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  1. #1
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    Default **Video** Sit Back and Enjoy-Dutch National Championship Edward & Totilas

    Today Edward Gal and Totilas became the undisputed Dutch National Champion.

    At the GrandPrix they scored already 10% above the rest, and in the Freestyle to Music they scored 82% + change.

    The ride can be viewed at :

    www.topdressage.tv

    goto Just Arrived
    goto Dutch Champ.... Edward...

    Enjoy,

    Theo



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    Default Thanks for posting Theo

    Saw them in Aachen last July and wish I could have seen this ride live as well...Just "WOW"!



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    Junge, Junge is right!!! :-) Totilas gives new meaning to the expression "freedom in the shoulder" and has a lovely piaffe/passage tour.

    Thank you, Theo!
    Best,
    Siegi
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    Wow, lovely, I hope they come to KY next year, I'd love to see them in person. Thanks Theo!

    Just curious, who composed the music?



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    defiantly the most outstanding dressage horse the world has ever seen!)



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    Default Thank you

    Thank you, thank you for posting the video. Incredible ride and awesome horse . . . So much power and expression. I tried to watch live on paardensport.tv but something was wrong with my internet or the server or something and I missed it. So glad Theo to the rescue! When will we be able to breed to Totilas?! (kidding, I know he isn't available to breed to) Maybe I have to find a mare to breed to the sire Gribaldi . . . thanks again, Kim



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    Thank you Theo<S> !
    Touchstone Farm. Visit us at the slideshow of our Dutch mares and foals below! 30 mnutes of photos.
    http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d6...304f513d3d0d0a



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    Thank you, Theo. That was just amazing. That horse makes my jaw drop. They should check his shoes for springs! Just beautiful



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    Wow.

    I hope Edward Gal and his team take unbelievably good care of this treasure, going above and beyond the necessities and into all the lovely details that a world-class athlete deserves and needs, whether 2-legged or 4-legged (or, to be PC, is competing in the Paralympics)
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    Smile

    Thank you Theo!!!
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    I believe that this combination is totally undefeated at all FEI level.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies View Post
    Thank you, thank you for posting the video. Incredible ride and awesome horse . . . So much power and expression. I tried to watch live on paardensport.tv but something was wrong with my internet or the server or something and I missed it. So glad Theo to the rescue! When will we be able to breed to Totilas?! (kidding, I know he isn't available to breed to) Maybe I have to find a mare to breed to the sire Gribaldi . . . thanks again, Kim
    It was a real disaster with Paardensport.tv. They promised to broadcast over 100 hours of the Dutch National Indoor Championships Dressage (a 3 weeks event), but managed to broadcast 2,4 hours of try and error. Reason :
    Like always the KNHS (Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation) wanted to take this broadcast into their own hands, and were to arrogant to asked the two companies who have done these livestreams for over three years.

    Heeee I build my own computers, because I have done this for over 30 years, but I wouldn't think of building my own car.

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    I have a question about Totilas. Is he a Dutch registered stallion, or he is Trakehner registered, competing for the Dutch? It bothered me a bit at the world cup in 2007 when they kept announcing Gribaldi was a Dutch stallion. Just to me, perhaps, but I considered a disservice to the German Trakehner verband.



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    Sorry just not a fan of this horse...hate his extended trot...of course JMO
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    Totilas is a Dutch horse by the Trakehner stallion Gribaldi who is also Dutch approved and owned. Totilas' dam is Dutch....

    The Dutch believe in breeding the best horses regardless of registry and you will find a lot of Holsteiner and Trakehner influence in the bloodlines.
    Siegi Belz
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeback View Post
    Sorry just not a fan of this horse...hate his extended trot...of course JMO
    beautiful for sure but yeah his trot isn't my cup o' tea. =/ I don't think I've found my epitome/idol of horse's yet lol I'm sooooo picky!



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    Very untechnical comment, but what pretty markings - 4 little white feet - he must have been a very cute-looking foal.

    Next untechnical comment - how is Totilas pronounced? If I pronounce it the way it looks, it does sound a slightly unfortunate choice for a name!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Romany View Post
    Very untechnical comment, but what pretty markings - 4 little white feet - he must have been a very cute-looking foal.

    Next untechnical comment - how is Totilas pronounced? If I pronounce it the way it looks, it does sound a slightly unfortunate choice for a name!
    Maybee the 1936 Trakhener Stallion with the same name



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    LOL, Romany, that took me a minute.



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