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    Agreed re: Margie, but McLain (and I count myself...

    Agreed re: Margie, but McLain (and I count myself among his biggest fans) had some comments about the quality of the World Cup courses this past spring being unfair. (Although, so did Steve Guerdat!)
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    If he was the only person to have a rail there, I...

    If he was the only person to have a rail there, I think it's reasonable to think there's causation on the part of the jump crew member.

    It is really tough to see how the horse's pace changed or...
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    I'd be interested to know what percentage of...

    I'd be interested to know what percentage of riders had that same fence down.
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    A couple of things. Likewise, I don't think I...

    A couple of things. Likewise, I don't think I would have stopped either. I also don't think I would have enough with-it-ness mid-round to mentally refer back to the FEI rules within a few strides and...
  5. I'll be in NYC that week for work so I'm hoping...

    I'll be in NYC that week for work so I'm hoping to nab a last-minute, cheap ticket for at least one of the evenings.
  6. Thread: Pony Finals 2015

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    When did the Gochmans go back to Scott Stewart?

    When did the Gochmans go back to Scott Stewart?
  7. Thread: Pony Finals 2015

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    Everything you said, but especially this last...

    Everything you said, but especially this last paragraph.
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    Re: a single braid, I wore a single braid until I...

    Re: a single braid, I wore a single braid until I moved out of short stirrup due to very fine hair that looked like rat tails when separated into pigtails.
  9. Thread: Pony Finals 2015

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    Do you know why she chose to X rider to ride Y...

    Do you know why she chose to X rider to ride Y pony? I certainly don't have any insight, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was because another rider already committed to another trainer. I think that...
  10. Thread: Pony Finals 2015

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    If we raised the pony heights, the division would...

    If we raised the pony heights, the division would become even less egalitarian. It would prevent younger, timid children from competing or moving up and there would be ponies that are now overfaced...
  11. Thread: Pony Finals 2015

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    I don't recognize any names of folks who are also...

    I don't recognize any names of folks who are also competing at the Grand Prix level this year. Junior hunters and hunter derbies, yes, but not the open jumpers.
  12. Thread: Pan Am games

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    Ian Millar finishes with 5 faults (rail + time...

    Ian Millar finishes with 5 faults (rail + time fault).
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    I'm watching off ESPN3. Not sure if we're sharing...

    I'm watching off ESPN3. Not sure if we're sharing the same announcer!
  14. Thread: Pan Am games

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    Really enjoyed seeing the Bermuda competitor back...

    Really enjoyed seeing the Bermuda competitor back up into the ring. :)
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    The first qualifier is tomorrow, 7/21. ETA: I...

    The first qualifier is tomorrow, 7/21.

    ETA: I think the Pan Am Games are generally less of a big deal for us and show jumping is already qualified for the 2016 Olympics. I'll follow this week with...
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    If money were no object, I would work with one of...

    If money were no object, I would work with one of our up-and-coming Grand Prix riders to buy and sponsor the next gold medal winner.
  17. Any of the English classes. I'm finding only...

    Any of the English classes. I'm finding only Western trainers. I would be willing to drive about an hour in any direction from San Francisco.
  18. Not to totally hijack, but I'm interested in AQHA...

    Not to totally hijack, but I'm interested in AQHA ownership/showing. Any advice/resources on finding someone in my area that specializes? I haven't been too successful in navigating the AQHA website...
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    What awa said. I love making this recipe since I...

    What awa said. I love making this recipe since I can prep it the night before - perfect for Thanksgiving/Christmas morning!
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    PM me! I go to Nola frequently for work and I've...

    PM me! I go to Nola frequently for work and I've compiled a spreadsheet of restaurants and bars, from cheap eats to celebrity chefs! I liked Bayonna, too. I highly recommend checking out John Besch's...
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    I'm very interested in WWII. I find books that...

    I'm very interested in WWII. I find books that zoom-in on a particular aspect of the war to be the best.

    A few of my favorites are:
    - The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
    - Unbroken
    - In the...
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    Ahh! You're right. I thought about the Bellagio -...

    Ahh! You're right. I thought about the Bellagio - cheapest rates I've ever seen there, but ARIA won out since it was $100 less per night.
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    I decided to stay at ARIA because I've been...

    I decided to stay at ARIA because I've been wanting to stay there and the pool is lovely and large. It's also close to the MGM to hop on the shuttle.

    FYI, for those who have not been to Las Vegas,...
  24. Thread: Maclay Finals

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    Solid. I expect to see her in the callback!

    Solid. I expect to see her in the callback!
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    I work remotely on the West Coast for a...

    I work remotely on the West Coast for a non-profit based in New York City. I'm typically working by 7am and wrap around 4pm. I'm an early bird and I love having an early start to the evening.
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