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Some great scores were achieved at today's WC Grand Prix in Florida (3rd week of Global Dressage Festival). Including 68.920% for :ARG Manfredi. :woot: Now that is surely Argentinian record and a great boost for them. :)

 

Apart from Florida World Cup, we also have WC in Amsterdam and jumping WC in Zurich this weekend.

 

 

 

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Isabell Werth & Weihegold victorious in Amsterdam with 90.720% :bowdown: Great highlight for otherwise anti-climactic competition. :p

 

Btw, five Dutch riders in top 8 but none of them on podium. :lol:

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What an awesome podium in Zurich. :d

 

:ESP Alvarez Aznar

:AUT Kuhner

:COL Lopez

 

All three were quite an outsiders. Carlos Lopez has secured his place in WC final with this podium. :yes

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Michael Jung has published his competition plan for the season.

 

Major competitions

Rolex Kentucky - Rocana and Takinou

Badminton Horse Trials - Sam

European Championships - Lennox (!!)

 

His (current) selection for the Europeans is 9-year old Lennox, who still hasn't competed in a single 3* competition! If Jung can pull this of then there's really no doubt about who's the best event rider ever. :bowdown:

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Eventing world is finally coming out of hibernation (at least for a moment) with showcase competition in Wellington, Florida. :cheer:

 

Live stream >> http://tv.coth.com/

 

The schedule:
Friday, Feb. 3, 7:10 a.m. (13:10 CET) – Dressage 
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. (16:30 CET) – Show Jumping
Saturday, Feb. 4, 1:00 p.m. (19:00 CET) – Cross-Country 

 

Live results >> http://www.evententries.com/livescoring/1234567.html
 

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What a jump-off in Bordeaux WC. :d Four of the former/current World No. 1 riders knocked the same fence down! And that fence wasn't knocked by anyone in the initial round. :yikes:

 

This caused a very much surprising podium with :FRA Epaillard as the winner.

 

Also, it appears as though :GER Guido Klatte and :AUT Max Kuhner have now secured their tickets for the WC final. On the other hand, some top names are really struggling to secure their places, and they have only one more chance at the last qualifier in Gothenburg later this month!

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New Zealand's Wendi Williamson & Dejavu have won the Asia/Pacific regional final in dressage last weekend and have thus qualified for the WC final in Omaha.

 

This is the first time in history of WC (established in 1986) that a Kiwi rider has qualified for final. However, going all the way to Nebraska for one competition is not an easy decision for her, but hopefully she will go. :cheer:

 

In any case, New Zealand is building a very nice team in dressage, they will certainly turn a few heads at the WEG next year. :)

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:USA Laura Graves & Verdades have joined the "80% club" yesterday, after scoring 80.080% at the Grand Prix in Wellington.

 

This makes them only the 16th combination that got 80% in an international GP test throughout the history.

 

The others are...

 

Spoiler

:GER Isabell Werth & Weihegold

:GER Isabell Werth & Bella Rose

:GER Kristina Broring-Sprehe & Desperados

:GER Dorothee Schneider & Showtime

:GER Matthias Alexander Rath & Totilas

:GER Helen Langehanenberg & Damon Hill

:GBR Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro

:GBR Carl Hester & Uthopia

:GBR Laura Bechtolsheimer-Tomlinson & Mistral Hojris

:NED Adelinde Cornelissen & Parzival

:NED Anky van Grunsven & Salinero - first to do so (in 2006)

:NED Edward Gal & Totilas

:NED Edward Gal & Undercover

:RUS Inessa Merkulova & Mister X

:USA Steffen Peters & Ravel

 

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It's a pacman fence at the WC in Thermal. :d

 

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3 minutes ago, dcro said:

It's a pacman fence at the WC in Thermal. :d

 

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That is brilliant :bowdown:

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