Feilding people - how much rain have you had

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10 years 10 months ago #28321 by Bunter
I am supposed to go to a dog show this weekend but I'm sick of mud, mud, and mud. We have had just over 100mls in the last 6 days and our place is wetter than it has ever been before. A nice quiet weekend at home is sounding much nicer than a 4.30am start and more mud.

Karen
26 Acres South Wairarapa.
1 Dog. 12 yearlings, and 11 weaners ...... hand reared beef x's !

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10 years 10 months ago #387483 by Stu_R
Bunter ... um where is it .. manfield park ?
we have had more snow stuff here in town than rain .. everything is pretty wet though out at the Olive grove at Awahuri
I can call past manfield by the big stadium and check for you if its there that its being held at ... can do it easy on my way out toi or back from the grove where my animlas are :)
Am haeding out to the grove in a few minutes .. will call in at Manfield on the way ok there , and check the ground .. where i think it will be held anyway
let you know latter today

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10 years 10 months ago #387491 by Toast
Surely they would be running it indoors and/or on the all weather surfaces they have for equestrian competitions. I went to the garden show in May & never stepped onto a piece of grass.

Check with the organisers. I'm sure you will find you're not on grass. If you are it will be a bog! I used to go to the December A & P show & after jumping horses in hock deep mud about five years ago I have never been back!

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10 years 10 months ago #387508 by Bunter
Thanks Stu, its at Timona Park not Manfield but the ground conditions will be similar - usually Manfield is a bit wetter than the park. It will give me a good idea.
Definitely outside - any weather, Its agility. I went to a show outdoors at Manfield in October 2008 and swore never to go back there - it was a foot deep in mud.

Heard on the radio that the gorge was closed this morning so the 'against column' is getting bigger.

Karen
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1 Dog. 12 yearlings, and 11 weaners ...... hand reared beef x's !

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10 years 10 months ago #387521 by shad297
Yes the gorge may be closed for a week due to large landslide although Saddle Road and Pahiatua Track open as an alternative route. I suggest you contact someone re Timona Park, as it's outside it could well be boggy. Maybe Feilding Council can help?
Good on Stu for having a look for you - he's a good egg.

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10 years 10 months ago #387523 by Bunter
Thanks for the info on the gorge shad297, its all over the grapevine now ;) Im happy to wait for Stu's report it will give me a good idea, and given the news on the gorge and the fact that I would be driving over the track in the dark (twice !) I've pretty much decided to stay home and enjoy the mud I know.

Karen
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1 Dog. 12 yearlings, and 11 weaners ...... hand reared beef x's !

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10 years 10 months ago #387536 by Stu_R
Hi ya Bunter
well went to Manfield and had a look and a walk over the ground ( probably where you had mud last tiem lol ) there were a few small puddles, but the base ground was good , diudnt squlech under my feet at all ... dont think it would mud up to bad all
LOL got asked by the people at manfield what i was doing .. told them .. and they said no dog show there
lol so went to Tamona on way home tonight as figgured would be there if not manfield :)
They have the rings set up there already ... and its good underfoot .. no squlech, no slip, no slide, no mud, no water laying arround
Unless really heavy rain tonight ... i would say it will be just fine underfoot up there tomorrow :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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10 years 10 months ago #387539 by Bunter
Thanks so much for that Stu, really appreciate your time and effort in checking the grounds out. Hmmmm, dilemma time. Have to have a big think and see what travelling companions think.

Karen
26 Acres South Wairarapa.
1 Dog. 12 yearlings, and 11 weaners ...... hand reared beef x's !

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10 years 10 months ago #387540 by Stu_R
:) no probs Bunter :) am always happy to help anyone if i can :)
LOL and hey it was easy to do :)
:) am certain that where they are having the dogs tomorrow will be just fine .. its wy drier ground than manfield , and way drier than the Olive grove where my animals are .. its also drier than my place here in town
It was really good to walk on this evebning :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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10 years 10 months ago #387645 by Stu_R
:) was a nice day weather wise ( yeah i know as was up ladder prune Olive trees from 7.02am till 3.30pm )
Am certain ground would not have cut up at dog show :) ( after checking it yesterday )
How di you go Bunter :)

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10 years 10 months ago #387678 by Bunter
Didnt go in the end Stu, one of my travelling companions was sick and we decided not to take on the track in the dark. As it turned out I had texts from friends over there who reported it was a lovely day and the grounds were good - I had passed on the info to them the night before :) so they knew what to expect ;)
Great day in the Wairarapa too, got heaps of tidying up done in the garden and stock moved to clean paddocks. Dogs had a fun day and are both asleep in front of the fire. Think they would have stayed cleaner though if I'd gone to Feilding.

Karen
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1 Dog. 12 yearlings, and 11 weaners ...... hand reared beef x's !

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