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FillyMe
Apr. 17, 2009, 11:07 PM
Does anyone know when Brentina's retirement ceremony will take place and if Universal Sports will have it to see online? Hope everyone is having a great time in LV!

showjumpers66
Apr. 18, 2009, 01:28 AM
It happened this afternoon and was lovely.

Sara Lieser
Apr. 18, 2009, 01:30 AM
I can't provide video, but we posted lots of photos and commentary from Brentina's retirement ceremony. It was very moving. Here's the link to the Chronicle coverage: http://www.chronofhorse.com/index.php?cat=1211304090677851&ShowArticle_ID=1211704091985523

War Admiral
Apr. 18, 2009, 08:32 AM
I wonder if we all e-mailed them would they show it online? I'd far rather see that than the reining... no offense... ;)

Equibrit
Apr. 18, 2009, 10:33 AM
Video here; http://www.clubequestrian.com/videos/watch/1096962870.aspx

Classical DQ
Apr. 18, 2009, 10:50 AM
Thank you for the link to the video....Well...I guess....even though my eyes are full of tears!!!! I saw her in 2005 in Las Vegas and then my eyes were full of tears also. It is so special to witness the connection between Debbie and Brentina!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oakstable
Apr. 18, 2009, 11:11 AM
Get a kleenex before watching.

BasqueMom
Apr. 18, 2009, 11:46 AM
Make i tmore than one Kleenex....

Mardi
Apr. 18, 2009, 12:25 PM
Very nice coverage...

Brentina looked exceptional - happy and healthy.

While watching I was reminded how some horses end up on one side of the tracks, and others end up on the other. Just through the luck, fate, what have you.

She's having a wonderful life !

War Admiral
Apr. 18, 2009, 12:26 PM
Ahhhh what a star. Happy retirement Brentina! :)

saltheart
Apr. 18, 2009, 12:33 PM
Thanks for posting the video. That was lovely. :(... I loved the way she passaged out with poor tiny Debbie trying to keep up! :D

anchorsaway
Apr. 18, 2009, 01:23 PM
Happy Retirement Brentina!!!! :)

the end was absolutely adorable with her passaging out of the ring!

Puddin Pie
Apr. 18, 2009, 02:13 PM
Thanks so much for the link. That was wonderful to watch.

Friesianfan
Apr. 18, 2009, 02:38 PM
Thank you so much for posting the link. Wish we had a smilie that showed
a smile through the tears.....

Mozart
Apr. 18, 2009, 02:57 PM
Get a kleenex before watching.

Man, you weren't kidding....

yaya
Apr. 18, 2009, 04:36 PM
Thank you so much for posting the link. Wish we had a smilie that showed
a smile through the tears.....

You mean this one?

:sadsmile:

FlightCheck
Apr. 18, 2009, 09:11 PM
I wish that we could just watch and hear the retirement ceremony - not that the interviews weren't nice, but I would have liked to have heard and watched the whole thing.

Hunter Princess
Apr. 18, 2009, 09:28 PM
What a lovely, wonderful horse...and the passage at the end was wonderful :)

Piaffe~Passage
Apr. 20, 2009, 10:50 PM
WOW! Sad! I should of definately had tissues watching that. I had originally planned on going to the World Cup, but then changed my mind. The love that all of them have for that horse is amazing, she is truely loved, and will have a very happy retirement. :sadsmile::sadsmile::sadsmile::sadsmile:

dray
Apr. 20, 2009, 11:20 PM
The ceremony is the first chapter on the dressage freestyle dvd in the World Cup set. It's not the narration. It's the ceremony as it happened.

Foxtrot's
Apr. 21, 2009, 12:13 AM
Brentina - the poster girl to dispel the chestnut mare myth. Love her.

Dressage Art
Apr. 21, 2009, 12:54 AM
Very special mare with a very special rider - both have big hearts and were meant to be with each other. Happy retirement Brentina! You brought so much to US dressage. I'll remember you forever! Thank you to sponsors and to Debbie for bringing to us such a joy to watch as Brentina – the gentle chestnut mare with a soft eye!

horsegirltv
Apr. 21, 2009, 09:27 PM
i don't think there was a dry eye in the house that evening! having the media pass i was able to watch debbie & brentina "warm up" for their retirement and snap a picture or two. i posted some pictures of her in the warm-up area and that last walk down to the thomas & mack center from the warm-up.

i was also lucky enough to capture a video interview with debbie on saturday afternoon with horsegirltv so we'll be launching it as a webisode at some point soon.

check out the pictures if you like. i blogged them at http://blog.horsegirltv.com/2009/04/new-wordpress-for-iphone/

definitely a special evening!

MEP
Apr. 22, 2009, 09:53 PM
It was a very emotional cermony - Here's a shot of Debbie & Brentina:

http://www.moranequinephoto.com/gallery/7956147_vi2cu/3/516581421_CFcRG/Large

Hazelnut
Apr. 23, 2009, 07:43 AM
MEP, all your photos are lovely (I can see your a pro). They really bring back the moments of fun, drama, and exhileration!

MEP
Apr. 23, 2009, 02:14 PM
Hazelnut MEP, all your photos are lovely (I can see your a pro). They really bring back the moments of fun, drama, and exhileration!

Wow! Thanks Hazelnut - that's a big compliment because that's what a photo really should do!

dbadaro
Apr. 23, 2009, 03:16 PM
wow that was awesome! i bawled when i saw debbie crying. loved how she did the passage on the way out!

Surviving the Dramas
Apr. 23, 2009, 06:10 PM
She is such an awesome mare, and I hope that her foals have the same class as their mother!

Loved the passage. Just helped show off how small Debbie is compared to her!!!

Joanne
Apr. 26, 2009, 04:18 PM
Someone posted on COTH that Brentina was going to have babies via ET. Are there any due this year? Any word on who she is going to be bred to?

amdfarm
Apr. 26, 2009, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the link, WoW! :sadsmile::sadsmile: Not a dry here either. What a wonderful mare and wonderful team they make. You can tell that mare loves what she does/did in the way she exited the arena w/ passage in her heart.

Happy Retirement Mama!!

Cooper
Apr. 27, 2009, 12:17 AM
Someone posted on COTH that Brentina was going to have babies via ET. Are there any due this year? Any word on who she is going to be bred to?

They said in DT that she is being bred to His Highness. Now that should be a very special baby.