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FEI investigates "unusual" dressage meeting in HK

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  • FEI investigates "unusual" dressage meeting in HK

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/265861.html

    I don't follow dressage as much as eventing...just curious as to what this was all about. I know people where not happy about the scoring. Heard boos from the audience after the scores were announced for Steffen and Revals Freestyle, and I think i remember reading something about this on the Team Great Britains website....I think by Will Connell?

    Who knew dressage could be so cloak and dagger ; )

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    Looking at the placings and the scoring it makes one wonder that is for sure.
    The rate it is going Stevie Wonder will be judging Dressage before to long
    Every time you ride, your are either teaching or un-teaching your horse.

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    • #3
      meeting at 1:30 in the morning -- well at least they didn't wake the horses
      Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

      The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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      • #4
        The first thing that comes to mind is the German judge, it was said he scored certain people too low. But I think the complaint will be investigated without it causing any placings to change.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dutchmike View Post
          Looking at the placings and the scoring it makes one wonder that is for sure.
          The rate it is going Stevie Wonder will be judging Dressage before to long
          FEI has just announced the judges for WEG in KY.

          E - Stevie Wonder
          H - Ray Charles
          C - Blind Willie McTell
          M - Andrea Bocelli
          B - Doc Watson

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          • #6
            Your comment on the judges was really funny. I completely laughed out loud.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Drvmb1ggl3 View Post
              FEI has just announced the judges for WEG in KY.

              E - Stevie Wonder
              H - Ray Charles
              C - Blind Willie McTell
              M - Andrea Bocelli
              B - Doc Watson

              What about Simon from American Idol???

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              • #8
                not blind
                Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                • #9
                  Simon will be an alternate!

                  That's hilarious!
                  ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                  *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
                  *Frodo '03 Anglo Trakehner Gelding*
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                  • #10
                    E - Piers Morgan
                    H - Sharon Osbourne
                    C - Simon Cowell
                    M - Paula Abdul
                    B - Randy Jackson

                    Paula will, of course, think the horsies are pretty when they prance and give them all a 10 and cry after each ride.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Coreene View Post
                      E - Piers Morgan
                      H - Sharon Osbourne
                      C - Simon Cowell
                      M - Paula Abdul
                      B - Randy Jackson

                      Paula will, of course, think the horsies are pretty when they prance and give them all a 10 and cry after each ride.
                      Paula: "It is your horse's wonderful soul that comes out and his passion to dance even though he kicked out you could tell that he wants to fly to the stars, so I say go for it and give you 100%."

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                      • #12
                        I'd like to see Heidi Klum, personally. At least she gives them a kiss when she Auf's them.
                        "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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                        • #13
                          I didn't know DocWatson was blind.

                          I guess you CAN learn important stuff on these boards, after all.

                          The Tennessee stud was long and lean, the colour of the sun and his eyes were mean

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                            We left out the 3 blind mice!
                            ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                            *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
                            *Frodo '03 Anglo Trakehner Gelding*
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                            • #15
                              LOL this is probably the funniest thread ever.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by egontoast View Post
                                I didn't know DocWatson was blind.

                                I guess you CAN learn important stuff on these boards, after all.

                                The Tennessee stud was long and lean, the colour of the sun and his eyes were mean
                                NONONO!! I sang that ALL through my youth and his eyes were GREEN!! (just ask my long suffering grandma, hwo I drove to distraction with it.)
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                                • #17
                                  CHORUS:
                                  The Tennessee stud was long and lean
                                  The color of the sun and his eyes were green
                                  He had the nerve and he had the blood
                                  And there never was a hoss like the Tennessee stud
                                  Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                                  The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                                  • #18
                                    ...his eyes were mean
                                    GREEN!

                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUYm28LvYbw
                                    The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                                    Winston Churchill

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                                    • #19
                                      Blean. His eyes were blean.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Coreene View Post
                                        E - Piers Morgan
                                        H - Sharon Osbourne
                                        C - Simon Cowell
                                        M - Paula Abdul
                                        B - Randy Jackson

                                        Paula will, of course, think the horsies are pretty when they prance and give them all a 10 and cry after each ride.
                                        My lineup:

                                        E - Randy Jackson ("great ride, dog...I mean, horse")
                                        H - Paula Abdul ("sniff sniff - that was so beautiful! Can I hug you? 10!)
                                        C - Simon Cowell ("You call that a test??? That's not even a quiz!!")
                                        M - 'Lil Mama ("yo, you represented, and I respect that")
                                        B - Tyra Banks ("30 horses stand before me, but only 15 can move on to the freestyle. I have in my hand the sheets for the horses who still have a chance at being the Worlds Next Olympic Gold Medalist")
                                        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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