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Any stb people remember Courtney Foos?

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  • Any stb people remember Courtney Foos?

    Any stb people remember Courtney Foos?

    I was a groom a Long (as in LONG) time ago and worked for him.

    My favorite job Ever. What a wonderful, wonderful person - always tried so hard to do the right thing.

    Anyone?

    Tx.
    Last edited by beaujolais; Nov. 21, 2014, 08:52 PM.

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    70's --- worked for Courtney too, yes, great job!
    IN GOD WE TRUST
    OTTB's ready to show/event/jumpers. Track ponies for perfect trail partners.
    http://www.horseville.com/php/search...=1&ssid=057680

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      #3
      OOooo ! Sending you a pm.

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      • #4
        I knew his daughter, Courtney, when she was a kid, and I used to ride all around the perimieter of his farm- beautiful place!
        When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou
        www.americansaddlebredsporthorse.net
        http://www.asbsporthorse.blogspot.com/

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          #5
          I bet it was ASB. He used to fly into Roosevelt to race each night by helicopter. Nice to have $, eh? Well, good, though - he did the work and he had the brain.

          Now, is the farm long sold (and turned into houses or something)?
          Last edited by beaujolais; Nov. 21, 2014, 08:53 PM.

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          • #6
            He was in Charlestown Township- which is beautiful country. Exton is mostly paved over- shopping centers galore- just came back from running errands there!
            When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou
            www.americansaddlebredsporthorse.net
            http://www.asbsporthorse.blogspot.com/

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              #7
              Is his farm gone/developed, though?

              I'm on Long Island, NY. Used to be beautiful horse country, now mostly stores, malls, etc. - very sad.
              Last edited by beaujolais; Nov. 21, 2014, 08:53 PM.

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              • #8
                I'm sorry- Courtney's daughter is named Erica...
                When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou
                www.americansaddlebredsporthorse.net
                http://www.asbsporthorse.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Yes, Erica. I was at the new farm in Phoenixville; absoultely beautiful/ grooms quarters were fantastic. I taught the kids, there were 3 at the time, but Erica was most involved, then, only a child, maybe 10? 12? Makes me think of photos I have of her learning how to jump.

                  Courtney's trainer at the time was David Wade. They had a falling out and although David took most of the grooms, those who thought they were staying were let go as Courtney felt it was best to start over with all new people.

                  Lucky for me as I then signed on with a top trainer show jumping and eventing tb's.

                  I always think of that experience fondly as it did expose me to an entirely different horse world -- great job, great horses.

                  http://tennisaddictionsportsclub.blo...ournament.html
                  IN GOD WE TRUST
                  OTTB's ready to show/event/jumpers. Track ponies for perfect trail partners.
                  http://www.horseville.com/php/search...=1&ssid=057680

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                  • #10
                    There's an article on Courtney Foos in the July 1974 USTA Hoof Beats.
                    The USTA still has four copies for sale in the back-issues.

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                      #11
                      Thanks WD. I've got that one.

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