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Who are this year's stand out hunters?

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  • #41
    I know, kind of silly to re-post this but Rumba will always have my heart!!! Just love him.....

    and then my own horses but of course they are not top hunters in the real world but they are in my world
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    • #42
      Originally posted by MMF View Post
      My list of standout horses so far are:
      Bacardi
      Concept
      Mythical
      Avignion
      Devotion
      Quotable

      I have only been watching at WEF, so I am sure there are more
      I thought this might be a good occasion to ask a question I've been wondering about. When did the "one word" naming of hunters become trendy? I had never noticed it until the Derbies became popular but now it's almost all you see. Is it to distinguish them from jumpers with their multi-word/number/letter combo names?

      As far as the horse I like best from the videos helpfully posted, I think Rapunzel is GORGEOUS, and she looks like she's having fun out there, too. Something I greatly appreciate seeing in a top-notch hunter, especially these days.
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      • #43
        What about some horses that weren't at WEF?

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        • #44
          Originally posted by RiderWriter View Post
          I thought this might be a good occasion to ask a question I've been wondering about. When did the "one word" naming of hunters become trendy? I had never noticed it until the Derbies became popular but now it's almost all you see. Is it to distinguish them from jumpers with their multi-word/number/letter combo names?
          I've never had a horse with a show name longer than one word (except for two whose show names I couldn't change because of their reputations). I always found it cheesy. I really don't like those several-word-names. But I agree, it has become more popular.

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          • #45
            It seems to have become more popular in the paast few years.

            edited to add: I dont think War dress or Stocking Stuffer has "cheesy" names at all, nor did Rox Dene or New Hope, to name a few
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            • #46
              Originally posted by Silk View Post
              It seems to have become more popular in the paast few years.

              edited to add: I dont think War dress or Stocking Stuffer has "cheesy" names at all, nor did Rox Dene or New Hope, to name a few
              The double names aren't quite so bad.... but one you get to three/four/five word names, they tend to get a little more kitschy.. Usually the ones that involve some type of verb. I just personally don't like them. Of course, a horse's name has absolutely no influence on its ability to maneuver itself (or be maneuvered) around a course!

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              • #47
                LOL true that!! I do like kitschy pony names, but the horse ones do get annoying. But, some of the two-name names are really cool. I just pulled out two of my faves...and those two top names belonged to two of my fave horses from back when
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                • #48
                  Originally posted by Silk View Post
                  LOL true that!! I do like kitschy pony names, but the horse ones do get annoying. But, some of the two-name names are really cool. I just pulled out two of my faves...and those two top names belonged to two of my fave horses from back when
                  Ponies get a free pass

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by Silk View Post
                    It seems to have become more popular in the paast few years.

                    edited to add: I dont think War dress or Stocking Stuffer has "cheesy" names at all, nor did Rox Dene or New Hope, to name a few
                    A current is Jersey Boy! I heard a name being announced in the pony ring at Thermal "Dust Bunny"... thought that was a cute pony name. (sorry de-rail moment)
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                    Swim in the sea.
                    Drink the wild air.

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                    • #50
                      I'm on the bandwagon of loving Bacardi.
                      "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by Renn/aissance View Post
                        I'm on the bandwagon of loving Bacardi.
                        Yeah, I don't generally go for grays but he can come hang with my crew anytime.
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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by Chezzie View Post
                          I would give my right arm to be half as distracting as Havens or Jen.
                          Me, too. B

                          Originally posted by Tha Ridge View Post
                          No one's mocking you, but there is nothing abnormal about her arms in that video. I understand that people take issue with Peter's ducking habit and Scott Stewart's swingy leg, but there was NOTHING to critique in that video with Haven's, certainly not pertaining to her upper body.
                          Um, there is something odd about her arms, anyway you slice it. Doesn't mean she doesn't put in lovely rounds, but the arms are odd. Like if arms could be bow-legged...she's bow-armed. It doesn't seem to hurt her riding in the slightest though.

                          Originally posted by AllisonWunderlund View Post
                          Havens has always had a distinctive style. We were in the same junior class (she kicked my butt regularly lol!). I could pick her out a half mile away in the fog. It is something about her arms/upper body. In no way does that affect her efficacy as a rider though - she can still nail a course!

                          Probably why she's on the derby circuit and I'm a desk jockey
                          Too funny.

                          Originally posted by lrp1106 View Post
                          I've never had a horse with a show name longer than one word (except for two whose show names I couldn't change because of their reputations). I always found it cheesy. I really don't like those several-word-names. But I agree, it has become more popular.
                          "Phrase" names where all the rage many years ago...80s for sure. Now, one word names are all the rage. It's just another fad to follow.
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                          • #53
                            Originally posted by vxf111 View Post
                            Yeah, I don't generally go for grays but he can come hang with my crew anytime.
                            I love his style, and that he goes with animation. I did think that in the WEF hunter spectacular he was not as amazing as I have seen him- not wild, not under-prepared, maybe what I am looking for is "not accepting of the contact"- but no matter how you slice it that horse is a beautiful athlete.
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                            • #54
                              Bacardi can come hang out at my house anytime.
                              One thing that I was very happy to see was that every horse posted looked well balanced and interested in his/her job. ie NOT DRUGGED
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                              • #55
                                Anyone know what Rapunzel's bloodlines are?

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                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by RugBug View Post

                                  Um, there is something odd about her arms, anyway you slice it. Doesn't mean she doesn't put in lovely rounds, but the arms are odd. Like if arms could be bow-legged...she's bow-armed. It doesn't seem to hurt her riding in the slightest though.
                                  I have to agree. She put in a lovely round, but I did find her arms very distracting/odd. It doesn't really matter because the round was beautiful, but I did notice her arms.

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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by Prime Time Rider View Post
                                    Anyone know what Rapunzel's bloodlines are?
                                    By Rotspon out of Wedina, according to the Chronicle's article about Devon.

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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by llsc View Post
                                      Rapunzel.

                                      She won every class at Devon last year in the 1st years and is now doing the Juniors.


                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2w4X6mSgA
                                      One small correction... Townsend won the first 1st years class at Devon last year. Not that that takes away from her success or beautiful rounds.

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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by dani0303 View Post
                                        I'm currently lusting after Bacardi
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tzpl1ODsMM
                                        Me too!
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                                        • #60
                                          Some nice movers but I do confess that the hunter riding style is a bit distracting.

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