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FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2019 | Le Pin-au-Haras (FRA)

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  • FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2019 | Le Pin-au-Haras (FRA)

    Anyone out there in COTH land watching also? Today was XC, very exciting. I've been there as a tourist, so I know the course landscape is hilly, more so than it appears on TV. There have been several beautiful rides, several scary ones and many very scary falls. (I yelled 'that was your fault!" at those riders, scaring my dogs) Tomorrow is show jumping of course, so I can't wait. Anyone else, anyone? Bueller?

  • #2
    Yep! Watched xc 3*S and L + the 4*/Nations Cup. Great xc action on all 3! Watched the SJ of the 3*S this morning: A win for Gwendolen Fer and Traumprinz with Tom Carlile/Cestuy La de l'Esques in second place and Karim F. Laghouag/Triton Fontaine in third place.
    SJ of the 3*L starting in 20 min and the 4* later mid afternoon.


    • #3
      speaking of Tom Carlisle, whatever happened to Epsilon? I know he had a bad case of colic. Did he recover? Or not?
      Another killer of threads


      • #4
        I believe that Epsilon had recently had a second operation but is still with us. He is a very beautiful horse.
        "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths


        • #5
          My memory tells me that it was an infection, not "simple" colic. But I could be misremembering.
          "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
          Thread killer Extraordinaire


          • #6
            I didn't know further than what I read in EN. He is a fabulous horse regardless.
            Another killer of threads


            • #7
              Terrible website, but - full results;
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              • Original Poster

                Thank you Equibrit I appreciate that info


                • #9
                  UPSILON is slowly recovering from a neurological infection. Never had colics. Here is some news from Tom's FB page: First in-hand grazing outing. Tom and his team help him fight his way to recovery but he will probably never compete again...
                  On gagne petit à petit en équilibre et rectitude 💪🏻 #gettingbetter #upsilon #nevergiveup #walkofchampions #champion #petitapetit


                  • #10
                    Apparently a mutation of the herpes virus that effected his neurological system.
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                    • #11
                      That diagnosis could also ruin his career as a breeding stallion unless and until he doesn't shed virus in his semen. The thing about herpes is that it is basically incurable since the virus remains hidden in the body for decades or forever.
                      "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                      Thread killer Extraordinaire


                      • #12
                        I would think they have a tank full and are more concerned with his welfare.
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                        • #13
                          I see this morning that Tom went 1-2-3 at Haras Du Pin, different division.


                          Thomas Carlile takes first, second and third in the CCI3*-L. Photo courtesy of Haras du Pin.

                          One, two and three horses on the podium! Not many riders have ever done such a tremendous performance. On top of riding a large number of horses, nine in the day yesterday competing in different classes, Thomas Carlile totally mastered this long format series. He’s used to international podiums, but wouldn’t have bet on it before the competition.

                          “I didn’t have it on mind when I arrived. I knew Birmane and Bary Louvo were to fight side to side for the lead as they have already competed at this level. I’m particularly satisfied with Zanzibar Villa Rose Z who is only 7. He started eventing last year. He qualified this year for the Mondial du Lion and I wanted to see him on a long format here. He’s the conformation of a 5 star horse and has a great form. I thought the long format would better suit his gallop. And I was right. The show jumping test is his weakest point, he needs to be collected after the cross country. He has perfectly recovered after the cross country and avoided the difficulties today. He totally deserves his 2nd place,” Tomas said.

                          On the lead before the SJ phase with Birmane, Thomas couldn’t avoid the 4 penalty points. “I think that Birmane’s rider‘s been less efficient today than Bary’s one,” Thomas adds laughing. “She’s slightly better than the other two but I cut the curve to number 8. I paid it full. She’s had a few slight muscles problems in spring and it’s her 2nd competition since. She has to find her reflex back. Even if she’s a great show mare, she‘s sometimes overconfident. I wanted to give her an easy course to run for her confidence and strengthen her with the distance,”

                          It was thus all the podium places for Thomas with in order Bary louvo, Zanzibar Villa Rose Z and Birmane, leaving fourth place to Kiwi Andrew Nicholson with Spanish horse Argentino BK, and Belgian Senne Vervaecke finished fifth with Jeno.
                          from Eventing Nation.
                          Another killer of threads