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Countdown to Upperville 2009

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  • Countdown to Upperville 2009

    My favorite time of year, Upperville begins in 35 days.

    From and including: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    To and including: Monday, June 1, 2009
    It is 35 days from the start date to the end date, end date included
    Or 1 month, 5 days including the end date

    I've cleared out space in my freezer so I can begin cooking for our railside picnic. Mr. Wings wants to know why the champagne is already chilling.

    I can hardly wait.
    "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

  • #2
    Upperville is my favorite show as well. Although I am very definitely PEEVED at the new Saturday schedule....
    Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles


    • #3
      Originally posted by SidesaddleRider View Post
      Upperville is my favorite show as well. Although I am very definitely PEEVED at the new Saturday schedule....
      Well I will be down there to support you! We are heading down to watch and learn and hopefully we can chat some! Anyway I will be happy because I would love to see the Cleveland Bay classes. If you need any help let me know.



      • #4
        We will be there Satruday for leadline..if my OTTB was ready (might be) I would enter him in the Back from the Track class.. we shall see!


        • #5
          Thanks ETBW for the reminder. Every year I think to myself, I want to come up for that. But am too busy. Well today I decided this is the year! Can't wait. Not riding but def. looking for some time off in my home town. I haven't been to the Upperville show in 20 years.


          • #6
            SidesaddleRider --

            Hope it's not the addition of the Cleveland Bays to Saturday that has you peeved. It's not a change that we asked for, but we're excited to be showing on a day that might introduce more horses to our rare breed!


            • Original Poster

              . Every year I think to myself, I want to come up for that. But am too busy. Well today I decided this is the year!
              If you are there on Wednesday morning, look for me towards the end of Hunter Ring II on the street side rail. You can't miss me, I'll have food.
              "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."


              • #8
                We'll be there in the hunter breeding.

                Anyone want to have a COTH forum party and meet up!


                • #9
                  Pooling resources and getting some COTH tents together would be a good idea.
                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by beanie&boomer View Post
                    SidesaddleRider --

                    Hope it's not the addition of the Cleveland Bays to Saturday that has you peeved. It's not a change that we asked for, but we're excited to be showing on a day that might introduce more horses to our rare breed!
                    No, what has me peeved is the breakup of the sidesaddle division. It will be at least 3-4 hours in between the hunter hack and when we go for the o/f. I don't mind them moving the division to the morning, but why couldn't they have it all together??? For those of us trailering in, it's not really fair to the horses to have to wait around like that if it is incredibly hot (like usual).
                    Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles


                    • Original Poster

                      Happiness is knowing that in less than a week, I'll be sipping a beverage railside at Hunter Ring II, snacking on cherries and triple creme brie with friends while the rest of DC is stuck in rush hour.

                      The camera batteries are charged, the memory stick cleared and the bubbly is chilling in the fridge.

                      "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."


                      • #12
                        I'm hoping to be there on Saturday for Pony Breeding and Mrs. Beckman & Chantillly being inducted into the Hall of Fame!


                        • #13
                          Flying up Wednesday night and will be around some on Thurs and Friday


                          • #14
                            Sadly, the stupid job is making me work this week and there will be no Upperville spectating for me (well, maybe next weekend... still working on that).

                            So I expect FULL UPDATES from those of you attending. I must get my Upperville fix even if it's vicariously through you guys!


                            • #15
                              *raises hand* I'll be there over the weekend. I hope to be able to meet some of you guys!
                              Debbie Hanson


                              • #16
                                OH Yes...

                                I too .. will be there at Hunter Ring I... all week long. Love the pro divisions and after being at Devon can not wait to see how they handle the grass.
                                I will have my beverage of choice and a cooler full of other drinks as well.
                                Taking the ENTIRE week off of work to go and play and besides can not wait to get out of the crazy traffic of DC for a while.
                                Drinks will be had. Food will be plenty .. And the atmosphere will be grand.

                                ( Now let's keep a eye for the weather) .. Any ideas yet ?
                                "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                                • #17
                                  OTTB Classes

                                  Woohoo! OTTB classes! Too bad I have a dressage show that day, because maybe my OTTB rescue could do these!

                                  Look out! DQ riding rescue OTTB in the ring!

                                  class 230 Back from the Track Hack;
                                  class 231 Too Slow to Go;
                                  class 232 TB Hunter Development


                                  • #18
                                    Those are some awesome classes. I know last year the turn out was huge. I can only imagine this year.
                                    I am glad to see them coming back and being so popular. It gives others a chance to show case there OTTB's and may help others to decide to get one . Gotta Love TB's.....
                                    "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                                    • #19
                                      ETBW, I'll be there on Wed wit da crew. Looking forward to seeing you since it seems it is the only time I see you each year.

                                      I'll be looking for my Equinox Fox too.

                                      "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me


                                      • #20
                                        I'll be there with Anyplace. Looking forward to it. Hope to see everyone that I haven't seen since last year.
                                        Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
                                        -Eleanor Roosevelt-