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Memories from horse shows...that have nothing to do with the show

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  • #41
    god, there are so many
    Lake Pacid...water skiing on the lake and chez henry
    that bar in vermont - puddle jumpers??? is that the right name? and yes being swamped out in VT when the heavy rain came ...i had just bought a new trunk and it floated right away - had a very unhappy mom! regardless i will always remember the feeling of riding around in the early mornings with the mist burning off and these big mountains around you
    Manchester - doing the luge thing and the shopping in burlington
    Saratoga and Shadowbrook - always rained at both and my horses always freaked out about the oompa loompa band at saratoga
    the garden - i only got one year before it moved to the meadowlands but nothing beat walking into that ring and as great as it was to make it to the meadowlands it just never had the same feeling
    harrisburg - having a really bad "schooling" lesson the day before finals way out in the fields and jumping over one of those green highway road signs that read "exit #** to ** / exit here" and thinking to myself - how ironic!!
    florida - there are just too many to count on that one
    rock hard ground at ox ridge
    the wonderful hunt courses at fairfield - i could never count there!
    all in all there are just so many - it mad eme smile just typing all of this
    and I second the question about what happened to seaweed???


    • #42
      Oh You Guys are bringing back Way Too Many Memories...
      Studio 54...
      Tavern on The Green
      Peter & David SHow
      The Tents going down at WEF....The one pole hitting Jimmy Kohns' Barn,with Hallelulah Hollywood in it...That Horse Was NEVER the same after that...
      All the parties
      Mikey Cohen...
      Briarwood Farm....
      The GM Tack Room story,I also heard
      Wow...there are some familiar people here!!


      • #43
        I remember pumkin head streaker jumped the jumps but hadn't intended to...and the owner [Carol Hoffman?] commented as he exited the ring.."Shit! That horse didn't jump half that well all week"! Remember Joe Darby at the old MSG?...he rode up the first line in the Working Stake, night class, on one of Swanee's good horses and the lights went out for about 10 seconds...pitch black..the lights come up..Joey's in the center of the ring facing the linen draped judges stand and hollers up "Ah finished mah round, and it was PERFECT".

        *Save The Prairie Dog*
        \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


        • #44
          the first time i went to the garden (100 year anaversery) i could not believe what i saw at studio 54 up stairs at the lil tables. right in front of everyone
          the new and improved stalking barbie


          • #45
            .....LMAO!...and of course you grabbed your Bible and fled the scene, justjilli I stayed..the only reason I got in the place was because Mr. Capote, God bless him, shrieked "Everybody behind me gets in!" at the door.

            *Save The Prairie Dog*
            \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


            • #46
              i stayed till the wee hours
              the new and improved stalking barbie


              • #47
                Do tell...what did you see?


                • #48
                  We'd tell you...but then of course we'd have to kill you ....Warhol never spoke a word throughout the entire MSG evening session or all through the night's festivities. Capote never shut up..until he passed out at least.

                  *Save The Prairie Dog*
                  \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


                  • #49
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">and I second the question about what happened to seaweed??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                    He's around. We see him in FL and at indoors usually.


                    • #50
                      racetb- was not that a song?
                      the new and improved stalking barbie


                      • #51
                        Hey Jilli,
                        We were Leading Rider/Horse of MSG that Year!!!!
                        Little Benoit!!!!
                        Great Horse!!!


                        • #52
                          DELIDOG- i had a date not too long after that with robert ridland,,, and noooooooo we didnt
                          the new and improved stalking barbie


                          • #53
                            Delidog...I remember Junie Culp died during the old old MSG show...and Terry Rudd sobbing...and Sy Jayne released from prison during the show...the first Medal Finals I rode in, I was 15 and Michael Page judged..Small ponies @ the old old MSG during Midget's reign...I must know you..fess up ...?????

                            *Save The Prairie Dog*
                            \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


                            • #54
                              1989, at the tender age of 10, i went to spectate at Devon with a group of girls from my barn. We were able to find Greg Best and followed him around until he signed all of our tickets. He was so nice... and i don't know if this is a made up part of the memory or not, but i think he and Gem Twist won the Grand Prix that night.
                              "Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom" Barack Obama


                              • #55
                                ok well now i feel really dumb! i didnt know what MSG was,,i thought it was in chineese food! LOL racetb-delidog rocks BTW
                                the new and improved stalking barbie


                                • #56
                                  racetb delidog is friends with petie hugo and dagwood! WAHOOOOO save the PD'S
                                  the new and improved stalking barbie


                                  • #57
                                    You guys are getting me going again on this one....Jill,I just heard that Robert FINALLY married...I don't know who though...I worked for him for about 3 years,took care of Benoit...which of course is how I met Dagwood,as Mark was riding another horse in our barn...
                                    Just One Date,Jill??

                                    RaceTB(did I get that right?)
                                    I am SURE we either Know each other or have worked in the same circles....
                                    I didn't work at the old Garden,But i worked MSG from 77 to 88
                                    Yes,I also remember standing and Guarding my horses on 33rd st. from the freaks and fairies of N.Y....
                                    You probably know an old friend of mine...Jimmy Plummer...one of the Island Gang...
                                    Remember "Rock Bottom"...Michael Hunter & Carl Knee??
                                    Now for a Bonus Grob Jump..
                                    Can Anyone tell me The Name of Michaels' Resteraunt in N.Y.C.???

                                    Keep going,I love a Gallop down memory lane!!
                                    It was quite a nice resteraunt...


                                    • #58
                                      You might have competed with an old friend of mine,who is no longer with us..Linda Matrayek and her horse,Wishmaster,Unfortunately,I was at the barn the day she passed,so sad.....or do you remember Izzy Kelly??
                                      How about Joy Slater and Isle of Erin...I took care of that mare at Tewksbury Farms...Great Hunter...Working and Side Saddle...The Schers' owned her then
                                      I spent my childhood being a Barn Rat in exchange for lessons with Clarence Nagro,Walter White,"Dave"...Sullivan Davis...You Know...Anywhere that I could Muck a hundred stalls,unload a truckload of hay,or even help bail a field of hay,for a chance of riding for 30 minutes!!!!


                                      • #59
                                        Jeez!! Plummer, Clarence Negro...I think Izzy was a great friend of Sean Mulcahey, who rode for "Big Tony" D'Ambrosio in Mt. Kisco, I still see Sean all the time..and John Linden..I rode at Sam Edelman's and spent most days schlepping horses back and forth from Carl's..and I rode with Joy at Gladstone after the USET screening trials..She brought Coach Stop and I forget what other horse. Most of my time hanging with Michael Hunter, Maud Frank completing the wild trio..is a vague blur The restaurant name eludes me..but I'll remember!! Keep 'em coming! Remember..Gay Wiles?? Sonny Brooks??..Benny's "boys"?? arrrrgh!

                                        *Save The Prairie Dog*
                                        \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


                                        • #60
                                          Quiz: What was the name of the fine NYC riding establishment that produced Carl Knee, Mikey Cohen etc. before Lotus and Rock Bottom?

                                          *Save The Prairie Dog*
                                          \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"