH barns, dressage barns, private farms, I don't care... just as long as there are pretty fields with horses in them.

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Sonesta
Mar. 24, 2004, 07:32 PM
your mom, from FM 2920, go south on to Cypress-Rosehill, turn right onto Jurgen Road. You will see first Top Line Sport Horse International (Christian Rogge's place), then Garner Creek Farm (where they stand the Hanoverian stallions Gouvenour, Fred Astair and Al Pacino) and next door is another lovely place that is fairly new and does a little breeding. WAY nice places. Then go back the way you came and when you get back to Cypress-Rosehill, turn right and you will pass Cypress Equestrian Center (with its cross country practice course and it's full sized TB race track) and then Wah-Kon'-Tah Sporthorses where they breed awesome Holsteiners. From there you are just about 5 miles from us, but we are not nearly that fancy! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Rift
Mar. 25, 2004, 06:21 AM
LulaBell!! Are you still alive today?? Or did the evil hag-beast kill you???

Proud keeper of http://littlebayfarm.com/ and the BAD BABY!

LulaBell
Mar. 25, 2004, 07:29 AM
hey laura!
no, i'm still alive...just barely though! remember elizabeth king's horse gonzo? i jumped him around yesterrday - what a nut, he's such a goober that he just doesn't know what to do with himself. how did your newcomers settle in??

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flshgordon
Mar. 25, 2004, 10:05 AM
SED--I bet she'll remember but you might call just in case!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think I'll be the only one there until friday then she has one other girl showing. She did mention that she had a couple other horses to braid so I bet yours was one of them. She is a super nice lady---very laid back--just my style! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Chewey
Mar. 25, 2004, 10:12 AM
hey anyone need a groom either week? for Waco? I need to work! Email me if you know someone who needs one, thanks!

*Jessica*

SED
Mar. 25, 2004, 06:04 PM
Okay, let me summarize (I THINK -- no guarantees for accuracy!). COTHers who will be at Pin Oak include:

Little Bay Farm:

Rift will be bringing about 9 horses.


Blue Fox Farm:

Texan By the Grace of God and Lulabell ride there. Although neither will show, the farm is bringing about 6-9.


Top Line:

ProzacPuppy and her daughter ride there. The barn will have 3 at Reliant Cnter, and about 8-9 at GSWEC. ProzacPuppy's daughter will be doing he Jr/AO Classic and maybe the Welcome Stake.


Horse and Hounds:

Tollrific wants to be there but has to be in a genius competition!


Slyfield Farms:

They are associated with Sonesta to host our COTH getogether -- see other threads!. Barnbrat will be showing Childrens, and Blinky will be showing too. They have about a dozen horses going.


Elysian Fields (Dallas):

BNH is going in the AA jumpers, and there are 10 plus horses total. Noname is there too!


Tex-Over:

The REAL Portia will be doing Level 6-7, and the lawyer Portia will be working ("frowny face inserted here"). I'm sure there are other horses there too.


BucciFarm:

Flshgordon will be in AA and Breeding, and there will be a few others.


Fincastle Farms:

Hunter88 and Envision (my daughter) will be showing in Children's, along with at least 1 schooling jumper.


BestKept. You are showing in Adult Jumpers, and your barn is taking 11-12, but I couldn't figure out which barn it is!

And there are others who are going to be there, but not riding.


All right, we now need to look out for each other. If anyone is brave enough to post their horse's name, that will make it even easier to root for you. Otherwise, its hard to translate all of this into a community. I really DO love watching all the classes, and rooting for people, so if positive vibes help you -- and you want some -- POST HERE!

Blinky
Mar. 25, 2004, 07:49 PM
SED-You are awesome!

Okay,Okay http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I will succumb to public pressure. I am showing my horse in the Modified Adults and his show name is Suncoast. For the record I haven't shown since I was a Jr. so I'll take all the positive vibes I can get !http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hunter88
Mar. 25, 2004, 07:58 PM
its true, SED is awesome! Before everyshow she keeps me "on the ball" and makes sure I dont forget things! The one time she didnt help me pack, I ended up leaving my show helmet in Houston when we went to waco!

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LulaBell
Mar. 25, 2004, 08:37 PM
blinky...
best of luck to you! what days are the modified adults going?? i can sympathize with you on the infrequent showiing; i know how you feel - you'll do great though!

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noname
Mar. 25, 2004, 08:48 PM
my horse show plans are still up in the air. looks like my horse has decided that he doesn't want to go to Houston, since he has been lame the last two days (i think it was in protest of having to walk back and forth to the mansion ring...heheh). so, it looks like i will be taking another horse from our barn, just don't know which one yet. i'll get back to you on that http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

p.s. elysian fields has about 5-6 going now, but we'll be there with bells on http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Portia
Mar. 25, 2004, 11:39 PM
Well summarized, SED. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

And yes, it is 1:30 a.m. and I am just getting ready to leave the office. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Now, don't you wish you'd become a litigator? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SED
Mar. 26, 2004, 06:44 AM
Blinky -- Pin Oak has been very unfair and I think you are showing Thursday and Friday -- both work days. But it looks like your classes will be last on Friday, so when I meet my daughter there for warm-up on Friday after school I will definately hope to see your final (and of course best!) rounds if the class is still going. In the meantime, vibes for you and Suncoast will be coming across town from the downtown office buildings!

flshgordon
Mar. 26, 2004, 06:59 AM
My yearling is named Lagniappe--can't wait to see how they can butcher that name http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and my hunter will be shown as Cassanova in the adults (he SO HATES his show name!)

I haven't shown a rated show in 2 years....just praying to stay on over here and get around!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Doubt anyone will see me besides Bilnky anyway since they I show during the day thurs & fri too--GRRRR

OK now everyone else step up to the plate http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Cinnybren
Mar. 26, 2004, 07:29 AM
ok ok ok

I'll be in the AA Jumpers with my mare Cinnabar. Perhaps some of the Level 3's or 4's too for warm up. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I show every day Thurs-Sun.... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Brenda

LulaBell
Mar. 26, 2004, 09:20 AM
i'll be at pin oak probably all of wednesday from like 2:00 on, and then from about 4:00 on friday and all day sat...i'm really frustrated with how they're havign the a/a and the a/o go during the week

there's a wonderful lady doing the a/a hunters that rides at my barn who gives me permission to ride her horse pretty much whenever, and i would LOVE to get to see them go (he's an AWESOME jumper), but i don't think i'll be able to http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

good luck to all!

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BestKept
Mar. 26, 2004, 09:36 AM
Thanks for the summary! Sorry i didn't inc barn name. We are from Lane's End. I'll be
riding Best Kept Secret. (Hence the Screen Name)! AAJumpers and Level 3 - 4 schooling.
I can't wait!!! I may not make the COTH Gathering though. I'll be preping my little girl for her second leadline class! She's soooo
excited.

Texan By The Grace Of God
Mar. 26, 2004, 10:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LulaBell:
i'll be at pin oak probably all of wednesday from like 2:00 on, and then from about 4:00 on friday and all day sat...i'm really frustrated with how they're havign the a/a and the a/o go during the week

there's a wonderful lady doing the a/a hunters that rides at my barn who gives me permission to ride her horse pretty much whenever, and i would LOVE to get to see them go (he's an AWESOME jumper), but i don't think i'll be able to http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

good luck to all!

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Last year it was during the week too...I was on spring break though. I hope Hollis and my grumpy baby do well. I know they will do amazing like last year!

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noname
Mar. 27, 2004, 03:34 PM
well it looks like i am taking a sale horse that i will do in the younger adult hunters. hopefully there won't be a ton of youngers as there usually are in the olders. anyone have an idea of the entries yet in any of the divisions?

Bumpkin
Mar. 28, 2004, 10:05 AM
BNH will you be wearing your gorgeous custom chaps when you school at Pin Oak? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Cinnybren
Mar. 28, 2004, 01:27 PM
Yes, the chaps will be there with me. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hunter88
Mar. 28, 2004, 01:38 PM
anyone have any #s on any of the classes yet?

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Sonesta
Mar. 28, 2004, 02:10 PM
Well, Shannon Slyfield will be showing Sonesta Farm's The Irish Dancer in Level 6 & 7 jumpers (I'm WAY to old and chicken to jump that high!). My step daughter is going to show one of Shannon's sale horses in Children's hunters, but I don't know his show name.

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Blinky
Mar. 28, 2004, 04:28 PM
Sonesta-I think they decided on "It Bear's Repeating". Charlotte came up with quite a few clever names with the word Bear (his barn name)in them. I was out there as the horses arrived and as usual your Irish Dancer was as content as can be. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BNH-ooohhh, I can't wait to see the chaps!

Don't know class numbers but they are expecting 500 horses for this show!

Hunter88
Mar. 28, 2004, 06:15 PM
ohh that is an adorable name for Bear! I was trying to help Charlotte think of some- she had some really clever ones!

Whoever said Money couldn't buy happiness didn't know where to buy a horse

I DONT HAVE A GPA! (clique!)

noname
Mar. 29, 2004, 07:15 AM
so did anyone go to the grand prix? the website has the winner posted, but not much else http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 29, 2004, 07:22 AM
I spoke with Charles McDaniel (who rode Lektor I think). He said that no one went clean and that it was a technical course in a small ring.

Calvaro V
Mar. 29, 2004, 07:29 AM
I heard it was very bad - lots of crashes and eliminations. Everything on a half step. Many good people in it, but nobody able to master it.

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 29, 2004, 07:56 AM
Calvaro- How did your trainer do? Our trainer decided both his GP horses were not schooling well enough to go. From reports, probably just as well.

It is a very small arena and Linda does do some technical courses.

LulaBell
Mar. 29, 2004, 08:24 AM
hi everyone..

i went to the grand prix and even though it was the first one i've ever seen in person, i was surprised at how small the ring was for that size and number of jumps.

no one managed to go clean with no time faults (the winner had 2 time faults but no jumping faults) and there were several eliminations because of rider falls and refusals. thankfully no one was hurt!

from what little i've seen, i was surprised by the skills of the riders. the horses were amazing, but the combinations that fared the worst had riders that used a rough style of riding. it seemed like the name of the game was crappy equitation. Equitation doesn't win in the jumper ring, everyone knows that, but i keep hearing about how tracy fenney cleaned up last year on like 5 or 6 horses and how she made each round look like an eq round...guess it goes to show you that such strong aids don't always do the trick.

anyone else who went, what did yall thnk about it?

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noname
Mar. 29, 2004, 11:35 AM
that is unfortunate! it is a shame that linda didn't change her course around to fit a smaller ring. a course designers goal is to at least get a small jump off so that it is exciting for the crowd. while i think that technical is a good thing, too much of it can be bad. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif hopefully, that isn't a sign of what is to come the rest of the week for the jumpers.

flshgordon
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:03 PM
I think there were several factors that went into the performances. One of which being that some of the riders there looked as if they just flat didn't belong. Overall I was disappointed with the quality of *most*-not all--of the rides. Linda always does her courses so that you can't just rev up and *scare* your horse into making the distance so that shouldn't have surprised anyone. But I was surprised by the number of people that rode that way. I would love to know the measurements of that combination....it was wicked! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif but the people who were very careful and used more leg than "yahoo" seemed to get through it OK. I think the hog's back might have been better if that top pole had been striped....I'm betting the horses had a hard time seeing that pole and that's why so many had it down. I think the one that puzzled me the most was the cowboys & Ind oxer bending to the brick/red white & blue vertical. Seemed like that shouldn't have been all that difficult but there again the people that ran at it pretty much came up on the losing end.

I for one probably wouldn't pay to see another GP in the arena. Too small for my liking, don't care for the venue, no real shopping or displays to spark interest either.

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ProzacPuppy
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:11 PM
Who rode besides Sean Steffee (the winner) and Charles McDaniel and Lila Lavigne (who one the Sarofim Welcome Stake)?

LulaBell
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:17 PM
prozacpuppy,
i have the list of entrants and horses at home...i'll put some of them up for you later.

about the hog's back - i totally agree. the entire fence was painted except for that top rail - VERY hard to see. the fence that many had down that mystified me was the brick wall, that second fence in the bending line from the cowboys and indians oxer.

i was sitting in the second row right by the 1st jump, the tiffanys fence, and actually got hit in the head with clods of dirt from the horses' hooves! it was great!

that triple combination seemed like it rode the best if the rider just let it happen, rather than trying to do so much everywhere. i thnk that the quality of riders was a little lower than expected, because i was sitting with a lady who compared that course to one that she would have done in a uset-type class on the east coast.

i also hated it how riders would have an ok round but then gun down to that final oxer and run at it like there's no tomorrow...

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Woodsperson
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:22 PM
Stephanie Tropia had one horse. Eryn Ballard rode a couple of of horses. Bjorn (Ikort/Ikast?? sorry can't remember last name). Summer Bruington was there also. There were also a number of young rider's there that we hadn't heard of before.

The course was wicked. It was incredibly technical. We were sitting where we had a straight view down the triple combination. You could almost always tell whether a horse would make it through by whether the rider collected them in the turn and made a straight approach. Many riders cut the turn and cam in crooked and couldn't make the second jump. There was also a single blue three bar vertical that came down a lot.

Sean Steffe's ride was great, but then I love an ISH.

Calvaro V
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:26 PM
With all due respect, I woudln't say that any of the riders mentioned "didn't belong" I heard that it was a very good field of people. All of those mentioned are v experienced GP riders. The course was just not right for that size of arena.

ProzacPuppy
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:32 PM
Which leads me to my husband's question -"Why?"
What is the purpose of holding 3 jumper classes amid all the saddlebreds, hackneys and jack russell races? That arena is just too small for a GP. (And they played polo in it on Sunday http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif).

The shopping was not at all what I expected (thinking back to Washington Intl shopping).

Did a horse namd Giotto, with a Venezuelan boy go in the GP?

LulaBell
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:34 PM
i think they were doing the jumper classes with saddlebreds, etc to try to get it to be a family affair type thing - if you look, the president and vp of the pin oak charity board are supposedly avid riders, but they do the saddlebreds - i think some people think the saddlebreds are more of a spectator sport than the huntesr i dont know

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flshgordon
Mar. 29, 2004, 12:38 PM
I didn't name who I thought didn't belong---that would be tacky and unnecessary--but it's still my opinion that there were some there that didn't belong. I watched it and it was painfully obvious that a few of the riders had no business there. (there were one or 2 last year at the GP at Great southwest as well!) There were also a couple excellent riders that made some bad choices. One thing about this course for sure was that you had to make a decision between 2 definite ways to answer a particular *question*. I think the answer depended on the type of horse you were riding. No disrespect was intended, but that was my personal observation of sitting right there and watching.

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ProzacPuppy
Mar. 29, 2004, 01:07 PM
A number of fairly young people trying to qualify for Young Riders have been doing the $25,000 GPs because they changed the requirements and now they must complete 4 at the Natl Level. You get points for just completing the course, more points for finishing in the top 50% etc. Most of them wouldn't be moving up to the GP so soon but that is what they require now.

Out in Arizona Kevin Cleveland had one 16 year old competing in the GPs.

noname
Mar. 29, 2004, 01:22 PM
i know at the dallas harvest show last year there were some riders who just did not need to be doing it. i think that might be the case for most grand prix's: there are those wonderful, experienced riders and also those talented, inexperienced riders, too. i am sure the course was quite technical, small ring or not. may some people just weren't prepared for it, who knows. why did they move the gp's over to reliant anyway? i would have thought that it would be more spacious and cost effective over at gswec.

i have my own opinion on certain trainers and their riders/horses being overfaced, so i won't even open up that can of worms.

Tollriffic
Mar. 29, 2004, 03:01 PM
My mom and I were both greatly disappointed with the shopping.We watched both the GP and the Saddlebreds.The GP was a very technical course,but the riders really had keep their horses under them and ride their turns all the way to get over it.They also had the Friesan Quadrille and Shannon Dauhmer/Pam Fowler Grace's freestyle ride later that night during the Saddlebreds.

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noname
Mar. 29, 2004, 09:23 PM
just fyi...it looks like they are beginning to post the results from the show on www.horseshowsonline.com (http://www.horseshowsonline.com) . unfortunately, the only h/j stuff on there right now is the results from the gp and the young rider class. hopefully they will be posting this coming weeks h/j stuff too.

razzledazzle
Mar. 29, 2004, 10:44 PM
Just thought I'd share some insight on the main factor why the grand prix was so horrible. It was not the quality of the riders or horses that was in it or the technicality of the course (although it was technical as Linda always sets technical). The reason it rode so terrible was because the footing was CRAP! It really didn't matter how well you rode, the horses had a terrible time getting a hold on the footing which made it ride terrible. Technical + terrible footing = disaster. I can't think of one person that rode in the prix that "didn't belong" there. Every single person who rode in the prix has had success at that level at one time or another and all their horses are capable of doing that job. I don't normally post on these boards (I'm a lurker), but since the performance of the riders/horses in the prix apparently gave the impression that they didn't belong, or weren't up to the challenge (weren't prepared), I felt that I needed to say something.

lms
Mar. 30, 2004, 04:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by razzledazzle:
The reason it rode so terrible was because the footing was CRAP! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yep, I hear the sand footing is pretty deep in the hunter rings this week.

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Blinky
Mar. 31, 2004, 06:22 AM
This is a big show! There were 50 horses in the Pre-Greens-3' yesterday. Wow!

Calvaro V
Mar. 31, 2004, 06:29 AM
Anybody know how many are in the mansion arena jumpers? Trying to find out when the level 4 goes today

Paris
Mar. 31, 2004, 07:23 AM
Does anyone know how many are in the $5000 hunter classic? trying to decide if we want to go watch.. thanks!

SED
Mar. 31, 2004, 12:09 PM
I'm checking on horseshowsonline.com to get the results, but unlike the Gulfport shows, they aren't posting results each day. In other words, they used to post the results after each day at Gulfport, which was wonderful. But nothing after 3/29 is showing up on it for Pin Oak. Bummer.

By the way, the weather forcast for Saturday and Sunday stinks, so MUD here we come!

noname
Mar. 31, 2004, 01:04 PM
wheeee! glad i will be done riding on friday so i won't have to ride in the rain, just play in it. i'm bummed that they don't have the results up everyday either. you would think they would since it is such a big show. oh well! see you guys at the coth pre-grand prix party http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Blinky
Apr. 1, 2004, 05:31 AM
I'm very impressed with what they did to the show ground this year. Much fancier than last year's Pin Oak.

I had to scratch Suncoast for this week. He's had some eye issues for several weeks. Doing great now and on the mend. However one result was that his eye dilating med takes a while to wear off so no outside showing for us this week. Still hoping for next week.

SED
Apr. 1, 2004, 07:02 AM
Blinky, I am so sorry -- although I am glad the medicine is working. Hope to see Suncoast at Spring Gathering.

Since I work, I haven't been out to Pin Oak yet, and probably will get to go just as the thunderstorms arrive.

Nickelodian
Apr. 1, 2004, 07:30 AM
OK, so can anyone tell me what vendors are down there? I am still on this horrid field boot search, and want to know if its worth the drive.

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Bumpkin
Apr. 1, 2004, 08:08 AM
Soooo you just make make the jaunt afterall? haha
Have fun. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Keeping my fingers crossed for BNH and Cinny today.

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Nickelodian
Apr. 1, 2004, 08:15 AM
Only if there are some interesting field boots to try on. And by interesting I mean field boots that are not ariat. Since arait sucks and I hate them.

Its 3 hours, so a day trip would be a little rough.

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archieflies
Apr. 1, 2004, 08:48 AM
Hey guys...
I'm not going to be able to get down to the show, and nobody at my barn answers phone calls, so no point in trying to call to ask!
So has anyone seen John DeLeyer or anyone from Northfork go? I'm not even sure who's going in which divisions this year, or who all is even there! I *think* John is taking a horse in the Level 4 jumpers (Louie's Pride? show name changes a lot...) and I have no clue what division Marcia is taking Brutus (Bull Run) in... we should have a few more people, Jenna Hebert should have Riley there... anyways, if anyone's noticed them showing and knows how they're doing, let me know! Thanks!

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Blinky
Apr. 2, 2004, 06:42 AM
Nick-
I've seen Quail Hollow and The Saddle Shop as the main tack vendors. Some guy named Charlie that fixes leather goods. The Antares Saddle rep has a tent, Segways are trying to rent out and the usual Picture, Tshirt, Jewelry folks.

Bite the bullet and order customs. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nickelodian
Apr. 2, 2004, 07:57 AM
Blinky -- Thanks for the info. I don't know why, but I just can't order customs... Something about 1k for a pair of boots, when I don't even have clothes to wear to work just doesn't seem right to me. Sigh.

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LulaBell
Apr. 2, 2004, 08:17 AM
Are there any nice boots that AREN'T ariats (i'm with you on this one nickelodeon!) that cost anywhere from about 400 to 650 or so? i can't get customs...one, it just makes me ill even though they'll hopefully fit forever, and two, my parents still think 200 is tons to spend on boots. the next pair i get is my money, so i say how much, but i haven't found any yet that i really like...

i'm coming to great southwest this saturday to watch pin oak; do you think it would be worth it to bring my show pants and try on some boots with them?

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Calvaro V
Apr. 2, 2004, 08:28 AM
Try the Bevals - Quail HOllow have them. THey are around $600

Nickelodian
Apr. 2, 2004, 09:11 AM
Beval's boots..the puissance. Kenny carries these:

http://www.beval.com/beval.storefront/406da3cf00fd95a22740406a9132070e/Product/View/4010013&2D6SH1

You could also do Konig's which I've heard are very nice:

http://www.marystack.com/store.asp?prod_idno=18205&cat_idno=17138

I ended up ordering the Dover Pro Field boots, they have a zipper which I'm unsure about, but I'm hoping they are very nice.

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LulaBell
Apr. 2, 2004, 12:02 PM
when you get your dover pros, let me know what you think...in the picture in the catalogue they look good and i've heard people really like them.
also, please let me know how you think they fit you...i think i have fairly normal lower leg proportions and hopefully the dover pros don't run small/big/strange or whatever. thanks!

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