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  • Sat. night at Dressage at Devon

    So what did everyone think about DAD Saturday night?
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    #2
    Only 10 riders competed in the freestyle - did the others scratch because of the rain?

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    • #3
      Don't you have to qualify for the freestyle and special? I think only the top ten can go on...

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      • #4
        Yea I watched both Friday and Saturday I think that there were only 10 rides on Friday night and everyone went on to Saturday night.

        Its a shame Ashley Holtzer could not make it. Scratched due to the death of her father.

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        • #5
          I have to say, I felt this year was quite forgettable. There wasn't a single "goose bumps" moment for me..the music was boring and the quality of the work was just OK.

          I really appreciated seeing the Morgan go, even though his nerves got the best of him. I love seeing more than just warmbloods compete at that level.

          I didn't really like the "half time" shows put on by KYB Dressage. Where were the "Drag Queens" this year???? They were always hysterical!

          The weather was certainly less than ideal. Although I was nice and dry in my box in the main grandstand.

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          • #6
            yea, i didn't find the rides to be particularly memorable. it was unfortunate that so many people kept using their flashes despite seeing the horses spooking and the announcements.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DQonaDraft View Post
              I have to say, I felt this year was quite forgettable. There wasn't a single "goose bumps" moment for me..the music was boring and the quality of the work was just OK.

              I really appreciated seeing the Morgan go, even though his nerves got the best of him. I love seeing more than just warmbloods compete at that level.

              I didn't really like the "half time" shows put on by KYB Dressage. Where were the "Drag Queens" this year???? They were always hysterical!

              The weather was certainly less than ideal. Although I was nice and dry in my box in the main grandstand.
              I really missed the hot guys in mini dresses with very nice legs in Durbarry's from last year....


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              • #8
                Me too! The drag crew always put on a good show!

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                  Originally posted by LD1129 View Post
                  Yea I watched both Friday and Saturday I think that there were only 10 rides on Friday night and everyone went on to Saturday night.

                  Its a shame Ashley Holtzer could not make it. Scratched due to the death of her father.
                  Did Lars Petersen ride on Friday night?????? Didn't ride Sat. night.

                  According to the day sheet, 17 were to ride on Sat. night?? Diane Creech, Evi Strasser, Simone Williams all scratched

                  fyi - I looked up last year's freestyle - 14 rides last year

                  I missed the ring crew also.

                  Did anyone find the horse kicking the beach ball disturbing??
                  Last edited by Lora; Sep. 28, 2009, 04:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Lora,

                    You have to make the cutoff to ride in the Freestyle (and I believe its a new FEI rule that you also have to get over 58% in the GP). I can't remember if its the top 10 or 12 from the GP that go to the GPF. However, when the riders enter the show, they need to enter the classes they hope to ride in. So they are listed in the program in the GPF, even if they do not actually show in it.

                    Lars Petersen decided not to bring Succes this year. He has won the class twice and its a long trip up from Florida. Lars did compete (and win) the GP class for GPS on Naomi (what a mare!)

                    I heard Diane Creech had a last minute opportunity to train in Europe so she was not at Devon and Wunder Ein did not compete.... not sure why.

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                    • #11
                      It was my first Dressage at Devon, so I have nothing to compare it against. I enjoyed it.

                      The only major annoyance was with the reserved seating. My friends and I were given tickets for seats 14, 15 and 16. Well... there is no seat 16! People wouldn't slide down the row to make room. We had to get the useless staff person to ask for help. One of my friends wound up having to sit in a different asile. You'd think they'd know how many seats they have in each row before printing and selling tickets!!! Another lady I was talking to said that her seats were in row 11 and there were only 10 rows.

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                      • #12
                        I felt it was lack luster and I had problems with me seats also! Really felt Cheryl Miessner got ripped off in her score. Where was Courtney King?
                        Friesians Rule !!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by paintlady View Post
                          It was my first Dressage at Devon, so I have nothing to compare it against. I enjoyed it.

                          The only major annoyance was with the reserved seating. My friends and I were given tickets for seats 14, 15 and 16. Well... there is no seat 16! People wouldn't slide down the row to make room. We had to get the useless staff person to ask for help. One of my friends wound up having to sit in a different asile. You'd think they'd know how many seats they have in each row before printing and selling tickets!!! Another lady I was talking to said that her seats were in row 11 and there were only 10 rows.
                          I had the same problem - row 13 - but there was no row 13 - I went and talked to Connie the ticket lady and she said the ticket company misprinted 3 rows - they didn't exist - she was very helpful and I had asked for seats with backs and she found me seats with backs but I am sure everyone wasn't as lucky as I was.

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                          • #14
                            i totally agree re cheryl

                            i thought she and paganini were GREAT!
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                            • #15
                              60% in GP to move on to FS per DR 128.9
                              Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                              The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                              • #16
                                Lora, i disliked that whole intermission thing during the day on Saturday from the horse kicking the beach ball to the girl in a bathing suit "sand skiiing"! I left to go look around.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Lora View Post
                                  ....
                                  Did anyone find the horse kicking the beach ball disturbing??
                                  It was actually an excellent example of a croupade....one of the classical airs above the ground. Would have been even more interesting if ridden.

                                  http://www.cadrenoir.fr/en_Croupade
                                  Last edited by pluvinel; Sep. 29, 2009, 09:57 PM.
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                                    #18
                                    I didn't like the kicking the beach ball thing - just my opinion - they were rough with that horse, I was watching them in the warm-up ring - it didn't look very correct to me??? I know that isn't something I want to teach my horse.

                                    I wonder with the World games next year - it is being held around the same time Devon is - if Devon will be earlier next year - does anyone know??

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                                    • #19
                                      According to the sign at Devon, it will be held the same time as the WEG games. They couldn't change the dates.

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                                        #20
                                        I was afraid of that - how stupid - I think that may really affect attendance at Devon. I know it will for me.

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