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Charleston Summer Classic anyone?

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  • Charleston Summer Classic anyone?

    Anyone going to the Charleston horse show for week 1 this week? Or has anyone been there previously? This will be my first year attending the show and I am excited. Although I am sure it will be rather hott and I have heard the bugs can get pretty bad I think it will be fun. It sounds like there will be a lot of stuff to do on the off time.
    There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the
    inside of a man.

    -Sir Winston Churchill

  • #2
    Very hot and bring your own food! We would love to go as it is so close, but my crowd can't afford the AA fees.
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


    • #3
      We will be there week 2 with 3 ponies. Hoping the pony medal will fill. There is talk it will be small. It will be very hot and there is really no shade, so plan accordingly. In one barn there are outlets for every 2 stalls. In part of the other barn the outlets hang down from the ceiling. Have some extension cords handy.

      The bugs you are talking about are gnats- don't worry it's way too hot for them now, they won't be back until October. Might be mosquitos after dark but the county usually sprays for those.


      • #4
        Our farm talked about it but decided it would be soooo hot and decided against it. Then some others at the farm wanted to do the "C" show this coming weekend instead. Plus, we knew we would not be able to do the second week because next weekend, the 17th-19th is the NC Special Olympic State Equestrian Championships and my oldest daughter is competing in that. My youngest daughter and I are both certified coaches for special olympics.

        Hope the ones going have a great show and maybe you will luck out with the heat. Don't forget your fans!



        • #5
          The show has been lovely and the weather has been wonderful. They don't know how lucky they have been...


          • #6
            Yeah, this week has been freakishly nice...those folks that shipped in might actually think its like that down here in the summer...NOT..lol.
            I was up there today for a couple of hours, missed you ITA

            Stono, we are coming with one for the medal and the larges
            "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


            • #7
              I have been in and out of the show visiting old friends, will be over on Sunday. We moved into the new barn this week so it has been crazy!!

              You can see my golf cart zipping around. I loaned it out. The one thing they forgot was a golf cart rental company.


              • #8
                I thought I saw your cart...you are always good for a loaner cart...lol

                We will arrive tuesday morning
                "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                • #9
                  Weather was great last week and I didn't see any bugs!
                  It rained like crazy one night and the rings were great the next day.
                  Very Nice horse show! If next week is just as good we will definitely put it on the schedule again!

                  My only complaint was that we weren't done in time to go to the beach but next week we will be done showing Thur and will have Fri and Sat to play!

                  "The harder you train, the luckier you get!"


                  • #10
                    Stono, we are coming with one for the medal and the larges[/quote]

                    Great will see you there. My large is now not coming, we are bringing a medium for the children's instead. Kid will be there and could do medal on another if need one to fill.
                    Ponies are light this week.


                    • Original Poster

                      Loved this horse show! It was like a vacation. We got to go the beach twice during the week and explored downtown. The latest we were finished was 4 30pm but our last kids was a younger childrens. The weather was lovely and i thought the food was pretty good there too. The schedule was nice, it was a little chaotic when they wouuld change everything around but for the most part it was run smoothly. There were good numbers in all the divisions and the ring layout was very nice. Only complaint is the hotel was a 20 minute plus drive to the fairgrounds.
                      There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the
                      inside of a man.

                      -Sir Winston Churchill


                      • #12
                        It is definitely worth it if you are going to be there for the whole week to rent a house or condo on Seabrook or Kiawah
                        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                        • #13
                          I'm in town (Kiawah) with my parents and want to come watch some of the A/Oish stuff later in the week.