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Eventing/show jumping/dressage news   General: Horse-related

Started 8/31/12 by gerchgo; 139361 views.
twigs6652

From: twigs6652

9/5/12

Coat - $999

Boots - 1,399

Top Hat - $2,050.

I read in the same article as the price of his "gear" that he is making a comeback after a double whammy.  In 2010, he had a fall from a horse, broke his pelvis and couldn't ride for months.  He also lost sponsors and didn't have any horses to ride.  Now he has Fandango to ride and is hoping for more opportunities.

But my real point in bringing this up, is that even though he didn't hurt his head in the fall, he did have a significant injury.  He would be a good spokesperson for wearing helmets.

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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/6/12

If anyone would like to follow/watch the AEC's (American Eventing Championships), click on the link here for www.eventingnation.com, and scroll down the page. There are clips of dressage tests today, including Becky Holder and Courageous Comet. This will be his last Advanced horse trial, I beleive Becky will ride him in some advanced dreaage shows, and he may also have some junior riders on him at the lower levels of eventing...Go CC! There is also a visoe clip of Michale Pollard riding Hanni, the horse that survived the horse trailer accident, earlier this year (or was it last year?). I'm sure they will also have video of the xcountry on Saturday, after the horses are finished.....enjoy!

www.eventingnation.com

ger

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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/7/12

Here is the link to live scoring and ride times for the AEC's xcountry...and my bad, they are having 2 days of it, although when we had it by me, and I worked it, we had 3 days, but they were also record entry years.......anyway here's the link

http://livescore.useventing.com/index.php

Becky and Comet were double clear today, but Inoticed Becky had "retired"  her other horse on course, so will have to wait until they write up what went wrong.....

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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/8/12

Becky and Can't Fire Me were eliminated on the last water jump, when Becky fell off him after he tried to get the jump when Becky put him wrong to the fence..he made the huge leap, but caught  a leg and stubled going into the water, which is when Becky came off, so I don't know why they posted her as "retiring" since a fall from the horse is an automatic elimination.....

Becky Holder and Courageous Comet jumped double-clear to extend their lead in the advanced division at the American Eventing Championships.  Becky and Comet made the hard look easy and the easy look effortless around Comet's last upper-level XC ride of his career.  Becky was just several fences from completing her second perfect round of the day, this time aboard Can't Fire Me, when she missed her distance jumping into the second water and fell at the second element after Can't Fire Me did everything he could to save the day.  Becky and "Teddy" were both up quickly and fine.  Becky took the long walk back to the barns with a frustrated smile and the comfort of knowing she will be jumping for the win tomorrow with Comet.  Eventing is a sport of inches and we were just that close to a repeat of the Saturday at Richland that gave Becky the top two places with her two lovely horses.

www.eventingnation.com

GoLuckyGo

From: GoLuckyGo

9/19/12

Thanks for the thread. Just found it after posting about my ex-racer (under "Racing") who is just starting to event.

Exciting to me, photos: http://www.photostockplus.com/home.php?user_id=41021&tmpl=127&event=1178776&album_id=1179019

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/19/12

Good luck with your Tb, they make great eventing horses!

ger

GoLuckyGo

From: GoLuckyGo

9/19/12

Indeed. Thank you!
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/21/12

Apparently most of the riders at The Plantation, In PA, were wearing helmelts instead of top hats for the upper levels for dressage........

Jan was probably among the majority of riders who chose to wear helmets in the FEI CIC *** division today which was interesting.

www.eventingnation.com

twigs6652

From: twigs6652

9/21/12

That is really interesting and the riders with the helmets looked great in their photos! 

I checked the Riders4Helmets web site to see if they had information about it.  They didn't (yet) but they had a cool campaign with the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover to encourage helmet use.

http://www.riders4helmets.com/

Lauren

 

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