I have to agree with Faye, I was embarresed for him. It was a horrific test, the horse will struggle doing anything in SJ/XC from what you could see of the test, the canter was so unorganised, head up and tense... but not in the spooky sort of I WANNA GOO way, but the, I have a beginner on my back so I will make them work.
He got 80.70, I'm sure.. was horrific :S
I have to admit I turned it over for most of it, I was not impressed by the riding from some of the countries, and how harsh the riders were.
After being out for a meal and drinks for my birthday, no names are currently forming in my head, but I shall re-post tomorrow.
I appreciate that these horses are supposed to excel in all three areas, but some of the riders treat the dressage as the 'do I have to' rather than the 'Lets make our country proud' which is sad.
80% minimum of those horses are built to jump, jump, and jump.. dressage is not their natural forte, but there was some outstanding riding and horses with a lot of continuity within their gaits, suppleness and happy riders.
Can't wait to see more
Very disappointed to see so many empty seats in a 'sell out' area though!!