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    I've been having so fun reading the mispronounced show names thread that I thought I'd start a stranges show names thread. I'm sure you guys can come up with some fun ones to make everyone laugh.

    I'll start ... Well, my old pony (who is a stocky large bay pinto gelding) once was shown under the name "Audacious Playboy" - somehow that just doesn't seem to fit. My trainer once had a horse that came with a name something like "In The Buff." She changed it before she showed it, so she wouldn't be riding in the buff [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] .
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    I've been having so fun reading the mispronounced show names thread that I thought I'd start a stranges show names thread. I'm sure you guys can come up with some fun ones to make everyone laugh.

    I'll start ... Well, my old pony (who is a stocky large bay pinto gelding) once was shown under the name "Audacious Playboy" - somehow that just doesn't seem to fit. My trainer once had a horse that came with a name something like "In The Buff." She changed it before she showed it, so she wouldn't be riding in the buff [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] .

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    • #3
      Every year we do one show near the end that is PURELY fun. So we're not chasing points, etc etc. And my mom always enters us under different names ( Our horses) She has had Her Bicycle ( Heather Payson riding her bicycle) Cloud 9 ( rebecca Payson on Cloud 9) Toad witch ( my first pony [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] She dumped me 10 times daily- so Rebecca Payson on the toad witch) The bashkir Curly got I.B.Curly, hmmm. there have been more [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        I evented my tb gelding under his registered name: Laugh Attack!! It was fitting, you sort of have to know him [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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        • #5
          My thourobred cracked her pelvis before she ever got the chance to show, but if she had, I had always planned to show her under her registered name(I'm a huge believer in keeping the name they are originally given). Only trouble is, that name is "Guilt Trip". Never could figure out how anyone could give such a perfectly wonderful horse such a perfectly awful name.
          If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
          Desmond Tutu

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          • #6
            There's a small pony around here named
            "Pewie Play Horse." Isn't that just the cutest?????
            Originally posted by JSwan
            Prove it....Otherwise, you're just coming off as a whackjob.
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            • #7
              I have had two TB's with awful paperd names! I would have never shown my precious Spot (show name Lestat) under his papered name, "Bobbies Bubble". He got the name Spot from the odd white spot in the indentation above his right eye. He is Dark Bay and has no other markings. The other awful papered name was "Boo's Lady" which would sound more like "Booze Lady" when announced in the show ring. Don't want my horse to sound like a drunkard thank you!
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              • #8
                The large pony I rode as a junior was sometimes shown as "I Need a Name". I hated it! But the mare was kind of well known on the local circuit, so my trainer wouldn't let me change it.

                I also rode an appendix QH gelding registered as "Da** I'm Good." I showed him under his barn name, Digger!

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                • #9
                  great thread!

                  years ago in Colorado, there was a young pony rider on our circut. Everybody called her "Kit", so her Dad named the pony "Kaboodle," of course.

                  very cute. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    I used to lease and show in dressage a Hanoverian mare by Grandduelle named "Gorgeous." More than one dressage judge commented to me on my way out of the ring, "it's a good thing she lives up to her name." [She just earned her Elite Mare status with the AHS. Yea, Gorgie!]

                    On the cute front, a wonderful Hanoverian mare by Grandduelle was born premature. She was immediately named "Gerne Grosse," which means in German, "I want to be big." GG's just starting her career as a hunter, so we'll have to see how the announcers do with that one. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
                    "I don't want to sound like a broken record here, but why is it that a woman will forgive homicidal behavior in a horse, yet be highly critical of a man for leaving the toilet seat up?" Dave Barry

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                    • #11
                      lol, at one of the shows I went to last year these 2 sisters were riding "Giddy Up Horsey" and "Thank You Daddy". It was so hilarious. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
                      -Erin B-
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                      \"I am fairly agile, I can bend and not break. Or I can break and take it with a smile. I am so resilient. I recover quickly. I\'ll convince you soon that I am fine.\" (\'Bend and Not Break\', DC)

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                      • #12
                        One of the strangest show names I ever heard was "Hi-Tech Red Neck". Tell you the truth, I started to really like that name after I heard it a few times...

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                        • #13
                          My gorgeous TB was, for some reason, christened Hamlet's Bruffy...if anyone has a clue, I'd love to hear it!

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                          • #14
                            Hi-Tech Red Neck is a song. (And the horse was a nice hunter, too!)

                            "All Daddy's Money" and "My Rolex" are favorites of mine, too!

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                            • #15
                              One lady I knew took the money from her husband's savings account to buy a very expensive horse. Show name: MH Ferrari (meaning my husband's Ferrari, which is what he was saving for). Another friend from years back used to go off course all the time in the jumpers, so he named his horse "Is Excused".

                              Slight variation -- naming a boat is like naming a horse. Once saw a very fancy, large cruising sailboat called "Dada's Boap", which was towing a small dinghy, called "Mama's Mink". Guess the kids did the naming honors.
                              Why do I like most horses better than most people?

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                              • #16
                                Oohh, I just love this.
                                We once had a TB mare with the papered name "Blockhead" - she was a nice mare. We had a very ugly, big, clunky dressage horse (bright red Chestnut) that we showed under "Handsome Devil", devil always got a chuckle as he left the ring. My friend has a clutzy TB named "Call the Doctor", another friend has a mare names Sur le Mer (pronounced Surly Mare), and she is!
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                                • #17
                                  I think my all-time favorite name is "Al Capony" (Al Capone.) I saw his name in the results of Pony Finals last year (?) not sure if he's still showing... "Pony Dot Com" (was showing on the west coast) is pretty cute too.

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                                  • #18
                                    The WORST show name I have ever heard was of a prelim jumper named "RLS". When asked by friends, the rider told people it stood for rotten little s***. However, when the horse (who had habits of bucking off his rider) was put up for sale, he was sold a "RLS" standing for Rising Little Star!!!

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                                    • #19
                                      Seems that I remember reading a story that the large breeding farms in Kentucky would have afternoon "gatherings" where all of the owner's friends would sit around the house sipping Kentucky style drinks. The weanlings that needed to be named would be paraded by one by one; the guests would then make up "appropiate" names. Guess after four hours of sipping those drinks you can understand why some of our TBs are named what they are!

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                                      • #20
                                        Great thread. My gelding's registered name is Little Grundoon. Anyone have any idea what a Grundoon is? I have searched the web. I use it as my show name since it is so different and he is by no means little.

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