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Dressage at Lexington?

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  • Dressage at Lexington?

    Anyone going, showing? I am so excited, I look forward to this show every year, especially the sporthorse auction! I have my eye on one particularly nice mare....

  • #2
    Great show. It looks like the aweful heat will be finished by this weekend. Have fun!


    • #3
      Whoa...do they ever do ponies in the auction???? Is it too late to sign up ;-) ? Is this new? I did DAL a few times probably 6-8 ys ago and I don't remember any auction


      • #4
        I'm going! Just to watch. Can't wait!


        • #5
          Team Sprieser will be there - 8 horses, from Training Level to Grand Prix. Whew!
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          • #6
            I'll be there!!!! My horse and my first show in two and half years, and our debut at 3rd. We've had a rough go of it with injuries, and it'd be a miracle to get my last scores for my Bronze here.


            • #7
              Will be out covering for Dressage Daily, and competing.
              It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"


              • #8
                I'll be there, competing 3 horses, and bugging Team Sprieser.


                • #9
                  Looking Glass Farm will be there with 7, 5 showing and 1 for the auction (yipe - never done an auction before!). Hope the forecast is accurate and the heat lets up for the weekend!

                  Auction sign up ended maybe 2 weeks ago but I'm sure a sport pony type would have been accepted.



                  • #10
                    I'll be leaving first thing in the morning. I love Lexington can't wait to see everyone there.


                    • Original Poster

                      I'm so excited, looks like the weather really will break for us, 77 on Saturday! I have seen ponies in the auction before, would be nice to see some more sport pony entries. Ok, so now I have my eye on two nice mares...lol ****note to self...leave the checkbook at home*** Good luck everyone, see you there!


                      • #12
                        Did anyone happen to hear how the sale went? Results? Quality of horses?


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Picturesque View Post
                          Did anyone happen to hear how the sale went? Results? Quality of horses?
                          Bump...are the auction results available anywhere yet?
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                          • #14
                            Any idea why there were so many scratches? I wasn't there.


                            • #15
                              Don't know about the rest of the scratches but have to brag on my friend Tempichange. She got her bronze , so she didn't need the 4th ride.


                              • #16
                                My guess on the scratches was that if people rode well, and got the scores they needed, then they scratched the last ride in order to get out of there early.

                                I also heard that there was just some bad luck on the part of some riders who had horses come up lame before the show, and scratched for that reason.
                                Here Be Dragons: My blog about venturing beyond the lower levels as a dressage amateur.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Not sure about the scratches either, it was AMAZINGLY nice weather

                                  The auction went relatively well I thought, I was surprised at a few that didn't well but I think the fact that the online bidding went down hurt some sellers. We sold 1 of 3 but have some interest in the other 2 from people that looked later and we bought 1! I think Professional Auction generally gets thier results up online within a week.

                                  Had a good show as well, it was nice seeing everyone there!


                                  • #18
                                    After having such a hot week leading up, it was so wonderful to have the weather cooperate so nicely.

                                    I know of two folks that had to scratch their rides due to lameness.

                                    I couldn't stay for the auction, but I heard the lovely Rosenthal mare went for 40, and two of the others went for 29, but that's all I heard about (or that I recall).

                                    Very nice show. It did seem to me that entries were down this year.
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                                    • #19
                                      PAS doesn't have a good record for getting sales results up this year. Only 1 sale from Jan listed so far....


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Ginger View Post
                                        Don't know about the rest of the scratches but have to brag on my friend Tempichange. She got her bronze , so she didn't need the 4th ride.
                                        Oi you're too nice. Credit definitely goes to the pony and the team behind us.
                                        Last edited by tempichange; Jul. 18, 2011, 03:12 PM. Reason: Credit:)
                                        It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"