Valencia 9th October 2008

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Valencia 9th October 2008

Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:59 am



http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Postby Annie C » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:36 am

were the fallen horses ok ?



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Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:40 am

As far as I know they were all fine. Certainly the paella for the crew later did not seem to contain anything of an equine nature.

Each mount that slipped (in a very small specific area) that I saw got back to its feet and completed the parade as far as i could tell.

And the riders too although I am still trying to see if a chap who got a bit knocked in the crowd is ok.


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Postby lidimy » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:13 pm

Gorgeous horses... the pictures of the fallen ones are distressing, though!


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Postby James The Archer » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:31 pm

lidimy wrote:Gorgeous horses... the pictures of the fallen ones are distressing, though!

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Postby lucy the tudor » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:37 am

I don't want to be dismissive about the horses having fallen, and it does look pretty shocking in the photos, but the grey looked to be moving well after the event, and was a beautiful animal, obviously well cared for and strong, there is no blood visible anywhere, and those of us who have owned greys know how easily they show a tiny mark. The marble was extremely slippy due to the rain, and occasionally accidents will happen.
I have seen much worse at showjumping events.
I didn't see the bay after, but then it was pretty busy...
I'm sure we would have heard of any serious problems.
It is a good thing and a bad that when shown a spectacle like that English folk (even reenactors) don't comment on the amazing spectacle of the costumes, sheer numbers and wonder of the event, but worry about the horses.
As I say, not an attempt to dismiss, or criticise the caring thing, just a comment.
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Postby Phil the Grips » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:35 am

lucy the tudor wrote:It is a good thing and a bad that when shown a spectacle like that English folk (even reenactors) don't comment on the amazing spectacle of the costumes, sheer numbers and wonder of the event, but worry about the horses.

"The English will stand for anything except cruelty to horses and a rise in the price of beer"

You're all still gits though and aren't getitng any of my cake

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Postby Bogwoppit » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:21 am

Those are some very nice looking horses. Wish I could have gone.



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Postby lucy the tudor » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:42 am

May need some of the cake Phil, got gyppy tummy on the day of the ride and again now from my own kid's school mates, am looking grey around the gills and a bit thinner...
Still plenty of me left, but think cake may be a good idea soon.
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It looks like Griff may be asked to do it all again another time, so any of you who feel you missed out may get a second crack of the whip. I would heartily recommend it as an experience, this middle aged housefrau has never felt so much like a Caballero!

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Postby Mick,M » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:43 pm

thank you for putting on to this phil,
It was an experience I will not forget in a long time,
as for the fallen bay, well put it this way it wasn't going to be boxed in a hurry! gave the poor guys a hard time trying and looked fine



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Postby Phil the Grips » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:18 pm

Nae bother- may be tempted to accidentally have some C15th clobber made to put on standby and see about swingging my leg over Johnny a few times next year...


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Postby Chickun » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:14 pm



Aw, it's not easy, is it?

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Postby lucy the tudor » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:51 pm

Wow, some great moody ones there, and a beautiful one of Sir Thomas De Beauchamp.
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Postby Thomas de Beauchamp » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:26 pm

This might have been the photographer I posed for! It's definately the best one of me I've seen.




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