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  • Janet
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    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.

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  • secret interlude
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    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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  • secret interlude
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    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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  • secret interlude
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    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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  • justdandy
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    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.

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  • secret interlude
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    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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  • justdandy
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    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.

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  • secret interlude
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    FYI ladies........... VHSA has a copy of this posting as of this am.

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  • secret interlude
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    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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  • Brydelle Farm
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    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!

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  • bonstet
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    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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  • Everythingbutwings
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    Thanks everyone!

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

    I appreciate the responses.

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  • Janet
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    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.

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  • justdandy
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    OP - I sent you a PM.

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  • Anyplace Farm
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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.

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  • Everythingbutwings
    started a topic Hollow Oak Farm, Nokesville Associate shows?

    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.
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