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Morven this weekend - who's going?

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  • Morven this weekend - who's going?

    Who else is going? I'll be there N with my gelding again.

  • #2
    My kid is going to be doing Novice there as well.


    • #3
      Me. Vernon and I in the training. Hoping to put some more pieces of the puzzle together. Our dressage is borderline and the show jumping is frustrating, but the xc is spectacular!

      We have a few others going, as well. Hoping the big guy and the scrawny guy duke it out some more in novice.


      • #4
        Connor and I are moving up to Training and I feel totally sick to my stomach about it. I have never done Training before, so I will be the really green, ill looking person on the big bay .
        Mark is moving up to Training also, but there was NO way I was going to ride both of them for everyone's first time out, so my trainer is riding Mark.

        Okay, I am off to be ill....


        • #5
          I'll be there on Saturday helping my trainer and then my trainer is showing my horse in the Novice division on Sunday. I can't wait!
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          • #6
            Training course

            Anyone have either intel or past experience with what the training course is like?


            • #7
              I did the training course there 2 years or so ago, and thought it was an easy one.

              We are losing horses going to Morven left and right it seems! Carmen was wait listed at Training and I just said scrap it, we'll go to MD HT. So I just have the Pony going Novice and my boy going Prelim.

              D and Napa are going Advanced, but because of the silly reschedule, I doubt they'll go XC. It's the horse's 4th Advanced and a little much to ask of him to go to stadium, then 20 minutes later to run a big XC! We'll see how it plays out, but I'm really disappointed in the schedule change for them.
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              - George H. Morris


              • #8
                I'll be there with two, one at Novice and one at Training.
                If the Number 2 pencil is so popular, why is it still number 2?


                • #9
                  We've got a couple on the waitlist at training, plus one in at Prelim, and one Advanced. So either way we'll end up being there all three days. Sigh.

                  Polo - if the training course is anything like their spring course is, it's pretty straightforward and a bit on the small side (but fair). A number of tables, and the water was at the end of the course. Coffin was a 3-4 strides on a soft bend - very inviting. Don't know if they've taken the tire jump off that always got a good peek in the field behind the water/Preliminary trakehner, but I don't recall anything else being particularly looky. That being said, it may be changed up a bit from the spring.


                  • #10
                    Times are up.
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                    • #11
                      Sweeeeeet. I get to sleep in! Sorta.
                      Road to the T3D
                      fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
                      skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ishi View Post
                        D and Napa are going Advanced, but because of the silly reschedule, I doubt they'll go XC. It's the horse's 4th Advanced and a little much to ask of him to go to stadium, then 20 minutes later to run a big XC! We'll see how it plays out, but I'm really disappointed in the schedule change for them.
                        The schedule was changed to run the advanced over two days instead of one. If it had been a one-day event, as it was originally planned, I expect they would've been doing the exact same stadium-straight-to-XC that you usually see in one-day HTs, only the horses would've had to also do dressage earlier in the day. So the change should make it easier on the advanced horses, not tougher.
                        Maybe you didn't realize it was scheduled to run as a one-day advanced when you signed up?
                        I evented just for the Halibut.


                        • #13
                          Sweet. Thank whoever was assigning that it's not the 8am dressage time, but still be done by noon.


                          • #14
                            No kidding.
                            Very civilized: afternoon dressage, dinner at Blue Ridge Grill, sleep, jump, on the road by 11 a.m.
                            I evented just for the Halibut.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FrittSkritt View Post
                              Sweeeeeet. I get to sleep in! Sorta.
                              WE ALL got sleep in! Woohoo!!!


                              • #16
                                I'll be there with GRC both days. Ishi, I hope D goes cross country! I haven't seen them go in awhile. I need someone to root for out there.

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                                • #17
                                  no sleeping in for me on Sunday. My SO and I are working (volunteering) as ring stewards so will be there early. Stop by and say hi!!!
                                  Appy Trails,
                                  Kathy, Cadet & CCS Silinde
                                  member VADANoVA www.vadanova.org


                                  • #18
                                    Can someone post a link to the times please! Seems every time i click from the site it says "no times available".

                                    Proud owner of a Spicy mare!!


                                    • #19
                                      Refresh the page. It did that to me yesterday, too.


                                      • #20
                                        I got an email with my times...SUPER civilized!!!

                                        GotSpots, the dreaded tire jump got retired 2 years ago.

                                        I will be there in Novice with the husband horse -- our first time out since Rubicon. I imagine he'll feel almost-ready-for-training EXCEPT in SJ, where he may feel almost-ready-for-BN (it's not about size, it's about shiny. or something. STILL a baby....).

                                        Big horse was supposed to make his official debut after rehab, but his schedule got delayed by unrelated issues (getting kicked in the a**, literally, among other things)...sigh.

                                        Ground should be good, weather pretty cooperative!! yay!
                                        The big man -- my lost prince

                                        The little brother, now my main man