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  • #41
    Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
    Devon, isn't there a whole album of these muddy Meath shots you could link here? I'm on my phone and thus internet challenged.
    Certainly, here are two of the photographers:

    Middleburg Photo:
    http://www.middleburgphoto.com/HorseandHound/Ireland-Meath-Hunt/Ireland-Meath-Hunt/27602894_ZQRPLF#!i=2327999068&k=n4c4HVM

    and

    EquusPix:
    http://s2sphotos.com/equuspix/index....y=11198#page=1
    Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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    • #42
      Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
      Devon, isn't there a whole album of these muddy Meath shots you could link here? I'm on my phone and thus internet challenged.
      Certainly! Here are two --

      Middleburg Photo:
      http://www.middleburgphoto.com/HorseandHound/Ireland-Meath-Hunt/Ireland-Meath-Hunt/27602894_ZQRPLF#!i=2327999068&k=n4c4HVM

      and

      EquusPix:
      http://s2sphotos.com/equuspix/index....y=11198#page=1
      Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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      • #43
        Jennifer O'Sullivan has a wonderful album from Meath as well - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2343929&type=3

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        • #44
          I would have taken her on........ 35 years ago... when I was just like her...... but, just to wash me and my horse up a bit, I would have jumped off the 6ft cliff into our pond for a second before the photo

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          • #45
            http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...-saddle-riders

            Becca Holland of the Flying Foxes side saddle display team ('lady' term used loosely in the photo)

            Becca, who attended last year, described it as “the best day’s hunting of my life”.

            She added: “It was epic. You have an idea of what hunting in Ireland is like, but then you actually see what you’re about to hurl yourself off!

            “We hit a series of banks that were vertical and some of the biggest ditches I’ve ever seen in my life.”

            She will also be riding one-handed, as she is due to have surgery on a broken hand a few days before the meet.

            “It will be fine,” she told H&H.

            “I have solved my main problem — how to do my hip flask. The daughter of a friend of mine is going to ride next to me and do my flask.

            “Kick on!” she added.
            Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

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            • #46
              Also: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...328971476.html
              Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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              • #47
                Brilliant! Thanks. I want to show my mother some of these too since she often tells ME I'm "very brave" and I've never gotten myself into anything like the Meath Sidesaddle Hunt!!!

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                • #48
                  These people remind me of a very old woman (in her 80s) in our hunt (NZ) when I hunted <30 years ago. She rode everywhere side-saddle on her (then current) black Irish Draft stallion (she was Irish and only liked riding black drafts - reckoned she couldnt ride a mare as they didnt get on). She was super-nuts - I am sure the horse was struggling to keep up with her at times jumping wire fences (yes, and not necessarily over a spar either ) and massive hedges and ditches. You knew you were going to be in for one heck of a run when Mrs Chitty was at the front!
                  Still Working_on_it - one day I will get it!

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                  • #49
                    Okay.... I need that in poster size. Will attempt to contact photog to find out how much it might cost...
                    "Friend" me !

                    http://www.facebook.com/isabeau.solace

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                    • #50
                      It looks like she's astride without stirrups in a sidesaddle. Why ? Or is it an optical delusion ?
                      ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                        It looks like she's astride without stirrups in a sidesaddle.
                        That's because she is?
                        The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
                        Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                          It looks like she's astride without stirrups in a sidesaddle. Why ? Or is it an optical delusion ?
                          Yes, Martha is sitting astride her sidesaddle. We had just finished 2 hours of the craziest hunting any of us had ever experienced, had been snowed on, rained on, were freezing, had been getting whacked in the face over every ditch with branches, had been drinking at every opportunity to try to warm up, plus she had a broken finger which was hurting, and needed to stretch her legs out and damn well have a cigarette.
                          Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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                          • #53
                            Originally posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
                            Okay.... I need that in poster size. Will attempt to contact photog to find out how much it might cost...
                            will you let us know how much and where? i want one too!

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                            • #54
                              SSR - I hope that by now you have alerted Martha to her new fan club on COTH!!
                              Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                              • #55
                                I'd like a pic also. Inspiration and all that you know.
                                Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                                You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.

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                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by charismaryllis View Post
                                  actually, i'd just throw myself on the ground a few times and not bother getting on a horse at all.
                                  It may be safer to just do this instead!
                                  "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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                                  • #57
                                    B*tches be crazy!
                                    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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                                    • #58
                                      Am I missing something? H&H identified the rider as Becca Holland and SidesaddleRider calls her Martha.

                                      Did you all see the young girl in the photo links on the paint pony that rode sidesaddle that day also? http://www.middleburgphoto.com/Horse...4231&k=v3SRQZ9

                                      None of the women riding were wimps http://www.middleburgphoto.com/Horse...2462&k=KMTQkN8
                                      hit the next photo button!

                                      LOVELY big boned! hunt horses.
                                      Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

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                                      • #59
                                        She looks like she would give The Most Interesting Man in the World a run for his money...
                                        Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Calendar

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                                        • #60
                                          I haven't read through the entire thread but has anyone else noticed the horses are all braided?? Can't imagine hunting on that territory without a mane to grab. This is probably why the American Revolution started- we hardly braid for hunts.

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