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  • Pine Top Advanced starts today!

    Most of the best of the best are riding, Advanced dressage starts today at noon. It looks to be a beautiful (albeit cool...good for horses!) weekend.

    If you can help, especially on Sunday when so many jump judges are needed, please email Janet at corgiqueen56 at gmail dot com. It is going to be a full-day master class of cross country riding and you will LOVE it! I can't wait - hope to see you there.

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    Ooooh have fun!!!!

    I'm hoping that Sunday will work out so I can come, but as of now... I have previous engagements already, so... But we'll see. I might could rearrange somewhat!!!

    HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      Who are they starting with on Sunday? It said earlier this week everyone had times starting with Advanced, but now only Prelim has times, and they're in the morning.
      "One thing vampire children have to be taught early is, don't run with a wooden stake."

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      • #4
        First time in years and years that I won't be there volunteering...will simply have to make up for it during the fall - AND RIDE!!!

        We packed CookiePony off to PTF this morning (more boo hoo - Arlo ADORES his Aunt CP ) - she stopped at RFI Farm on her way from Nashville. LOVELY person that she is, CP brought me a scrumptious carrot cake, so we had a big fun time staying up late, chatting, laughing, and EATING!!!! Everyone have fun!!!!
        ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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          #5
          Looks like the xc times have been changed up with P going first and A going last. I got to ride around the courses this afternoon and they are going to be AMAZING to watch. All levels have some great technical problems to solve as well as kick-butt galloping and fly fences. It's going to be a blast!

          Some really good dressage rides today, with some not so good...the wind was up and and chilly and we all know how well that goes with fit horses! NOT! Didn't catch but a couple sj rounds. Tomorrow is a full day of I & P dressage and sj.

          RFI, I look forward to seeing you out and about sans birdcage and am glad you are on the mend! MB had a nice test...she is such a good girl. She and that horse have made quite a team.
          Last edited by 3dazey; Feb. 26, 2010, 06:04 PM.

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          • #6
            I was just checking out the scores and saw that John Williams is right up there with both Sweepea Dean and Carrick. Carrick is my favorite!

            Cody

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            • #7
              Cody - me too!!! It's good to see him out and about again!
              ~Nancy~

              Adams Equine Wellness

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                Originally posted by 3dazey View Post
                RFI, I look forward to seeing you out and about sans birdcage and am glad you are on the mend! MB had a nice test...she is such a good girl. She and that horse have made quite a team.
                Thanks so much - I miss seeing you lots and lots...I was happy with MB's dressage, but ELATED after SJ!!! Now on to XC and that is where she and Guiness are so wonderful...
                ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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                • #9
                  ENJOY1

                  especially the sun and warmer weather; we are battening down for yet another snow event
                  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

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                  • #10
                    3dazey, where were you today? I did not catch sight of you! And yes, if anyone can fence judge Sunday, email Janet ASAP!

                    I saw Carrick's test and he looked great. John W. loves that horse, it is clear. I saw Comet's too-- he came into the ring a little wound up but settled and got better and better.

                    There are some early-morning lighting issues on the Advanced XC, as I understand it, hence the rearranged times. Hey, at least it isn't pouring rain!

                    I love an excuse to make a cake! Sorry about the landslide on one side of it... but it was eaten soon enough...
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                    • #11
                      Can't help but think that changing the schedule for the Adv horses is not a well thought out decision, these fit horses have now spent two days in the stall waiting for the lower levels to run xc!!
                      late afternoon times will pose just as many "sun" conditions, just at different obstacles

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                        Advmom, rest assured, at least 1/2 the advanced field is coming daily from Aiken so were able to have turnout and/or a ride today. The riders stabled on grounds have ample, safe hack and gallop areas which I assure you that they use. The TD always has a monitored jump school time for those who want it.

                        The light can be very tricky in the a.m. There is no question in my mind John Williams and the officials checked it all out and came to the decision in the interests of safety. I'm not sure why you'd doubt that, but I hope your mind is more at ease now.

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                        • #13
                          Our coach is leading in the Intermediate A - way to go Michele.

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                            Originally posted by advmom View Post
                            Can't help but think that changing the schedule for the Adv horses is not a well thought out decision, these fit horses have now spent two days in the stall waiting for the lower levels to run xc!!
                            late afternoon times will pose just as many "sun" conditions, just at different obstacles
                            3dazey has spoken to this more diplomatically than I can. I, too, am puzzled about why you are second-guessing the amount of thought that has gone into the matter.
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                            • #15
                              is true that half the ADV riders are from Aiken ,however for the rest of them it is a long trip home requiring yet another day away from the farm and the rest of life's responsibilities

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                              • #16
                                I can't imagine any responsible advanced rider would choose going home early over running when conditions are optimum for a safe and appropriate run at the level!!!
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                                  Originally posted by advmom View Post
                                  is true that half the ADV riders are from Aiken ,however for the rest of them it is a long trip home requiring yet another day away from the farm and the rest of life's responsibilities
                                  I'd hazard a guess that most of the advanced riders would tell you that this is part of their job...there WILL be a great deal of work to do at their farms when they arrive home, but its part of the "job"...

                                  The ones who are giving up a day away from home and "life's responsibilities" are the volunteers, not the professional riders. I can assure you, if I did not have a broken neck, I would happily be at PTF jump judging to the very last minute today.

                                  BTW, I was wondering, do you swim well?
                                  ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by advmom View Post
                                    Can't help but think that changing the schedule for the Adv horses is not a well thought out decision, these fit horses have now spent two days in the stall waiting for the lower levels to run xc!!
                                    Hopefully, their adv riders have not actually left them standing in their stalls for two days. Hopefully, their adv riders have been playing this game long enough that they know how to care for their horses during a multi-day show and this is no big deal.

                                    Sorry, seems like an odd quarrel to have. Maybe I don't get it.
                                    I evented just for the Halibut.

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                                    • #19
                                      This is life's responsibilities
                                      RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

                                      "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

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                                      • #20
                                        Anyone know why so many in the Adv division withdrew?? Maybe this is normal, but it seems like a high percentage to me! :-\

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