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    Default I Doubt Any CotHers Arrived at a Dressage Show Like This!

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


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    I used to trail ride my pony to pony club rallies and ratings - through Hartford Acres, for you Western PA-ers. It was a good 5+ miles one way, and we did cross creeks.


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    In hunterland, T. Whitehead has been known to show up at Old Salem by trail riding over the river and through the woods and across Baxter Road.


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    On my old eventer, I used to hack 7 miles to a jumper show down a two lane road, compete, rest him for an hour or two, then hack back (toting our ...ahem...loot). He was ready to go prelim/intermediate, so a walk/trot hack of that length didn't bother him much.

    I have hacked to a dressage show (about 30 mins) and crossed a creek in the process, but it was only fetlock deep, maybe knee deep on occasion. LOL!


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    That's dedication!



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    Quote Originally Posted by LEL View Post
    I used to trail ride my pony to pony club rallies and ratings - through Hartford Acres, for you Western PA-ers. It was a good 5+ miles one way, and we did cross creeks.

    Do you mean Hartwood Acres? If so, were you in Harts Run PC? Just curious.



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    No, but I've seen ladies riding to the shows at Hansen Dam on the streets and under the freeway. Takes a different kind of dedication.


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    "I Doubt Any CotHers Arrived at a Dressage Show Like This!"

    I doubt many riders anywhere are lucky enough to hack to any kind of a show.


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    I did once hack my Children's Hunter about 4 miles down the road to a rated show...on a very busy road...with my trainer meeting me there in her car. Then we hacked home afterward. The mare was game and really seemed to enjoy it (plus she did very well at the show).
    But this rider looks like she had more fun and I only wish this were possible in more areas!
    "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique


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    Me, I have USed to often hack to local(ish) shows in ye olden days, not done it though for 3-4 years.


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    Not a show, but I remember when the farm I was working at was cut off from the main road by a flooded creek and we had to swim the gallopers across it to get them to the races!


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    That's the Cross Country phase of dressage!
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    Not a show, but I remember when the farm I was working at was cut off from the main road by a flooded creek and we had to swim the gallopers across it to get them to the races!



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    I used to hack over for lessons at this one place and it wasnt far but people would say "Are you the crazy lady on that tall gelding riding down the road?!" LOL
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    Mr P did me the "favor" of cleaning out my mobile tack trunk aka car just before a lesson with Maj Beale. I drove out to my parents house intending to tack up my old eventing pony and hack down to Southdown.

    Only to discover my girth was missing.

    My mother drove to my house for the girth while I rode the 2 miles down Walker Rd to Southdown bareback.

    Maj Beale was impressed
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    As children, we routinely hacked to our hunter shows, about 45 minutes riding time away - faster if we were hacking home and it was poring rain. Friends would sit on the tail gate of their station wagon and lead the horses to the same show grounds. We rode to the start of hunts and to local events when they were near by.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alternate_universe View Post
    Do you mean Hartwood Acres? If so, were you in Harts Run PC? Just curious.
    Yes and yes. I boarded at FoxHills so I could walk across the street and be on the Hartwood trails.



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    If they'd had a river I'd have qualified. As it was I hacked through subdivisions and a small shopping center, a couple of miles down to the local Horseman's club arena, and once I did go to compete at a dressage show.
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    Someone needs to research the British dressage entry that was ridden from England to Rome for the 1960 Olympics.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by not again View Post
    Someone needs to research the British dressage entry that was ridden from England to Rome for the 1960 Olympics.....
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