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  • spring run!

    Who is going? I just got word today that I got in! My filly's 2nd event! After accomplishing the goal of not getting eliminated at her first one, I've elevated my standards to simply doing better than last time

    see you there!
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jun. 10, 2008, 09:29 AM.
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  • #2
    Can't wait!! One of my favorite events. Fun xc and great competitor party.

    The fact that I am woefully unprepared .......piffle!!! Let the games begin!

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    • #3
      I was going

      until my doc x-rayed my chest for my week long fever and chronic cough and told my husband I have pneumonia and I'm on the shelf until at least the middle of next week. I couldn't even ride an entire dressage test let alone go xc. And it was to be our very first event. The stars are really not lining up. So far two entries in on time and accepted and two non starts. I may yet finish the season penalty free. Insert big whiney sigh icon here..

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      • #4
        I'll be there with Kc!
        Team Awesome fo sho!

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        • #5
          My ride times are dressage - 2:37pm and x-country - 2:27pm.

          Since parking is pretty tight, where is the best place to park? Does anyone know where they have the stadium? Is anyone else staying at the Holiday Inn Express in La Grange?
          When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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          • #6
            Parking is in two different fields, and it is carefully planned out! So when you drive in you'll be directed where to go. Also, stadium is in a large, flat field (on grass so be prepared to stud up for saturday!) but it is up a hill, so even if you've been to the barn before you probably haven't seen it. The portable stalls went up today!
            Emily

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            • #7
              Auburn

              Good luck to you and Tess, sorry I'm missing all the fun. Again. I might drive over Sunday and cheer you on if I'm over the blurry vision the new meds are giving me. Evening chores were fun, and in sis' lesson tonight, I kept getting right and left mixed up. Better living thru chemistry my aunt fanny.

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              • #8
                2ndyrgal

                I am sorry to hear that you are under the weather and will not be making your debut in our sport! Pneumonia is a very bad thing, so please take the time you need to get better. I know that it is easier said, than done, but please try to follow the Doctors' orders.

                I am planning on going down earlier, than I had orginally planned. It looks like we may be in for some severe weather. I hope to get down there and unloaded before it hits. Plus, I-71 will be crowded with all of the NASCAR fans going to the Kentucky Speedway. I would love to be long gone, before that mess gets backed up!

                Emily,

                Do you know if we are allowed to unload up by the arena or do we park and walk the stuff up from the trailers?
                When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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                • #9
                  My 23-year-old gelding is competing in the BN division with his rider - a friend of mine that leases him).

                  I'm so excited that he is still going strong and healthy! If you see a sweet, bay gelding with one eye and and a lot of giddy-up and go on XC, that's my Solo.

                  They ride at 2:30 and 2:24 - it's going to be HOT!!
                  Last edited by BigMick; Jun. 12, 2008, 05:56 PM. Reason: spelling

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                  • #10
                    I will not be there this weekend-- but I heard that they are having a schooling HT in August that I want to bring my borrowed greenie to.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BigMick View Post
                      My 23-year-old gelding is competing in the BN division with his rider - a friend of mine that leases him).

                      I'm so excited that he is still going strong and healthy! If you see a sweet, bay gelding with one eye and and a lot of giddy-up and go on XC, that's my Solo.

                      They ride at 2:30 and 2:24 - it's going to be HOT!!
                      Woot Woot... go Solo and A !!!

                      I'm hoping to make it out there this weekend to watch a little. And maybe do the Mini in August.

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                      • #12
                        I might be on the shelf riding-wise, but I'm still going to go root on everybody else. I'll be the short redhead hacking her lungs out every few minutes. Maybe practice with the new digital camera if it isn't raining.

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                        • #13
                          Well, Solo and Andrea WON their division!!

                          They were 5th after dressage, moved up to a tie for 2nd after stadium and then won it all after XC.

                          He is truly a one-eyed wonder horse and Andrea rode him so well.

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                          • #14
                            My daughter's second event - she got a ribbon and rode really well. It was HOT, but what a well run event. Plus, it helps to have it just about next door! We had a great time.

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                            • #15
                              I'm a very proud cousin! MacKenzie Spaes and her ISH Ben (Never Been Kissed) won their division with an amazing 26.5!!!!! At 13 years old (Mac, not the horse)! Yeah Mac and Ben!!!
                              Grab mane and kick on!

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                                #16
                                anyone know if the pictures will be online? and where?
                                thanks!
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                                — Denny Emerson www.savethe3day.org
                                **proud member of the trakehNERD group**

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                                • #17
                                  I want to send out a huge THANK YOU! to Susan and Blake Harris (plus all of their hard working volunteers) for having a wonderful event. I have not been to a competitors party, since I moved down here. Ii was so nice to sit down with all of the competitors and have dinner. The awards for dressage was a nice touch, too. (Tess received a 4th place ribbon.)

                                  I have no clue how we ended up. We had dropped to 9th, after pulling a rail in SJ. We did go clean in X-country, yesterday, but I did not wait for the final results. I do know that one person ahead of us jumped the wrong jump and was eliminated. Since I had done this at MayDaze, I understood how she felt. When I schedule a lesson with Susan, I will find out how we ended up.

                                  Anyway, I thought that Spring Run was a well run event. I will defintely go back next year.
                                  When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by BigMick View Post
                                    Well, Solo and Andrea WON their division!!

                                    They were 5th after dressage, moved up to a tie for 2nd after stadium and then won it all after XC.

                                    He is truly a one-eyed wonder horse and Andrea rode him so well.
                                    Big Congrats!!! Good for them.

                                    A co-worker of mine has a niece that competed. First show at Prelim. She told me they did really well... ended up placing 1st !!! She boards there and trains with Susan.

                                    Side note: Niece is only 14 yo. Now I'm impressed.

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                                    • #19
                                      [quote=LSM1212;3295556] She told me they did really well... ended up placing 1st !!! She boards there and trains with Susan. [quote]

                                      I'll tell you what...Spring Run consistently turns out great riders. Granted, this was "home turf" for that young lady, but when you look at results in general, the Spring Run riders do well most everywhere they go.

                                      I was super impressed by the "questions" asked on both XC and Stadium at the BN level.

                                      Nothing was super huge, but the lines were interesting as was the composition of some of the fences. On stadium was a beautifully painted panel that made many horses and riders take a peek or even stop. It wasn't big or off a strange line, just colorful. They also had a small chevron with a full length pole on top as the second to last fence. Again, a valid question but one you don't always see at that level.

                                      XC had a big red panel that needed to be ridden smartly as it was a few strides away from a fence line and required preparation. There was also a big black ramp in one field, a series of jumps with some roll-back type turns, and as always a varied terrain that requires the rider to plan ahead in terms of timing and speed.

                                      I think Spring Run is just an awesome event that really requires some thinking on behalf of horse and rider. I appreciate the challenge.

                                      Any idea who the photographer was???

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by BigMick View Post
                                        I'll tell you what...Spring Run consistently turns out great riders. Granted, this was "home turf" for that young lady, but when you look at results in general, the Spring Run riders do well most everywhere they go.

                                        I was super impressed by the "questions" asked on both XC and Stadium at the BN level.

                                        Nothing was super huge, but the lines were interesting as was the composition of some of the fences. On stadium was a beautifully painted panel that made many horses and riders take a peek or even stop. It wasn't big or off a strange line, just colorful. They also had a small chevron with a full length pole on top as the second to last fence. Again, a valid question but one you don't always see at that level.

                                        XC had a big red panel that needed to be ridden smartly as it was a few strides away from a fence line and required preparation. There was also a big black ramp in one field, a series of jumps with some roll-back type turns, and as always a varied terrain that requires the rider to plan ahead in terms of timing and speed.

                                        I think Spring Run is just an awesome event that really requires some thinking on behalf of horse and rider. I appreciate the challenge.

                                        Any idea who the photographer was???
                                        I agree... the last 3 times she ran Training (at other locations) she was first. Hence the move up... and IMO, the best place to do that his home turf! But it was her age that made me go.... Co-worker said the photographer was someone local... but not sure who.

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