tle -- thank you for all of the hard work collecting, collating, and reporting the results. It's been a lot of fun watching the points accumulate during the year -- I think the online access is a major improvement.
For next year, I've got another category of awards to suggest -- "Best" husband/wife eventing combination. I haven't the foggiest how to characterize "best," but after meeting Mr/Mrs Annika @ Team Challenge I realized how cool it would be to compete with your spouse. TeamCEO would probably be willing to sponsor it.
I'm from the Indpls area. Are you looking at Thistledown or Beulah? I've been to Beulah a couple of times without finding anything I wanted to take home, but have gotten a couple from Thistledown. That's no real reflection on Beulah, probably just the luck of the timing.
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LAZ... Laura got her 4yo last spring at Beulah. Cincy area has River Downs and is close to Turfway although I don't know what their season is. Beulah is just starting up. Thistledowns shuts down next month.
secretariat... if there's a way to determine the award (even if subjective), I'm all for it! IMHO, the more awards the better -- which is why I'm STILL contacting sponsors and looking into one or 2 special awards myself. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif
Annikak, I think I might have to second that "Dad" award... I don't think I've ever been prouder of him than last weekend at this tiny mini-trial when they turned up with too few volunteers. I was riding, but he stepped up to handle it for them no problem. The organizer turned to me and said, "Do you know how many of us would LOVE to steal your dad? He's great!" I might have to agree. I know that, had any of the big guys seen him at Radnor, they would have tried to steal him. And he's certainly a good hand at parking trailers for people at events!