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    Default HOLY COW!! Look at This Arena/Performance in China!!

    My jaw hit the floor when I saw this. Who knew?! Look at how they change the lighting for the arena during the carriage performance. What an amazing place!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efDrqB4FV2c

    Some further information:

    http://www1.wxrb.com/English/E_photo...630_789528.htm
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    WOW!

    I wonder what membership/board is there...



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    Thanks for sharing! That was great!



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    The guys dressed like Zorro kinda crack me up -- corny music, gorgeous horses!
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    For the music lovers
    Opening music was "An Epic Age" Immediate music

    Carriage music was "Elan" Secret Garden

    I think the choral music may have been the Russian army choir

    The drum music was familiar, if I can recall where it's from I'll update

    Interesting show China.. would love to see that training facility in person



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    WOW! Talk about the ultimate drill team.



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    Lovely!

    Love the way they change the colour of the horses for each section!! So, we start with nice greys, move to what looks like Friesians, then something like a brown TB :-) really nice though.



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    Yeeha...the SRS meets Las Vegas!!!
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    No one saw some head bobbing, particulary the white horses? And why teach a perfectly good horse to rear. Just saying!
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    Anyone think that one day the CotH/forums will be owned and operated by the Chinese after watching the video?
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    After watching the opening ceremonies at their Olympics...not surprising at all seeing their superiority in anything optics.

    But what a stunning arena and a lovely performance to watch. The tack alone was fun to look at.

    Gunnar...exhibition type riding isn't comparable to competition riding. And the SRS has rearing horses. As long as it's not a misbehaving horse and is a taught behavior by an experienced horseman, I don't have issues with that. Even the barn I grew up riding out of had two horses that both reared on command. Both were used as parade horses and knew a few tricks. The rears are very controlled and I gotta say once a horse is taught to rear on command they tend to drop that out of their repertoire of dirty tricks when they're pissed off.
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    Makes the Spanish Riding School arena seem all the more smaller.
    Closest thing to a sauna around here would be tarping over a few cows, hold a bucket of water & light a match.



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    There was a video posted recently of the Spanish Riding School. The riding was so much better. I did see the head bobbing and the obvious aides from the riders. I was captivated by the SRS video but I didn't even finish this one.


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    'cause the Spanish Riding School doesnt hire teenage girls based on their modeling experience


    Quote Originally Posted by rizzodm View Post
    There was a video posted recently of the Spanish Riding School. The riding was so much better. I did see the head bobbing and the obvious aides from the riders. I was captivated by the SRS video but I didn't even finish this one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by suzy View Post
    Yeeha...the SRS meets Las Vegas!!!

    I don't think the Spanish riding shool has a lot to worry about. This as not high school dressage. What I saw was a lot of money thrown at riders. Was there any movement that you could not do with your horse? There were just more of them dressed the same way doing the same basic movements.

    Would like to know what the footing was in some shots it looked like paper in some it looked like snow.

    2:05 what was up with the rider out of synch?
    Last edited by 5; Mar. 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM.



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    Wow!!! That is quite an indoor!!!! Wouldn't it be fun to ride in!!!

    I loved the comment about SRS meets Vegas...
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    I kept thinking what Artur Kottas or Alois Podhajsky could do with that...
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    The setting was spectacular, the horses gorgeous and beautifully matched... lovely costumes, tack, and riders but that's about it. I was actually a little disappointed.

    I came to see Elvis and got an impersonator instead.

    Why all the European impersonation when China has such a rich history of it's own warrior horsemen.

    I want to see this:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1d7jB3ucS-.../guan+yu+1.jpg

    and this:

    http://www.heidicries.com/UploadFile...0715002659.jpg

    and even this:

    http://archive.liveauctioneers.com/a.../0217_1_lg.jpg

    Quick, somebody post a vid of the Spanish riding School!



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    I felt the same as HeartsongHorses.

    Spanish riding school:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2DPh9zvSb4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYThblo74hg



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