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  • Anthony Patch @ The Fork?

    Curious, anyone know why Laine Ashker withdrew Anthony Patch from Stadium Jumping at The Fork? Interesting pair, will we see them at Rolex?
    “Always saddle your own horse. Always know what you’re doing. And go in the direction you are heading.” Connie Reeves
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  • #2
    I know they had a stop on XC but I haven't heard or read anything else.
    "Lord if we should fall, my horse and I, please pick my horse up first."



    • Original Poster

      all I heard was that she withdrew before Stadium Jumping...I don't believe they were held up at the jog, so I'm really just trying to figure out what happened. Friend of mine has a horse with a connection to Anthony Patch, hence she follows his progress with interest.
      “Always saddle your own horse. Always know what you’re doing. And go in the direction you are heading.” Connie Reeves
      Jump Start Solutions LLC


      • #4
        I assume she just withdrew because of the one refusal there was no point in continuing
        Why walk when you can ride?


        • #5
          She'll probably explain it all on her blog.

          (I like Laine's blog. I like it a lot. Sure, her use of language can get idiosyncratic -- which is part of its charm -- but she's got loads of heart and enthusiasm. )


          • #6
            Sure, her use of language can get idiosyncratic
            Is that what you call it?
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            • #7
              What IS that strange noise?

              Sounds a little like a train wreck about to happen. These threads always turn entirely too entertaining.
              Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

              The Grove at Five Points


              • #8
                deltawave, a few months ago, Laine answered her critics:

                With that in mind, I would like to provide my readers with a casual disclaimer: Yes, I graduated from UVa. Yes, I speak multiple languages. And yes, I am an avid writer that enjoys keeping my friends, fans, students, and fellow horse enthusiasts updated with my eventing life. However, I was never an English major in college, nor do I dare boast about having the perfect grammar in my blog posts. I simply write from the heart, and after all, isn’ t that why you read these blogs in the first place, in order to get a real sense of the lifestyle of being an international event rider? Would you prefer a grammatically perfect blog with zero emotion or one that’s from the heart, that’s honest, and most important, recent? So, if you are truly offended by my rudimentary grammar and idiotic punctuation mistakes, then I kindly ask you to quit reading my blog, and move on with your life. If however, you want a REAL account of someone who is out there striving to achieve a life-long dream, then please proceed with caution.
                I thought that was pretty great.

                Not all good writers are good bloggers and not all good bloggers are good writers. Bloggers need to be able to connect with their readers, and Laine does succeed in the emotional component. (And I know a lot of respected, professional writers who just don't have that capacity.)


                • Original Poster

                  should it be simply because of the refusal, glad to know it wasn't a soundness issue. We weren't there, and haven't had a chance to talk to someone who was. I don't know Laine, other than following her as I see her scores on EventingNation, etc., nor do I frequent her blog. My friend (with the horse connect to Anthony Patch ~ no idea if the connection is by blood, or by sale source), she wanted to know what happened, since she is older and doesn't come to these boards, or go online for this stuff, as we do.
                  “Always saddle your own horse. Always know what you’re doing. And go in the direction you are heading.” Connie Reeves
                  Jump Start Solutions LLC


                  • #10
                    i really like and agree with Laines response. blogs are a way for someone to express what they are feeling in a fun casual way. Its not a thesis. I too sometimes misspell a word or two here and there if i am just shooting a quick email or message.


                    • #11
                      the lifestyle of being an international event rider
                      I quit reading her blog a long time ago, and the response above says why: it isn't the grammar, but the megalomaniacal self-absorption.

                      Of course most blogs are by definition a form of self-absorption, so I don't think she's in any sort of minority there. She has just always rubbed me the wrong way. *shrug*
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                      • #12
                        Ah, come on, delta, are you saying that you don't sit around the hospital wondering what it would be like to live the "lifestyle" of an "international" event rider?

                        I'm in my 5th hour sitting in the jurors' lounge on standby jury duty. I am so bored I may in fact have to check out the lifestyles of those more exciting than I....
                        The big man -- my lost prince

                        The little brother, now my main man


                        • #13
                          She reminds me of some other youngsters in my acquaintance in the monumental self-absorption department, and for that reason, I'm with DW on this one. She is entertaining, but I wish I could make her pay attention to something besides how fabulous she is for just a little bit.

                          Also, folks who can't be bothered to master their mother tongue, and act like that's somehow cute or clever, make me wanna smack 'em upside the head.
                          I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                          I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by asterix View Post
                            Ah, come on, delta, are you saying that you don't sit around the hospital wondering what it would be like to live the "lifestyle" of an "international" event rider?

                            I'm in my 5th hour sitting in the jurors' lounge on standby jury duty. I am so bored I may in fact have to check out the lifestyles of those more exciting than I....
                            They let you have your smart phones now when you are sitting waiting for Jury duty????

                            OFF topic...this is a fun blog to read if you are bored. (nothing related to horses)

                            ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                            • #15
                              blogs and self-absorption

                              Well, to be fair, a blog is the one place you're kind of allowed to be self-absorbed, isn't it? Every day I thank my blog readership for indulging me :-).

                              I don't think LA's blog is particulary self-centered and while I haven't always been a fan, of late I think she deserves a good deal of credit. I'm going to be cheering for her at rolex and hope this withdrawal isn't an indication she may not be there...

                              Last edited by staceyk; Apr. 13, 2011, 04:13 PM. Reason: changed some to a lot of
                              Dressage, riding, sport horse blog
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                              • #16
                                Agree with staceyk and also think you guys are looking for ways to take offense. I really like the blog and I apreciate the promptness and her willingness to say what she means, even if that means that some people jump on her for it.

                                Fingers crossed that all systems are go for Rolex. The video I've seen of this pair in the last year has looked awesome and ready to roll.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
                                  They let you have your smart phones now when you are sitting waiting for Jury duty????

                                  OFF topic...this is a fun blog to read if you are bored. (nothing related to horses)

                                  Thanks! Off to check it out.
                                  We can't TALK on the phones but there is a lot of surfing, face booking, etc going on in there...i am now waiting to be questioned in voir dire and got released for an hour to hang out in the halls entertaining myself ... And the courthouse has free Wifi....
                                  The big man -- my lost prince

                                  The little brother, now my main man


                                  • #18
                                    Sorry to be so horribly OT, but born free, you have saved my afternoon! What a completely excellent blog!!!
                                    The big man -- my lost prince

                                    The little brother, now my main man


                                    • #19

                                      I'm pretty sure collapsing in hysterics will get you disqualified. Or maybe you SHOULD read it....

                                      Third Charm Event Team


                                      • #20
                                        I love that blog! Read her entry about moving cross-country with her dogs. I had tears in my eyes by the time I was done.
                                        Balanced Care Equine