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  • USEA Convention next week...who is attending?

    Mr. FlightCheck and I (he gets to go snowboarding/running/touristing) will be attending. He came with me three years ago, and loves the Broadmoor.

    Anyone else?

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    Me! I love the Broadmoor too. Hoping it is not too cold so I can get a good run in.
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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    • #3
      We will be there, especially for The Gray Goose's induction into the hall of fame!
      Last edited by JackW; Nov. 29, 2012, 10:15 AM.

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      • #4
        I'll be there! Looking forward to it
        No Trouble
        2/2/05 - 7/29/13
        Rest In Peace my quirky brave boy, I will love you forever.

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        • #5
          I'll be there. I am chairing the Affiliates meeting on Friday, and I will defintely be at the rules meeting
          Janet

          chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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          • #6
            Hey, leyt me know where you guys are!! Wendy McGaughn from Kan Tek is coming over from Ireland and I would love to introduce her to folks here.

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            • #7
              I am staying at the Broadmoor.
              Janet

              chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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              • #8
                A friend and I are coming up.

                What do people wear to the Hall of Fame dinner?

                Originally posted by RAyers View Post
                Hey, leyt me know where you guys are!! Wendy McGaughn from Kan Tek is coming over from Ireland and I would love to introduce her to folks here.
                Is she bringing any vests with her? I really want one.
                Pam's Pony Place

                Pam's Pony Ponderings

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                  Desert Topaz,
                  At the last one I attended, everything from suits to jeans; cocktail dresses dressy pants suits for women.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FlightCheck View Post
                    Desert Topaz,
                    At the last one I attended, everything from suits to jeans; cocktail dresses dressy pants suits for women.
                    Oh good. I really didn't want to have to put on my one dress.
                    Pam's Pony Place

                    Pam's Pony Ponderings

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Desert Topaz View Post
                      A friend and I are coming up.

                      What do people wear to the Hall of Fame dinner?


                      Is she bringing any vests with her? I really want one.

                      Yes, she is. I have them already at my place and will bring them down on Tuesday!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RAyers View Post
                        Yes, she is. I have them already at my place and will bring them down on Tuesday!
                        Sent you a PM so as not to go OT
                        "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

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                        • #13
                          FC,
                          Sorry didn't see your thread (Thanks,Janet, bringing people together as usual). I'll be there with Mrs KS, who's now our local Affiliate's rep. Just when I thought I'd escaped, they made me the Education Chair for KDEA.
                          Brock
                          Brock n. (Anglo-Saxon) badger as in Brockenhurst, Brocklebank etc www.area35.us

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                            I'll be there, getting in early to do a couple days of sight-seeing and then starting with the Richard Jeffry course design seminar.

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                              We leave tomorrow!!

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                                Originally posted by RAyers View Post
                                Hey, leyt me know where you guys are!! Wendy McGaughn from Kan Tek is coming over from Ireland and I would love to introduce her to folks here.
                                I've ordered one of her vests.
                                Janet

                                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                                • #17
                                  EN has a good write up on David O'C's "care and feeding" presentation, but there were a couple of thngs I took away, that apply to us 'Non-elite" eventers(or riders in general).

                                  First were his comments about identifying "the cost" (not just money) of reaching your goal, and then determining if you were prepared to pay "the price".

                                  This is just as valid if your goal is to move up from BN to N, or to get to the Olympics.

                                  All of us have to balance "what we want" with what we are prepared to sacrifice, and to come to a balance where "what we are prepared to pay" is consistent with "what we want to accomplish" .

                                  The second was the comment that (paraphrasing)"When you fail, you need to admit the mistake, and identify the reason (not the excuse0 for the problem. Then you can work to fix the reason, but you can't fix an excuse."

                                  Again, that is just as true when you are trying to conquer BN as when you are trying to conquer Rolex.
                                  Last edited by Janet; Dec. 10, 2012, 11:39 AM.
                                  Janet

                                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                                  • #18
                                    Janet,

                                    I agree, it was great hearing DOC's rather serious approach and questions about what it takes to be at the top.

                                    My favorite part of the convention was hearing Mary King talk about her very minimalist way of managing her horses:

                                    -2-3 months off in the winter, no shoes/blankets for most, no "hard feed", living out 24/7 so they get a good break after the season

                                    -no supplements, regular chiro, etc.

                                    -fitness work every 3rd day and ridden 6 days a week with lots of hacking

                                    -simply backing the 3 year olds and giving the 4 year olds a very easy year with little jumping, giving them lots of time to mature. Working them "from the field" rather than keeping them in

                                    She is my idol. I have never met a more likeable, humble, and smart eventer.
                                    No Trouble
                                    2/2/05 - 7/29/13
                                    Rest In Peace my quirky brave boy, I will love you forever.

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                                      Most memorable part for me was the Hall of Fame Ceremony - definitely not a dry eye in the house - male or female.
                                      Brock
                                      Brock n. (Anglo-Saxon) badger as in Brockenhurst, Brocklebank etc www.area35.us

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                                      • #20
                                        Wow, I am applauding loudly. Love this program. Love the minimalist way.... Love the training schedule for babies.


                                        Originally posted by Carried Away View Post
                                        Janet,

                                        I agree, it was great hearing DOC's rather serious approach and questions about what it takes to be at the top.

                                        My favorite part of the convention was hearing Mary King talk about her very minimalist way of managing her horses:

                                        -2-3 months off in the winter, no shoes/blankets for most, no "hard feed", living out 24/7 so they get a good break after the season

                                        -no supplements, regular chiro, etc.

                                        -fitness work every 3rd day and ridden 6 days a week with lots of hacking

                                        -simply backing the 3 year olds and giving the 4 year olds a very easy year with little jumping, giving them lots of time to mature. Working them "from the field" rather than keeping them in

                                        She is my idol. I have never met a more likeable, humble, and smart eventer.
                                        -Ann

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