Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The great, white expanse of Maine...ugh!
Drew, that is the case RIGHT THERE for schooling a dressage test before the show...haha! So awesome!
A lot of my eventing stories somehow involve Phillip Dutton and his constituents (namely, Boyd). For some reason, Phillip was parked right next to us at like, every event, and so we'd always be bumping into him (literally) trying to get all our stuff set up while he had his eight+ horses in various stages of grooming. Well, one of my friends was riding in her first event, and Phillip was warming up for one of his divisions at the same time. Now, Area II events are regularly oversubscribed, so we'd have SO. MANY. PEOPLE in the warm-up, and my friend hadn't quite figured out how to maneuver the traffic yet. As a result, she ended up cutting Phillip off like, twenty times. Later in the day, PDaws was talking to a bunch of her cohorts, Phillip included, and she came over with a *look* on her face, and says "Phillip just came over to complain about my INSOLENT STUDENT who kept cutting him off. He's going to appeal for disqualification." Like, dead serious. My friend's mouth just dropped, and P just starts CACKLING. She was always pulling tricks like that on us...haha!
One time at Waredaca (Phillip was on one side of us, as usual), Boyd Martin was parked next to us, and he had several horses so he was in kind of a hurry. Well, I was coming back from switching P's bit at the end of SJ and I see his dressing room door, wide open - and inside, good ol' Boydy in JUST HIS UNZIPPED BREECHES getting changed to jump....omg. I stared for longer than was decent. Talk about abs. Yum. ;)
Another time, (I wasn't there) a couple of my fellow WS's were walking the Novice course together at, I think, Rubicon, with Melissa Hunsberger when they caught sight of either Boyd or Will Coleman...anyway, he was off to walk the Advanced course which followed a totally different track and without even saying a thing or stopping to think they just turned and followed him while Mel, up ahead, kept explaining the approach to fences...then she turns around and her students are gone, haha! She had to run and find them and drag them away, lol!
And now, the men of the Second Armored Division with their famous close-order swanning about.