Darren Chiacchia to Kim Severson. He rides like a hunter rider so much that it's scary on XC. |
That seems to be the trend at lower levels too. Hunter/Jumpers who have been drilled on "Equitation" venture onto the CC course and jump a CC fence the same way they do a stadium fence - tisk tisk...they are going to get into allot of trouble.
But Darren is an exceptional rider.
Ludgar Beerbalm is one of the most functional riders out there - he'd outride many North Americans...and does - regardless of his form. May not look pretty, but he sure does get the job done. European Riding is not as perched or posed as North American Riding.
Who would I send to whom?
No one. I have allot of issues of my own to deal with, I am by no means at upper levels and who am I to judge them - since they are where they are for a reason.