Doug and Will did dressage today. Tiana and Sinead go tomorrow. Will had a decent score on the flat with his lovely mare. Doug's test scored MUCH worse than his mom and Sandy Phillips expected. Good luck to all the American riders! Doug has posted some pics on his blog, and the XC looks fabulous.
Firstly, and this may come as relief to close observers of Oktoberfest statistics in recent years, items retrieved from the tents this year again included a set of dentures, which had been absent from the list in 2009 for the first time in many years.
One hearing aid was also found, as were a leather whip, a live rabbit, a tuba, a ship in a bottle, 1,450 items of clothing, 770 identity cards, 420 wallets, 366 keys, 330 bags and 320 pairs of glasses, 90 cameras and 90 items of jewellery and watches.
Have you seen that horse go??? That is almost a bad score for him He is very cool. WILD on the ground (a lot of character in that one!)....before you see him go into the ring with Tiana you think there is no way she is keeping him in the ring let alone doing well....and then the game face comes on and they rock!
If he keeps going well....they do have a real shot for 2012. Looking at that leader board....must be a great competition! Scores are all pretty close. Hope jumping goes well for everyone!
** The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits. -- Albert Einstein **
Looks like Will went clean and fast!! Tiana had a few time, but also clean. Aimee withdrew, and from the scoreboard Doug appears to have had a couple of issues (but finished), though no description of what happened.
has live results...click on the person's name and it shows detail of each judge's dressage score and detail of cross country faults including which fence and how much time.
site also had on demand video.