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Equestrian 2017 Discussion Thread

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dcro    782

:ITA Italy won Piazza di Sienna Nations Cup for the first time in 32 years. :thumbup:

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dcro    782

A bit of unimportant news. Yesterday I've read the news that Minna Telde's horse Don Charly has passed away at age of 20. :( They didn't have that successful career, only championships appearance came at the 2009 Europeans (where they placed 12th).

 

However, long before I became dressage enthusiast, I remember watching some videos from 2009 Europeans on youtube. And it was Minna Telde & Don Charly's performance to U2 music that caught my eye. Even though I hardly had an idea what's going on. :p

 


And the rest is history I'm afraid. :d Now, 6-7 years later I can very much enjoy this performance from the technical aspect too. So I guess it's thank you, Don Charly. :d

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OlympicIRL    360
41 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

And the rest is history I'm afraid. :d Now, 6-7 years later I can very much enjoy this performance from the technical aspect too. So I guess it's thank you, Don Charly. :d

 

That's a very nice story and very sad that Don Charly has now passed away. But he left a great legacy by introducing one super fan to the sport who in turn helps to educate the rest of us sports enthusiasts on here :)

 

 

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dcro    782
47 minutes ago, OlympicIRL said:

 

That's a very nice story and very sad that Don Charly has now passed away. But he left a great legacy by introducing one super fan to the sport who in turn helps to educate the rest of us sports enthusiasts on here :)

 

 

 

It's rather impressive that he finished 12th at his first and only championships. Sadly, he never really got into spotlight through some injuries that plagued him afterwards. :( But you're right, he left some legacy indeed.

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dcro    782

Italy gets another win in Nations Cup, this time in St. Gallen. :woot: I'm really looking forward to see how high can they go at jumping Europeans. :)

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Gianlu33    302
5 minutes ago, dcro said:

Italy gets another win in Nations Cup, this time in St. Gallen. :woot: I'm really looking forward to see how high can they go at jumping Europeans. :)

Finally our Equestrian back to win something, we have a great grow after Rio 2016, I hope that our federation continue whit thert their amazing work :d 

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dcro    782
On 27. 05. 2017. at 10:01, OlympicIRL said:

 

That's a very nice story and very sad that Don Charly has now passed away. But he left a great legacy by introducing one super fan to the sport who in turn helps to educate the rest of us sports enthusiasts on here :)

 

 

 

Meanwhile, I've remembered one more very memorable video from my early days of getting to know the sport. :d It's the famous performance of Andreas Helgstrand & Blue Hors Matine that has 17 million views on youtube.

 

 

 

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dcro    782
12 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

Finally our Equestrian back to win something, we have a great grow after Rio 2016, I hope that our federation continue whit thert their amazing work :d 

 

Yeah, they've improved big time. Would be great to see Italy back on team podiums, after a long wait.

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dcro    782

First day of Dressage Nations Cup in Uggerhalne, Denmark was held today. :DEN Denmark is in the lead, not surprisingly as they compete with pretty much their best team (minus Cathrine Dufour). Nice surprise came from :FIN Finland, currently in second place. :)

 

Tomorrow is the decider.

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dcro    782

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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dcro    782

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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