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It's the time of the Year again: Toronto Royal Winter Fair

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  • It's the time of the Year again: Toronto Royal Winter Fair

    and you can watch on line
    http://www.todocast.tv/rmpictures/royalfair2012free/

    We are going next Saturday for the Big Ben Challenge. Can't wait...
    My DD is working there several days this week too.

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    My friends and I were debating going next week or weekend. We almost went today but went wine-tasting in Jordan instead, and to Greenhawk. (; Any recommendations for awesome things to see and do there?
    "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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      #3
      here is some of the program
      http://www.royalfair.org/schedule_horse_show.php
      Wednesday night is the Hickstead FEI World Cup

      Last year, we went on Wednesday and bought our show tickets at the door. We saw Eric L., the tribute to Hickstead. It was very emotional.

      There is always a ton of shopping and during the week, the afternoon shows are free. The Big Ben Challenge is probably sold out by now.

      I usually get the online subscription (which is cheaper again this year!) and watch the shows when I have time.

      I love walking in the barns too.

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      • #4
        I'm going with all my friends tomorrow, so excited! LOVE the food, the shopping is awesome, and it's so fun to walk around and see all the animals (and farmers lol)

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        • #5
          The Royal is such a nice show. I don't plan to go this year, but I've really enjoyed it in the past. It's fun.

          Except for that ramp up to the stalls. That's not as much fun, especially if you're in a hurry.

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          • #6
            When is the Canadian Derby?????

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            • #7
              Hunter Derby night is Tuesday - I'll be there! I'm also helping at the Greenhawk booth a bit, and watching the second Saturday afternoon show (I think it's the Canine Equine Challenge).
              I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.

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              • #8
                I will be there on Sunday the 11th for the first time. I have never been before. My yearling filly is in the Sport Pony Star Search challenge.
                www.twinlightsfarm.net

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                  #9
                  Indoor eventing tonight and second phase of the show jumping later..

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                  • #10
                    Hope everyone has heard about the Canadian Passport to Style.

                    If you haven't, you get a passport (online or at a booth), get all 5 stamps from Ogilvy, De La Coeur, Cheval Fashions, Black Knight and Hansen and you are entered to win 1 of 3 prize baskets.

                    Ogilvy halfpad and baby pads, De La Coeur bonnets, Cheval shirt and belts, Black Knight show clutchs and Hansen Helmet bags, saddle covers.

                    If you can't make it to the Royal, you can still win a prize basket by participating in the GetMyFix.org contest!! Just share the contest online and comment on Carley's blog what you did.

                    http://www.getmyfix.org/6175/the-can...style-contest/

                    Ok I have done my job sharing the contest, now your turn to enter to win lol
                    Free braiding tips!
                    http://www.TopKnotHorseBraids.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by twinlights View Post
                      I will be there on Sunday the 11th for the first time. I have never been before. My yearling filly is in the Sport Pony Star Search challenge.
                      I'm showing my 3 year old in the half welsh and Sport Pony classes too! I qualified my yearling but decided not to take him this year. The Royal is super busy but tons of fun. Good luck and see you there

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FalseImpression View Post
                        Indoor eventing tonight and second phase of the show jumping later..
                        We saw this on saturday. We had a fantastic time saturday night. Our sons spent the day with some girls they know at the fair and hubby and I had a date night - with dinner at the hitching post.

                        We knew many of the indoor eventing participants including a couple of the boys coaches - so it was fun cheering them on. In fact 5 of the indoor eventing competitors live near us.

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                        • #13
                          ....so what was running around the ring during hunter night (Mon night), a groundhog??

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DiamondJubilee View Post
                            I'm showing my 3 year old in the half welsh and Sport Pony classes too!
                            When do the Welsh classes go (specifically the half-Welsh classes)? I didn't see them in the schedule, aside from the driving and what appears to be championship/awards type of classes on Friday. Do you know if there's live feed of the Welsh stuff?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kisstherain View Post
                              When do the Welsh classes go (specifically the half-Welsh classes)? I didn't see them in the schedule, aside from the driving and what appears to be championship/awards type of classes on Friday. Do you know if there's live feed of the Welsh stuff?
                              The half welsh and the 2 pure welsh (12.2h and under and 12.2h and over) under saddle classes go this thursday around 5ish in the breed ring. It will not be online as only the classes in the coliseum go online. The line classes for the pure welsh start Friday morning (I cant remember if its a 8 or 9am start) and the half welsh classes are right after the pure welsh classes. There will be no live feed for any of the Welsh classes except for the driving classes since those are held in the coliseum.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by FalseImpression View Post
                                and you can watch on line
                                http://www.todocast.tv/rmpictures/royalfair2012free/

                                We are going next Saturday for the Big Ben Challenge. Can't wait...
                                My DD is working there several days this week too.
                                We also have sky box tickets for the Big Ben Challenge. Should be lots of fun

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by DiamondJubilee View Post
                                  There will be no live feed for any of the Welsh classes except for the driving classes since those are held in the coliseum.
                                  That is a big disappointment! But thank you for the information. I was really hoping to watch the live feed to see a pony we bred who I believe is showing. Bummer.

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                                    #18
                                    The Jolera international Jumper Welcome is coming up..
                                    http://www.todocast.tv/rmpictures/royalfair2012free/

                                    Order of go:
                                    http://www.horsejunkiesunited.com/20...umper-welcome/

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by FalseImpression View Post
                                      Are you having any issues with making your feed go fullscreen? For some reason it won't let me click the fullscreen button!

                                      ETA: Also, who is the female commentator?

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                                        Are you having any issues with making your feed go fullscreen? For some reason it won't let me click the fullscreen button!

                                        ETA: Also, who is the female commentator?
                                        You can only view in full screen if you have their premium subscription.
                                        -Tami-

                                        [Paint It Black - "Kiddo"]

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