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    Default "Old" Show jumpers

    Watching some old youtube videos and got me thinking...

    How often do we see horses competing at grand prix level that are "aged"?

    I know it was more common in the 90's to see the older horses (ie. For The Moment) in the open level competition. Oldest one Ive seen recently is 18.



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    Mine is 17 and just jumped clear in the welcome stake classes in Vermont. She also did the Grand Prix, but had 2 rails because I'm a cottonheaded ninnymuggins sometimes.


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    Supershorty - yours is TB right? My old childrens hunter (3') was TB and did his last show at nearly 28 years old. Seems the good ones go a loooong time. He was no grand prix horse though



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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
    Supershorty - yours is TB right?
    Indeed. I believe in VT, she was not only the lone TB in the GP, but she was also the oldest AND the smallest horse in there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    Indeed. I believe in VT, she was not only the lone TB in the GP, but she was also the oldest AND the smallest horse in there.
    No wonder she has her own fan club!


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    And somehow, I find it hard to believe that you would qualify as a "cottonhead"....didnt you bring this one up the ranks yourself? Congrats on everything you have done with her. I remember the Practical Horseman article...same mare, right?
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    Must go look for pictures now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    And somehow, I find it hard to believe that you would qualify as a "cottonhead"....didnt you bring this one up the ranks yourself? Congrats on everything you have done with her. I remember the Practical Horseman article...same mare, right?
    You're too nice to me! I certainly have my ninnymuggin moments! Yes, she was featured in PH Actually, ProEquest just interviewed me up in Vermont, as they are doing an article on her now... I'm so lucky to have such a great horse and such a great team behind us!!


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    Isn't Flexible 17 this year?

    And seriously Supershorty...if I could ride half as well as you being a "ninnymuggins" I think I would count myself lucky. You will have the post the article on your girl when it shows up. You guys are such a great team!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KateKat View Post
    Isn't Flexible 17 this year?

    And seriously Supershorty...if I could ride half as well as you being a "ninnymuggins" I think I would count myself lucky. You will have the post the article on your girl when it shows up. You guys are such a great team!
    Amen!
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    Also 17 this year is Chianto who was second in the million dollar GP at HITS Thermal with John Pierce, plus wins at other GPs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    ...because I'm a cottonheaded ninnymuggins sometimes...
    Now now....(pat pat) ;-)



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    I believe Sapphire was 17 when she retired. Itot du Chateau is also 17. Lenamore was 20 at the Olympics. (Evening, though.)
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    ^ I would think Authentic had to be around the same age as Sapphire, since they had both done the Olympics twice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    Must go look for pictures now
    Just got this one from Piper Klemm for ProEquest... maybe I need to make a 1.50m hunter division?


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    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    Just got this one from Piper Klemm for ProEquest... maybe I need to make a 1.50m hunter division?
    Nice!



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    Default 2013 Hamburg Derby winner is 19 years old

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    Wow. That is quite a course. That bank looked like they were jumping off a cliff.

    I couldn't understand the interview with the winning rider, but I hope he was saying, "My horse was an absolutely unbelievable superstar!!!" Or words to that effect.



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    I love watching videos of the Hamburg Derby. Such a cool course!
    Thanks for sharing that video and I agree, great horse!



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