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Equestrian Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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OlympicIRL    358
10 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

I've read quite a few negative comments about Broderick's selection over Allen. With some people referring to it as robbery and corruption, mainly because Allen is ranked 10th in the World while Broderick is 252nd (16th best Irish). It's easy to play general when everything is looked as black and white, I guess.

 

Yeah it's true but a lot of those negative commenters probably don't know anything about showjumping.... the rankings aren't that important, current form is way more crucial in my opinion. Greg and Going Global were out for a little while with injury but always perfrom well at Nations Cup (they jumped double clear at last weekend's Nation Cup in St.Gallen and double clear again in the Grand Prix.

It doesn't mean I think they will do much at the Olympics though.... they are untested at a major championships, but having said that, I think the Olympic format will suit them rather than a speed competition and accumulated score.

The Irish showjumping federation are a joke though.... Robert Splaine has overseen 3 consecutive failed attempts at qualifying a showjumping team for the Olympics, and this time only qualified 1 individual.... that's an absolute disaster..... I cannot believe we have now missed 3 Olympics in a row in the team event, it's really shocking. And of course it's not his fault only, but if you want a professional set up, the federation must not allow someone to keep their job after overseeing this disaster. They really need to freshen things up.

 

Horsesport Ireland in general are run very poorly..... for decades it has been obvious Ireland has real potential in eventing, and yet they do little to nothing to promote the dressage discipline. Also, I get angry every week reading their posts on their website and on Twitter cheering on how Irish show horses are winning big all over the world..... who cares? They aren't representing Ireland.... instead there should be a drive and programme where our breeders are encouraged (financially if needs be) to keep our horses at home.... then we really would be a force in equestrian.

It's the same every Olympics, nothing much changes. The one very encouraging thing is how our underage eventing teams are performing in recent years, I hope this continues.... I see some improvement in our eventers dressage scores but God it's a very slow progress.

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rybak    149

Every time when in this thread added is new post I open thread with hope that an country will reject their quota in dressage, then Polish rider could qualify to Rio, but every time I'm dissapointed :( Even South Africa accepted quota for them! :wacko:

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dcro    779

For a while I was worried that Chinese Taipei show jumping rider will not make minimum requirements for Rio, because she is really struggling this year with a lot of retirements and eliminations in pretty much every high level class. But, looks like her performance at the qualification event was enough to make minimum requirements (although that was only CSI1* competition :mumble:). https://data.fei.org/Horse/Detail.aspx?horseFeiID=102WM64

 

Nevertheless, Isheau Wong is probably going to get crushed in jumping competition. But it's great that Chinese Taipei will still be able to have their Olympic debut in equestrian. :) And hopefully she will at least complete the first round.

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OlympicIRL    358
7 minutes ago, dcro said:

For a while I was worried that Chinese Taipei show jumping rider will not make minimum requirements for Rio, because she is really struggling this year with a lot of retirements and eliminations in pretty much every high level class. But, looks like her performance at the qualification event was enough to make minimum requirements (although that was only CSI1* competition :mumble:). https://data.fei.org/Horse/Detail.aspx?horseFeiID=102WM64

 

Nevertheless, Isheau Wong is probably going to get crushed in jumping competition. But it's great that Chinese Taipei will still be able to have their Olympic debut in equestrian. :) And hopefully she will at least complete the first round.

 

Does that mean the line-up in terms of possible jumping re-allocations is pretty much closed now?... realistically I mean (I know last minute injuries could occur).

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dcro    779
9 minutes ago, OlympicIRL said:

 

Does that mean the line-up in terms of possible jumping re-allocations is pretty much closed now?... realistically I mean (I know last minute injuries could occur).

 

Yes, it should be. Peru and Chinese Taipei are the only ones that can miss out in case of unfortunate injuries (because they have only one rider each, but I'm really hoping that it won't happen). And if it somehow happens then those quotas will be reallocated within the continental qualification events.

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OlympicIRL    358
1 minute ago, dcro said:

 

Yes, it should be. Peru and Chinese Taipei are the only ones that can miss out in case of unfortunate injuries (because they have only one rider each, but I'm really hoping that it won't happen). And if it somehow happens then those quotas will be reallocated within the continental qualification events.

 

Thanks for the info. I really hope it won't happen too.... injuries are just horrible, I wouldn't wish them on anyone or to ruin an Olympic dream.

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dcro    779

The qualification period for MES (minimum eligibility standards) ended yesterday. I think all made it, the only questionmark is South Korean dressage rider.

 

Germany announced their long list for eventing in Rio. Long list actually contains "inner circle" which is the likely team for Rio. Blocks 1 & 2 is likely the reserve list. How much would I like to see Bettina Hoy in Rio though!

 

Inner circle

Sandra Auffarth (Opgun Louvo)

Michael Jung (Sam, Takinou, Rocana)

Ingrid Klimke (Hale Bob)

Andreas Ostholt (So is et)

 

Block 1

Bettina Hoy (Designer)

Julia Krajewski (Samourai du Thot)

Dirk Schrade (Hop and Skip)

 

Block 2

Claas Hermann Romeike (Cato)

Andreas Dibowski (It's me)

 

In other news, USA eventing team will be named today.

 

 

Meanwhile, Danish dressage championships ended. Podium finishers Dufour, Kasprzak and Kirk Thinggaard are in "crystal water" for selection. Final team to be confirmed on July 17th.

 

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MantaRaymarc    25
1 hour ago, dcro said:

The qualification period for MES (minimum eligibility standards) ended yesterday. I think all made it, the only questionmark is South Korean dressage rider.

 

Germany announced their long list for eventing in Rio. Long list actually contains "inner circle" which is the likely team for Rio. Blocks 1 & 2 is likely the reserve list. How much would I like to see Bettina Hoy in Rio though!

 

Inner circle

Sandra Auffarth (Opgun Louvo)

Michael Jung (Sam, Takinou, Rocana)

Ingrid Klimke (Hale Bob)

Andreas Ostholt (So is et)

 

Block 1

Bettina Hoy (Designer)

Julia Krajewski (Samourai du Thot)

Dirk Schrade (Hop and Skip)

 

Block 2

Claas Hermann Romeike (Cato)

Andreas Dibowski (It's me)

 

In other news, USA eventing team will be named today.

 

 

Meanwhile, Danish dressage championships ended. Podium finishers Dufour, Kasprzak and Kirk Thinggaard are in "crystal water" for selection. Final team to be confirmed on July 17th.

 

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I hope Kim Dong-seon has been selected to the South Korean team in Olympic dressage competition.

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dcro    779

Since the deadline for reaching the MES has passed, FEI published the list of nominated entries. Basically all athletes will come from this lists. Some teams are also confirmed now, as their nominated entries don't contain reserves.

 

Dressage

Eventing

Jumping

 

P.S. South Korea confirmed.

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LDOG    181

Good, we have almost the same team as the PanAmerican Games. I was worried the guys couldn't get the same horses. Only Biraben's horse Abunola is missing, hopefully it's because this is a better horse.

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stamura84    8

italy got one quota in jumping,and on the list there are three names .Do this means that italy has to choose just one of them,right?

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dcro    779
6 minutes ago, stamura84 said:

italy got one quota in jumping,and on the list there are three names .Do this means that italy has to choose just one of them,right?

 

Yes, Italian federation nominated three riders for Rio selection. One of them will be chosen, while the other two will be named as reserves.

 

These are preliminary entries basically. Final entries will be published after everyone selects their final teams.

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