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  • Place your bets! Place your bets! Place your bets!

    For Thursday's individual jumping finals! Here are mine..

    Gold: McLain Ward
    Silver: Ian Miller
    Bronze: Beezie Madden

    Potential Spoilers:
    Eric Lamaze
    Ben Maher

  • #2
    I would say Eric Lamaze would win gold or silver before Ian gets close..
    "Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are."
    "Pocket Aces" Vegas
    "Sergeant Pepper" Pepper


    • #3
      I would put my money on Eric Lamaze..
      ~Proud founder of the "Addicted to Lessons" clique~
      ~Ribbon Ho~


      • #4
        I will lay a wager...

        Gold: Mclain
        Silver: Eric
        Bronze: Beezie


        • #5
          Jos Lansink, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, and Rodrigo Pessoa ought to be on a short list.
          * What you release is what you teach * Don't be distracted by unwanted behavior* Whoever waits the longest is the teacher. Van Hargis


          • #6
            McLain & Sapphire: Gold
            Hickstead & Eric: Silver
            Edwina & Itot du Chateau: Bronze

            Possible spoilers: Authentic & Beezie, Rodrigo & Rufus, Ben & Rolette


            • #7
              Gold:Eric or Mclain
              Silver: Which ever of those two that doesn't win!
              Bronze: Jos, Beezie, Rodrigo or maybe hopefully another canadian?


              • #8
                what time on Thursday for the jumping finals?

                Sapphire: Gold
                Authentic: Silver
                Cumano: Bronze
                Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
                " Hickstead is simply the best and He lives forever in our hearts"
                Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.


                • #9
                  Gold: Rodrigo Pessoa
                  Silver: Jos Lansink
                  Bronze: Ian Millar


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by EquineLVR View Post
                    what time on Thursday for the jumping finals?

                    Sapphire: Gold
                    Authentic: Silver
                    Cumano: Bronze
                    It will be online on Thursday morning. I'm crossing my fingers that it will also be on the Oxygen broadcast that night!

                    I'm sticking with Ian Miller for the silver. I know Eric seems a logical choice, but there was something in the way Miller rode that anchor round for the Canadians that makes me think he'll pull it together. He didn't go in the jump off, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

                    Given the tough courses, I don't think there will be that many going into the jump off. I'm going to predict a max of four riders for the gold.


                    • #11
                      going on a limb, but I think Cedric will pull it off.
                      Don't toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!


                      • #12
                        Laura and Cedric could get in there too - that horse has been getting better and better every round! There are so many stars there this year I can't pick! Mclain, Beezie, Laura, Eric, Rodrigo, Jos... what about Dennis Lynch??
                        Please don't try to be a voice of reason. It's way more fun to spin things out of control. #BecauseCOTH - showhorsegallery


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CoolMeadows View Post
                          Laura and Cedric could get in there too - that horse has been getting better and better every round! There are so many stars there this year I can't pick! Mclain, Beezie, Laura, Eric, Rodrigo, Jos... what about Dennis Lynch??
                          I like Laura and Cedric. I'll bet my 2 cents on her to be in top 3.
                          Wonderful Sport Horses


                          • #14
                            I think if Cedric can keep it together and keep going like he has been and Laura keeps riding as perfectly as she always do they could definitly be in the top 3, possibly gold or silver, he's pretty fast! I really hope Mclain and Sapphire get gold, the both deserve it so much but if Hickstead, Cedric, or even Shutterfly and Authentic go clean it might be tight because she's not a huge speed horse. She's got a masive stride but Hickstead and Cedric are so fast. Meredith and Shutterfly could pull it off, they've been so amazing this year and their finals round was pretty good. Beezie and Authentic could medal too. I really hope Eric and Hickstead will medal they deserve it to! Also Rodrigo and Rufus they laided down a great final round! So really I'm pretty undecided I think many people could pull it off! What I would love to see happen is:
                            Mclain&Sapphire, Laura&Cedric or Eric&Hickstead to just medal in general. They all deserve it!!
                            Last edited by Sundown; Aug. 20, 2008, 02:16 AM.


                            • #15
                              It's really anybody's game this year but I'd like to see Laura and McClain medal for sure!
                              Can you stress-fracture your brain?


                              • #16
                                I think MMB will pull it out. Not sure Authentic is as good this year as he was in 2006. Cumano looks every bit as good here as he did in Aachen.

                                I'm going with Shutterfly
                                Hickstead or Sapphire

                                Would be amazing if Ireland won the individual gold in the ring two Games running.
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                                Thread killer Extraordinaire


                                • #17
                                  In Style/Ian Miller


                                  • #18
                                    What's the name of the gray horse on the Norwegian team?

                                    Eric Lamaze
                                    Ian Millar
                                    Mclain Ward
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                                    • #19
                                      Gold for Hickstead!

                                      "Simple: Breeding,Training, Riding". Wolfram Wittig.


                                      • #20
                                        My bet is a draw between Eric & McLain with a jump off, anybody's guess for third. This is a nerves of steel, risk-taking showdown - the bad boys will prevail! I do believe Eric threw down the gauntlet in the last round of the team final -fast, ballsy and clear...that horse is one in a million!
                                        I will be scarfing Zantac for breakfast...
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                                        NO! What was the question?