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    Any scoop other than the web on how the AECs are going? I know that it poured today and my friend said it was a mess during her cross country run. But I am so proud that she moved up to 2nd in Ammy Training. Go Carrie and Country!!! Now there will be lots of nail bitting here on my part till after stadium tomorrow.

    Anyone else??

    ~ Jus Passed My Zipper aka Spanky, 11yo QH gelding.
    ~ Muskogee, 2yo Oldenburg Colt.

    I havent been there yet, but plan on going tomorrow to watch. I live only about 30 min from Lamplight and it has been raining here all day, and is supposed to continue w/ even heavier rain tonight and tomorrow & Sunday. Hope all goes well. I know the course does typically hold up pretty well w/ rain...but this is a LOT of rain.!!


      Check the website for an updated schedule. We got Junior Novice and all the Training cross country in today as originally scheduled. Tomorrow, they will show jump as scheduled starting at 8 AM. Prelim, Intermediate and Advanced cross country is cancelled for tomorrow and they will show jump starting at noon. Tomorrow afternoon, the c ross country course will be evaluated to see if they can run on Sunday. Huge amounts of rain fell and is scheduled to keep on falling at least through tomorrow. The crash crew, volunteers and officials deserve huge kudos for keeping the going as safe as possible today.



        Go Flutie! I expect you need a cheer or two (two thousand?) about now. Thanks for all you do for so very many.
        ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan



          Originally posted by RunForIt View Post
          Go Flutie! I expect you need a cheer or two (two thousand?) about now. Thanks for all you do for so very many.
          Thanks for the kind words. A good red wine also helps to ease the pain of the day!




            Thunderous clapping from MI heading your way... What a monster undertaking, and Mom nature not helping?? Drink lots of wine!

            Oh, perhaps you've had enough thunder???


              Greetings from the A E Seas

              Looking out the window of the hotel this morning looks very similar to the TV coverage of hurricane Ike. Torrential rain and strong winds. I know the AEC website details all the schedule chgs.

              My great guys foxhunting experience did us well yesterday. We (T-AM) were the last division to do the full course before it was modified. He slogged around like a trooper and brought me home safe

              I don't want to think about the look I will get when I come to tack him up for SJ this morning.


                We're all rooting for everyone who has to ride in the rain! For the first time in my life, I can say I am VERY excited that I'm "just" in the BN-H division... because we ran high and dry!

                What happens if they cancel the x-country?
                Eventing-A-Gogo: Adventures of a Barefoot Event Horse and her Human
                The Reeling: An Unexpected Mareventure


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                  Carrie and Country ended up 2nd in the Ammy Training division! I am so proud and tickled. Carrie bought Country from me 5 years ago and I am the one who got her into Eventing and out of the H/J world. Needless to say, I am very proud today!!

                  (who is grinning ear to ear!!)
                  ~ Jus Passed My Zipper aka Spanky, 11yo QH gelding.
                  ~ Muskogee, 2yo Oldenburg Colt.


                    Originally posted by Mudroom View Post
                    Greetings from the A E Seas

                    My great guys foxhunting experience did us well yesterday. We (T-AM) were the last division to do the full course before it was modified. He slogged around like a trooper and brought me home safe
                    I was jump judging at fence 16 (2nd to last, big table). You guys were riding in the worst of it! And everyone looked great!

                    They came quite close to closing the course for the day.

                    A E Seas How appropriate!


                      Are they canceling XC? The scores for prelim divisions that have done stadium are posted as "final scores." How is the weather out there today?
                      Last edited by Eventrgrl; Sep. 13, 2008, 03:21 PM.


                        XC for Prelim-Advanced was cancelled and those divisions are being run as combined tests. It was a mess down there today!!!


                          Mess isn't the word for it... it hasn't stopped raining since it started yesterday, and it's not supposed to stop until Monday. I'm glad they closed the courses!


                            Me too. It isn't worth the risk. There wasn't even a decision to be made in this case! Mother nature made the decision! I withdrew my rides and drove home this morning. I feel bad for those that travelled a long way and for the organizers who worked very hard to put this event on. I'm glad all of the horses are going home safe, sound and happy. Thank you, Katie, for saving me a spot for my trailer!!!


                              Is there anything going on tomorrow?


                                I don't think so...just a lot of cleaning up!


                                  Yep - it has been POURING ALL DAY and only let up a little during the Advanced stadium round, which was nice for them! (and for those of us watching!) They ran all the Prelims through Advanced as combined tests, which is kind of sucky but certainly the right choice considering the fact that all the roads and the barns and the vendor tents and the arenas were flooded like crazy!! My friend and I went into a puddle on the lawn to see how deep it went... and we stopped when it got up to mid-thigh, we didn't want to go swimming! The organizers did an amazing job and we thank them so much, along with Wellpride and the rest of the sponsors! We'll be back next year and Mother Nature better cooperate!
                                  Eventing-A-Gogo: Adventures of a Barefoot Event Horse and her Human
                                  The Reeling: An Unexpected Mareventure


                                    I left Lamplight about 2 PM Saturday. I took me an hour to go the first 12 miles due to closed roads, flooding etc. I think I averaged about 30 MPH for the next hour or so and then finally drove out of it going SE. Trip home took about 1.5 hours longer than normal. I think everything I had with me is soaked. My whole trailer tack room needs to be stripped out and aired out or it will mold, oh but wait, Ike's remnants will hit here this afternoon.....

                                    Thanks again to all the volunteers who slogged through it for us, and to all the organizers/officials. I feel they made the right decisions.


                                      Last edited by Equibrit; Sep. 14, 2008, 08:14 PM.
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                                        Hmmmm. Maybe getting a TE for jumping a Novice x-country jump, then leaving on Friday morning, wasn't as terrible as I originally thought!

                                        Nope. It was.

                                        I am sorry that the UL riders had it so rough. The AEC's really did try to put on a very nice show.

                                        However, next time, maybe they could arrange a course walk for the BN and Novice smurfs? Apparently, I could have used one!
                                        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!