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  • Rolex-who's going?

    Who here is going to Rolex this year? I am going! It is my first time. I am getting in Thursday evening. Friday I figure I'll watch some dressage, walk the XC course and shop. Then I don't leave until Monday. Anyone interested in a COTH meeting? I'd love to put some names and faces together!

  • #2
    GOING!!

    Tuppysmom and I will both be there!!! My sister is riding, so we will be there for the duration-- let's schedule a get-together!!
    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
    Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
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    • #3
      I am!!!!!!!

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      • #4
        I'll be there, grooming for a friend.
        2016 RRP Makeover Competitor www.EnviousBid.com

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        • #5
          im going saturday but coming to ky on friday to barn hunt and possibly shop!
          MIDWAY SOCCER 08' First Season!!!!!!

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          • #6
            This is year 5 or 6 for me. We go down on Thursday. Friday we watch some dressage, do a little shopping and then head to Keeneland.

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            • #7
              Leaving EARLY Friday to catch the tail-end of dressage and do some shopping, then will be there all day Saturday for XC (and more shopping). Probably leave Sunday after the jog-up.
              Click here before you buy.

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              • #8
                Maybe. Seems like my usual Rolex cohorts are all busy this year with other things, and I'm not sure I relish making the hike alone (not that driving through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky isn't exciting ) and it makes everything more expensive since the friends that are going (from a different area) already filled their hotel rooms. But it is an Olympic year...

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                • #9
                  Oh the magic word....ROLEX......I can't wait!!! I will be there!
                  http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/HECS04
                  Proud Member of The Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!!!

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                  • #10
                    Getting in Thursday afternoon and heading out Sunday evening. I'm anxious to see the changes to the venue. I think my first Rolex was in '02 and it is an Annual Trip for us now!

                    We missed '07 b/c we did (ok, not actually DID...just attended) the World Cup in Vegas instead, so I missed out on all the big changes. It was very odd to not be in attendance at Rolex, I felt like I missed out on so much!

                    We're staying at a hotel downtown this year just to change things up a bit. Closer to restaurants and bars, then we can just stumble home instead of hailing a cab.

                    See you there?!
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                      #11
                      So is anyone interested in organizing a meeting/gathering? where? when? I know nothing of the area/venue since I've never been. I can't wait!

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                      • #12
                        I'm going too (first time). Super excited. I get in late Wednesday evening and leave before it's finished on Sunday (stinks... but I had free airline miles, so I shouldn't complain).

                        Is there a lot of shops and stuff to buy? I honestly don't need anything else, but I'm trying to figure out what I should budget for. Any suggestions?

                        I'm so excited though... my trainer from GA will be there, haven't seen her in like 3 years since I moved home. Should be a nice reunion of sorts, plus a bunch of us from my barn now are coming.
                        Proud owner of Gus & Gringo.
                        See G2's blog
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                        • #13
                          Planning to be there - primarily to see Dan's retirement ceremony!!! It looks like I might be writing the Rolex event article for Eventingworldwide.com so might have to concentrate on the competition not the shopping!
                          Julia
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                          • #14
                            Is there a lot of shops and stuff to buy?
                            In a word . . . yes. Bring all of your money and an empty suitcase!
                            Click here before you buy.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by appychik View Post
                              I'm going too (first time). Super excited. I get in late Wednesday evening and leave before it's finished on Sunday (stinks... but I had free airline miles, so I shouldn't complain).

                              Is there a lot of shops and stuff to buy? I honestly don't need anything else, but I'm trying to figure out what I should budget for. Any suggestions?

                              I'm so excited though... my trainer from GA will be there, haven't seen her in like 3 years since I moved home. Should be a nice reunion of sorts, plus a bunch of us from my barn now are coming.
                              OHHHHHHHHHH YEAH!!! The trade fair is awesome-- ALL the good tack shops are there-- so budget accordingly!!! I would love to attend some kind of COTH get-together-- we just need to plan a date, time-- I can possibly come up with some suggestions as to where to have it since I live in the area--we just need to nail down a time and date-- then I can plan a place-- some place ( like pizza places) have free banquet rooms that you can reserve for get-togethers-- how does that sound?? A pizza party for COTHers?? I know Tuppysmom and Sara would attend--especially if I hold them prisoner for the evening LOL
                              The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
                              Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
                              Member of the COTH Enabler Clique

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                                In a word . . . yes. Bring all of your money and an empty suitcase!
                                LOL. Will do.

                                ETA: Is the trade fair held at the horse park too? So, within walking distance? Aggh... budget. This will be fun (depends on how much tomorrow's vet visit will cost me...).
                                Proud owner of Gus & Gringo.
                                See G2's blog
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by luise View Post
                                  So is anyone interested in organizing a meeting/gathering? where? when? I know nothing of the area/venue since I've never been. I can't wait!
                                  I live in lexington and if you have never been here you definately have to eat at Deshas downtown. Maybe a COTH meeting there??
                                  http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/HECS04
                                  Proud Member of The Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    De Shas is good, but we might want to think something like pizza place-- as I'm sure it's going to be rowdy--a bunch of COTHers meeting for the first time and all!! Someplace less formal than DeShas might work better for all of us--and aren't they kinda expensive?? ( I would rather go someplace cheaper and have more $$$ to spend at trade fair, but that's just me and I'm very frugal (think broke with 4 horses eating hay here in Lex)
                                    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
                                    Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
                                    Member of the COTH Enabler Clique

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                                    • #19
                                      pink diamond...what about that pizza place in that shopping center? I think its a Brooklyn Pizza...I know exactly what you mean about the rowdiness we will definitely be a rowdy bunch!!!
                                      http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/HECS04
                                      Proud Member of The Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!!!

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                                        I am going to have to restrain myself at the trade fair. Only if I find any good deals or new "outfits" (i.e. boots and saddle pads) for my guy. When I went to Germany in December I brought a half empty suitcase which quickly filled up! In fact, I was over the weight limit for the plane and had to put half of the stuff in a separate bag!
                                        I am up for pizza. Maybe we could all wear name tags or something with our COTH names and real names?

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