I'm up, but not sure if I am really up to commenting too much!
Although...after the first two rides, it seems like they may be judging pretty harshly today. I thought the first Dutch rider would have gotten higher than a 69 (although not a horrible score), and Daniel Pinto would have gotten higher than a 63...but what do I know??? I will be curious to see how Courtney King does.
I think it's being judged very fairly relative to each other. Wish they didn't keep panning to horse and rider's head during the walk though. Alnd I think it's a little hard to judge from here given how they keep switching angles and sometimes we don't get the best judging angle. I think Leslie's test started out weak (it appeared to me the horse was behind the leg), but as a credit to Leslie, I think it improved as she went along.
Hans Peter and Nadine did have a ride without mistakes. However he had some minor points in the Piaffe and the transitions from Piaffe to Passage.
Nadine's extended gaits must have been scored very high, and the half passes were very good. And I don't think we get to see such wonderfull flying changes anymore dureing this competition.
Leslie Reid just finished with a score under 60%.
I think that the judges had brought themselves into problems. Scoring HP and Nadine 69.625% (imho 3% to low) will leave them no much space to go up.
The lesser riders are suffering from this. Which is BTW very common when one of the better riders and horses have to start as #1 combination.