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  • Eight yellow cards and a warning! No wonder they didn’t televise XC. What a mess!

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    • Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
      Eight yellow cards and a warning! No wonder they didn’t televise XC. What a mess!
      Any more info on this?

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      • Originally posted by jcraig10 View Post

        Any more info on this?
        There is a post on Eventing Nation about it.

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        • Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
          There is a post on Eventing Nation about it.
          https://eventingnation.com/eight-yel...merican-games/

          Wow...
          Building and Managing the Small Horse Farm: http://thesmallhorsefarm.blogspot.com

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          • This is telling us that we need a major overhaul, or at least a major look at how eventing fits into the "world sports" thing. We have to be honest with ourselves and say that it is not a sport for everyone, everywere. It just isn't.
            Boss Mare Eventing Blog

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            • I did FEI look-ups on most of the carded riders. Generalizing, most of their international competition records did not require any scrolling (less then 50 results if that many) and were not especially clean. A couple appeared to be mainly show jumpers crossing over.

              Based on the reports of the 5* riders who attended, the course was difficult for the level.

              Continuing after three refusals is what I don't get.

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              • Could the riders with 3 refusals have maybe crossed their tracks like Karl and Tamie did and not realized that counted as a refusal? I can’t imagine thinking it was a good idea to keep riding after 3 stops on a (very hard for the level) 3* course...

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                • Would have been nice if we could have actually watched the cross country and knew what had happened.

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                    for anyone in Canada, the indiv show jumping final is on live now.
                    some of these deserve yellow cards too.
                    a horse from Chili jumped clear, despite its rider, a poor horse from ECU had to carry its flopping rider around, somehow only having 3 rails,
                    utmost respect for a rider from URU who retired - nothing scary, the horse just had nothing left, took 3 rails early, and he retired, giving his horse lots of praise

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                    • where are you watching it live?
                      Another killer of threads

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                      • https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1583749699878
                        Boss Mare Eventing Blog

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                        • Original Poster

                          https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/p...peru-1.5230741

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                          • Original Poster

                            there has been some really good, tactful, soft riding in the most recent 10 or so. I think (hope) it was only 3 of the first 4 or 5 that I saw that were awful and with a mouth full of hardware

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                            • aw well, we down here in flyover country will have to be satisfied with your commentary, as CBC(?) isn't available here
                              Another killer of threads

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                              • Doug Payne finally got the release to post his video of his SJ ride at the Games. It is on Facebook under DPEquestrian.
                                When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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                                • Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                                  Eight yellow cards and a warning! No wonder they didn’t televise XC. What a mess!
                                  Just to be clear they didn’t televise any equestrian events, other than a bit of Show Jumping. I am glad they didn’t show the XC, but it wasn’t because they (whoever determines what will or won’t be televised) thought XC was going to be a problem.
                                  The level of riding from all the countries, other than USA, Brazil, and Canada were questionable in their abilities - specifically dressage and XC - as seen by the 42% (ish) non-completion, and the type of course all were expected to ride.

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