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  • Vermont Weather

    So, how is the weather up in VT? Does anyone know how the footing is? Have they cancelled classes due to thunderstorms? Uhh... when are april showers gonna lighten up?????

  • #2
    I'm on my way there now, and it is pouring! I hope it stops when I get closer- still an hour or so away.


    • #3
      The weather is GHASTLY....the rain..unbelievable....the footing...great...nothing canceled that I know of!! Stop at the store, get some wine..it is all good!
      The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.


      • Original Poster

        Do you think next week is going to be the same??? I better bring extra shovels, and tarps for mote-making and coverage!


        • #5
          The weather channel is predicting showers for all of next week. The storms held off until the horse show was over today, but it was very windy by the time I was there and there were very ominous clouds rolling over the mountains. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy...will post with what the footing is like.
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          • #6
            last year, LOTS of rain, footing was always fine


            • #7
              Today the weather was actually quite pleasant, clouds and a tiny bit of sun. It rained later once the show was over. The footing is somewhat hard in my opinion despite the rain.

              Tomorrow looks awful as does next week but there's rain in the forecast every single day.


              • #8
                I was just SO glad it wasn't raining when I got to the show and unloaded! I will say the stream by our tent looks and sounds a little like a raging river.


                • #9
                  I am in Plainfield VT this week and it has been pouring the whole dang time. Raining right now. Flash flood warnings for tonight and tomorrow. I do not leave my room without wellies.

                  Where is there a rated show this weekend? Leaving tomorrow and wouldn't mind swinging by a horse show if I find one along the route. I planned to go ride an Icelandic tomorrow but it's too darn wet to be fun. ):
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SarahandSam View Post
                    Where is there a rated show this weekend?
                    Six weeks of A shows, starting this week in East Dorset, Vermont. Just north of Manchester on Route 7.

                    Bring the rubber boots!


                    • #11
                      A few years ago, coming back from dinner we noticed a big black cloud over the showgrounds so we decided to drive over to check on the horses. It was pouring and a "river" was raging thru the isle of our tent - inches higher than our ankles! We banked bedding infront of stalls as best we could. It was quite a mess but dried out fairly quickly for the amount of water that flowed thru! That VT for ya


                      • #12
                        gawd, i remember one year when the same wicked cloud kept bouncing back up and down the vally all day long. you could actually see that sucker stop, turn around on the mountain and head back toward us like a freight train.

                        the first think i do when i set up is trench. i even put in a wooden gutter one year. i actually dug trenches for others who didn't bother and thus flooded my stalls.

                        make sure you put the flaps on the outside of the tent ropes!!!!!

                        the footing in the rings was always pretty good. it was getting to the rings that was treacherous.......


                        • #13
                          Aaaaaand... It's raining again, for at least the 10th time today.


                          • #14
                            It's beautiful, and a mud pit with all the rain. Were trying Traverse this year, have fun!
                            Never Forget


                            • #15
                              Today they moved some classes in the GP ring to tomorrow. The footing is holding up pretty well so far. It has been raining ALL day today. Went to the Northshire Bookstore to dry out.


                              • #16
                                A little off the topic of the weather, how are the entry numbers for the hunters and eq? It seems light to me, but it is only week one, and the weather stinks. Just curious.
                                Drop the drama and ride!


                                • #17
                                  There were quite a few in the equitation- I want to say around 40 in the WIHS and Medal. Not a ton of small juniors, maybe about 10-12. I think there were a few more larges. I know Hunter I was done before 2:00, and Hunter III was also done pretty early.

                                  It seems very unusual to me to have Vermont start during the second week of Lake Placid. I would think that might be part of the reason the numbers are a little light, and the awful weather certainly can't help.

                                  I would imagine it will be bigger next week as people come from Lake Placid.


                                  • #18
                                    We haven't had a drop of rain down here in SC for over 2 weeks, and my hay man has been in Vermont for that long at his uncle's farm, waiting to cut & bale timothy. Sure wish the weather would cooperate, I'm ready to get some hay put up.
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                                    • #19
                                      The footing was great today, despite all the rain yesterday.
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                                      • #20
                                        Stop the presses!

                                        Right this second, the weather in Vermont is beautiful!

                                        It rained earlier, it will probably rain again later, but right now, it's perfect.