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  • Madonna is back and going for Eventing

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    Ireland On-line 1/16/06

    Madonna builds horse course at mansion

    16/01/2006 - 19:21:18

    Pop superstar Madonna is planning to build a three-day horse jumping course at her country estate in Wiltshire, England.

    The Hung Up hitmaker, who broke her hand, ribs and collarbone after falling from her horse last year, decided to construct the eventing course after undergoing riding lessons with British Olympic silver medallist William Fox-Pitt.

    A celebrity friend of Madonna's says: "She is enthralled with the idea of becoming a better horsewoman, and spending time with an Olympic champion is certainly going to give you the bug."

    Fox-Pitt's club spokesman confirmed: "He's definitely been giving Madonna lessons."
    see also

    Horse & Hound 1/17/06 - "Madonna’s children join Fox-Pitt Eventing"

    ...she is hoping to attend Badminton in May.
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    Interesting

    Ireland On-line 1/16/06

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Madonna builds horse course at mansion

    16/01/2006 - 19:21:18

    Pop superstar Madonna is planning to build a three-day horse jumping course at her country estate in Wiltshire, England.

    The Hung Up hitmaker, who broke her hand, ribs and collarbone after falling from her horse last year, decided to construct the eventing course after undergoing riding lessons with British Olympic silver medallist William Fox-Pitt.

    A celebrity friend of Madonna's says: "She is enthralled with the idea of becoming a better horsewoman, and spending time with an Olympic champion is certainly going to give you the bug."

    Fox-Pitt's club spokesman confirmed: "He's definitely been giving Madonna lessons." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    see also

    Horse & Hound 1/17/06 - "Madonna’s children join Fox-Pitt Eventing"

    ...she is hoping to attend Badminton in May.

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    • #3
      That's pretty cool.
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        #4
        Nothing wrong with a little publicity for the sport in the mainstream press. Although I think she ought to go Rolex instead

        Maybe Hung Up could be used promotionally for the sport

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        No time to hesitate
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        • #5
          Love it! I just heard from my friend in England this morning. She lives very close to Wiltshire. Maybe next time I go, we can drive by Madonna place

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          • #6
            I get one step closer to Madonna.

            This makes me happy.

            Very happy.

            I've actually been awaiting her entree into eventing. I could totally see her at Badders.

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            • #7
              Good for her and William is fun to ride with. I just loved riding in one of his clinics. He even remembered me when I got him to sign his book at Rolex. William is definitely easy on the eyes.

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              • #8
                That's pretty weird, but good for her!
                "A canter is a cure for every evil." -Benjamin Disraeli

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                • #9
                  As much as I usually snub my nose at celebrities and associated news...this is really awesome!

                  Even if Madonna is all pop-music, I really started to appreciate her when I listened to the Dick Tracey sound track from start to finish last year. I have a real appreciation for her now. I don't think she's very talented, but she knows how to put on a show. I can respect that!

                  When I read through the announcement, I kept imagining Madonna in that pointy black bra thing sitting on a beautiful bay Irish hunter type. Talk about contrasting images...it hurts my head.

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                  • #10
                    Has she ever evented before? Because if not, you might say she's "Like A Virgin" to the sport of a eventing... eventing "for the very first time!"

                    Yes i know, bad joke. Bad joke. But someone had to say it.

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                    • #11
                      She's doing exactly what I would do if I was that loaded!

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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
                        Fox-Pitt's club spokesman confirmed: "He's definitely been giving Madonna lessons." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                        Spokesman? Is that like whoever answered the phone at the barn?
                        "[I don't like the word] try. To me, it means you plan to fail." --Robby Johnson

                        "All you have to do to succeed is decide to succeed." Jimmy Wofford

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                        • #13
                          Great!

                          I think one of Madonna's strenghths is that she is always changing - not doing the "same old thing" that was big 20 years ago.

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                          • #14
                            Madonna is awesome. I always thought she had good taste but this proves it beyond all doubt.

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                            • #15
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by oskaar:
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
                              Fox-Pitt's club spokesman confirmed: "He's definitely been giving Madonna lessons." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              Spokesman? Is that like whoever answered the phone at the barn? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              That's kind of what I was thinking...

                              Oh, and how did he get a hyphenated last name?
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                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by oskaar:
                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
                                Fox-Pitt's club spokesman confirmed: "He's definitely been giving Madonna lessons." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                Spokesman? Is that like whoever answered the phone at the barn? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                Keep in mind the article cited his fan club and referenced that organization's spokesperson Mr. Fox-Pitt likely does have a marketing agent, but a spokesperson would be a bit over the top.

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                                • #17
                                  What do you suppose her eventing colors will be -- Burberry check, or Versace orange?
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                                  • #18
                                    that's cool! The more supporters of the sport the better. She might be a fun person at a competitor's party!

                                    ooh--I bet she could have fun with her colors!

                                    Hopefully she gets herself a few nice horses and perhaps sponsers a few nice horses too.
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                                    • #19
                                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Wild Oaks Farm:
                                      Oh, and how did he get a hyphenated last name? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                      You mean William Fox-Pitt? Is that a serious question?

                                      I agree with those who have said, who cares why she's doing it or if she's even/ever any good...if Madonna's doing it, it'll get attention. And what eventing needs is any kind of exposure to the general public. Who knows? If there's ever a feature on Entertainment Tonight about Madonna taking up "the sport of eventing," there may be some totally clueless people out there who might even go so far as to Google it...and lo and behold, another dear soul will have some sort of reference (albeit basic) for what our sport is.

                                      Oh, and on a similar note, I read recently that Tim Henman's wife just completed her first pre-novice horse trial (Training-level over here, I believe). She'd been riding for a while and working towards competing in eventing. Good for her!!! I guess if Andrew Lloyd-Webber can own competitive event horses, then so can Maddie! (Although AL-W never actually *rode* any of those horses...he left that honor to Mark Todd).
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                                      • #20
                                        Wow. That's great for her, but the concept takes a little getting used to!
                                        "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"

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