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  • "The A Circuit" once again... XD

    Can't find the old thread on Georgina's book, The A Circuit, so this is getting its own.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thetic...-by-her-father
    Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thetic...bouchon=501,ny
    "Using draw reins without spurs is like going to the bar with no underwear on. You're just waiting to get f***ed."

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    • #3
      Funny that this is popping up again. I was interviewed by channel 11 news and asked to share my opinion on the book. I also pointed them to the other thread about it...so some comments might even be getting a little air time.

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      • #4
        I just started the book yesterday. Not the best writing, but I need to get more into the book, and then post later.

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        • #5
          just finished it. Its definitely a bit of fluff with no real plot, just a lot of drama (and some pretty unrealistic things going on).

          But...at least its pretty spot on with horse lingo. I had been reading other reviews about people (who clearly aren't horse people) complaining about how technical some of the wording is (it really isn't), which I guess might be a little annoying to some!

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          • #6
            ***dinosaur alert****
            Wow, what a difference between the horse books I read as a kid and this one...

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            • #7
              It was given as a prize at Devon... I dont know what to say

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Happyhooves View Post
                ***dinosaur alert****
                Wow, what a difference between the horse books I read as a kid and this one...
                I'm only 20 and I see the difference Of course my favorites were still from before my time...My Friend Flicka and all that
                Equestrianism
                Photography

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                • #9
                  A prize at devon???? Lol!! My favorite were the Thoroughbred series. And heartland!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gnrock25 View Post
                    It was given as a prize at Devon... I dont know what to say
                    Old Salem too :/

                    I just finished it. So. much. fail.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StrawberryFields View Post
                      A prize at devon???? Lol!! My favorite were the Thoroughbred series. And heartland!
                      It is like you read my mind... I read those things til there were holes in them. They fueled my desire to find some underdog horse and make it a champion (maybe that's why i have a life full of OTTBs and rescue projects : p) haha

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                      • #12
                        Greenwoodeq.... me too! I stillwant to be a jockey. I even bought an ottb dapplr graay mare... like the one in the Thoroughbred series.I think the mares name was sterling??

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by StrawberryFields View Post
                          Greenwoodeq.... me too! I stillwant to be a jockey. I even bought an ottb dapplr graay mare... like the one in the Thoroughbred series.I think the mares name was sterling??
                          Sterling Dream!!! That was the Thoroughbred's series first foray into h/j land (although they did dabble in it in the pre-series). Parker does eventing later in the series. LOVED the series, even if I had no idea "Ashleigh" was pronounced "Ashley" for years.

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                          • #14
                            Yes!! Such good books! I used to do book reports on them in elem/middle school! Good times!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StrawberryFields View Post
                              Yes!! Such good books! I used to do book reports on them in elem/middle school! Good times!
                              SAME!!!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                                Sterling Dream!!! That was the Thoroughbred's series first foray into h/j land (although they did dabble in it in the pre-series). Parker does eventing later in the series. LOVED the series, even if I had no idea "Ashleigh" was pronounced "Ashley" for years.
                                Sterling was an event horse from the start, not H/J Hee.

                                Yeah, you can tell I read them in middle school as well.

                                Haven't read 'The A Circuit' but from the excerpt, I'll stay clear. I couldn't even make it through that without rolling my eyes.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Darkstar View Post
                                  Sterling was an event horse from the start, not H/J Hee.

                                  Yeah, you can tell I read them in middle school as well.

                                  Haven't read 'The A Circuit' but from the excerpt, I'll stay clear. I couldn't even make it through that without rolling my eyes.
                                  Oh yea, true. Wait Ty? was the hunter/jumper, right? Samantha's husband? They trained the steepleshaser Sierra at his barn I think.

                                  (Let's just keep talking about them like they're real people.)

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                                    LOL you guys are cracking me up!
                                    Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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                                    • #19
                                      Yeah, her husband was Tor haha. And Samatha did eventing as well, in Ireland, and then moved back... I think Tor did solely steeplechasing? Not sure.

                                      Sterling was off the track and then was an Eventer, Christina's boyfriend Parker Townsend did upper-level eventing and went to Rolex and trained in England for Badminton and Burghley. Christina quit eventing to start racing when Wonder's last foal Star was born...

                                      Yes, I read them all. Far too much. My favorites were 28 "Camp Saddlebrook" and 31(?) Dylan's Choice. Such good riding scenes and lesson descriptions. I learned things. And oh boy did I want to go to that camp.
                                      "Disapproval of the way other people run their businesses and treat their horses is the meat and drink of the hunter-jumper industry."
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                                      • #20
                                        I still have ALL of my old Thoroughbred books, my God, I'm glad I'm not the only one who was so obsessed! I was in a remedial reading class in 1st grade, and by 3rd grade I discovered Saddle Club and Thoroughbred book...my parents got calls from my teachers because I was reading under my desk and not paying attention in class!

                                        I credit those series with me becoming the voracious reader I am today...although the transition from horse series to chic lit to real literature has taken awhile!

                                        And yes, Tor was Samantha's husband. They started off with Sierra as a steeplechaser, but Tor and his dad started out with a lesson stable and Tor rode jumpers, he transitioned into a jump jock for Sierra. Much later on, they opened their eventing barn after returning from Ireland. I loved that they pulled Ashleigh's childhood friend, Mona, from some of the "before" books as Christina's first instructor with her pony Trib and then with Sterling. I always really liked Parker and his mare Foxy. She seemed like a fun ride! Ok, yes, I have reread them multiple times. Always made me wish I lived in Kentucky. And I wanted to be a jockey, of course, too bad I'm 5'8".

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