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  • Eventing Photo on Facebook

    I saw this eventing photo on facebook (don't worry, you can click on the link without an account).

    I wanted to know more about it. Anyone know the place/rider/etc.

    Thanks so much for any assistance.

    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...08515561_n.jpg
    Semi Feral

  • #2
    Eeeek. I'd like to know too.

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    • #3
      I found this one before. This is Clayton Fredericks. I am trying to find which horse. I thought it was Burghley 2010, as he is pictured below, but it's not the same horse. So still working on the horse.

      Here's a similar pic of him on another mount.

      http://www.eventingworldwide.com/wp-...eMyGuestII.jpg

      ~Emily
      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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      • #4
        Found it again

        Blenheim 2010

        Clayton on Townfields Flyer.

        http://www.flickriver.com/photos/kim...7624817161393/

        ~Em
        "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thank you so much for your help.
          Semi Feral

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          • #6
            "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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            • #7
              I'm so happy this wasn't about the crash montage/football meme going around!

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              • #8
                FYI, I think Townsfields Flyer is the name of the fence, not the horse...
                ~Nancy~

                Adams Equine Wellness

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                • #9
                  That fence is identical to the Broken Bridge at Kentucky - where Kerry Milliken lost her Seoul Olympic bid because Pirate fell into it and she broke a leg - in 1988.
                  Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                  • #10
                    I loved that fence because, as I recall, it was close to the trade fair and the beer truck (which served delicious brew in real glasses).

                    I heart Blenheim.

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                    • #11
                      The most famous version of this type of fence would be Cottesmore Leap at Burghley. It's "the picture" to get on a XC course made up of some of the most intimidating jumps in the world. It's been on the course for years and years.

                      http://www.google.com/search?q=cotte...w=1012&bih=686

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                      • #12
                        Look at the last photo on the link (as above) http://www.flickriver.com/photos/kim...7624817161393/

                        of Laura Collett jumping bareback in the High Jump, and just gasp in awe. I think she won in 2010. Great competition to watch.
                        "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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                        • #13
                          Ahh I remember that now. Sorry. The horse is "Brookleigh"

                          Here's a video clip from that round:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byxf5UROlwk

                          ~Emily
                          "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Willesdon View Post
                            Look at the last photo on the link (as above) http://www.flickriver.com/photos/kim...7624817161393/

                            of Laura Collett jumping bareback in the High Jump, and just gasp in awe. I think she won in 2010. Great competition to watch.

                            and then you have Mark Todd jumping shirtless
                            Barn rat for life

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
                              That fence is identical to the Broken Bridge at Kentucky - where Kerry Milliken lost her Seoul Olympic bid because Pirate fell into it and she broke a leg - in 1988.
                              IIRC she fell with HMS Dash, her first Advance horse. The Pirate was her second horse and rising star in 2007.
                              "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                              Courtesy my cousin Tim

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by fooler View Post
                                IIRC she fell with HMS Dash, her first Advance horse. The Pirate was her second horse and rising star in 2007.
                                Definitely not 2007... 1987...
                                Blugal

                                You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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                                • #17
                                  Now that is where Eventing stands alone as a superior equestrian sport!
                                  Freaking AWESOME!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by starrunner View Post
                                    I saw this eventing photo on facebook (don't worry, you can click on the link without an account).

                                    I wanted to know more about it. Anyone know the place/rider/etc.

                                    Thanks so much for any assistance.

                                    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...08515561_n.jpg
                                    I was there! Like other people said, it's Clayton on Brookleigh at Blenheim in 2010. Here's a 2 photo "sequence" of him jumping Fence #5 - the Townfields Flyer. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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                                    www.horsejunkiesunited.com - The Blog for & by Amateur Riders

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                                    • #19
                                      I'll try to post some pics from Rolex 92/ 93...think I have a pic of the broken bridge...definitely a rider frightner!

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                                      • #20
                                        You have to give credit to these horses - they are so bold.
                                        Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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