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    ^ Www.HamptonClassic.com I think. The OP has...

    ^ Www.HamptonClassic.com I think.

    The OP has come to the very last place to get talked out of watching a live feed from a horse show! :lol:
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    Hoo boy. ...

    Hoo boy.

    http://www.noellefloyd.com/stanny-van-paesschen-blames-politics-outside-influences-for-belgian-weg-selection/
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    I remember getting a stern warning many years ago...

    I remember getting a stern warning many years ago about sharing a poppy seed bagel with a horse. :lol:
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    ^ So is that the end of it? The deadline for...

    ^ So is that the end of it? The deadline for final entries has passed.
  5. Thread: Noblesse Oblige?

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    If you look at the list of ribbon winners in the...

    If you look at the list of ribbon winners in the last five years or so, there is actually a pretty good mix of kids who come from very wealthy families, kids who are the offspring of trainers, and...
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    ^ There is a new show there this year. I would...

    ^ There is a new show there this year. I would think a lot of people will use it to get more time in that ring as a prep for Harrisburg.

    Prize list:
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    Some people think they are useful. ...

    Some people think they are useful.
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    Interesting- thanks! These days you can't tell...

    Interesting- thanks!

    These days you can't tell the players without a scorecard. Preferably in English. :)
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    I would totally watch that show! :lol: ...

    I would totally watch that show! :lol:

    Actually, I'm already watching the show. The male lead looks pretty darn good in his kilt. Since it's on cable, I predict he will also look good out of his...
  10. ^ The latest twist is that the Belgian team is...

    ^ The latest twist is that the Belgian team is refusing to make the change. Very interesting development!

    http://infojumping.actucheval.eu/2014/08/affaire-constant-van-paesschen-partie-iii/
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    Would it kill them to have a translate button on...

    Would it kill them to have a translate button on that site??
  12. I was thinking of the yet-to-be-named rider who...

    I was thinking of the yet-to-be-named rider who will be bumped off the Belgian team following his legal activity.
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    Everything you buy at the show is more expensive....

    Everything you buy at the show is more expensive. So if it's possible to bring everything with you, it will save you money. Hay, shavings, tack, clothes, feed, drinks, snacks, you name it. Packing...
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    ^ Thanks! :)

    ^ Thanks! :)
  15. Probably still not as disappointed as somebody...

    Probably still not as disappointed as somebody who did not get to compete at WEG due to his actions.
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    Does anyone know where to find coverage of that...

    Does anyone know where to find coverage of that in English? It's been (ahem) a few years since French class. Great picture of the gray horse on the beach, though. :lol:

    Do they pick the Belgian...
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    Freshman, that was an interesting perspective...

    Freshman, that was an interesting perspective from the other side of the vial. :)

    Just out of curiosity, how did you select the horses to test? That's a question that has come up here in the past.
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    They've been in Kentucky every year. They used...

    They've been in Kentucky every year. They used the indoor ring that one year due to preparations for the WEG.
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    That's not how the math works. The drug fee...

    That's not how the math works.

    The drug fee for each horse is not enough to cover the cost of testing that horse. I don't recall the exact figure, but I believe it costs hundreds of dollars to...
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    I beg to differ. The drug rules are in place...

    I beg to differ.

    The drug rules are in place to protect ALL the horses, not just the winners.

    There are horses that realistically will never be champion or reserve at a show where they are...
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    They can drug test at any USEF show, not just the...

    They can drug test at any USEF show, not just the A shows. I have seen drug testers turn up at a one day B show, though not very often.

    They are more likely to show up at the bigger shows,...
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    The shows do have EMTs on site, but unless the...

    The shows do have EMTs on site, but unless the rider is knocked out cold, the rider can agree to be checked out. Or not.

    Also, if it happened in the schooling area rather than the show ring, it...
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    No, no, that's what you do if you need a second...

    No, no, that's what you do if you need a second opinion after the vet looks at you, if the vet gives you a first opinion you don't like.

    If the vet gives you a good answer, you just march on with...
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    I thought that was the classic horseman's...

    I thought that was the classic horseman's response to have the vet x-Ray it for you! Honestly, the vet's equipment is more mobile and it's easier to use, anyway! :lol:

    Best wishes to her for a...
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    I just read that Margie broke her collarbone at a...

    I just read that Margie broke her collarbone at a horse show earlier today, so it sounds like somebody else will have to move up the list to fill her slot as alternate, unless she makes a miraculous...
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