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Hollow Oak Farm, Nokesville Associate shows?

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  • Hollow Oak Farm, Nokesville Associate shows?

    Has anyone been to one of their shows?

    We're interested in going if it's run well, ie; minimal missiles in the schooling area, available water, decent parking, etc.

    Do they get enough entries? We'd hate to get down there to find out our divisions don't run.
    "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

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    I've heard some nightmares about their following VHSA rules. My friend (BrydelleFarm) is judging there soon so I'm sure that'll be a wake up call when it comes to folks trying to bend the rules or those who want to make them up as they go along. Brydelle is the consummate professional.

    Personally, I'm not fond of their footing, but maybe since I've been, they've changed it? It's a laid back show, which I enjoy.

    It doesn't have a huge turnout so schooling isn't crazy. Can't recall about water -- want to say bring your own. Parking is fine. Big field. Lots of families bring tents.

    Have heard of issues w/filling classes. LaBonnieBon might be able to shed some more light on that one... she was there awhile back with a greenie.

    "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

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    • #3
      OP - I sent you a PM.
      Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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      • #4
        Just got this email from them.
        Hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation!!

        Looking forward to better weather Sunday, FYI - we are allowing a VERY
        relaxed dress code - only requirements are boots w/ heels - do not have to
        be tall boots AND hard hats as usual. We will have food and drinks available
        on site.

        Don't forget the cash awards!!!

        We have added 4 jumper divisions - check out the website for listings - same
        cost $12.00 / class.

        If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at anytime.

        Hope to see you Sunday!!


        N. Lynn Sadler, CFNP, MSN

        Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 21, 2009, 01:48 PM.
        Janet

        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now). Spy is gone. April 15, 1982 to Jan 10, 2017.

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          #5
          Thanks everyone!

          The weekend weather is supposed to be superb and I'm trying to avoid the I95 traffic nightmare.

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

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          • #6
            Bring water!!!
            I went there two years ago, so it's been a while. Folks were nice. Parking decent. I think schooling area was on grass. I only had two littles, so I don't know how the classes ran later in the day.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Anyplace Farm View Post
              I've heard some nightmares about their following VHSA rules. My friend (BrydelleFarm) is judging there soon so I'm sure that'll be a wake up call when it comes to folks trying to bend the rules or those who want to make them up as they go along. Brydelle is the consummate professional.
              THANKS, you are the greatest friend, always good for the ego.

              To the OP - I haven't shown there in 2 yrs, and their ring was "slopey" and a combination of grass and blue stone, but I think they have worked very hard on it since. The jumps were regulation height and nicely decorated but nothing crazy. The courses were standard (outside diagonal, etc, OR single, diagonal, outside, etc.) The parking was good and plentiful. The food is great and atmosphere is fun, friendly, and laid back (they didn't have the relaxed dress code they are allowing now when I went). They had quite a good turnout when I was there, about 6-9+ per class. The money back is great, we came home with more money than we went with, so that is always a good thing.

              I am looking forward to being there this weekend. Lynn is very nice and works hard to put on good shows.
              Last edited by Brydelle Farm; Jun. 28, 2007, 05:56 PM. Reason: MEANT SLOPEY NOT SLOPPY, OOPS!
              www.brydellefarm.com ....developing riders, NOT passengers!
              Member of LNHorsemanshipT & Proud of It Clique
              "What gets me up every morning is realizing how much more there is still to learn." -GHM

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              • #8
                Bending rules, making up rules, wake up call -- I think NOT!!!

                Hello All!!

                You guys should come and ask me all these questions, I am sooooo approachable.

                Thanks for the compliments from those who have been to our shows, it seems like we are accomplishing our goals of a relaxed, fun, and unpretentious environment.

                As far a water is concerned, we definitely have well water available - unlimited amounts - even at that.

                I, myself, completely reworked the arena. After approx 30 dump truck loads of blue stone and manufactured sand (which looks like bluestone, but is really sand), I became best friends with a bobcat I named Bertha. She and I moved gravel and sand like we were bonded professionals. The arena is not perfectly flat, still some grade, but very slight. As recommendations per a valued colleague of mine, "one should never have a flat arena."

                I am a little bent about the unsubstantiated allegations, I am not one to engage with folks who are underinformed or underprepared, but those are litiginous comments made that are absolutely untrue. I am sure I have a long list of judges who will be ready to spar with you about your comments also, which I may add, I will personally forward to them individually, as you are speaking of their reputations as well.

                I do feel like ANYPLACE FARM owes me an internet posted apology, unless of course you can provide some information to back up your claims.

                No hard feelings, I have been in this business for a long time and opinions are like..., well...., you know.

                See ya at the show Sunday!!!

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                • #9
                  FYI ladies........... VHSA has a copy of this posting as of this am.

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                  • #10
                    If you would like, I can tell you about my one and only experience at one of your horse shows. But perhaps you don't want me to post it since VHSA has a link to this thread.
                    Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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                    • #11
                      By all means, post away, just remember what I said, you had better post gospel, because I am not going to fool around with you. This is lawsuit material and I have all the time in the world.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by secret interlude View Post
                        By all means, post away, just remember what I said, you had better post gospel, because I am not going to fool around with you. This is lawsuit material and I have all the time in the world.
                        Like I said, this is about my one and only experience at one of your horse shows. I do not know what any of your other horse shows were like because I decided after that one and only horse show that I would never return to your facility.

                        My experience...schooling was adequate, parking was great, schedule was great, BUT you pulled a horse out of the barn (with you riding) just to fill a division and you asked me (after my horse was on the trailer and ready to go home) to enter a division so that it could be filled. You offerred those classes to me at no fee so the other people could get their points. I agreed and pulled my horse off the trailer, warmed up, came over to the ring to go in the classes only to be told that the division was canceled. Again...this was my experience. I have no reason to lie about my experience because I don't do local shows. I just went to that one to have a bit of fun.
                        Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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                        • #13
                          I am sorry, how exactly is this breaking VHSA rules???

                          I am not sure why you did not get to show, you are lucky, you could have had to pay for your classes and I think you are ungrateful.

                          Next please~!!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            AND BTW, I will continue to offer free classes whenever, whereever I feel like it, to whom ever I feel like and I don't care who likes it. He HE HE He!!!

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                            • #15
                              AND there is no rule against me riding my own horse at my own show, am proud of it and will continue to do so.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by secret interlude View Post
                                I am sorry, how exactly is this breaking VHSA rules???

                                I am not sure why you did not get to show, you are lucky, you could have had to pay for your classes and I think you are ungrateful.

                                Next please~!!!!!!
                                JustDandy never said rules were broken, she just said she had an unpleasant experience.

                                And the OP SPECIFICALLY asked about divisions not filling.
                                Last edited by Janet; Jun. 28, 2007, 09:55 AM.
                                Janet

                                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now). Spy is gone. April 15, 1982 to Jan 10, 2017.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by secret interlude View Post
                                  I am sorry, how exactly is this breaking VHSA rules???

                                  I am not sure why you did not get to show, you are lucky, you could have had to pay for your classes and I think you are ungrateful.

                                  Next please~!!!!!!
                                  First, I don't think I mentioned anything about breaking rules. I just thought VHSA would be interested about how you run your shows so that divsions will fill and others could get points.

                                  Ungrateful? I think not! I was more than willing to pay for those classes. In fact, I was originally entered in that division, but decided to scratch so I could go home because it was starting to get late and I had other things to do. Since there were very few people left at the show that could fill the division and I was at the entry booth scratching when you walked up and asked several times for me not to scratch (even offering to let me enter at no cost), I decided to go ahead and fill the division so that the others could get their points. I had no reason to enter the division except to have a bit of fun. I'm not a member of VHSA so I have no need for points.

                                  Speaking of being "ungrateful," you never even told me the division was canceled. I had to find out from my friend. You didn't even apologize to me after I pulled my horse off the trailer, unwrapped him, tacked up and schooled. I came back to the ring to see the judge leaving the judge's booth, no one else was at the in gate and my friend walked up to me to tell me the division was canceled.

                                  Yes...you were doing me a favor by letting me go in the ring to school and have fun at no cost, but I think I was doing you a favor by filling a division for you in order for points to count.
                                  Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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                                  • #18
                                    secret interlude, a word to the wise.

                                    Lots and lots and LOTS of people read these threads, even though they may not post.

                                    They observe others' behavior, and file them away in one of two categories: 1. Gee, that person seems nice and reasonable! I'd love to do business with them if I have a chance. 2. Holy cow, who IS this whackjob? Not going near that one with a ten foot pole!

                                    People are entitled to have -- and to post -- negative opinions. It's a simple fact of life that you (generic "you") cannot please all the people all the time, and anyone reading these threads who has two feeble brain cells to rub together knows that.

                                    By all means, if you feel that someone has posted incorrect information, correct them. But lawsuit threats? Honestly, that pretty much automatically moves you into category #2 in most people's eyes. You're not doing yourself any favors, and will likely turn OFF way more people than you'll win over.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Erin View Post
                                      secret interlude, a word to the wise.

                                      By all means, if you feel that someone has posted incorrect information, correct them. But lawsuit threats? Honestly, that pretty much automatically moves you into category #2 in most people's eyes. You're not doing yourself any favors, and will likely turn OFF way more people than you'll win over.
                                      Yep.

                                      I live in Nokesville.

                                      I am primarily an eventer, but I sometimes go to hunter shows for specific reasons.

                                      When this thread first appeared, I thought "that might be a good one to take Spy to". (Not THIS weekend, but later)

                                      Anyplace's post didn't change that.

                                      secret interlude's posts DID change that.
                                      Janet

                                      chief feeder and mucker for Music, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now). Spy is gone. April 15, 1982 to Jan 10, 2017.

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                                      • #20
                                        Erin,

                                        I appreciate your advice, however the slanderous comments that were made and the suggestion by justdandy that in fact she was going to provide something that was a questionable behavior to VHSA is unacceptable. I do not slander others nor will I accept being slandered.

                                        Again, I have not broken any VHSA rules, I read on this post all the time and do not usually post as well. When it comes to my reputation, it is a little different.

                                        I do remember you Justdandy, maybe you think you were not apologized to, and maybe you don't even know who I am, but you were told the division was cancelled when we saw you riding in the field. We gave a gate call for you and you never appeared. We thought you had left until everything was done. I explained that to you also, so I am not sure why you are so confused. Furthermore, all relationships were not meant to be and apparently ours was not meant to be and I am actually fine with that. I do not expect all people who attend my shows to be pig fat happy. I would like that, but in some cases you just can't please some people.

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