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Roll call for Rubicon! Who's going? Update: times are up :)

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  • Roll call for Rubicon! Who's going? Update: times are up :)

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    Last edited by Dr. Doolittle; Jun. 6, 2007, 06:10 PM.
    "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")

  • #2
    Now that it has rained, I'm in!!!

    I'm psyched, love the venue, hope the weather will be nice! Dr. D, will you be there Sunday?
    The big man -- my lost prince

    The little brother, now my main man


    • #3
      I'll be there on Saturday with Harry. :-) I'm excited as Harry is definately ready for this.

      Does anyone know if we'll be doing XC immediately after SJ? This format works best for Harry, who if given too much time to think about it, gets overly excited for XC!
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      • #4
        The big gray pony and I will be there on Sunday. I am also very glad for the rain...was thinking we were only going to do a CT.

        Good luck to everyone!


        • #5
          I was one of three drowned rats at the Herndon Festival yesterday, with my sister and roommate, listening to one of my sister's all time favorite bands. I was cold, wet, and what ever sex appeal I had when we left home had melted off of me, but I was LOVING the rain. I was totally giddy over the rain. And now we have sweet, wonderful, beautiful MUD! I haven't seen it in AGES. I'm a happy, happy camper right now.

          We have 4 horses entered. Two novice horses (Jed and little mare...though I'm not riding her ), a training horse, and a prelim horse (the new NZ giraffe ). I'm very excited and looking forward to it. We still need to go school at least Jed (little mare hasn't jumped cross country, other than some hunt fences in Camden, since November, and her rider hasn't jumped a cross country fence since possibly Oct. of 05, so they should both go). I'll be more excited once my horse proves to me he is capable of being a star. Our flatwork is about to be fantastic (whether it is by Rubicon, I don't know) and our show jump IS fantastic, now we just need to be a little braver out on xc.

          And I'm SO excited about the new guy finally going out. He should be quite good, and I really hope he is. He is way too cool looking to be mediocre or, god forbid, bad...I much rather people notice his stunningly good looks and his GREAT skill than his stunningly good looks and his great skill at being a dork



          • #6
            Yep, Dr. D better be there sunday as she is supposed to be coaching my kid!


            • Original Poster

              Not to worry--I'll be there Sunday morning competing myself (along with my Training student), and then will stick around afterward to help eventmom's daughter and flyingtails, both of whom are doing BN...
              "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")


              • #8
                Me, but, unfortunately I won't be riding . It seems that Ty and my issues are much bigger than I even realized, so my trainer is taking him around.


                • #9
                  We'll be there

                  We'll be there as volunteers since we did Waredaca this past weekend. I'm not sure what we'll be doing, but we'll be there both days. I love Rubicon and plan on entering for the fall event.


                  • #10
                    I have a horse in the prelim and one in the novice. I am psyched, I have never been there but heard great things about it!


                    • #11

                      My competition partner, Beth, and I will be volunteering for the Prelim division on Saturday. I'm pretty sure we'll be at the coffin.

                      Give me ride times or names or something and I'll keep an eye out for you.

                      Oh, and who will be at their XC schooing on Tuesday? At the schooling jumper show on Tuesday evening? Dr. D?

                      Originally posted by King's Ransom
                      "Now, did you really mean that I should half-pass to the right whilst turning on the haunches to the left? Or was that just you farting?"


                      • #12
                        Nope, will be at a wedding in Charlotte...
                        Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.


                        • #13
                          Matt will be there with a pro and I will hopefully make it back from a red eye flight from Vegas to watch. Might be sleeping instead though.
                          Grab mane and kick on!



                          • #14
                            Volunteering again! I asked for stadium scribe on one day as Helmut is the SJ judge.
                            Road to the T3D
                            fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
                            skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


                            • #15
                              I had to scratch for training


                              • #16
                                I'll be there jump judging on XC on Saturday.


                                • #17

                                  You'll have to say hello. I haven't seen you in forever!

                                  Originally posted by King's Ransom
                                  "Now, did you really mean that I should half-pass to the right whilst turning on the haunches to the left? Or was that just you farting?"


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Synrgystyk View Post
                                    Oh, and who will be at their XC schooing on Tuesday?

                                    I was thinking about taking my baby on Tuesday. I've never been to Rubicon though. Is their XC schooling very formal with times and such or just come and go as you please?


                                    • #19

                                      Rubicon's schooling is very informal and friendly. Just show up and have a good time. Let me know if you want a "guide." I've been there several times and, if you haven't had a chance to walk the courses, can probably point you in the general direction of "fun stuff."

                                      Originally posted by King's Ransom
                                      "Now, did you really mean that I should half-pass to the right whilst turning on the haunches to the left? Or was that just you farting?"


                                      • Original Poster

                                        I just got back from giving flyingtails a "last-minute Rubicon prep cross-country school" at Frying Pan; we worked on getting her to feel and establish that 350 MPM pace--375 MPM, in the case of Rubicon --and got a good bit accomplished in that department

                                        (She and her mare did *great*; I'm sure they'lle have a lot of fun on Sunday She's going to try to volunteer Saturday, as well...)

                                        I am planning to go back to Rubicon next Tuesday (too good an opportunity to pass up!), but whether I'll opt to do a cross country school--or instead do their schooling jumper show--will depend on which of those two areas I feel "needs the most tweaking", based on the Princess's performance on Sunday. (Both will be too much right after the HT, but I think it would be fun to go back and do a little bit of either one or the other...it wil probably be the schooling jumper show, so I will bring Corona, as usual )

                                        It sounds like there will be some of the usual suspects there (though I may not see the ones who go only Saturday), so good luck to everyone who's competing, and thanks to everyone who's volunteering! (I have yet to meet Catalina, Cam's Mom, or Elghund2, though I know they've been at many of the same HTs as I've been...some day we'll manage to cross paths!)

                                        PP, good luck to Matt--is he going BN? If so, I'll keep an eye out for him on Sunday! (And I hope you can make it back to watch )
                                        "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")