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**Official Thread of the COTH Adult Playdate. Come out and meet Brazilian Wedding!**

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    #61
    Wouldn't it be amazing if Eric showed up? He could do a riding demo and talk about Brazil's progress through the 5 weeks of the trainer challenge. That would be icing on the playdate cake!

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      #62
      Originally posted by cinnabar View Post
      Wouldn't it be amazing if Eric showed up? He could do a riding demo and talk about Brazil's progress through the 5 weeks of the trainer challenge. That would be icing on the playdate cake!
      That would be super cool I learned so much watching him, I'm sure he's got tons more great information and knowledge to share
      "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

      My CANTER blog.

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        #63
        xtrygirl, I am thrilled! Sounds like a blast and I'm fine with the couch. Dogs and OTTBs, the perfect weekend And I've been wanting to check out the Whip Tavern for the longest time.

        Just let me know what I should plan on in terms of travel--unfortunately I have to work all day on Friday as I just started a new job ( a very good thing, let me tell you...) but I could take Amtrak to somewhere Friday night .....

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          #64
          Originally posted by cinnabar View Post
          Wouldn't it be amazing if Eric showed up? He could do a riding demo and talk about Brazil's progress through the 5 weeks of the trainer challenge. That would be icing on the playdate cake!
          Brazilian has her shoes off and is completely enjoying some well earned R&R.
          She is not scheduled to go back into work until my regular rider is back from Aiken.

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            #65
            Why would he do that? That would be crazy, doesn't he live in NC? Also, I thought there was no riding unless you bring your own horse. This is a social event not a clinic or riding lesson.
            Last edited by jcorn; Mar. 6, 2012, 07:37 PM. Reason: sp

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              #66
              Originally posted by patterson View Post
              xtrygirl, I am thrilled! Sounds like a blast and I'm fine with the couch. Dogs and OTTBs, the perfect weekend And I've been wanting to check out the Whip Tavern for the longest time.

              Just let me know what I should plan on in terms of travel--unfortunately I have to work all day on Friday as I just started a new job ( a very good thing, let me tell you...) but I could take Amtrak to somewhere Friday night .....
              Oh yay!!! Sounds great...

              Where would you be coming from and when can you get to the nearest station. I do travel for my office and I am a closeted travel agent. LOVE it@!!! I can try to coordinate the best route for you.

              Em
              "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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                #67
                Em..you are ever the total Hostess...

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                  #68
                  Em--I am coming from NYC, don't know where I'm going or how I'm getting there! (Perhaps this is a metaphor for my life?...but I digress.)

                  First, where do I need to get to? Is there a train connection (Amtrak or Amtrak plus commuter train) that goes anywhere near you? Maybe Wilmington or Philadelphia plus one of the commuter trains out of Philly would get me to where I can meet up with another COTHer heading your way?

                  I am also happy to pay for a car service from whatever train station I need to , if such a thing exists. My experience has been that in horse country, they don't do car services--they do cars.

                  I'm stuck at work until around 7 on Friday and the friendly (JK)police officer who pulled me over three weeks ago in similar circumstances made it clear that driving at night isn't an option.

                  A worthy challenge for your closet travel agent skills!

                  It may be that the best I can do is to drive myself down on Saturday morning and back on Sunday, but I'd really rather not do that whole drive alone....

                  Again, if anyone from NYC/NJ wants to go visit the lovely BW, I have a car, a full tank of gas, and an EZ Pass!

                  All suggestions appreciated--TIA!

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                    #69
                    Lord if I could just have a challenge for once....

                    Ok 2 options:

                    $18 Mega Bus from Port Authority to Philly (30th St Station) Departs at 7:40 gets in at 9:40

                    $6 10:19 pm Septa train from 30th St to Thorndale Pa.

                    Arrive in Thorndale at 11:26pm. We can pick you. House is 8 mins by car from there.

                    Total Cost: $24

                    Option 2:

                    $85 Amtrak Regional # 175. Depart Penn Station at 7:45, arrive into 30th St, Philly at 9:12

                    $6 9:19 Septa train from 30th St to Thorndale, Pa. Arrive in Thorndale at 10:26pm

                    Total cost: $91

                    Sadly the 7:15 to Philly on Boltbus is sold out already.

                    Let me know if you like these options or want more..

                    ~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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                      #70
                      Em--I'm thinking Option 2, it makes for a slightly easier trip for both of us...shall I go ahead and book?

                      Maybe you should PM me your IRL contact information and I will do the same?

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                        #71
                        Sure.

                        I will PM you now!

                        ~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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                          #72
                          Don't ever underestimate Xctrygirl's ability to get into negotiate the NY-Philly route!!!

                          Now, if she would just tell me where I am supposed to go on Friday I can make my itinerary final.
                          F O.B
                          Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                          Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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                            #73
                            We are looking for some cooler but still mild weather....There is also the possibility of another of my SweatHeart Deals...much like I offered to Wookie (Spotted Eventer) for those of you her know her precious and lovely Sable.....PM her for a reference....there is another one available for those of you petite riders...also means a off farm field trip to a local breeding/breaking/training center 7 minutes away....shaping up to a fun day

                            Do we have a head count yet..????

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                              #74
                              ..

                              I haven't been participating COTH much lately since I haven't been competing or anything, so this is a dumb question, but who is Brazillian Wedding? I vaguely remember seeing a picture of the horse on Facebook recently, and only remember because I thought it was a cool name.
                              The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

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                                #75
                                Eric Dierks trained her for the Retired RaceHorse Trainer Challange, and won.

                                I own her and she is on vacation right now, but available for Peppermints and pats..

                                You can go to the Retired Race Horse Training Program (google) Webb Site and see the Blogs and Video Recaps of all 4 horses and 3 trainers over their 5 weeks w/the horses they selected @ the MD Expo and went on to present before a panel of judges and public voters @ PA Expo.

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                                  #76
                                  BW is one of the 4 horses in the Retired racehorse Training Projects recently concluded Trainer Challenege. Eric Dierks worked with her for about 5 weeks and they were voted the winners. She's a very elegant TB mare and is the current "horsey crush" for many i the online horse universe, including me.


                                  I looked atthe weather and saw that today was pushing 70, tomoorow about 60 and Saturday was expected to be 40. I have all the luck...
                                  F O.B
                                  Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                  Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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                                    #77
                                    No it just means we get to use fireplaces in both the diningroom and Familyroom ...the Sunroom will still be cozy and bright since it is still going to be clear.

                                    We are in a fairly nice spot w/ good wind breaks and it does tend to be nice here if the sun is out...

                                    Off to drag fields while its Dry, in hopes they can get in tomorrow w/ 900Lb square bales of Alfalfa dumping into turn-out sheds. Its a 5th cutting from Nebraska and hopes are horses will eat it and not the new baby grass!!!

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                                      #78
                                      Wow--sounds fun!

                                      I think I'm late to this thread, but I'd like to join. I don't know too many eventers in the area (though, randomly, I do know Saskatoonian) and I only live 20 minutes away.


                                      Somebody tell me that total strangers are welcome, and I might be brave enough to head over and make some new friends!
                                      myhorseybucketlist.wordpress.com

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                                        #79
                                        How about access to an oven? I am afraid my appetizer will be soggy and yucky if I bake it at home. If not I can make something else.
                                        McDowell Racing Stables

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                                          #80
                                          I'm a total stranger, and I'm going, thanks to xctrygirl, linny, and of course jbrp. So I'll welcome you, please come!

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