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OneDaySoon
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:08 PM
Molly's COTH Course Walk Here:http://www.chronofhorse.com/index.php?cat=1212907081247892&ShowArticle_ID=1281008080689750

Order of Go:
http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/EN...html#EQX003301

Video Live Somewhere Here:http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestrian/index.html

Don't forget to download Starlight first: http://www.nbcolympics.com/pluginsneeded.html

Individual Dressage Results:http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestria...400/index.html

Go Becky, Amy, Phillip, Gina, and Karen!!__________________

snoopy
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:25 PM
This is the first time that I can remember not feeling confident calling the performances and outcome. My main concern though is to see healthy happy sound horses come accross the finish. The real eye opener will be what happens in the stables that night.
Fingers crossed.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:27 PM
I'm with you Snoopy - here's a prayer they all come home safe.

snoopy
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:32 PM
I am concerned that it has been noted that some of the dressage horses are slightly dehydrated. I can only imagine what the effects will be on the eventers after XC. I do feel that we will see the real effects on SJ day.

foxhavenfarm
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:40 PM
Is there a map of the course somewhere? I have seen the virtual coursewalk but it would be great to see the actual track.

Kenike
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:42 PM
Where has the dehydration been noted? I haven't checked blogs today, so I'm kind of behind, anyway....

I'll be watching. Anytime it's hot, humid, or a combination of both, I get nervous for the condition of the horses. I always get nervous over XC because I'm a wuss (fences that don't fall are what keeps me from pursuing any kind of eventing). Still, I enjoy it, so I'll be watching.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:45 PM
Has the live feed started yet? I can't seem to find it.

tweeter
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:48 PM
All I'm getting is a replay of the dressage. Must not be time yet.

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:49 PM
Nope, hasn't started yet. Should soon though!

jpalisades
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:53 PM
live feed is up and running

showing parts of the course right now!

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:56 PM
It's started? I'm at http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestrian/index.html and not seeing it. Do I have to click somewhere?

Xctrygirl
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:57 PM
Where the heck?

I have refreshed the page 3 times

What does the link say?

~E

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:57 PM
Does this work:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0809_hd_eqb_en011&channelcode=sporteq


ETA: It does but it brings up the Dressage replay. On the right click the link for "WATCH 3 Day Eventing Cross Country" or whatever it says.

Foxygrl516
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:58 PM
I don't see anything! :( Panicking!

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:58 PM
oh, found it, click thru to video, upper left thumbnail

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:59 PM
woo hoo I'm live!

Lamma70
Aug. 10, 2008, 07:59 PM
click on "videos," that's where I found it.

Xctrygirl
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:00 PM
Oh boy, Kenny Rice

Ugh

~E

snoopy
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:01 PM
here we go!!!

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:02 PM
1st water rode well

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:04 PM
Yeeeesssss! Finally got it downloaded on third try!

cllane1
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:05 PM
Ok, I get that the random rocks and stuff on the course are sort of meant as guides, but they really just seem to be in the way.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:07 PM
looks like Mark lost a bell boot in water

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:11 PM
The buffering sucks, and it's dissolving the horses right over the top of the jumps.

You'd think that they could queue up the commercial without making me buffer more, ugh.

Still, this is AMAZING! To watch Mark Todd go in real time, so cool.

And then they have two live announcers, is that right? Brian O'Connor and someone else?

Gandalf looks great, but way over the time even though he looked so fast.

blackwly
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:11 PM
rock model is trucking!

tullyleague
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:11 PM
Rock Model is gorgeous!!!

blackwly
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:16 PM
oh no! Amy is off!

tullyleague
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:16 PM
Damn.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:16 PM
the girl from Italy looks pretty good- horse jumps nice. she is setting him up well so far.

Okay a little rough before the corners

Horse looks strong.

Poggio looks pretty strong- well thats it for her

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:16 PM
First fall - Amy Tryon. Looks like horse and rider are both OK.

They were fighting each other for a while before that fall. Glad they are both OK.

Ember
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:16 PM
OMG! THIS IS SO COOL! I feel like a little kid watching with all my friends.

CRAP! Poggio pulls hard! They are a little scary. OMG! and down they go...

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
Aaaaugggh ! commercial interruption right during Amy and Poggio!

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
Well that was unfortunate :(

linquest
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
I'm so sorry for Amy, and the team :(

xEchox
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
Poor Amy...What an unfortunate fall *sighs*

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
Of course my computer locked up right before Amy's fall, glad to hear horse and rider seem fine, that really sucks thought.

PiaffeDreams
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:18 PM
oh, that water complex looks FUN!

blackwly
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
That sucks. Looks like Amy and Poggio were fighting eachother for a while there and he was a little too bold to that big fence...dropped a leg and there you go.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
Interesting. I didn't see Amy's fall. So it looks like they've got this set up to show commercials differently to each of us, probably based on our zip code and provider - I had to tell them I had DirecTv and my local NBC affiliate.

shawneeAcres
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
What is the DEAL??!! I cannot watch this, it just buffers forEVER at 0%. I watched the AQHA youth world show last night and saw HOURS of jumping with no problems! NBC needs to get their act together!

jpalisades
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
poor amy... he was pulling her all around!

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:20 PM
I'm so sorry for Amy, and the team :(


Me, too. If the lowest 3 scores count for team medals, does an elimination count as one of those scores? Are we out for team medals now or can we still pull it out with the other 4?

clearound
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:20 PM
I am not an eventer, but that ride looked like a runaway freight train to me. Actually looked an accident waiting to happen. Feel bad for the US and the team though.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:21 PM
My daughter has already learned to hate "buffering". :p

I wouldn't have realized Amy fell if not for y'all.

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:21 PM
I am not an eventer, but that ride looked like a runaway freight train to me. Actually looked an accident waiting to happen. Feel bad for the US and the team though.

It was - definitely not their day. Lucky they are both unhurt, but terribly unfortunate nonetheless. It was a terrible ride all around.

cllane1
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:22 PM
Huh, I haven't seen any commercials at all yet, but I do have DirectTV, so maybe I haven't gotten mine yet.

No probs with buffering or picture here!

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:22 PM
working fantastically over here :)

blackwly
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:23 PM
I haven't had a single commercial or buffering break? Mine has been perfect.

Jasper'sMom
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:23 PM
I haven't had a single commercial or buffering break? Mine has been perfect.

Same here

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:24 PM
I guess the commercials are the curse of living in an expensive media market (San Francisco is where our signals come from). They probably didn't bother to sell them to everyone.

Another commercial, from GE. This is my 4th commercial.

Thing is, it makes the action very hard to follow, because when it comes back I don't know what horse I'm looking at.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:26 PM
i gotta say Amy so does not impress me

cllane1
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:27 PM
Super cool overhead view of Daisy Dick (I think?) through the water

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:27 PM
I live in the worst of both worlds, probably, a rural area near a major media market. So I don't have top of the line broadband.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:28 PM
i gotta say Amy so does not impress me

Poggio has always been a difficult ride - and this was not their best.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
what the hell happened with Poggio left fron leg?

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
wow multiple replays of Amy's fall!!

shea'smom
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
Balibandido, please post a video of yourself at the Olympics so we can compare....

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
Is a fall on cross country automatic elimination?

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:30 PM
yes

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:30 PM
so, these horses look to pretty much be moving all through the course and still time penalties. what is it going to take to go under the time?

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:31 PM
thanks R-n-G! I wasn't 100% sure but thought so.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:31 PM
Balibandido, please post a video of yourself at the Olympics so we can compare....


You first! Oh re-the-hell-lax, is one not allowed to state an opinion. Didn't make a judgement about the riding etc. Get over yourself.

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:32 PM
Poggio has always been a difficult ride - and this was not their best.

True. Very unfortunate, as Poggio can be rather brilliant when the pair has a good day.

Jasper'sMom
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:33 PM
Yay for the Polish rider! I noticed him in dressage and thought he was great. I will rout for him! :D

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:33 PM
Ok, so I missed not only the initial fall but some replays? Gah. Commercial #5 gives me time to talk to you guys. Ugh.

shawneeAcres
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:34 PM
Oh I am SO frustrated, have restarted the durn thing several times and get nothing but buffering 0%! I cannot understadn this I downloaded the plugin etc, anyone else have this problem and resolve it? I never could watch last night either!

looseringsnaffle
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:34 PM
You first! Oh re-the-hell-lax, is one not allowed to state an opinion. Didn't make a judgement about the riding etc. Get over yourself.

No, but I think the situation is that sitting here while all of us are on the edge of our seats for our eventers, and making a snark at someone who's worked long and hard to qualify, is kind of a briar in our breeches. A lot of us here have personal ties to these riders and horses, so it's like making a snark against our family.

I'm so glad you guys are posting the play by play. I can't use SilverLight on my Mac, so you guys are like my "live feed". Thanks, COTH-ers! <3

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:34 PM
nice save for daisy dick

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:34 PM
No commericals for me, either. Watching gymnastics on TV which has commercials every time I look up.

Just a quick question - what is with all the whistles? What do they mean?

lawrider
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:35 PM
Has anyone found a link that lists everyone's final penalties? I found what I thought was that link - but it isn't updating - I'm having a hard time keeping track of everyone.

cllane1
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:35 PM
Does anyone know if they are using frangible pins on applicable jumps?

tullyleague
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:35 PM
No commercials here either, thank God.

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:36 PM
Has anyone gone double clear yet? I'm starting to wonder if this ideal time is even realistic... This is a very twisty and technical course with few stretches to make up time galloping...

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:36 PM
whistles would be for crowd control - to let people know a horse is approaching

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:38 PM
Has anyone found a link that lists everyone's final penalties? I found what I thought was that link - but it isn't updating - I'm having a hard time keeping track of everyone.

try this

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/EQ/C73CD/EQX003301.shtml#EQX003301

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:38 PM
the people running the course blow the whistles to warn onlookers to stop crossing the course because a horse is coming. :)

lawrider
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
Thanks so much R-N-G!

FarnleyGarnet
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
Sorry if this has been asked already... I don't dare take my eyes of the live feed long enough to look...

Is the order of go posted somewhere? I caught Amy and want to make sure I catch the other US riders too.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
CZE horse looks a little cranky.

Cool ariel shots

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
who was eliminated for missing the fence?

cllane1
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:40 PM
Has anyone gone double clear yet? I'm starting to wonder if this ideal time is even realistic... This is a very twisty and technical course with few stretches to make up time galloping...

I don't think anyone's going to make time...looks like most people have been hitting 8 minutes (optimum time) with 3-4 fences still to go.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:41 PM
great ride for Pawel!

PiaffeDreams
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:41 PM
The Polish rider that just went, Pawel ?... wow, what a seat!

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:42 PM
great ride for Pawel!


He was so cute when he finished! Love the fist pump! :)

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:42 PM
Didn't I hear Pawel S got eliminated at 9a?

chai
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:43 PM
This is so exciting! There are some beautiful rides out there. I love seeing some of the riders smiling on course. What fantastic horses....

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:43 PM
yup, I might have to join his fan club!!!

I would have thought they would have pulled him off the course if he was eliminated, no?

Jasper'sMom
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:43 PM
He was so cute when he finished! Love the fist pump! :)

Yes, and he looked equally delighted after dressage. I think he is my new hero. Have I mentioned that I LOVE we get to see ALL the riders? :D

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:43 PM
I'm using silverlight on mac 10.5.

Gah, commercial #6. And it's at about triple volume.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:44 PM
Sorry, my mistake. It was Igor the Russian.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:45 PM
# 12, Igor Atrohov was eliminated

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:46 PM
Anybody else getting the feeling each ride or so is getting faster?

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:47 PM
Yes, I think they are seeing how well it's riding and starting to go for it

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:47 PM
woot! go Buenos Aires!!!! Love this horse :)

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
ya, looks like they are less tentative now that a few rides have gone.

All in all it looks pretty good. Just run outs

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
and was it my imagination or was peter flarup bouncing off the galloping lane stakes?

tullyleague
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:50 PM
woot! go Buenos Aires!!!! Love this horse :)


I totally agree - what a great expression!

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:51 PM
worse, commercials are also reruns. #7. Sigh.

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:51 PM
and was it my imagination or was peter flarup bouncing off the galloping lane stakes?

Not your imagination. It almost looked to me like they were slipping and sliding around some of the turns!

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:53 PM
Wow, someone just fot only 13 time penalties!

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:56 PM
Gina's on course

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:57 PM
Hopefully they aren't making me download the commercials twice even when they show them twice, three times...

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:58 PM
So who's doing the live commentary? They said Gina is riding a 177 hh horse.:eek::confused:

thx for the reply re whistles...

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 08:59 PM
I wish they would show more of Gina's ride...

Putter
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:01 PM
Does anyone know where to find the Order of Go?

Watching the live feed now - so cool!!! How long is it on for?

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:02 PM
I think it's on until midnight ET.

I just heard on the mic "I just got stepped on yesterday. I don't need that again." I love the things the mic picks up. :lol:

86
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:02 PM
Does anyone know where to find the Order of Go?

Watching the live feed now - so cool!!! How long is it on for?


http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestrian/resultsandschedules/rsc=EQX003300/index.html

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:02 PM
that little headly brittanica (?) is flying. Can really see the difference when they cut from that horse to Gina!

monday
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:03 PM
I think it's on until midnight ET.

I just heard on the mic "I just got stepped on yesterday. I don't need that again." I love the things the mic picks up. :lol:

Yeah, I wouldn't say I really have "commentary". Just occasionally the guy saying who is on course, and whoever is close to the mic.

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:04 PM
apparently Gina has moved into 2nd :)

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:05 PM
I only got to see Gina do #21. My daughter (who is 7) is confused that we rode in the same Training division with Gina and McKinleigh ages ago. So mommy, why aren't you in the Olympics?

(Because I'm a chicken, and because I suck, dear!).

Commercial #8.

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:05 PM
GO GINA! Only 16.8 penalties! :cool:

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:06 PM
Way to go Gina!!!!!!! Whoo hooo

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:06 PM
nice job Gina!! Nice to see the joy in her face when done

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:06 PM
wtg gina! 16 time faults.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:08 PM
Oh, that's gonna have an impact: Headley Brit had a lot more time faults than others!

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:09 PM
Gina's currently second and Lucinda is 3rd! Of course Clayton is in first but....

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:12 PM
Another commercial.

I'm sad that Heelan had such a tough run.

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:12 PM
aww... poor live commentary typist :"i hope there is going to be some break iam really getting tired"

heh... that's a lot to keep up with, she really is doing a good job

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:16 PM
William Fox-Pitt only 10!!! Penalties!!

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:17 PM
Wow, William Fox-Pitt with only 10! Wish I'd seen more of it.

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:17 PM
I think the commentator is doing a good job considering the position she is in!

RAyers
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:18 PM
Oh, that's gonna have an impact: Headley Brit had a lot more time faults than others!

Maybe, maybe not. I suspect she may come out for stadium in better shape because of Lucinda's ride.

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:18 PM
Anybody know what the weather conditions are for them right now?

HorsRdr477
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:18 PM
I know little about eventing. What are those little patches on the horses noses? Are they to help with breathing?

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:21 PM
So am I happy with GE for sponsoring Equestrian streaming or annoyed? I'll go with happy. I sacrifice for the rest of you. :D :D

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:22 PM
Thank you poltroon!

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:22 PM
The Brazilian guy with the grey looked pretty thankful to be alive... heh. They both seemed about to drop...

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:23 PM
thank you poltroon for taking my commericals also. :winkgrin:

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:23 PM
I know little about eventing. What are those little patches on the horses noses? Are they to help with breathing?

Yup, those are flair strips, to keep the airways open to help with breathing.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:25 PM
Aw, i fell badly for the Chilian, but it was ncie to see him pat his horse as he walked away

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:25 PM
Who fell? The ancr said "but they're all right".

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:25 PM
oh, here goes Chico - lovely horse!!

oskaar
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:26 PM
I know little about eventing. What are those little patches on the horses noses? Are they to help with breathing?

Yes, they are Breath Right strips. The same thing that the football players wear.

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:26 PM
Hi guys,

Two refusals and elimination?

Who was that Irish guy? Didn't he come in with 0 penalties? Is he the olny one?

LOVIN' the live feed...

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:28 PM
It was Geoffrey Curran - he had 30.4 time

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:28 PM
oh shoot what happened to Chico?

caffeinated
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:29 PM
oh, here goes Chico - lovely horse!!


oh no! looks like they had a fall :( (horse looks fine, they were having trouble catching him)

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:29 PM
The Chinese rider was lovely through the first water - I hope he has a solid, safe go.

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:30 PM
It was Geoffrey Curran - he had 30.4 time

Thanks! Why did my brain see 0 on the screen? (don't ask!)

Has anyone come in without penalties yet? I missed the beginning...

HorsRdr477
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:30 PM
Yes, they are Breath Right strips. The same thing that the football players wear.

Thanks!

Jasper'sMom
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:30 PM
It was Geoffrey Curran - he had 30.4 time

I think there was a typo - it said 0.00 penalties under his name on the screen at the end, but his time was well over 8 min.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:31 PM
I wonder why that horse took that extra stride there? Too bad for the Chinese guy.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:31 PM
Doh. Hope they're OK.

linquest
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:32 PM
The Chinese rider was lovely through the first water - I hope he has a solid, safe go.
Oh, so sad, he's off and elim :( I was really rooting for him to finish, but I was concerned about his youth and the amount of pressure on him.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:32 PM
Thanks! Why did my brain see 0 on the screen? (don't ask!)

Has anyone come in without penalties yet? I missed the beginning...

WF-P had 10 - he is the lowest so far.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:32 PM
I swear, Lord Killinghurst is a great trooper, but, man, is he an ugly runner and jumper. He does NOT look like he should be capable of what he does!

Madeline
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:33 PM
Thanks! Why did my brain see 0 on the screen? (don't ask!)

Has anyone come in without penalties yet? I missed the beginning...

They originally posted 0.

I think Wm. Fox-Pitt should be feeling glad to be alive...

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:34 PM
My 'play by play' listing on the left skips riders from time to time, which makes keeping track of who I'm looking at even harder. They haven't updated since Samantha.

It's great that they show the finish stats, would be nice if they'd include the xc penalties as a separate stat.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:36 PM
I love Marius! They way he snatches his knees up and the look on his face reminds me of a cute, little Welsh pony hunter.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:37 PM
oh NO!! Lord killinghurst - what a save. he'll be sore.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:38 PM
ooh that was a little ugly

dam that was unfortunate- horse looke a little wiggly and distracted through there

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:39 PM
Oooh, Andrew -Hoy- ed: Gah, Andrew NICHOLSON, for some reason I always mix them up! looked like he was on a very fast time before that fall. Too bad.

Fortunately, the commercial came AFTER the fall and replay for once.

Am I remembering right that he had an unfortunate, unexpected fall at Athens too?

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:39 PM
Well, I'm a fool for a gray, but Marius is loffly!

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:40 PM
You can put me in the Marius fan club, too. Not only does he jump nice, but he's gorgeous.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:41 PM
GO BECKY & COMET!!!!!!

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:41 PM
i agree- love the grey! looks to be pretty handy and is not wasting any time.


here goes becky

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:44 PM
where's Becky?

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:44 PM
nevermind, I found the live online results! How do they determine optimal time? Is it distance and jumping efforts only?

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:47 PM
I suppose it's okay that I'm missing all the Americans, since I'm sure NBC will show them on the TV overnight, but I so wanted to see Becky.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:47 PM
Bah they sure aren't showing much of becky. at.all.

comments said something about another hard ride for her.

there se is- looking good here

aw hell- just one check too many?

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:47 PM
Refusal for Becky :(

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:47 PM
Too bad for Becky.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:47 PM
Oh, no!!! Bad boy, CC.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:49 PM
Second refusal for who??

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:49 PM
So Becky glanced off at #21? The Chronicle corse walk mentioned that Etherington-Smith told the TV crew to put a camera there, because he was sure one of the leaders would have a dumb mistake there.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:50 PM
Where was becky's second stop?

bosox
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:50 PM
Irish Jester...WOW!!!:p I think I loff that horse!

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:51 PM
WOW is right! What a Nice Horsey to save his mommy's butt like that!

Phaxxton
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:52 PM
When will the TV recap be on? Will it be in the 2am - 2pm USA coverage, or will it be Monday evening? (I have seen two different listings...)

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:52 PM
oof- lucky on that one. Nice she knew it and reached back to give him a pat.

good for her

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:54 PM
Irish Jester/Megan Jones AUS were very fast, but the horse looks a little tired to me. They might not enjoy tomorrow.

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:55 PM
Looks like the rain is starting to really make things slippy out there :eek:

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:56 PM
bay horse looks out of gas. glad he made those last three

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:56 PM
Some of the people attempting the straight line at those last two bullfinches are terrifying me.

Jeannette, formerly ponygyrl
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:57 PM
In USEF rules you're not allowed to hit horse after last fence before finsih, are you? Or am I hallucinating that?? Is it the same in FEI world?
(Noticing Megan was giving her Jester a few taps toward the line. Seemed sporting to me, but that recollection of USEF floated up in my brain...)

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:57 PM
What does the little (T) next to some of the rider's names mean?

Go Tina Cook!

PS: It really hurts my brain when riders, especially riders with common first names, get married and change their names. :D

OneDaySoon
Aug. 10, 2008, 09:58 PM
What does the little (T) next to some of the rider's names mean?

Go Tina Cook!

Team Member.

OneDaySoon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:02 PM
So the question of the day...will Phillip make the time?

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:03 PM
I love the starter- every rider gets the same cheery "good luck"

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:05 PM
This rider looks tired!

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:05 PM
Boy he will have to make every short corner, every line right on and hustle every chance he gets and even then I'm not sure.

With conditions changing with weather, I would expect the course is not getting faster

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:06 PM
Whew! Miner's Frolic done good. I wish they showed more of his round. I wonder how the director is deciding on what to show.

tbmorgan
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:06 PM
Just got in from work and got video running in time to see Becky go...can anyone tell me when Karen and Phillip go?

thanks!
Katja

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:07 PM
Even though this was a whole page ago... :lol: I was impressed with the time becky made up after her refusal.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:08 PM
That rider seems in trouble. Seems a bit out of it. He pulled up before passing the finish line.

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:09 PM
THANK GOD 41 took the option there (and almost went into the tent). I was really afraid for a second there.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:09 PM
this horse is punch drunk. he looks to be in some trouble

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:09 PM
Oh thank goodness #41 made it home safe (despite the short stop at the tent) :eek:

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:10 PM
Y'know, quite a few of theriders are coming home somewhat worse for wear. Lt os floppiness over those last few fences.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:10 PM
Missed the rest of the Russian rider because of a commercial and bad buffering. I saw that he smartly went the long way at the two bullfinches, but did I see him end up in the tent somehow?

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:10 PM
I think that rider was as bad off as his horse.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:12 PM
I think the rider was worse!! Here hoping horsey is OK! Amazingly he jumped clean.

Janet
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:14 PM
Me, too. If the lowest 3 scores count for team medals, does an elimination count as one of those scores? Are we out for team medals now or can we still pull it out with the other 4?
Elimination counts as 1000.
You need 3 scores for a team result.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:14 PM
did you hear the yelling at the russian guy after he crossed? directing him where to go and such?
sounded like he was a little disoriented

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:14 PM
Thinking about the Chinese rider again - I hope he's okay. He is really a lovely rider, just a little too young for the task. I hope he'll be able to keep competing as a presence even after these Games. So often it seems that the host country preps someone, but they don't have the backing to continue once the excitement fades.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:16 PM
Japanese horse came in looking well (#43)

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:17 PM
I haven't seen the Japanese rider before the bullfinches, but I'm surprised he even tried the direct route there. Glad they were able to complete.

Madeline
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:19 PM
"Karen Donckers' horse is just lovely...

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:19 PM
They need to take a break so I can get a snack.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:19 PM
Me either.
Back to the Chinese boy, didn't they say he was born in England? I got the inpression he may have ridden there - or I could be way wrong!

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:19 PM
They need to take a break so I can get a snack.

Whatever you get, can I have some? I'll bring the beverage.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:20 PM
Donckers is way behind the time. I thought she could go into the lead, but I don't think so now.

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:21 PM
Y'know, quite a few of theriders are coming home somewhat worse for wear. Lt os floppiness over those last few fences.

I was thinking the same thing. Many of the riders look really tired and the horses really strung out towards the end.

I really like that horse Gazelle du Brassiere (sp??).

Ooooh, Ingrid! Woohoo!

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:21 PM
Ingrid Klimke is certainly cooking along!

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:21 PM
Whatever you get, can I have some? I'll bring the beverage.

Sorry, Red, but I don't thikn the watermelon seeds will fit through the cables. I'll buy seedless next time, so we can share.

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:22 PM
klimke hauling a**. Will that be sustainable?

86
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:22 PM
Me either.
Back to the Chinese boy, didn't they say he was born in England? I got the inpression he may have ridden there - or I could be way wrong!

I think he was born in China but moved to England when he was young?

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:23 PM
Luckily, they look really bored in the doctor tent.

(knock on wood)

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:24 PM
Karen O'Connor is next out of the box...

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:25 PM
GO KAREN!!

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:29 PM
Woooooo Ingrid! I'm surprised she took the option because her horse looked really good to me but better safe than sorry!

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:29 PM
WTF!?!?! Why so little US coverage

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:29 PM
Great run by Ingrid.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:30 PM
They need to take a break so I can get a snack.

I used one of the commercials for a potty break. :D Does anyone know when this finishes?

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:31 PM
WTF!?!?! Why so little US coverage


I've been asking that all night too!! Looks like Karen had a refusal but we didn't get to see it :(

FarnleyGarnet
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:31 PM
Seriously. Why are we watching Ingrid's horse trot around post finish instead of seeing Karen on course??? :(

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
:Last horse is scheduled for 11:24

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
Now THAT dismount said it all!

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:34 PM
Now I'm feeling nervous about Karen. her horse looked a little 'difficult' in the beginning...

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:34 PM
What is this director's PROBLEM? Showing every inane thing except karen!

Montanas_Girl
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:35 PM
My cable provider is not an "approved provider" or some other nonsense, so the NBC site won't let me watch the live feed! How unfair is that? You guys are giving a great play-by-play, though.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:35 PM
Oh how disappointing for Karen.

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:36 PM
We got to see Karen's last couple jumps. Scary moment mid course - just caught the replay!! She's in 36th right now.

ika
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:36 PM
It would have been nice if they had shown more of her ride instead of a shot of the empty water complex!

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:36 PM
Well hell. he didnt look like he was going to go. little looky.

good hell, they showed the replay. she can stick the hell out of something.

poor thing she looks really dissapointed.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:36 PM
Where'd Mandiba's first 20 come from?

Man, are we out of it or what.

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:37 PM
So instead of Mandiba, we saw the Italian rider standing around and the leaderboard.

I'm sad for Karen, but she did well to stay on. And I'm glad they're home safe.

Tazzie
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:38 PM
I hate to complain, but I'm going to, I'm thrilled for the live feed but for whatever reason there is very limited time spent on the US riders.

I hope Karen is happy overall with how Mandiba performed for her today.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:38 PM
Oh, crap. Now I see. What a shame. Drat it all.

lindac
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:38 PM
My cable provider is not an "approved provider" or some other nonsense, so the NBC site won't let me watch the live feed! How unfair is that? You guys are giving a great play-by-play, though.

Just try a different providers until you find one that works! Thats what I did.

FarnleyGarnet
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:38 PM
Wow that was quite a save by Karen during that first run out. I would have been on the ground. The 2nd one was unfortunate. Mandiba just wiggled around too much to make the 2 stride work.

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:38 PM
1st 20 came at the skinny (9)

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:39 PM
I love that cheerful starter. "Away you go, good luck!" :D

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:39 PM
Looks like Harald Ambros and Quick withdrew - anyone catch a story as to why?

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:40 PM
Just try a different providers until you find one that works! Thats what I did.

Say you're DirecTv! :D

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:42 PM
Looks like Harald Ambros and Quick withdrew - anyone catch a story as to why?


results page says Eliminated - not sure why

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:42 PM
My cable provider is not an "approved provider" or some other nonsense, so the NBC site won't let me watch the live feed! How unfair is that? You guys are giving a great play-by-play, though.

Did you download the microsoft silverlight software? you can't access the fdeed without it, and i'ts free. There's an option on the video feed page on the website.

Any internet provider should be ok! (should!!)

Montanas_Girl
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:43 PM
Say you're DirecTv! :D

DirecTv it is! Thanks, guys!

dcm
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:44 PM
I'm completely disappointed in NBC's coverage of the American riders. Even the commentator mentioned "Karen still on course" at least twice while the directors were dinking around at the tents and showing empty scenes.

And good for Karen for sticking that skinny refusal. Mandiba is young and inexperienced. Is it at this point I can mention missing The Pony or what? :cry:

tbmorgan
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:45 PM
Who is doing the live commentary right below the video?

Katja

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:47 PM
Must say - hat's off to MES - what a beautiful course!

poltroon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:47 PM
Oooh, too bad for Sharon Hunt. They're a lovely pair.

`reppy
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:48 PM
Has Phillip gone yet?

Reds-n-Greys
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:49 PM
French horse looks tired

2 tbs
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:49 PM
Nope he's about 7 away

BaliBandido
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:49 PM
that horse with the roached mane is making me nervous with his front end.

OneDaySoon
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:49 PM
Has Phillip gone yet?

No.

J-Lu
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:50 PM
Has Phillip gone yet?

Philip is #65 and they're at around #58 or 59 at the moment.

pwynnnorman
Aug. 10, 2008, 10:50 PM
Leaderboard (top 10 or so) hasn't changed in quite some time. A link to the weather conditions would be useful to see if it may be having an effect. Humidity?