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    The reason I think the individual quota place...

    The reason I think the individual quota place belongs to the country and not the individual is because horses get hurt and a country may have multiple qualified riders for the Olympics who don't get...
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    This explains everything. ...

    This explains everything.
    http://www.dressage-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/OG2016_QualificationProposal_Dressage.Updated.pdf

    What's new is that an individual can only qualify for a...
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    The FEI proposal to the IOC as of last year was...

    The FEI proposal to the IOC as of last year was 75 show jumpers, 60 dressage riders, and 65 eventers for the 200 total of teams and individuals. Just looked.
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    As I understand things, that's correct. ...

    As I understand things, that's correct.

    Snoopy, there was some sort of brouhaha about the Australians for London. I think the Australians may have sent a rider who hadn't qualified through the...
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    the IOC has limited equestrian sport in the...

    the IOC has limited equestrian sport in the Olympics to a maximum of 200 human ATHLETES, IIRC. It may be less. The FEI has to figure out how the IOC number of horses will be allotted to each sport....
  6. Is the US next to last of the teams?

    Is the US next to last of the teams?
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    Just to remind y'all that the DUTCH!, the Dutch...

    Just to remind y'all that the DUTCH!, the Dutch who have never won anything in eventing, got the bronze with no horse that had ever won a 4*; and their top horse finished 13th! at WEG.

    If y'all...
  8. With tractors, there is really no reason to buy...

    With tractors, there is really no reason to buy new. All tractor dealers have tractors for sale that have come off lease, and the savings are real. In fact, there is no real reason to buy from a...
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    The Germans have a system from the getgo for...

    The Germans have a system from the getgo for riders. IIRC, riders are not allowed to show in German National competitions until they have a "license" from the FN. They are very organized, very...
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    Interesting that both Zara Phillips and WFP...

    Interesting that both Zara Phillips and WFP described what they were doing on XC as "hunting". Their plans didn't work, so they rode off the seat of their pants. As Drvm said, many Irish horses...
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    The top Kiwis were Jonelle Price and Classic Moet.

    The top Kiwis were Jonelle Price and Classic Moet.
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    Just want to point out that the Germans don't...

    Just want to point out that the Germans don't generally do 4*s as part of their games preparations. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Sam had never done a 4* before Lexington; certainly he'd never...
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    I'm not sure I completely agree. Holsteiners are...

    I'm not sure I completely agree. Holsteiners are famous as jumpers and for their excellent canter, but they IN GENERAL do not have a good eventing gallop.
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    If you do lease be VERY careful and do lots of...

    If you do lease be VERY careful and do lots of homework on the breeder.
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    I'm getting content not found. Since you are...

    I'm getting content not found. Since you are posting on facebook, please make sure that your album is open to the public.
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    Most US (North American) eventers are so scared...

    Most US (North American) eventers are so scared of horse injury that they won't even risk foxhunting, which does give experience in all different sorts of conditions and terrains and footing. We...
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    Germany had 5 of 6 go clear sj. That's worth...

    Germany had 5 of 6 go clear sj. That's worth double gold.
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    If WFP doesn't go clear, the Germans end up gold...

    If WFP doesn't go clear, the Germans end up gold and silver.

    And he didn't.
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    this one I'm definitely going to do a dressage...

    this one I'm definitely going to do a dressage coefficient spreadsheet for.
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    If everything stays the way it is, the...

    If everything stays the way it is, the Netherlands will win bronze without having a horse in the top ten. Right now their top horse stands 13th.
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    Aussies still have Paul Tapner and Stuart Tinney...

    Aussies still have Paul Tapner and Stuart Tinney to go.
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    Frenchman Rudolf Scherer goes double clear.

    Frenchman Rudolf Scherer goes double clear.
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    Now the next cluster starts with Pavarotti.

    Now the next cluster starts with Pavarotti.
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    And Kim Severson goes double clear. That should...

    And Kim Severson goes double clear. That should move her up quite a bit overall.
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    Another double clear. Merel Blom. She's the...

    Another double clear. Merel Blom. She's the first of her cluster, so will probably move up quite a bit.
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