• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

You suck as an eventer option....

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • You suck as an eventer option....

    The Colorado Horse Park has done something that I think would be AWESOME if more venues did, they ran a USEF "A" show, a local "B" show and the horse trials all at once. Talk about cross pollination!!! I think there were about 300-400 horses total with 7 rings going.

    And here is the best part, when my horse, Rien, stopped out at the 7th fence on Novice XC, I walked back to the stall, took off the tack, went to the show office; entered the 3' jumper division in the "B" show that was running at that moment; ran back to the stall and tacked back up and took Rien in 3 jumper classes where we placed 4th and 3rd in two of them. And these were not short nor small courses, with 14 fences each. Actually, these were much more complex courses than what we see in eventing so it is a good way to get a horse thinking.

    What a way to get a chance to fix things while everything is still fresh. The h/j folks were all wondering who they hell was this guy with an arm band and white breeches fresh off xc (oh the shock!).

    The horse show folks were wonderful in there were no post entries, late fees, etc. I just paid the class fee. We called it the "You suck as an eventer discount." Just think if you could do this after driving hundreds of miles. No feeling of wasted time and money. And you even have a shot at winning prize money sometimes!

    Heck, at BN or Novice, even Training, you could run XC, then do a few stadium courses and then go stadium the next day. Talk about being schooled ready (hey even enter the horse show, jump in the morning before your stadium round!).

  • #2
    This needs a 'like' button!!


    • #3
      Octoberfest at the Hoosier Horse Park is a 3 day show with pretty much every discipline in one place. You can run barrels Friday night, do a CT and school XC on Saturday, and show hunter/jumpers or rail classes on Sunday.

      I have a friend showing her stallion in dressage so I'm taking my pony in the CT on Saturday and hunters on Sunday to put some miles on her.


      • #4
        That. Is. AWESOME. !!!! I sure do wish that that had been an option at the event recently where my kid performed the "wrong" dressage test ( my fault I guess; told her wrong) and we went home in disgrace! We could have entered a few dressage classes, then done some jumpers for extra credit and gone home with maybe even a ribbon! Logistical nightmare but what a great deal!


        • #5
          Personally, I think you should have entered a hunter class or two just for the outrage of it all.

          What was it about Fence #7 that Rien didn't like? How funny that he goes on to jump 42 more fences without incident.


          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by JER View Post
            Personally, I think you should have entered a hunter class or two just for the outrage of it all.

            What was it about Fence #7 that Rien didn't like? How funny that he goes on to jump 42 more fences without incident.
            My hunt coat is so out of date, it isn't funny and my Animo dealer friend would not let me have one on loan.

            As for Fence #7, I think Rien didn't like the way I was riding. I was too much a passenger for his taste. Considering the jumper rounds were in an derby field with an audience and schooling area, trees and all sorts of commotion, I think it was more my ride than the horse.

            But without the concurrent running of horse shows, I would have never had the chance to work this out. My trainer, was awesome and came up to school me, allowing for both of us to figure out what went wrong on XC and work out a plan. I can't say enough good things about concurrent shows and the opportunities for working and training young horses. The bang for the buck is off the chart horse show-wise.


            • #7
              LOVE this. I think show turn out numbers would go WAY up if this was more popular.
              runnjump86 Instagram

              Horse Junkies United guest blogger


              • #8
                I would dress to the nines in my rarely used (but still fashionable!) hunter gear, horrify and/or impress the judges in the 3'6" amateur/owner division, then saunter to the start box and run cross country with my vest thrown over my hunter princess clothes. It would be the best day ever
                The big guy: Lincoln

                Southern Maryland Equestrian


                • #9
                  Originally posted by RAyers View Post
                  Heck, at BN or Novice, even Training, you could run XC, then do a few stadium courses and then go stadium the next day. Talk about being schooled ready (hey even enter the horse show, jump in the morning before your stadium round!).
                  Except doing a jump school anywhere else but the designated warm-up area over anything but marked jumps while in the midst of a competition might be against the rules? Calling Janet...

                  I too though have loved, loved, loved the opportunity to fix problems immediately with another go the last two weekends. Two weekends ago I took my new 4 year old (JER's former 4 year old ) to a small local jumper schooling show where they are very kind to us event riders that don't really understand the lingo or all the rules! The jumps were VERY colorful so we started in the last 2' class. He jumped everything, but wanted to look at things and it wasn't terribly pretty. Came out of the ring looked at the gate steward and asked if I could just jump the exact same class again as a schooling round. Second time around he was good and then they bumped the height up for the next division and in that he was fantastic on his third trip over the exact same course.

                  Fast forward to this past Saturday to a local unrec/schooling event. Danny Boy seemed to remember the show jump lesson and was forward to every stadium jump without batting an eye--even though it was a bit bigger than the previous week. On XC again he went over everything on the first try, but not without giving some of the fences the stink eye first making a few things rather awkward. Since it was a small 12 jump BN course I asked to run the course again as a schooling opportunity. Fifteen minutes after the first go he went again and was forward and fantastic to everything! If it sticks in his brain like the show jump lesson he's golden for a recognized BN in a couple weeks.

                  I felt extremely fortunate in both instances to be schooling at a high quality facility run by good people who understand it is about making young horses better and more confident and who are more than happy to work with you!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
                    Octoberfest at the Hoosier Horse Park is a 3 day show with pretty much every discipline in one place. You can run barrels Friday night, do a CT and school XC on Saturday, and show hunter/jumpers or rail classes on Sunday.

                    I have a friend showing her stallion in dressage so I'm taking my pony in the CT on Saturday and hunters on Sunday to put some miles on her.
                    See you next weekend! I'm announcing the stadium portion of the CT.
                    "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

                    "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike


                    • #11
                      THAT is a fabulous idea!
                      Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                      The Grove at Five Points


                      • #12
                        Super concept, and I know many eventers (ME!) would benefit from the opportunity to get back in the ring to smooth an issue or patch up confidence. That's why I love schooling shows where the schedule is relaxed enough to allow for a few extra rounds at the end of each division.

                        Logistically, though, I wonder how many facilities really have the space and the manpower to run multiple jump rings at once? Especially for a recognized horse trials and a rated hunter/jumper show.
                        "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"


                        • #13
                          Best part is, Reed is out eventing again!
                          Click here before you buy.


                          • #14
                            On a horse named Nothing!
                            "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                            Thread killer Extraordinaire


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tle View Post
                              See you next weekend! I'm announcing the stadium portion of the CT.

                              How Cool! Look forward to meeting you and I hope my pony behaves!


                              • #16
                                I know we have at least one local unrecognized event that allows dressage only entrants....they figure they got the rings set up and the judges paid anyway, why not fill the day and make money with extra dressage entries. Cool thing is, it's way good for the young horses who get the atmosphere but not the really exciting running and jumping, just the flat stuff -- helps them understand the job is behave first....love this idea.
                                Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                                Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


                                • #17
                                  For those of you on Tb's at the Virginia Horse Trials, come on over to the TB celebration show on the other side of the horse center and do the same! November 2-4

                                  "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


                                  • #18
                                    Great opportunity. Very envious!


                                    • #19
                                      Way to go Reed and Rien.

                                      Many competitions will run a CT and dressage show at the same time, some run a 3Phase and dressage. Competition. Often it is done at the beginning of a season or in the summer here in Hot,humid South. Good opportunity to run through several dressage tests then run and jump.

                                      Subk - as I understand it, the recognized H/J shows have licensed stewards monitoring their warm-up and show rings. So it would be a matter of stewards, of all warm-up areas, watching for cross over competitors. Also depending on the facility, jump warm ups could be placed away from each other to discourage folks using the wrong area.
                                      "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                                      Courtesy my cousin Tim


                                      • #20
                                        What a great idea!

                                        Always loved a jumper show for the ability to go right back out there and fix the mistakes from the last round (and invariably make new ones), so to offer that concurrently with an event sounds great.

                                        There's a local schooling HT here that offers additional dressage and stadium rounds if time allows, fab for greenies!