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UnSmooth Criminals

(Today’s post is a ‘take two’ of a blog that I thought I had posted on Friday, but realized today had never actually gone up on the blog, due to vagaries of the cyber universe) Here’s a prediction for you: I don’t anticipate being nominate...

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Rio – No Brainer 2016

I know I promised a more optimistic 2016 prediction to follow the weekend’s frowny emoticon post about my expectation (low) of the FEI and EC in the coming year. But, given the doom-and-gloom stories that keep coming out regarding the upcomi...

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2016 Fortune Telling – Part One

As usual, Welly World has hijacked my life, leaving me with little free time and a hoarse voice from all the social interacting that comes from cramming half the horse world into a few square miles. Since I am making so little headway on posting ...

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K-Rob, Clairvoyant

The future is now. Literally. I’m late with my annual crystal ball peek into what lies ahead in our beloved horse world, but in the spirit of better-late-than-never (and besides – there are still 346 days left in 2016), I’ll post my...

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The Year that Was

Happy 2016! Before we get to January’s mid-month ‘equator’ and it becomes too late to talk about 2015, here is my annual best-worst-most-least-etc list for the past year: Best sporting moment for Canada – even though the Sho...

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Trumped

Anyone remember this little sound bite from all the way back in June? Apparently some people have already forgotten. Like Sr. B, who is busy promoting the Mar-a-Lago Trump Invitational 2016. Perhaps I’m the one at fault for mistakenly believin...

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Ludi-cross

Please allow me to share with you the response I received from EC regarding the rationale for making the Rio criteria secret  -and yes this policy is across the disciplines. Here is what I was sent: ‘The decision not to publish CET selection...

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Access Denied

Dear EC: Perhaps you have not been following the election of our new Prime Minister (who am I kidding? You are in Ottawa, for cripe’s sake), but in the very unlikely case that you haven’t, I’d like to bring to your attention the f...

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Home (beach), Sweet Home

As much as he loves the open road, Chorizo was happy to be finally digging his claws into home sand this weekend. One thing about an eight week trip, it makes you happy to be home in a way that a ten day whirlwind tour can’t. The horse world ce...

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Homeward Hound

Having conquered France and Spain, Chorizo now deems us ready to return home to Vancouver. He misses the beaches that have many sticks to choose from, and the front-seat status of most car rides. My posts have been fewer and farther between than I in...

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