Chautauqua

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RugbyGirl
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Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:35 pm

It has been announced that Chautauqua, the multiple G1 winner who refused to race, will now be retrained as a showhorse
https://mobile.twitter.com/RV_OffTheTra ... 7396553729
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Showhorse? Do you know what sort of discipline? Are we talking English pleasure, show jumping or Three-Day Event?
I have to say I'd love to see the big grey get excited about jumping fences. He's a gorgeous, athletic fellow and, if he's happy in a new job, that would be so cool.
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Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:37 pm

Usually showjumping or eventing but they will train him and see what he enjoys most
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:46 am

From twitter, connections plan to post updates about Chautauqua often
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:48 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Showhorse? Do you know what sort of discipline? Are we talking English pleasure, show jumping or Three-Day Event?
I have to say I'd love to see the big grey get excited about jumping fences. He's a gorgeous, athletic fellow and, if he's happy in a new job, that would be so cool.
From what I understand now Chautauqua will be a showhack type of horse
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 am

I think I need the Australian definition of "showhack." :?
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:52 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 am
I think I need the Australian definition of "showhack." :?
hm, maybe this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_hack

haven't heard of it either, but this sounds realistic, i think
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:57 am

whoops flat classes basically
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:03 am

Thanks...I think that answers my question.
Chautauqua certainly looks good in that photo, and shows more collection than I might have expected at this point in his retirement. Especially considering that this was a world-class sprinter with an explosive turn-of-foot...and a mind of his own. ;)
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