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  • Catch Indoor Eventing LIVE from Toronto's Royal Winter Fair

    Hey everyone!

    Just wanted to bring it to your attention that we will be LIVE webcasting from the Royal in Toronto from November 6th - 15th at www.royalfair.org it's free for a small-size window, or $29.95 if you want a full-size, high quality window for all 10 days plus a year of on-demand viewing. Or you can get four hour chunks for ten bucks. Check out the complete schedule and what's new on our website www.royalfair.org

    Oliver Townend is coming over from Britain to try and de-throne three-time Champion Waylon Roberts, who has won the Good Crop Services Indoor Eventing Championships each year since its inception. Mind you, Waylon's dad Ian Roberts will also be competing this year, looking to oust his own son! David O'Connor is our course designer and if you've never seen this run, it really is a hoot.

    The American jumpers that are coming up to compete in our international division are: McLain Ward, Kent Farrington, Margie Engle, Christine McCrea, Todd Minikus, Laura Kraut and possibly Hillary Dobbs. The internationals are: Gerco Schroder, Andres Rodriguez, Ljubov Kochetova, Dermott Lennon, Nick Skelton, Michael Whitaker, William Whitaker and Robert Smith.

    We also have CDI 3* dressage, the heavy-horse hitches, the Superdogs, the Hackney Championships, Clay Maier, a Dressage-Reining pas-de-deux with Gillian Sutherland and Reserve World Champion Harvey Stevens, and so much more.

    Follow us on Twitter @royalhorseshow and become a fan on Facebook of Royal Winter Fair Horse Show.

    Thanks!

    Michelle

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    Nothing against you, mcd but "Indoor Eventing" is like military intelligence, government aid, speed dressage, comfortable bra, ....

    Reed

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    • #3
      hopefully it's not a speed thing again...
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      • #4
        I'm sure it's a "speed thing". There's no dressage and the jumps don't fall down. I wonder how else would one make this type of competition work?

        It's an entertaining night out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GoodyTwo View Post
          I'm sure it's a "speed thing". There's no dressage and the jumps don't fall down. I wonder how else would one make this type of competition work?

          It's an entertaining night out.


          You point out exactly why "Indoor Eventing" is an oxymoron. It is not eventing in that there is no dressage or stadium. There is no cross country as it is indoors. It is a specifically manufactured game with no function other than to generate money. "Indoor eventing" is to eventing they way miniature golf is to golf. This is the only way to "make" this type of competition work.

          Reed

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          • #6
            "... comfortable bra"

            Aw, honey. I've never heard you complain about your bra before. Maybe you need a larger cup size?

            :-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RAyers View Post
              Nothing against you, mcd but "Indoor Eventing" is like military intelligence, government aid, speed dressage, comfortable bra, ....

              Reed

              Agree completely
              "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
              Courtesy my cousin Tim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by flutie1 View Post
                "... comfortable bra"

                Aw, honey. I've never heard you complain about your bra before. Maybe you need a larger cup size?

                :-)

                Hey Reed - Playtex 18 hour is not bad.. . . .
                "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                Courtesy my cousin Tim

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                • #9
                  Agreed... not eventing, but still an entertaining night out.

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                  • #10
                    posted some videos of Indoor Eventing class 1 on Facebook. click here for videos

                    Penny Rowland won, Oliver Townend was 2nd. As a spectator, it was the best show in town for sure! Too bad there weren't more people in the stands...oh, well
                    www.ecogold.ca
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                    • #11
                      Did anyone else find Penny Rowland's ride scary?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GaellentQuest View Post
                        Did anyone else find Penny Rowland's ride scary?
                        Yes, she looked like she was about to fall off!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GoodyTwo View Post
                          I'm sure it's a "speed thing". There's no dressage and the jumps don't fall down. I wonder how else would one make this type of competition work?

                          It's an entertaining night out.
                          Click on the links to the videos - there are some stadium jumps that fall down.

                          We are going tonight - first time for my husband to watch it so it will be interesting to see his perspective. The boys always enjoy going. It is great to see all the event riders that we know outside of competitions.

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                          • #14
                            Yay! I was told a bunch of Pony Clubbers will be in the stands tonight...should be loud!!!!

                            PS - posted a couple more videos on FB: click here for Indoor eventing videos
                            www.ecogold.ca
                            www.horsejunkiesunited.com - The Blog for & by Amateur Riders

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                            • #15
                              That's how we got started going was through pc - my boys didn't join this year but it will be nice to see some of the kids

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by patricia.dasilva View Post
                                Penny Rowland won, Oliver Townend was 2nd. As a spectator, it was the best show in town for sure! Too bad there weren't more people in the stands...oh, well
                                I'm disappointed to hear that you thought this was "the best show in town" - I found it frightening, and not at all representative of what eventing is. For a company that has so far appeared to support real eventing, this seems to be a step back, and I'm disappointed to hear of a connection between Ecogold and this class. The horses did not appear to understand the questions, and solid or semi-solid obstacles in those tight venues is not a fabulous idea. i would hope that this does not catch on - it is way too much like the "Express Eventing" horror-show.

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                                • #17
                                  GotSpots -- I agree.... not good.

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                                  • #18
                                    After watching the videos, why the hell don't these folks just go do a jumper show? The only difference was the size of fence and the solid fences. This is not eventing at all. It is jumpers for shut-in eventers. Sadly, the solid fences combined with the SLOW speed seemed to cause more issues. Don't these organizers think before creating these "classes?"

                                    Reed

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                                    • #19
                                      The Royal USED to be a huge multi-disciplinary show. I think there's some mix these days, but it's mostly H/J. Indoor Eventing was introduced as a novelty act/entertainment, just like the carriage racing:
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LncG5...rom=PL&index=5
                                      "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."

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                                      • #20
                                        FIRST, if it is INDOORS it is NOT EVENTING in my book. Period, end of story.

                                        Second, if PR is the winner and that round (not saying anything about Penny in a broader spectrum) is the example of eventing we are going to put out there, we should all be ashamed. It looks like a bad childrens/adult round where the adult can barely ride and the trainer is standing at the in gate yelling "kick, kick" and the adult is proud that she didn't fall off.

                                        I am HORRIFIED by the concept and the winning round. God forbid someone looks at this an an example.

                                        ETA: By the way, what part of this looks SAFE! (In the sense that any horse sport is safe.)

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