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    81 or .... I come from Middleburg'ish quite...

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    I come from Middleburg'ish quite often and usually take US 29 (through Charlottesville to Greensboro and get on 40 there, and do a back way that ends up on 74. It is quiet and sweet...
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    Stored the correct direction (rounded side 'up'),...

    Stored the correct direction (rounded side 'up'), round bales are designed to shed water, and whatever they don't shed makes a small layer which the horses push through to get to the 'good' hay.
    A...
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    Angela is at C. Wayne is at B. Clark's test...

    Angela is at C.
    Wayne is at B.
    Clark's test was exquisite -- he scored a 9 on rider position and a 9 on extended/collected trot transition.
  4. Don't forget pretty! And a good mover! It...

    Don't forget pretty!
    And a good mover!
    It makes this old foxhunter cringe to hear the old "well, it doesn't move well enough to be a dressage horse, doesn't jump well enough to be a show hunter,...
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    I've had people park here - I'm 12 miles to Great...

    I've had people park here - I'm 12 miles to Great Meadow (singular! just one meadow ... :)
    There are no campgrounds in this area except Greenville, which is farther.
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    Xenodon was a steeplechase horse (hurdles) and...

    Xenodon was a steeplechase horse (hurdles) and has sired a number of good hurdlers and timber horses, including the just crowned Virginia Timber Horse of the Year. He is owned and was bred and stands...
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    George Sloan, it should say.

    George Sloan, it should say.
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    What a cool bonus, and great entries at a great...

    What a cool bonus, and great entries at a great meet.
    But the notion of an English -American series is not new. In the late 80s the original Sport of Kings series was an invitational novice hurdle...
  9. Offering lift/s from NoVa to Charlottesville to Bristol Va TOMORROW April 30

    SHIPPING TOMORROW - Southbound -- NoVa to Charlottesville to Bristol; Northbound Bristol to NoVa.
    Unexpectedly, I'm taking an empty 4h from the Marshall Va area to Charlottesville tomorrow morning,...
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    A kineton is quite strong, and will certainly...

    A kineton is quite strong, and will certainly help with a lot of bull-headed horses. I've galloped a few horses you can't hold one side of without it; they're like little lambs with it - kineton + a...
  11. Somewhat irrelevant, but NSA jockeys Diana...

    Somewhat irrelevant, but NSA jockeys Diana Gilliam and Ellen Horner both came into jump race riding from the bicycle racing world (though both were, I feel certain, skillful lifelong...
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    Don't forget -- if you have your horses at home,...

    Don't forget -- if you have your horses at home, you may be giving up your 'barn family' and automatic people to ride with/groomed arena with jumps (or whatever), on-site trainers, fill-in barn help...
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    Double bump. Spending hours fiddling on the...

    Double bump.
    Spending hours fiddling on the internet since it's 15 degrees and blowing a gale right now (and predicted for the next few days.)
    I'm drooling over Jackaroo, too, for my Tb mare to...
  14. Well forgodssakes, Equibrit! I ASKED the FHL...

    Well forgodssakes, Equibrit! I ASKED the FHL editor if there was a prior link and he shrugged!!
    I'm sooo glad you caught it. THIS is why to rely on the collective intelligence of this community.
  15. I don't think Doug Ginsberg served Congress,...

    I don't think Doug Ginsberg served Congress, though in an expanded article I'll certainly use that tidbit, thanks for the reminder.
  16. OMG Beverley of course. Quayle (by marriage) and...

    OMG Beverley of course. Quayle (by marriage) and McCarthy (by cartopping.) Close enough for government work .... :)
    I already put in my story for foxhuntinglife.com.
    If the man gets the...
  17. U.S. Congressman/foxhunter? Anybody know if there is (modern) precedent?

    I need to know if any U.S. House of Representatives congressman has been an active foxhunter (in modern day.)
    I know Sen. John Warner hunted here in Virginia, but I'm not finding any reference to...
  18. I'm really interested. I sent you a direct email.

    I'm really interested. I sent you a direct email.
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    Your lesson fees are similar to mine. I charge...

    Your lesson fees are similar to mine. I charge $100 per day for overnight camps, a little less for day camps, with parents sending a bag of food or goodies or equivalent to help offset the cost of...
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    Most people in Va. (Md and Pa too, I'd imagine)...

    Most people in Va. (Md and Pa too, I'd imagine) do leave-in borium studs (little dots on all 8 heels.)
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    I understand that the only NoVa'ish hunt to go...

    I understand that the only NoVa'ish hunt to go out today (first in many days) was Blue Ridge Hunt, reportedly in their more shale-y country. But,reportedly, it might not have been the best idea .... ...
  22. I did the math once - averaging 100 hunts, hunter...

    I did the math once - averaging 100 hunts, hunter paces or hunt trail rides or assorted mounted opportunities per year - averaging 2+ hours each = that's 200+ hours of riding.
    Plus a half dozen...
  23. My hunt (in Va.) has a professional horsemens'...

    My hunt (in Va.) has a professional horsemens' subscription fee, a good discount. I believe many hunts here do.
    Seeing as pros often bring in the cappers, directly, and just as often are...
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    Bugboy You are certainly correct noting the...

    Bugboy
    You are certainly correct noting the 'country meet' point to points offered elsewhere.
    I was merely alarmed at the thought of any sanctioned meet (which Tryon/Block House certainly is)...
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    There are definitely not races 'open to the...

    There are definitely not races 'open to the public' at any meet, sanctioned (like Tryon) or point to point.
    They *do* have amateur-apprentice flat races etc., but you start on the point to point...
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