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Watch Carl Hester and Uthopia at the Euros

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  • Watch Carl Hester and Uthopia at the Euros

    This is pure magic

    Carl even had time to watch the score-board during his ride.


  • #2
    7 10's for extended trot?!!!! What a gorgeous horse. Nice to see Carl doing so well.


    • #3
      What a gorgeous picture they make! Lovely and light. No leaning back hauling on the curb. Thanks for posting the link to the video.


      • #4
        I cried at the end Magic indeed !


        • #5
          Better than Toto's score. Gold for GB!!!


          • #6
            Thanks for the link!

            Is Uthopia barefoot? That last centerline they show his hooves and it kind of looks like it. I was guessing he actually has glue-ones or something, or just enough dirt collecting on the shoes that they aren't obvious?
            Originally posted by Silverbridge
            If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.


            • #7
              Rule Britannia;http://www.ecdressage2011.com/result/1/

              Livestream; http://nos.nl/sport/livestream/stream/55/

              That video Theo stole is painful.
              Last edited by Equibrit; Aug. 18, 2011, 12:12 PM.
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              • #8
                I was wishing I understood the commentator's language and then she said "Totilas, eat your heart out."
                "And I will be an embarrassment to all
                Who have not found the peace in being free
                to have a horse as a best friend."


                • #9
                  Toto didn't have a vote on which team he'd play for. Now if Toto/Gal took on Uthopia/CH and Valegro/CD, I'd say that would be one heck of a show-down.


                  • #10
                    I've finally had a chance to watch Carl's ride... wonderful! I'm so glad that he is finally getting the credit and fame he deserves. I really hope that Carl, Charlotte and Laura and their mounts all stay sound and healthy mentally and physically until this time next year!
                    Proud COTH lurker since 2001.


                    • #11
                      Wow! What a fantastic ride! And, he's not barefoot...you can see the shoes in the profile shots (slow mo canter pirouettes and such at the end).

                      What an amazing horse...and so happy and relaxed throughout. If these British riders are sound and healthy, next year's Olympics are going to be a blast to watch!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Oberon13 View Post
                        Wow! What a fantastic ride! And, he's not barefoot...you can see the shoes in the profile shots (slow mo canter pirouettes and such at the end).

                        What an amazing horse...and so happy and relaxed throughout. If these British riders are sound and healthy, next year's Olympics are going to be a blast to watch!
                        Thanks - my connection was too slow to even wait for the replays to load.
                        Originally posted by Silverbridge
                        If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.


                        • #13
                          luv my internet connection at work -- and the fact that it is slow today
                          have been able to watch many of the rides on the site Equibrit provided

                          really interesting to see the contrast of styles of the various horses/riders

                          don't I just wish I could ride like any of 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.”


                          • #14
                            Nice interview with Richard Davison here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Y6_WmEqRw

                            I'm very excited that all four Brits will be in the Special!
                            Proud COTH lurker since 2001.


                            • #15
                              DAMNNNNNNN! now thats a broke horse! Refreshing to see some real honest and true dressage, well ridden! Way to go you crazy Brits and good luck! That ride restored a little of my faith in the "sport"!


                              • #16
                                WOW, Carl's riding is truly art in motion. If I could make one wish for my own riding, it would be to have his tact, feel, and unfaltering hands!!! And Uthopia is simply stunning, and for once we see a horse just as expressive behind as he is up front! Just wonderful!!!


                                • #17
                                  Anyone else find that über fluffy white girth distracting? Me eyes kept getting drawn to it... Which they would have gotten a darker one.
                                  "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


                                  • #18
                                    Hail Brittania, baby! I am loving this new trend in dressage. Training fads come and go, but good equitation will always remain.
                                    "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer


                                    • #19
                                      The guy at the root of all this is Dr B. That is Laura Bechtolsheimer's Dad.
                                      He got Carl Hester started, who got Charlotte Dujardin started, and of course coaches his daughter Laura.
                                      Last edited by Equibrit; Aug. 18, 2011, 11:22 PM.
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                                      • #20
                                        Epic Congratulations to the Brits on their first FEI European Championship team gold medal And I love Laura since she's my age and already making a huge stand in the dressage world
                                        Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.