UPHA American Royal 2017

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  1. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Watched the vids now.
    Those are some fancy horses..some make me wonder if they ever hurt their elbows given how they move their fronts? Some looked to be in danger of clipping themselves. Amazing to watch...
    So-Shatner: deserved win or celebrity bonus?
    Kudos to the people sitting those STB's trot.
    Well, kudos to anyone. I imagine it must feel like sitting on a life rocket on those guys...
    Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    Love all of it! One of my best pals showed ASB's and I loved going to the shows with her.
     
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    Not huge differences. The amateur and junior exhibitor classes and what not are all about the same amount of prize money. The final 3 gaited national championship is a $10,000 prize(total), while the final 5 gaited national championship is $12,000. First place for the 3 gaited champ gets 2.5k. 1st place for 5 gaited gets 3k.
     
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  4. NBChoice

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    Shatner did deserve that win in my opinion. I had him picked from the start of the class. He doesn't really get a celebrity bonus that I've seen. I've seen him lose many classes and place in the middle too.
    It's an amazing feeling to ride a Saddlebred! The power is incredible!
     
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  5. ginster

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    Good to know there isn´t celebrity bonus. But I think I have read somewhere that he is showing pretty avidly...I think he is breeding as well?
    Guess he´s better at that than acting (there, I said it).
     
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    I saw him at a movie convention two or three years ago. Doing that, his age was more apparent than when he is around horses, I guess. His heart's probably way more invested in horses than movies.
    And yeah, being able to do that at 86 is certainly something to wish for (and hopefully look forward to).
     
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