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    Default Better Than Football!

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    drove past this today. I completely forgot it was the American Invitational or I would have picked up tickets. I think a couple of CoTHers were there.


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    I would think there is not enough money to get a football stadium manager to turn loose for a day and let other happen in their stadium but their sacred footbal especially horses.



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    Bluey,

    The 2005 Worlds Pairs Championships in Salzburg, Austria is in the Redbull Stadium where they have soccer matches.

    They laid about a foot of mattress stuffing on top of the proper footing then laid really fine sand with foam bits mixed it on top of that. It was a really bouncy and giving footing, the horses really took to it. The carriages sunk in a bit but the horses managed.

    And that was only for 2 days of use.



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    In Seoul 1988 they actually dug the water jump out of the stadium grass (they were more worried about the track), carted off the dirt in bags, to put it back after the stadium round. When Track continued, you could not even tell where it was.


    But football is much worse on the turf than the horses are.

    At least that way the damage gets spread around, past the hash marks!

    (but modern football/soccer fields have complicated innards, I am sure that can make it tricky for them to be used for jumping. Grass heaters - yes, it's a fact - for one)
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    Read the comments. "Great use for otherwise wasted space."
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Read the comments. "Great use for otherwise wasted space."
    LOL, like the 1984 Cross country course!
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    Do you not understand how asking "why now?" is EXACTLY part of the reason why assault victims feel silenced?



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