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    GA-AL-NC-SC-TN-FL peeps - the Georgia OHBS/GOV inspection will be held this year on Sunday, Oct. 16.

    I am not sure we have ever had it this late in the year, but I know many of you have for some years been wishing for a fall inspection. And I for one am looking forward to the cooler weather!

    Location will probably be Shannondale Farm in Alpharetta. This inspection requires special entry forms which will be posted on the OHBS website within the next week or so. http://www.oldenburghorse.com/2011-I...n-Schedule.pdf

    Hope to see you at the inspection!

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    This inspection requires special entry forms
    Why? Just curious.

    Push for Shannondale.
    Fresh, Frozen & ISO Warmblood Breedings FB Group

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      #3
      Originally posted by back in the saddle View Post
      Why? Just curious.
      Because I need a headcount for lunch and I prefer to collect facility fees ahead of time - one less thing for me to have to worry about on inspection day.

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        I've never been to a warmblood inspection. Are spectators allowed to just come hang out and watch and learn?

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          What? An attempt to avoid chaos at the last minute? Like!
          Fresh, Frozen & ISO Warmblood Breedings FB Group

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            Originally posted by realrush89 View Post
            I've never been to a warmblood inspection. Are spectators allowed to just come hang out and watch and learn?
            I'd be interested, too.

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              I've never been to a warmblood inspection. Are spectators allowed to just come hang out and watch and learn?
              I don't know about GOV, but I've been to about 10 ISR/Oldenburg Inspections and they are a GREAT place to watch and learn. It helped me develop my eye for conformation in mares and lets you see lots of foals by different stallions. Most places welcome visitors.
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                Originally posted by back in the saddle View Post
                What? An attempt to avoid chaos at the last minute? Like!
                I can't stand disorganization, but no matter how hard I try, I usually feel there should be at least three of me on inspection day!

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                  Originally posted by realrush89 View Post
                  I've never been to a warmblood inspection. Are spectators allowed to just come hang out and watch and learn?
                  Yes, visitors are absolutely welcome! We will probably need to charge a nominal fee for lunch, though - money is pretty tight right now for everyone.

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                    Thanks, Down Yonder! I know where Shannondale Farm is, on Birmingham Rd. Is there any way I can find out if the venue happens to change?

                    Aside from GOV, is there a way to find out when/where other warmblood inspections are going to be? I've only dealt with TBs, so I'm a complete newbie in regards to warmbloods. I want to learn as much as I can from anyone willing to share.

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                      Originally posted by DownYonder View Post
                      Yes, visitors are absolutely welcome! We will probably need to charge a nominal fee for lunch, though - money is pretty tight right now for everyone.
                      WOW, you offer lunch at your inspections? Amazing ...
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                        Originally posted by realrush89 View Post
                        Thanks, Down Yonder! I know where Shannondale Farm is, on Birmingham Rd. Is there any way I can find out if the venue happens to change?
                        Keep an eye on the OHBS web site - http://www.oldenburghorse.com/2011-I...n-Schedule.pdf .

                        Originally posted by realrush89 View Post
                        Aside from GOV, is there a way to find out when/where other warmblood inspections are going to be? I've only dealt with TBs, so I'm a complete newbie in regards to warmbloods. I want to learn as much as I can from anyone willing to share.
                        AHS inspection is Oct. 5 at Blalock Lakes Hunt Club outside of Newnan. KWPN inspection is also at Blalock Lakes sometime in Sept., but I can't remember the date. You might want to check their websites.

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                          Originally posted by kokoda View Post
                          WOW, you offer lunch at your inspections? Amazing ...
                          I have organized the GA OHBS/GOV inspections for the past 11 years, and yes, I have always offered lunch as it gives folks a chance to socialize and unwind a bit before hitting the road. We usually have sandwiches and a tossed or fresh fruit salad, chips, cookies, etc., and also try to have stuff for breakfast - hot coffee, bagels, muffins, etc. And lots of cold bottled water - sometimes also iced tea.

                          Depending on the venue, we will order from Publix or Panera Bread, or use a caterer (love this last option as we usually get some special items - hot paninis, gourmet tossed salads, homemade soups, etc. - and I don't have to figure out what to order, or find someone to go pick up the food. )

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                            Again, thank you so much for sharing the info, Down Yonder. I will definitely check into the other inspections, but if nothing else will plan on the GOV at Shannondale. That's the one closest to home and easiest to arrange attending. Plus, I've pretty much already decided which stallion I want to breed to next year and he's an Oldenburg, so this one would make the most sense for me.

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