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George Morris excellence in equitation? WEF

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  • George Morris excellence in equitation? WEF

    Is it streaming live anywhere?

  • #2
    If it is, I have not seen it mentioned anywhere. I'm watching in person.

    Charlotte Jacobs is leading the first round so far. Lillie Keenan in second almost halfway through round one.

    Scores are being posted on www.Showgroundslive.com as they go.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks. Watching the scores too. Not quite the same as seeing it live I'm afraid... Keep us posted if you can.


      • #4
        Direct link for scores:


        • #5
          Michael Hughes just took over the lead.


          • #6
            Judges include George Morris, Jeffery Welles, and Alex Jayne together on one side of the ring, and Cynthia Hankins, Anne Kursinski, and Jimmy Torano together on the other side. Reed Kessler is judging the schooling area.

            For those not familiar with the format of this class, the kids qualify throughout WEF by winning an equitation class at 3'6". They do this class without any help from their trainers. They walk the course without trainers, school with just the help of their grooms, and are not allowed to communicate with anyone but the groom once the class starts.

            The judge in the schooling area awards points from 0-6 for their preparation, and those points are added to the score they get in the show ring.

            The top 12 come back for a second round, and then after that, the top four come back to test, which in this class usually involves switching horses.

            Tori Colvin just took over the lead with a beautiful round.


            • #7
              Originally posted by MHM View Post

              Tori Colvin just took over the lead with a beautiful round.
              I believe she won this class last year, correct?
              "People who think their brains are not worth protecting are probably right!"
              - quoted by Martha Drum


              • #8
                Sounds like a Pony Club kind of philosophy - standards to aspire to and study for, practice, and achieve. I think this is a very valuable event. I would like to look into it for my granddaughter to aspire to. Where are these classes being held, these days? Where can I look up the information on this particular division?
                My warmbloods have actually drunk mulled wine in the past. Not today though. A drunk warmblood is a surly warmblood. - WildandWickedWarmbloods


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks MHM you are much quicker than esp


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wishfulthinking711 View Post
                    I believe she won this class last year, correct?
                    I believe she did.


                    • #11
                      Darn, just missed Tori's ride. Stupid Shownet keeps "experiencing technical difficulties" and booting me off. And murphy's law it happens when one of the top riders goes

                      MHM - what gave Allison Toffolon the low score? Did she pull a rail? Missed that one too...


                      • #12
                        Megan MacPherson just took over the lead with a 95.5!


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Janeway View Post

                          MHM - what gave Allison Toffolon the low score? Did she pull a rail? Missed that one too...
                          I'm not keeping a score card, so I won't swear to it, but I think she may have been the one whose horse got a bit strong with her. She didn't circle, but there was a little wrestling involved if I'm thinking of the right one.


                          • #14
                            Sounds like a very interesting class. I hadn't heard if it before.
                            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                            ¯ Oscar Wilde


                            • #15
                              I would have enjoyed watching. There are some talanted kids out there.!
                              I like to see Tori Colvin riding. Always such a self possessed and quiet rider. Did something happen with her ride? I don't see a score..


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Ambitious Kate View Post
                                I would like to look into it for my granddaughter to aspire to. Where are these classes being held, these days? Where can I look up the information on this particular division?
                                It is a "special event" type of class held towards the end of the WEF circuit each year. The specs are in the WEF prize list, which is online. Here you go- scroll down to page 76:


                                • #17
                                  The second round course includes counter cantering a jump, trotting a jump, and demonstrating a simple change of lead after the last jump.


                                  • #18
                                    MHM where are you? I'm here watching as well & would love to say hello!
                                    Not all who wander are lost.


                                    • #19
                                      The link says "completed". Is the class over or are there more rounds to come?

                                      ETA I see, the scoring is coming up for the second round..MHM what happened with Tori Colvin's1st round?


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Originally posted by MHM View Post

                                        This link is still missing a bunch of scores including Tor's. what is cutoff?