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On 14/11/2020 at 21:44, heywoodu said:

Wow, that is random :yikes: 

 

I have hopes to hear him soon though... :p 

At one point yesterday he referred to dressage as "run 1" and then said "I guess I am getting ready for the Winter sports season." :p

 

Anyway, the winner.

 

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More nonsense from FEI. Starting from next season, the Short Grand Prix will be used for Dressage World Cup. With an aim "to maintain a pacey and interesting competition" and achieve more "air time on television". Surely the TV networks are already putting up their bids!

 

Basically, it's just another move supported by the British equestrian mafia. They are the only ones who created and 'tested' this format, and voila, suddenly it's official for everyone.

 

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:POR Joao Miguel Torrao & Equador deserve a little mention.

 

They opened the weekend with 77.348% (NR for Portugal). They followed it up with 79.042% in the Special (NR again) and 83.875% in the Freestyle (and again!).

 

Massive scores. If he can replicate this on a bigger stage, Torrao has a strong chance for Top 10 finish in Tokyo. Maybe even a podium - given that he improved his scores by 5-6% this year.

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Dr. Dietrich Plewa, FEI 5* five-star judge: “With Totilas, whom I was able to observe from the very beginning of his career, I first associate the concept of a talent of the century, especially for the collective lessons piaffe, passage, pirouettes. On the other hand, my impression of him has always been a bit ambiguous, because with all the expression and all the passion that the horse has brought, and an almost limitless willingness to perform, there was always a bit of a circus in his ideas. As for the sport of dressage, it has certainly contributed to its popularity. Here too, the feeling is unfortunately a bit ambivalent because the rumored price fostered the idea that dressage is something very strange that happens in some elite circles.”

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2 hours ago, dcro said:

Here too, the feeling is unfortunately a bit ambivalent because the rumored price fostered the idea that dressage is something very strange that happens in some elite circles.”

Yeah, that whole thing made dressage go from "most people don't care, some people like it" to "most people despise it, some don't care and a few like it" here. Everyone knew horses are often seen as nothing but sellable equipment and material by their owners, sadly, but that made it clearer than anything had done before in the Netherlands.

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Interestingly enough, the German championships for developing horses / riders are more international than usual this year.

 

Nurnberger Burg-Pokal (7-9 Prix St. Georg Special) - Qualification

:GER Dorothee Schneider (Sisters Act) - 76.707%

:GER Dorothee Schneider (Villeneuve) - 76.512%

:FIN Emma Kanerva (Mist of Titanium) - 75.195%

 

 

Louisidor Preis (8-10 Grand Prix) - Qualification

:AUT Sandra Nuxoll (Bonheur de la Vie) - 75.837%

:FIN Emma Kanerva (Greek Air) - 73.581%

:GER Hubertus Schmidt (Denoix) - 73.372%

 

 

Piaff-Forderpreis (U25) - Qualification

:GER Ann-Kathrin Lindner (FBW Sunfire) - 75.349%

:GER Alexa Westendarp (Der Prinz) - 71.884%

:GER Ellen Richter (Vinay) - 71.651%

 

 

All finals are tomorrow.

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NÜRNBERGER BURG-POKAL (7-9 Prix St. Georg Special) - Final

:GER Matthias Alexander Rath (Destacado) - 76.268%

:GER Dorothee Schneider (Sisters Act) - 75.732%

:NOR Isabel Freese (Fuersten-Look) - 75.683%

 

Louisidor Preis (8-10 Grand Prix) - Final

:AUT Sandra Nuxoll (Bonheur de la Vie) - 77.140%

:GER Hubertus Schmidt (Denoix) - 74.360%

:GER Dorothee Schneider (First Romance) - 73.220%

 

Piaff-Förderpreis (U25) - Final

:GER Ann-Kathrin Lindner (FBW Sunfire) - 75.500%

:GER Alexa Westendarp (Der Prinz) - 72.420%

:GER Ellen Richter (Vinay) - 72.240%

 

 

Sandra Nuxoll has no team experience and Bonheur is only 8. But, who knows, maybe they will be Austria's secret weapon for Tokyo?

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2 hours ago, dcro said:

NÜRNBERGER BURG-POKAL (7-9 Prix St. Georg Special) - Final

:GER Matthias Alexander Rath (Destacado) - 76.268%

Very good trot, exceptional walk (9.1), but really poor canter by comparison. Interesting. Flying changes were the absolute lowlight.

 

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