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LC
23-12-00, 08:06 AM
I am taking my pony out for the first time. He's only going in led as he's only just come back from the breakers.
I would love to say hi to anyone else who might be going!!
Bye
Laura

Part-Arab Owner
11-01-01, 12:06 AM
Hi Laura, I only just read back through the posts and came across yours. I went to Bowral for a wedding on Saturday and stopped in at the Bowral Show on Sunday morning just for a look. How did your pony go? What classes did you enter him in?

LC
11-01-01, 08:49 AM
The weather wasn't the best (as usual at bowral show) but my little fellow behaved himself regardless.. He didn't do to well tho, He went in his australian pony class and I didn't bother waiting around for his asp led as it was the same judge and all that.. He's only 3 tho so there is still hope for him yet..

Laura

cgh
11-01-01, 10:04 AM
Hi LC,

I took my ASH gelding to Bowral show on Sunday for led only; I must say I had a good day as I took out Champion ASH gelding - led of course. He's only 2 and I was VERY surprised to get anything because of that, not having any age classes etc.

There were some nice horses there, and I noticed the ponies. What's yours like?

Part-Arab Owner
12-01-01, 12:28 AM
Congratulations cgh, I did notice that the Stock Horse classes were very well represented. While I'm not a stock horse person myself, I was pretty impressed with the grey who seemed to take home all the ridden/working blue ribbons (and the broad ribbons for that matter). And some of the younger generation did some impressive workouts too. One other horse that caught my eye was Simon Kale's warmblood mare who won Champion ridden warmblood - very nice. Also the supreme led pure arab, a River Oak horse - a very big gelding. What colour is your gelding? I assume you would have been in the class with the 3 led horses and the ridden grey - assume this was a supreme class?

Sorry to hear that the pony didn't do too well. Has he been to many shows? I think it would be very difficult to judge the pony breed classes. From what I can remember, I think I actually saw the judge work out one of the led mare classes twice.

Caroline
12-01-01, 04:02 AM
hmmm. must investigate the grey who won the ridden/working ASH classes... sounds like it could be one that has only been broken in recently too...did you catch the rider's name? Shane?

cgh
12-01-01, 05:43 AM
My gelding is a dark chestnut with a flaxen mane / forelock and light coloured tail. I was in the Supreme ASH class with the grey and it was a really nice horse. I saw the guys workout and it was REALLY good I thought - the roll-backs were very accurate and the stops also. He deserved his wins for the day. I don't know who he is though - I can't remember the announcements I'm afraid. Re the horse, it doesn't look like a youngster to me - too well developed, but I could be wrong :-) I do know someone called Shane Everingham who broke in my horse, but it wasn't him riding the grey, and I don't think he's trained it either, as I agist where Shane works. BTW he's done a fantastic job for me with my youngster.

SB
12-01-01, 07:30 AM
Ah ah I often wondered if cgh was you cgh....you didnt tell me you had won anything when I saw you on Sunday, you modest thing you!!! Well done

cgh
12-01-01, 07:52 AM
Caroline, I posted back on this one, but it's dropped off :-( BILL! I don't know the riders name but agree; he won the working, placed in the hack, and took Supreme ASH exhibit. I was in the Supreme class with him and it's a nice horse alright. When you say Shane, are you thinking about Shane Everingham? He broke my horse in, and he's done a fantastic job of it too. It wasn't him at the show, however...

Caroline
12-01-01, 08:07 AM
cgh, yes, it was him I was thinking of - SB had told me about the lovely grey filly he was breaking in at the moment...just made me think it could be the same horse..but obviously wrong!!!
Gosh, there's a few Otford people here... shame I can't move there!

LC
12-01-01, 12:02 PM
Just in case anyone saw my pony is steel grey...
It was only the second time he has been out and he's only three so he's still growing, he needs to fill out a bit more too. I am happy with how he behaved tho.
Here's a couple of pics of him :)
http://members.theglobe.com/communion666/finniebowral.jpg
http://members.theglobe.com/communion666/finniebowral2.jpg
http://members.theglobe.com/communion666/finniebowra3l.jpg

Laura

cgh
12-01-01, 03:18 PM
I love the pics LC - he looks like a lovely fellow. The colour's great too; i love the dark greys.....

Caroline, I don't know where you are, why can't you come and hang out with us??? but yes, Shane's got a super new filly - actually she's a half sister to my gelding... same dam, Werrigal Cloud. she's out of Revenge, and therefore is in the Reality line. They're both very quiet. The filly's a bit light on right now but Shane's getting her ready for County of Cumberland ASH on 26/ 27 January; in fact there'll be an Otford contingent of about 20 people!! :-) We're all camping out on the Saturday night, so anyone who's around - come and say hi!

I've got some photos of Storm, my gelding, coming up, and I'll post one when they're ready. Good luck with the pony LC, looks like a nice type to me :-)

cgh
12-01-01, 03:20 PM
I love the pics LC - he looks like a lovely fellow. The colour's great too; i love the dark greys.....

Caroline, I don't know where you are, why can't you come and hang out with us??? but yes, Shane's got a super new filly - actually she's a half sister to my gelding... same dam, Werrigal Cloud. she's out of Revenge, and therefore is in the Reality line. They're both very quiet. The filly's a bit light on right now but Shane's getting her ready for County of Cumberland ASH on 26/ 27 January; in fact there'll be an Otford contingent of about 20 people!! :-) We're all camping out on the Saturday night, so anyone who's around - come and say hi!

I've got some photos of Storm, my gelding, coming up, and I'll post one when they're ready. Good luck with the pony LC, looks like a nice type to me :-)

Part-Arab Owner
13-01-01, 12:06 AM
LC, what a cutie! Good luck with him in the future.

cgh, I do remember seeing a chestnut in the supreme line-up so it must have been you. I only managed a quick look at the time as my husband decided to wake up from his nap and wanted food and drink. Oh, the things the poor man has to put up with! At least I managed to get him in the gate!

Just going back to the grey in the stock horse classes, I can't remember now if it was a mare or a gelding. I actually thought it was a gelding, maybe if we look really hard at LC's photo we might see it in the background.

Otford, brings back some great memories. I used to go the campsite there a couple of times a year when I was younger and without fail, a group of us would wander next door and go for a trail ride. The views of the ocean from the top of the hill were just amazing.

Caroline
13-01-01, 04:50 AM
LC - he looks gorgeous, very cute! good luck with him.
cgh - i had planned on moving to Otford in the next few weeks, however, thanks to Allie on this board, I have now found the super duper farrier that can finally help my poor boy's horribly collapsed heels/shoulder soreness..and he's based in Kiama.. so I need to move him south, around Dapto area, as it will take at least 6 months of work to get his feet to a decent stage !! and I'm not sure I can cope with floating to Kiama showground every 4 weeks (supposing he keeps his shoes on for that long..!).. already overheated going back up Ousley on the weekend..damn!!!

Part-Arab Owner
13-01-01, 09:49 AM
LC, it's a pity you didn't stay for your ASP classes as I have just been told that they were moved to the next ring and judged there. The judging in Ring 1 was going too slowly and all the ASP classes were judged in Ring 2. Apparently the Riding Ponies got on about 3pm in Ring 1, so whatever was in the program after the RP's got a different judge.

cgh
13-01-01, 10:06 AM
Sorry to hear about the collapsed heels etc Caroline - what's the name of the farrier that you've found? Shane does our shoes at Otford, and handles problem horses really well. I think in 5 years there I've lost about 2 shoes, and I go over pretty rough ground.

However, it sounds like your neddy needs orthpaedic care of a very specialised kind :-)

I can sympathise with the Mount Ousley story too - it's a damb big hill; my Land Rover slows down alot going up there with a horse up the back.
Maybe I should make him get out and run? Hmmmm

Caroline
13-01-01, 10:12 AM
Michael Fruin is the new farrier..and I think he will help my boy immensely! thank god! I was surprised how patient my boy was sitting in the float with trucks roaring past in the heat on Saturday at lunchtime...lucky he's sane.

LC
13-01-01, 02:39 PM
Oh Damn!!!
That is just my luck!! I should have stayed especially after travelling from camden, it would have made the early start worth it!! :-(
Ahwell there's always next time..

Laura