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Who's going to Region 9 Championships?

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  • Who's going to Region 9 Championships?

    Who's going to Region 9 Championships? (Competitor/Spectator/Volunteer/Etc)???

  • #2
    i'll be there volunteering, grooming, and spectating. what about you?


    • #3
      I'll be there competing, volunteering and spectating! I'd love to meet any Cothers I don't already know.
      "There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it"


      • Original Poster

        I'm going to volunteer and watch as many rides as I can.
        Last edited by EssentialEQST; Nov. 5, 2007, 05:32 PM.


        • #5
          I would love to go but its just too far for me to drive right now with my busy schedule. Do you guys know if the Championships will ever be held in DFW or Austin area? It seems the Houston location is popular and HDS wins the bid every year.
          Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.


          • Original Poster

            GAIG will be in Oklahoma next year (2008). SWDC will be in Houston it's normal scheduled time.


            • #7
              interesting line-up

              Linda Zang “S” FEI “O”- Davidsonville, MD;
              Janet Brown-Foy “S” FEI “I” Colorado Springs, CO;
              Lois Yukins “S” FEI “I” Manchester, MA;
              Bill Solyntjes “S” Hamel MN;
              Barbara Ebner “S”Howell, NJ;
              Loris Henry “S”Fresno, CA;
              Jane Weatherwax “S” FEI “C” Escondido, CA;
              Debbie Riehl Rodriguez “S”, Golden, CO
              Jeanne McDonald “S” FEI “C” Downingtown, PA;
              Charlotte Bredahl Baker “S” Buellton, CA

              Technical Delegates:
              Nancy Holsing “R” Pennbrook Pines, Fl,
              Joyce Hardesty Coleman “R”Overland Park, KS
              Last edited by SGray; Oct. 4, 2007, 12:57 PM. Reason: formatting
              Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

              The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”


              • #8
                Qualified rides

                (without adding in Freestyle)

                GAIG has ~263 and SWDC ~429

                that's almost 700 rides that are strictly Championships (granted, not all will come to the show but I think that historically most do)

                assuming that each competitor wants to get their horse in the arena at least once per level before their Ch. ride.... it's alot of rides/judges/arenas/volunteers needed to put this on
                Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”


                • Original Poster

                  Very true SGray... I'm on call all week of championships, which I'm BEGGING my shift opposite to chop-chop on the orientation.

                  GAH Sunday of Championships I will have been engaged for one year... FI proposed last championships during the Saturday night dinner and fun freestyles


                  • #10
                    since you're not doing it this year, perhaps you should marry at the '08s
                    Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                    The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GreekDressageQueen View Post
                      I would love to go but its just too far for me to drive right now with my busy schedule. Do you guys know if the Championships will ever be held in DFW or Austin area? It seems the Houston location is popular and HDS wins the bid every year.
                      not so much the Houston location as the Great Southwest facility and all the close-by hotels I think

                      also, HDS has historically been one of (if not the) the largest GMOs in region and they are fairly good at getting the workers out for the show

                      and of course, in recent years there have been workers from all over the Region - and thank goodness
                      Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                      The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”


                      • #12
                        i would love to meet the other people on this as well! i always enjoy making new horse friends!! too bad i don't have a COTH tee-shirt to stand out, haha. but i will be scribing and helping to put together the indoor arenas. since i live only about 10mins away i will probably be out there every day doing something! good luck to anyone that is riding in it!!!


                        • #13
                          I'll be there!
                          Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation


                          • #14
                            Hi guys!! I'm coming down from KS (approx 15 hours). I'll be meeting a friend in Oklahoma City and driving down with her over two days. Yes I live in Region 4, but I show primarily in OK and some in Northern TX. Love to meet some of you!!


                            • #15
                              I have an OLLLLD COTH shirt, maybe we can figure out another way to meet up one day and introduce ourselves. Sounds like there will be several of us!
                              "There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it"


                              • #16
                                I'll be the USDF rep there and easy to find. I don't wear a straw hat in "real life" but will there so my hair is controllable for photos. I enjoyed the facilities last year and think they may be using the new arena that was used by a reining show last year same time. Yes, next year in OK. I imagine the new facility being built up north (west of Dallas I think) will apply at some point. Wonder how far along they are?


                                • #17
                                  I will try to be there the Thursday and Friday, but am going to CA at the weekend with a client to look at horses. I think.
                                  In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                                  A life lived by example, done too soon.


                                  • #18
                                    I'll be there!

                                    I'll be the one trying to find Mariequi! We're showing AA, 2nd and 3rd. Hey M, when will you get there?


                                    • #19
                                      Some Times Posted

                                      I'll be there competing in my first regional championships! Some of the times have been posted!
                                      Thanks in advance to all the workers and volunteers!


                                      • #20
                                        Hey there. Sorry just went from Region 7 to Region 3 (still there). I'm getting into Katy 10/31 (what day is that??)