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  •  Well, la dee FRICKIN' da! (4+ / 0-)
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    I consider you wealthy. I wonder if my opinion is more valid here. And I bet her horses' trainers think she's pretty damn wealthy. The horses alone are valued at $250K.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 04:20:03 PM PST

    •  One of her horses is a 2012 Olympic contender (5+ / 0-)

      (sponsored for another rider) so she is in rarefied circles even there.

      People report that she loves her horses and is down to earth, but it's hard to understand how she can participate at that level and not appreciate that she's supremely wealthy.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 04:29:52 PM PST

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      •  which horse and rider do you know? (0+ / 0-)

        is it Steffen Peters?

        seriously there's nothing more privileged than being an 'owner' that does nothing but pay the bills. come on Ann.

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 04:38:56 PM PST

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        •  She has ridden at Grand Prix herself (1+ / 0-)
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          so she is not a poser. Indeed, I have nothing but respect for a woman who would enter the sport at 50 after an MS diagnosis and claw herself to GP. Even with an expensive horse, it's not easy and not everyone who tries succeeds.

          It's Rafalca for Jan Ebeling.

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 04:45:13 PM PST

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          •  thanks, I tried looking it up and all (0+ / 0-)

            I could find was that her trainer is Ebeling. And that she had attained a Gold Medal in dressage which means good scores at GP, so yes I too respect her, but she must know the privilege of being the 'owner'.

            "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

            by eXtina on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 04:48:54 PM PST

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      •  Well, for that matter (0+ / 0-)

        People say that about the queen of England, but I wouldn't say she's down to earth.

        though she might be able to identify with regular people more than the romney's.

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