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  • Dressage has begun

    So any one up watching and ready to comment?
    WildSwan Hanoverians

  • #2
    I'm up, but not sure if I am really up to commenting too much!

    Although...after the first two rides, it seems like they may be judging pretty harshly today. I thought the first Dutch rider would have gotten higher than a 69 (although not a horrible score), and Daniel Pinto would have gotten higher than a 63...but what do I know??? I will be curious to see how Courtney King does.


    • #3
      But...after the third rider has received a 60...I think they are judging fairly in comparison to the first two riders.

      Wow...it's even more amazing to watch these dressage horses after watching eventing dressage. Not that they were horrible, but I just love watching high level dressage.


      • #4
        No comments from this peanut, I'll just sit back and enjoy!!
        Jen Evans & DaBear


        • #5
          I think Nadines score was a little conservative,,,but she was the first ride.
          \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".


          • #6
            It's interesting that they did not roll the centerline for the GP dressage like they did for the eventing.

            (And someone needs to move that leaf from the camera at B!)


            • #7
              anyone have the order of go?


              • #8
                Im stuck at work and not able to watch please keep the Dressage info coming


                • #9
                  Originally posted by NRB View Post
                  anyone have the order of go?
                  Here you are:


                  • #10
                    Comments PLEASE !!!! for those of us with dial-up and no cable :-(
                    or stuck at work. Can we make this thread like the live thread on eventing?


                    • #11
                      Heath Ryan with Australia is in the ring now...he used to event apparently.


                      • #12
                        The Japanese rider just went and scored a 59. I missed the ride though. Was it that bad of a ride???


                        • #13
                          I think it is being judged very, very fairly. A 59 for the Japanese rider-generous.

                          not ready to be there. good effort, but not ready to be there.
                          Last edited by slc2; Aug. 13, 2008, 09:31 AM.


                          • Original Poster

                            I think it's being judged very fairly relative to each other. Wish they didn't keep panning to horse and rider's head during the walk though. Alnd I think it's a little hard to judge from here given how they keep switching angles and sometimes we don't get the best judging angle. I think Leslie's test started out weak (it appeared to me the horse was behind the leg), but as a credit to Leslie, I think it improved as she went along.
                            WildSwan Hanoverians


                            • #15
                              Leslie Reid of Canada just finished with a score of 59.750%. Orion appeared very aware of his surroundings.


                              • #16
                                she was just trying to survive.

                                god bless em both she did the best she could, orion sure showed some class to listen to her, he was absolutely terrified.

                                i think we will see a lot of low scores today...


                                • #17
                                  Hans Peter

                                  Hans Peter and Nadine did have a ride without mistakes. However he had some minor points in the Piaffe and the transitions from Piaffe to Passage.

                                  Nadine's extended gaits must have been scored very high, and the half passes were very good. And I don't think we get to see such wonderfull flying changes anymore dureing this competition.

                                  Leslie Reid just finished with a score under 60%.

                                  I think that the judges had brought themselves into problems. Scoring HP and Nadine 69.625% (imho 3% to low) will leave them no much space to go up.
                                  The lesser riders are suffering from this. Which is BTW very common when one of the better riders and horses have to start as #1 combination.

                                  After the break we will know a little bit more.



                                  • #18
                                    I came in on the third ride. Was a bit dissappointed with the lusitano but nice, calm ride (too calm probably).

                                    Realy enjoyed watching Patrick Kittel. Lovely ride. Nice harmony.


                                    • #19
                                      Panning to the horse's heads in the walks ..

                                      It's driving me nuts.

                                      I really like to see the walk.

                                      The judging is great, the subdued rides are not getting such good marks.

                                      I really feel for the first rider[horse was Nadine],He did deserve a much higher score.

                                      I love the camera angle on some of the movements,I am surprised at the uneven push from behind on a few of these horse.

                                      They are not lame by any means,just uneven.

                                      \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".


                                      • #20
                                        the mouth wasnt quiet...oh god no....cheerleaders....