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    It seems to me that the horse shows of the 70s were a lot more fun. Memory is always that way. My favorite horse show was Cape Cod. The first few years, it was very competitive, but not huge. Much like Lake Placid around the same time. We were finished showing early, and a guarenteed good time was had from about 5:00 PM unti early the next morning. I know you all have some amazing tales to tell about our misspent youth. Have at it. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...s/winkgrin.gif
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    Cape Cod for the clambake!! ...and Lake Placid..and Chagrin Falls...and Devon..and...Oh jeez, every show was a blast back then..each had it's own distinct character. I loved them all!!!!!
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    Don't forget the shows out on Long Island...almost every one of them had a great Exhibitors party...some were even on the beach http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

    Devon and Ox Ridge were always fun shows too.
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    I have to mention the Portable Horse Shows in PA. They were always fun http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    Devon, Ox Ridge, Ludwigs Corner, the old Maryland Pony Show, Quentin Riding Club, great nite classes. Same with Devon.. Loved the fair. Keswick, a class act always. They were fun, exhibitor parties, people watching and cheering. Yikes remember the night they took Benny O'Meara's leading rider sash away at Devon? Man that was some class that night. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/yes.gif



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    I'm originally from the midwest and I have two favorites from the late '70's.....The first being the old Grant's Farm show. I just loved going to that show. The parties were the best in the big beautiful Carriage Houses with all the carriages and CLydes. I don't remeber much....short term memory loss....but I do remember it fondly.

    The other show I loved and I can't say it was the prettiest place but I always had a blast when I went was the old Indiana State Fair Grounds show. They always had the best prize money and just being in that huge scarey colliseum just made it feel so special.

    I also remember...I think it was called the Wisconsin National? I went a couple of years and loved it then the last year I went it rained and was the biggest mud hole that I was glad to never go back.
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    In NJ back in the 70's there was a show that was a big deal at the time called "Jr. Essex Troop." Don't think it still exists. I remember going there several years. It was a multi-day A show put on by something military oriented, or at least there were teams of young men on horses dressed like they were in some mounted troop. Anyway, they had a wild class where 3 riders rode together over an "old style" hunt course (on a hill, permanent jumps including a bank and a bridge) and completed the last fence simultaneously. Different area barns had teams. I can't find anyone else who remembers this, so maybe I made it up in a dream.



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    Newport Jumping Derby!!!!!! Do you guys remember the original and truly insane Denim and Diamonds parties? Way too much F-U-N.



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    The shows I attended in the '70's were soooo far out in the country you would not have seen a traffic light for 100 miles.
    But we had rust breeches...
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    The only shows I went to in the 70s in NY were at Catamount Hunt club in Suffern NY and I groomed at a show at Harry Deleyer's.

    In S. Florida, I had a great time at a three day show at the Pompano Harness track. I recently have come in contact with old farts like myself who also showed there. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif
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    Now I think its time to tell some stories http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif I had a "date" with a popular 70s judge. This after telling him at Farmington that to me, "you are like MacDonalds. I am one of the few Americans who hasn't been there, and I'm proud of it". Just seemed to fan the flames. Unfortunately, he was not feeling to well, and I did not want to leave him alone. I sat up in his room until his roommate came in (another well-known horse show personality) and then I had to explain my presence. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...ilies/uhoh.gif
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    Wishful, absolutely remember the Jr Essex Troop show. The troop was who put it on. Riding club for youngun's I believe. Not sure its gone, think maybe they still have it but not rated??



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    Originally posted by Centerline Aefvue Farm Spelling Master:
    The shows I attended in the '70's were soooo far out in the country you would not have seen a traffic light for 100 miles.
    But we had rust breeches...
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    WOW...rust breeches AND snow fence!! That must have been a real fun show, CL http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    PB!!! Shameless hussy!! Hey, Laurie P. maybe..Remember at The Garden one year, Carl Knee put one of the Ireland Teams' jumper riders on one of his horses in a working hunter class??? http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif A big ol' Irishmen..pretty famous..and we all laughed like loons during the whole trip?
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    WOW...rust britches AND snow fence!! That must have been a real fun show, CL
    Our club the HORSE-A-HOLICS raised money to buy that snow fence, and used it for years before we got something lighter.
    The 'unapproved' hunt cap on my son was mine - used to be my sisters and came from SAKS 5th Ave.
    How she manadged to find a hunt cap there is a mystery to me.



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    oh, the Garden! Heinrich Schnook!
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    Originally posted by Centerline Aefvue Farm Spelling Master:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">WOW...rust britches AND snow fence!! That must have been a real fun show, CL
    Our club the HORSE-A-HOLICS raised money to buy that snow fence, and used it for years before we got something lighter.
    The 'unapproved' hunt cap on my son was mine - used to be my sisters and came from SAKS 5th Ave.
    How she manadged to find a hunt cap there is a mystery to me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    The Garden also brings to mind very many amazing exhibitor parties. I particularly remember one at Maudie Frank's town house. Something funny about the brownies.
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    "You are now in a no smoking aeerea. By order of the New York State Fiyah Commissionah....
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    SAKS used to have a riding shop across the street from the main store
    Solves that mystery.
    Brownies! Did someone say brownies. Pass them over here, thankyou.



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