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  1. Thread: Cross Country

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    Everything Dannie1234 said, with a bit different...

    Everything Dannie1234 said, with a bit different perspctive on the particulars of the upcoming German young riders.
    I'm taking US event folks to the Bundeschampionat this week, actually tomorrow. 4...
  2. Thread: Cross Country

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    Quote by retreadeventer: what I'd like to know...

    Quote by retreadeventer:

    what I'd like to know is what the depth was on the German side, if they had a lot of that type of rider/horse to pick from (Jung, Auffarth) and a deep bench there or just...
  3. Thread: Cross Country

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    A list of the top 10 full pedigrees of the WEG...

    A list of the top 10 full pedigrees of the WEG has been posted here:

    http://www.fontana-syndikat.de/edit_weg_busch2014.html
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    Lord Luciano is indeed so far the only US-bred...

    Lord Luciano is indeed so far the only US-bred and born, not yet US approved yearling who successfully went to through all conventional steps of approval in Germany. He is indeed successful at GP...
  5. Viney I have no idea who the OP is, if he owns...

    Viney I have no idea who the OP is, if he owns the horse, great, then he can tell me a bit more about them. I went by his link to the database and the Trakehner foals by this stallion from this year...
  6. Georgie2055 - have you seen any of the Trakehner...

    Georgie2055 - have you seen any of the Trakehner foals in Bulgaria? Quote the mare her this guy has assembled.
  7. I sent you a PM!

    I sent you a PM!
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    Quote: PNWjumper how many wambloods get to...

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    PNWjumper how many wambloods get to jumping 1.50 at all do you think? So many well bred warmbloods never get to that point...

    Your point being ...?
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    Everything PNWJumper said. Excellent post....

    Everything PNWJumper said. Excellent post. Thanks!!
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    Quote: It has been reported that Jordan...

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    It has been reported that Jordan McDonald's fall was not in fact a riding accident, but the result of a heart attack.

    Yes this has made the rounds, but is not true (besides, there is no...
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    An update from here on Ben as per sueddeusche.de....

    An update from here on Ben as per sueddeusche.de.

    It is now semi-official that Ben died of the impact of his fall, which caused severe TBI and apparently a complete fracture of the upper cervical...
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    Just adding some news from over here - there is...

    Just adding some news from over here - there is now speculation (and really just that so far) that Ispo didn't in fact hit Ben causing his fatal injuries, but that his initial contact with the table...
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    Quote: I think this is important to remember no...

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    I think this is important to remember no matter what the breed. Performance doesn't happen on paper. That's not to say the possibility isn't THERE, but it still needs to be demonstrated in...
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    Elles, Avatar is line bred 4 times to the Olympic...

    Elles, Avatar is line bred 4 times to the Olympic show jumper Poprad. Are we going to assume that maybe THAT had more of impact on his jump than the TB in his background? That said - I value Mangan...
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    I by no means have an answer to the questions...

    I by no means have an answer to the questions posted here. Obviously something needs to be changed somehow. I think JER nailed it: this is a no-mistake jump. The price to pay for a "mistake" though...
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    GAP: Lack of jumper breeders in the US, lack...

    GAP:

    Lack of jumper breeders in the US, lack of interest in using anything but European horses, or lack of talent in the TB pool? I think it's the first two.

    I'm not so sure about the second...
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    The why is easily answered, no? There is no...

    The why is easily answered, no? There is no directed TB sport horse program in the US, or anywhere as a matter of fact.
    The arguments on this topic here regarding the WHY are clear to me. Fix it, if...
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    I posted the specs of the jump and the fall of...

    I posted the specs of the jump and the fall of Ben as I saw it (subjectively) over on the other topic here on the Board, for those that are interested.
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    To answer Elles question on other "improvement"...

    To answer Elles question on other "improvement" breeds other than TB/Arab for adding lightness etc within 150 years of warmblood breeding - the Trakehner, the Anglo Norman, and more than your...
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    I think I can tell you a bit about fence 20. It...

    I think I can tell you a bit about fence 20. It is a 1.16mx1.90m table on a very straight line along the edge of a forrest, on flat terrain before and after (Luhmuehlen has sandy footing with grass...
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    Yes wcpoter. And Ben had navigated the course...

    Yes wcpoter. And Ben had navigated the course double clear in the AM on his other horse, Wild Thing Z. That makes it even more tragic.
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    Because why would you run the risk and spend a...

    Because why would you run the risk and spend a LOT OF MONEY on a gamble when you have better options available (in event horse breeding with TBs)?? I mean really. Do it if you think it's doable. But...
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    @ grayarabpony, sorry, but I disagree with your...

    @ grayarabpony, sorry, but I disagree with your first statement re different horses. But that's ok, it's the nature of the beast.

    This though .....

    The stuff on this board isn't kindergarten...
  24. Thread: Luhmühlen

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    Riders and official are meeting tonight to...

    Riders and official are meeting tonight to discuss whether the event should be stopped today. Ben's mom went on record saying she hopes it will be continued, but riders there may feel differently.
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    Not to distract from your kindergarden plays ;-)...

    Not to distract from your kindergarden plays ;-) BUT

    1) I agree grayarabpony that the new event horse is different to the old one. But I'd like to point out that also the level of competitiveness...
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