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  • #81
    Originally posted by pacificsolo View Post
    Ok, this has been very interesting, but I have to get clarrification on something:

    Someone mentioned a kid being dragged and threatened. WHO was dragging the child, and who did the child belong to? Someone mentioned show management was dragging the kid...was it their kid, or someone else's? Does anyone know why?? It just sounds so bizzarre.
    I agree pacificsolo. No one has addressed this and I would like to know that this child is ok!!
    Debbie Hanson
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      #82
      the parent did the dragging

      We were parked next to people the following week who had also attended that show. They informed us that the 7/01/07 show was tame compared to an earlier one they had participated in. We were just "WOW"

      And, no, there would have been no point in informing show management as to what we saw that day.
      Last edited by Everythingbutwings; Jul. 20, 2007, 08:18 AM. Reason: correct date
      "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

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      • #83
        Since SI was so willing to come on here and defend herself/show and threaten lawsuits earlier, do you think she'll ever come back on and address the child dragging incident? I'm sure there are a LOT of people wondering why something like this happened and if anything will be done in the future to prevent it.
        Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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        • #84
          On a side note...does anyone know if any judges have gotten locked in the port-a-pot lately?
          Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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          • #85
            ok, being completely && totally honest, no SI's shows arent the most fancy or most put together shows around, but many people starting thier showing careers enjoy the friendly atmostphere that the show projects. No its not a preferred show of mine && i think the ring neeeds real sand in it., but they are really trying to put on a show for the love of the sport. Everyone there good or bad rider is encouraged to do thier best && everyone makes the best out of it. On a negative note the out of control kids gets very annoying && disrupts classes. Entertaining, for some part of it yes, very. But when you aee paying to take your horse i na class && show it off for points are not you want all the attention on you. Honestly I think everyone needs to knock it off && try to get along. If you have a complaint calmy tell the manager about it. Horsebackriding is supposed to be fun, not constant gossip && fighting.
            Last edited by superstarhunter; Jul. 11, 2007, 03:45 PM.

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              #86
              Complain to the manager?

              She was rather occupied with the kid.
              "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

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              • #87
                Originally posted by justdandy View Post
                On a side note...does anyone know if any judges have gotten locked in the port-a-pot lately?
                "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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                • #88
                  i dont recomend horses with soundness problems attending there
                  ?????
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                  They're small hearts.

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                  • #89
                    ^^
                    The ground is still hard.. not as rock solid as it was last year but it is still hard.

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                    • #90
                      Originally posted by superstarhunter View Post
                      ok, being completely && totally honest, no SI's shows arent the most fancy or most put together shows around, but many people starting thier showing careers enjoy the friendly atmostphere that the show projects. No its not a preferred show of mine && i think the ring neeeds real sand in it., but they are really trying to put on a show for the love of the sport. Everyone there good or bad rider is encouraged to do thier best && everyone makes the best out of it. On a negative note the out of control kids gets very annoying && disrupts classes. Entertaining, for some part of it yes, very. But when you aee paying to take your horse i na class && show it off for points are not you want all the attention on you. Honestly I think everyone needs to knock it off && try to get along. If you have a complaint calmy tell the manager about it. Horsebackriding is supposed to be fun, not constant gossip && fighting.
                      The one and only time I attended a HO show there was a child going around the trailer parking area shooting off a cap gun (very safe and friendly for beginners, don't you think?) and the mother/show management did nothing about it.

                      Also, how can "out of control kids" disrupting classes be a good experience for those starting their showing careers?
                      Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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                      • #91
                        yah i was at one of the shows when the judge got locked in the bathroom && another one where my friend got locked in there as well. He also tried to tip it over on one occasion i belive. I only take my horse there because it is so layed back && can sometimes be entertaining. But anyways its a horse show.. not entertainment live.

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                        • #92
                          Originally posted by Everythingbutwings View Post
                          She was rather occupied with the kid.
                          LOL I almosr spilled my ice cream cone

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                          • #93
                            My Recent Expierence...

                            One day I end up on www.HollowOakFarm.com and happen to click on the tab "Rider Points for Summer Series". This is what I saw:

                            PLEASURE ADULTS
                            Mary's Cross 15 C 5/6
                            America's Favorite 8 RC 5/6
                            Smoke's Snazzy Rose 7
                            1st Edition POINTS REMOVED - not eligible to accumulate points at this show.
                            Romance On Ice 10 RC 6/3


                            One of the horses I own is 1st Edition. I decide to send an email to Hollow Oak and this is what I wrote:

                            "In checking my points on your website, I noticed that you have removed my points. I'm a little confused, can you tell me why I was not eligible to accumulate points at your show on June 3, 2007?"

                            I get a response back from Hollow Oak (aka Secret Interlude) saying this:

                            "I feel very strongly that you have been primarily responsible for the Chronicle BB and the majority of the negative attitudes. I realize you have not personally posted, however, it is my understanding that you had your dear friends posting because you were mad - about what I don't know, probably because I did not get involved in the altercation that took place a few weeks ago.
                            . . . .
                            I talked to VHSA about what happened at the 6/3/07 show, it is my discretion to discard my show points and eliminate competitors. I don't want any conflict, life is too short. I am sorry if you feel offended."


                            I did not even post on this thread, yet I'm the primary one to blame. I will let others speak for themselves... I'm curious to see how many "dear friends" of mine I contacted and told them what to post.

                            I just wonder how many people who posted on this thread will lose their points because they shared the negative expierences they had at the Hollow Oak shows???
                            They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...

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                            • #94
                              So it's you who's responsible for this?

                              Hey LBB - as I read through this train wreck for the first time tonight, I kept thinking where is LBB in all this? Now I get to the last post and discover that - hey! you're responsible for the whole thing to begin with! LOL! SI's email back to you just has me rolling on the floor!

                              How could all of us NOVA peeps not have known in the first place?

                              Love you SO much!

                              SI - just for the record: until I saw this thread, I had never heard of your shows. I see & talk to LBB all the time and she has never, ever talked to me about you or your shows positive or negative. Neither have some of the other posters whom I know off the BB, including one of whom trains at my barn. The opinion I am developing of you and your show(s) now are solely based on how you have represented yourself here.

                              Hard as it may be to accept, Erin is quite correct: a negative perception once conceived on this BB is very hard to change.
                              "Socrates was a very wise man who went around giving good advice. They poisoned him." Anonymous...

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                              • #95
                                jn1193 -

                                Hey! You know the saying "what goes around, comes around", right??

                                Get this - I get this phone call the other day from someone I have not talked to in a while. They start telling me they have found this horse that is in my neck of the woods and they wanted to see if I knew anything about it. The horse sounds great but they don't want to buy a bad horse, a horse with a problem, etc.

                                Then the person goes on to tell me it's at a farm they have never heard of called Hollow Oak Farm.

                                All I did was tell them to check their email and I would send a link for them to look at. You guessed it - I sent the link to this thread.

                                I got another phone call saying "THANK YOU". Hah! I never made a comment, but it appears the thread spoke for itself, huh?
                                They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...

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                                • #96
                                  After sitting here and reading through this thread, all I can say is WOW.

                                  I've also noticed the amount of new members with 1 and 2 posts...strange, eh?
                                  John 3:16
                                  Sixteen Candles

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                                  • #97
                                    "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, 11:31 AM.

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                                    • #98
                                      "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.
                                      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, 2019.

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                                      • #99
                                        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.
                                        Grab mane and kick on!

                                        http://www.ashleykriegeleventing.com/

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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!
                                          http://www.fouroaksfarmva.com

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