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Morven Park HTs this weekend!!!!

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  • Morven Park HTs this weekend!!!!

    So who is going?

    I'm taking my guy out T. Sort of excited, sort of nervous for the first show of the season!

  • #2
    I'll be in the prelim.
    Its my first time to Morven, anyone know what I can expect?

    (how is the layout of the facilities? Any incites on the P XC course?)


    • #3
      Dressage ride times are posted - Monday night - two days before promised in the Omnibus. How cool is that?!? Thanks, Margaret and Shannon (organizer and secretary)!!

      The weather looks to be loverly, and it will be my first outing on Dakota since VHT CCI** last fall. I'm a bit concerned, but only about my "riding chops", not the Kaboinger's ability ;->

      We were able to get in an XC school at Win Green on Sunday, so I feel a little better....
      Yvonne Lucas
      Red Moon Farm

      "Practice doesn't make perfect. PERFECT practice makes perfect." - Jim Wofford

      "Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant." - Jim Wofford


      • #4
        Well, I'll be out there walking the T cross country course on Friday afternoon in order to check it out--I'm entered in the Loudoun Hunt HT at the end of April; I figured this one would be too soon to get ready for, but my horse is actually pretty fit right now, the weather looks good this week, and it makes me wish I had entered after all!

        Good luck to everyone who will be competing!
        "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")


        • #5
          I am hoping to get up on Sunday and watch some cross country. I too am entered at Loudoun. My reasoning was a little different though, if they had canceled Morven's HT due to EHV with the no refund clause in the omnibus I just couldn't risk it! Good luck to those competing looks to be gorgeous!


          • #6
            I'l; lbewatching!

            I will be jump judging, though unfortunately NOT with Neil, he is still in "recovery " following his wifes; surgery, and recent visit by the granddaughter .A friend from my church, also a former eventer has offered to take me, hooray! and, I can't tell you what vehicle we will be in, either a pickup truck or a camry, obviously I am not taking my power chair, if anyone hears of a raffle to win a vehicle with a wheelchair lift' Please let me know!
            Last edited by Carol Ames; Mar. 28, 2007, 09:05 PM. Reason: tyopos
            breeder of Mercury!

            remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


            • #7
              I'll be there going to training to start the season, then onwards and upwards to prelim. My dressage time is 4:20! It will be a late stadium round I suppose. I remember last year at Loudon I didn't SJ until like 7pm. I was pleasently suprised to see they divided up the training divisions more and I qualify for J/YR training.

              Check out my blog at http://lindsayberreth.com


              • #8
                Anyone know what to expect for the T xc? I'm a little nervous, and feeling rusty this early in the year! How difficult is it usually, say, in comparison to Seneca's fall course?


                • #9
                  Good luck to all competing!
                  I will be there as a spectator. One of my little lesson girls eats, sleeps, dreams, lives horses, but her parents dont see it, so I asked them if I could bring her along. She's thrilled!


                  • #10
                    That's so fun, HandsomeRandsom, Morven Park is one of my favorite HTs to spectate. You're going to have a ball with your little lesson girl.

                    I'll be there taking pictures of a couple of friends and cheering them on. Looks like the weather and footing should be pretty nice!

                    If anyone would like me to try and get pictures of them, just post your penny number and I'll do my best...but no promises!
                    You can't fix stupid.


                    • #11
                      ill be spectating (and shopping!!) on sunday with a friend!


                      • #12
                        YEAH! times are out early...i'm riding a 3ish test. i am super excited for our first outing of the year. "hopefully" with a few good trainings we will hit prelim in may!

                        justjump-there is a thread called morven spring horse trials or something with lots of info on the courses...i have heard it is a fairly early season test...

                        bstreet-that is so nice offering to take pics and i will def take you up on your offer i will post my # when i find it!
                        "Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


                        • #13
                          I scratched so will be jump judging on Sunday instead. Good luck everybody!!! I am so jealous
                          There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)


                          • #14
                            Thanks toeknee-I'd forgotten about that thread!

                            Good luck everyone, looks like we're in for good weather and good footing!


                            • #15
                              bambam, I want HOLLERING as I (hopefully) sail over your fence. I am more than bummed you aren't riding with me, but I know the Princess will come out fighting later this year...
                              I'm really excited as this seemed like a whacky idea when I entered -- between the early season weather/footing, our total lack of jumping/schooling recently, and the EHV thing, it seemed quite a fantastical proposition...

                              but we just wrapped up two great sj/xc schools (ok, so horsey was great, I was non-fatally rusty), and the weather/footing looks pretty darn nice....

                              woo hoo!!
                              I'll be there around 2:30ish dressage in T, right behind nowoncourse...

                              Dr. D, I plan to walk the course Fri afternoon, too -- I will look for you!!!
                              The big man -- my lost prince

                              The little brother, now my main man


                              • #16
                                The T course

                                can't imagine it's a tough as Seneca fall - that WAS a late season course!

                                I do have third hand (but pretty reliable) info that a trakhener is being built for the 2nd to last fence on the T course, but it will allegedly be "not too huge"
                                The big man -- my lost prince

                                The little brother, now my main man


                                • #17
                                  remember kivk on!

                                  The entire course is solid,open and galloping, so, get your line and kick on!
                                  breeder of Mercury!

                                  remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                                  • #18
                                    Does anyone know how they run the SJ and XC times? Im thinking the SJ will just be a "window" of time that you can show up to jump, but what about XC? Will they post the times on Saturday or something?


                                    • #19
                                      I might be there volunteering, I'd like to do Saturday but haven't gotten a call back from Shannon. Is there anyone else I should try?
                                      Road to the T3D
                                      fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
                                      skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


                                      • #20
                                        Dang, I'm green with envy at all those who entered--had I known the weather would be so nice (and my horse so ready!) I would have entered this one...but there's always Loudoun in 4 weeks (with our luck it will *pour* down rain the night before X-country--so long, $199. Of course one can always do it as a CT, since the other two phases are on footing...)

                                        asterix, I will look for you on Friday afternoon...I'll be meeting my student there (who is also entered at Loudoun), the one with the ditchy grey Connemara/TB mare...(you met her at the MD HT last summer.) When she finds out there's a new Trakehner on the Training course, she'll freak!

                                        It sounds like you and "the big guy" are ready to roll--how exciting! Good luck! I may try to come out on Sunday to watch some (and maybe Saturday.) I am entered in a CT in Middleburg on Sunday (and will have 5 students riding in it too!), so that will be a busy day for me--otherwise, I would have signed up to jump judge. If everyone's times are late enough (and mine are early enough!), maybe I'll try to come out and catch some of your rides in the afternooon!

                                        In any case, everyone have fun--and good luck!
                                        "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")