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  • Olympic Eventing Team

    Anyone know who is on the long list for the team? Have they made a short list yet?

  • #2
    The short list won't be chosen until July, just before shipping to England for quarantine. The team will be chosen just before shipping to Hong Kong. Selecting the team is always very last minute and is base on performance, fitness, and soundness It's a long way from here to there.

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    • #3
      Exactly. The Winter Training List A and B squads can give you some hints about what the selectors are thinking, but there's alot of time before the team is even narrowed down to the ten that go to England (and I understand the final five horse/riders aren't confirmed until the day they board the plane in England to head to HK).

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      • #4
        Rolex is essentially serving the purpose of a "trial", at least that's my understanding.

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        • #5
          [QUOTE=GotSpots;3053382]Exactly. The Winter Training List A and B squads can give you some hints about what the selectors are thinking, QUOTE]


          With some notable absences BUT that does not preclude someone form declaring intent and fullfilling the selection criteria.
          Last edited by snoopy; Mar. 5, 2008, 12:08 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nowoncourse View Post
            Anyone know who is on the long list for the team? Have they made a short list yet?
            We're ALL on the long list... its just a VERY VERY long list!! haha!

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            • #7
              I spoke with a selector over the weekend and got a little insight
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              • #8
                Originally posted by wlrottge View Post
                I spoke with a selector over the weekend and got a little insight

                You cannot drop a bomb like that and not expand with in reason!!!!!

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                • #9


                  He sounded confident that there were some VERY strong horse/rider teams on the list and that some had stepped up their game. (I'm paraphrasing some and have to be general).

                  From the sounds of it, Rolex is going to be a GREAT event this year to watch!
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                  • #10
                    did any of the score 27 in the Olympic dressage test (at pinrtops), finsih inside the time XC, show jump clear, and finish on their dressage score????????????
                    Last edited by snoopy; Mar. 5, 2008, 01:23 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                      did any of the score 27 in the Olympic dressage test, finsih inside the time, show jump clear, and finish on their dressage score????????????
                      Snoops, you should make up "Corrine for 2008 Beijing Olympics" buttons and pass them out at events.

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                      • #12
                        Okay here it is:

                        Corinne and Dobbin have MORE than proved their worth for the winter training camps. Pinetops over the weekend was just one of many stellar performances. She does this off her own back, no help from anyone. Why is she being over looked?!!!
                        These camps are funded by US!!! the people who pay into the system.
                        She and Dobbin are too consistantly good to over look. And it happens all the time. No answers from anyone when queried about why...nothing.

                        Now I know corinne, but this goes beyond her.

                        My big problem is principle...How many Corinne's might there be? What does this say to others that even if you are one of the best...you have no shot in hell of being let in???
                        What more does one need to do? Well actually I am pretty sure, but that would be too vulgar to say here on this board.

                        If you look at the training list for this year, you would be shocked at who was invited...Some horses do not have a snowballs chance in hell at Olympic selection and I will go so far as to say for future selection.

                        Why not Dobbin? I can think of no one more deserving of at least a shot!! Corinne upholds the values of the Olympic spirit, which is more than I can say for a few.

                        People want stories, well how about a backyard horse and rider who fought tooth and nail to get where they are, done it on their terms, with dignity only to be ignored.
                        How do you think she feels when the press and people come up to her and say, Why are you not on the training list? She has been gracious, I for one whould have been far more vocal.

                        This is politics at its worst. This situation could happen to any one of us.
                        This is why I am furious.

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                        • #13
                          Very informative reading re Olympic selection procedures:
                          http://www.usef.org/documents/highPe...Procedures.pdf
                          SportHorseRiders.com
                          Taco Blog
                          *T3DE 2010 Pact*

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                          • #14
                            She should become a Canadian citizen and she'd be on the team right away. We'd love a chance at a medal!!! At least the Canadian selectors are looking at the developing riders a bit more than those who have already had a pink coat repeatedly.

                            I totally understand your frustration. Was this not the same as the Pan Am's selection? Sending in the "A" team who's been there, done it over and over again instead of focusing on up and comers who are showing consistency and improvement and giving them a team opportunity? I mean... all in the name of a medal I suppose, but the same goes for Canadian right now. Someone was left off the short list that should very well have been on it.
                            Last edited by Jazzy Lady; Mar. 9, 2008, 11:40 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Snoopy,
                              I'm as annoyed by the politics as anyone else, but didn't you say in another post that Dobbin travels poorly, or has traveled poorly in the past?
                              Given the lengthy trip to China and the weather conditions the horses are going to face there, I would *guess* that finding horses who will stand up to the climate will be on selectors' minds as much as performance and scores.
                              I evented just for the Halibut.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by NeverTime View Post
                                Snoopy,
                                I'm as annoyed by the politics as anyone else, but didn't you say in another post that Dobbin travels poorly, or has traveled poorly in the past?
                                Given the lengthy trip to China and the weather conditions the horses are going to face there, I would *guess* that finding horses who will stand up to the climate will be on selectors' minds as much as performance and scores.

                                I did NOT say he travels poorly. Someone else did. In any event, many horses are not stars in the back of a horse box. If the powers that be want to use this as an excuse, I will give then a list of those on the training list that a dreadful travelers. I am not saying give her an olympic spot, but rather the SAME opportunities as those on the training list to be in the best possible position to EARN that spot. This curtesy has not been extended in this case.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by NeverTime View Post
                                  Snoopy,
                                  I'm as annoyed by the politics as anyone else, but didn't you say in another post that Dobbin travels poorly, or has traveled poorly in the past?
                                  Given the lengthy trip to China and the weather conditions the horses are going to face there, I would *guess* that finding horses who will stand up to the climate will be on selectors' minds as much as performance and scores.

                                  Dobby has no health issues, is a small weedy TB who would find the conditions less challenging then some of the heavier horses that are being "concidered". He is out their running at the SAME events has everyone else and in the same conditions.

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                                  • #18
                                    Who is on the winter training lists?
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                                    • #19
                                      http://www.eventingnewsusa.com/useve...news=20071208A

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                                      • #20
                                        There are a few horses on there that have very obvious soundness issues or aren't even competing this year.

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