View Full Version : Allison Springer Eliminated After Dressage at Pau

Oct. 23, 2009, 01:24 PM
Anybody know what happened?

Oct. 23, 2009, 01:28 PM
I was just about to ask the same question. I don't understand they posted a score?

Shrunk "N" Da Wash
Oct. 23, 2009, 03:38 PM
Perhaps she went in with illegal tack, forgot to drop her whip, forgot gloves, etc. So they didn't eliminate her until she finished.

Oct. 23, 2009, 03:41 PM
that just seems weird.....

Oct. 23, 2009, 03:42 PM
could have forgotten to bit check?

gully's pilot
Oct. 23, 2009, 04:38 PM
Once I forgot about getting my bit checked--went after the test, with apologies, and was told that checking the bit is the show management's responsibility, not the rider--in other words, I couldn't be eliminated for not getting my bit checked, only for having an illegal bit if it was found at the check.

Oct. 23, 2009, 04:40 PM
He apparently looked off in the test, jogged fine immediately after for the competition vet and then jogged unsound for the ground jury when they wanted to see him later in the day. Update here:

Oct. 23, 2009, 05:57 PM

Oct. 23, 2009, 06:02 PM
Sorry to hear about this.

(But I sure hope Allison will be blogging through the weekend anyway. :))

Oct. 23, 2009, 06:10 PM
Something similar happened to me once. I was rung out of dressage for something the judge saw, but the vet (happened to see the test) did not see.

There was some talk to officials, by my trainer and eventually it was decided that I could go to stadium and cross country and be scored on the half of the dressage test that I did do. My day was ruined, though - I was so worried about what the dressage judge saw and whether or not my mare was actually off that we were eliminated in stadium for refusals.

I can imagine Allison is probably feeling the same way, wondering what she is missing, etc.

Oct. 23, 2009, 10:15 PM
What an amazing effort to get to France for the event and what an incredibly frustrating outcome. Too bad!

Oct. 23, 2009, 11:04 PM
What an amazing effort to get to France for the event and what an incredibly frustrating outcome. Too bad!

I agree! It's too bad.

Oct. 23, 2009, 11:29 PM
Scoreboard; http://www.worldsporttiming.com/contenu/documents/0001_002591.pdf

Live feed; http://centaure-prod.chilipepper.tv/en/live_select.php

Oct. 24, 2009, 03:10 AM
I don't know Allison at all, but I found her blog account very well written -- honest in both what happened and her feelings about it.

Hoping for better days ahead for her and her horse!

Oct. 24, 2009, 09:11 AM
yes poor Allison going all that way to discover her horse is lame, and just coming on the heels of being eliminated at Burghley! That sucks! and that international travel has got to be really expensive too