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Elegante E
Apr. 16, 2009, 03:21 PM
Bummer. What happened with the other american rider? They said it was bad, lots of spooking.

TMPF
Apr. 16, 2009, 03:22 PM
Jon's mare was spooking at the judges and shut down twice. Not a good start.

Elegante E
Apr. 16, 2009, 03:41 PM
Why didn't the live coverage start with the first ride?

Equitese
Apr. 16, 2009, 03:43 PM
. . . it did. Jan Ebeling rode his test and then Leslie Morse was disqualified just into her first movement.

1.Jan Ebeling USA
2.Leslie Morse USA
3.Marco Bernal COL
4.Heath Ryan Regardez Moi
5.Minna Telde SWE
6.Jan Brink SWE
7.Ashley Holzer CAN
8.Jeannette Haazen NED
9.Michael Rapcewicz POL
10.Hans Peter Minderhoud NED
11.Isabell Werth GER
12.Steffen Peters USA
13.Anky van Grunsven NED
14.Monica Theodorescu GER

Elegante E
Apr. 16, 2009, 03:53 PM
I had it on but it didn't start till Morse rode. Totally missed Ebeling. Bummer.

Thanks for the list!

Liz
Apr. 16, 2009, 07:04 PM
Who was she on?

showjumpers66
Apr. 16, 2009, 08:40 PM
The stallion, Kingston.

badabing
Apr. 16, 2009, 08:55 PM
you can watch it on the internet as I am now.
leslie's horse was horribly lame. shame a professional could not feel that!

ridgeback
Apr. 16, 2009, 11:26 PM
Yes that happens when you have a LAME horse:no:

slc2
Apr. 17, 2009, 12:47 AM
I think she knew. The horse has had a lot of problems.

Mardi
Apr. 17, 2009, 02:39 PM
So Kingston passed the jog, but I wonder how he was in the warm up for the GP.

ridgeback
Apr. 17, 2009, 03:13 PM
Many can pass without a rider on them. I did find it interesting that she only cantered in her warm up in the ring. I do not know what she usually does but I often see the hunter people do that if the horse isn't quite right at the trot. He was quite off I cannot imagine him not showing this in the warm up area. I am sure someone has a video of it somewhere.

slc2
Apr. 17, 2009, 05:11 PM
It's the stopping of work, standing around and then going to the ring and starting to work again that makes it obvious. Especially the half passes make it show. Suppose a rider didn't half pass or extend the trot in the warmup and mostly walked and cantered.

At the shows I watch the warmup for people that seem to be walking a lot and avoiding certain movements, though some horses need to walk to relax so it isn't always indicative of anything.

If a rider was thought to be attempting to cover up a lameness, I think that might affect their career very negatively in a lot of ways.

showjumpers66
Apr. 17, 2009, 05:57 PM
I wasn't looking for lameness, but he looked sound during the warm-up on Wednesday.


So Kingston passed the jog, but I wonder how he was in the warm up for the GP.