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Who are this year's stand out hunters?

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  • Who are this year's stand out hunters?

    The must sees like Strapless, Popeye K., Rhumba?

  • #2
    Rapunzel.

    She won every class at Devon last year in the 1st years and is now doing the Juniors.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2w4X6mSgA

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    • #3
      I'm currently lusting after Bacardi
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tzpl1ODsMM
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      • #4
        Besides the two mentioned above, my top picks are:

        Quotable (pretty sure he's been champion in green and regular conformation every week he's shown at WEF)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB9mlGmVE8o

        Lightning Z, large junior who is quite impressive (video from last year)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLpdAkDOP28

        Canadian Blue, newer ride for Tori Colvin. For some reason (probably his pony-like appearance) I just love him!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osR3hYaMGHk

        Other nice ones I haven't seen a lot of but definitely like.. Trendy, Grey St, Imagine, Carson, Front Row, Friday Night, Whatever, Exclusive, Medalist. Probably way too many...but I like hunters

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dani0303 View Post
          I'm currently lusting after Bacardi
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tzpl1ODsMM
          Sorry but Havens Schatt's arms and upper body are just so distracting in this video, I couldn't even watch the horse!
          Mendokuse

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          • #6
            Bacardi I think is the nicest one out there right now. And Havens rides beautifully.
            Quotable is the most talked about though recently, because Bacardi has been a standout for a couple years already as a pregreen.

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            • #7
              Are any of these stallions?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by llsc View Post
                Rapunzel.

                She won every class at Devon last year in the 1st years and is now doing the Juniors.


                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2w4X6mSgA
                Love her!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by llsc View Post
                  Rapunzel.

                  She won every class at Devon last year in the 1st years and is now doing the Juniors.


                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2w4X6mSgA
                  She was also Grand Champion Hunter at Devon and won the Best Mare award there.

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                  • #10
                    Avignon with Jen Bauersachs, fantastic jumper!
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3P6eWgcxXU

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iridehorses View Post
                      Avignon with Jen Bauersachs, fantastic jumper!
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3P6eWgcxXU
                      Lovely mare (Vigo D'Arsouilles x Indoctro) - I know her breeder!
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                      • #12
                        Not that I am in any way shape, or form at ALL qualified...

                        But I must say that I really like Bacardi's canter better then Rapunzel's. I think its how flat hers is without the knee? It just looks to me like his would be more comfortable (although I personally prefer the "bigger" rocking horse canter).

                        Again not in any way able to criticize either...but that was my first though on seeing them both!

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                        • #13
                          I will readily admit to a friendly bias, but Daryl Portela and Winner can lay down a fairly beautiful trip.

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                          • #14
                            Quotable is in my personal top 3 for this year. A really quality horse. Garfield is also always a stand out, very consistent and about as nice as they come all around.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hunterrider23 View Post
                              Sorry but Havens Schatt's arms and upper body are just so distracting in this video, I couldn't even watch the horse!
                              When you ride like Havens, come post a video.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Tha Ridge View Post
                                When you ride like Havens, come post a video.
                                Never said that Havens isn't a wonderful rider, I just thought it was distracting! Good riding does not always equal good eq.
                                And I will never ride nearly as good as any of the top pros today.
                                Mendokuse

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by hunterrider23 View Post
                                  Never said that Havens isn't a wonderful rider, I just thought it was distracting! Good riding does not always equal good eq.
                                  And I will never ride nearly as good as any of the top pros today.
                                  Well, obviously the judges didn't find it distracting, considering that the horse jogged 1st out of 30 that trip.

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                                  • #18
                                    I watched it twice and didnt see anything distracting. I actually thought her eq was one of the best I have seen in the hunters recently and she was one of the most UN-distracting I have seen recently.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by llsc View Post
                                      Rapunzel.

                                      She won every class at Devon last year in the 1st years and is now doing the Juniors.


                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2w4X6mSgA
                                      Holy smoke. Nice horse. Horribly distracting rider! Luckily for her that horse seems like she would keep trucking along even if she was doing back flips up there.

                                      Edited: Oops, posted my response after watching the vid and before scrolling to read others' responses. I see that the another rider's riding has been picked on AND the word 'distracting' already taken . I don't mean to continue the off-topic critiquing; rather, I wanted to comment on how it is hard to focus on a horse's beautiful way of going when a rider is flopping and twisting around. These classes are to show off the horse, right?

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by kalidascope View Post
                                        Holy smoke. Nice horse. Horribly distracting rider! Luckily for her that horse seems like she would keep trucking along even if she was doing back flips up there.

                                        Edited: Oops, posted my response after watching the vid and before scrolling to read others' responses. I see that the another rider's riding has been picked on AND the word 'distracting' already taken . I don't mean to continue the off-topic critiquing; rather, I wanted to comment on how it is hard to focus on a horse's beautiful way of going when a rider is flopping and twisting around. These classes are to show off the horse, right?
                                        You're right. Maybe if Jen Alfano's eq wasn't so distracticing, Jersery Boy would've been horse of the year... Oh wait...

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