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    Doing a happy dance here- you guys are awesome! ...

    Doing a happy dance here- you guys are awesome! Thanks so much for all the ideas!
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    Thanks for the ideas so far. I've heard back...

    Thanks for the ideas so far. I've heard back from the Museum of Hounds and Hunting too, so it seems like there are options- yay!

    Dispatcher- the only thing we have specifically from The Rose Tree...
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    Fox hunting collectibles

    My grandparents were foxhunters, as were my father and uncle. We're cleaning out some of their things and we have scores of foxhunting items. They include old metal figurines, glasswear,...
  4. To everyone who said GM would write back - you...

    To everyone who said GM would write back - you were right! The card came in the mail yesterday. He wrote a lovely (handwritten) message, remembering Dad as a top rider in his day. Then he wished...
  5. Carter Buller is his name. His horse at the time...

    Carter Buller is his name. His horse at the time was named Stay Put. No CT connection. He grew up on a farm outside of Allentown, PA.

    Edited to include my favorite picture of Dad and Stay Put....
  6. Well, it would be beyond wonderful if he did. ...

    Well, it would be beyond wonderful if he did.

    And here's the ACTUAL story of how Dad and GM rode together, per Dad:

    "After the Navy, my riding at Maui Meadows brought me to the attention of...
  7. If this link works- here's a picture of the front...

    If this link works- here's a picture of the front of the birthday notification.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79375365@N06/8584492384/in/photostream

    The inside spread has the same fox but it's...
  8. Thanks everyone, and thanks for his mailing...

    Thanks everyone, and thanks for his mailing address. Why did I not think to check there???

    MVP- it's cute to think of GM and your dad when they were 7! My dad's life intersected with GM's much...
  9. GM mailing address? RE: Birthday surprise for my dad's 80th

    My dad is turning 80 at the end of April. We've mailed out birthday 'notifications' to everyone we can think of with a self addressed and stamped postcard. We're asking people to write a favorite...
  10. Some friends and I went to the fundraiser dinner...

    Some friends and I went to the fundraiser dinner and it was packed from the time the doors opened. There was this announcement on the HSHA Facebook page, "Thanks to all those hungry, caring people...
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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the group-think. ...

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the group-think.

    Threedogpack- that was a sweet thing to say! She is utterly adored -we can't keep our mitts off her for more than 5 minutes and she just soaks it...
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    What kind of dog do I have?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79375365@N06/sets/72157632747870153/

    What is everyone's best guess? Mine is a jack russell terrier because I think she looks closest to one, and for the most part she...
  13. We hung a piece of burlap to keep the chickens...

    We hung a piece of burlap to keep the chickens from one side of the coop. The unintended result was that one of the nesting boxes now has a burlap curtain. Guess which nesting box is the chosen...
  14. It's nutty! The way I understand it is that the...

    It's nutty! The way I understand it is that the breed, the Jack Russell Terrier, was loosely organized in the U.S under the JRTCA - http://www.therealjackrussell.com/index.php. They were (and are)...
  15. Thread: Equitours?

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    My dad and I did two in the south of France which...

    My dad and I did two in the south of France which rank in the top five of favorite vacations ever. This was many moons ago. At that time the tour leader was Roland Bec - I have no idea if he's...
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    <<I just flag people down when the pass in their golf cart and ask for a ride.

    Now there's a great idea. I'm not shy, at least not when it comes to helping dear old dad. :)

    Knowing COTH'er...
  17. Thank so much everyone! We don't have a...

    Thank so much everyone! We don't have a wheelchair since he's been getting around fairly well with a cane. It's only for big sprawling events like this that walking becomes problematic. We did...
  18. Golf cart or wheelchair availability at WEF? Going this weekend...

    My dad and I are going to Wellyworld this weekend on kind of a last minute basis. He's fairly mobile for routine day-to-day things but for a show as big as WEF he will need some help getting around....
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    As someone who events and lives outside Manheim...

    As someone who events and lives outside Manheim I'll try to be as helpful as I can. My retiree is at a barn that offers pasture board but they currently don't have any openings. The other barn...
  20. Interesting Timex. I'm starting to see a pattern...

    Interesting Timex. I'm starting to see a pattern here. :) As a local do you have any guesses about the origin of his name? A quick google search found this person-...
  21. It's sounding like the apple didn't fall too far...

    It's sounding like the apple didn't fall too far from the tree. :)
  22. Thanks so much! I thought for sure I had jinxed...

    Thanks so much! I thought for sure I had jinxed everything by gushing about him and that today he would deposit me on the ground. Nope! We practiced simple changes and canter departs then went for...
  23. Thanks! What great information.

    Thanks! What great information.
  24. Thanks so much everyone. Yes, he's barefoot...

    Thanks so much everyone.

    Yes, he's barefoot though in an abundance of caution I ride him in front boots most of the time. Recently an ULR suggested I try losing the boots so I've been giving that...
  25. OK, here's a link (hope this works!) to at least...

    OK, here's a link (hope this works!) to at least one picture. It may let you buzz through the others.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79375365@N06/8292192038/
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