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BetterOffRed
Aug. 16, 2011, 07:38 PM
After watching Carl Hester and Uthopia's Dressage Master's video, I can't wait to see how they do at the European Championships. He's like Toto, Jr. It looks like the UK is giving the rest of Europe a run for their money!

nomeolvides
Aug. 16, 2011, 07:45 PM
Carl has such an amazing pair of horses in Uthopia and Valegro :yes: I really hope Carl gets an individual medal, he more than deserves one by now!

Lost_at_C
Aug. 17, 2011, 09:03 AM
Charlotte Dujardin put in an excellent test on Valegro this morning. So nice to see them in action together! Carl Hester has so much to take pride in at Rotterdam - hope his team test goes well tomorrow. I'm biased as I'm half British by descent, but I am seriously impressed by the horses and riders the UK is producing at the moment.

ShannonLee
Aug. 17, 2011, 05:31 PM
In my biased world Uthopia is even better than Totilas - He's supremely talented (yes, his extended trots can deserve a 10) and has a wonderful character. He is still gaining strength to carry all his talent, and if he's amazing now (which he is) he will be incredible to watch in 2012! Can you tell I have a crush on him too? Love Valegro for the same reasons.

fernie fox
Aug. 17, 2011, 05:37 PM
Well,I think they both go tomorrow.

It will make for a wonderful day.:D

lovey1121
Aug. 17, 2011, 06:28 PM
Where are you watching? FEI-TV?

ShannonLee
Aug. 17, 2011, 07:50 PM
FEI TV has it going, but you have to have fast internet or it's very frustrating. Over here Eurosport TV is covering the Special and Kur on Saturday and Sunday so we get to watch it on the big screen - Yay! Maybe there is a way to stream Eurosport on the internet? I haven't tried that....

lovey1121
Aug. 17, 2011, 08:30 PM
FEI TV has it going, but you have to have fast internet or it's very frustrating. Over here Eurosport TV is covering the Special and Kur on Saturday and Sunday so we get to watch it on the big screen - Yay! Maybe there is a way to stream Eurosport on the internet? I haven't tried that....

Merci buckets :winkgrin:

alicen
Aug. 18, 2011, 05:55 AM
Uthopia's Grand Prix score: 82.568

belambi
Aug. 18, 2011, 07:43 AM
Note the excellent 10s!!

Last Update: 2011-08-18T12:39:49.660

FEI European Dressage Championships - Team Competition
Presented by Hunter Douglas
GRAND PRIX (2009)

Judge K : Evi Eisenhardt (GER)
Judge E : Maribel Alonso (MEX)
Judge H : Stephen Clarke (GBR)
Judge C : Wojtek Markowski (POL)
Judge M : Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA)
Judge B : Mary Seefried (AUS)
Judge F : Ghislain Fouarge (NED)


[28] Carl Hester (GBR) - Uthopia No. Letter Description COS K E H C M B F
1 X Halt-immobility-salute 7.50 7.00 8.00 7.00 8.00 7.50 8.00
2 HXF Extended trot 9.50 9.00 10.00 9.50 10.00 10.00 10.00
3 KB Half-pass right 2 8.00 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 9.00 8.00
4 BH Half-pass left 2 8.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 7.50
5 C Halt - Rein back 5 steps 7.00 6.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50 8.00
6 MV Extended trot 9.50 9.50 9.50 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
7 VKD Passage 8.00 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
8 D Piaffe 12 to 15 steps 7.00 7.50 8.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 8.00
9 D Transitions passage-piaffe-passage 7.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00
10 DFP Passage 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
11 PH Extended walk 2 6.50 6.00 6.00 6.50 6.00 7.00 6.00
12 HCM Collected walk 2 7.00 7.50 7.50 8.00 8.00 7.00 7.00
13 M Transition collected walk-passage 8.00 7.00 7.00 7.50 8.00 7.50 8.00
14 MRI Passage 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
15 I Piaffe 12 to 15 steps 7.50 7.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00
16 I Transitions passage-piaffe-passage 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.50 8.00
17 ISE Passage 8.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 9.00 8.00 8.00
18 EKAF Collected canter 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50
19 FXH 9 flying changes every 2nd stride 7.00 8.00 7.50 7.00 8.00 8.00 7.00
20 MXK Extended canter 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.50 9.00 9.00 7.50
21 K Flying change of leg 7.50 9.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 7.50 8.00
22 Betw. D&G 5 half-passes 2 8.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 7.50 8.00 7.00
23 MXK 15 flying changes every stride 2 8.00 8.50 8.50 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00
24 L Pirouette left 2 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
25 X Flying change of leg 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 7.50 8.00 7.00
26 I Pirouette right 2 8.00 7.50 9.00 8.00 7.50 7.50 9.00
27 MR Collected trot 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
28 RK Extended trot 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
29 DX Passage 9.00 9.00 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00
30 X Piaffe 12 to 15 steps 7.50 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 7.50 8.00
31 X Transitions passage-piaffe-passage 8.00 7.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
32 XG Passage 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00
33 G Halt-immobility-salute 7.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 8.00
1 Paces 7.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50
2 Impulsion 9.50 9.50 8.00 9.50 9.00 9.00 8.50
3 Submission 2 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.50 9.00 9.00
4 Rider's position and seat 2 9.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 9.00 10.00
Subtotal 376.50 386.50 394.50 398.00 395.00 388.00 378.00
To be deducted
Final score 376.50 386.50 394.50 398.00 395.00 388.00 378.00
Rank 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Percentage 80.106% 82.234% 83.936% 84.681% 84.043% 82.553% 80.426%

Total 2716.50 (1) 82.568%
SCG Visual, the Netherlands www.scgvisual.com

BetterOffRed
Aug. 18, 2011, 12:58 PM
Awesome score for C.H. and Uthopia! Way to go, GB! So thrilling to see GB on the top of the podium instead of the usual suspects! So glad the judges got it right!!!! :winkgrin:

Equibrit
Aug. 18, 2011, 01:20 PM
Non FEI TV; http://nos.nl/sport/livestream/stream/55/

Maybe Carl can afford a new coat now !
http://carlhester.co.uk/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

Oberon13
Aug. 18, 2011, 02:41 PM
Woo hooo!!! Way to go, Great Britain! What a fantastic competition for that entire team!