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  • What happenned to Team USA

    I work nights and just got up... And much to my horror... I see Amys out and Karen, Becky and Phillip are 54th (!!!), 48th(!!!) and 14th (not too bad considering)...

    GO Gina and McKinliegh for their 5th place standings...

    What happened, and what does this mean for ANY medals? Is there somewhere online to watch the rides?

    Thanks,
    Last edited by TeddyRocks; Aug. 11, 2008, 01:30 PM. Reason: punctuation
    Lori
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    Amy fell off, Becky and Karen had refusals, Gina and Phillip jumped around clear. See the "live feed" threads for more details and comments. You can watch it at nbcolympics.com.

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    • #3
      USA is about to get beaten by Italy and Sweden in eventing!!! Oh, dear!
      It will be interesting to hear our eventing coach Capt. Phillips spin on things.
      If only....Karen O'Connor still had "Teddy."
      If only...Bonnie Mosser didn't have to drop out.
      If only....Heidi White didn't have to drop out.

      I know all the riders/grooms/support staff did their best.
      No one wants to do badly-- but horse sports are never a guarantee.
      Except for that Headly Britannia-- just unbeatable in all phases.
      Who rides the tiger cannot dismount

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      • #4
        Wow, anyone know the last time USA didn't medal in eventing?
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        • #5
          Lucinda Fredericks is one of the nicest people on earth, and an incredible horsewoman. If it can't be an American, let the cream rise to the top!
          \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo

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          • #6
            But she's British!
            ... _. ._ .._. .._

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BAC View Post
              Amy fell off, Becky and Karen had refusals, Gina and Phillip jumped around clear. See the "live feed" threads for more details and comments. You can watch it at nbcolympics.com.
              Yup! Amy came off at about fence 10. She and Poggio look to be fine. Becky had a run out, and then crossed her path when circling back to the fence (so it counted as a refusal and a run out). Karen had a run out early o, then took a straight line through some angled brush fences on second to last jump on course, and had a refusal.

              Watch the online footage or check out Oxygen tonight from 6 to 8 pm ET. We didn't get to see much of Becky's ride and only saw Karen's refusal (not the earlier runout). From the limited portions I saw, neither were riding poorly. They had judgement errors that were very costly but also unlucky. Poggio looked like he was running off with Amy. What she could have/couldn't have or should have/shouldn't have done is currently a debate on some of the other threads!

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              • #8
                '92 in Barcelona was a tragic year for the US in eventing... I was quite young, but remember Todd Trewin had quite a disasterous XC which led to folks really stepping it up on how to make horses most comfortable after coming off XC. I believe Jill Walton finished quite low, as well. I think it's one of those years we don't really like to talk about.

                Then, '96, Jill Henenburg (sp?) had a fall at or near the water jump. I believe the team did medal that year, but had to rely on the 3 best scores and toss hers.

                However, this isn't a disaster... Gina is right in there, as is Phillip, so not all is lost for the US!

                What is even more cool is that Germany is back with Ingrid Klimke doing superb once again! Remember, Ingrid got her gold pulled in '04 when she supposedly tripped the timer in the start box for XC, although not leaving early. Goes to show that she is definately NOT a name that comes and then goes again in eventing... (No, I'm not German, but glad to see her continuing her success!)
                Keep your feet on the ground, but always look to the stars!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                  But she's British!
                  Yeah, that's why I said, "if it (meaning top rider) can't be an American..."

                  I would just love to see her do well at the Olympics. By the way, she was brought up in the UK and still lives there, but by marrying Clayton, she is formally Australian and riding for that team.
                  \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tbeventer View Post

                    What is even more cool is that Germany is back with Ingrid Klimke doing superb once again! Remember, Ingrid got her gold pulled in '04 when she supposedly tripped the timer in the start box for XC, although not leaving early. Goes to show that she is definately NOT a name that comes and then goes again in eventing... (No, I'm not German, but glad to see her continuing her success!)

                    Check your facts.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by linquest View Post
                      Wow, anyone know the last time USA didn't medal in eventing?
                      That last time, as a team, couple years ago at the WEGs (4th by VERY little).

                      Dont count us out for an individual medal just yet for this year.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mary in Area 1 View Post
                        . By the way, she was brought up in the UK and still lives there, but by marrying Clayton, she is formally Australian and riding for that team.
                        Not quite that simple. Marrying someone of a different nationality doesn't automatically give you a different nationality.
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                        • #13
                          Okay, I must confess...I loved the two German horses...Butts Leone and Hilrich (I'm sure I mispelled that)...are those two horses, hanoverians? Hilrich had the most incrediable gallop last night and Butts Leone was just beautiful to watch in the dressage.

                          I didn't get to see all the coverage either night....but those two really stood out. I also liked the gray Australian horse that was on course at the same time as Hilrich.

                          I only saw Becky's ride last night for team USA

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tbeventer View Post
                            '92 in Barcelona was a tragic year for the US in eventing... I believe Jill Walton finished quite low, as well. I think it's one of those years we don't really like to talk about.
                            That's right, I remember now. Jill had the highest US indiv score but wasn't even in the top 10.
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                            • #15
                              Live feeds

                              Where are the live feeds? I have had no luck with the NBC website and can't find anywhere else with live feeds. With my work schedule that will be the only way I can wathc. Thanks!!!
                              Tracy

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                                For some time she did infact ride for australia...changed with the FEI...and could have competed at the WEG BEFORE receiving her AU passport. Christian Plage rode in the WEG for switzerland before having a swiss passport. Both of these riders were unable to compete in an olympics until they held a passport of the country they are representing. (both had pending applications for citizenship at the time)
                                Now the FEI has cracked down and will not allow any changes once you register (as of june this year). So if you hold dual nationality be careful who you register as riding for because according to them, you can only change if you actually give up citizenship to the country you are registered with the FEI and therefor must register with the remaining citizenship.
                                Lucinda was very open about the reason for her change...she is also a grand prix dressage rider and she felt that she would have more of a chance of making a national team riding for AU then the very competitve British team places.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by tbeventer View Post
                                  I believe Jill Walton finished quite low, as well. I think it's one of those years we don't really like to talk about.

                                  What is even more cool is that Germany is back with Ingrid Klimke doing superb once again! Remember, Ingrid got her gold pulled in '04 when she supposedly tripped the timer in the start box for XC, although not leaving early. Goes to show that she is definately NOT a name that comes and then goes again in eventing... (No, I'm not German, but glad to see her continuing her success!)
                                  You are misinformed, Jil Walton did a great job, Patrona was young and relatively inexperienced so she took it slow but had a beautiful ride, in fact she later commented during her interview that she was not really expecting much except to give her mare experience for the World Games a couple of years down the road. She ended up being the US' top rider IIRC.

                                  And that was NOT Ingrid Klimke - it was Bettina Hoy who lost her gold medal. Ingrid is awesome, I hope she finishes well, I would love to see her get an individual medal.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by tbeventer View Post
                                    '92 in Barcelona was a tragic year for the US in eventing... I was quite young, but remember Todd Trewin had quite a disasterous XC which led to folks really stepping it up on how to make horses most comfortable after coming off XC. I believe Jill Walton finished quite low, as well. I think it's one of those years we don't really like to talk about.
                                    Jil finished 11th that year as the highest placing American. Mike Plumb and the young Adonis had a fall, and Steven Bradley had a stop with Sassy Reason.

                                    What is even more cool is that Germany is back with Ingrid Klimke doing superb once again! Remember, Ingrid got her gold pulled in '04 when she supposedly tripped the timer in the start box for XC, although not leaving early. Goes to show that she is definately NOT a name that comes and then goes again in eventing... (No, I'm not German, but glad to see her continuing her success!)
                                    I'm very happy to see Ingrid Klimke doing so well - she is fantastic. However, you're thinking of Bettina Hoy who went through the flags twice at Athens.
                                    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by poltroon View Post
                                      However, you're thinking of Bettina Hoy who went through the flags twice at Athens.
                                      In show jumping, not cross country.
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                                        Originally posted by huntrpaint View Post
                                        Where are the live feeds? I have had no luck with the NBC website and can't find anywhere else with live feeds. With my work schedule that will be the only way I can wathc. Thanks!!!

                                        Don't go to the main NBC site, go to www.nbcolympics.com and click on "Video" on the top bar.

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