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  • Dressage Masters - Predictions?

    What do you think, gang?

    Who will be standing on the podium for each of the three classes?

    GP
    GPS
    Freestyle

    Think Steffen will score a hat trick?

  • #2
    Would be thrilled for SP if he does!!!
    "Success comes in cans, not in cannots!"

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    • #3
      I think it will be a good competition between Steffen Peters and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven.

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      • #4
        Everyone does the GP.
        I pick Steffen for 1st.

        Then part of the riders do the GPS and part do the GPF.

        NO ONE does all 3--not even Super Steffen! LOL

        I pick Steffen for the Freestyle as well.

        I'm leaning towards Tinne Silfven in 2nd in GP and GPF
        one oak, lots of canyons

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        • #5
          I'd go Steffen in the GP, with Tinne in second and Tina in third. I'd guess Ashley and Anne Van Olst close behind those.

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          • #6
            Steffen new personal record: 80.872
            Tina Konyot 72.213
            Tinne Silfven 71.298
            one oak, lots of canyons

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            • #7
              I SOOOO hope a video of Steffen's ride surfaces somewhere! He said "it is the ride I will compare all other rides to from now on." I have got to see it, LOL!!!

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              • #8
                I so <heart> Steffen!
                "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
                http://dressagescriblog.wordpress.com/

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                • #9
                  Steffen's freestyle 84.525%

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                  • #10
                    Gee, do you think Akiko Yamazaki's sponsorship of the event had anything to do with the scores? The owner of the third place horse is another sponsor.

                    Someone had to say it.
                    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                    A helmet saved my life.

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                    • #11
                      Steffen and Ravel were fabulous, and deserved the scores this day. I don't doubt the sponsorship might influence some days, but tonite both he and Ravel were fabulous.

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                      • #12
                        Shannonlee-

                        Sorry but I disagree. There were many mistakes in the changes and the canter pir were, well, better than they have been but not 8s. Many other parts of his ride were just plain sloppy.

                        I haven't read Steffen's comments about last night yet, but will be interested to see if he admits to having a subpar ride or if he will sunshine it.

                        I don't know what to say any more about our strange little world of dressage.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Plantagenet View Post
                          Shannonlee-

                          Sorry but I disagree. There were many mistakes in the changes and the canter pir were, well, better than they have been but not 8s. Many other parts of his ride were just plain sloppy.

                          I haven't read Steffen's comments about last night yet, but will be interested to see if he admits to having a subpar ride or if he will sunshine it.

                          I don't know what to say any more about our strange little world of dressage.
                          I think that if a billionaire dressage enthusiast wants to stage an exhibition of beautiful riding as a training exercise for the horse and a treat for the spectators, then so be it. But it's really more like a subway series baseball game than a competition of the masters of the sport.
                          2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                          A helmet saved my life.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                            I think that if a billionaire dressage enthusiast wants to stage an exhibition of beautiful riding as a training exercise for the horse and a treat for the spectators, then so be it. But it's really more like a subway series baseball game than a competition of the masters of the sport.
                            yahoo!

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                            • #15
                              form your own opinion

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbFwP7Ag6x0

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                                Someone had to say it.
                                Why ?

                                Maybe, just MAYBE, he had the best ride over everyone else in the class.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Plantagenet View Post
                                  yahoo!
                                  Do you mean that like "whopee!" or like that's the source of the billions?

                                  Thanks for the video. It looks odd to see a horse in a Costco-y building like that.
                                  2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                                  A helmet saved my life.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                                    Do you mean that like "whopee!" or like that's the source of the billions?

                                    Thanks for the video. It looks odd to see a horse in a Costco-y building like that.
                                    I was trying to be a little punny....

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                                    • #19
                                      Thank you for posting the ride. I didn't see anything else, but I thought it was fabulous. There were a very little errors and missteps and the pirouettes could have been tighter. That said, he was VERY relaxed and loose throughout, and that was a MUCH harder test than the WEG. The transition from canter pirouette to piaffe to walk was very difficult. He also added half pass to half pass passage to piaffe pirouette among other things.

                                      The thing I like about freestyles more is that the idea is not to be perfect and you can make "mistakes" and so do very well as you can make it up in other parts. I didn't think there was anything bad about the mistakes except in that he seemed a little too relaxed and not quick off the leg, but he got better.

                                      I think saying Akiko bought it is not fair. I know there is a lot of buying your way into dressage and I've complained a lot about it, but that was a legitimate damn good ride, imperfections or not.

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                                      • #20
                                        We complain about how hard it is to get sponsors for our shows. Well, we have a great supporter in Akiko - who also rides and shows herself, and is also a major sponsor of the Dressage Affaire in Del Mar.

                                        Instead of hinting that Akiko may have bought the outcome, why don't we be a bit more gracious and appreciative and say thank you to her and the partners who came together at the last minute to sponsor and resurrect the Dressage Masters after it had been cancelled.

                                        If the Dressage Masters is to become a tradition and earn prestige in the US and international dressage worlds, it needs to be an established competition, and be held year after year.

                                        That won't happen by me paying my USDF dues. It will happen because of sponsors like her.

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