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    I have been humping hundreds of bales of hay and...

    I have been humping hundreds of bales of hay and just checked back .... you people need to eat better or go watch a movie or knock off a bottle of wine or do some hard work or something....get a...
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    Can the very first sentence I wrote as OP be...

    Can the very first sentence I wrote as OP be re-read PLEASE.
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    Pan Ams - Gold and all that means

    I know there will be pages of negative but doggone it, can we just be excited to see our riders at the top of the podium step, and wearing gold medals around their necks in the victory gallop?
    These...
  4. ^^^^^^^^ I am going to copy and print that,...

    ^^^^^^^^

    I am going to copy and print that, excellent!!!
  5. This is sort of an annual thread with same sort...

    This is sort of an annual thread with same sort of griping, replying, examples, personal experience, drag the ULR's in there somehow, and bash a few classes of people...and the constructive ideas...
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    Folks I am posting this link here - all...

    Folks I am posting this link here - all information was posted at EN this week. Feel free to read through and help if you can with the jumps, the sale items or by simply volunteering at your local...
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    In addition to Bonnie's sale, EN was kind enough...

    In addition to Bonnie's sale, EN was kind enough to do a roundup for us of all the Seema things going on. You can help sponsor jumps at both Plantation and Fair Hill this fall - and also the building...
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    Date was my concern also. They said it would be...

    Date was my concern also.
    They said it would be "late summer". Wonder what that means. Currently the AEC is late September, so I am thinking they will move it to August. Guessing.
    If so, we are...
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    "Unauthorized assistance" is probably the worst...

    "Unauthorized assistance" is probably the worst rule in eventing, because of its chilling effect in doing this very thing - making people afraid to speak up! Dumb rule, needs rewriting.

    But to...
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    Thanks to everyone. I think this is the plan:...

    Thanks to everyone.

    I think this is the plan:

    Our group will sponsor a jump on the Plantation course (International, Sept.)
    Our group will sponsor a jump on the Fair Hill International course...
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    Memorializing Seema

    Hi folks - in response to the suggestion that not everyone who cares is on Facebook (which is where this idea generated) I am posting it here.
    A few of us who were friends and acquaintances of Seema...
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    I would love to see this be an ANNUAL thing at...

    I would love to see this be an ANNUAL thing at the Plantation June horse trials! Could we do that? Make it The. Most. Purple. Event. Ever. ? :)
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    There are many good horses. There are many...

    There are many good horses. There are many excellent horses.
    But this one is a GREAT horse.

    There are hardly any GREAT horses. The Triple Crown has always been a measure of greatness; that is why...
  14. A few thoughts. 2'11" is a hefty drop. You may...

    A few thoughts.
    2'11" is a hefty drop.
    You may want to scale one side down, so that you have clear drop-offs starting at 18 inches or so, that gradually increases to about 2'-2'3", then your...
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    I think there may be some purple ribbon and...

    I think there may be some purple ribbon and scissors for anyone who doesn't have a shirt or something.....just look for it....please if you are not near Plantation Field Horse Trials, or aren't...
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    Faybe and others: Thank you, thank you for all...

    Faybe and others:

    Thank you, thank you for all you are doing.

    We are so blessed to have known someone who pulled us all together in such a great way. There are so many good ideas and people -...
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    I know. I spent a good bit of time with her that...

    I know. I spent a good bit of time with her that morning due to the rain...and took her picture when she was giving me a big smile. What a great gift!

    I understand there are several folks...
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    Whatever anyone wants to do with the volunteer...

    Whatever anyone wants to do with the volunteer encouragement, I will help. Let me know.
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    Reading all the posts and can't stop...

    Reading all the posts and can't stop you-know-whatting....doesn't help that she was at the same town, and in the same place, my mother also passed away, and my heart is with her family and Henry.

    ...
  20. Some cautions: Be very cautious about using...

    Some cautions:

    Be very cautious about using staples, plastic that tears, or rope, or other such temporary stuff as stall doors. I have shown horses for many, many years, and there is always an...
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    I loved Surefire, it was a great event to compete...

    I loved Surefire, it was a great event to compete in. I think I went twice. Rugby won an embroidered saddle pad which I never used, and hung in the tack room; when he died, I buried it with him....
  22. Poll: As a point of clarification: Course designers...

    As a point of clarification:
    Course designers are not course decorators. The designer, in my experience, works with the organizers and sponsors as well as with the general type of event, spectators,...
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    Looks to me like the snap is upside down. I think...

    Looks to me like the snap is upside down. I think the snap was attached to the breastplate/breastcollar/martingale piece of tack.

    I've used a lot of snaps in tacking up all sorts of horses...
  24. Sky Classic is the damsire of my Nice Guy. ...

    Sky Classic is the damsire of my Nice Guy.

    Dances With Ravens is the sire of my hunt's 2015 TIP Awarded best Green Field Hunter of the year, Afternoon Treat. Both big rangy horses with big stride...
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    Most of the eventers in central area of the...

    Most of the eventers in central area of the Delmarva peninsula have their own places and there aren't any barns that I know of with eventing trainers in Delaware any more.

    Glendale in Easton has a...
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