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PNTC Equestrian Horse Show 17 to 19 December 2010

kayes



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Location: Penang Malaysia
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Venue is the Penang Turf Club, Batu Gantong, Penang.
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
November 27, 2010 5:03am

Co-ordinates of the Penang Turf Club. Just in case you don't know how to get there Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/pntcgps2.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 10, 2010 1:13am

Come see the racing carriages.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/onlytwo10.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/onlytwo11.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/onlytwo12.jpg
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
December 10, 2010 3:36am

Wow, Ben Hur!
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
December 10, 2010 3:39am

Looks as though passengers need raincoats to stop being splattered with mud.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 10, 2010 4:19am

Blue Grass, for those who are worried about their makeup and hairdo, we have a suitable carriage.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/carride.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 10, 2010 6:36am

The horses are wearing "goggles"!! So cute!!


The royal blue and gold colours of the beautifully designed carriage looks elegance. Those lacy curtains look classy too!
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
December 10, 2010 5:33pm

Hi Kayes, interesting to note that the driver of this sedate carriage and your intrepid charioteer is one and the same person! Same horse too judging from the colour and tail of the horse pulling the carriage. What if they gave in to a sudden urge to break into a gallop?!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 10, 2010 6:46pm

Orange, the carriage horses are wearing blinders (a variation of blinkers) which are usually used to keep the horse's line of sight in a forward direction, especially when they are racing. Thoroughbred horses sometimes get distracted by pretty girls near the track and that couple of seconds spent ogling might result in losing the race. Pic shows a race horse with blinkers.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/blinders33.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 10, 2010 7:02pm

Blue Grass, you are right, the horses and carriage master are the same. Only the carriages are different. The horses are specially bred and trained carriage horses and they will do exactly as the carriage master directs. No fear of the horses bolting away with the Queen inside the carriage Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/blinders34.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 11, 2010 8:05am

Thanks Kayes!


distracted by pretty girls ..... Liang Chai: "It happens to me all the time!!" Smile


Beautiful girls are everywhere and it looks like those blinders just couldn't cope, Kayes!! Smile
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
December 12, 2010 12:30am

Hi Blue Grass,
I can relate to the sudden change in a horse's galloping pace quite well. Many years ago, a group of us were riding casually along the beach in the Philippines when one of the horses suddenly went berserk and nearly collided with the next few horses nearby. It was not a pleasant experience and I was almost thrown off the saddle. Then in 2004, my family and I were on a horse carriage tour to enjoy the sights and sounds of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. At that time, the summer Olympics was in progress in Athens and when of the sprinters from the Bahamas won a gold medal, the whole town square erupted in thunderous applause. Sirens and car honks were also sounding off like crazy. The sudden uproar frightened the horse that was pulling our carriage and the animal bolted away. While this incident was not as terrifying as the one in the Philippines, we were still jolted by the horse's unexpected acceleration. Here in Chicago, horse carriage rides are very popular with tourists too. Many of the carriage masters are university students who know the city's history and points of interest like the back of their hand, and the carriage horses wear blinders too.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
December 13, 2010 1:06am

Hi Ken
What you related were indeed harrowing experiences and I'm glad you are none the worse from them! I have a friend who was an amateur jockey and he was keen to teach me how to ride. Nothing however could persuade me to mount those 'retired' thoroughbreds. Better stick to garden and birds. [The feathered kind of course, as they are less dangerous than the other species!!]
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
December 13, 2010 7:36pm

Hi Blue Grass,
The trip to the Philippines was indeed quite memorable but sometimes, it was for the wrong reasons. We had a very good guide but some side trips were undertaken by operators who were not really regulated or officially sanctioned by any registered tourist promotion organization. Thus, there were glaring discrepancies in service standards wherever we went. Even though I was a foodie, I did not find any unique appeal in Filipino food, which was essentially a fusion of Chinese, Spanish and local flavors. The popular R & R areas that were frequented by US army personnel in the Subic Bay area were quite sleazy and I felt rather unsafe in that tawdry environment. I much prefer Patpong Street in Bangkok which was equally sordid but the friendliness and warmth of the Thais made me feel more at ease. At that time, Marcos was still in power and on New Year's eve, there was an huge explosion in Rizal Park. Needless to say, all of us were badly shaken by this unexpected brush with danger. Another close call of a different kind occurred in Jasper National Park on the Canadian Rocky Mountains. My wife and I rolled down the windows of our car to enjoy the cool, clean and crisp mountain air but unaware to us, a black bear crept silently in our direction. Once it reached the car's window, it stood up on its hind legs and suddenly, this huge furry mass appeared right before our eyes. We rolled up the windows just in the nick of time and remained absolutely still. The animal glared at us with its menacing eyes and then climbed on top of our car. After a while, when there was no movement or activity, the bear just sauntered away just as quietly as it came. Traveling can be fun but one must be prepared to expect the unexpected.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 14, 2010 3:10am

A new born baby was sleeping alone in the living room. This baby's family had a female pet monkey. While the baby was still sleeping, a male monkey came into the living room and grabbed the baby up to the roof-top of a high rise flat. Since the baby was a new born and this male monkey had not seen this baby before, the male monkey thought this baby belonged to his lover (the baby's family female pet monkey) with someone else. When the male monkey heard voices rushing to the roof-top, the male monkey panicked and lost grip. The new born baby was dropped right from the roof-top to the ground floor. A sad but true story, as reported in the news and it happened in KL recently.


Hi Ken,
You are right about Thais are friendly people. When eating durians at the roadside stalls, water for washing hands and boxes of tissues were always ready for their customers.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 16, 2010 5:26am

Who is the hairdresser?


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/horseshow10.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 16, 2010 7:16am

Who is the hairdresser? .....


One of those from Clare Street and the horse wants to go back there again and again! Wink


"Unforgetable, that's what you are .....


- Nat King Cole


As for shampoo, may I suggest Schwarzkopf? Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 17, 2010 5:07am

The braids are beautifully done!!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 18, 2010 5:53am

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/horseshow30.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 18, 2010 9:54am

Wow! A carriage pulled by four horses!!!! Skillful driver!
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
December 19, 2010 7:37am

I bet these horses can outrun those used by Wells Fargo in the wild west. Even Jesse James and gang can't catch up with them.



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