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Totally horse crushing on Uthopia!

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  • Totally horse crushing on Uthopia!

    After watching Carl Hester and Uthopia's Dressage Master's video, I can't wait to see how they do at the European Championships. He's like Toto, Jr. It looks like the UK is giving the rest of Europe a run for their money!
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

  • #2
    Carl has such an amazing pair of horses in Uthopia and Valegro I really hope Carl gets an individual medal, he more than deserves one by now!


    • #3
      Charlotte Dujardin put in an excellent test on Valegro this morning. So nice to see them in action together! Carl Hester has so much to take pride in at Rotterdam - hope his team test goes well tomorrow. I'm biased as I'm half British by descent, but I am seriously impressed by the horses and riders the UK is producing at the moment.
      Proud COTH lurker since 2001.


      • #4
        In my biased world Uthopia is even better than Totilas - He's supremely talented (yes, his extended trots can deserve a 10) and has a wonderful character. He is still gaining strength to carry all his talent, and if he's amazing now (which he is) he will be incredible to watch in 2012! Can you tell I have a crush on him too? Love Valegro for the same reasons.


        • #5
          Well,I think they both go tomorrow.

          It will make for a wonderful day.
          \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".


          • #6
            Where are you watching? FEI-TV?


            • #7
              FEI TV has it going, but you have to have fast internet or it's very frustrating. Over here Eurosport TV is covering the Special and Kur on Saturday and Sunday so we get to watch it on the big screen - Yay! Maybe there is a way to stream Eurosport on the internet? I haven't tried that....


              • #8
                Originally posted by ShannonLee View Post
                FEI TV has it going, but you have to have fast internet or it's very frustrating. Over here Eurosport TV is covering the Special and Kur on Saturday and Sunday so we get to watch it on the big screen - Yay! Maybe there is a way to stream Eurosport on the internet? I haven't tried that....
                Merci buckets


                • #9
                  Uthopia's Grand Prix score: 82.568


                  • #10
                    Note the excellent 10s!!

                    Last Update: 2011-08-18T12:39:49.660

                    FEI European Dressage Championships - Team Competition
                    Presented by Hunter Douglas
                    GRAND PRIX (2009)

                    Judge K : Evi Eisenhardt (GER)
                    Judge E : Maribel Alonso (MEX)
                    Judge H : Stephen Clarke (GBR)
                    Judge C : Wojtek Markowski (POL)
                    Judge M : Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA)
                    Judge B : Mary Seefried (AUS)
                    Judge F : Ghislain Fouarge (NED)

                    [28] Carl Hester (GBR) - Uthopia No. Letter Description COS K E H C M B F
                    1 X Halt-immobility-salute 7.50 7.00 8.00 7.00 8.00 7.50 8.00
                    2 HXF Extended trot 9.50 9.00 10.00 9.50 10.00 10.00 10.00
                    3 KB Half-pass right 2 8.00 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 9.00 8.00
                    4 BH Half-pass left 2 8.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 7.50
                    5 C Halt - Rein back 5 steps 7.00 6.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50 8.00
                    6 MV Extended trot 9.50 9.50 9.50 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
                    7 VKD Passage 8.00 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
                    8 D Piaffe 12 to 15 steps 7.00 7.50 8.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 8.00
                    9 D Transitions passage-piaffe-passage 7.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00
                    10 DFP Passage 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
                    11 PH Extended walk 2 6.50 6.00 6.00 6.50 6.00 7.00 6.00
                    12 HCM Collected walk 2 7.00 7.50 7.50 8.00 8.00 7.00 7.00
                    13 M Transition collected walk-passage 8.00 7.00 7.00 7.50 8.00 7.50 8.00
                    14 MRI Passage 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
                    15 I Piaffe 12 to 15 steps 7.50 7.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00
                    16 I Transitions passage-piaffe-passage 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.50 8.00
                    17 ISE Passage 8.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 9.00 8.00 8.00
                    18 EKAF Collected canter 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50
                    19 FXH 9 flying changes every 2nd stride 7.00 8.00 7.50 7.00 8.00 8.00 7.00
                    20 MXK Extended canter 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.50 9.00 9.00 7.50
                    21 K Flying change of leg 7.50 9.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 7.50 8.00
                    22 Betw. D&G 5 half-passes 2 8.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 7.50 8.00 7.00
                    23 MXK 15 flying changes every stride 2 8.00 8.50 8.50 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00
                    24 L Pirouette left 2 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
                    25 X Flying change of leg 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 7.50 8.00 7.00
                    26 I Pirouette right 2 8.00 7.50 9.00 8.00 7.50 7.50 9.00
                    27 MR Collected trot 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
                    28 RK Extended trot 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
                    29 DX Passage 9.00 9.00 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00
                    30 X Piaffe 12 to 15 steps 7.50 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 7.50 8.00
                    31 X Transitions passage-piaffe-passage 8.00 7.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
                    32 XG Passage 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00
                    33 G Halt-immobility-salute 7.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 8.00
                    1 Paces 7.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50
                    2 Impulsion 9.50 9.50 8.00 9.50 9.00 9.00 8.50
                    3 Submission 2 8.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.50 9.00 9.00
                    4 Rider's position and seat 2 9.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 9.00 10.00
                    Subtotal 376.50 386.50 394.50 398.00 395.00 388.00 378.00
                    To be deducted
                    Final score 376.50 386.50 394.50 398.00 395.00 388.00 378.00
                    Rank 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
                    Percentage 80.106% 82.234% 83.936% 84.681% 84.043% 82.553% 80.426%

                    Total 2716.50 (1) 82.568%
                    SCG Visual, the Netherlands www.scgvisual.com


                    • Original Poster

                      Awesome score for C.H. and Uthopia! Way to go, GB! So thrilling to see GB on the top of the podium instead of the usual suspects! So glad the judges got it right!!!!
                      "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                      "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                      Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!


                      • #12
                        Non FEI TV; http://nos.nl/sport/livestream/stream/55/

                        Maybe Carl can afford a new coat now !
                        Last edited by Equibrit; Aug. 18, 2011, 01:53 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Woo hooo!!! Way to go, Great Britain! What a fantastic competition for that entire team!