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America's Eq Star --- WHO WON?????

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  • #21
    America, wake up. Do you know what your children are watching?

    Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger


    • #22
      to Trailhorse1,

      Sorry sweetie, but you are wrong to stick your nose in your fellow poster's business, let alone criticize their TV choices. You have your opinions and ideas but they are yours. You need to stay our of what your fellow COTHers do and what they watch on TV.
      I do not stick my nose in who or what my fellow COTHes do or use as farriers, vets, trainers, instructors, ect, ect. If they get burned, then that is a lesson they need to experience. If they ask my opinion, then I will share my thoughts, ideas and experiences but otherwise they are on their own. You are a just another COTHer, and caretaker of horses, not the vet, farrier, chiro., MOMMA, BIG BROTHER, or PRISON GUARD. ect.

      If they wish to do things a certain way than who are you to tell them they are wrong?

      Peee Esss I'm quoting you in case I sound eerily familiar


      • #23
        Originally posted by Coreene View Post
        I would have used a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach.

        Edited to say that while I understand that Offield put the show together in the first place, this week's constant repetition of the Offield logo got very old very fast. I was just waiting for a scroll at the bottom of the screen to pop up and flash Lingh's stud fee.
        Come on now, Karin Offield has made huge financial contributions to Dressage. She certainly deserves "credit" for doing all she has done to PROMOTE DRESSAGE
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        • #24
          It was fun to watch. Sorry to see Branden go. But he's found his niche here in NC anyway.

          By the way...Trailhorse is either a troll or someone in dire need of happy pills...don't feed the troll.


          • #25
            Originally posted by trailhorse1 View Post
            America, wake up. Do you know what your children are watching?
            What a moronic thing to say. And you are couching your nastiness in namby-pamby-ism.



            • #26
              Trailhorse, what's it to you???

              If you don't want to watch it, don't. If you don't want your children watching it, then don't let them.

              That being said...

              I was kind of surprised to see JJ in the bottom three, but I think Robert and Katherine put more expectations into her because she has had the most exposure. I was sad to see her mount, Chip, go lame w/ a suspens. inj. but they happen offen. I think anyone that spends enough time on and around their horses know when they aren't right either in soundness or personality.

              Anyone know who JJ's new mount is??? Pedigree/training??


              • #27
                America's Next Eq Star ep #2

                This show is wonderful! Very well done. I just wish they had worn Helmets. Safty should always come first. Other than that, it is super, hope we have more dressage on TV.
                Everyone on the show is very lucky to be a part of such a great show.


                • #28
                  Originally posted by NoDQhere View Post
                  Come on now, Karin Offield has made huge financial contributions to Dressage. She certainly deserves "credit" for doing all she has done to PROMOTE DRESSAGE
                  Well, credit and in-your-face, repetitive product placement are two different things. I did say that I realize that she put the show together; go back and read again if necessary. As such, I would expect that we would see the Offield logo on the show. But not over and over and over and over and over, as we do with those hats. The only show with more blatant product placement is American Idol and their Coke/Ford sponsorship.

                  On the whole it is a cute show. Too bad they couldn't get Animal Planet to pick it up instead, so that more people would actually get to see it.


                  • #29
                    I wish they had dumped the middle contestant of the last three. Took no responsibility for her poor performance.

                    I wish they would focus more on safety (pony club background coming through). I don't like lead ropes over shoulders and those horses should be tied up when putting on and off the shipping boots.

                    But I am enjoying watching it.
                    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton


                    • #30
                      I agree about the safety issues-- not wearing helmets! Oh, dear!
                      Also, I only saw the synopsis on the website, but when one of the six mounted her horse, the reins were on the buckle.
                      I agree with the comments about making drama just for the television camera.
                      Also, if everyone's riding was such a "trainwreck," then why did he let anyone ride beyond a walk? To me, it's like someone who can't trot over a ground pole, so you set up a 6 foot jump and say, "You'll just have to raise your riding standard."
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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by Dressage62 View Post
                        ... Also, if everyone's riding was such a "trainwreck," then why did he let anyone ride beyond a walk? To me, it's like someone who can't trot over a ground pole, so you set up a 6 foot jump and say, "You'll just have to raise your riding standard."
                        I know you only saw the synopsis, but you have to remember that it's just giving you bits and pieces. The synopsis is better than not seeing anything, but it's keeping the viewer at a guessing state (ex. as to what people are referring to when they say something).

                        Earlier in the first episode the candidates were giving each other lessons, one on one. When Robert brought them into the barn he was reviewing their performance. When he got to the last two people (I don't remember who they were) he was saying that he thought their specific ride/clinic/teaching was a train wreck (meaning unorganized, unproductive, etc...).

                        Also, IMO when he said that the candidates needed to raise the bar I believe he was basically saying: If you want to be America's Next Equestrian Star everyone is going to have to raise the bar (in that they need to be more organized, prepared, effective, etc...)

                        I don't think episode 2 is up on the internet yet. What I just saw on the website was of episode 1.

                        This really is a great show. If I had to guess who is going to win at this point in time, I’d guess Becca.


                        • #32
                          Originally posted by swgarasu View Post
                          I guess I should have known better than to read this- but it would be nice if folks would post a heads up about spoilers, for those of us recording the show to watch later. That's really about the only truly exciting the the show has going for it. ...
                          I understand what you're saying, but honestly if you know you're going to be watching it later then you may want to wait to come onto the thread until you've seen it. People who have seen it before you get a chance to are probably going to be posting about it.


                          • #33
                            Originally posted by HotIITrot View Post
                            I understand what you're saying, but honestly if you know you're going to be watching it later then you may want to wait to come onto the thread until you've seen it. People who have seen it before you get a chance to are probably going to be posting about it.
                            That's exactly what I did...I assumed that the thread would have spoilers, therefore, I did not open until after I had watched.


                            • #34
                              Originally posted by trailhorse1 View Post
                              America, wake up. Do you know what your children are watching?
                              I think it's Theo. Ignore the troll.
                              Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.


                              • #35
                                I think it's Theo. Ignore the troll.
                                No, not Theo. He's not capable of altering his style/verbage so much. Hence, why he has been caught so easily.
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                                • #36
                                  Whew, and not one person has outed the final person yet. What a miracle. BTW. Does anyone know what reward the final choice gets besides being RD's new assistant? I'm not trying to be snide, but do they get a car or a couple of bucks, or what? I missed anyone announcing what the winner was awarded, a job? Seems kinda lackluster in it's appeal to me____ but I'm not easily amused. :
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                                  • #37
                                    At least one prize is a three- or four-horse trailer with bumpout living quarters and the show's logo. Can't remember the exact wording but it has the year 2006 as well.
                                    That would encourage me to get my act together!


                                    • #38
                                      I love how they said at the beginning of this episode (can't remember if they said it in the first one too) that along with the trailer and the apprenticeship with Robert, they also get "a chance to compete in the Olympics".

                                      Yeah, I have a chance to compete in the Olympics too! A very very very small one, but a chance! Of course, whoever wins this will get looked at a little harder than other people, but hopefully they would have to EARN the spot like everybody else. (Of course, we are talking Robert Dover here, so maybe it would be an automatic spot!)


                                      • #39
                                        'A chance to compete in the Olympics' because you assist someone who was an Olympic rider? That's pushing it.

                                        No one in the US is going to the Olympics without a BIG sponsor to buy them internationally competitive horses and training. If the prize was a lucrative sponsorship, that wild claim might carry more weight.

                                        I suspect that was thrown in to make it seem more glamorous for the non riding viewers.


                                        • #40
                                          But, it IS Dover.
                                          Look at his current assistant Katherine. Since his back trouble, she's riding his horses in International Competition (Rainier, Kennedy). The horses are still owned by the same person, but now she's sponsoring the assistant.
                                          So the next assistant (I guess if they stay with him 14 years like Katherine has!) does have a good chance at that.