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  1. #1
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    Smile Oh my, can you say paradise?

    Check out the virtual tour of this place in Wellington: http://www.wellingtontrainingclub.com/virtual_tour.asp

    It says the Maddens are involved in the development. Looks amazing!
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    drool... That place is amazing...
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    Wow! Wow! WOW! I really can't think of anything coherent other than WOW!



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    Wow
    I would kill to live there.
    I wonder how much.... I have to email and ask, seriously its going to bother me. Lol.I will let you guys know, I going with the min amount of acerage, hey its ok to dream right?

    These type of communities are around but never have I seen one so high class tailored to the competative horse and rider.
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    Aren't we supposed to be in a recession?



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    Wow. Wonder if there will be a trainer. The only thing I would worry about is a bunch of self entitled millionaires thinking they have the right to just jump, jump, jump when my little millionaire self was trying to take a lesson. I couldn't really get a feel for how the training aspect of it would work. That said, as soon as I cash my Mega Millions check, I'll be looking into it.



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    I wish that I could be made into a cartoon and live there! That video is amazing. Maybe we could all pool our money together and buy a lot and put tents on it. We could really class up the place.



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    DADDY OPEN YOUR WALLET....NOW!!!!



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    that's my new happy place- especially the palm trees and grass- oh to be warm again



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    Yes, we could chip in for a lot, build a barn and some turn-outs and then just park and live in our tents and rv's! What, that's not allowed?

    I'm sure the lots are millions, haven't asked though. I don't think there will be one trainer, I think each person will build their own barn and they would then have their own trainer come over and teach them in one of the 9 different arenas/riding parks! Sounds like lots of space!

    I love how many bridle paths there are, it just seems so heavenly to hack a few miles over to the arena, jump around a little, and hack back. No busy roads to cross, rocky or treacherous footing, llamas to pass, etc. If I heard right, you can even park your horse under one of the many gazebos if you get too hot or tired and have a glass of lemonade or something!
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    HOLY S%!&. That is crazy!



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    I've got to be honest - it leaves me cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsteiner jumper View Post
    Aren't we supposed to be in a recession?
    my thoughts too!

    Very pretty place, although I don't think I'd be comfortable. TOO pretty.
    Life is hard. After all, it kills you. - K. Hepburn



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    So many things to spook at!

    Very lovely but doesn't seem to natural, I'd miss my hills.



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    Maybe it's just me but does that mean every lot will have some form of barn, be it one or two stalls as a run-in or a big center-barn aisle? I wonder if they have rules about what you could build on each lot...
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    Yeah, I don't think they'd appreciate me trying to jump their perfectly manicured hedges
    It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw.



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    Default WOW!!!

    It's like a golf course you can actually RIDE ON!!!
    Sweet!!!



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    Sorry, but I think it is an overpriced joke as a training center. O.K. as a residential development.

    No resident trainers, because there are no commerical barns...

    A bunch of houses on 2-10 acre lots, everyone hacking to the arenas?

    Maybe it is just me, but I wouldn't want to hack 20 minutes each way to an arena every time I wanted to ride.

    Without trainers in control of the arenas, it is just a free-for-all. I've been at a facility with a huge covered arena shared by multiple trainers, each with their own outdoor arena - the indoor gets small very quickly when there are a lot of horses at once.

    I don't understand how they can talk about developing future champions in a such a situation. If they were going to build barns with the facilities, but not just arenas and a club house...



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    It reminds me of a massive version of the Quito Golf and Tennis club I boarded at when I lived in Ecuador. Except here you can ride on the "golf course" LOL. Except in Ecuador I could take as many lessons as I wanted for the equivilant of $100 USD a week, I boarded 3 horses for less than $900 a month (and that included ALL services - tacking, untacking, bringing my horses to the ring so that I didn't have to walk back up to the stable, cleaning tack, packing myself/my horses for competitions, etc., etc. etc.). I'm thinking you'd have to add a few zeros on to that price tag to get the same service at this club!!
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    Who cleans all the manure from those miles of bridle trails? Notice they don't include that in their animation
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