So the computer ate my long post wondering why the breed for the TB's is often not listed on the leaderboards of major events while all of the other breeds are listed. The gist of it was I know Miner's Frolic is a purpose bred TB. There could be others, but a quick google search did not reveal the breeds for the other unlisted horses. Is it a fear of prejudice in dressage scoring, lack of breed pride, professional "embarrassment" that they have to scour the tracks for their horses (those on OTTB's) instead of having sponsors buy fancier ones? Do the WB registries sponsor riders thus making them more likely to remember to list the breed? Are some of the WB's still owned by their breeders? Basically, the question is why don't upper level TB riders trumpet the breed the way many the WB riders do?
NCRider, if you look down the results list, you'll notice that ALL of the horses whose breed affiliation isn't listed are British entries. Meanwhile, you'll also see that one of the Belgian horses is listed as a TB.
Given that breed affiliation is missing for 4 of 5 British horses and for no one from any other country, I suspect this has something to do with whoever was in charge of paperwork.
The other UK horses:
Flint Curtis -- trad British-bred TBx by William Curtis (who is by the TB Garnered), not sure about the mare but I think she was also a part-bred.
Woodfalls Inigo Jones -- by Dex out of a mare named either Khonioor Diamond (according to BE but I think that would be a misspelling of Kohinoor Diamond) or Tsars Diamond. Dex is of Dutch breeding and in the AES. The mare is said to be a TB but there is no name listed at Fontainebleau.
Agree with JER, probably something to do with paperwork and nothing to do with 'professional "embarrassment"'. Not sure any of our top level eventers in the UK would be remotely ashamed of riding a TB! Anyway on the BE site, sires and dams are listed on their records so there's no covering up :-)
I agree with RO that the cottage looks a little bright for the forest, but it looks like a good course. There seem to be a lot of skinnies tho. Anyone whose french is better than mine know what Gue is? And I couldn't exactly get the point of I think fence 7, a corner to be sure, but it looked like the alternative route was to jump it backwards?
And - 4 horses with Heraldik - 3 in the first generation. I've probably missed the boat on this... but obviously someone did something right with that stallion.
Proving I have no life, am watching live score results. With 4 finished, Michael Jung on the Stan the Man xx - Heraldik xx La Biosthetique Sam FBW went double clear & currently leads (45.0) and Nicola Wilson/Oppositon Buzz did same & standing 2nd (56.7).
Owner of ATA and Verband-Approved Trakehner stallion, Tzigane *Pb* & breeder of ATA-approved stallion Semper Fidelis