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  • Red Hills Blog & Coverage

    Hey guys - I'll be posting daily blogs about Red Hills on the USEA Blog & website for those of you interested in what's going on down here in Florida this weekend. First Gold Cup event of the year, yay! So far, it looks to be an AWESOME weekend... check out the Blog for some more juicy info. More to come!
    Cady O' Daly Farm
    Connemara Sport Horses & Field Hunters

    Bright Horse Communications - PR & Marketing

  • #2
    Thanks for the wonderful write up on the blog -- it is terrific to see a first timers impressions of what we do here

    Dressage starts early in the morning -- hope to see some of you there!

    Libby (who will be running around helping with the organized chaos!)
    I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
    Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap


    • #3
      Em - make sure to sweet talk Lib into letting you into the stabling area: donuts and coffee every morning, the nicest folks coming around with treats, amazing parties. And wait until you see the spectators on Saturday - seems like 3/4 of the town comes out. Red Hills is a class act from start to finish: one of the very best events in the country. And there are some SERIOUSLY nice horses there this year (not that I'm biased or anything).


      • #4
        Oooh--I wish I were there. I used to go every year. But since I've had Froggy I haven't had the $$$.
        T3DE 2010 Pact Group
        Barefoot Eventers Clique


        • #5
          I'll be on Jump 6 (Cabin Ruins/Cord Wood Stacks/Old Friends) for Cross Country--if you're in the area stop by!
          The Greatest Sense of Freedom is on a Horse!


          • #6
            My dear husband, as non-horsey as he is, always gives me an update on Red Hills. He is a HUGE FSU fan and is always reading the Tallahassee Dem. When Red Hills arrives every year, he calls from the office "Hey, your horsey thing in Tallahassee is going on. Wanna see the pictures?"

            I am willing to bet GreyDun's coverge will be better than the TD or my hubby's!

            Thanks for keeping us in the know GD! Some day I'll go and watch!
            I have Higher Standards... do you?
            Apalachicola Native (Alfie), '02 TB Gelding,
            Wild Man of Borneo (Hank), '03 Redtick coonhound,
            Augustus McRae (Gus), '01 Bluetick coonhound


            • #7

              What an awesome blog - I can't wait to read the future posts! I am also thrilled to realize Bronwyn is writing for USEA. I met the Golds when I went to Red Hills in... '99 and 2000 I think or maybe 2001. Anyway, what an amazingly wonderful family and Bronwyn was always ahead of her time. She gave me a picture of her and her pony (dang I wish I could remember his name right now) that I still have in my truck. I keep it on my visor and it reminds me of the wonderful people we get to meet in this sport and to remember to enjoy what we do and have fun! If I had to predict, I'd say it's not far off to say Bronwyn could be a serious future leader in our sport - what a neat person she was even way back then.

              Red Hills is a serious class act and a definite destination event!


              • #8
                drizzling here right now...looks like the really BAD weather will pass us by
                Last edited by Bensmom; Mar. 14, 2008, 12:00 PM. Reason: this is really FlightCheck posting on Libby's computer!
                I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap


                • #9
                  FlightCheck here again...about 1/2 way through Dressage; Dobbin in the lead!
                  I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                  Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bensmom View Post
                    Dobbin in the lead!


                    • #11
                      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh that Dobbin is so cool.
                      Keep your eyes peeled for my pal, Babette. She's a doll, I'm hoping she'll have a great weekend and THANKS for the amazing updates!
                      Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                      • #12
                        Dressage scores are up . . . and the top 5 in the CIC3* World Cup are less than a rail apart. http://www.rhht.org/2008DressageResults.htm


                        • #13
                          Horray for Dobbin! but what happened to Teddy?? a 69.1?


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by zebbie18 View Post
                            Horray for Dobbin! but what happened to Teddy?? a 69.1?
                            I was just wonderin that...


                            • #15
                              I watch teddy and his percentages with a great deal of interest.....


                              • Original Poster

                                hey guys - just got back from the sponsors party (they had turkey tetrazzini! yum!), so i'm getting ready to post coverage from today.

                                I know some people were asking about Teddy and I got to get the chance to go up and chat with Max (Karen's groom) and give him a little "good luck pat" before dressage - but I don't think he cared too much... he was still a little stinker in his test. Nothing too huge or upsetting, but he was definitely "feeling his oats," so hopefully that'll carry into tomorrow's xc. Wasn't anything too silly, just a couple of "aw MAN, isn't is crosss-country yet? UGH...fiiiine, I guess I have to piddle around in this stupid ring again first." Just enough to let us know he's human. Of course, he had some really brilliant moments, followed by a couple of not-so-brilliant moments...in any case, I look forward to the rest of his weekend.

                                Everyone is looking great, Dobbin looks FABULOUS. Wow. Okay - what I was just going to say is going on the Blog.

                                Weather not too terrible, couple of misty showers here and there... I think we really lucked out!

                                Yes - Bronwyn is amazing and so is her family - they seem like incredibly hard workers and I'm so lucky to have her on board! I'm sure she'll appreciate those compliments!

                                Take care, y'all -

                                Cady O' Daly Farm
                                Connemara Sport Horses & Field Hunters

                                Bright Horse Communications - PR & Marketing


                                • Original Poster

                                  hey guys -

                                  just posted Blog - with some updates and my thoughts on the leaders. And Teddy! And pics... I had to include a "Silly Pony" pic (Sorry P. Wynn!), but he looked like such a stinker (and especially with Capt. Phillips looking on reproachfully behind, I couldn't resist...tee hee!). Of course I followed it up with a "Lovely Pony" pic as well, though

                                  Can't wait for tomorrow - wheee! More to come!
                                  Cady O' Daly Farm
                                  Connemara Sport Horses & Field Hunters

                                  Bright Horse Communications - PR & Marketing


                                  • #18
                                    just read the blog...GREAT writing style, very entertaining. Thanks so much, and looking forward to the next installment. Well done.
                                    Last edited by snoopy; Mar. 15, 2008, 06:14 AM.


                                    • #19
                                      Two of those pics on the latest entry on the USEventing site need to be renamed as they are of different riders and horses. The picture of Allison Springer has the file name that should belong to the photo of Clark Montgomery and his horse which has the filename that belongs on Allison Springer's photo. At any rate, the blog looks nice and concise.
                                      Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Hi -

                                        Yep, I know the file names are wrong... sorry about that, but hopefully the labels in the text are good enough to let people know who's who. That's what I get for sifting through hundreds of pictures at midnight! I'll fix it a little later on.

                                        Cross country day today!!
                                        Cady O' Daly Farm
                                        Connemara Sport Horses & Field Hunters

                                        Bright Horse Communications - PR & Marketing