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  • justdandy
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    Originally posted by eventmom View Post
    Justdandy, I should mention that the other thing I really like about that show is the location. Great atmosphere. Very open and inviting. They also have a nice stream behind some tree's. We take our ponies down there for a break. Even our once spooky pony was always very relaxed at that place.
    I imagine it would be a great first experience for a horse.
    Thanks! That's great to know.

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  • eventmom
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    Justdandy, I should mention that the other thing I really like about that show is the location. Great atmosphere. Very open and inviting. They also have a nice stream behind some tree's. We take our ponies down there for a break. Even our once spooky pony was always very relaxed at that place.
    I imagine it would be a great first experience for a horse.

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  • Janet
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    Originally posted by eventmom View Post
    Janet, We do that show every month!!! Wow, I wish I had known you were there, we would have looked for you! Maybe you were there later in the day. We did the short stirrup for my younger daughter, and the young student eq for my older. Were you there at that time? We left and about 11:30.
    Anyway, that is the best schooling show around! Half the price of everything else, and well run. The judge this week spent the time to talk to all the little guys and give them pointers!
    Btw, my younger daughter rode her sisters pony and did her first jumper class ever! She won 2nd place! I was so proud of her!
    I must have arrived just as you were leaving. I got there about 11:40, and took Spy in the Adult Pleasure Horse division.

    It was kind of a last minute decision to go.

    I wrote about it here
    http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...d.php?t=106400

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  • justdandy
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    I have a green bean that I would like to get out and about sometime this year. I think I might have to try one of the NHS shows. I've heard nothing but good things about them.
    Last edited by justdandy; Jul. 19, 2007, 11:01 AM.

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  • eventmom
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    Janet, We do that show every month!!! Wow, I wish I had known you were there, we would have looked for you! Maybe you were there later in the day. We did the short stirrup for my younger daughter, and the young student eq for my older. Were you there at that time? We left and about 11:30.
    Anyway, that is the best schooling show around! Half the price of everything else, and well run. The judge this week spent the time to talk to all the little guys and give them pointers!
    Btw, my younger daughter rode her sisters pony and did her first jumper class ever! She won 2nd place! I was so proud of her!

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  • Anyplace Farm
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    Originally posted by Janet View Post
    Last Saturday, I took Spy to the NHS show (across the lane from HOF). (See other thread)

    Though "lower level" on paper (not VHSA Affiliated) the NHS show was both very "professional" AND very friendly.
    I have heard the same thing. NHS has been around a long time. I remember them back when I lived in Nokesville.

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  • Janet
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    Last Saturday, I took Spy to the NHS show (across the lane from HOF). (See other thread)

    Though "lower level" on paper (not VHSA Affiliated) the NHS show was both very "professional" AND very friendly.

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  • Janet
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    Did she take away LBBs VHSA points (I don't think she is allowed to do that)?

    Or just the poiints for some sort of HOF year end awards?

    I guess that since HOF makes up the rules for the HOF year end awards, she can do that. But it seems very ... unprofessional.

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  • Anyplace Farm
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    Originally posted by eventmom View Post
    Ok, Mr.s HOF, since we all know you are reading this thread with great interest, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and return LLB's to her? If you think you are so principled as to believe you took the high ground in removing her points, why not return her "bad" money?
    Good point. Last I checked, Ms. HO Show doesn't do this for the money.

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  • Anyplace Farm
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    I'm really annoyed

    I've been laying low on this thread for some time, hoping it would go away since, in my opinion (and clearly in others), Secret Interlude reacted to the original part of this thread in a very stupid, very immature, very defensive way. Given her responses, I actually started to feel sorry for her because she did not sound like a stable person. I even PMd people suggesting we all let up because the woman didn't seem to be very rational and constant conversation about the topic wouldn't get any of us anywhere.

    I feel compelled to come back on, even if SI doesn't see this, because I feel I need to defend LBB who is an innocent bystander. Why SI has decided to take a wild guess and pin conversation about her sub-standard shows on one person is beyond me. But given ALLLLLLLLLLLLL of her nutbag responses, I think that explains it all. And, given how she has taken points away from LBB, that drives the point home even moreso.

    I would venture to say that a show manager can't just take someone's points away - according to VHSA and USEF rules, things need to be disputed, brought before a panel and discussed and decided upon before someone is charged with something and wins and points taken away.

    Some things are indisputable: SI is an emotional wreck and has no business in the people business. SI is not a professional. SI does not conduct her shows in a professional manner. SI takes uneducated guesses on who started the conversation about her shows in the first place (Are you kidding me? Do you really think it was ONE person?) and for some reason has decided it is LBB (wrong again).

    SI is a disgrace to the VHSA and I highly doubt anyone who has read this thread will ever have anything positive to say about her, whether she was ever right (which she wasn't) or not.

    I think SI thinks LBB directed people to this thread because that's what SI had to do to get a little support. Note all the first time posters in defense of SI. The rest of us just know about the show or saw the flames flying out of this thread and came over to see what was on fire and have just simply been aghast at how SI has handled this whole thing.

    LBB, I'm sorry you were a victim here. We all learned a hard lesson -- stay away from the backyard shows unless you enjoy backyard behavior.

    And SI owes an apology to the sport.
    Last edited by Anyplace Farm; Jul. 19, 2007, 10:22 AM.

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  • eventmom
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    Ok, Mr.s HOF, since we all know you are reading this thread with great interest, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and return LLB's to her? If you think you are so principled as to believe you took the high ground in removing her points, why not return her "bad" money?

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  • justdandy
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    Originally posted by eventmom View Post
    . . . Does this mean you get your money back?
    That's what I wanted to know!!!!

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  • justdandy
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    From what I gather . . .

    Originally posted by BybeeGirl View Post
    So LBB, let me get this straight.

    1. You went to a horse show at Hollow Oak. Errrrr...yep!
    2. You paid your entry fees. Errrrr...yep!
    3. You earned ribbons. Errrrr...yep!
    4. A month later, show manager speculates that you have criticized the farm. Errrrr...yep!
    5. Your points were removed. Errrrr...yep!


    Am I missing something? Errrrr...nope!

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  • eventmom
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    BTW, I think all you Hunter folks who need points should head to her show. Then maybe she can speculate about you and take them away!
    Does this mean you get your money back?

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  • eventmom
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    This woman is digging herself one heck of a grave
    I'm with the crowd that can only say WOW, just WOW

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  • justdandy
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    LBB, my dear, dear friend - I still have those freakin' red marks on my arm from you twisting it so hard to get me to post on this thread. I'm not an adult with an independent mind and opinions of my own. I always need dear friends to tell me what to say and post. Yeah....and if anyone believes that, I have a bridge to sell ya! LBB knows how much I llloooooovvvveeee it when someone tells me what to say and/or post.

    As I posted earlier, those things were what I experienced the one and only time I went to HO. It cracks me up that SI doesn't realize that more people on this BB have attended her shows other than LBB. I'm pretty sure they're capable of posting (all by themselves - with no help from LBB) what their experiences were.

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  • BybeeGirl
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    I'm confused...

    So LBB, let me get this straight.

    1. You went to a horse show at Hollow Oak.
    2. You paid your entry fees.
    3. You earned ribbons.
    4. A month later, show manager speculates that you have criticized the farm.
    5. Your points were removed.


    Am I missing something?


    I can see if maybe you made a stink at the show, or were unsportsmanlike in some way, and if that were the case, her decision would make sense. But this ???

    Lord knows I've been to enough shows that I have complained about later. You know the ones that suddenly decide to run the working hunters 4 divisions ahead of schedule. Or the ones that split divisions without checking to see if there are enough actually left on grounds to complete the division. But wow, I think this one takes the cake!

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  • PiedPiper
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    LBB- Maybe it is some kind of backwards' compliment that you have so much power.

    It is amazing to me how people get confused with the facts that a dissenting opinion is NOT SUE-ABLE!! It isn't slander, libel, defamation of character, etc. It is someone stating their opinion about an experience with said person, event, product, etc. That they have to prove that what was said, written, etc caused a financial hardship (that was not immediately recouped) and it is an UNTRUTH!

    And that it is EXTREMELY difficult to prove if a lawsuit is actually persued. My father and uncle are attorneys and it is laughable how many people nowadays thinking they can sue over anything.

    Silly silly people and they only look crazier when they pull out the lawsuit card.

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  • Janet
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    "California warmup" is basically a "card" that stays open all day.

    Once you have paid your entry, you decide what height you want to do. Then when you go in the ring for your first trip, you say "this is my California warmup trip", and do the specified course.

    It gets scored on the open card. the you come back and do your trip for the "regular" class.

    the end of the day, they will pin the California warm up, but moet people ar not so concerned about teh actuak results, jus tthe opportunity to have a warm up round.

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  • Policy of Truth
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    "1. California warm up - to run at jump height in ring. To run all day, no age/animal restrictions"

    Can someone explain what kind of class this is? I saw it on the website under the shows link. It sounds funny...[edit]
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 20, 2009, 10:31 AM.

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