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WEF $500,000. CSI 5* Grand Prix 8pm EDT Tonight!

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  • #61
    Well, these riders are going for it if nothing else.


    • #62
      I have a feeling this might be Beezie's night, but we shall see... Well done to Athina Onassis for the double clears though!
      "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


      • #63
        Holy moly Blue Angel


        • #64
          Just lost a shoe!


          • #65
            Lost a shoe and still takes the lead!


            • #66
              Originally posted by Lizrd View Post
              Just lost a shoe!
              And went into the lead anyway!
              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


              • #67
                Exciting ride by the Brazilian fellow. Still hoping for Beezie.


                • #68
                  Agreed! Many thanks, USEF!!! (Now: about getting that Town Meeting online... )
                  "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                  • #69
                    Wonderful competition. These athletes never cease to amaze! Thanks, USEF!!


                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Lizrd
                      I have to say these live feeds make my Saturday nights. The cameras for this one have been terrific. Thank you USEF Network!
                      I agree, but what is with the one camera coming out as a pink tint? Is that just me?

                      (Not complaining, the feed was great tonight no matter the color )


                      • #71
                        Huge thanks to USEF Network, the sponsors, and everyone involved in putting on the live feed. It is fantastic.


                        • #72
                          The Chronicle's coverage includes some great pictures. As usual. And that's a pretty good finish for the Miranda household- combined prize money of $240,000 for husband-and-wife checks from first and third place!



                          • #73
                            as if Athina Onassis needed that much more money.... just change for her... but she/they are great riders!


                            • #74
                              Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
                              Well, that, but more so she needs it to stay in the frame for the international team. Katie Dinan is closing very fast.

                              She's done really well with her newer horses this circuit, as well as Katie Prudents young horses. I think she tends to try to save Cylana for when it really counts. I think Reed wants to win every time, but I think she sees past the WEF circuit. Take the nations cup for example. Her rounds were AMAZING and they meant much more than a big pot of money. I think she knows Cylana and knows that she's gotta look at the big picture. Not saying she doesn't give her all every time she goes in a class, but I believe she is more concerned with the bigger picture. This is what I can gather from her fb posts, twitter and performances at least.


                              • #75
                                It was fantastic in person! Even though we hadn't thought it would be so cold and froze ...it was fantastic! HUGE crowd and the people watching was superb too. We sat by the blue wall and held our breath when the horses circled before it to go over the Veuve Cliqout ...quite a turn but they all managed.

                                We walked across the ring and thru the tunnel just as Reed picked up her check for $15K...long brown hair flowing, youngful exurberance excited to get a check and when I said ' Congrats...she smiled and said thank you.

                                di Miranda, who is strikingly good looking, rode his VERY TALL and beautiful horse past us. Athina, a tall lovely woman rode by as well on a fabulous horse. How lovely to 'have it all'... the beautiful people. We could have reached out and touched them...

                                Walking back to our parking spot thru the barn area...it was sad to see the empty stalls and vendors packing to go on to the next venue. It is an exciting 12 weeks. There is still some H/J going on for the next 2 weeks.


                                • Original Poster

                                  It does seem that some people "have it all" however, Athina lost her mother at a young age and , her family circumstances were tragic.
                                  It is nice to see some happiness come her way.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    It does seem that some people "have it all" however, Athina lost her mother at a young age and , her family circumstances were tragic.
                                    It is nice to see some happiness come her way.


                                    • #78
                                      And what did the top three have in common?



                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by MHM View Post
                                        And what did the top three have in common?

                                        Cool I read GM was coaching Athina, didn't realize he'd coached all three. They all looked very elegant as well as effective.


                                        • #80
                                          I remember the scandal when Athina announced she was marrying a rider, much older than she was... The Greek government (already fighting her French dad for control of the money she inherited) was in crisis... I bet she could help the Greek financial situation and make a dent! lol

                                          I am mostly happy for Ben Maher. He has had a wonderful season so far. Do you know what happened to him in the last few weeks? His FB updates and tweets were all about seeing doctors and sessions in the hyperbaric chamber? Did he have a fall? I never did find what had happened. I just like him a lot and Jane Clark must be delighted with his results.

                                          Can't wait to see E. Lamaze back to the top, but he is very well with all his new horses, esp. Wang Chung (Tom Reed)!