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Much intimidation for the Olympic Dressage Judges in Hongkong

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  • Much intimidation for the Olympic Dressage Judges in Hongkong

    Dutch Olympic judge Gislaine Fouarge complaint about the hugh intimidations from riders, trainers and coaches, during the last Olympics in HongKong, allthough he also mentioned that the riders, trainers and coaches didn't intimidate himself, he whitnessed many stalking and intimidations directed to his collegues. Head of the KNHS George de Jongh suggested that the FEI should start working with yellow and red cards, because he thinks that the judges can't functions under these circumstances.
    Last edited by freestyle2music; Aug. 21, 2008, 09:55 AM.

  • #2
    Oh goody: the judges fight back!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH.

    Well, can't blame them, they are after all fighting for their professional lives.
    one oak, lots of canyons

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      #3
      Originally posted by canyonoak View Post
      Oh goody: the judges fight back!

      HAHAHAHAHAHAH.

      Well, can't blame them, they are after all fighting for their professional lives.
      Professional Lives ????

      You probably mean to say addiction to POWER, because professional means to me "earning some bucks" .

      Theo

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      • #4
        Hey, they earn big bucks -- just not directly through judging fees.

        LOL
        one oak, lots of canyons

        http://horsesportnews.wordpress.com/

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        • #5
          so strange

          I'd think the judges could be intimidated by FEI officials - that riders could be intimidated by judges -- but judges intimidated by riders???
          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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          • #6
            Is he saying that there were attempts to intimidate / influence the judges at the Games? Are the riders / trainers even allowed to have any contact with the judges during the Games?
            (I know there was some late night meeting, but I also know it led to an investigation so I am wondering what the rule is on this).
            Roseknoll Sporthorses
            www.roseknoll.net

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            • #7
              perhaps highlighted pages from FEI rulebook were slipped under some doors?
              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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              • #8
                How can they be intimidated unless they allow themselves to be intimidated?

                They should not be in communication with individual competitors other than officially. They should avoid socializing with the competitors because this presents the opportunity for real or apparent bias.

                It's easy to avoid intimidation if you make it impossible.

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                • #9
                  egontoast - agree with you. I did wonder what sort of "intimidation" tactics were used?

                  was it like:

                  "we won't buy horses from you anymore"??
                  "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



                  www.dontlookbackfarm.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SGray View Post
                    perhaps highlighted pages from FEI rulebook were slipped under some doors?
                    I can see how that would be intimidating.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by egontoast View Post
                      They should avoid socializing with the competitors because this presents the opportunity for real or apparent bias.
                      Sort of like when the American judge went to the party celebrating the German's gold medal at WEG in '06.

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                      • #12
                        Can't take the heat?. Stay out of the kitchen. Had to be the dutch judge. Why do the majority of dutch people always complain?.
                        Every time you ride, your are either teaching or un-teaching your horse.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                          Dutch Olympic judge Gislaine Fouarge complaint about the huge intimidations from riders, trainers and coaches, during the last Olympics in HongKong, allthough he also mentioned that the riders, trainers and coaches didn't intimidate himself.....
                          Well of course he wouldn't be included.

                          I doubt that Sjef and Anky felt the need.


                          But seriously, how are judges able to come in contact with the competitors ? I thought they were sequestered, or something similar.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by dutchmike View Post
                            Can't take the heat?. Stay out of the kitchen. Had to be the dutch judge. Why do the majority of dutch people always complain?.
                            Learn to read please

                            It probably was OK that the Dutch complained about the judging (after Anky had won gold) and for the benefit of Steffen Peters. When you hate the Dutch so much, please change your name.

                            Theo

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                              Learn to read please

                              It probably was OK that the Dutch complained about the judging (after Anky had won gold) and for the benefit of Steffen Peters. When you hate the Dutch so much, please change your name.

                              Theo
                              I can't. Dutch pasport etc ces't la vie. I feel more portuguese then dutch though to be honest having spend most of my life in Portugal
                              Every time you ride, your are either teaching or un-teaching your horse.

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                              • #16
                                I just would have thought that after the years spent judging at national levels, then international levels, before being promoted to "O" status....that it would take an Uzi to intimidate them
                                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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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by SGray View Post
                                  perhaps highlighted pages from FEI rulebook were slipped under some doors?

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                                  • #18
                                    I would love to hear what the specific allegations of intimidation are. Glaring at them in the washroom? Kicking sand in their faces? Gangster hand signals? Invasions of their personal space while in line at the concession stand?

                                    Come on M. Fouarge, don't be a tease.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Mozart View Post
                                      I would love to hear what the specific allegations of intimidation are. Glaring at them in the washroom? Kicking sand in their faces? Gangster hand signals? Invasions of their personal space while in line at the concession stand?

                                      Come on M. Fouarge, don't be a tease.
                                      Maybe they threatened to "make them piaffe" the old fashioned way!
                                      "I loved you all, but Horse Racing was my first love" -Vic Stauffer

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                                      • #20
                                        Quote:
                                        Originally Posted by Mozart
                                        I would love to hear what the specific allegations of intimidation are. Glaring at them in the washroom? Kicking sand in their faces? Gangster hand signals? Invasions of their personal space while in line at the concession stand?

                                        Come on M. Fouarge, don't be a tease.


                                        Maybe they threatened to "make them piaffe" the old fashioned way!

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