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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone else going to the Tb Celebration show this weekend in Va??

    I am very excited to be bringing both of my boys down and I was curious if any other COTH'ers would be there??

    ~Emily
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    Where in VA? Probably not though, since this is the first I've heard of it.
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    Okay, I'm mad (at Emily ).....I go to Upperville & you come to Lexington! Darn it!!!!!
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    VB.....

    I have been eyeballing this show FOREVER!!! But we had to get Petey up to cantering 2'7" courses in just 4 months off the track. So it was definitely on the calendar in pencil with a huge line of question marks after it.

    But Petey is a wonder and has gotten solid at 2'7 courses and even if he's still a little green, who cares. $12 a class. NO federation fees and all that junk. We were given vouchers for free stabling from our all TB show this past weekend, so no stall fees, and they have an opportunity for me to do 3 classes for both him and Lad at the right heights on a weekend.

    You and I both know that by being a declared pro with a full time office job that I am so stuck up here. Even if I could get out on a Friday, which I can't, I'd get to do 2 classes with Lad. And then be out. Level 3-5 are mostly done on Thurs and fri with like 1 class on a Saturday. AND it costs a fortune.

    Petey is much easier being a 2'6" ish horse. But Lad's competitions are much harder to come by!

    To compare: At Upperville they had nothing for Petey, but if I did toss him in the 3'3" classes he and Lad would have to show tomorrow and Weds. Not happening plus it would cost (w/out stabling) $329.

    Thanks no. I'll be in lexington if y'all wanna come watch.

    Oh but hey VB.... Spending Friday night at Erika's in Culpeper.

    Find me then maybe???

    ~Em
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    I am going!!!! Its one of my favorite shows!!! Ill be heading down Thursday night even though my boy doesn't show till Saturday. A big group of us are in barn 7!

    arabhorse2 - The show is held at the Virginia Horse Center! It happens three times a year (otherwise known as the triple crown series). The next show is Nov 2-4. Its a great show and very laidback with a lot of supporting individuals. We also raise money for After the Finish Line so they can save more horses from the track that would otherwise have a sad ending. Its a lot of fun, and with a potential triple crown at the Belmont this year, I have a feeling it will be lots of fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl



    Oh but hey VB.... Spending Friday night at Erika's in Culpeper.

    Find me then maybe??? ~Em
    I'll be at Upperville Thursday - Sunday so come on by! My daughter (Flying Swap on here) will be at the show, Thursday - Sunday showing and braiding. I'll have her find YOU!

    *edited to add- Thank you for supporting that show! It's awesome!!! You will really, really love it. They are beyond good to the exhibitors and horses. I will be at the one in November for The Clothes Horse.
    Last edited by VirginiaBred; Jun. 4, 2012 at 08:29 PM.
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    We will be there too - DD did a couple of the hacks for another trainer at the last show and said it was such a fun show that she wanted to take her boy the next time.

    We have a stall in Barn 7 but might just be using it for a tack/potty stall - he only has 2 classes Friday morning, 2 on Saturday morning and then the last 2 on Sunday afternoon and we don't live too far away so we will probably take him home so he can have his turn out.



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    Yea well.... it sucks to miss out but this is the level we need.

    Hard to find the elusive 3'7" stuff for Lad. And all the better to be unrecognized and competing against TB's! Woo Hoo.

    ~Em
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    YESSSSS I'll be there, along with 3 others from my barn!!! It's a wonderful show! Well run, good competition, and a lot of fun for exhibitors. This will be my second time attending and I can't wait to go back. And I'm coming from Chester county as well, Emily

    Sasha- see you there! I'm hoping we made it into barn 7 again this year and will be near you guys.



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    Quote Originally Posted by I'dRatherBRiding View Post
    YESSSSS I'll be there, along with 3 others from my barn!!! It's a wonderful show! Well run, good competition, and a lot of fun for exhibitors. This will be my second time attending and I can't wait to go back. And I'm coming from Chester county as well, Emily

    Sasha- see you there! I'm hoping we made it into barn 7 again this year and will be near you guys.
    We are in our usual spot! Wont be able to miss us!!!

    See everyone there!!
    Forrest Gump, 15, OTTB
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    Oh and sidenote.... this is the bf's first away show with me.

    I think he's afraid I am going to turn him into the totally overworked groom. LOL.

    As anal and controlling as I am about my guys, he'll be lucky to lead them around while I clean stalls. LOL.

    Although he does drive the truck and trailer very well... so I did "assign" him that task. LOL

    ~Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



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    Well, TB Celebration will be a nice showcation for you two then! Even though it's a 3 day show, I think you will find the atmosphere more relaxing and enjoyable than a 3 day rated show would be, and hopefully the crazy in you won't creep out



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    Yep! 10 from my farm
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    Wow....

    So do we have some sort of COTH get together on Saturday???? Would be fun!

    Em
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



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    I'll be there with my boy Frankly My Dear! We're in Barn 7 with the green Otteridge Farm drapes. Can't miss us! Come say hi!!

    And WELCOME!! So glad you're joining this fantastic show series. It's a remarkable and FUN, FUN weekend.
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    Can I just say I "chatted" with Krista last night for over 35 mins. I am so much more psyched to come.

    I would leave now if I could...seriously.


    We do have a few last minute hiccups to get over here before we hit the road though (No dog sitter at present for the 3 mutts.... hmm.. maybe we'll give them a Lord of the Flies weekend. Lad of course lost a shoe yesterday, it's going back on today, get health certificate. And we did manange to pull Petey's mane....just.)

    I can't wait to meet everyone in person. We'll be arriving on the grounds Sat after spending the night in Culpeper with my friend Friday. (It was a good stopping point)

    We have no drapes but exciting we do have 2 chairs to plunk down in front of the stalls.!!! There's our decoration.... and no they don't match. LOL. Oh and I was told I would be in barn 8. Which I am good with. I think Petey will do well with the quiet barn.

    ~Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    Can I just say I "chatted" with Krista last night for over 35 mins. I am so much more psyched to come.

    I would leave now if I could...seriously.


    We do have a few last minute hiccups to get over here before we hit the road though (No dog sitter at present for the 3 mutts.... hmm.. maybe we'll give them a Lord of the Flies weekend. Lad of course lost a shoe yesterday, it's going back on today, get health certificate. And we did manange to pull Petey's mane....just.)

    I can't wait to meet everyone in person. We'll be arriving on the grounds Sat after spending the night in Culpeper with my friend Friday. (It was a good stopping point)

    We have no drapes but exciting we do have 2 chairs to plunk down in front of the stalls.!!! There's our decoration.... and no they don't match. LOL. Oh and I was told I would be in barn 8. Which I am good with. I think Petey will do well with the quiet barn.

    ~Emily
    Yay! My dogs are actually coming with me since I have no sitter, so it should be interesting. But they are good girls. If you had to bring them with you, I know most hotels in the area allow them.

    Forrest and I are packed and ready to go, I'm with you I would leave right now. But considering I just started currenty job Friday they havent quite gotten the chance to understand my horse crazy self!

    We are in Barn 7 with Katie and Krista as well! We dont have any drapes either, but we're not a group that can be missed either! ha

    See everyone this weekend!
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    Yea bringing them with might be a tad much.

    This is kind of a romantic Show-cation. (LOL.. if I can control the anal show side of me) So I am trying to escape the "kids" as much as give John a break from them too. He loves them but he'd like a night or two without canine farts drifting up to his nose while lying in bed. Ha ha ha.

    If he had his way the dogs would not be in the bedroom. I explained that was not an option.

    Schooling the boys tonight and seeing if they have their game faces on.

    ~Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



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    Emily ~ go meet my daughter!!! (Flying Swap)
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    We're packed and ready (I was there all day yesterday decorating the mezzanine with Krista and setting up our stalls and tack room!!) and Frank and I cannot WAIT to bust outta here in the morning!! We'll be doing the Pimlico Hunters and the Churchill Jumpers, the model and the handy. CAN'T WAIT!!
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