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    Give me a ladder that is twice as stable, and I...

    Give me a ladder that is twice as stable, and I will climb it twice as high. But give me a cause for caution, and I’ll be twice as shy.

    Enhanced safety (i.e. reduced accidents) is an elusive goal...
  2. Well said, Canterlope. When bad things happen on...

    Well said, Canterlope. When bad things happen on course, nobody feels worse about it than those running the event and those building the courses.

    I like the idea of tethering the base of the...
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    Whoa, Cat! As we say in the South, there are...

    Whoa, Cat! As we say in the South, there are Yankees and then there are *****Yankees!! Have a nice (freezing) day!
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    Credit where credit is due: Nina's dad achieved...

    Credit where credit is due: Nina's dad achieved his American dream. He was an exec at Circuit City and he built Carmax, a successful new division of the company.

    Now Nina and her mother are...
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    Nina is not your "average" rider.

    Nina is not your "average" rider.
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    The Ligons are very nice people and Nina is one...

    The Ligons are very nice people and Nina is one helluva rider. She made the all-time best dressage score here several years ago even before she got famous. Her mother, Pan (who is from Bangkok), is...
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    Denny, You should have made that clear in your...

    Denny,

    You should have made that clear in your original post, which made no mention of XC vs. Show Jumping. It came across as a cheap shot and you have a history of cheap shots. Two years ago...
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    I think the OP should actually run somebody's...

    I think the OP should actually run somebody's modern day Advanced or higher level event before he throws stones.

    Glenn Wilson
    Pine Top Farm
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    Pure conjecture?? How many thousands of horses...

    Pure conjecture?? How many thousands of horses have jumped YOUR courses?
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    Horrible, sad, tragic accident. Condolences to...

    Horrible, sad, tragic accident. Condolences to Elena's family.

    Yes this jump CERTAINLY should have been staked, but looking at the way the horse caught his knees, he was probably destined to...
  11. If I'm not mistaken, this went to court and NO...

    If I'm not mistaken, this went to court and NO finding was made that the fence was at fault.
  12. How are we to know if the outcome was worse...

    How are we to know if the outcome was worse because these jumps moved?

    Nobody can say for sure whether it's Always better for portables to be immovable. Each portable is unique in its mass,...
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    Times will be up late tomorrow. Lots of...

    Times will be up late tomorrow.

    Lots of entries. Intermediate dressage starts at 7:30 Saturday morning.

    Glenn
  14. Thread: stabling fees

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    Stabling fees are an important revenue source...

    Stabling fees are an important revenue source without which many events would not survive. Grounds fees are necessary in order to spread the financial burden a little more equitably.
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    The Thanksgiving BN course will be very similar...

    The Thanksgiving BN course will be very similar to this past weekend's course, but there is no BN ditch. There is a small up bank, and an optional un-flagged water run-through before the flagged...
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    I'm always moving things around!

    I'm always moving things around!
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    We don't put brush jumps in the water.

    We don't put brush jumps in the water.
  18. Err, umm, Pine Top's XC clean round percentages...

    Err, umm, Pine Top's XC clean round percentages (no jumping penalties vs. XC starters for P and above) were better than Poplar, Southern Pines or Red Hills.

    Unfortunately we did have a bad...
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    Agreed. How about the completion percentages and...

    Agreed. How about the completion percentages and the no jumping penalty percentages? They seem contradictory to the fall ratios.
    Glenn
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    Pine Top stats: Advanced XC Starters 40...

    Pine Top stats:

    Advanced XC Starters 40
    Completed 34=85%
    No Jumping Faults 29=73%
    RF 4
    MR 1


    Int XC Starters 74
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    Let me make it clear, an ambulance is on grounds...

    Let me make it clear, an ambulance is on grounds for XC.
    Glenn
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    Don't know about other events but we definitely...

    Don't know about other events but we definitely have not cut back on medical personnel. We make a donation to the local hospital foundation after each event.

    Our paid event staff includes an...
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    That's ugly. I have never seen it and I have...

    That's ugly. I have never seen it and I have built courses for 87 events at Pine Top.

    Sometimes you do have to take individual riders' comments with a grain of salt, because sometimes they may be...
  24. Email link to Jan at MCG Hospital

    https://www.mcghealth.org/patient-and-visitor-guide/McgContentPage.aspx?nd=677

    Jan Byyny
    Room Number: 3423
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    I am thankful and sometimes amazed that people...

    I am thankful and sometimes amazed that people like John are willing to be course designers and put it all on the line, knowing that whatever they do they will be criticized.

    John also puts it...
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