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  • anyone know whats up with Udona?

    I just realized I haven't heard anything about her for several months? Did they pack it in quit eventing or what's up? Loved her.

  • #2
    Why would you assume they've "packed it in and quit eventing"? I haven't done anything on the back of a horse for several months, either. Doesn't mean I've packed it in and quit. It means time and injury have gotten in my way. There are 101 reasons why you might not have heard anything. I sincerely doubt they've "quit".
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    • #3
      There was an articlew about her in PH last month.

      Will be doing some competitions in Europe and aiming for the CCI in ((Someone help me with the damn country name)) around eastern europe.

      ~Emily
      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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      • #4
        The big one is in Poland, I think. And I cannot come anywhere near spelling it.
        "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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        • #5
          Poland and The Czech Republic both have top quality events. In The Czech Republic, the big summer Horse Trials is at Pardubice, the same place as the Velka steeplechase.
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          • #6
            Strzegom (in Poland) already happened this summer, but on the calendar:


            Jul 26-31 JASZKOWO POL CH-EU-P-C**
            Jul 29-31 PARDUBICE CZE CCI**,CCI***,CIC*
            Aug 12-14 SOPOT POL CIC*, CIC**, CIC***
            Aug 17-21 MINSK BLR CIC*, CIC**,CCI***
            Sep 17-18 MOTESICE SVK CIC*
            Sep 23-25 KAPCHAGAY KAZ CIC***,CCI*
            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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            • #7
              I believe she's aimed now for Hartpury CCI**.
              I evented just for the Halibut.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                Why would you assume they've "packed it in and quit eventing"? I haven't done anything on the back of a horse for several months, either. Doesn't mean I've packed it in and quit. It means time and injury have gotten in my way. There are 101 reasons why you might not have heard anything. I sincerely doubt they've "quit".
                I thought that this was pretty snarky, esp considering that you didn't even know the real answer to the question.

                I thought that the OP's questioning was merely a generic ponder. Not much to take that kind of offense at. It is a timely good question and thanks to those who knew the answer.

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                  Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                  Why would you assume they've "packed it in and quit eventing"? I haven't done anything on the back of a horse for several months, either. Doesn't mean I've packed it in and quit. It means time and injury have gotten in my way. There are 101 reasons why you might not have heard anything. I sincerely doubt they've "quit".
                  No snarky intent at all. Just thought since I hadn't seen them listed anywhere for months and I knew they had a pretty mapped out plan when they started that maybe they had decided against the eventing after all and gone in a different direction............

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                  • #10
                    Jeez, the mattress police are out in force today! Generally a smiley is used to soften the tone of a post, hence the addition of one on mine. Sheesh.

                    you didn't even know the real answer to the question
                    I never posted with the intention of providing a "real" answer, since only the horse's owner and rider could possibly know that. [emoticon purposely not used here]

                    And generally a rolleyes is used to indicate mild annoyance. And a grin is used to soften THAT.

                    Lighten up, yo.
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                    • #11
                      It must be the heat .... ??? look at the other Udona post. I'd put an LOL smilie up -- but I don't think that it's funny.

                      Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                      I never posted with the intention of providing a "real" answer
                      obviously, you posted just to put up your comment that is a bit of a dig at the OP. Reread the tone and the "" ""s. Was it necessary? Did it add value to the thread?

                      Restate, the OP asked a decent question and a few here provided answers. period.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                        Why would you assume they've "packed it in and quit eventing"? I haven't done anything on the back of a horse for several months, either. Doesn't mean I've packed it in and quit. It means time and injury have gotten in my way. There are 101 reasons why you might not have heard anything. I sincerely doubt they've "quit".
                        Lynn,

                        For what its worth, I personally didn't think your comment was snarky.

                        But then.... what do I know? (Clearly my "snark meter" is broken. Ahh but thankfully by BS meter works just fine. )


                        ~Emily
                        "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                        • #13
                          obviously, you posted just to put up your comment that is a bit of a dig at the OP. Reread the tone and the "" ""s. Was it necessary? Did it add value to the thread?
                          Incorrect! My dig was at the person who would presume that anyone who provided less than a real answer [quotes intentionally not used] had no business chiming in. (parenthetically, and in parentheses, I have always thought that one proper use of "quotation marks" was to indicate that one is referencing A QUOTATION.) Read the OP. A quotation was referenced.

                          The value of my participation in COTH varies. Sometimes my flight of ideas and/or personal entertainment is reason enough, and therefore valuable to me. Sometimes I participate to be helpful, other times I am simply running my . . . fingers.

                          My answers may not be decent by your standards, but at least they're not indecent. I am in a good mood, so I won't be tempted, either.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                            My answers may not be decent by your standards, but at least they're not indecent. I am in a good mood, so I won't be tempted, either.
                            And just when a little indecency might have upped the entertainment quotient on a very hot sticky Friday afternoon, too.

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                            • #15
                              Lynn? Indecent? NEVER!

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                              • #16
                                If you are talking about Marilyn Little' s Udonna, she' s in Europe. She did not complete her first event at Holzerode (Germany); they had a beautiful warm- up before dressage only to get t- boned by the horse in the ring before them, who went nuts and bolted out of the ring, colliding with Udonna where she was standing and knocking her down.

                                As she was the last to compete, there was no time for the judges to let her calm down and re- group...she went in and had a less than stellar test, and eventually withdrew from competition, though she WAS determined sound by vets following the incident.

                                There. All news, all facts, and no snark. The rest of you need to RELAX!

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                                • #17
                                  Wow..... Jennifer isn't kidding.

                                  http://www.reitverein-holzerode.de/E..._CIC/CIC_2.pdf

                                  That's a huge score. Hope the mare's ok.

                                  PS: Anyone familiar with German events?? What's the difference between a Head number and a Back number?

                                  Curious b/c Udonna didn't have the highest head number, but I am guessing that the numbers there are more to do with the entries and not the order. Anyone more familiar than me with respect to the German system???


                                  ~Emily
                                  "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                                  • #18
                                    Wow. A horse getting knocked down by another horse -- She must have really been body slammed!

                                    Best wishes to Team Udonna and condolences for the incident. It must have been incredibly frustrating, especially since Udonna's dressage scores had been getting better from one event to the next.

                                    I hope the mare is not traumitized about warm up rings in general.
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                                    Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump

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                                    • #19
                                      How interesting that a horse can get knocked down by another horse and then go on to compete.

                                      Does this mean that a fall of horse isn't always a fall of horse?

                                      I assume this is an exceedingly rare situation. In what other circumstances can a horse fall while under saddle and still continue in competition?

                                      (Not blaming anyone or pointing fingers, I just never thought of this before and, as always, I'm curious. )

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                                      • #20
                                        Fall not in association with jumping, say slipping and falling not mr. Just like riders can fall off in warmup or on xc not while negotiating a fence and not rf/elimination
                                        OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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