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Roll call for Rubicon

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  • Roll call for Rubicon


    Who is signed up and competing!?! I will be there on Sunday for Beginner Novice. Very excited since I have actually never ridden there. Have been signed up for three horse trials (this being the fourth) that where either cancelled due to too much rain or horse injury. So knocking on wood I will be there!

    Also sidenote if any interest, Gillian Clissold is willing to do a course walk Saturday evening if there is any interest. PT if you are.
    Grab mane and kick on!


  • #2
    Not riding...

    Won't be riding as the current horse is semi-retired... but will be there taking pictures!
    View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com


    • #3
      I'll be there! The Princess's last Novice (probably), and one of my students' last Novice (probably), and one of my other students (who usually does Novice) is dropping down to BN since she hasn't had a chance to prepare as thoroughly as usual this spring. (I'm hoping she's up to it; she just lost a horse to colic about a week ago She posted about it on this board...I'm sure she *sincerely* appreciated all of the sympathy and kindness shown by the other BBers on the Eventing board...)

      Anyway, Rubicon is *always* great; I'm really looking forward to it! Supposedly they have some new jumps and a new track, which should be interesting! I believe S4Zeus is going Training there.)
      "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

      "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


      • #4
        I'll be there...although I won't be riding like I had originally planned. After struggling at Waredaca, I decided my saint of a horse needed/deserved a professional ride. I've already contacted Rubicon and switched him to OBN, they were very accomadating. But I'll definitely be there Sunday cheering my boy on!
        You can't fix stupid.


        • Original Poster


          Hey! What happened!?! I will give you a call but I am so sorry to hear that things didn't go well at Waredaca. Who are you having ride him?

          Well, at the very least, I will see you there and I haven't seen you in forever! (well a couple weeks at least.)

          Hey, I have a question on the Off Course, now oops, but did your truck come with the gooseneck hitch or did you have it put in? Trying to get pricing for a trailer I am looking at. Seriously considering a three horse!
          Grab mane and kick on!



          • #6
            Came with, I just had to replace the drop-in ball-thingie.

            I'll talk to you later and fill you in on all the gorry details...and maybe share the carnage if the pics turn out. LOL
            You can't fix stupid.


            • #7
              I'll be there in the ON. Hopefully TJ goes like she did yesterday at Waredaca, we'll be set! Looking forward to seeing the new fences this year too.


              • #8
                Hi all,

                I was planning to be at Rubicon, and began to get into panic (I-haven't-schooled-much-and-I'm-sure-my-horse-has-forgotten-how-to-jump) mode, so I went schooling today. After just a few teeny warmup jumps (not very good ones either), trip, ouch ouch... lame horse. He torqued a shoe and then stepped on a clip and a nail. LOVELY.

                I'm still planning to come either way, but it might not be to ride. Farrier comes tomorrow to put shoe back on, so wish me luck!

                Cheryl & Opus, the lame one.
                I'll be in a green truck and ugly brown tagalong, or not <g>
                Cheryl Microutsicos, in the heart of Virginia


                • #9
                  I will be there with my 5 year old doing the Novice thing. I've heard great things about the horse trial - it will be my first time there.


                  • #10
                    Ralphy boy- the supreme nap master general- and I are making our move back up to prelim on Saturday, I'm coaching one of our client's through his first horse trial (BN) and Sheryl has told me I can have any no shows on Sunday for BN, since the horses are literally right next door.

                    The course looks lovely! Some fun new things for all levels. We were visiting this morning and will be flagging and setting up stadium throughout the week.

                    I am a mix of total excitement...last year before Ralph got sick I was getting to the point were prelim, although still terrifying, was also starting to be a heck of a lot of fun...and complete and under terror, mostly for dressage and show jumping (the halt-reinback is the bane of my existence!). My mom is coming, her first time seeing us go prelim, and I keep getting these moments of panic where I want to call her and say never mind! argh

                    Good luck to everyone! To those who are partaking of the wonder that is Rubicon for the first time, enjoy! Great courses, great people!!


                    • #11
                      Rubicon needs voluteers!

                      I'm going to start a new thread on this but Rubicon needs volunteers. This is a great HT so if you can help please let Eric know: eric_williams@agilent.com

                      I hope this doesn't get deleted b/c i posted his e-mail adress.


                      • #12
                        I will be going Training. My third go at Training. I most definatly won't be thinking about time faults. After a clean go at Elysian Hills, a xc with no jump faults is my goal. It would also be nice if I could repeat my dressage score from Elysian Hills. Anyways. Yes, Dr. D was correct. I will be going training.


                        • #13
                          Soundness gods permitting, I will be there for training too
                          Cannot wait- I love Rubicon.
                          There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)


                          • #14
                            I'll be there Saturday doing NR! Yay!
                            Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.


                            • #15
                              Hey Sarah,
                              I shot you a PT....
                              Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.


                              • #16
                                Wish and I are in

                                As Dr. Doolittle pointed out Wishes and I are signed up for Rubicon. I bumped down to BN (when I had hoped to finish this season at Training) because of several surgeries over the last month. I am feeling better but it has kept me from legging Wish up and really preparing. So... better to go easy then to go bust.

                                I am looking forward to getting out and riding Wish at our first HT of the year. Usually we have done a few by now but with my illness, etc I haven't shown him since last Nov. when I hurt my back.

                                I believe it was RAyers who said my mare who I just lost would be galloping along with me on the XC. I plan to remember her in our performance.

                                I look forward to seeing everyone there. I will be volunteering on Sat also.
                                "A strong man stands up for himself...
                                A stronger man stands up for others."
                                ~MY MAN STANDS UP FOR US ALL~


                                • #17
                                  Not sure if I'm more sad or pissed

                                  I scratched yesterday. Ralph's an ass. We have major decisions to make in regards to what I'm going to do with him.

                                  Hopefully, I'll get a BN slot for one of the babies, so I can at least have some fun with them.


                                  • #18
                                    Sorry to hear you had to scratch, yellow britches. I did get my horse's shoe back on, not sure if he's sound, but he should be. I'll test him out today.

                                    With that out of the way I can get back to just panicking about how we have forgotten how to jump nicely... and that I haven't had a dressage lesson in EONS (but luckily my horse is decent at it in spite of me).

                                    So... off to test him today with some flat work, then jump tomorrow to HOPEFULLY remember how...

                                    See you all there, the weather is looking GREAT!! Times are supposed to be posted today, so we should see who is in each other's divisions. I don't think I will recognize you by the names posted here!

                                    Cheryl & Opus, look for the short chubby chick with short brown hair on a fabulously handsome chestnut gentleman.
                                    Cheryl Microutsicos, in the heart of Virginia


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Times are out!

                                      I am going Sunday

                                      Dressage: 06/11/2006 01:27 pm
                                      Cross Country: 06/11/2006 03:47 pm
                                      Stadium: 06/11/2006 03:12 pm
                                      Grab mane and kick on!



                                      • #20
                                        Anyone know whether these times will be posted anywhere (I did get my email, though), but I need to get the ride times for others!
                                        One thing you can give and still keep is your word.