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    WEF Photogrpahers

    Sorry to be a bother, but I am ordering some photos from WEF this year and just want to make sure that I see all of my options before purchasing. I know James Parker is only shooting book clients,...
  2. I agree with danceronice -- the equitation is...

    I agree with danceronice -- the equitation is meant to be a fielding ground for hunter and jumper riders, to develop as many as possible, so you don't want to limit that talent.

    Also, if you had...
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    :confused: To me, it makes sense to have them go...

    :confused: To me, it makes sense to have them go in reverse order of today's final standings because otherwise there would be no advantage to winning today.
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    :confused: Why should Maddy have been...

    :confused: Why should Maddy have been disqualified and not the child whose pony it was? I guarantee you Maddy did not go, "Hmmm, I think I'm going to go hop on that pony right now even though it's...
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    Except that the pony that placed fourth in the...

    Except that the pony that placed fourth in the O/F (Sportster) was tight at and DID swap at the exact same jump as Forrest ...

    video here:
    http://www.usefnetwork.com/

    Anyways, what's done is...
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    Okay guys, to me, a swap is not that big of a...

    Okay guys, to me, a swap is not that big of a deal compared to other mistakes. Forest was incredibly smooth until the last line. Yes, he swapped and got to the two-stride a little early. However, he...
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    Honestly, if all it took to win Maclay finals was...

    Honestly, if all it took to win Maclay finals was for the parents to pay the production costs of a TV show, there would be way more seasons of Road to the Maclay! There are enough kids with parents...
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but for Junior...

    Maybe I'm missing something, but for Junior Jumpers wouldn't only money won in the Junior Jumpers (not Low Junior Jumpers) count? Just curious because looking at the qualifying list I saw a few names...
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    I have no personal experience with the EAP but...

    I have no personal experience with the EAP but have read a lot about it and know people that have done it. First off, a huge congrats to all those who made it through to the end -- I know that a lot...
  10. Off of the top of my head ... Hunters: Lyle...

    Off of the top of my head ...
    Hunters:
    Lyle
    Red Panda
    Ovation
    Bolero
    Vibe (RIP)
    World Time

    Jumpers:
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    He had a minor injury during the trials so did...

    He had a minor injury during the trials so did not finish them. After having a few weeks off, he won second in the GP during Week 10 I think and then got a low ribbon in the $500,000 class, if I'm...
  12. I have seen both scenarios: First, a girl was...

    I have seen both scenarios:
    First, a girl was headed at a jump when the lightweight planks blew down. They buzzed, reset, and 'started from where she was.' She ended up winning the class (Time First...
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    I understand, but in this thread, it was being...

    I understand, but in this thread, it was being discussed "what's best for the sport" and, Children/Adult Jumpers would probably be "money in the bank" without $20,000 being thrown at them. Once...
  14. Whenever I long for designer clothes or something...

    Whenever I long for designer clothes or something like that my mother's voice says: "Your nice clothes are in the barn eating hay."
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    There's a little bit of both Saturday night and...

    There's a little bit of both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon competition. If you look at the prize list, you can see the schedules for each week but here's a basic summary:

    Week 2 (next week):...
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    I found this very interesting so did a little...

    I found this very interesting so did a little research. Also, I would like to say that both are great shows with stiff competition. WEF is my personal preference, but Ocala is also great and a nice...
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    I've always felt like HITS is more of a regular...

    I've always felt like HITS is more of a regular horse show while WEF is an experience in and of iself. In my opinion, anyway, even though the footing at WEF wasn't perfect last year, it was still...
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    I 'know' a couple horses that did the first years...

    I 'know' a couple horses that did the first years this year.
    One was nine because he had been doing the adults before my trainer's client bought him and the people who had him never saw a reason to...
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    WEF doesn't start until January. However, looking...

    WEF doesn't start until January. However, looking at ESP's website there is a "C" rated show this weekend but then an "AA" rated show the week of Thanksgiving. You would see better rides, horses, and...
  20. I agree with the others that picking up the phone...

    I agree with the others that picking up the phone is the best option. My mother always told me if you can't decide whether or not to call someone because you're worried about what they might...
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    I think there are plenty of examples of people...

    I think there are plenty of examples of people pulling through. Kaitlin Campbell had investment ponies when she was a kid but hasn't really owned her own horse for a long time. She still won Gold at...
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    I second supershorty in the feeling that choosing...

    I second supershorty in the feeling that choosing not to compete in a major equitation final after you've won it (if it was even a choice) would demonstrate good sportsmanship. I'm not saying that it...
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    If budget is an issue, maybe wait a season and go...

    If budget is an issue, maybe wait a season and go to closer-to-home big shows, like Quack said. However, if you can go to Florida, go running! And really the only advice I would have is don't worry!...
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    Just want to point something out. According to...

    Just want to point something out. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), eating disorders are NOT a choice and are seen across all socioeconomic standings. The rich, white...
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    You said 'top' so I'm talking big eq finals. Don...

    You said 'top' so I'm talking big eq finals. Don Stewart is great. He is in Ocala and does the HITS shows there in the winter. He's hilarious and gives morning lessons at shows so you would be able...
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