Live feed of the Sacramento International Horse Show
It is a Jumper only show but a really good one if anyone is interested. Some very nice riders showing there this week including Richard Spooner and Rich Fellers. Not much on tonight but here is the feed and the website that has the weekly schedule - Friday evening and Saturday are the best. Remember it is PST:
We may go out for the Saturday night GP - trainer has a VIP table but we just got back from two weeks there and I'm thinking computer hooked to the TV is better!
I love the new rings and stuff at murieta, but I guess two weeks straight of being there could be exhausting! lol I wish the quality of the feed was a little better, but at least I don't have the long drive there and back!
Ok, I had never seen Rich Fellers or Richard Spooner ride in person before today. All I can say is WOW! Spooner especially is amazing to watch! He took this crazy inside turn to the one stride in the GP and made it look beautiful... no one else even tried that line.
I love to watch Rich Fellers ride. He is a large guy and he rides a lot of small horses but they never seem small when he rides them. He is so light with his body. Hey and the fact that he isn't a spring chicken makes me happy to... lets me know what us "older" folks are capable of!
I've been seeing this all year and I don't know if it is me or it works better or ? but it seems to be a trend with some of the jumper riders to sit so far back or down in their seats that they appear to lean backwards. It looks like they are riding backwards if that makes sense.. are they trying to emulate the Europeans or what is this about? It is just really this year that I am noticing it.
Last edited by LeeB10; Nov. 12, 2010 at 05:53 PM.
Reason: added some thoughts
Because it is an International show vs just a National show the GP and the indoor arena size is set to federation equestre internationale show jumping standards and the horses that participate are regulated under FEI rules.
The arena is smaller and the jumps are set to a certain set of FEI standards. It just makes it more difficult if you are not used to those conditions.