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  • New Albany Classic Grand Prix (Ohio)

    I haven't seen a Grand Prix since Devon several years ago, so planning to attend the New Albany Classic on Sunday afternoon.
    Anyone else going to be there?

  • #2
    I'm trying to get organized to go this year.

    We used to be pretty good. Two years in a row my mom would come down to Columbus from Toledo, maybe with an office friend, and meet me and my sister. Then the group of us would go eat the night before, go the GP, and mom and friend would drive home.

    Now mother has the Susan G walk in Toledo that Sunday, and can't come down. But I'm trying, I remember how much fun it was
    Lucy (Precious Star) - 1994 TB mare; happily reunited with her colt Touch the Stars

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    • #3
      I will be there! it should be a fabulous prix this year (well it always is) but the weather is looking PERFECT!

      Make sure you get your tickets BEFORE sunday.they do NOT sell them at the gate!!

      Ill be in the VIP tent, hoping they have the chocolate fountain again like they did a few years ago...but im thinking that is out after the mess teh kids made! but man was it yummy!! hahaha
      "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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      • #4
        I'll be there! Very excited. We'll just be out amongst the normal people

        The ride list is fantastic... Can't wait! 3rd year in a row I'm going.
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        Vegas! 'Nuff said.

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          #5
          meet up

          Anyone want to meet up?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bhrunner06 View Post
            I will be there! it should be a fabulous prix this year (well it always is) but the weather is looking PERFECT!

            Make sure you get your tickets BEFORE sunday.they do NOT sell them at the gate!!

            Ill be in the VIP tent, hoping they have the chocolate fountain again like they did a few years ago...but im thinking that is out after the mess teh kids made! but man was it yummy!! hahaha
            I'm unfortunately not going anymore

            but do you have to buy a whole table for the VIP?
            Lucy (Precious Star) - 1994 TB mare; happily reunited with her colt Touch the Stars

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Schune View Post
              I'm unfortunately not going anymore

              but do you have to buy a whole table for the VIP?
              bummer!!

              No, its quite hard to get VIP tickets, its basically you have to know someone involved/one of the sponsors to get tickets!
              "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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              • #8
                Any results?

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                • #9
                  Kent Farrington & Up Chiqui won - Only 4 made it to the jump off. Pictures coming
                  My blog
                  Follow me along my eventing journey! Complete with mishaps

                  Vegas! 'Nuff said.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MimsEppi View Post
                    Kent Farrington & Up Chiqui won - Only 4 made it to the jump off. Pictures coming
                    Kent won

                    Norman Dello Joio was 2nd

                    Margie and Indigo were 3rd

                    Charlie and Athena were 4th.

                    TOUGH course, footing was not great...the grass just peeled up way too easily...i know a few riders werent happy with the footing.
                    Big triple bar to a TIGHT 6 (or was it a 5...i forget) stride to a vertical. LOTS of rails went flying there.
                    A of the triple combo was a triple bar, which causes some issues too!

                    and the last line was an oxer, short 6 or long 5 to a SHORT 2 (vertical oxer) (again more rails went flying here) to a bending 5-7 to the last fence. Lot of riders had lots of rails. but it was a tricky course and the footing wasnt helpful.

                    great class though.
                    "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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                    • #11
                      I thought the worst line was the blue triple bar to the insanely tall vertical to the oxer... I believe it rode a 4 to a 5, but some people varied that to see what worked. Most had the vert and oxer down. Very tricky course as bhrunner said. Shocking that neither Beezie nor McLain went clear.

                      The adorable mare Athena

                      McLain over the triple bar

                      Georgina had her face painted (All of my pictures were quite unflattering... :/)

                      Margie over the A portion of the triple combo

                      Beezie was happy with her ride, apparently!

                      Jump off:
                      Athena says oh, you raised these? That's okay!

                      Up Chiqui was super cute

                      The riders observing

                      Margie & Indigo - They raised this vertical quite a bit!
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                      Follow me along my eventing journey! Complete with mishaps

                      Vegas! 'Nuff said.

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                      • #12
                        And a video... Beezie over the last portion

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX_tuPOVFj0
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                        Follow me along my eventing journey! Complete with mishaps

                        Vegas! 'Nuff said.

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                        • #13
                          Great Pics of the New Albany Classic

                          Check out the winner, Kent, Margie, Beezie, and all the riders on my web site, www.manePhoto.com

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                          • #14
                            It was a great time, although you could tell the footing wasn't great... and that Abercrombie double-horse vertical following the blue spread was a b*tch! It was on the other end of the course from where I was sitting so I couldn't really see the problem up close but it looked like an awkward distance.

                            One thing I noticed, though, when Kent Farrington walked by me for the winner's procession, was that he was wearing half chaps rather than tall boots like the other riders - is this accepted in the jumper ring? I do mostly hunters so my impression may be only based on what's excepted in the hunter ring, but I was still pretty surprised!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by laughxindoors View Post
                              It was a great time, although you could tell the footing wasn't great... and that Abercrombie double-horse vertical following the blue spread was a b*tch! It was on the other end of the course from where I was sitting so I couldn't really see the problem up close but it looked like an awkward distance.

                              One thing I noticed, though, when Kent Farrington walked by me for the winner's procession, was that he was wearing half chaps rather than tall boots like the other riders - is this accepted in the jumper ring? I do mostly hunters so my impression may be only based on what's excepted in the hunter ring, but I was still pretty surprised!
                              The line was set on a half stride! and after the bold jump at the triple bar, it was tough to get the horses back for that vertical. Caused lots of problems!!

                              yes that is accepted in the jumper ring. I have seen it quite a bit!
                              "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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