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Equestrian FEI World Games 2018

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dcro    2,685

Bright sun and torrential rain at the same time? Just about perfect conditions for Minderhoud. :p

 

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dcro    2,685

Endurance standings after 2/4 loops...

 

Individual

:ESP Luque Moral

:ESP Punti Dachs

:FRA Frances

 

Team

:ESP Spain

:FRA France

:OMA Oman

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dcro    2,685

Good rides from :KOR Kim, :HKG Siu and :ARG Manfredi to finish of the first day of dressage. Finally some respectable scores for the smaller nations.

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dcro    2,685

Yep, endurance was an epic mess. From slightly delayed start, to unmarked course and riders getting lost, to cancellation of loop 1, to another big delay, and finally a cancellation with a lot of controversy. Several team officials started pushing each other, and the Spaniards were particularly angry. So I imagine it's completely cancelled, rather than counting the 2 completed loops and giving medals based on that.

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dcro    2,685

Individual endurance

cancelled

 

Team endurance

cancelled

 

Team reining

:USA United States - 681.0

:BEL Belgium - 671.5

:GER Germany - 666.5

 

First perfect prediction for me. :p

 

So the eventful first day ends. A day which featured all four seasons, torrential rain (multiple times), bright sunshine, winds, floods, flying objects, thunder and lightnings, etc.

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Bearas    18

They can push endurance competition to the next day, why cancel it completely? What a mess..

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dcro    2,685
1 minute ago, Bearas said:

They can push endurance competition to the next day, why cancel it completely? What a mess..

 

Well, the horses passed 70km, so they are not exactly fresh the next day.

 

Really sucks for Spain, as instead of going home with at least 3 endurance medals, they will be going home with nothing from this WEG...

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dcro    2,685

The one thing I liked is the use of background music in dressage arena, which was perfectly synchronized with the movements (and that's not a requirement, it's just supposed to be muffle the sounds from audience). Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper doing huge extended trots to David Guetta's When Love Takes Over was something else. :d

 

Spoiler

 

But yes, that's literally the only positive thing about the organization so far. :p

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Wanderer    641
15 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Indeed, @Wanderer how much did the Kiwis pay for this one? :redcard:
 

 

Not much, 28000 NZD per year :coffee:

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