• 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

A "lovely" weekend in NC for BBers

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

  • #21
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlueGooPonyShampoo:
    I have no doubt that Kennett Square will be posting soon in an effort to provide the in-depth humorous comentary that all you COTH BB'ers are craving. It is quite possible that she's suffering from a slight case of tattoo-envy <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    I believe that she is reviewing Jeb and Jair's little excursion into luring innocents to do the Wild Monkey Dance under the shadow of the Washington Monument while she was off in the hinterlands protecting her flock of points plebes.

    We shall soon learn of her feelings on the matter of Heidi and Slugger and the wicked way the cause of the Honorable Sea Urchin Relief Foundation Fund was waylaid by those theifs of hearts, Jeb and Jair!

    KS, I am sorry to bring this up but while you were off in the all so important year end points tallying, your name was NOT on the tongue tips of some of your most vocal "devoted" chums. Character smearing ran rampant. Drowning in Cheez Whiz and the slandering of Scottish legends, Mardi Gras flings to which YOU were not an instrumental part of the entertainment!

    I was personally shocked. Moesha will vouch for what I report. Colin was slandered for no reason, and you know Colin provides reasons aplenty. She is not speaking to me as it turns out I eyed up her cowboy by completely innocent mistake - I thought it would reflect well upon her taste!

    Congrats on a good show to those of you who were lucky enough to attend! NC can be a scary place but, speaking strictly for myself, I am glad to know that some COTH BB'rs can function on a higher plane without supervision. (Could it be that you are the salvation of our reputations? Is there an underlying reason why those who didn't go were not invited?)
    "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

    Comment


    • #22
      Well, I was hoping to meet some of the COTH BB's down in NC, but I saw no tiara's or "red capes"???

      A very nice place, I thought. The town was a bit peculiar- tried out the Golden Corral-
      first night- pretty scary...ugh..did KFC and Pizza Hut after that. No mini-marts had any ATM machines...

      I thought there were some very nice horses there, and I thought when I was there- Fri- Sat, the judging was just fine.. but the pony pleasure was a little CRAZY and the SCHOOLING BREAK for the SHORT STIRRUP riders almost undid me!! YIKES!! Can you say DANGEROUS????

      Fashion statements to follow..

      Comment


      • #23
        Anyone know who won in Small Ponies or Pony Equitation?

        Comment


        • #24
          Where WERE you people?! I am so embarassed that your impression of this fine state is from THAT! The horror! And what is up with the VIRGINIA show being held in NC? Don't you guys LIKE your state? I'm actually hoping to move there soon! Is there something I don't know, but maybe SHOULD????
          Sounds like you guys had lots of fun anyways...and the judging being bad? YUP! Welcome to NC...proud state of some of the MOST ignorant horse people known to the equestrian art! Reason 1 BILLION to move to VA! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]!
          Seriously, it is a nice state, minus a few 50 or so counties! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

          Comment


          • #25
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> <snip> And what is up with the VIRGINIA show being held in NC? Don't you guys LIKE your state? <snip><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            Um, er, ah; I'll be gracious, diplomatic and brief. Others can fill in the many gory details!

            The VHSA Associate show was originally scheduled to be held in Lexington, as it has been in the past, but sacrificed the date when a Large Show Corporation requested to put a show on during the same dates at the same location. The VHSA thought the NC facility was the next best choice.

            So don't hesitate to join us in Virginia! The NC site was hopefully a one-time deal . . .
            ----------------------------
            "Riding is a complicated joy. You learn something each time. It is never quite the same, and you never know it all."
            --Monica Dickens

            Comment


            • #26
              And to continue on what KC said, as it turned out, the Large Show Corporation ended up not having their show there after all and the SWVHJA ended up having their show there.

              BlueGoo-ImLaughingWithYou... Where did you guys stay? The Days Inn? See, you gotta go to those high class places like us..the Holiday Inn Express. See, right next to us was one of those old motels that is now apartments. We got to see a very young mother with a towel on her head, in her 'silk' pajamas, aid her toddler in bonking his head on the door jamb. We were with all the huntin' guys. Lots of huntin' trucks in our parking lot.

              Did I mention while we were at the gas station, two people ran off without paying? If I had known that was OK to do, I would have done it too and saved my client $50.

              As Shamrokz mentioned, I really did want to pet the cotton bales. I regret not having that experience now. We were afraid of getting buckshot though.

              Did anyone else notice the party supply place and the pet store on the way to the park? They were like these random little shops out in the nowhere. Somehow, a party supply just didn't seem to fit there.

              KS and VTRider, next time I see you, allow me to do my Billy Bob impression of the snakes he sells in his pet store and how he makes earmuffs for them out of the cotton balls. He also rents himself out as a snake charmer at the party supply for entertainment (vs. pony rides).

              Yes, we did Golden Corral too. Given the rest of the town, that was like going to the Four Seasons for brunch. I have to admit, I was so happy to have real grits, see chipped beef and all the tea is sweetened, just right...

              "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

              Comment


              • #27
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anyplace Farm:
                Did anyone else notice the party supply place and the pet store on the way to the park? They were like these random little shops out in the nowhere. Somehow, a party supply just didn't seem to fit there.
                <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                Tell me, is it like Tallahassee with the little local business such as "Trailer o'Hair and Nails"?
                "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

                Comment


                • #28
                  Actually, no. There were cotton bales, trailers, cotton fields, signs for a ghost town (I thought we were already in it) and then boom...something like "Ellen's Party Supply". Then, you went a few tenths of miles down the way and then there was this house with the pet store. They must have some awesome pets because you'd have to drive quite a ways to get there...it'd have to be worth it. Then, we exited to Prison Camp Road....

                  "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

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #29
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anyplace Farm:
                    the SWVHJA ended up having their show there.

                    As Shamrokz mentioned, I really did want to pet the cotton bales.
                    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    SWVHJA always has their show at Lexington on this set weekend. So they didn't really affect VHSA's show.

                    Re: the cotton - some of the ladies in my barn wanted to get some of that cotton to use to stuff their horse's ears!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                    Comment


                    • #30
                      So, which TS show conflicted? Or was SWVHJA a TS thing?

                      Billy Bob uses the cotton as ear muffs for his snakes. He also has dancers that come along on his snake-charming engagements that are half-necked. They use the cotton balls to cover particular areas that the eyes should not see.

                      "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

                      Comment


                      • #31
                        Ladies,

                        I have finally returned to the land of the living. Between a nightmarish ride home (A six hour drive, a six year old and a six month old, enough said!!, horrific judging ( what was the criteria... ticks to count, late swaps, bad form, color? Still pondering that one! Plus did she ever look up in a corner to see a missed change or buck?) I then too, while there, contracted a lovely head cold which is trying to progress to my chest, not to mention my allergies which decided to kick in at the most in-opportune time. I had to stay home and medicate. I was worse than most junkies doing crack yesterday. But the price was worth it. Today I am feeling better.

                        The show facility was lovely. Nice barns, rings and the people at the facility were dying to help you and extremely friendly. I give a huge thumb up to this. The down side. It was a nightmare to stay at the hotels. None of my people want to go back. I've seen horror movies with less chance of danger and demise. Not to mention that a six hour drive is an incentive to hop in the rig and spin on down. It ain't cheap to go that far for a show that pays no money out. Except the stakes class.

                        I got to met VTRider who is a lovely girl and looked something like a runway model when she put on Duffy's coat. Not that she isn't great all other times! Duffy, Can I wear your coat and try to be tall and thin too? We had several giggles about people and horses and I was glad to finally meet her. Sorry not to have been able to meet anyone else.

                        As for the Tiara....I did wear it. Nardeen Hendeerson took pictures of me wearing it and Anyplace was in the pics too. Just remember...if it's on the internet it must be true......I didn't wear the cape. It wasn't cold enough and the Scepter was being fought over by all the children. Seems they wanted to use it as a crop....Can you believe they thought it was a crop? Poor upbringing, we need to work a little harder with the parents.

                        I thought Clyde did a wonderful job of keeping the show running. Jane Layback is a marvelous announcer and kept the ring always full and the exhibitors up to date. J.T.Talon designed great beautiful courses and they rode so well. The one down side was the schooling sessions. Extremely dangerous. No one from management monitored it, apparently leaving it up to the exhibitors and their trainers to keep the injuries down to a minimum. This is the only blight on an otherwise lovely well run show. Exhibitor's party had nice food both days and on Sunday the show got over way earlier than we had thought. I was on the road at 4:45. For all of my griping about the judge she did keep things rolling. Great in the hacks, she didn't make them hack for three days to pick a winner. Boom Boom Boom done. I will give her credit for that.

                        Thank God for all my Northern Va friends who kept me reasonably sane and laughing. Anyplace and her posse are so nice and VTRider is just a delight. we need to do more shows together ladies!!!

                        I'd like to give a big thank you to all my clients who made the trek and suffered through the poor hotels. I do appreciate all your efforts and thank you for making this another good year for the Cavallo Farm Kids!!! We love you!

                        Comment

                        • Original Poster

                          #32
                          KS - I knew I could count on you for a lovely recap of the show. I did love the courses!!

                          My hotel was a terror as well. Especially since there were kids outside my hotel room cantering up and down the pavement all night going..1.2.3.4.5.6.jump.1.2.3.4.5.6.jump.... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                          Comment


                          • #33
                            Very nicely done, KS.

                            I am so mad that I didn't bring my tiara. Maybe next year. And maybe next year it can be at Lexington!

                            Lucky you...you got on the road an hour before we did. We stopped for a 1/2 hr to eat and then again to drop one of the kids in Montclair and probably got back to the barn at about 11:15. By the time we unloaded, etc. and I dropped Shamrockz off, I was in bed after midnight. Did I mention that your favorite dog (mine) raced to the door and went straight to the bed, did a 360, fluffed the sheets to make a nest and looked at me like, "Get in here and turn out the light!!" She was exhausted.

                            Thanks for the compliments on my crew. They are good kids and I would be miserable at the shows if they weren't.

                            Could you guys please bring more food next time? There just really wasn't anything left for me when I went snooping. A fruit/cheese/cracker platter would be nice next time too. By the way, where was the champagne?

                            "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

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #34
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anyplace Farm:
                              By the way, where was the champagne?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


                              Umm APF - Did you not notice the bulge in left pocket of KS's jacket

                              Comment


                              • #35
                                VTRider, didn't those kids know the lines were fives?

                                "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

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #36
                                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anyplace Farm:
                                  VTRider, didn't those kids know the lines were fives?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                  They were on ponies - had to do the adds [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                                  Comment


                                  • #37
                                    Welcome to NC...proud state of some of the MOST ignorant horse people known to the equestrian art! Reason 1 BILLION to move to VA! ! Seriously, it is a nice state, minus a few 50 or so counties!

                                    Sigh. It is true. NC is indeed the State of Ignorant Horse People. I guess that's why we've shipped in some ringers like Captain Mark Phillips, Bill Long aka the Godfather of Combined Driving in the US, and enough dressage trainers with Eurotrash accents that if you dressed them as clowns they could do the How Many Clowns are in that VW? routine. Otherwise, the natives down here would still be foxhunting on their big lick Walking Horses. Tallyho Midnight's Rackin' King!

                                    Jane, born, bred, and educated in NC, thankyouveryverymuch

                                    Comment


                                    • #38
                                      About the buldge in KS's jacket, I thought either because she was happy to see me or she was hiding her scepter from the kids so they wouldn't use it as a crop.

                                      "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

                                      Comment


                                      • #39
                                        About NC, I have to say, I have been to NC several times in different parts and it's a beautiful state. But, if people are coming to the state for the first time, Williamston, and particularly, the Prison Camp Road stretch don't speak well for it. Guess that's why they don't put pictures of that area on the cover of the map.

                                        I'll take all of NC's breakfast bars w/grits and sweet tea any day over the crappy 'tea' they make here and the "no grits after 11:00 a.m." rule at Bob Evans.

                                        [This message has been edited by Anyplace Farm (edited 11-07-2000).]

                                        "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

                                        Comment


                                        • #40
                                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anyplace Farm:


                                          Could you guys please bring more food next time? There just really wasn't anything left for me when I went snooping. A fruit/cheese/cracker platter would be nice next time too. By the way, where was the champagne?
                                          <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                          Sigh, I can see that I must provision these excursions. The mention of grits has me in tears. To think of the quiche lorraine and finger sandwiches that could have been... The Moet that was missed...

                                          [This message has been edited by Everythingbutwings (edited 11-07-2000).]
                                          "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X