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    Default Robert Dover It Is!

    Just announced Robert Dover has been named Technical Advisor/ Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Dressage Team.


    http://doversworld.com/


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    Same crap, different day.
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    No! He just has to put his expertise where our money is!
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    Ick.


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    It's not quite done yet...
    "The United States Federation's Executive Committee has approved the recommendation of Robert Dover as the next U.S. Chef d' Equipe/ Technical Advisor for the U.S. Dressage Team pending the successful negotiation of a contract." (from Euro Dressage).
    -Amor vincit omnia-



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    Quote Originally Posted by JLR1 View Post
    Just announced Robert Dover has been named Technical Advisor/ Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Dressage Team.


    http://doversworld.com/
    Wow...9 references to himself in the opening paragraph alone !

    At least the selection process has been nearly concluded (pending the contract)
    and we can go forward.
    -Amor vincit omnia-



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    When he ends up not making a single improvement and is not worth the money, do those of us who think this decision is a mistake get to say, "I told you so?"
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    When he ends up not making a single improvement and is not worth the money, do those of us who think this decision is a mistake get to say, "I told you so?"
    Many of the ideas that he proposed three or four years ago are in place and are successfully doing well. He improved the Canadian team to what they are today, and gave them multiple resources.
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    It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"



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    Well no one can say he doesn't have the experience.
    "I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted". - Anonymous


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    When he ends up not making a single improvement and is not worth the money, do those of us who think this decision is a mistake get to say, "I told you so?"
    Only if those of us who think otherwise, also get to say "I told you saw" when the opposite scenario plays out.
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    One giant step backwards............... ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempichange View Post
    He improved the Canadian team to what they are today, .
    What are they today ?
    London 2012 20th/41st/EL..............stunning job.
    Bejing 2008 19th/29th/44th
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equibrit View Post
    What are they today ?
    London 2012 20th/41st/EL..............stunning job.
    Bejing 2008 19th/29th/44th
    He wasn't coach for this past Olympics for the Canadians, and he had just signed on before Hong Kong. So the Olympic results aren't there, but the overall ones are.

    He did improve their quality and their programs to actually be contenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFFarm View Post
    Well no one can say he doesn't have the experience.
    Exactly. I do admit that I have a huge amount of respect for him and his achievements.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MonterStables View Post
    Exactly. I do admit that I have a huge amount of respect for him and his achievements.
    What would those be? Coming out of retirement every few years and getting his sponsors to buy a fully made GP horse for him to go to the olympics with?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tempichange View Post
    He did improve their quality and their programs to actually be contenders.
    For what ?
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    Have to step back for a moment and look at the picture again.
    While RD would not be my choice, it doesn't seem there was a way USEF could NOT hire him. How could they deny him the job twice ?

    This time around he was the sole US citizen to make the final interview, he's a proven major fundraiser for USET, he knows the Olympic/international competition scene, and by his own admission, knows people in high places at USEF and USET, and has no qualms about dropping their names.

    Yes his temperament is high maintenance, and he may not play well with others. But on paper, he looks pretty darn good.

    There was no way USEF could go elsewhere this time around.
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    Congrats, Robert!



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    "on paper, he looks pretty darn good."

    A lot of things look good on paper, but in reality...


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    Oh, come on, give it a chance!



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