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Chris Nelson

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Eden Park visit
« on: March 12, 2017, 10:45:55 AM »
Hey Folks,

So I've managed to sneak in a visit to Eden Park this coming Thursday to take a look at the facility for Champs this year.
If you have anything you want to me check on please let me know here.  I already have a list, but I might have missed something from past requests :)

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 10:49:35 AM »
What kind of seats for people are in the arena?   Do they have backs?    Would any kind of 'stadium' seat help?

Thanks.

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 02:46:40 PM »
Can you post the list you have so we don't duplicate items?
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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 09:26:54 AM »
obvious, but crucial, what are the stalls like and what is the open crating area like.
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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 12:06:09 PM »
obvious, but crucial, what are the stalls like and what is the open crating area like.

The open crating will be just that, open.   I imagine some folks will bring in there tents or pop ups and make it a little more like home.   But for the most part you can pretty much just imagine a large arena with everyone crating together.     

The stalls are 10x10, with wood panels about 4 feet high, so your dogs won't be able to see out if you choose to close the door.    Other then that just your normal standard horse stalls :)

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 12:28:44 PM »
Here is a video summarizing some of the questions that folks had about the place as well:




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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 12:31:41 PM »
One little note I forgot to say in the video.

1) For the folks who were very concerned about the surface, because of their experience at a previous event held at this site with another venue.   It won't be a problem this time around.   The other venue requested the surface to be worked VERY hard.  As in they used a steamroller across the entire surface.  That's not an exaggeration either, they used a literal steam roller.
 

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 01:31:11 PM »
Good job Chris!  Thanks for all of the info and for making that drive to and from.  Really appreciate the fabulous review!
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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 04:31:02 PM »
Thanks so much for the video- great info. 

Question (sorry didn't post before your visit but it just came to me).  What will the floor of the stalls be- dirt? Stall matting?  I plan to bring ground cover but the type of flooring will determine what type of cover and how much.

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 04:33:14 PM »
Thanks Chris. 

we all appreciate your work

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 04:38:25 PM »
Is there going to be the option of renting a trailer on property like they had at champs last year? Sandy Langan

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 06:15:06 PM »
Very nice job Chris. Thanks So Much.
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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 07:07:59 PM »
Great video and info.  Thanks!!
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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 10:14:10 PM »
Thanks so much for the video- great info. 

Question (sorry didn't post before your visit but it just came to me).  What will the floor of the stalls be- dirt? Stall matting?  I plan to bring ground cover but the type of flooring will determine what type of cover and how much.

Thanks
Mary

It is a dirt floor for the stalls.

Is there going to be the option of renting a trailer on property like they had at champs last year? Sandy Langan

There is a trailer place close by that does rentals.   But unless I am misinformed that is usually reserved by the exhibitors.  We'll be glad to get their info, but we won't be making the reservations :)

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Re: Eden Park visit
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 08:47:11 AM »
Thank you very much Chris!  The Pilot depot for showering sounds like a great option for me with my tiny and showerless camper, and I see no reason for you to need to consider renting an expensive shower trailer.
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