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  • European Championships

    Saturday = Special @ 6:30 AM EST http://live.ekdressuur2011.nl/files/doc/7/02_SL_V01.pdf

    Sunday = Freestyle @ 7:00 AM EST

    Watch here free; http://nos.nl/sport/livestream/stream/55/
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  • #2
    Here are some great candids:


    • #3
      Horse & Hound has videos up now of all the British rides:

      Proud COTH lurker since 2001.


      • #4
        GP Special Order of go

        what is the draw?
        Complete random draw or something else?
        Country? World ranking?
        The printed the order of go has Totilas last after Utopia.


        • Original Poster


          Page 32.

          Draw within groups of 5 in reverse order of the results of the Grand Prix (group of 26th-30th to start first)
          Last edited by Equibrit; Aug. 19, 2011, 07:46 PM.
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          • #6
            CONGRATS Brits!

            Congratulations to the Brits!
            breeder of Mercury!

            remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


            • #7
              Carl Hester's rides were fantastic. Wow. Congrats, UK!


              • #8
                Thank you for providing this site, Equibrit. Did you find it on British Dressage?


                • Original Poster

                  Er no. I have a program that spoofs a euro IP address that makes it easier to search things out.
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                  • #10
                    Did I miss the time for the Kur?

                    I thought the Kur was suppose to be this morning at 7...but all I'm getting is a screen with funky music playing...I noticed something in another language with dresseur kur 15.30...but wouldn't that be their time? I was really looking forward to watching Hester's freestyle.
                    A poorly fitted saddle hampers both horse and rider.


                    • #11
                      15:30 in Rotterdam, I think depending on finnish of field hockey. 9:30 EST.


                      • #12
                        Freestyles Live Stream Started!

                        Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                        Saturday = Special @ 6:30 AM EST http://live.ekdressuur2011.nl/files/doc/7/02_SL_V01.pdf

                        Sunday = Freestyle @ 7:00 AM EST

                        Watch here free; http://nos.nl/sport/livestream/stream/55/
                        Hockey is over

                        And Anky is doing the commentary!


                        • #13
                          And got in a little dig at Rath after his ride, I noticed - "the applause is for Totilas" ;-)


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by claire View Post
                            And Anky is doing the commentary!
                            And I realized I understood about 40% of her Dutch

                            Beautiful ride by Adelinde - very well deserved Gold


                            • #15
                              Results: http://www.ecdressage2011.com/result/3/

                              If you click on the percentage, you will see the marks/movement.


                              • Original Poster

                                Come on Olympics !
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                                • #17
                                  Should be an exciting one for Britain! What great timing.


                                  • #18
                                    Interesting discussion by the FEI commentators about the Spanish rider's test - essentially, they disagreed with the judges. There was a wide difference in his scores amongst the judges, and the technical scores (71-80%) were significantly lower than the artistic scores ( 84-88).

                                    One of their comments was to say that that horse performed to the absolute best of his ability - that by nature, and by conformation, he doesn't have the gaits that a big warmblood does, and isn't that the goal of Dressage, according to the FEI Rules? So, how could they mark him down as low as they did was their question.

                                    I did not see the whole test, so I can't comment about his ride, but I think it is an interesting question and maybe should be addressed. In another thread?

                                    Some on Olympics is right!!!
                                    co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Weatherford View Post
                                      So, how could they mark him down as low as they did was their question
                                      I wouldn't say that his score of 80.982 and a 6th place finish was low. Heck, he placed over Werth.


                                      • #20
                                        I got to see some of the rides live (thanks, Equibrit for that link!). Does anyone know where you can watch them archived?

                                        I missed Charlotte/Valegro's kur, and only say a bit of Carl's. Adelinde's was great, so was Laura B's.
                                        From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.