• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Sedgefield Stables - Good news! (page 7)

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Sedgefield Stables - Good news! (page 7)

    For those of you who know Sedgefield, you'll be interested in this. Apparently, from a very reliable source, the property has been, for the first time, listed with a realtor The asking price is $1.8mil. Apparently there is a Christian group (as in some fundamentalist Christian Church in the area) who is willing to pay the price (and of course would like a $300k "donation" back from the Hunt ) and want to put up a church, playground, library, and something else. I don't know if the Hunt will go for that or not. This all makes my quite ill to think of that happening to the grand old place! I have been there, taking lessons, showing, boarding, for almost 28 years. Some of you who know the place have been going to shows there even longer. I had hear rumours last summer that Martin and Johnny were trying to get the $$ together to buy the place and turn it into a full time show facility (for h/j and more), but haven't heard anything else about that. Doesn't SOMEONE out there want to donate $1.8mil?

    [This message was edited by JB on Apr. 01, 2003 at 02:06 PM.]

    [This message was edited by JB on May. 03, 2003 at 08:07 PM.]
    ______________________________
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET
  • Original Poster

    #2
    For those of you who know Sedgefield, you'll be interested in this. Apparently, from a very reliable source, the property has been, for the first time, listed with a realtor The asking price is $1.8mil. Apparently there is a Christian group (as in some fundamentalist Christian Church in the area) who is willing to pay the price (and of course would like a $300k "donation" back from the Hunt ) and want to put up a church, playground, library, and something else. I don't know if the Hunt will go for that or not. This all makes my quite ill to think of that happening to the grand old place! I have been there, taking lessons, showing, boarding, for almost 28 years. Some of you who know the place have been going to shows there even longer. I had hear rumours last summer that Martin and Johnny were trying to get the $$ together to buy the place and turn it into a full time show facility (for h/j and more), but haven't heard anything else about that. Doesn't SOMEONE out there want to donate $1.8mil?

    [This message was edited by JB on Apr. 01, 2003 at 02:06 PM.]

    [This message was edited by JB on May. 03, 2003 at 08:07 PM.]
    ______________________________
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

    Comment


    • #3
      I guess it's better that having it go to a developer . . . but, it's always sad to see a farm be dismantled.

      Comment


      • #4
        Very sad. Sedgefield was always one of my favorite places to show.

        I haven't been out that way for some time despite many trips to Greensboro for other reasons. But surely that area has been developed to the point of being non-horse friendly. I wanted to cry when my old barn where I boarded for 20 years was put on the block. But it is in an area that makes it dangerous and difficult to get a car in and out of, much less a truck and trailer. Sometimes, you just have to let go, no matter how much you don't want to.

        Should I come up for one of the spring shows or would it be better to remember the way it was 20 years ago. I did pay a last visit to White Oak and it would have been better to have stayed away.

        ''Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.''
        - Pablo Picasso
        'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
        - Pablo Picasso

        Comment


        • #5
          For those of us who do not know Sedgefield, please describe the property. $1.8M would be pretty CHEAP for any kind of farm property hereabouts.

          MCL
          'r' H/J/HEq
          Inner Bay Equestrian
          Facebook
          KERx

          Comment


          • #6
            I loved showing at Sedgefield and would be sorry to see it go. I remember watching the Kentucky Derby at the exhibitor party they used to have....

            I guess a lot of us have had similar experiences. Where Nelson and I learned how to ride is now the Blue Route! (A highway from the burbs to Philadelphia) Very sad...
            ************************************************** **********
            The government is best which governs least.
            -Henry David Thoreau

            Comment


            • #7
              Sedgefield Stables, in the 1970s, was in what I'd consider a suburban part of Greensboro, NC. It's roughly 10-15 acres, 1 large, old fashioned barn with an enormous hayloft, and several rings. I was never sure how they organized turnout because the whole place was enclosed by a perimeter fence, that is, no paddocks nor separate pastures. At one time, the property had an outdoor course that included a long rock wall which, to this day, is still my most fondly remembered jump.

              JB, we must have met at some point since I took lessons with various members of the Thurston/Thomas family from 1972-1979.

              "Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead." Tom Waits

              Comment


              • #8
                For some odd reason--I've always ridden the best at sedgefield. I LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE there. While the footing isn't perfect all the time, the barns could use improvement...those things can be over looked with all of the service and hospitality they give when you show there.

                The ring the ponies go in is kinda spooky, but, its perfect to just get a strong canter and be bold to the jumps--use any spookiness to the advantage!! I really ***hope*** that it doesn't sell. I've only shown there the past few years (I went once about 10 yrs ago)...but, I'll be heart broken to see it go!!
                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                "While girls schools are notoriously wild, the true party-hearty girl attends Hollins" ~The Preppy Handbook

                Comment


                • #9
                  ::sniff::
                  ::sniff::

                  Lots of memories at Sedgefield...

                  *-( Kit & Dante')-*
                  [ FOOLPOOF ]
                  -FOOLPROOF-
                  *Kaitland Hinson*
                  Dutch Warmblood Clique
                  Disgruntled College Clique

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I heard the A (May) show would be C, if it existed at all anymore

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by M. O'Connor:
                      For those of us who do not know Sedgefield, please describe the property.
                      <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      Big open lot about 2 miles from an interstate. The temp-stall barns all need a bulldozer (well, you could push some of them over yourself). The main barn is is sad shape. It's at an intersection of 2 two-lane roads, both very busy commuter paths. I'd guess it's 15 acres.
                      A perfect location for a couple of fast food joints or a restaurant or a mini mall.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        About 100 years ago when I was a little girl Sedgefield was out in the country. There was also Little Bit Pony Farm (Claire Boyce's) near by. I don't know of the original acreage, but over the years it has gone through a major shrink - there used to be 2 big barns that I can remember, and sufficient turnout. Now....it's a postage stamp size place (maybe 6-8 acres), run down, in need of some major revamping. And urban sprawl has indeed created a non-horsey atmosphere. This was the case with a farm we used to lease on the opposite side of town. It sold for $60K an acre back in the late 80's. Sedgefield has such a history...I'm sad to see it finally go but it's just not the same since it hasn't been kept up over the years. I'd rather remember it the way it was long ago.

                        ...For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          finzean, now you've pushed me into the Way Back Machine and set the timer for 1975. Lawd, lawd, do I remember Little Bit Pony Farm and its colorful owner. Or how about the ever genial Cam Bell who could stretch any one syllable word into at least 3.

                          If indeed Sedgefield is sold, the Hunt should organize an enormous wake so those of us who rode there can pay our last respects.

                          "Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead." Tom Waits

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            How sad...I too seemed to ride my best there. Plus I got to see all my old barn buds that had moved onto other facilities because everyone went to thos shows.

                            Wonder if they will still hold this year's shows there? My barn was planning on going to several of their shows.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Another one of us with fond memories...both of the show grounds and the hunt its self. It's been about 17 years since i've been there (oh my god, i'm old!), but i remember it like it was yesterday.
                              i went off course in my very first medal class there (on my large pony, nonetheless!). Something about i was supposed to go over the brick wall, but we didn't realized that on the other side of the brick was a stone patten, so i had to circle the ring a few times before i finally found it, jumped it, and trotted out in shame. (walking the course back then wasn't done... clearly, it should have been!)
                              i'm glad it lasted as long as it did. i hope it stays even longer..

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                What a shame. Like many others I spent lots of hours learning to ride there. I hope that it can be somehow saved!


                                I got my prize list today for the C shows in March, April, May and June. I'm quite positive that those shows are still on. I'll keep you posted as I have pretty good sources on this topic.
                                "Owning a barnyard animal is not as easy as it looks on the internet."-Rob and Big

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  Sedgefield is still about 15 acres. There is a dirt road that runs around the inner perimeter that used to be quite nice to ride on, but not isn't Captain Jackson (yes, really!) used to train his pacers and trotters around that road for many years. His horses lived on the barn that isn't there any more The main barn is close to 100 years old. There are 2 all-weather show rings and one smaller schooling ring. Permanent show stalls line the back 2 sides. The rest of the place is pasture - yep, 1 pasture. Turnout groups take turns. They used to turn out a group at night, but stopped that after most of one group was struck and killed by lightning

                                  As far as I know, the May A show is still just that - it's listed on the NCHJA site as being such. It is always fun to watch the Derby under the tent with the food

                                  I think it's a fabulous low key place to show. Some of the original outside jumps are still there, but all grown over. I've never gotten to jump the stone wall, and keep saying I'm going to clear it out of all the grown up trees and do that before it's too late, but who knows...

                                  For those of you who are around, I would love for you all to come to some of the shows this year. I don't have the shock of seeing it suddenly like it is, as I've been there so long, but it's still got such character. It's hard to believe after all these years of rumours that it's being sold might actually be coming to fruition

                                  joliemom - maybe we did! Mrs. Thurston was so awesome! I just loved her. She died looking exactly like I'd always known her, which I thought was pretty cool. Mrs. Thomas isn't in the best of health now, but she's still a strong-willed woman!

                                  rodeogirl - would you mind getting in touch with me? I'd love to know who your source is. I didn't list my source here for obvious reasons.
                                  ______________________________
                                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    This is so sad...yet another farm in Greensboro gone. (Or soon to be.)
                                    My sister and I learned to ride at Henson's and that land is now a subdivision. Not to mention all the other farms in that area that have been sold & developed.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      JB, Check your email.
                                      "Owning a barnyard animal is not as easy as it looks on the internet."-Rob and Big

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Yes Ash! Very true - our first barn is now the Blue Route! I remember being very distressed when it was torn down! Boy, was that a long time ago! I feel old . . .

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X