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

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    Originally posted by rttigrl View Post
    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!
    YES please come on out!!!!!

    You're more than welcome. Though I now think Linny, Patterson and I may look a little worse for the wear by 11:30 am. LOL Our Friday night may be a rocking time talking Tb's!!!

    "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


      #82 are so very welcome

      Yes Laurie stove has 2 plenty of fridge room one in house and one in tackroom..we are covered....


        The only person in the crew that I know IRL is Xctry. I'm well over 5 hours away and honestly eventers scare the bejesus outta me!

        Yes, come out and visit. Lots of great TB chat and a chance to admire JRBP's beautiful horses, as well as Laddie and Petey!
        F O.B
        Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
        Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


          Umm I met XCtry and Retread and Laurie all 1X...Concetta I know well...


            There are no "strangers" in eventing, or the horse world, as far as I'm concerned. By definition, horse people are friends the world over. At the Olympics in 1984 I was wandering around in the barn area at Santa Anita trying to find someone, and said hi to a nice young man who did not speak a word of English, he saw my volunteer uniform and started asking me questions about something, (I don't speak a word of spanish) and we sort of communicated, and it led to a super fun afternoon -- met all the horses on the Argentine Olympic team, heard about their hardships in traveling to LA, showed them where the super market near SA was, helped them find the liquor store, etc. I was there for 10 days working and every time he saw me, he waved and made all his friends meet me and introduced me as his special friend. All I did was say hi! He was riding the palomino horse that was a bit over his head in the show jumping. You cannot believe how hard it was for those guys to get to the Olympics and how much their horses had to travel and endure. It is a MIRACLE they even got over the first fence let alone compete. (Every time I hear someone whine about something in the US, I think of them and want to smack someone upside the head.) Today I believe he is now head of the equestrian athletic program of the country and selects all the teams. So you see, there are no strangers with horses. We are all in this together.....
            Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
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              Retread, that is so true. Great story about LA OLympics!

              I have friends today with whom I have little or nothing n common but horses and yet from that bond we have become friends on other levels. My closest friends from my teen years are not neighbors or classmates but my barn pals. None of them still ride but we all stay in touch even though we live hours (by plane) away.

              I met Em the year she had Scrappy in NY. I "knew" her through COTH and was heading to Aqueduct for a day and we exchanged numbers. We became fast friends because we have the horses in common.

              I'm excited to get to meet new horsey friends. Laurierace and I are FB friends and as a "racing" person we have an additional common ground. I have found that once a bunch of "horsechicks" (as my ex calls us, collectively) get together it all falls into place.
              F O.B
              Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
              Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


                Well I'm definitely in! I can't wait to make some new friends and see some horsies!


                  I have made some amazing friends meeting people and selling them horses.

                  We travel together even though they live 13 hours away.

                  6 of my best gal pals started out as customers or 1 my BFF is a trainer I bought horses from. Now she foals my mares, helps select stallions for matings and trains my babies....

                  So I am going to have a pot of soup and a spiral ham..rolls and far


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                    Side note, color me happy I got a new trailer!!!! Agreed on a price tonight!!!

                    YAY. I am a Hawk owner now!!!! Though sadly it will not be with me Saturday.

                    "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


             will love it...I knew I knew it when I read you Post...


                        Originally posted by judybigredpony View Post
                        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.
                        Oh I have met him before, when he had Ever-ready (sp?) at Radnor. Super nice guy! (I don't know why I though it was Darren ChaiChai riding this horse, too many pictures flashing by me on FB).

                        How lucky to have a horse be included in that program; I guess she'll be one to watch in the future!
                        The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde


                          If I could only hit the lottery she'd be one to watch in the A/O hunters in a couple of years in upstate NY with MEEEEEEE riding!

                          The alternative is to get JBRP loaded and stuff her in the back of my Hyundai on Saturday when no one is looking.
                          F O.B
                          Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                          Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


                            I'm convinced!

                            Ok--I'm officially 'in'. Can't wait to meet you all. Better for me to bring beverages (adult) or sweets?


                              I'm bringing vegetable lasagna. Is that okay with everyone? We don't have a headcount yet do we? I hope I bring enough.


                                rttigrl...sweets...I got he Bevies covered........


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                                  I am making a pan of some sort of the killer brownies I grew up with.

                                  "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


                                    I'll be there....for me it'll be sometime after noon. I need to get DD to the barn to ride her lovely OTTB . Then I'll head up to Judy's. Can't wait to meet everyone.....


                                      OK 2 things..I forgot dispodable plates and bowls..thats #1...and 2# We Potentially Will Have a Guest Appearence by one of the Challange Trainers.. .....


                                        I'm happy to pick up plates and bowls on my way over. See you tomorrow!


                                          Be sure to take plenty of pictures, and all of us who can't make it expect a detailed report about all the fun we missed.

                                          HAVE FUN EVERYONE!!!