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Equestrian 2017 Discussion Thread

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Lol, this is gold. :lol:

 

 

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Looks like equestrian events were approved today for 2024 Olympics. :mumble: Also, format changes that include reducing number of team members from 4 to 3 (+ "active" reserve) has been confirmed. Next Olympics should bring quite a few new nations. :d

 

http://inside.fei.org/news/fei-president-welcomes-ioc-confirmation-equestrian-sport-2024-olympic-programme-and-approval

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The third eventing 4*, Luhmuhlen Horse Trials will be held this week. Entries can be found here

 

Rather a big entry field for Luhmuhlen, but only 6 riders for the home German team. :yikes: And this is technically the strongest eventing competition in Germany...

 

Participating nations...

:AUS Australia (3)

:BEL Belgium (1)

:DEN Denmark (1)

:FRA France (4)

:GER Germany (6)

:GBR Great Britain (18)
:IRL Ireland (4)

:ITA Italy (1)

:NED Netherlands (3)

:NZL New Zealand (4)

:RSA South Africa (1)

:SWE Sweden (1)

:USA United States (5)

:ZIM Zimbabwe (1)

 

Go, go :ZIM Cami Kruger. :cheer:

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On 6/9/2017 at 19:33, dcro said:

Looks like equestrian events were approved today for 2024 Olympics. :mumble: Also, format changes that include reducing number of team members from 4 to 3 (+ "active" reserve) has been confirmed. Next Olympics should bring quite a few new nations. :d

 

http://inside.fei.org/news/fei-president-welcomes-ioc-confirmation-equestrian-sport-2024-olympic-programme-and-approval

Will mean more nations for dressage and show jumping and make very little difference to the results.

However eventing will either mean easier cross country courses or less than half the teams finishing the event.

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22 minutes ago, Dragon said:

Will mean more nations for dressage and show jumping and make very little difference to the results.

However eventing will either mean easier cross country courses or less than half the teams finishing the event.

 

There will be more new rules in eventing. Riders who get eliminated at one of the stages will be allowed to continue in the team competition only, if their horses pass the vet inspection. Such eliminations would incur additional penalties though. 100 for elimination in dressage/jumping, 150 for XC.

 

There will also be an "active" reserve option. Reserves will be allowed to enter at any stage during the competition. Additional penalties for putting a reserve forward are yet to be decided.

 

Plus, the technical level of XC will be 3* instead of 4*, but still with the same length and same amount of jumping efforts.

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:USA Marilyn Little and Scandalous are in the lead after the first day of dressage in Luhmuhlen. Few riders might challenge her tomorrow, Hoy primarily. Leaderbord here.

 

Oh, and I forgot to mention it last week. :JPN Yoshiaki Oiwa & Calle have won quite a strong 3* eventing competition in Braham last weekend... This up and coming partnership seems to be very much on a roll. Don't act all surprised if Japan snatches a medal in eventing in Tokyo. :p

 

 

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Sinatra Frank Baby, son of Sinatra himself is competing here! :p

 

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Some cool news from Czech Republic today.

 

:SVK Michael Bugan & For President got the first out of two required 65% qualifying scores for European Dressage Championships this summer... :yes Here's hoping he makes it, would be a historic achievement for Slovakia. :fingers:

 

Meanwhile, :HUN Aniko Losonczy & Mystery managed to get their second 65% score. She becomes the third qualified Hungarian meaning that they will field a team for the first time in decades. :)

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Bettina Hoy is leading both of the competitions in Luhmuhlen. Amazing :bowdown:

 

Leading the German CIC3* Championships with Seigneur Medicott with 26.3 penalties after XC.

Leading the CCI4* with Designer with 36.0 penalties after XC.

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Dressage Nations Cup in Rotterdam is in progress... USA with a serious chance to lead in front of Dutch after today. :yikes: Dutch are supposed to be unbeatable in Rotterdam. :p

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