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  • Ralph Hill

    Anyone know what he is up to these days? has he made a recovery?

  • #2
    I hear he's doing quite well He's giving a clinic at Pine Hill in S. TX. 15-16Jan., and I'm really bummed that I won't be able to go
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


    • #3
      I took a clinic with him in October here in MD and he seemed very much just the way he was before the accident. Very insightful about the horses and still has a great eye


      • #4
        Ralph will be doing a clininc in Northern Illinois (west of Chicago) in March.
        Details at http://www.feathercreek.net/feathercreek/Welcome.html


        • #5
          erika, he is doing great. he was teaching here last year when i had more boarders. would love to have him back, just need more people to sign up for the lessons

          ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


          • Original Poster

            excellent! He apparently moved to a farm about 20 minutes from me here just north of Gainesville, I thought I would take up the opportunity to start riding with him since he is so close! Can anyone pm me email/phone number?


            • #7
              Ralph is the best!!! I learned more from lessons with him than I have from everyone else combined...you are so lucky to have him close by!!!
              No Trouble
              2/2/05 - 7/29/13
              Rest In Peace my quirky brave boy, I will love you forever.


              • #8
                I just watched him teach riders all afternoon on the cross country at Longwood- he looks great! So nice to see him back at it.


                • #9
                  WOW1 great news!

                  Such wonderful news! Please tell hm "Hi for me; "His recovery gives me hope
                  breeder of Mercury!

                  remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                  • #10
                    Erika, you really should go ride with him- he is great! Plus, you could get some dressage lessons from Andrew Harbison!
                    Fox Haven Farm, Inc.
                    Home of 2002 JC Registered stallion Artrageous

                    Artrageous has his own Facebook page!


                    • #11
                      Where about in Gainesville is he?


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TSHEventing
                        Linnea - I guess there has been some big time bad blood between ralph and Andrew..... I have no idea what happened, but I've heard from riders that Andrew has been explicitly telling people not to go anywhere near Ralph. There are two sides to every story. That is why he is not with them anymore, but I don't know the circumstances and this is just through the grapevine.

                        That being said, I also know that he is selling horse trailers full of equipment (tack, blankets, boots, shipping boots, etc.) if anyone is interested.

                        He is in Archer.
                        Unless you have heard something directly from Andrew YOURSELF, I suggest keeping the gossip to yourself.


                        • #13
                          TSH. What the hell? You start a thread asking what Ralph is doing these days, but apparently you already knew and wanted to spread gossip. You should be ashamed


                          • #14
                            Wow. Really? This forum is starting to be too much...
                            No Trouble
                            2/2/05 - 7/29/13
                            Rest In Peace my quirky brave boy, I will love you forever.


                            • Original Poster

                              merely stating that the connection there was lost. All I know is he moved away from Andrew close to me. My question on what he is doing is about his teaching status and healing process. As stated, two sides to every story.


                              • #16
                                Wow, I find that very hard to believe. Ralph and Andrew have been friends for YEARS.
                                Fox Haven Farm, Inc.
                                Home of 2002 JC Registered stallion Artrageous

                                Artrageous has his own Facebook page!


                                • #17
                                  wow, i find that hard to believe too, as said before they have been friends forever.i love them both, glad to hear ralph is close, guess i should give him a call
                                  p.s- andrew is a wonderful dressage teacher

                                  ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


                                  • #18
                                    I heard he was at Derek Petersen's Legacy Farms in Archer.

                                    I don't event anymore, but I have had clinics with Ralph in the past and he was the best..wouldn't hesitate to work with him now if I still evented...he is just a great horseman and person in general.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by foxhavenfarm View Post
                                      Erika, you really should go ride with him- he is great! Plus, you could get some dressage lessons from Andrew Harbison!
                                      Love Andrew!!!! He helped me start my mare and is an awesome person/rider, you are very fortunate to have them both so close!


                                      • #20
                                        So funny, I just met Ralph on Friday at Derek Petersen's barn. He was in great spirits, having "jumped five fences in a row!" for the first time since his accident. What a really nice guy and an inspiration to all of us!
                                        Let me apologize in advance.