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  • NAJYRC 2011

    Anybody going? I wish I could go watch! If you are there, fill us in!!

  • #2
    Am rooting for a young friend of mine on the Region 5 team, Maddie Birch.

    Results and ride times are on Foxvillage.com

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    • #3
      Region 5 Gold, Canada Silver...

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      • #4
        Junior Team results -- Gold Region1, Silver Region 5, Bronze Region 8

        Good riding everyone.

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          #5
          Thanks! Anyone know the Young Rider team results?

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          • #6
            Brandi Roenick of Region 5 had the high score of the day...yeah Region 5!

            Here are the results:

            http://www.foxvillage.com/FVDShowRes...px?sh=363&cl=2

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            • #7
              Wooo Canadian girls!!

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              • #8
                Anyone look at the scores from the judge at E? Whew! LIke she is watching a different test with some of them....

                Go Region 1!!

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                • #9
                  Two good articles by Lendon Gray from Dressage News:

                  http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=12047
                  http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=12100

                  Will be really hot today. Best wishes to everyone.

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                  • #10
                    Wow, the safety hat decision. What is that about?
                    I don't see where the 'bling' thing was as important as the rider's wisely using a safety hat.

                    Maybe there is a little flash in that hat, but we are not talking sequin shirts or overly colorful saddlepads. Was that not drawing a line on the opposite side of a safety helmet on a young person? Seems to lack common sense and sends a weird message, that a conservative top hat with no safety value is a better choice than a safety helmet with a stip of sparkle. I think a better plan would have been to issue a warning, let the rider use the safety helmet with the provision that she use a less decorated helmet in the future. I think the admonishment would be a sufficient deterent to the rider in question in the future and message to all the young riders.

                    And did I read this happened at the entry gate? Why not make the change earlier in the warmup. That must have been hard for the rider to keep concentrating. Did the warmup area have a steward? Or was this a judgment issue on the part of another official? I understand the FEI/International standard and all that, it just seems to be an unfortunate gray area.

                    But then, I am not an international judge.
                    Last edited by Sister Margarita; Jul. 28, 2011, 01:24 PM. Reason: Added

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Commander Cody View Post
                      Anyone look at the scores from the judge at E? Whew! LIke she is watching a different test with some of them....

                      Go Region 1!!
                      I assume you mean the judge at E in the Junior ring?

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                      • #12
                        Safety helmet v top hat

                        Originally posted by Sister Margarita View Post
                        Wow, the safety hat decision. What is that about?
                        I don't see where the 'bling' thing was as important as the rider's wisely using a safety hat.

                        Maybe there is a little flash in that hat, but we are not talking sequin shirts or overly colorful saddlepads. Was that not drawing a line on the opposite side of a safety helmet on a young person? Seems to lack common sense and sends a weird message, that a conservative top hat with no safety value is a better choice than a safety helmet with a stip of sparkle. I think a better plan would have been to issue a warning, let the rider use the safety helmet with the provision that she use a less decorated helmet in the future. I think the admonishment would be a sufficient deterent to the rider in question in the future and message to all the young riders.

                        And did I read this happened at the entry gate? Why not make the change earlier in the warmup. That must have been hard for the rider to keep concentrating. Did the warmup area have a steward? Or was this a judgment issue on the part of another official? I understand the FEI/International standard and all that, it just seems to be an unfortunate gray area.

                        But then, I am not an international judge.
                        Wow! Fashion more important than safety. The liability if something had happened is frightening!
                        Theresa

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                        • #13
                          Yes at E in the Junior tests. I didn't look at all the scores from the YR tests.
                          I think Lendon commented on it in general terms in her blog.

                          The helmet thing makes me cringe. Imagine the liability issues had she fallen and been hurt. I know, not likely but still...And the message is a terrible one. Heck, put black duct tape over the bling.

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                          • #14
                            I was left speechless after reading about the rider who was asked to remove her helmet because it had too much bling. Does anyone know what type of helmet she was wearing? I was hoping to buy a Samshield with the bling bling strip. I find it hard to believe that judges would find the bling too distracting. What about the jeweled brow bands that are so popular now? More important, how could a rider be asked to compromise her safety by removing her helmet and replacing it with a top hat? Am I the only one who feels that decision could have had life altering consequences? I don't post often on COTH because I feel like less than a newbie, but even I don't think this was a good decision by the judge. It's all the more upsetting after seeing CKD's helmet safety video.
                            You either go to the hospital or you get back on.
                            -George Morris

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                            • #15
                              Really crazy decision. I don't get it. Especially with Young Riders and Juniors, is there not a message of 'Safety First'? Isn't that a huge message over the past couple of years? A strip of bling is cause to forego a helmet in favor of a top hat? All this when the riders were wearing polo shirts. That was a safety-over-tradition decision, was it not? I hope this comes up for discussion, so that these riders know in the future how to prepare. Especially in view of the changes in helmet rules over the last year or two, I would think the judges could make a better call and just issue a verbal warning if need be.

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                              • #16
                                There's a picture of the offending helmet at the bottom of this article: http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=12090

                                In my opinion, that is way too much bling (especially the pink version). However, I can't imagine asking a rider to take off an approved helmet for a top hat. I agree with the poster above who suggested that perhaps a 'don't wear this again' warning could have been given instead.

                                I think the Jr/YRs are setting a standard - I haven't seen a single picture of someone not wearing an approved hat! Go kids! Also, I think it is so so so great to force riders to wear a polo shirt and forbid jackets. I wish this could become the standard for hot summer shows! The dark polos, helmets and white breeches actually look really nice and workmanlike to me. I hate wearing all white (uuugly) and usually force myself into a jacket for 10 min. If dark polos were a routine option, I'd definitely take it.

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                                • #17
                                  I 100% agree with the helmets, but under 18's also aren't ALLOWED to wear anything but top hats. So that could be contributing to the lack of top hats, seeing as how even the gold and silver Young Rider medalists are only 16 years old.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Xpression View Post
                                    I 100% agree with the helmets, but under 18's also aren't ALLOWED to wear anything but top hats. So that could be contributing to the lack of top hats, seeing as how even the gold and silver Young Rider medalists are only 16 years old.
                                    None of this post makes any sense.

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                                    • #19
                                      I don't read this as the rider being required to wear a top hat.
                                      I read it as being required to wear headgear without bling.

                                      The circumstance that the rider did not have a plain helmet is not the fault of management.
                                      "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                      ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                                      • #20
                                        I believe the info regarding the helmet issue came originally from Lendon Gray, who misunderstood the TD regarding this incident. Lendon has amended her statement per dressage-news.com :

                                        "First of all let me clean up a mistake I apparently made yesterday. When I spoke to the TD I understood that the rider with bling on her helmet was told she was not allowed to wear it and, therefore, would have to wear her top hat. I guess I misunderstood. Apparently she was not told she HAD to wear her top hat, but that wearing so much bling wasn’t a good idea. Today this rider rode with a helmet with a bit less blingy bling."

                                        Full story at http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=12123.

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