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  • Olympic Trials

    I saw that the list of riders was released...http://theequestriannews.com/2012/03...ng-contenders/

    They start March 21st at 1 pm and will be shown here: http://usefnetwork.com/featured/2012...SelectionTrial
    Last edited by Rel6; Mar. 20, 2012, 01:37 PM.

  • #2
    Glad to see so many younger names on that list! Hope they all do great at the trials and can find an opportunity to ride in the Olympics.

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    • #3
      Do you know if the 1pm is EST?

      Do you know how it work exactly? Just like a regular jumping round, and whoever comes out on top goes? Or more complex?

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        #4
        Originally posted by maigenesis View Post
        Do you know if the 1pm is EST?

        Do you know how it work exactly? Just like a regular jumping round, and whoever comes out on top goes? Or more complex?
        Not sure what time zone, and round information is on the site under prize list!

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          Originally posted by maigenesis View Post
          Do you know if the 1pm is EST?

          Do you know how it work exactly? Just like a regular jumping round, and whoever comes out on top goes? Or more complex?
          Yes, 1pm EST and the last 2 are at 7pm. They will be a mix of a speed class, Nations Cup and Jump-Off. Info about the selection trials & schedule --> US Show Jumping Team Selection Trials - List of Riders and Schedule

          Also, HJU will be holding "live chats" while we watch the USEF Network. The chats start about 5 min before the broadcast & they're a lot of fun. Exciting week ahead!!!
          www.ecogold.ca
          www.horsejunkiesunited.com - The Blog for & by Amateur Riders

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          • #6
            I'm down here in Wellington for the trials, and I'll be posting coverage and photos on www.chronofhorse.com, keeping you up to date on all the news!

            Molly Sorge

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Molly Sorge View Post
              I'm down here in Wellington for the trials, and I'll be posting coverage and photos on www.chronofhorse.com, keeping you up to date on all the news!

              Molly Sorge
              What a great job you have, imagine getting paid to watch the Olympic trials. Have fun.

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              • #8
                Thanks Molly! That would be great!

                So what does it mean for the rest of the competitors if Laura, Beezie, and McLain have already been named to the long list? And this seems like a silly question, but how many will make it to the long list?

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                • #9
                  Being named to the long list doesn't guarantee them a spot in the Olympics, it just means they are on the long list without having to take part in the selection trials. The long list will be long ; and further down the line as the season progresses names will be cut and it will become the short list.

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                  • #10
                    I'm not sure what they are doing this year, but generally everyone named ahead of time (up to 5), plus the top x number from the trials make the long list. I wouldn't be surprised if they took 8-10 horses to Europe for one of those 3 week mini-tours this summer before naming the squad.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                      Not sure what time zone, and round information is on the site under prize list!
                      Yes, 1pm EST and the last 2 are at 7pm. They will be a mix of a speed class, Nations Cup and Jump-Off. Info about the selection trials & schedule --> US Show Jumping Team Selection Trials - List of Riders and Schedule

                      Also, HJU will be holding "live chats" while we watch the USEF Network. The chats start about 5 min before the broadcast & they're a lot of fun. Exciting week ahead!!!


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                      Great! Thanks It will be exciting to see the old Jr's (Brianne, Jessica) compete!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by maigenesis View Post
                        Yes, 1pm EST and the last 2 are at 7pm. They will be a mix of a speed class, Nations Cup and Jump-Off.
                        I was reading the prize list, and there are not going to be any jump-offs. I also didn't see any mention of a Nations Cup. For all of them it says "FEI Table A Article 238.1.1. (Not against the clock, but with a time allowed). There will not be a jump-off. Competitors with an equal number of faults will remain tied."

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                        • #13
                          To answer some of your questions... They are not limiting the list for selection as they have in years past (i.e., top 12 from the trials go to Europe and compete in Nations Cups).

                          After the conclusion of the trials, all the riders who successfully completed the trials will be ranked on the list according to where they placed in the trials. McLain Ward has already been placed on that list with Sapphire and Antares F, Beezie Madden with Coral Reef Via Volo, and Laura Kraut with Cedric. Because they are not limiting the list to a specific number, those spots are not preventing anyone else from being on the list; it just means those horses don't have to jump in the trials.

                          After the trials, there are four specified observation events (http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...rvation-events), two on each coast, at which ALL the listed riders (including those who were given a bye from the trials) must compete. The selectors will evaluate their performances at those events, combined with their selection trials performance, and then name a list of from five to 12 horse/rider combinations.

                          Check out a summary of the selection procedures here.

                          Because the U.S. is no longer qualified for the FEI Top League (formerly the Super League), the chef and selectors cannot use a European team tour to make their final decisions.

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                          • #14
                            Still confused - how many go on to the observation events?

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                            • #15
                              The number that is being tossed around is 15 horse/rider combinations will be named to the long list. So it would be 37 horse/rider combinations vying for the 11 remaining spots.

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                              • #16
                                Thanks - so basically you to be in the top 25-30% of the class to get thru.

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                                • #17
                                  There is no number specified in the official selection procedures for the long list. And according to a USEF official, there is no cut-off for the list. Just ranking.

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                                  • #18
                                    As per the USEF selection procedures...

                                    "All applicant athlete/horse combinations, provided that the athlete/horse combination has met the application requirements in Section I.A., will be named to the Long List in order of their Final Overall Standing in the Selection Trials"

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