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Sammy's Mom
Apr. 28, 2005, 08:21 AM
They are doing real time posting of scores at the rolex site. http://www.rk3de.org/scoreboard.php

I wish I didn't have to work today. Might be the only day without rain!!

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 28, 2005, 08:21 AM
They are doing real time posting of scores at the rolex site. http://www.rk3de.org/scoreboard.php

I wish I didn't have to work today. Might be the only day without rain!!

BAC
Apr. 28, 2005, 08:43 AM
Thank you so much, COTH's aren't posting any scores yet and when I checked KY's website nothing had been posted either.

hookedoneventing
Apr. 28, 2005, 08:45 AM
Tiffany Loudon just moved into 2nd place with a score of 55.0, good for her!

Mags-a-million
Apr. 28, 2005, 09:10 AM
Saw Adrienne Iorio Borden compete at Pine Top a few weeks ago.

CluesGirl
Apr. 28, 2005, 09:54 AM
I think we should have a pity party!

I was supposed to go to Rolex this year, yet this stupid nuisance they call a job interfered. Stupid bills!

hookedoneventing
Apr. 28, 2005, 09:56 AM
Me and you both CluesGirl! Two years in a row I have had to go to a meeting on Rolex weekend. Have to leave tomorrow for Atlanta...

BAC
Apr. 28, 2005, 10:04 AM
And me too, my friends decided to go to World Cup this year so I stayed home. But next year I'm going back to KY even if no one comes with me, now that I know I can meet up with COTH BB people for company. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

clivers
Apr. 28, 2005, 10:21 AM
Can I join the pity party? I came very close to quitting my job in order to go this year...then my USEAHusband reminded me that without said nuissance employment I could kiss goodbye my dream of getting my horses there one day. Well. That worked. July 1st I'm starting with a new boss. I'll ask for the time off (for 2006) on July 2nd. Humph!

purplnurpl
Apr. 28, 2005, 10:41 AM
now, now, I have the ultimate pity party here in Dallas.

all due to my new job, started this week:

only 10% of the time does my computer think well enough to even get on to the Chronicle Site....this is the first time this week! and thank goodness caues I needed some Rolex updates!
I get out of work at 4:30-5:00 instead of 3:00. which means traffic, and less time for the Booms Man and his workouts. he's used to being ridden at 4pm. I had to wake him up yesturday evening and he was grouchy!

darn bills.

AllyCat
Apr. 28, 2005, 10:53 AM
I wanted to go too, but work reared its ugly head (actually, it's a good job and I didn't want to jeopardize it). Since I fear this is the last 4 star CCI ever, I really wanted to go, but it was not to be.

If I want to see a horse trial next year, I'll go watch Advanced at Wayne. No point in driving 11 hours to do the same at the horse park, unless I'm riding in it! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

On the plus side, has anyone noticed how fast the board is today with all the posters gone at Rolex? See? There is a silver lining!

BAC
Apr. 28, 2005, 11:02 AM
AllyCat, I felt the same way you do about not going to watch a short format next year but after reading about how committed Janie Atkinson is to saving the long format (having it during non-championship years at the minimum) I want to do anything I can to support her and her event. So I expect to be there next year.

AllyCat
Apr. 28, 2005, 11:33 AM
Well, if they have it next year, I'll go!! I just figured the powers that be will insist on the short and that would be the end of it.

Who knew "little" Kentucky as I heard it called a decade or so ago, would be the pinnacle of our sport (except for maybe the WEG).

Where did you read this? Was it in Eventing USA? I'll need to figure out what I did with it so I can read her take on it.

BAC
Apr. 28, 2005, 11:53 AM
I can't remember where but I have read about it in more than one place, I'm sure there is something in this week's Rolex KY preview issue. They will hold short format during World Championship and Olympic years but the plan is to have a long format during the other years. Also, Janie Atkinson is of the opinion that eventually people will not be so thrilled with the short format and she wants to make sure that KY at least maintains the long version. There may even be something about this on the Eventing forum.

BAC
Apr. 28, 2005, 12:01 PM
AllyCat, read the Commentary on COTH's website, it refers to Janie Atkinson's feelings on this as well as saying to go to page 56 to read more about how she is trying to preserve the long format. Hopefully you're a COTH subscriber so you can access this info.

tle
Apr. 28, 2005, 12:32 PM
Looks like the day is done! Last score for today is posted. Congrats to Jan Thompson... first to break into the 40s. Should be interesting to see what tomorrow brings. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bensmom
Apr. 28, 2005, 04:18 PM
Thanks for throwing the pity party! I was beginning to think I was whining alone! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Darn day job. Well, for that matter, my night job too -- I couldn't have gotten the barn covered, so it is just as well that I didn't go. <sigh>

Love the format of the scoreboard, and lovelovelove the real time posting!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Libby

Sannois
Apr. 28, 2005, 04:55 PM
Anyone see a big Chestnut Named Dobbin?? Cool as Hell horse, I forget the owners name, but I saw her listed. Her and her horse wqere on the inside Cover Of a Stateline Tack Catalog, Shes an employee. Awesome that she is at Rolex! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Never mind, Her name is Corrine Ashton, and shes in 7th. I am rooting for her, as she is one that has come up thru the raanks!

deltawave
Apr. 28, 2005, 05:00 PM
I think Corrine and Dobbin are in 7th place...there is a picture of them on COTH, will attach it here (without getting in trouble, I hope!) http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

Sannois
Apr. 28, 2005, 05:07 PM
Oops Thanks Lynn, I was messing around looking at the scoreboard and you posted that! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I wish I still had the pic from Stateline, it was an awesome ditch and brush and he was FLYING over it! Hope you can catch her cross country! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thanks for posting that! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AngelEventer
Apr. 28, 2005, 05:11 PM
isn't it dover? I loved the pic. of her jumping over the tree branch... I wondered how they got the tree to do that.

annikak
Apr. 28, 2005, 06:11 PM
Dobbin is one special horse....Corrine herself got him, trained him and created her Rolex horse. I had the joy of having a lesson with her (okay- Dobbin and Corrine jumped BIG fences...me, not so big!) in Unionville, and then we spent a very hairy next day trying to find Bartsville Saddle Shop. She is really devoted to her riding, and its shows. I am thrilled for her!!! And Wofford seems to really like Dobbin, too!

Little known fact...she gets REALLY car sick!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

deltawave
Apr. 28, 2005, 06:49 PM
Hey! I have something in common with a Rolex rider! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CluesGirl
Apr. 29, 2005, 08:53 AM
DW - you're really devoted to your riding, or you also get car sick!? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Anyone else think Kim Severson is going to come out on Dan and blow everyone away?? I do! But I have to leave my computer for several hours!

Hopefully my good friend Kat will be calling me with live updates!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

deltawave
Apr. 29, 2005, 08:57 AM
CG, LOL...I'm as devoted as I *can* be given that ugly little reality called LIFE, but I meant that I get reeaaally carsick if I'm not driving, trying to read, and/or in the back seat. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/dead.gif

Off to Rolex now, wheeee! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BAC
Apr. 29, 2005, 09:09 AM
Do the dressage scores seem higher than usual or is it my imagination? In 2003 during the British invasion I thought I remembered scores high 20's or 30's - or am I crazy? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Miss Maddie
Apr. 29, 2005, 09:59 AM
ooooh Darren C and Leslie Law tied for first right now..... sure wish I could be there!

Wojjie
Apr. 29, 2005, 10:11 AM
Nine rides left beginning in one hour (2 pm eastern). I was supposed to go to Rolex 2 years ago - I had planned for that the fall before, but then I got pregnant, and my due date was XC day of Rolex! SO I didn't go. Now my son is 2 years old, and I hope to go next year. I'm anxious about Ralph Hill's ride this afternoon. I wonder what the atmosphere is like during this lunch break? I keep looking at the leader board and not getting anywork done. I may as well be there!
ALSO - are there other websites with photos? Thanks.

Sannois
Apr. 29, 2005, 10:19 AM
Thanks for the info on Corrine Annika! And I do get Awfully car sick No back seats no reading! BLECH! I must drive!
That is awesome that she trained him !
And Angeleventer, you are right, where is my head! it is Dover! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Sannois
Apr. 29, 2005, 10:24 AM
Hey what happened to Beanie??? Says he withdrew, Bottom of list! Hmmm http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

shr
Apr. 29, 2005, 12:32 PM
Some bad news for Nina Fout and the fans of 3 Magic Beans. She was forced to scratch the bay gelding from competition due to back spasms.

shr
Apr. 29, 2005, 12:34 PM
Kim & Dan 38.2!!!

Mudroom2
Apr. 29, 2005, 12:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shr:
Kim & Dan 38.2!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Incredible, an 8 point lead!

Janet
Apr. 29, 2005, 01:51 PM
Almost 40 points between first and last.

Threeday33
Apr. 29, 2005, 02:06 PM
I just got back from watching the days dressage tests. Kim's test did "blow everyone away." She and Dan definitely deserved that great score! It was silent in the stands as everyone watched the test. All you heard was a little oooooh as she performed the smoothest flying changes of the day. It was definitely the test we were waiting for-it showed how it should be done!

The other test I was impressed by was Amy and Poggio-man has that horse improved!

I personally don't think Darren's test deserved such a good score. Don't get me wrong, the horse looked magnificent, as always. But there were quite a few resistent moments that kept it from being smooth. Just my opinion...

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 29, 2005, 02:07 PM
Kim's ride was INCREDIBLE!!! She makes it look so easy. I was so glad to get to see her. Andrew Hoy did well also. The fitness of these horses is unbelievable. I can't wait for tomarrow!

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 29, 2005, 02:07 PM
BTW--I'm not at work today http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WendyWDS
Apr. 29, 2005, 02:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BAC:
Do the dressage scores seem higher than usual or is it my imagination? In 2003 during the British invasion I thought I remembered scores high 20's or 30's - or am I crazy? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Divide by 1.5 for the "actual" score. For example, Kim and Winsome Adante's 38.2 is an average of 25.5 pp (or 74.5%) from the 3 judges.

AngelEventer
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:13 AM
Day 2 starts in 9 min...

paintgirl
Apr. 30, 2005, 08:46 AM
How is the weather on the cross country course? Any reports fronm our COTH correspondants?...

WendyWDS
Apr. 30, 2005, 08:58 AM
The leader board (http://www.rk3de.org/leaderboard.php) is working!

rusti
Apr. 30, 2005, 09:00 AM
jeez, what's going on there, on the coth real time score board 11 horses have gone, only three made it without jump penalties, two with 20 penalties, one didn't start, Maguire retired on A-C, one with three refusals so elimination, says Tiffany Louden fell off at 17 and retired, and the rest retired somewhere on course.
The three without jump penalites are hannigan, urban legend, and Mahogany Chief.
Is it bad weather? the course? or are the better combo's still to come?

kt
Apr. 30, 2005, 09:06 AM
I just posted on another thread that asked about the weather. Not raining here, hasn't for hours. But we got a lot of rain last night and I imagine it has not dried up at all.

Solleone
Apr. 30, 2005, 09:21 AM
anybody know why jenna schildmier was eliminated?

Sannois
Apr. 30, 2005, 09:45 AM
OoooCorrine And Dobbin moved up from 16th to 8th and no penalities! Good for them!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

free
Apr. 30, 2005, 09:56 AM
Who does Corrine (and Dobbin) train with?

Thank you.

annikak
Apr. 30, 2005, 10:04 AM
2 answers....
Jenna was pulled before the head of the lake- Obie hit his legs behind and landed without being weight bearing. She is fine, and he walked away- she had had at least 2 run-outs, but carovet does not think that is why the pulled her. She believes it was becuase there was obvious injury to Obie behind. Will be talking to Jenna- will let you know-

Not too sure who Corrine is with right now- but when I rode with her, she was with Peter Atkins.... but that has been 3 years....

GiGi
Apr. 30, 2005, 10:09 AM
Brittany Kart the other YR besides Jenna go pulled because her horse injured the same leg he did two years ago at Foxhall. Sandy area they said was deep and then with all the rain...
Better R&D than over a XC fence.

Spectator reporting has it as very nasty footing all around due to the rain.

annikak
Apr. 30, 2005, 10:18 AM
what are the chances of Philip being 1,2 and 3 after XC? Me thinks pretty good....

Madeline
Apr. 30, 2005, 11:03 AM
Are they on a lunch break? A course hold? Nothing's happening...

WendyWDS
Apr. 30, 2005, 11:08 AM
It was lunch break, the time schedule is here: http://www.rk3de.org/timetable.php

Phillip Dutton should be coming off XC any minute now... (can you imagine riding THREE horses around that course in one day?)

goodymar1188
Apr. 30, 2005, 11:20 AM
I haven't had any updates since the lunch break... Phillip is done on course also. Are the score updaters still eating! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

hitchinmygetalong
Apr. 30, 2005, 11:47 AM
Who was the grey that was running around loose before the start this morning? I think he was pulled off Phase D?

No rain, but then again, it's not drying out at all. There was a fog and nippy breeze this morning and to me it looked like riders were being very, very careful with the footing.

annikak
Apr. 30, 2005, 11:49 AM
Phillip one and two....! ops...now 2nd and 3rd....

any idea about Windfall??? A big W by his name...?

goodymar1188
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:19 PM
Maybe tying up? I can't imagine Darren not running him without there being a serious problem!

Bensmom
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:27 PM
Windfall was W in the vet box, but I don't know more than that. I wasn't told what the reason was.

YAY for the Munchkin! Upstage finished nicely with just 29 seconds over the time. Anyone know what the "bobble" he reportedly had at the Head of the Lake?

Anxiously awaiting Ralph now . . .

Libby (President of the Upstage fan club http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )

ridexc
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:31 PM
Looks like all the Canadians have gotten around safely, too. One stop for Peter, but otherwise only time on the scoreboard -- way to go, guys! We ain't no weather wimps! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Bensmom
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:50 PM
Ralph apparently had a fall, but was ok, and got back on to finish, reportedly with a big grin on his face! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Libby

kt
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:50 PM
Kim was double clear!

3dazey
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:53 PM
OMG those two OWN Kentucky!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

WendyWDS
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:55 PM
Three left to go! How are you guys posting from the venue, are you in the press area? Cell phone internet access?

S4zeus
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:56 PM
any update on Windfall? I was shocked to see he had the W next to his name!

Bensmom
Apr. 30, 2005, 12:57 PM
I dunno about the others posting, but I'm sitting in Tallahassee, but had Tara and Fairweather on the phone to talk me through Ralph's ride http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Libby

WendyWDS
Apr. 30, 2005, 01:11 PM
So. If they have to ride in reverse order of standing tomorrow for stadium, how's THAT going to work for Phillip Dutton? He's tied with himself in third, and in 5th place!

ridexc
Apr. 30, 2005, 01:13 PM
Anyone on-site know what happened to Andrew Hoy and Moonfleet??

3dazey
Apr. 30, 2005, 01:16 PM
CofH says he had a fall at fence 25.

Can you BELIEVE Winsome Adante & Kim...finished 25 seconds UNDER time!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif They are not REAL!!!

Magnolia
Apr. 30, 2005, 01:43 PM
You would think Kim would WELCOME the **** - not only can her horse win dressage, he comes in under time and clean on a XC phase full of W's and E's!

free
Apr. 30, 2005, 01:51 PM
But her (Kim's) other horse didn't and swhe won't always have Dan.

What is the story with Windfall?

3dazey
Apr. 30, 2005, 01:59 PM
This is a fairy tale for Dan and all his connections. Three rails in hand for tomorrow (or 2 rails and some time http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif ), and his breeders there to see it. Can it get much better than that? SWEET. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I had the great privilege to watch him go xc his first 2 outings this spring. He is just one of those horses that brings tears to your eyes...he so clearly loves what he does and understands the game like no other horse I've ever seen.

Sannois
Apr. 30, 2005, 02:16 PM
And To think.. She is not a supporter of the Traditional format!? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif

Threeday33
Apr. 30, 2005, 02:21 PM
Just got back from the day of XC. Kim and Dan certainly made it look easy! Not sure what happened to Windfall. He withdrew in the 10 min. box. I guess the footing on steeplechase was pretty heavy, but Karen reported that it had improved by this afternoon. Everyone seemed pleased with the XC footing. The rain we were supposed to get stayed south of here thank goodness. I was very impressed with Emma Winter's ride this morning-good for her! Phillip's horses all looked great!

Sannois
Apr. 30, 2005, 02:22 PM
Oooohh Karen and upstage are in 8th, and Leslie Law is in Second, And then with Phillip breathing down everyones neck! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Its still anybodys race! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

subk
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:04 PM
Teaser for Libby--I have pictures of Ralph from yesterday's dressage. One in particular of him still riding after the test with horse on loose rein and big smile. It looked good on the one inch preview screen anyway. tle was with me and I told her I had to take pictures for you!

Anyway if I can I'll download and upload them tonight or tomorrow sometime.

Miss Maddie
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:12 PM
COTH online coverage says Windfall was spun in the vet box.

Kim is just *unbelievable*!!!

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:14 PM
Saw Ralph's crash--On the craftsman corners. Horse scrambled in front of the second corner and Ralph flew over the jump. Horse ran half way to the footbridge and someone caught him. Ralph ran to him, got on and came back to the second element. Huge cheer and he went on. It looked like he had a little blood on his face, but he was smiling. The man is a machine!!

subk
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:16 PM
Dan's Eruopean breeders are at Rolex this year as guests of his owner, Linda W. (I'm not going to try to spell it!)

Backstage
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:31 PM
I'm not sure what happened to Andrew Hoy and Moonfleet, they looked fabulous when we saw them go by (sunken road).

Dan looked great. Upstage had one of the more interesting rides through the water, he certainly used up some of his and KOC's experience - they went clear but jumped the first duck angled left, had to turn between the two sharply, jump the second duck, get up the bank then stop and then redirect themselves for the brush fence. Clark Montgomery had a rough ride through the water, 2 runouts. I have some fun pictures of both of those two, though.

Their were some very upset fans when they announced that Windfall had been spun! Lots of dissapointed people.

PD had a great day and Nova Top looked fabulous on course.

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:45 PM
Anyone know what happened with Andrew Hoy on his first mount? He came back after phase A and a few people said he missed flags. Then he went last before the break. Whats up with that??

AppJumpr08
Apr. 30, 2005, 03:51 PM
YEE-HAW Wendy and RL!!! I'm beyond happy for her - she's been working so hard for so long! She's such a great person, and deserved that fantastic run!

hitchinmygetalong
Apr. 30, 2005, 04:04 PM
7:04 Eastern Time: The sun is out in Lexington!

BaliBandido
Apr. 30, 2005, 04:17 PM
Just checking in from Idaho. Anyone see Sara Mittleider and El Primero on X-C? I heard there was a little trouble with her getting a glove caught in the rein or something and causing a runout to a skinny, but that otherwise it went pretty ok. Said she took the direct option all the way as to save time because Tony has a little gallop.

Would love to hear from anyone who saw them go around.

Eowyn
Apr. 30, 2005, 04:22 PM
Well, it's clear that Dan is a Wonderhorse.

But I'm most impressed with Mr. Dutton.

It's one thing to have a brilliant ride on one mount (if you'll notice, several of the people who have placed well had other horses who did not do well) ...

It's another thing entirely to repeat your brilliance with many horses.

Ditto for Leslie Law ... great placing for a horse that Mr. Wofford didn't think would be a factor.

It's a testament to great riders that they can bring up many different horses and consistently do well. Toddy was like that.

annikak
Apr. 30, 2005, 04:59 PM
Phillip is INDEED an amazing horseman. To be so solid at so many levels, with so many horses, and have all of them looking and being so happy- its pretty amazing.

And Kim- wow.... She is just amazing. What a partnership, what a rider.

Truly wonderful riders and horses....wish i was there!!!!!!!!

snsmith
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaliBandido:
Just checking in from Idaho. Anyone see Sara Mittleider and El Primero on X-C? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wasn't there, but have enjoyed following their progress, and noticed that the reporter on the Rolex website was extremely complimentary:

"One of the day’s most inspirational rides came from the youngest of the 37 competitors, young rider, Sara Mittleider riding her own, El Primero. Sara attacked the course with the determination, and élan of a more seasoned competitor. She was one of only three or four horses who opted for the direct route at fences 15 a-d, The Hollow, and she made it look easy. Unfortunately, a run out at one of The Stumps marred an otherwise perfect round. This is a rider to keep your eye on."

Sannois
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:01 PM
Anyone see Corrines and Dobbins go on cross country??

Solleone
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:07 PM
anybody have anymore info about jenna schildmier and tumble dry? is obie ok??? what about laine ashker? she had 125 penalties so I am assuming she had a rough ride and a fall.

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:45 PM
Laine's horse tried to bounce the footbridge. She came off and took a minute to get up. Got on and galloped off. Had two refusals at the water. That plus time added up. I personnally couldn't believe that she kept going after the fall. Guess that's why I'm not out there!

EventerAJ
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:55 PM
OK I was there all day so I'll try to answer some questions... this is what I heard (via the stable office) and saw:

It seems Windfall was spun in the jog before D.

Emma Winter and Jan Thompson both had beautiful rides. I love Task Force!

The story on Andrew Hoy and Yeoman: they were changing "A" a lot yesterday and last night, possibly up to this morning, to find the best footing. Hoy missed one of the gates (because of the changes)-- however, there is a new rule (??) that the gate judges ARE ALLOWED TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE to riders. Hoy was not assisted. They eliminated him, but he protested--rightfully, it seems. The People In Charge (TD? PGJ?) agreed, and slipped him in before the lunch break. Andrew had a very lovely ride and was one of the first riders under the time on XC (though 2 penalties on 'chase). http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As for his 2nd ride... it was going very well, but the horse got a little flat and careless at the big "hayrack" table before the Lexington bank. His knees just clipped it and he rolled (shoulder and hip on ground) for MR. Andrew and the horse both bounced right up, and other than a few scrapes appeared OK.

Laine Ashker-- I didn't see it, but her horse BOUNCED the footbridge after the brushy corners. From someone who saw it on the closed circuit TV- "She seemed very worried to get to the base of that huge oxer-- she rode a little backwards, but right to the base. I think her horse just didn't understand the question; he THOUGHT it was a bounce. It was amazing, his front feet went down over the first pole and I thought he would flip...then he BOUNCED immediately over the second pole, his front knees CLEARED it!! He may have rubbed his stifles; he stumbled on landing, and no one but MAYBE Phillip Dutton could have stayed on."

From what I saw, Corinne and Dobbin looked pretty good. Jenna Schildmier and Robin Fisher had me worried early on... things were sticky just at the first few fences, and didn't get any better as the course went on.

For the most part, the xc footing was not bad at all. There were some slips, but considering it rained all day yesterday, and all last night, the gallop tracks were not sloppy. I didn't see steeplechase, but I know that field tends to be deep.

Dale Area 1
Apr. 30, 2005, 06:58 PM
EventerAJ,

Thanks for the updates!

Any idea who Corrin Ashton rides with? She lives about an hour away from me in MA. Would love to know...

Sammy's Mom
Apr. 30, 2005, 07:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The story on Andrew Hoy and Yeoman: they were changing "A" a lot yesterday and last night, possibly up to this morning, to find the best footing. Hoy missed one of the gates (because of the changes)-- however, there is a new rule (??) that the gate judges ARE ALLOWED TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE to riders. Hoy was not assisted. They eliminated him, but he protested--rightfully, it seems. The People In Charge (TD? PGJ?) agreed, and slipped him in before the lunch break. Andrew had a very lovely ride and was one of the first riders under the time on XC (though 2 penalties on 'chase). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for clearing that up!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Laine Ashker-- I didn't see it, but her horse BOUNCED the footbridge after the brushy corners. From someone who saw it on the closed circuit TV- "She seemed very worried to get to the base of that huge oxer-- she rode a little backwards, but right to the base. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's exactly what I saw--she appeared to hold back too much going in. It was a scary moment--I looked away when I saw the horses legs go int he middle. Like I said--I couldn't believe she got back on and finished!

AJ--I just missed you. Jess was talking to you on the phone sitting in my truck!! I left to go watch before you got there. Maybe next year!...

Bensmom
Apr. 30, 2005, 08:32 PM
Backstage -- thanks for the report on Upstage through the HOTL -- I heard "bobble" but I didn't know what had happened. He looked ok, though? That is one amazing little horse! I absolutely adore him, but that isn't a secret! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

subk -- thanks for the promised Ralph pics -- and thanks for another acount of the fall. I was on the phone with Fairweather when it happened, but all I knew for sure was that he was ok, not the details of what happened. She did make sure frequently that I was still breathing! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Funny BB moment -- I was talking to Tara and she needed to change film, so handed FW the phone -- we talked all through Ralph's fall and subsequent couple of jumps, and she then gave the phone back to Tara -- I did hear her say she wasn't sure just who she'd been talking to == I realized I didn't say I was "bensmom" I could hear her in the background as she realized she *did* know who I was when Tara told her that she'd been talking to Bensmom http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

It was great to check in with folks that were there -- if I couldn't go, it was almost as good to listen to Nigel by cell phone! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Libby

oskaar
Apr. 30, 2005, 11:03 PM
My mom said Sara's go was fantastic. She had a little bobble at the Stump, but the rest looked great, and the best part was that she had a HUGE smile on her face the entire time!

Sannois
May. 1, 2005, 03:51 AM
Thanks for the great updates Eventer AJ!!
I dont personally know Corrine I am impressed with her training to get to Rolex, I first saw her in the DOVER Catalog over a year ago, I always root for the little people!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thank goodness she was able to realise her dream of doing a real 4 star!!! And quite respectably It seems!
How is the weather their this morning for Stadium?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

canterlope
May. 1, 2005, 05:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EventerAJ:
The story on Andrew Hoy and Yeoman: they were changing "A" a lot yesterday and last night, possibly up to this morning, to find the best footing. Hoy missed one of the gates (because of the changes)-- however, there is a new rule (??) that the gate judges ARE ALLOWED TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE to riders. Hoy was not assisted. They eliminated him, but he protested--rightfully, it seems. The People In Charge (TD? PGJ?) agreed, and slipped him in before the lunch break. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>EventerAJ, that wasn't quite what actually happened with Andrew and Yeoman. He missed the last two gates on A (which, to the best of my knowledge, had not been changed from the original track). The gate judges did try to get his attention to let him know, but he just kept going. At that point, I got a call from the TD to go out and met him before he crossed the finish line of A to let him know what happened.

He was about 75 meters from the finish of A when I got to him. I told him that he had missed two gates and then showed him where they were so he could go back and go through them. At no point was he eliminated, only told that he would be eliminated if he crossed the finish line of A without going back and correcting his mistake.

After I told him what had happened, he sat there for about thirty seconds trying to decide what to do. He then told me that he was retiring and walked off the course. That was the last we saw of him until we got a call from the TD letting us know that they were going to restart him on A as the last horse before the lunch break.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Andrew had a very lovely ride and was one of the first riders under the time on XC (though 2 penalties on 'chase). http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>FWIW, Andrew was only one second over the time on Steeplechase, not two. Time penalties on Steeplechase are 0.8 per second, not 0.4 like cross country.

AllyCat
May. 1, 2005, 07:37 AM
I have nothing more to say except, for possibly the last real 4*....GO KIM!!! Lets set that record and go out with a bang!

00777
May. 1, 2005, 08:20 AM
I'm sure LAZ will post a full report when she gets back, but Jenna was not pulled. Jenna retired after Obie hit himself behind over a fence just before the head of the lake (not sure which fence). Obie "didn't feel the same", so she retired. Obie had a cut on his right hind, but walked away sound. Kudo's to Jenna for having the guts to retire - she loves that horse so much!

Sammy's Mom
May. 1, 2005, 08:27 AM
Anybody know how inspections went this morning? I have to be mom today and cant go http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/cry.gif

*FoxFire*
May. 1, 2005, 08:35 AM
What is the status of riders? The Rolex site wont let me look!

Who's is the top 3?

kt
May. 1, 2005, 08:38 AM
From the Chronicle's site:

Twenty-Three Horses Move On To Show Jumping
May-01-2005

All of the horses presented to this morning's horse inspection passed, although Ocotillo and Bad Boy Billy, who was presented by Buck Davidson, were held for re-inspection and passed on their second presentation.

Rebecca Howard did not present Big Wave Dave, and Laine Ashker, who remains in the hospital with a neck or back injury, did not present Eight Saint James Place. Since Ralph Hill's ankle is broken, not sprained, he will not be riding Bad Boy Billy in the show jumping this afternoon.

Sammy's Mom
May. 1, 2005, 08:41 AM
OMGiH Ralph broke his ankle and still finished?!? I saw him running after Billly yesterday and he didn't even look like he is limping! Also, sorry about Laine--saw her fall too and was surprised she finished. Hope there is no permanent injury.

annikak
May. 1, 2005, 09:02 AM
oo777- Sorry for any mis-information- I had been told that she was held, and actually heard that over the cell phone (yea, I have great friends! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) I have not heard from Jenna, but LAZ did say to Carovet that she was okay, as well as Obie. She does love him, http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gifand they are a remarkable team.... I love both of them to pieces!

POOR RALPH! Gosh.... amazing... another great story from Ralph....

Anyone know why Cathy W did not jog her horse? Coth says that Buck jogged him, along with Bad Boy Billy....

subk
May. 1, 2005, 09:09 AM
Anybody see Kim and Dan jog, any questions about it? I admit to being somewhat worried for her. It's not uncommon to have to pay for 25 seconds under optimum on Sunday morning.

Sannois
May. 1, 2005, 10:16 AM
What time does Stadium begin. Surprised to see no Jumping scores on the board! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

WendyWDS
May. 1, 2005, 10:21 AM
I just finally got the leaderboard to come back up, but they're only showing the W's so far.

Maybe the score posters are taking a long lunch!

Erin
May. 1, 2005, 10:45 AM
Scores just started showing up on the COTH coverage a few minutes ago, so they must have just started...

kt
May. 1, 2005, 10:45 AM
The Chronicle site seems to be the most up-to-date today (has the first 4-5 scores, whereas the Rolex site only has the first two at this point). So far no clear rounds.

JAGold
May. 1, 2005, 10:48 AM
According to the Rolex site, Buck just jumped the first clear round. --Jess

JAGold
May. 1, 2005, 10:51 AM
And Sara with just one rail! What an incredible weekend for her! --Jess

XHalt
May. 1, 2005, 11:07 AM
I really wish they would do a live webcast. Having to watch scores come in like this is painful! I know, I shouldn't be complaining. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JAGold
May. 1, 2005, 11:29 AM
It's really hard to tell just by seeing the scores, but it doesn't sound to me like there is too much trouble. You would expect more faults from the lower placed horses, in general. There have been as many clean rounds as rounds with more than two rails, and I don't think having one rail is a sign that the course is causing trouble at all. The horses are tired by Sunday! It will be interesting to hear the reports from people who actually saw it, to see how off our guesses are http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif --Jess

Erin
May. 1, 2005, 11:38 AM
Holy crap! Double clear for Kim...

SoEasy
May. 1, 2005, 11:39 AM
Yahooooooo

goodymar1188
May. 1, 2005, 11:40 AM
REALLY?!?!

It hasn't posted on the Rolex leaderboard yet!

Wow... why am I not suprised? Only 4 double clear rounds.

JAGold
May. 1, 2005, 11:40 AM
Talk about winning it in style! She had what, four rails in hand, and finished on her dressage score!

(Ok, now I have no excuse to procrastinate any further and MUST go back to studying. Next person who sees me post can slap my hand...) --Jess

WendyWDS
May. 1, 2005, 11:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JAGold:
(Ok, now I have no excuse to procrastinate any further and MUST go back to studying. Next person who sees me post can slap my hand...) --Jess </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You, too? I have finals Thursday and Friday. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Can't wait to see it next weekend on NBC!

Bensmom
May. 1, 2005, 11:50 AM
As far as I know, Buck jogged Billy, not Ocotillo. Ralph has a hairline fracture and so needed a little assistance http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It is apparently not a bad break, but better not to jog on.

Upstage was double clear and moved up to 7th!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif What a cool little guy he is . . . http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Libby

subk
May. 1, 2005, 12:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bensmom:
As far as I know, Buck jogged Billy, not Ocotillo. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just curious...did Buck jog Ralph's and Cathy W.'s because it's part of his job as the rider Rep for the week or was because he's a nice guy?

Bensmom
May. 1, 2005, 12:17 PM
Unless I'm missing something, Buck did not jog Ocotillo. I could be wrong about that, of course, but I think that report just made it look that way because of poor sentence structure http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I don't know if the rider rep is supposed to help out in situations like this, but Buck is a really nice guy, so that would be my guess! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Libby

annikak
May. 1, 2005, 12:17 PM
Bensmom...it was the pooly placed comma that got me...! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif That makes MUCH more sense. Glad that your favorite little horse did so well!

Super riding on Kims part! And that is one impressive horse!!!

What happened to Urban Legand? And is Dusky Moon the same horse that Phillip rode some time ago? If so, he had 4 horses finish Rolex that he trained...at least that I know of.

subk
May. 1, 2005, 01:13 PM
Libby I thought I read somewhere that Buck jogged B.B. Billy. I heard someone say this weekend that Buck is Bruce's greatest contribution to the sport...I've never met him but have never heard anything but kind things about him.

Bensmom
May. 1, 2005, 01:24 PM
Buck did jog Billy, since with a broken ankle, Ralph couldn't. Buck, as far as I know, did not jog Ocotillo. That was the confusion created by the poorly placed comma! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

So, yes, Buck did jog Billy, but did not jog Ocotillo. And this is as far as I know, of course. On the COTH site, there is a pic of Buck talking to Ralph, who is on crutches.

I haven't ridden with Buck, but have had nothing but pleasant interactions with him in my capacity as event staff -- he seems to be friendly, very nice and has a great sense of humour! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Libby

3dazey
May. 1, 2005, 01:37 PM
This spring Buck drove for a good # of hours from Florida to catch-ride a horse at intermediate for a friend. He got out of his vehicle, climbed on the horse, and went off to school the horse he'd never ridden before...the horse proceeded to jump better than I'd ever seen him. Fifteen minutes, that's all he needed, and showed the horse the next day. He IS nice, he can ride and the horses love him. That's good enough for me!!!

Sannois
May. 1, 2005, 01:55 PM
I have always had that impression of Buck! A wonderful guy!!! It cannot have been easy growing up Bruces son!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Threeday33
May. 1, 2005, 02:40 PM
I thought this year's showjumping course was a bit too easy. The only thing that caused much trouble was an option line (4-5-6). Some of the riders who took the direct line to #5 (a square oxer over a liverpool) had a rail or even a stop. I thought there was a bit too much backward riding on a course that really encouraged a forward ride. There were even a few horses that got 2 in the triple in and out that was a 1 to a 1.
I was very impressed with Wendy Lewis' horse and their round. Kim, of course, had a beautiful ride! Does anyone know who got best turned out and best conditioned?
Jess, go back to studying! And when are you going to come see us in WI again???

Chrissy

3dazey
May. 1, 2005, 02:50 PM
Peter Gray's horse got best turned-out. Dan got best-conditioned. (I feel like such a know-it-all...just learned this from the Chronicle report and from the Canadian eventing website!)

EW
May. 1, 2005, 03:09 PM
Any news on Rebecca Howard's horse Big Wave Dave? I was really rooting for them.

Sannois
May. 1, 2005, 04:14 PM
Hmmm Wonder if this will Change Kims mind about 4 stars and the traditional format! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Sorry if I sound a bit annoyed, but she was so vocal in her Short format Argument. When I first saw her at Rolex in 2000 on Oh damn I forget his name, I was so impressed with her! She is an awesome rider.

Backstage
May. 1, 2005, 05:21 PM
Urban Legend stopped at the Liverpool, but ended up crashing through the fence/water and going on to the next fence, but crashing through that fence as well. Because they didn't jump the liverpool, they shouldn't have moved onto the next fence and were eliminated.

Buck jogged BBBilly, was held for reinspection but eventually passed. Ralph pulled him a little later.

Overall, it was a pretty straightforward course. There were a few bobbles at the liverpool (hesitations, rails, yikes-worthy jumps), no big problems through the triple (just rails), some horses were quite strong, others were getting around on pure heart.

They had a rather short victory gallop, quite frankly I didn't get an overly joyous vibe from anyone but KS.

AppJumpr08
May. 1, 2005, 06:54 PM
OMG I'm so happy for Wendy and RL!!! What a way to finish her first ****...in 9th place http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And yup Buck really is that nice...I've worked for both him and his dad, and they are just amazing people...I love them both dearly!

*doing a happy dance for Wendy* http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gifhttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JAGold
May. 1, 2005, 09:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Threeday33:
Jess, go back to studying! And when are you going to come see us in WI again??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'll be home for 24 hours in late June...but I'm moving to Michigan in August, so I'll be just around the...lake. No, seriously, I expect I'll be home a lot more often once I start school (again). I'll call you as soon as I'm done with exams here, and fill you in http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif --Jess

CluesGirl
May. 2, 2005, 03:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Originally posted by CluesGirl:
Anyone else think Kim Severson is going to come out on Dan and blow everyone away?? I do! But I have to leave my computer for several hours!
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WOW - guess I should have played the lottery this weekend too!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Kim and Dan ROCK!

Hannahsmom
May. 2, 2005, 05:22 AM
Both Kim S. and Wendy Lewis had picture perfect stadium rounds. Wendy's Rampant Lion didn't get near to even rubbing anything, the last jump, last rail dropped with barely a rub. The whole crowd groaned.

Many people had trouble with the oxer/liverpool on a short line. Phillip tried it with his first two horses and dropped rails both times, on the third horse he took the 'option'. Quite a few horses took the option (including Karen) and still made time although it was longer.

Sara jumped the liverpool oxer and made it look great. I'm a fan of Sara after watching her all weekend. She and her horse are so much fun and they looked like they were having fun the whole weekend.

I'm so thrilled with Wendy Lewis' finish! I think she and Rampant Lion made lots of fans this weekend.

Kim and Dan were flawless. There's no question that Kim is capable of doing the long format very, very well. I think it was great the breeders were there and got to see their 'foal' galloping around with the crowd cheering like mad.

Foxygrl516
May. 2, 2005, 06:17 AM
Hi All!!!

This is the first time I've gotten to get on my computer since Wednesday. We had a BLAST at Rolex this weekend!!!!!!! It was like heaven! (The trade fair was one of my fav. parts! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

I am so lucky I couldn't have had a better weekend. Walter and I volunteered and I was jumping up and down when we got our assignments on Friday to be Steeplechase fence judges!!!!!! It was SO AWSOME!!! I am go glad that I got to see Steeplechase up close this year. I hope it's not the last time.

Congratulations and Thank YOU to the "save the 3 day" people. The booth looked great. And all of the officials Saturday morning had their eyes popping out of their heads because they said they had never seen so many people at Steeplechase!

The course rode really well. The footing was moist, but it couldn't have been better. We only had one horse have trouble all day, and I was SO VERY disappointed in the rider. Kim S. came through on MacGuire and the horse was not quite as in control as she would have liked. She gave a big "AHH!" when he jumped fence #1 (my fence) because he jumped it like a cat then galloped on to HIT fence #2 before scrambling over. She made it around, and no one thought anything of it. It was (i think) the horse's first **** and she rode him well through it I thought.

However, a few rides later Kim showed up at the Steeplechase furious. She came to my fence (which had crushed stone in front of it. Walter checked the footing after every horse jumped) and told me that the footing wasn't fit to be ridden on. She was all worked up, and I was just really suprised that she wasn't a better sportsman about it and swollow a less than perfect ride.

Ofcourse when she rode Dan on Steeplechase it was FLAWLESS as it should have been. And he was fourth to last horse to go, so if the footing was going to get churned up and awful it would have been then.

I was a little disappointed in her attitude, but oh well. No one is perfect. We did have a BLAST though!!!!!!! Can't wait for next year

Hannahsmom
May. 2, 2005, 06:31 AM
I heard MacGuire lost two shoes on steeplechase which is why he was withdrawn. I am sure it was disappointment, and she did the right thing to withdraw him if she felt the footing was too heavy. Other riders before and after handled it, I am not sure what the riders could do other than not ride. But if they wait for picture perfect weather and conditions, it will be tough to have competitions.

Foxygrl516
May. 2, 2005, 09:14 AM
Hannahsmom~ You heard right. Macguire did lose 2 shoes on Steeplechase. I don't think there is anything wrong at all with her withdrawing him or being disappointed that he didn't finish. I was just shocked at the poor sportsmanship she exhibited afterwards when she came back up to the steeplechase. I have never in my life witnessed such whining. And it seems that if she thought the footing was as bad as she said it was, then she would have withdrawn Dan too, because it IS all about the horse's well-being, right? Bottom line is, the footing was NOT that bad, and she used it as an excuse as to why her horse ran around there like a nut. She should realize that there is nothing wrong with a young horse not completing his first ****. I mean, everyone is still cheering those YR who competed but may not have finished. They still did well and learned from it.

Sorry, that was a little bit catty, but while I had such a blast Saturday I watched many of the riders with a bitter taste in my mouth. Amy Tryon had a beautiful Steeplechase round, and afterwards she was interviewed on the loud speaker. The interviewer asked her how the Steeplechase went, and she said "Oh, it was a blast! The footing was great, we had a great time!". I almost puked....

I am just thinking the same as Sannois on this. They are so anti-long format, but they get out there and kick butt and love it. Someone is not being very honest here.

AllyCat
May. 2, 2005, 09:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AppJumpr08:
OMG I'm so happy for Wendy and RL!!! What a way to finish her first ****...in 9th place http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And yup Buck really is that nice...I've worked for both him and his dad, and they are just amazing people...I love them both dearly!

*doing a happy dance for Wendy* http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gifhttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This was her first? I have a picture of her on another grey horse from the first Rolex 4-Star. It was the best pic I took all weekend and I always meant to find out how to send it to her, but never did.

Oh...they ran the 3* that year too. Maybe she rode the 3* course?

Anyway, congrats to her! Seems that many riders had triumphs this weekend.

Hannahsmom
May. 2, 2005, 09:40 AM
Allycat, that was probably Wendy's Maelstorm(sp?) horse and I think it was a three star at the time. Another lovely gray though. And she has a different beautiful gray heading for the Jersey Fresh. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If you still have Maelstorm's pic, I'm sure she'd love it.

colliemom
May. 2, 2005, 09:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Macguire did lose 2 shoes on Steeplechase. I don't think there is anything wrong at all with her withdrawing him or being disappointed that he didn't finish. I was just shocked at the poor sportsmanship she exhibited afterwards when she came back up to the steeplechase. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Foxygrl516,

My hubby and I were standing at your fence for the first 5 or 6 rides on steeplechase. I did not hear anything KS said, but I did see the expression on her face and it was pretty clear that she was not happy. I remember saying at the time "I really hope she doesn't try to make this a 'steeplechase is horrible' thing," especially since she was walking around that fence with Darren.

BTW, you guys did an awesome job at that fence! I saw you after every ride, go out and inspect the footing, stomp it down, add filler, whatever it took to assure a safe passage. The footing sure didn't LOOK bad -- it sounded nice and cushiony. Thanks for volunteering and helping to make it all possible!!!

BAC
May. 2, 2005, 09:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Foxygrl516:
Hannahsmom~ You heard right. Macguire did lose 2 shoes on Steeplechase. I don't think there is anything wrong at all with her withdrawing him or being disappointed that he didn't finish. I was just shocked at the poor sportsmanship she exhibited afterwards when she came back up to the steeplechase. I have never in my life witnessed such whining. And it seems that if she thought the footing was as bad as she said it was, then she would have withdrawn Dan too, because it IS all about the horse's well-being, right? Bottom line is, the footing was NOT that bad, and she used it as an excuse as to why her horse ran around there like a nut. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am disappointed to hear this also. Does anyone remember when Ginny Leng's horse ran out on a steeplechase fence and cost her a record setting 4th European championship? She LAUGHED about it afterwards although admitting that it was a big disappointment, she said those things just happen with horses. And to make it worse IIRC it was a spectator that spooked her horse and contributed to the runout. I think people show their class under difficult conditions, its easy to smile when you're winning. And not to be catty but Ginny Leng has a far more accomplished resume than KS.

Foxygrl516
May. 2, 2005, 09:46 AM
Aw, thanks CollieMom! We did have a blast!

I don't want to get a bad rap on COTH as the girl that says awful things about all of the upper level riders. (ie Amy Tryon, now KiM). I was just suprised. It was disappointing.

I did get to meet my role model though. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I know, it's childish, but I was so excited to get Phillip Dutton's autograph on Friday! He is what I aspire to be in my riding career. hehe. I was just a little star struck.

AngelEventer
May. 2, 2005, 09:55 AM
I Love Phillip too!!! I was in awe when he rode my horse... so exciting! and then the pic in the newspaper of me riding her in that clinic topped it off, cause he saw it & signed it for me! Such a nice guy!

I too, have had a rather rude run in with Kim... but we won't go into that, lets just say that I have heard enough about her to make me not exactly her biggest fan... although I would say she is a rather impressive rider!

Hannahsmom
May. 2, 2005, 09:57 AM
Foxygirl, I'm with you on Phillip. I was rooting for him to win (....or Wendy or Sara). Talk about disappointing. But showed tons of class and hung in there. And wow, to ride three horses! Has anyone else done that at a full four star?

BAC
May. 2, 2005, 09:57 AM
Well I got Ginny Leng's autograph at the last Chesterland in 1988 I think it was and I was a grown woman. And I still treasure my autographs from Kathy Kusner, Bill Steinkraus, Mary Chapot, etc. Nothing wrong with having people to look up to, IMO no matter how old I get.

AngelEventer
May. 2, 2005, 10:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hannahsmom:
Foxygirl, I'm with you on Phillip. I was rooting for him to win (....or Wendy or Sara). Talk about disappointing. But showed tons of class and hung in there. And wow, to ride three horses! Has anyone else done that at a full four star? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Karen O'Connor rode 4 horses one year, but only completed on 3... I think she pulled one before XC day...

Foxygrl516
May. 2, 2005, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AngelEventer:
I Love Phillip too!!! I was in awe when he rode my horse... so exciting! and then the pic in the newspaper of me riding her in that clinic topped it off, cause he saw it & signed it for me! Such a nice guy!

I too, have had a rather rude run in with Kim... but we won't go into that, lets just say that I have heard enough about her to make me not exactly her biggest fan... although I would say she is a rather impressive rider! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



LOL if Phillip Dutton ever put a leg over my horse I would pass out!! That would be it for me!!! haha. Talk about a DREAM! I just love his style. To me, he has such a unique style that is just unbeatable! He's just solid! And to have all 3 of his horses in the Top 5!!! GO PHILLIP!!! That's just awsome!

AngelEventer
May. 2, 2005, 10:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Foxygrl516:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AngelEventer:
I Love Phillip too!!! I was in awe when he rode my horse... so exciting! and then the pic in the newspaper of me riding her in that clinic topped it off, cause he saw it & signed it for me! Such a nice guy!

I too, have had a rather rude run in with Kim... but we won't go into that, lets just say that I have heard enough about her to make me not exactly her biggest fan... although I would say she is a rather impressive rider! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



LOL if Phillip Dutton ever put a leg over my horse I would pass out!! That would be it for me!!! haha. Talk about a DREAM! I just love his style. To me, he has such a unique style that is just unbeatable! He's just solid! And to have all 3 of his horses in the Top 5!!! GO PHILLIP!!! That's just awsome! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My mare was NOT as enthusiastic... he rode her twice (once on the flat & once over fences)... When he got on her on the flat she proceeded to throw a huge temper tantrum. but he wasn't flustered in the least... actually I think he made some kind of mare comment that made everyone laugh... and when he jumped her... after the previous flatwork "discussion" I've never seen her jump so big or try so hard to make someone happy! he is one person that I would recommend as a clinician to ANYONE... he's great! I was rooting so hard for him this weekend... I figured that if anyone could be 1,2,3 at rolex it would be him! He did a great job... even 3 horses in the top 5 is impressive!!!

IQ3day
May. 2, 2005, 10:58 AM
I havent read this whole thread. But I just saw one comment about rude run ins with Kim. I heard several people complaining about that this weekend at autograph signings. I just wanted to say, Kim is one of the nicest people and not rude at all. She is just very very shy! And you have to keep in mind- Kim did all her autograph signing this weekend before she rode. I would probably be quiet too if I had to ride still. I love Kim. I love her riding and her kind personality.

AllyCat
May. 2, 2005, 11:07 AM
I can imagine I'd be pretty disappointed too if I had trained that hard and then had trouble on B, having to pull my horse from contention. We all make mistakes, particularly when we are not at our best as Kim probably was experiencing at this point. The fact that she ran Dan later only makes me conclude that she reflected on the situation with Maguire and decided that her assessment about the footing and the circumstances was inaccurate. I'm glad she was able to evaluate her position and run Dan after all!

Unfortunately, it is difficult to go back and find everyone who might have heard her before to apologize, explain, or whatever she might have deemed necessary.

I'm inclined to chalk this up to a frustating time for her. Just remember that we never know who might be listening so use the experience wisely! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TBFAN
May. 2, 2005, 12:21 PM
Annika, Cathy did jog Ocotillo on Sunday. She wore leather pants http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Rampant Lion gets my vote as most beautiful horse, but then, I'm partial to grays.
I am now a big fan of Sara Mittleider! I watched her on steeplechase, on the cross and on Sunday, in the warmup and in the ring. She rode her horse well and he looks like he'd try anything for her. It was so cool to see! Does anyone know what Area she's from?

WendyWDS
May. 2, 2005, 12:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TBFAN:
I am now a big fan of Sara Mittleider! I watched her on steeplechase, on the cross and on Sunday, in the warmup and in the ring. She rode her horse well and he looks like he'd try anything for her. It was so cool to see! Does anyone know what Area she's from? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me, too! We saw them at Galway (http://www.pbase.com/image/41666547) , and I learned on this thread (http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/2096094911/m/963202795/r/652205716#652205716) that our own tuppysmom "belongs" to Sara and El Primero. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I believe they're from Idaho, just going by the location on her profile.

JAGold
May. 2, 2005, 12:41 PM
Sara is from Idaho. It looks like "Tony" will try anything for Sara for a good reason -- she has brought him along herself, since he first came off the track. They have an incredible partnership. --Jess

colliemom
May. 2, 2005, 12:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I am now a big fan of Sara Mittleider! I watched her on steeplechase, on the cross and on Sunday, in the warmup and in the ring. She rode her horse well and he looks like he'd try anything for her. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I watched her on cross country, on the early part of the course. It was fascinating to me... it seemed that she was nervous (who wouldn't be!?) and riding a bit too conservatively. At the hayracks at 3 and 4, she put in 5 strides where others did 4, then was a bit sticky to the big picnic table after that. But then she got to the bass pond (the first water) and rocked through there like a pro. She leaned forward, gave her horse a HUGE pat, and a HUGE smile on her face, it was as if a big weight had been lifted from her shoulders. From that moment forward on the course, she was nearly perfect, forward and fluid, taking ALL the straight routes and doing them better than many of the experienced pros. I was so disappointed when I heard about the runout, but she should be so proud of her performance. Hope to hear great things of her in the future!

Mariequi
May. 2, 2005, 01:06 PM
I've never seen so many autograph sessions before. Must've been difficult for many of them because of timing, difficult issues (Darren), etc. Very good of them.

"Jenna retired after Obie hit himself behind over a fence just before the head of the lake (not sure which fence). Obie "didn't feel the same", so she retired. Obie had a cut on his right hind, but walked away sound."

I'm wondering if Obie was the horse (don't have my notes at work) that came down on one of the vertical boards of 15d and pulled it down - right before the lunch break and before Andrew's rescheduled ride?

tle
May. 2, 2005, 01:20 PM
Marie,
I don't think that was her. Robyn Fisher went out immediately after Jenna. And I believe IIRC Jenna did the alternate 15D (and on purpose from what I remember on the big tv in the infield).

Pol
May. 2, 2005, 03:50 PM
My daughter received this email today. We are thrilled and amazed to hear these results!

&gt;&gt;Laine has at least two fractured cervical bones in her neck. She wasÂ*Â*back at the show on Sunday with a large C-collar. She was walking a little slow,Â*but she had a slight smile on her face when talking to people. I think was backÂ*to see her horse.

The other rider [Robyn Fisher] who was taken away by ambulance, she was perfectly fine, except for bruising. Her horse actually fell on her she said and in trying to right itself and get off her, stepped on her arm, and put two holes in her helmet from the studs on his shoes and she had horseshoe prints on her chest protector.
Both are very lucky and it proves that the safety equipment is very important. Pass that along please.
In case you are wondering, I mostly just read the forums, I don't have access to write to them. I rarely have much to contribute. But I was able toÂ*Â*meet both these young ladies and so glad that they both are going to be well.Â*Â*And I really want to get the word out about the safety equipment...&lt;&lt;
My guess is that if Laine sees the tape of that episode, she'll want to go to bed for a week! Horrors, it was the scariest thing I have ever seen. What a brilliantly smart, athletic beastie!

AllyCat
May. 2, 2005, 04:14 PM
Thank you Pol! Friends at the barn were discussing this today and I was hoping they were okay.

Foxygrl516
May. 2, 2005, 04:19 PM
Pol~ Thanks for the update! Wow, I feel so bad for Laine! I met her at Poplar and she blew me away. I was rooting for her all weekend! She should be very proud of herself for her performance this weekend. I had no idea that she hurt herself so badly in that fall, but I'm not suprised. I would be interested to see the tape of it, but all I've seen is the one pic that was posted on the Rolex Pictures thread.

If anyone has access or knows where I can see Laine's ride, let me know! Best of luck to her! She is an inspirational rider!

Sammy's Mom
May. 2, 2005, 06:51 PM
I can't believe she got back on and finished. Adreniline is an amazing thing.

BaliBandido
May. 2, 2005, 09:23 PM
"I watched her on cross country, on the early part of the course. It was fascinating to me... it seemed that she was nervous (who wouldn't be!?) and riding a bit too conservatively. At the hayracks at 3 and 4, she put in 5 strides where others did 4, then was a bit sticky to the big picnic table after that. But then she got to the bass pond (the first water) and rocked through there like a pro. She leaned forward, gave her horse a HUGE pat, and a HUGE smile on her face, it was as if a big weight had been lifted from her shoulders. From that moment forward on the course, she was nearly perfect, forward and fluid, taking ALL the straight routes and doing them better than many of the experienced pros. I was so disappointed when I heard about the runout, but she should be so proud of her performance. Hope to hear great things of her in the future!"

Great to hear some input on how the ride went for Sara.I am not surprised that she started out a little cautiously, anyone who knows Tony knows that you ride him by feel and go by what he is telling you. I am sure she was very tuned into him and I know that her 'bogey' fence was the picnic table, to quote her "it is BIG"! Plus her little horse does not have the big stride that alot do and it is common for her to add one when she thinks it is the better option. He will get out of the deep distance better than have to go for a flyer. That is why she opts for the direct route more often than not so she can make the time. I think you are right, when she got that out of the way she took a deep breath and rocked on! She told me that at the Stumps she had slipped her reins (from a previous fence?) and when she went to gather them up she got her glove caught in the rein and she pulled him off the line, she said he was very mad at her for that! Other than that she said he felt great, she said he saved her a couple of times and that he never backed off at anything. His heart must be the size of Idaho because I do believe he would try anything she pointed him at. They do have a unique partnership, two little souls who hit it off famously.

We at home are anxiously waiting for them to get back here so we can see them in the flesh. Tonys pasture mates will surely hear the stories he has to tell!

I know that Sara, her mom Brenda and Gary her dad have been so overwhelmed with the support they recieved from the crowd. Sara said she was amazed at the number of people cheering her on, and was a little surprised that people actually wanted her autograph- get used to it girlie!

Did anyone see her after showjumping? I heard she did a mini victory lap after her last jump before the out gate and that she was beaming from ear to ear.

colliemom
May. 3, 2005, 05:49 AM
BaliBandido, glad to hear that everything seemed to be part of the program. I agree about that picnic table -- it was BIG!

It was fun and inspirational to watch her go...

Please give Sara greetings from the Bucks County Horse Park contingent!!

LAZ
May. 3, 2005, 07:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"Jenna retired after Obie hit himself behind over a fence just before the head of the lake (not sure which fence). Obie "didn't feel the same", so she retired. Obie had a cut on his right hind, but walked away sound."

I'm wondering if Obie was the horse (don't have my notes at work) that came down on one of the vertical boards of 15d and pulled it down - right before the lunch break and before Andrew's rescheduled ride? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, they were great at the hollow, the stumps, and the corners (Jenna got the flag with her toe there, as did many). Obie was having confidence issues at the big, wide oxers--he backed up coming down to the creekside oxer, stalled, tried anyway & dropped his back legs into the oxer. He slipped free, but really stung himself badly and hopped off on 3 legs. Jenna pulled him up as quickly as she felt she could (not an easy task when a horse's adrenline is so high) and hopped off. The vets at the fence looked him over and gave her the OK to walk him back to the barn. He was walking very well when I caught up with them at the steeplechase barn, but stiffened up later when the adrenline wore off. He got some bute and banamine and we iced the heck out of his stifles and he was walking soundly by Sunday morning. He'll get plenty of time off, he's happily coated himself in mud, and we'll see what he says when it's time to go back to work.

slp2
May. 3, 2005, 09:05 AM
Maybe it's already been discussed and I didn't see it . . . but did anyone say why Natalie and West Farthing did not compete? I thought she had entered. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Lisa Cook
May. 3, 2005, 10:10 AM
Here I am, late to the party as always. But in regards to Karen O'Connor's bobble at the Head of the Lake - I managed to get a picture of the moment, and will attach here.

Backstage
May. 3, 2005, 10:28 AM
Lisa - I have that picture (and the rest of the incident) from the front, we should put them together we'd have quite the series.

Lisa Cook
May. 3, 2005, 10:41 AM
Ooh - I have the start of the whole series.

Here's the trakehner, just before the lake:

Lisa Cook
May. 3, 2005, 10:53 AM
And then the drop in:
drop (http://community.webshots.com/photo/336851274/336859865NuhRsD)

Then the first duck, which I attached earlier, but to keep it part of the series, I'll attach again:
First Duck (http://community.webshots.com/photo/336851274/336860206fToaCF)

And then the 2nd duck, which didn't come out as well as the others. I'd love to see your version!
2nd Duck (http://community.webshots.com/photo/336860521/336860521QLPqVJ)

JenJ
May. 3, 2005, 01:35 PM
I watched Karen at the Head of the Lake too and can remember thinking how few people could have saved that complex without incurring penalties.
That was really impressive