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WEF Equitation Class free online- 5:00 PM today, 3/13

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  • WEF Equitation Class free online- 5:00 PM today, 3/13

    I just got an email that said the George Morris Equitation class would be available online at no charge. The class starts at 5 PM today, with about 35 entries, and it's usually two rounds plus a test of the top 4-6 at the end.

    This is the class (formerly known as the Ronnie Mutch) open to kids who have won in the big equitation at WEF this winter, and the class format is unusual because the kids are on their own for the class. No trainers or parents allowed. It will be run out on the International Arena.

    Also, the email said that the whole Olympic team will be on the panel of judges, which should be fun. It's a neat class for the kids, and a chance for them to really show what they can do.

    I had a little trouble reading the email on my phone, but I think that was the gist of it. Enjoy!


  • #2
    Thanks for the heads up!


    • #3
      thanks!!! im definetly going to try and watch it, even if i can only make it in time for the top 4. seems very interesting & good to build the riders up, since everything must be done on their own.


      • #4
        just wanted to let everyone know i just logged on & it said it will be going at 4:30, but maybe the course walk is 4:30? just a heads up, i dont want you to miss the first 30 minutes!


        • #5
          I can't see it?

          When I log in all I get is the World Cup which was on last week. Anyone have any ideas?


          • #6
            Oops, never mind

            Yeah! Managed to find the Eq class. Just my ineptitude with all things technological.


            • #7
              Thanks for the heads up!

              I wish these guys could do all the webcasts--the video quality is fantastic!


              • #8
                What are these points from the warm up ring for?


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Whimsically Smart View Post
                  What are these points from the warm up ring for?
                  I was just going to ask the same question. Anyone know?


                  • #10
                    Wow, I just jumped in.. this is great footage!

                    Is this still the first round or the second?

                    Who's commentating?


                    • #11
                      The warm up points range from -2 through +2 and someone is judging how they use the warm-up ring, what questions they ask their groom, etc. Listening to the commentary is funny...one guy knows his stuff, the other...not so much...very Best in Show!
                      Friend of Bar.ka


                      • #12
                        Points (-2 to +2) for the warm-up ring are for horsemanship in the warm-up. They have someone (Anne K, maybe?) judging if they're doing a good warm-up with a variety of jumps, etc. to prepare themselves. Whatever that means... My guess is if they prepare adequately and if the horse seems to relax/improve during the warm-up. I think I heard at least one person lose points in the warm-up.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by clompclomp View Post
                          The warm up points range from -2 through +2 and someone is judging how they use the warm-up ring, what questions they ask their groom, etc. Listening to the commentary is funny...one guy knows his stuff, the other...not so much...very Best in Show!
                          Right.. and one of them said he judged USET finals, and the other keeps asking him questions.. that's why I was curious who it was..


                          • #14
                            Wonderful coverage! Thanks!


                            Rerider/Haydunker Clique

                            RIP Barbaro, you were my hero!


                            • #15
                              boy do the horses all look alike! I have a bay Eq horse that looks just like them! Wish I could ride like that still!


                              Rerider/Haydunker Clique

                              RIP Barbaro, you were my hero!


                              • #16
                                The guy who knows what he is talking about is Jimmy Torano. No clue on the other guy.


                                • #17
                                  Thanks, also, are they not allowed to have their coaches in with them in the warm up? Did they walk to course with their coach?


                                  • #18
                                    No coach in the warm up and I believe they walked alone also
                                    GM wants the riders to be more independent and do it all on their own
                                    Friend of Bar.ka


                                    • #19
                                      I'm annoyed at the feed, I've been booted off twice, and it keeps coming in and out, is it a mac thing? other than that the quality is better than I've seen, still happy that it was free!

                                      Nice horses!
                                      Never Forget


                                      • #20
                                        I've got it up on my usually slow work computer and haven't been booted or stalled once