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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.

  • SoEasy
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    You all are way more annoying than the original topic.
    Not to mention that you're off topic.
    Which of course is what you're aiming for ... to get the thread closed.
    Fine, you win. Next time there's one you want to keep open, don't look for my help.

    [Mod 1 note: we've subsequently edited this thread to remove a large number of off topic and/or personal commentary.]
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 20, 2009, 11:02 AM.

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  • Janet
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    Originally posted by J Swan View Post
    Wow. I had no idea small local hunter shows could be filled with such drama and intrigue.

    When is the next NHS show? Can anyone post a schedule or link? I don't "do" hunters and had wanted to event one of my horses this summer - but it didn't work out. I'd like to do a couple of small local things before the hunting season really gets under way.

    But nothing with a lot of out of control kids screaming or locking people in porta potties - I'm too old to see the humor in that behavior.
    Next NHS show is first weekend in Sept, IIRC. No August show.

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  • Janet
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    Originally posted by Fairview Horse Center View Post
    Just stumbled onto this thread.

    Is this show the Nokesville Horse Society show? or a different group? One of my kids had a probelm with the NHS show management and judge last year, and we decided it would be a long time before any of us went back.
    HO is NOT the NHS show. It is on the other side of the driveway.

    I took my old guy (Spy, coming out of retirement) to the NHS show in July and found it very well run. I started a thread about it.

    http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...d.php?t=106400

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  • Queen Latisha
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    All I can say is WTF??? I think SI should have taken Erin's advice back on page one of this thread.

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  • LaBonnieBon
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    Originally posted by Fairview Horse Center View Post
    Just stumbled onto this thread.

    Is this show the Nokesville Horse Society show? or a different group? One of my kids had a problem with the NHS show management and judge last year, and we decided it would be a long time before any of us went back.
    This is NOT the Nokesville Horse Society shows. They are held at the park that is across the street from Hollow Oak show that this thread is referencing.

    NHS has new show management this year (Thank God!). Should you attend again, I think you will find a completely different show.

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  • lilblackhorse
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    oh man, I live 4000 miles away, but my good friend lives in Nokesville. I think I'm going to have to call her tomorrow, as I recognize some of the names in this little scenario.

    SI, [edit] I will make it my job to let my friend know of this thread and to tell all her other horse friends [edit] how they shouldn't patronize your barn or your shows.

    Had you just shut up at the get go, life would have gone on just fine--but you threatened lawsuits and "revolked" points, and that is just not kosher. You reap what you sow lady, and this is going to bite you in your ass methinks.
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 20, 2009, 10:52 AM.

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  • Fairview Horse Center
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    Just stumbled onto this thread.

    Is this show the Nokesville Horse Society show? or a different group? One of my kids had a probelm with the NHS show management and judge last year, and we decided it would be a long time before any of us went back.

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  • eventmom
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    http://nhsinc.tripod.com/index.html

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  • JSwan
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    Wow. I had no idea small local hunter shows could be filled with such drama and intrigue.

    When is the next NHS show? Can anyone post a schedule or link? I don't "do" hunters and had wanted to event one of my horses this summer - but it didn't work out. I'd like to do a couple of small local things before the hunting season really gets under way.

    But nothing with a lot of out of control kids screaming or locking people in porta potties - I'm too old to see the humor in that behavior.

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  • Greg
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    Anyplace - you're right! I'm out.
    Thanks.

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  • Greg
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    Scratch the word "local" from my earlier statements. I mistakenly assumed that when the term "local" was used, it was associated with and used as an abreviation of the term "local yokal". Many people who show rated attach a "stigma" to the label "local show". A "Local" division is viewed one way, a local show, another.
    This was my perception of the way the word was used... hence my finding offense on the woman's behalf. If the term was used meaning a "100 mile radius" of the show grounds, then I was wrong, and am no longer bothered by the term.

    In response to Eventmom - there is no need to apologize for not being more, well, like me. You see, I had the benefit of all the anger management classes the county could pay for while I was in jail for physically assaulting some woman when I worked as a waitress at Hooters. However, may I suggest a good sitcom, with paid actors?

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  • Anyplace Farm
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    Originally posted by caffeinated View Post
    the thing is, Greg, that it's entirely possible to defend yourself and explain things without threatening people and acting like a whackjob.

    When you defend yourself by freaking out, taking peoples' points away, and generally acting loopy, then it makes the problem worse.
    Agreed. I think people were reacting, including myself to the woman going completely bonkers in the beginning. As she continued to respond in a threatening way (threatening to sue me, which I do not appreciate, nor do I respond well to), people just went to town on her, I think more so in hopes of getting her to see the light.

    I bowed out early on and suggested she do the same for her own sake. Did she? No, she kept slinging. I watched for days and she continued. Then, I think she finally got a clue and realized that if she stayed off, it would go away. Then, someone dug it back up and she couldn't stand herself so she had to come back in swinging.

    We can point fingers all we want but at this point, we're all in this. We either all agree to shut up and back down -- HER included -- or this crap is just going to keep flying. There is no way she is going to admit she was wrong, admit she responded crazily and apologize and there is no way anyone else is going to either so, while I do not agree w/Greg on 99.9% of what she says, the sliver of agreement I have w/her is for us all to participate in a collective cease fire. It's just beyond stupid now.

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  • Trixie
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    I might also add that the Virginia "local" (VHSA Associate) shows are, for the most part, a great circuit and we enjoy them immensely.

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  • railijumper28
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    Greg- I noticed you seemed offended when people called this show "local". To me (and most people I know), a "local" show is one they live near. Devon, for example, is a "local" show for some people, as Hollow Oak Farm is for me.

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  • BelladonnaLily
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    Originally posted by LaBonnieBon View Post
    Well, perhaps you should know the full story before you start posting stuff like this. I think you may have been busy trying to settle down the horse you tied to the judges stand... that was dragging the judges stand away...

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  • eventmom
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    Originally posted by eventmom View Post
    btw, Sorry the joke is at HOF lady's expense. I suspect if she could just learn to laugh a little without threatening lawsuits and removing points, and sending "friends" to her rescue, we could all have a good time together.
    Golly Greg....
    If only we could all be more like, well, YOU. Very rightous of you.
    I am sorry I found the whole thing funny! My goal was not to hurt anybody. I wish no ill will for the woman. It does not make me a bad person. But I am honest. And if she had laughed a little herself (not a bad charactor trait), things would have turned out differently.
    As it is, (what rugbug said) she is swinging.
    Honesty hurts sometimes. What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger. She just may become stronger after this thread.

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  • RugBug
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    Originally posted by Greg View Post
    How on earth can you call this a "rip-roaring good time."??? Thats my point in a nutshell! The majority of the people posting are spectators at a cock-fight! They don't even care about the premise of the post, they are just enjoying the hurt feelings, name-calling, and mob mentality of ganging up on a weak pack member! It personally makes me sick to my stomach to see people be so nasty.

    It's also pretty hard to stop defending oneself, when you are constantly being attacked.

    Walk away? From this group? I don't know who any of ya'll are, (I don't even know the show manager!) but I would just as soon turn my back on a rattlesnake

    Unbelievable.
    Yep, the thread is a bit of a train wreck and it is a little amusing....and sad that the show manager can't see the damage that she's doing to herself. I don't find it particularly nasty, though. People were very polite in the beginning and didn't go into details. The stuff about the kid was kept quiet until the manager continued with her ranting.

    Some people find COTH a nasty place. Some don't. Will people give you a rope to see if you hang yourself with it? Yes. And unfortunately, some people can't help but swing.

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  • caffeinated
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    the thing is, Greg, that it's entirely possible to defend yourself and explain things without threatening people and acting like a whackjob.

    When you defend yourself by freaking out, taking peoples' points away, and generally acting loopy, then it makes the problem worse.

    She could have just said "I'm sorry people have some issues with our shows, we're working on making them better, please send me some constructive ideas" and that would have made her look good. Instead, she acted a bit Krazy, and when you act Krazy, then for sure other stuff is going to be brought up about you.

    In short, like Trixie said, most of the blazing guns in this thread were self-perpetuated.

    Unfortunate, but as I said earlier, so many people seem NOT to understand this. If she loses business by this thread, it's not from what others have said, but because of what she said, and what she did. Was pretty easy to avoid, honestly.

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  • Greg
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    How on earth can you call this a "rip-roaring good time."??? Thats my point in a nutshell! The majority of the people posting are spectators at a cock-fight! They don't even care about the premise of the post, they are just enjoying the hurt feelings, name-calling, and mob mentality of ganging up on a weak pack member! It personally makes me sick to my stomach to see people be so nasty.

    It's also pretty hard to stop defending oneself, when you are constantly being attacked.

    Walk away? From this group? I don't know who any of ya'll are, (I don't even know the show manager!) but I would just as soon turn my back on a rattlesnake

    Unbelievable.

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