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  Badminton dressage (05/08/2014) 
5:11
H&H Carol: 

Bye guys!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:11 H&H Carol
5:11
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Thankyou so much guys, fantastic coverage! Will re-join on Sunday as I’m lucky enough to be going to watch tomorrow!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:11 Alex
 
H&H Carol: 

Have a great day her tomorrow!

  H&H Carol
5:11
H&H Carol: 

We hope you will all join usd tomorrow even if you are watching on BBC red button.

Friday May 9, 2014 5:11 H&H Carol
5:10
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

Thanks a lot for brilliant coverage

Friday May 9, 2014 5:10 Rainer
5:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Hope you all enjoyed that. I won’t be here tomorrow, but Carol will be so log on to enjoy her updates!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:10 Anna Ross Davies
5:09
H&H Carol: 

Visit the H&H stand at Badminton

Friday May 9, 2014 5:09 H&H Carol
5:09
[Comment From KerryKerry: ] 

Thanks for the live commentary..Its made work so much better. Wish i was going to watch the XC tomorrow.

Friday May 9, 2014 5:09 Kerry
5:09
[Comment From friendfriend: ] 

Thank you for being brilliant talk to you tomorrow

Friday May 9, 2014 5:09 friend
5:09
H&H Carol: 

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Friday May 9, 2014 5:09 H&H Carol
5:09
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

thank you so much Carol & Anna, looking forward to tomorrow

Friday May 9, 2014 5:09 Jess
5:08
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

Same score as Parklane Hawk!!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:08 Rainer
5:08
H&H Carol: 

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Friday May 9, 2014 5:08 H&H Carol
5:08
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Tied with WFP yet again!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:08 Guest
5:08
[Comment From VirginiaVirginia: ] 

Thk u so much Carol & Anna – u must be almost as tired as we are down here!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:08 Virginia
5:08
H&H Carol: 

Tomorrow come and join us during cross-country, which gets underway at 12noon (UK time). Register now for the reminder at http://www.horseandhound.co…

Friday May 9, 2014 5:08 H&H Carol
5:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Andrew scores 41.0 for 7th

Friday May 9, 2014 5:07 Anna Ross Davies
5:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

And a very good final halt and centre line. i think this will be competitive but not top

Friday May 9, 2014 5:06 Anna Ross Davies
5:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

3rd flying change was a little early and a clean 4th change

Friday May 9, 2014 5:05 Anna Ross Davies
5:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Got his first 9 for the canter half pass. bit tense into 2nd flying change but clean

Friday May 9, 2014 5:05 Anna Ross Davies
5:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Looks a little bit strong in the hand at times.

Friday May 9, 2014 5:04 Anna Ross Davies
5:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced counter canter and clean flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 5:04 Anna Ross Davies
5:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice canter half pass right. Getting lots of useful marks but not in the top 3 at the moment

Friday May 9, 2014 5:04 Anna Ross Davies
5:03
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Mary,William or Pippa for me!!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:03 Guest
5:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halt not square. Not relaxed in the walk and fussing in the mouth in the ext walk. Med walk wasn’t good steps

Friday May 9, 2014 5:03 Anna Ross Davies
5:02
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Won’t be on top but will be close enough with the XC tomorrow

Friday May 9, 2014 5:02 Alex
5:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Losing a bit of expression in the trot in the half passe, but positioning was correct, earning 7s and 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 5:02 Anna Ross Davies
5:02
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

No he can’t reach the first three, but 39 or 40 were great. Come on Andrew – you have well deserved to win Badminton for the first time

Friday May 9, 2014 5:02 Rainer
5:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very very flashy ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 5:02 Anna Ross Davies
5:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit tense in the pirouette, keen and going against the contact at times

Friday May 9, 2014 5:02 Anna Ross Davies
5:01
[Comment From VirginiaVirginia: ] 

We hope so – it’s his turn surely!

Friday May 9, 2014 5:01 Virginia
5:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Slightly head tilting and bove the bit in shoulder-in, loads better in half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 5:01 Anna Ross Davies
5:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice medium trot with clear trans at start and end

Friday May 9, 2014 5:01 Anna Ross Davies
5:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good entry, one of the best

Friday May 9, 2014 5:01 Anna Ross Davies
5:01
[Comment From friendfriend: ] 

Anna do we click on same email reminder tomorrow

Friday May 9, 2014 5:01 friend
 
H&H Carol: 

I will post the link for tomorrow at the end of today’s session so don’t log off until you have it

  H&H Carol
5:00
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 5:00 
4:59
H&H Carol: 

And our final rider will be Andrew Nicholson riding Nereo. Can he trouble the leaders?

Friday May 9, 2014 4:59 H&H Carol
4:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tim scores 45.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 4:59 Anna Ross Davies
4:57
[Comment From KATKAT: ] 

I will be in my PJ’s tomorrow watching XC as I am home alone!! Brilliant xx

Friday May 9, 2014 4:57 KAT
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

Don’t forget to join us for H&H Live as well as watching on red button

  Anna Ross Davies
4:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

And a good 4th change. Shame about the 2nd one. Good test from Tim Price. Will be competitive, but not right at the top of the leaderboard

Friday May 9, 2014 4:57 Anna Ross Davies
4:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely 3rd flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:57 Anna Ross Davies
4:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Shame, horse got a little confused in 2nd change, nearly trotted then changed

Friday May 9, 2014 4:57 Anna Ross Davies
4:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

Knee action is adding a little extra expression to ext canter, but could cover more ground

Friday May 9, 2014 4:56 Anna Ross Davies
4:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced half pass and counter canter with a good flying change, all good 7s and 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 4:56 Anna Ross Davies
4:55
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

You can get red button on freeview

Friday May 9, 2014 4:55 Jayne
4:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good in the contact on the medium walk and good move off to canter

Friday May 9, 2014 4:55 Anna Ross Davies
4:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little unsteady in the contact in the ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 4:55 Anna Ross Davies
4:54
[Comment From friendfriend: ] 

Does anyone know if you have to have sky to get the red button

Friday May 9, 2014 4:54 friend
4:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice and relaxed in medium walk, bit of shuffling into square halt and coming against the hand in the rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 4:54 Anna Ross Davies
4:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Anticipating the half pass a little. The horse has quite a bit of knee action which looks nice in the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 4:54 Anna Ross Davies
4:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Could cover a bit more ground in the ext, looks similar to the medium

Friday May 9, 2014 4:54 Anna Ross Davies
4:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit sticky in the pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 4:53 Anna Ross Davies
4:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

Smart medium trot, this horse is a smart mover. lovely bend in the half-pass, well ridden

Friday May 9, 2014 4:53 Anna Ross Davies
4:52
[Comment From alex dancealex dance: ] 

WOW not bad for a first time horse at badminton wish i wcould of seen it though! but tomorrow is the big test!!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:52 alex dance
4:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good entry, one stride of trot into halt

Friday May 9, 2014 4:52 Anna Ross Davies
4:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tim is looking flash around the edge

Friday May 9, 2014 4:52 Anna Ross Davies
4:51
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

As overnightleader you got a lot of pressure:-))

Friday May 9, 2014 4:51 Rainer
4:51
Anna Ross Davies: 

This is an attractive horse

Friday May 9, 2014 4:51 Anna Ross Davies
4:51
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Fab score from Clark Montgomery

Friday May 9, 2014 4:51 Guest
4:51
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:51 
4:51
H&H Carol: 

Next is Tim Price riding Wesko

Friday May 9, 2014 4:51 H&H Carol
4:50
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

Well done Clark, but tomorrow is another day…..

Friday May 9, 2014 4:50 Rainer
4:50
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

WOOOO! No pressure for XC tomorrow now then!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:50 Alex
4:50
[Comment From KerryKerry: ] 

wow

Friday May 9, 2014 4:50 Kerry
4:49
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clark has taken the lead with a score of 33.5pen

Friday May 9, 2014 4:49 Anna Ross Davies
4:49
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Sounds amazing! If I was having a bet it’d be on this one…

Friday May 9, 2014 4:49 Alex
4:48
Anna Ross Davies: 

Beautiful 2nd flying change out of well balanced counter canter. good 3rd change and 4th change, more 9s. This will run the leader close…

Friday May 9, 2014 4:48 Anna Ross Davies
4:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse changed behind briefly at end of ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 4:47 Anna Ross Davies
4:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Quarters overtook momentarilt in left half pass but quickly corrected, more 9s

Friday May 9, 2014 4:47 Anna Ross Davies
4:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very well balanced half pass. and counter canter and flying change all of good quality, more 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 4:47 Anna Ross Davies
4:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice move off to canter 8s for walk

Friday May 9, 2014 4:46 Anna Ross Davies
4:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very relaxed ext walk, good purposeful strides

Friday May 9, 2014 4:46 Anna Ross Davies
4:46
[Comment From HeatherHeather: ] 

agreed, I’m going tomorrow and thanks to you guys I feel much more a part of it than I would have done otherwise!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:46 Heather
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

Glad to hear that!

  Anna Ross Davies
4:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not square in the halt, but 5 steps accurate rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 4:46 Anna Ross Davies
4:45
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Predicted this as the only one today to beat 36 so hope it does!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:45 Alex
4:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good positioning from the rider in shoulder-in and half pass trot

Friday May 9, 2014 4:45 Anna Ross Davies
4:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good walk pirouette. More 9s coming in from the judges. Lovely steps in the ext trot.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:45 Anna Ross Davies
4:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice crossing and balance in the half pass. Looking good

Friday May 9, 2014 4:45 Anna Ross Davies
4:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice cadenced medium trot. Very good. 9s

Friday May 9, 2014 4:44 Anna Ross Davies
4:44
[Comment From friendfriend: ] 

Just really want to thank Anna and Carol for making dressage so interesting it’s been fab thank you

Friday May 9, 2014 4:44 friend
4:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Smart entry by Clark

Friday May 9, 2014 4:44 Anna Ross Davies
4:43
[Comment From JennyJenny: ] 

Brilliant! Well in contention. The leaderboard looks VERY international – can’t wait for tomorrow!!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:43 Jenny
4:43
H&H Carol: 

One of three horses by Limmerick here this year (the others being Shannondale Titan and Magennis), Loughan Glen comes to his first Badminton. He was second at Barbury CIC3* and third at Blenheim CCI3* last term, having benefited from a wind operation.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:43 H&H Carol
4:43
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:43 
4:43
H&H Carol: 

Next is Clark Montgomery riding Loughan Glen

Friday May 9, 2014 4:43 H&H Carol
4:42
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicola score 43pen for 11th. Great score for first 4 star

Friday May 9, 2014 4:42 Anna Ross Davies
4:41
H&H Carol: 

Nicola gives her a lovely pat and looks really chuffed with that.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:41 H&H Carol
4:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely final halt and Nicola looks delighted

Friday May 9, 2014 4:41 Anna Ross Davies
4:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Slightly over prepared for 4th change, tense but clean

Friday May 9, 2014 4:41 Anna Ross Davies
4:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

Pity tension and changed behind before 3rd flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:40 Anna Ross Davies
4:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced counter canter, this horse has got good spring and lift in the active, looks active and happy

Friday May 9, 2014 4:40 Anna Ross Davies
4:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

Earning lots of 7s and 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 4:40 Anna Ross Davies
4:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good trans to ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 4:40 Anna Ross Davies
4:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

Swinging the quarters slightly in the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 4:39 Anna Ross Davies
4:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

Fragile counter canter, horse looks a bit keen to change.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:39 Anna Ross Davies
4:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

Keeping good balance in canter half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:39 Anna Ross Davies
4:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit of tension in med walk, but maintained.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:39 Anna Ross Davies
4:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Could just stretch more out to the contact in ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 4:38 Anna Ross Davies
4:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tiny bit tense in rein back but obedient

Friday May 9, 2014 4:38 Anna Ross Davies
4:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice bend in half pass left

Friday May 9, 2014 4:38 Anna Ross Davies
4:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice nice air time in the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 4:37 Anna Ross Davies
4:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good walk pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 4:37 Anna Ross Davies
4:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Balance well maintained in shoulder-in

Friday May 9, 2014 4:37 Anna Ross Davies
4:37
[Comment From JennyJenny: ] 

Lovely looking mare – c’mon Nic!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:37 Jenny
4:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lots of 7s, lovely balanced medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 4:37 Anna Ross Davies
4:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Big smile from Nicola for the judges

Friday May 9, 2014 4:36 Anna Ross Davies
4:36
H&H Carol: 

The second mare Nicola rides here this year, this coloured girl was eighth at Bramham CCI3* in 2013 and recently second at Burnham Market CIC3* with a very smart sub-40 dressage score. She makes her four-star debut. Nicola finished in the top 10 here three times with multi-medallist Opposition Buzz, now retired from the top level.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:36 H&H Carol
4:35
H&H Carol: 

This is an attractive coloured horse

Friday May 9, 2014 4:35 H&H Carol
4:35
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:35 
4:35
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:35 
4:35
H&H Carol: 

Next we have Nicola Wilson and Beltane Queen

Friday May 9, 2014 4:35 H&H Carol
4:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

William and Parklane Hawk score 41.2pen

Friday May 9, 2014 4:34 Anna Ross Davies
4:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

A solid competitive test, but not right at the top of the leaderboard

Friday May 9, 2014 4:33 Anna Ross Davies
4:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Little tension but well recovered by William into 3rd test and similar in the 4th. Test has been quite solid. Little loss of balance into final halt

Friday May 9, 2014 4:33 Anna Ross Davies
4:32
Anna Ross Davies: 

Cautious counter canter, clean change, a little downhill

Friday May 9, 2014 4:32 Anna Ross Davies
4:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well maintained counter canter, flying change a little bit downhill but correct

Friday May 9, 2014 4:31 Anna Ross Davies
4:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good move off to canter

Friday May 9, 2014 4:31 Anna Ross Davies
4:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

6s and 7s for the walk work

Friday May 9, 2014 4:31 Anna Ross Davies
4:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nearly square halt, Nice straight rein back, horse’s mouth slightly open. lots of 7s and 8s so far

Friday May 9, 2014 4:30 Anna Ross Davies
4:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Shoulder-in was better. Not a huge mover but have a very regular rhythm

Friday May 9, 2014 4:30 Anna Ross Davies
4:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

one of the smallest pirouettes weve seen but stuck in one step.Tiny loss of balance in otherwise good ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 4:29 Anna Ross Davies
4:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little bit varying the line in the quarters in the shoulder-in.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:29 Anna Ross Davies
4:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good trans into flashy med trot

Friday May 9, 2014 4:28 Anna Ross Davies
4:28
H&H Carol: 

An (unsuccessful) ex-racehorse who was produced to three-star in New Zealand by Matthew Grayling, Parklane Hawk won Burghley 2011 and Kentucky 2012 with William. He has also finished third at Burghley twice and fifth here last year. One of the best and most consistent horses in the world.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:28 H&H Carol
4:27
[Comment From friendfriend: ] 

10′s all round!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:27 friend
4:27
[Comment From KerryKerry: ] 

lets hope so ….fingers crossed for him.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:27 Kerry
4:26
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:26 
4:26
H&H Carol: 

Next is William Fox-Pitt riding Parklane Hawk. Will we see our first 10 of the competition from this combination

Friday May 9, 2014 4:26 H&H Carol
4:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bill scores 44pen for 12th

Friday May 9, 2014 4:26 Anna Ross Davies
4:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Muddled 3rd and jumped together in the last change. needs a bit more polish in the changes for a good mark, but some nice work shown

Friday May 9, 2014 4:25 Anna Ross Davies
4:25
H&H Carol: 

:Live scores at http://www.badminton-horse….

Friday May 9, 2014 4:25 H&H Carol
4:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Much more organised in 2nd flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:24 Anna Ross Davies
4:24
[Comment From KerryKerry: ] 

William to win :) (or mary of course)

Friday May 9, 2014 4:24 Kerry
4:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Boldly forward in ext canter, that’s good

Friday May 9, 2014 4:24 Anna Ross Davies
4:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicely uphill in the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 4:24 Anna Ross Davies
4:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Muddled first flying change, some tension before

Friday May 9, 2014 4:23 Anna Ross Davies
4:23
[Comment From friendfriend: ] 

What time does William go please

Friday May 9, 2014 4:23 friend
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

William is next

  Anna Ross Davies
4:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Unsettled in med walk

Friday May 9, 2014 4:23 Anna Ross Davies
4:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely sq halt, 6 steps in rein back unfortunately, mouth open

Friday May 9, 2014 4:22 Anna Ross Davies
4:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little bit high in the head carriage, good shoulder-in, neck is coming up a bit but getting useful marks, 7s and 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 4:22 Anna Ross Davies
4:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very active behind which is not quite matched byt the front leg in the extension , which is unusual

Friday May 9, 2014 4:22 Anna Ross Davies
4:21
Anna Ross Davies: 

Positive medium trot, the horse has a lot of cadence, bordering on the rhythm becoming stilted

Friday May 9, 2014 4:21 Anna Ross Davies
4:19
H&H Carol: 

A rider fielding his best ever string of horses, evidenced by the fact his Badminton mounts form two-thirds of Australia’s current top national squad. Shannondale Titan — one of three Limmerick sons competing this year — won the competitive CCI3* at Saumur last May and makes his four-star debut.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:19 H&H Carol
4:19
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:19 
4:19
H&H Carol: 

Next in is Bill Levell riding Shannondale Titan

Friday May 9, 2014 4:19 H&H Carol
4:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Izzy scores 45pen

Friday May 9, 2014 4:19 Anna Ross Davies
4:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse is having a good look around as they leave the area

Friday May 9, 2014 4:17 Anna Ross Davies
4:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite square in the final halt.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:17 Anna Ross Davies
4:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

3rd change also of good quality. but a problem with the 4th change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:17 Anna Ross Davies
4:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

This test is flowing better now

Friday May 9, 2014 4:17 Anna Ross Davies
4:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Another lovely flying change, they seem to be a highlight for this pair

Friday May 9, 2014 4:17 Anna Ross Davies
4:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

earning 8s. Nice balanced half pass, a little bit on hand in ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 4:16 Anna Ross Davies
4:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice balanced canter, counter canter and v nice big and expressive flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:16 Anna Ross Davies
4:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice medium walk steps

Friday May 9, 2014 4:15 Anna Ross Davies
4:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

halt was square, a little late, rein back was reluctant but achieved 5 steps

Friday May 9, 2014 4:15 Anna Ross Davies
4:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Picture isn’t totally harmonous

Friday May 9, 2014 4:14 Anna Ross Davies
4:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse is arguing a little in the contact, looks a bit strong

Friday May 9, 2014 4:14 Anna Ross Davies
4:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk pirouette was a little stiff but better than many we have seen. Needs a bit more GO in the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 4:14 Anna Ross Davies
4:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

Too much neck bend in shoulder-in and half pass, need more bend in the body

Friday May 9, 2014 4:13 Anna Ross Davies
4:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good entry. Positive medium trot, but the very most expressive

Friday May 9, 2014 4:13 Anna Ross Davies
4:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Izzy sporting a crash hat

Friday May 9, 2014 4:12 Anna Ross Davies
4:12
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 4:12 
4:11
H&H Carol: 

Next is Izzy Taylor riding Thistledown Poposki

Friday May 9, 2014 4:11 H&H Carol
4:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mark scores 41.8pen for 6th

Friday May 9, 2014 4:11 Anna Ross Davies
4:10
H&H Carol: 

Nice pat on the neck for Leonidas from Mark.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:10 H&H Carol
4:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice 3d change and 4th change, scores ranging from the judges. There was a 9 in there. Progressive to not quite square halt. A good test, but not a top one

Friday May 9, 2014 4:09 Anna Ross Davies
4:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse is in a nice uphill balance now.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:09 Anna Ross Davies
4:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice purposeful ext canter and very nice 2nd flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:09 Anna Ross Davies
4:08
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

what are ground conditions like? will the weather an technical xc show on the horses come Sunday?

Friday May 9, 2014 4:08 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

Ground has dried up a fair bit with the drying wind today, but it’s definitely soft ground

  H&H Carol
4:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well maintained counter canter but late flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 4:08 Anna Ross Davies
4:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little wobble coming out of the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 4:08 Anna Ross Davies
4:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Unsteady in contact in med walk and progressive to canter

Friday May 9, 2014 4:07 Anna Ross Davies
4:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very relaxed big steps in ext walk, should pick up some good marks there

Friday May 9, 2014 4:07 Anna Ross Davies
4:07
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Pretty sure he got 41.3 last year so yes Jess

Friday May 9, 2014 4:07 Alex
4:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite sq halt, but good rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 4:07 Anna Ross Davies
4:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse anticipating the half pass in the shoulder in and putting the quarters in

Friday May 9, 2014 4:06 Anna Ross Davies
4:06
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

thats a shame, i’m sure on a good day he can do a fab test

Friday May 9, 2014 4:06 Jess
4:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Pirouette was OK, A little unsteady in the contact. Very nice trot ext.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:06 Anna Ross Davies
4:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Didn;t hold an absolutely straight line inthe shoulder in, some wobbling

Friday May 9, 2014 4:05 Anna Ross Davies
4:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Positive medium trot from this horse, perhaps the steps were a little flat.

Friday May 9, 2014 4:05 Anna Ross Davies
4:05
H&H Carol: 

The test was extremely tense throughout, which will have affected most of the marks. Excellent riding by Pippa to prevent him blowing up completely

Friday May 9, 2014 4:05 H&H Carol
4:05
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Thats seems quite a harsh mark, they seem to be heavily penalising some today

Friday May 9, 2014 4:05 Jess
4:04
H&H Carol: 

Next is Mark Todd riding Leonidas II

Friday May 9, 2014 4:04 H&H Carol
4:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Right, I’m back up and running!

Friday May 9, 2014 4:04 Anna Ross Davies
4:03
H&H Carol: 

Redesigned has stopped to scratch his leg on the way out . Scored 54.2

Friday May 9, 2014 4:03 H&H Carol
4:02
H&H Carol: 

Shame that tensioned marred some movements in that test but a very good final halt

Friday May 9, 2014 4:02 H&H Carol
4:02
H&H Carol: 

Anna’s computer has crashed, typing on here instead. Tense but achieved the flying changes

Friday May 9, 2014 4:02 H&H Carol
4:01
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Thanks H&H team, you’re doing a great job. Much appreciated :-)

Friday May 9, 2014 4:01 Guest
3:59
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Well done for a good test from Sarah!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:59 Alex
3:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit tense in halt and rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 3:59 Anna Ross Davies
3:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

I’m back!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:58 Anna Ross Davies
3:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

I’m back!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:58 Anna Ross Davies
3:58
H&H Carol: 

Nice spring and lift in the trot, but he isn’t entirely still in the contact

Friday May 9, 2014 3:58 H&H Carol
3:57
H&H Carol: 

Good ground cover in the medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 3:57 H&H Carol
3:57
H&H Carol: 

Halt was immobile but Redesigned clearly wants to get on with the job

Friday May 9, 2014 3:57 H&H Carol
3:57
H&H Carol: 

Redesign is looking a bit hot outside the arena, Pippa is riding a circle before entering in canter

Friday May 9, 2014 3:57 H&H Carol
3:56
H&H Carol: 

Pippa sporting very white breeches

Friday May 9, 2014 3:56 H&H Carol
3:55
H&H Carol: 

Sarah Bullimore scores 46.5pen

Friday May 9, 2014 3:55 H&H Carol
3:54
[Comment From VirginiaVirginia: ] 

Good job Carol

Friday May 9, 2014 3:54 Virginia
 
H&H Carol: 

Thanks. You learn a lot sitting next to a top ride/trainer analysing dresage for 2 days twice a year!

  H&H Carol
3:54
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 3:54 
3:53
H&H Carol: 

Next in will be Pippa Funnell riding Redesigned

Friday May 9, 2014 3:53 H&H Carol
3:53
H&H Carol: 

Anna will now be sprinting back across the park to return to the press office shortly!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:53 H&H Carol
3:53
H&H Carol: 

Good 3rd change, and good 4th change. the changes definitely improved as the test went on. And a square final halt

Friday May 9, 2014 3:53 H&H Carol
3:52
H&H Carol: 

Better 2nd change but slightly after centre line

Friday May 9, 2014 3:52 H&H Carol
3:52
H&H Carol: 

Better canter half pass, straight centre line this time. Positively ridden ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 3:52 H&H Carol
3:51
H&H Carol: 

Oh dear, not on the centre line after the ca nter half pass. Tension in the first flying change leading to mistakes

Friday May 9, 2014 3:51 H&H Carol
3:51
H&H Carol: 

Ext walk maintained, Anticipating the canter trans in med walk

Friday May 9, 2014 3:51 H&H Carol
3:50
H&H Carol: 

Good square halt, slightly crooked inthe rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 3:50 H&H Carol
3:50
H&H Carol: 

Earning 7s and 8s for the trot work

Friday May 9, 2014 3:50 H&H Carol
3:49
H&H Carol: 

Just stepped back in one step in the walk pirouette but we’ve seen a lot worse!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:49 H&H Carol
3:49
H&H Carol: 

Nice bend in the trot half pass right

Friday May 9, 2014 3:49 H&H Carol
3:49
H&H Carol: 

Nice ground cover in the med trot, perhaps a little quick?

Friday May 9, 2014 3:49 H&H Carol
3:48
H&H Carol: 

About to start. Entry looked good, can’t see if the halt was square

Friday May 9, 2014 3:48 H&H Carol
3:47
H&H Carol: 

This horse has got nice cadence in the trot work

Friday May 9, 2014 3:47 H&H Carol
3:47
H&H Carol: 

Looking smart as they trot into the main arena

Friday May 9, 2014 3:47 H&H Carol
3:46
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 3:46 
3:46
H&H Carol: 

Next is Anna’s pupil, sarah Bullimore riding Valentino V.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:46 H&H Carol
3:46
H&H Carol: 

Johan scored 53.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 3:46 H&H Carol
3:45
H&H Carol: 

9 6 6 for the 3rd change!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:45 H&H Carol
3:44
H&H Carol: 

Jumped together behind in 3rd change and a clean 4th change

Friday May 9, 2014 3:44 H&H Carol
3:44
H&H Carol: 

Canter more uphill on right rein

Friday May 9, 2014 3:44 H&H Carol
3:44
H&H Carol: 

7 7 7 for canter half pass left

Friday May 9, 2014 3:44 H&H Carol
3:43
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 3:43 
3:43
H&H Carol: 

Bit downhill in counter canter then above the bit in the change.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:43 H&H Carol
3:43
H&H Carol: 

Not straight on centre line after canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 3:43 H&H Carol
3:42
H&H Carol: 

Contact and outline avrying in ext walk, but maintained, slightly above the bit into canter

Friday May 9, 2014 3:42 H&H Carol
3:42
H&H Carol: 

Not square in halt, above the bit in the rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 3:42 H&H Carol
3:41
H&H Carol: 

Slight head tilt in shoulder-in, some loss of balance in half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 3:41 H&H Carol
3:41
H&H Carol: 

Not the biggest mover in the trot this one. Slightly hesitant in the walk pirouette. Better ground cover in the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 3:41 H&H Carol
3:40
H&H Carol: 

Another attractive grey horse

Friday May 9, 2014 3:40 H&H Carol
3:40
H&H Carol: 

First in is Johan Lundin riding Johnny Cash. Anna is missing a man in uniform. She will be disappointed.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:40 H&H Carol
3:40
H&H Carol: 

Here we go. As I said Anna is away warming up Sarah Bullimore, so I’d do my best to bring you the action as it happens.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:40 H&H Carol
3:39
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Carol, any breeding details on Easy Target, apart from dealers job lot?! Thanks.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:39 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

Unfortunately not.

  H&H Carol
3:35
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Charlotte D has a horse called Johnny Cash, a lovely chestnut which she is bringing on

Friday May 9, 2014 3:35 Jayne
3:35
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

But don’t forget this is another level!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:35 Rainer
3:27
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Thanks for info about Michael Jung. He has done well

Friday May 9, 2014 3:27 Jayne
3:25
H&H Carol: 

The judges are Martin Plewa at C; Anne-Marie Taylor at H and Andrew Beenie at B

Friday May 9, 2014 3:25 H&H Carol
3:25
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Sorry if this has already been asked but who are the 3 Judges this year?

Friday May 9, 2014 3:25 Guest
3:21
H&H Carol: 

The next rider will be Johan Lundin from Sweden riding Johnny Cash at 15.40

Friday May 9, 2014 3:21 H&H Carol
3:21
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

http://www.rechenstelle.de/…

Friday May 9, 2014 3:21 Rainer
3:20
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

Sam/Michael and Ingrid Klimke/escada scored today 27,90 in the dressage

Friday May 9, 2014 3:20 Rainer
3:20
H&H Carol: 

Visit the H&H stand at Badminton

Friday May 9, 2014 3:20 H&H Carol
3:20
H&H Carol: 

Dodson & Horrell ambassador Zara Phillips will be visiting the D&H stand (no. 134) to sign autographs and chat to spectators about their horses, so don’t miss your chance to meet her. Check at the stand to confirm which day/time.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:20 H&H Carol
3:20
H&H Carol: 

Dodson & Horrell ambassador Laura Collett will be on the D&H stand (no. 134) at 2.30 on Saturday to sign autographs, chat about her horses and explain why she uses Dodson & Horrell for her event horses.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:20 H&H Carol
3:20
H&H Carol: 

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Friday May 9, 2014 3:20 H&H Carol
3:19
  
Friday May 9, 2014 3:19 
3:19
H&H Carol: 

\In the meantime, here is a short video interview with Nick Gauntlett, which we short after his test earlier today.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:19 H&H Carol
3:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

I am off to help Sarah Bullimore prepare for her test. She is 2nd in after the break. I will rush back straight after that. See you then!

Friday May 9, 2014 3:18 Anna Ross Davies
3:18
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Jayne, Michael Jung isn’t competing at Badminton because he is at Marbach CIC3 which is pretty well his home competitions and also one which the German prospective team members are being required to ride by the coach.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:18 Guest
3:18
H&H Carol: 

That’s our last rider before the afternoon break.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:18 H&H Carol
3:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good 3r flying change and good 4th change. Got some good marks.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:17 Anna Ross Davies
3:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse looks very relaxed in the counter canter which is nice to see, little problem in the flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 3:17 Anna Ross Davies
3:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good transition forward to ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 3:16 Anna Ross Davies
3:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs more bend in canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 3:16 Anna Ross Davies
3:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

Looks very secure in the counter canter and flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 3:16 Anna Ross Davies
3:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk maintained, slightly cautious canter debart. Nicely balanced half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 3:15 Anna Ross Davies
3:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not a great halt, then rude in the contact inthe rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 3:15 Anna Ross Davies
3:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lost the angle in the shoulder-in

Friday May 9, 2014 3:14 Anna Ross Davies
3:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Jack kniffed in walk pirouette. nice trot ext

Friday May 9, 2014 3:14 Anna Ross Davies
3:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lacking bend at the beginning of the half pass but corrected. Good start by Tom so far

Friday May 9, 2014 3:14 Anna Ross Davies
3:12
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 3:12 
3:11
H&H Carol: 

Next nd last before the break is Tom McEwan and Diesel

Friday May 9, 2014 3:11 H&H Carol
3:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Christopher scores 44.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 3:11 Anna Ross Davies
3:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely clean change, small mistake in 4th change. Couple of 9s there

Friday May 9, 2014 3:10 Anna Ross Davies
3:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Moment of tension before flying change, but change was clean

Friday May 9, 2014 3:09 Anna Ross Davies
3:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Accurate canter ext, could have a bit more ground cover. Everything is working out so far. Nice flowing counter canter

Friday May 9, 2014 3:09 Anna Ross Davies
3:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs more bend in the canter half pass for an extra mark

Friday May 9, 2014 3:08 Anna Ross Davies
3:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice uphill flying change, still 7s and the odd 8, going well

Friday May 9, 2014 3:08 Anna Ross Davies
3:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

Purposeful ext walk. Maintained med walk, good canter trans, could have more bend in half pass, more 7s

Friday May 9, 2014 3:08 Anna Ross Davies
3:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not great in the halts, stepped back in this one, horse looks a bit fragile in the rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 3:07 Anna Ross Davies
3:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Earning lots of 7s and few 8s so far

Friday May 9, 2014 3:07 Anna Ross Davies
3:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs more bend in left trot half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 3:06 Anna Ross Davies
3:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Could have a little more scope in the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 3:06 Anna Ross Davies
3:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good balance in the shoulder-in, half passes. Walk pirouette was a bit big but correct.

Friday May 9, 2014 3:06 Anna Ross Davies
3:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Swung quarters in the first halt,nice expressive medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 3:05 Anna Ross Davies
3:04
[Comment From RosieRosie: ] 

Nice to be able to catch up with action, thanks all! Am going to have a tough weekend – last week of exams coming up, and the cross country looks like it could be epic! I can see this page being open all weekend in the library…

Friday May 9, 2014 3:04 Rosie
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good luck with your exams!

  Anna Ross Davies
3:03
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 3:03 
3:02
H&H Carol: 

Next in we have Christopher Burton riding TS Jamaimo

Friday May 9, 2014 3:02 H&H Carol
3:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Emily scores 49.2pen

Friday May 9, 2014 3:02 Anna Ross Davies
3:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Emily looks very pleased

Friday May 9, 2014 3:01 Anna Ross Davies
3:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean but croup high change, 4th over excited and late

Friday May 9, 2014 3:01 Anna Ross Davies
3:00
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter quality is suffering, canter has got a bit 4 beat. Problems in the flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 3:00 Anna Ross Davies
3:00
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Just seen on an ‘EventingNation’ report that: ‘there are rumblings back in the barns that some riders are considering withdrawing their horses, saying the course asks too much of horse and rider’ … Seems surprising? Have you heard anything like this?

Friday May 9, 2014 3:00 Alex
 
H&H Carol: 

I’m afraid running this service doesn’t allow me time to go down to the stables, so no I haven’t heard this

  H&H Carol
2:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicely positioned half pass. Smattering of 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 2:59 Anna Ross Davies
2:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

This horse appears unexcited bythe atmosphere, very relaxed in walk

Friday May 9, 2014 2:59 Anna Ross Davies
2:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Looking very relaxed in ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 2:59 Anna Ross Davies
2:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite square in halt, rein back not digaonal

Friday May 9, 2014 2:58 Anna Ross Davies
2:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice half pass. Pulling in some 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 2:58 Anna Ross Davies
2:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

Better shoulder-in to the left,

Friday May 9, 2014 2:58 Anna Ross Davies
2:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ext Trot was nicely balanced

Friday May 9, 2014 2:58 Anna Ross Davies
2:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk pirouette was too big

Friday May 9, 2014 2:57 Anna Ross Davies
2:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse looked like anticipating half pasin shoulder-in, half pas better

Friday May 9, 2014 2:57 Anna Ross Davies
2:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice transition into medium trot which is well maintained

Friday May 9, 2014 2:57 Anna Ross Davies
2:56
H&H Carol: 

This pair were 16th at Burghley last year and Greenlawn Sky High makes his Badminton debut. Emily, a multi-medalled pony, junior and young rider competitor, has completed here four times, her best result being 15th in 2010 on Society Spice.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:56 H&H Carol
2:56
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 2:56 
2:55
H&H Carol: 

Next in is Emily Llewellyn riding Greenlawn Sky High

Friday May 9, 2014 2:55 H&H Carol
2:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ludwig scores 49.8

Friday May 9, 2014 2:55 Anna Ross Davies
2:54
[Comment From CaroleCarole: ] 

Thank you for your insights Anna

Friday May 9, 2014 2:54 Carole
2:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ludwig looks pleased with that

Friday May 9, 2014 2:54 Anna Ross Davies
2:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little shoryt behind in 3rd flying change, but veyrnice 4th flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 2:53 Anna Ross Davies
2:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

Flying change was a stride after the centre line but nice and clean. Gettimg a few 7s

Friday May 9, 2014 2:53 Anna Ross Davies
2:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

Quickening rather than lengthening in the ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 2:53 Anna Ross Davies
2:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter is a bit tight, flying change was keen, but will earn 6s and 7s rather than 7s and 8s, unless the relaxation improves

Friday May 9, 2014 2:52 Anna Ross Davies
2:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter looks a bit tight

Friday May 9, 2014 2:52 Anna Ross Davies
2:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ext walk was nice and relaxed

Friday May 9, 2014 2:52 Anna Ross Davies
2:51
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse relecutant to rein back, but got there in the end

Friday May 9, 2014 2:51 Anna Ross Davies
2:51
[Comment From VirginiaVirginia: ] 

There are a few of us suffering sleep deprivation down here!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:51 Virginia
2:50
Anna Ross Davies: 

Got stuck 1 step in the walk pirouette. Slow to develop the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:50 Anna Ross Davies
2:50
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very expressive medium trot, just one momentary loss of balance, good rhythm shoulder-in and half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:50 Anna Ross Davies
2:49
[Comment From Angela MackieAngela Mackie: ] 

I am reading your comments in Auckland, New Zealand, and it is ten to two in the morning. Love your comments. Thank you. Angela

Friday May 9, 2014 2:49 Angela Mackie
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

Great to have you with us!

  Anna Ross Davies
2:49
Anna Ross Davies: 

Quite fast cantering up the centre line.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:49 Anna Ross Davies
2:49
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ludwig looks a little bit tense going around the arena, but horse looks OK

Friday May 9, 2014 2:49 Anna Ross Davies
2:48
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

It sounded, from your comments, that it might have scored better than that

Friday May 9, 2014 2:48 Jess
2:48
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 2:48 
2:48
H&H Carol: 

Next is Ludwig Svennerstal riding King Bob

Friday May 9, 2014 2:48 H&H Carol
2:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Oliver scores 48.7pen. We thought that more score slightly better than that.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:47 Anna Ross Davies
2:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Square halt to finish. Some very good riding from oliver, keeping a lid on this horse which is looking rather fresh!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:46 Anna Ross Davies
2:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean 3rd change, And got the 4th change, very well ridden

Friday May 9, 2014 2:45 Anna Ross Davies
2:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

No problems in the 2nd flying change, very well prepared by oliver

Friday May 9, 2014 2:45 Anna Ross Davies
2:44
[Comment From KatieKatie: ] 

Meant to be revising and instead just reading your commentary! It’s fab!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:44 Katie
2:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very Very bold ext canter – going for a gallop!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:44 Anna Ross Davies
2:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicely maintained counter canter then lots of problems in the flying change, continued changing legs after earnt three 2s. shame

Friday May 9, 2014 2:44 Anna Ross Davies
2:43
Anna Ross Davies: 

Maintained the ext walk, but not the medium despite Oliver’s best efforts. Very nice canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:43 Anna Ross Davies
2:43
[Comment From Victoria DanceVictoria Dance: ] 

im getting no work done today like yesterday no work done, but your doing fab job ladies enjoying it very much!!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:43 Victoria Dance
 
H&H Carol: 

Glad you are enjoying it Victoria

  H&H Carol
2:43
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite square in halt and tense in rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 2:43 Anna Ross Davies
2:42
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicely positioning shoulder-in and good bend in the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:42 Anna Ross Davies
2:42
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice positive trot ext with good push from behind

Friday May 9, 2014 2:42 Anna Ross Davies
2:42
Anna Ross Davies: 

A litle bit off centre in the walk pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 2:42 Anna Ross Davies
2:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good posititioning on the centre line in shoulder-in

Friday May 9, 2014 2:41 Anna Ross Davies
2:41
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

go oliver!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:41 Guest
2:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice forward balanced medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:41 Anna Ross Davies
2:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Oliver is sporting a very shiny top hat!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:41 Anna Ross Davies
2:39
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 2:39 
2:38
H&H Carol: 

Next in is Oliver Townend riding Armada

Friday May 9, 2014 2:38 H&H Carol
2:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Denis scored 59.2

Friday May 9, 2014 2:38 Anna Ross Davies
2:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean 3rd flying change. Clean 4th flying change. This test has scored mostly 6s, but no waving at the judges this time! Rider looks pleased

Friday May 9, 2014 2:37 Anna Ross Davies
2:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

More balancd counter canter but jumped together behind in the flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 2:37 Anna Ross Davies
2:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little tense and lacking bend in half pass, mostly 6s

Friday May 9, 2014 2:36 Anna Ross Davies
2:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice flying change, not the most expressive but no problems

Friday May 9, 2014 2:36 Anna Ross Davies
2:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Crooked after half pass and changing legs behind in counter canter

Friday May 9, 2014 2:35 Anna Ross Davies
2:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk maintained but changing legs now in canter, showing tension

Friday May 9, 2014 2:35 Anna Ross Davies
2:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halt rein back looked fragile but performed

Friday May 9, 2014 2:34 Anna Ross Davies
2:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Against the hand in the shoulder-in

Friday May 9, 2014 2:34 Anna Ross Davies
2:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Hocks out behind in the extended trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:34 Anna Ross Davies
2:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Turned around rather than doing a pirouette and cantered away

Friday May 9, 2014 2:33 Anna Ross Davies
2:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Quarters out rather than shoulder in on the centre line

Friday May 9, 2014 2:33 Anna Ross Davies
2:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse looks a little strung out in the medium trot, long in the frame

Friday May 9, 2014 2:33 Anna Ross Davies
2:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Problems on the entry, changes legs

Friday May 9, 2014 2:33 Anna Ross Davies
2:32
H&H Carol: 

Completed in 42nd on their debut here last year, with a fault-free cross-country but a dismal dressage, after which Oregon De La Vigne stood up and waved at the judges as he left the arena. Improved in the first phase for 23rd at Burghley in the autumn. Denis was a 2001 European team silver medallist and rode this horse at London 2012.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:32 H&H Carol
2:31
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 2:31 
2:31
H&H Carol: 

Next in we have Denis Mesples of France riding Oregon De La Vigne

Friday May 9, 2014 2:31 H&H Carol
2:31
[Comment From HettyHetty: ] 

Thank you so much for this coverage, making being at work rather than Badminton bearable!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:31 Hetty
2:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Sara scores 40.7 that test really split the judges, judge at H 6% below

Friday May 9, 2014 2:31 Anna Ross Davies
2:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

Little problem coming to last 2 changes, that will bring scores down

Friday May 9, 2014 2:29 Anna Ross Davies
2:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little hesitation before the change, but the change was good. She’s earning good marks, will be competitive

Friday May 9, 2014 2:29 Anna Ross Davies
2:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Super ext canter, big ground covering steps

Friday May 9, 2014 2:28 Anna Ross Davies
2:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clever riding maintained the counter canter, nice flying change, very big scopy moving horse, nice to watch

Friday May 9, 2014 2:28 Anna Ross Davies
2:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter trans was good. Nice uphill canter in halfpass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:27 Anna Ross Davies
2:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

Rein back was 4 steps then hesitated and took final step. Ext walk is nice and relaxed

Friday May 9, 2014 2:27 Anna Ross Davies
2:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Springy uphill in the shoulder-in and half pass. Again the judges can’t agree. Lovely halt

Friday May 9, 2014 2:26 Anna Ross Davies
2:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very flashy ext trot, Judges disagreeing about the walk pirouette 5 to 7

Friday May 9, 2014 2:26 Anna Ross Davies
2:25
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

ah sorry, i like listening and reading Annas comments :)

Friday May 9, 2014 2:25 Laura
2:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good walk pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 2:25 Anna Ross Davies
2:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs a bit more bend in the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:25 Anna Ross Davies
2:25
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 2:25 
2:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good entry, flying along on the medium.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:25 Anna Ross Davies
2:24
H&H Carol: 

Dodson & Horrell are the official nutrition suppliers to Equestrian Team GBR, which is Badminton’s official charity this year. If you are coming to Badminton, make sure you stop by the Equestrian Team GBR stand (No.93) to enter the competition to guess the number of D&H Equibite treats in the container.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:24 H&H Carol
2:24
H&H Carol: 

Badminton first-timer Sara took the individual silver at London 2012 on Wega. Reality 39, previously known as Mrs Medicott, was in danger of being sold in 2012 — 55,000 Facebook fans raised over £75,000 to help Sara buy her. They were European team silver medallists last year. Sara is married to German Olympic gold medallist Frank Ostholt.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:24 H&H Carol
2:23
H&H Carol: 

Next we have Sara Algotsson Ostholt riding Relaity 39

Friday May 9, 2014 2:23 H&H Carol
2:23
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

can’t get badminton radio to run properly are they having problems :confused:

Friday May 9, 2014 2:23 Laura
 
H&H Carol: 

Don’t know what’s happening with Badminton \Radio. We don’t run that service.

PS: Your comments are coming through. We are just trying to juggling running the service with answering questions

  H&H Carol
2:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lara scores 49.0

Friday May 9, 2014 2:23 Anna Ross Davies
2:22
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Thank you for this, very well explained.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:22 Guest
2:21
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bucked in the 3rd change and in the 4th. The quality of most of what she does is very good, but lost a lot of marks in the changes

Friday May 9, 2014 2:21 Anna Ross Davies
2:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse looks keen, but she’s keeping the lid on it and getting good marks, but bucked in the change again. Pity

Friday May 9, 2014 2:20 Anna Ross Davies
2:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good ext canter, really good reach and ground cover

Friday May 9, 2014 2:20 Anna Ross Davies
2:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Big buck in the first flying change. He’s a good quality horse. Needs a lot more bend in the canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:20 Anna Ross Davies
2:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse a little bit tense in the canter, come above the bit in half pass momentarily

Friday May 9, 2014 2:19 Anna Ross Davies
2:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Head a little too low into ext walk and noframe change into medium walk, into canter

Friday May 9, 2014 2:19 Anna Ross Davies
2:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halt not square obedient rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 2:18 Anna Ross Davies
2:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice trans tpo walk, relaxed neck

Friday May 9, 2014 2:18 Anna Ross Davies
2:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good crossing in the half pass left

Friday May 9, 2014 2:18 Anna Ross Davies
2:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Small loss of balance in ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:17 Anna Ross Davies
2:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Steps are a little quick in the trot work, very good walk pirouette, well done

Friday May 9, 2014 2:17 Anna Ross Davies
2:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good entry for lara and Ducati. A little tense in med trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:17 Anna Ross Davies
2:16
[Comment From Ruy FonsecaRuy Fonseca: ] 

Lara and her family runs a lovely event in Belgium CICs in Arville great venue for the sport

Friday May 9, 2014 2:16 Ruy Fonseca
2:15
H&H Carol: 

Lara and Ducati finished 19th last year at both Luhmühlen and the European Championships. Lara is engaged to German rider Kai-Steffen Meier, who also competes at Badminton, and has an MSc in business science. Ducati was acquired in 2010 by Lara’s uncle as a hunter, but he gave him to Lara as he had no time to ride during the week.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:15 H&H Carol
2:15
Anna Ross Davies
Friday May 9, 2014 2:15 
2:14
H&H Carol: 

Next in we have Lara de Liedekerke riding Ducati van den Vigne

Friday May 9, 2014 2:14 H&H Carol
2:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Gemma scores 52.2pen

Friday May 9, 2014 2:14 Anna Ross Davies
2:13
H&H Carol: 

If you are coming to Badminton this year, be sure to stop by the Dodson & Horrell stand (No.134) and test your nerves with the ‘steady hand’ buzzer competition. The person who can complete the horse’s head challenge in the fastest time without setting off the buzzer will win a fantastic goodie bag.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:13 H&H Carol
2:13
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

When you read WFP-comment to fence 18…..

Friday May 9, 2014 2:13 Rainer
2:13
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Come on Gems and Spike!!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 2:13 Guest
2:13
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Saw that riders had discussed fence 18 at riders meeting but not asked for changes so assume it was due to slippery ground on the turn…

Friday May 9, 2014 2:13 Alex
2:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice 3rd flying change, but too early in the 4th change

Friday May 9, 2014 2:12 Anna Ross Davies
2:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mistake in the counter canter, He looks anxious about the changes. Did a nice one eventually

Friday May 9, 2014 2:12 Anna Ross Davies
2:12
Anna Ross Davies
Friday May 9, 2014 2:12 
2:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs more bend in half pass and changed legs

Friday May 9, 2014 2:11 Anna Ross Davies
2:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced counter canter but tension before change, which was clean

Friday May 9, 2014 2:11 Anna Ross Davies
2:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Surprisingly good ext walk as horse looked lit up

Friday May 9, 2014 2:11 Anna Ross Davies
2:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse doesn’t have a lot of natural cadance in the trot. No immobility in the halt, but accurate 5 steps rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 2:10 Anna Ross Davies
2:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lacking bend in shoulder-in and half pass this way

Friday May 9, 2014 2:10 Anna Ross Davies
2:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice ext trot, no problems this time

Friday May 9, 2014 2:09 Anna Ross Davies
2:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very tense in the walk pirouette. He looks a bit lit up

Friday May 9, 2014 2:09 Anna Ross Davies
2:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well positioned shoulder-in, horse winging the neck slightly inthe half pass, losing bend

Friday May 9, 2014 2:09 Anna Ross Davies
2:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Small loss of balance in otherwise good medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:09 Anna Ross Davies
2:07
H&H Carol: 

Gemma completed here in 2007 on Jesters Quest, with whom she also won two young rider team gold medals. She joined the World Class performance squad last year and has a team of exciting young horses, including the thoroughbred Arctic Soul. He makes his four-star debut after fourth at Blenheim CCI3* and eighth at Barbury CIC3* 2013.

Friday May 9, 2014 2:07 H&H Carol
2:07
[Comment From TeamtattTeamtatt: ] 

GOOO GEMMAA !!! LOVE #TEAMTATT back at home xxx

Friday May 9, 2014 2:07 Teamtatt
2:07
H&H Carol: 

Next is Gemma Tattersall riding Arctic Soul

Friday May 9, 2014 2:07 H&H Carol
2:06
[Comment From Guest InfoGuest Info: ] 

Why fence 18b has been removed?!!! Weather or ground? or riders pressure

Friday May 9, 2014 2:06 Guest Info
 
H&H Carol: 

Official statement saya ‘due to conditions’ but doesn’t say which conditions!

  H&H Carol
2:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Jonelle scores 43.7pen

Friday May 9, 2014 2:06 Anna Ross Davies
2:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Shame about the final halt. Jonelle has earnt some good marks, but won’t challenge the top few

Friday May 9, 2014 2:05 Anna Ross Davies
2:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit messy but clean change, good 4th change

Friday May 9, 2014 2:04 Anna Ross Davies
2:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

A better 2nd flying change, frame is improving

Friday May 9, 2014 2:04 Anna Ross Davies
2:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

She need to be careful he stays uphill. getting a few 8s

Friday May 9, 2014 2:04 Anna Ross Davies
2:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

Maintaining good rhythm in canter

Friday May 9, 2014 2:03 Anna Ross Davies
2:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean slightly downhill flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 2:03 Anna Ross Davies
2:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

Medium walk maintained, into canter. Horse just dropping behind the verticle which wilbe most seen by judge at B in half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 2:03 Anna Ross Davies
2:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Little tense and unsettled in contact in ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 2:02 Anna Ross Davies
2:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite sq in halt, rein back was tidy, pulling in some good marks

Friday May 9, 2014 2:02 Anna Ross Davies
2:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Jonelle is trying to keep his head up, horse wants to drop the bit, being mostly successful

Friday May 9, 2014 2:02 Anna Ross Davies
2:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk pirouette too big, horse over bent. Cantered at the end of the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:01 Anna Ross Davies
2:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good positive start from Jonelle Horse is dropping a little bit behind the verticle in ht half pass, but good quality and sprint to the trot

Friday May 9, 2014 2:01 Anna Ross Davies
2:00
H&H Carol: 

Jonelle Prince and The Deputy in the arena

Friday May 9, 2014 2:00 H&H Carol
1:59
[Comment From Ruy FonsecaRuy Fonseca: ] 

Interesting next 4 competitors at dressage arena could be easily a Spice Girls Band – Jonelle -Gemma- Lara and Sarah and after the Boys Band – Denis -Oliver and Ludwig = One Direction Band

Friday May 9, 2014 1:59 Ruy Fonseca
1:59
H&H Carol: 

The H&H Live team are joined by Dodson & Horrell ambassador Anna Ross Davies, who will be offering her expert opinion on every dressage test, as it happens. Hello Anna!

Friday May 9, 2014 1:59 H&H Carol
1:59
H&H Carol: 

Welcome back to H&H Live, brought to you in association with Dodson & Horrell, the official supplier of nutrition to Equestrian Team GBR. Visit www.dodsonandhorrell.com to find out how their feed can help your horse.

Friday May 9, 2014 1:59 H&H Carol
1:32
  
Friday May 9, 2014 1:32 
1:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mary King talks to H&H about her dressage test, including going wrong towards the end of her test.

Friday May 9, 2014 1:31 Anna Ross Davies
1:24
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

Another question is why FEI-TV the dressage not shows? Two weeks ago in Lexington one could see two days of dressage???

Friday May 9, 2014 1:24 Rainer
1:23
[Comment From Guest InfoGuest Info: ] 

Interesting comment from guest in Kentucky 2 weeks a go all dressage tests were on internet live, and after still on USEF Network to watch in demand plus all riders as a gift from organizers did recived the link of all 3 phases. At Badminton to get your XC run you must pay around 400-500 pounds.

Friday May 9, 2014 1:23 Guest Info
1:23
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

you can watch the end of dressage at marbach for free http://horselivetv.weebly.com/

Friday May 9, 2014 1:23 Guest
1:21
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

I understand why they want to keep the rights for the cross-country and showjumping, but where’s the point of having them for dressage as well and do nothing with it ? If they don’t want to broadcast it, they should definitely at least allow others to do it.

Friday May 9, 2014 1:21 Guest
1:21
[Comment From TraceyTracey: ] 

i missed my friend Lucy Jackson and Willy Do’s test so fab to be able to read all about it, thanks Anna for great commentary! loving this feed

Friday May 9, 2014 1:21 Tracey
12:53
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

It seems very random that we were able to see the dressage of the young horse championships in Le Lion live on the internet but not the dressage of one of the top events in the world. Surely if the BBC don’t want to show it themselves, they can licence it to someone else, rather than be a dog in the manger?

Friday May 9, 2014 12:53 Guest
12:38
H&H Carol: 

Time for the lunch break. We’ll be back at 2pm with Jonelle Price and The Deputy. We will try to bring you some more video interview clips, including Mary King and Nick Gauntlett during the break so keep an eye out for those.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:38 H&H Carol
12:37
H&H Carol: 

A big thank you to Dodson & Horrell for supporting our H&H Live service at Badminton. Please take a moment to visit www.dodsonandhorrell.com to find out how the D&H range of feed and supplements can help your horse fulfil his potential.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:37 H&H Carol
12:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Geoff scores 59.7pen

Friday May 9, 2014 12:36 Anna Ross Davies
12:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tiny mistake in 3rd change, good 4th one. This horse has potential for a very good test

Friday May 9, 2014 12:35 Anna Ross Davies
12:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:34 Anna Ross Davies
12:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Modest canter ext, rider managing the situation

Friday May 9, 2014 12:34 Anna Ross Davies
12:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Losing bend in left half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 12:34 Anna Ross Davies
12:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced counter canter and an OK flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:33 Anna Ross Davies
12:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Looks pleased to be in canter. Well positioned canter half pass right

Friday May 9, 2014 12:33 Anna Ross Davies
12:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Jogging into sq halt, but very fast backwards and Throwing head. Flipping head about in ext walk and med walk

Friday May 9, 2014 12:33 Anna Ross Davies
12:32
Anna Ross Davies: 

This horse is getting quite choppy

Friday May 9, 2014 12:32 Anna Ross Davies
12:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse wanted to do a canter pirouette rather than walk. Horse is gettng quite fractious

Friday May 9, 2014 12:31 Anna Ross Davies
12:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Trot is a little tense but well positioned left half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 12:31 Anna Ross Davies
12:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Oh dear, the horse very unsettled and going backwards in the first halt, marring his salute

Friday May 9, 2014 12:30 Anna Ross Davies
12:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

A man in uniform. Nice to see!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:30 Anna Ross Davies
12:29
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 12:29 
12:28
H&H Carol: 

Final rider before lunch is Geoff Curran riding Shanaclough Crecora

Friday May 9, 2014 12:28 H&H Carol
12:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Austin scores 54.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 12:28 Anna Ross Davies
12:28
[Comment From Alex DanceAlex Dance: ] 

WOW thats pretty impressive from the Germans WEG is going to be good!!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:28 Alex Dance
12:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little muddle in 3rdflygin change but nice final change. The change to the right appears easier than to the left at the moment for this horse

Friday May 9, 2014 12:27 Anna Ross Davies
12:26
[Comment From Ruy FonsecaRuy Fonseca: ] 

All German riders are in Marbach CIC*** this weekend and quick look at results they have 3 riders at top 3 after dressage under 30pts!! Ingrid on -27 , Sandra on -29 and Michael Jung – 30 pts they all getting ready for WEG in home soil.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:26 Ruy Fonseca
12:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very bold ext canter. Horse still looks a bit tense. Rather nice 2nd flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:26 Anna Ross Davies
12:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Quarters leading in left canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 12:26 Anna Ross Davies
12:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Maintained the counter canter but a bit too much bend and bucked in the change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:25 Anna Ross Davies
12:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very attractive horse this

Friday May 9, 2014 12:25 Anna Ross Davies
12:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice balance canter half pass to the right

Friday May 9, 2014 12:25 Anna Ross Davies
12:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Spooked in medi walk.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:25 Anna Ross Davies
12:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Unsteady in the contact in the ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 12:24 Anna Ross Davies
12:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halt not square, rein back was correct no of steps, but small steps

Friday May 9, 2014 12:24 Anna Ross Davies
12:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse looks a bit het up, head moving in the walk

Friday May 9, 2014 12:24 Anna Ross Davies
12:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Need more bend in left half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 12:24 Anna Ross Davies
12:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not really engaged enough in the ext trot. Shame

Friday May 9, 2014 12:23 Anna Ross Davies
12:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Shoulder-in and half pass nicely uphill but horse got stuck in the pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 12:23 Anna Ross Davies
12:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse is a little unbalanced in the medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 12:23 Anna Ross Davies
12:22
H&H Carol: 

This pair were 13th at Kentucky last year and took part in the Europeans in Malmö. Ringwood Mississippi was bought by his owner — who runs a sport horse breeding programme at Attington Stud, Oxon, where Austin is based — as a four-year-old from Ireland’s Ringwood Stud. Austin’s best result here is fourth (1999, Simply Rhett).

Friday May 9, 2014 12:22 H&H Carol
12:21
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Good luck Austin and Mark!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:21 Guest
12:21
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 12:21 
12:21
[Comment From SharonSharon: ] 

Mary 42.8

Friday May 9, 2014 12:21 Sharon
12:21
H&H Carol: 

Nex we have Austin O’Connor riding Ringwood Mississippi

Friday May 9, 2014 12:21 H&H Carol
12:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lucy scores 47.3pen

Friday May 9, 2014 12:20 Anna Ross Davies
12:20
H&H Carol: 

Live scores http://www.badminton-horse….

Friday May 9, 2014 12:20 H&H Carol
12:20
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

Is Mary’s score up?

Friday May 9, 2014 12:20 Helen
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

Shoudl be earlier in the feed. or check the live scores

  Anna Ross Davies
12:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Really good final halt

Friday May 9, 2014 12:19 Anna Ross Davies
12:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Willy Do changed legs on corner, corrected followed by nice flying change, 4th change was very nice

Friday May 9, 2014 12:19 Anna Ross Davies
12:19
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Why isnt Michael Jung competing

Friday May 9, 2014 12:19 Jayne
 
H&H Carol: 

Don’t know Jayne

  H&H Carol
12:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little tense but clean 2nd flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:18 Anna Ross Davies
12:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very exuberant ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 12:18 Anna Ross Davies
12:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Another nice half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:18 Anna Ross Davies
12:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Balance maintained in counter canter but a muddle in the flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:18 Anna Ross Davies
12:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice cnater half pass, good bend and balance

Friday May 9, 2014 12:17 Anna Ross Davies
12:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Jogged in ext walk. Tense in medium.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:17 Anna Ross Davies
12:17
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Love Lucy and Willy Do, fingers crossed!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:17 Alex
12:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse halted then stepped back, went forward and halted again then started rein back so a bit muddled

Friday May 9, 2014 12:16 Anna Ross Davies
12:16
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs more angle in the 2nd shoulder-in.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:16 Anna Ross Davies
12:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse has a flashy ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 12:15 Anna Ross Davies
12:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Stuck in walk Pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 12:15 Anna Ross Davies
12:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Balance well maintained in shoulder-in

Friday May 9, 2014 12:15 Anna Ross Davies
12:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little unsettled in the first halt but positively forward into well-balanced medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 12:15 Anna Ross Davies
12:13
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Mary always smiles, she is a wonderful example for the sport and her lovely daughter is following her!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:13 Jayne
12:13
[Comment From GGGG: ] 

Good boy Archie!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:13 GG
12:13
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Mary will be very cross with herself for throwing away those 6 marks

Friday May 9, 2014 12:13 Jess
12:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lucy is wearing a crash hat

Friday May 9, 2014 12:13 Anna Ross Davies
12:12
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 12:12 
12:12
H&H Carol: 

Lucy Jackson and Willy Do next in

Friday May 9, 2014 12:12 H&H Carol
12:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mary scores 42.8 which puts her 7th

Friday May 9, 2014 12:12 Anna Ross Davies
12:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Imperial Cavalier looks pleased as he leaves the arena!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:12 Anna Ross Davies
12:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Slightly late 3rd change. The error of course will cost her 6 marks (2 from each judge). Mary is smiling regally despite that memory malfunction.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:11 Anna Ross Davies
12:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Back on track now. Composure regained, nice counter canter and flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 12:10 Anna Ross Davies
12:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mary has gone wrong!!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:10 Anna Ross Davies
12:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Thanks Ruy!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:10 Anna Ross Davies
12:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ncely balanced canter half pass left, he looks to settling down now

Friday May 9, 2014 12:09 Anna Ross Davies
12:09
[Comment From Ruy FonsecaRuy Fonseca: ] 

Waves from Brazil Anna..good job with Marcio Jorge yesterday

Friday May 9, 2014 12:09 Ruy Fonseca
12:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Naughty into canter, head shaking from Imperial Cavalier

Friday May 9, 2014 12:09 Anna Ross Davies
12:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mary is pulling the scores, not quite as many 8s as Francis and Paul T so far

Friday May 9, 2014 12:08 Anna Ross Davies
12:08
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good halt, 4 and 3/4 steps back in rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 12:08 Anna Ross Davies
12:07
[Comment From GGGG: ] 

such a gorgous horse…and Mary is a lovely person

Friday May 9, 2014 12:07 GG
12:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice ext trot. Very good positioning in shoulder-in but a discussion in the half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:07 Anna Ross Davies
12:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well maintained shoulder-in, half pass a tiny bit unbalanced. And that’s why Mary has all those medals – a good walk pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 12:07 Anna Ross Davies
12:06
[Comment From HeatherHeather: ] 

Imperial Cavalier is one of my all time favourite horses – he’s just always so enthusiastic!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:06 Heather
12:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Big smile from Mary. 8s for medium trot, lovely

Friday May 9, 2014 12:06 Anna Ross Davies
12:06
H&H Carol: 

This pair are world gold, Olympic silver and European bronze team medallists and have finished in the top 10 seven times at four-star. Many believed the veteran Imperial Cavalier would not come back after an injury last season, but he defied skeptics to win at Aldon and finish third at Belton CIC3* so far this year. Mary has won Badminton twice.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:06 H&H Carol
12:05
[Comment From CC: ] 

Good score for clare, considering first time there for both her and horse!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:05 C
12:05
H&H Carol: 

Mary is wearing a crash hat

Friday May 9, 2014 12:05 H&H Carol
12:05
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 12:05 
12:04
H&H Carol: 

Next is Mary King riding Imperial Cavalier

Friday May 9, 2014 12:04 H&H Carol
12:04
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

Wow, expensive horse or not…getting to 4 start in 2 years without previously eventing is impressive…hats off to Megan!!

Friday May 9, 2014 12:04 Helen
12:04
H&H Carol: 

If you are coming to Badminton this year, be sure to stop by the Dodson & Horrell stand (No.134) and test your nerves with the ‘steady hand’ buzzer competition. The person who can complete the horse’s head challenge in the fastest time without setting off the buzzer will win a fantastic goodie bag.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:04 H&H Carol
12:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clare scored 54.5pen

Friday May 9, 2014 12:04 Anna Ross Davies
12:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

I think Clare handled an electric horse very well, but needs to work on the changes

Friday May 9, 2014 12:03 Anna Ross Davies
12:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

More problems in the 3rd flyginc change, clean 4th change but crooked. Needs to work on the changes a bit.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:03 Anna Ross Davies
12:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Late behind in the flying change. This horse is a good mover but tension is preventing him from getting top marks

Friday May 9, 2014 12:02 Anna Ross Davies
12:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced canter half pass. Flying along inthe ext canter – hope she can stop. Well done, got him back

Friday May 9, 2014 12:02 Anna Ross Davies
12:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Into canter, Bit tense in the counter canter, change was in 2 parts.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:01 Anna Ross Davies
12:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good job in the collected walk after ext and picked up some better marks.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:01 Anna Ross Davies
12:00
Anna Ross Davies: 

Some tensio affecting this horse’s nice paces

Friday May 9, 2014 12:00 Anna Ross Davies
12:00
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk looking fragile. Rein back not diagonal.

Friday May 9, 2014 12:00 Anna Ross Davies
12:00
Anna Ross Davies: 

This is a nice looking horse but he looks pretty wound up. Rushed pirouette. Losing angle in shoulder-in Left half pass better than right

Friday May 9, 2014 12:00 Anna Ross Davies
11:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse looks quite lively! Rushing in the early trot work

Friday May 9, 2014 11:59 Anna Ross Davies
11:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Running in the medium trot.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:59 Anna Ross Davies
11:58
H&H Carol: 

Clare is a part-time teacher from Co Down tackling her first Badminton. She made her senior squad debut last year at the European Championships with Euro Prince, finishing 29th, and the pair were third in the CIC3* at Cappoquin at home in Ireland last July. The horse was bred by his owner and has been ridden by Clare since he was five.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:58 H&H Carol
11:57
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

It’s just noteworthy that the horse was bought for a lot of money as an established 3 star horse by a rider who, at the time, had never evented. She has done a great job in getting herself to 4 star within 2 years of starting but it has to be said that the horse has helped, it came at a price though…

Friday May 9, 2014 11:57 Guest
11:57
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 11:57 
11:57
H&H Carol: 

Next we have Clare Abbott riding Euro Prince

Friday May 9, 2014 11:57 H&H Carol
11:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nick Gauntlett scored 46.3

Friday May 9, 2014 11:56 Anna Ross Davies
11:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Megan scored 57.3pen

Friday May 9, 2014 11:55 Anna Ross Davies
11:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Unbalanced in the last 2 flying changes leading to a few blips. Trotted into final halt. The basic canter was just too fast for this horse to maintain good balance

Friday May 9, 2014 11:55 Anna Ross Davies
11:55
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Why is the price of the horse relevant?

Friday May 9, 2014 11:55 Guest
11:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean flying change after the centreline

Friday May 9, 2014 11:54 Anna Ross Davies
11:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ext canter showed better rhythm, but he’s still a bit too fast in the basic canterwork

Friday May 9, 2014 11:54 Anna Ross Davies
11:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit quick in the counter canter and unbalanced in the change, he looks like mentally he’s on the cross-country already

Friday May 9, 2014 11:53 Anna Ross Davies
11:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice right canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 11:53 Anna Ross Davies
11:53
Anna Ross Davies: 

A bit against the contact in ext walk and hurrying

Friday May 9, 2014 11:53 Anna Ross Davies
11:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halt not sq, hurried rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 11:52 Anna Ross Davies
11:52
Anna Ross Davies: 

More consistent in the shoulder-n , quarters leading in half pass, but corrected

Friday May 9, 2014 11:52 Anna Ross Davies
11:52
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Both Alex! She is small and he is huge! Trains with Mark Todd. Horse came from Peter Thompson in Germany for a lot of money!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:52 Guest
11:51
Anna Ross Davies: 

Stuck in the walk pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 11:51 Anna Ross Davies
11:51
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little bit against the hand in the medium, Nice cadenced trot from this horse. Not keeping consistent angle in shoulder-in or half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 11:51 Anna Ross Davies
11:50
Anna Ross Davies: 

Trotted into the first halt

Friday May 9, 2014 11:50 Anna Ross Davies
11:50
[Comment From Alex DanceAlex Dance: ] 

either she is tiny or he’s a big boy!!!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:50 Alex Dance
11:50
Anna Ross Davies: 

Haven’t got Nick’s score unfortunately.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:50 Anna Ross Davies
11:48
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 11:48 
11:48
H&H Carol: 

Next in we have Megan Heath riding St Daniel

Friday May 9, 2014 11:48 H&H Carol
11:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nick looks pleased with that. This horse is only 10 and looks like it could lead the dressage in the future

Friday May 9, 2014 11:47 Anna Ross Davies
11:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean 3rd change but not quite on the rider’s aid and a mess in the last change which was a shame

Friday May 9, 2014 11:47 Anna Ross Davies
11:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced canter half pass. They are doing some very good work in between the odd blip, rather like the previous horse. Clean change but a bit quick

Friday May 9, 2014 11:46 Anna Ross Davies
11:46
H&H Carol: 

This pair make an elegant picture

Friday May 9, 2014 11:46 H&H Carol
11:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Pity, mistake in the flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 11:46 Anna Ross Davies
11:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice balance in the canter and good half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:45 Anna Ross Davies
11:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Pulling down in the med walk

Friday May 9, 2014 11:45 Anna Ross Davies
11:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

This horse looks a little bit tense in the ext walk but Nick is doing a good job keeping his attention

Friday May 9, 2014 11:45 Anna Ross Davies
11:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halted with hind legs out behind and rein back a bit messy and crooked

Friday May 9, 2014 11:44 Anna Ross Davies
11:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely half pass left. Nick is getting some good marks, apart from the pirouette. Another 9

Friday May 9, 2014 11:44 Anna Ross Davies
11:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very flashy ext trot and I can’t see much wrong with that should get a good mark.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:44 Anna Ross Davies
11:43
Anna Ross Davies: 

Shoulder-in looks good. The horse would like to have a look around but Nick is managing it. Lacking bend in pirouette. 9 for his half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 11:43 Anna Ross Davies
11:43
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice cadanced trot, good balance in the medium

Friday May 9, 2014 11:43 Anna Ross Davies
11:43
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very elegant looking horse but unfortunately above the bit in the first halt

Friday May 9, 2014 11:43 Anna Ross Davies
11:42
H&H Carol: 

Next we have Nick Gauntlett riding Grand Manoeuvre picture below

Friday May 9, 2014 11:42 H&H Carol
11:42
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 11:42 
11:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Rebecca scores 48.7

Friday May 9, 2014 11:41 Anna Ross Davies
11:40
H&H Carol: 

If you can’t make it to Badminton this year, how about going to Chatsworth next weekend (16-18 May) instead? Sponsored by Dodson & Horrell, it promises to be a great day out for all the family. Get more info

Friday May 9, 2014 11:40 H&H Carol
11:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

A very well presented test marred by a few blips. Riddle Master is clearly delighted to be at Badminton based on how he is leaving the arena!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:40 Anna Ross Davies
11:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good 2nd flying change. Over exuberant and tossed head in 3rd change, very nice 4th change.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:39 Anna Ross Davies
11:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

This horse is showing very high quality work in between the odd blip. Could be a dressage leader one day, just not today

Friday May 9, 2014 11:38 Anna Ross Davies
11:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Balanced counter canter but late behind in 1st flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 11:38 Anna Ross Davies
11:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice balance uphill half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 11:37 Anna Ross Davies
11:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very well managed medium walk and good canter move off

Friday May 9, 2014 11:37 Anna Ross Davies
11:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Problems in the contact in the ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 11:37 Anna Ross Davies
11:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tension in the walk before the halt. Immobile halt, but getting fractious in the rein back, slightly boiling over now

Friday May 9, 2014 11:37 Anna Ross Davies
11:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very well ridden half pass left introt

Friday May 9, 2014 11:36 Anna Ross Davies
11:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very Very big walk pirouette. Beautiful ext trot, probably the best we’ve seen. This horse is really springing off the ground

Friday May 9, 2014 11:36 Anna Ross Davies
11:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely right half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 11:35 Anna Ross Davies
11:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse anticipating the half pass in the shoulder-in , pity

Friday May 9, 2014 11:35 Anna Ross Davies
11:35
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Once again, big thank you for the coverage! Absolutely brilliant.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:35 Guest
11:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Head up in the first halt. Very smart medium trot

Friday May 9, 2014 11:35 Anna Ross Davies
11:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Looking good going around the arena

Friday May 9, 2014 11:34 Anna Ross Davies
11:34
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 11:34 
11:33
H&H Carol: 

Glad you are enjoying it Guest

Friday May 9, 2014 11:33 H&H Carol
11:33
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

This commentary is fantastic, such a good idea thank you!!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:33 Guest
11:33
H&H Carol: 

This British-based pair were 12th at both Badminton and Burghley last year, as well as an eye-catching third in the hot CIC3* at Barbury. Riddle Master has been quietly prepared for this, his best result this year being sixth in an advanced at Weston. Ones to watch with their consistent form and should anchor the Canadians at WEG.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:33 H&H Carol
11:33
H&H Carol: 

Next we have Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:33 H&H Carol
11:33
H&H Carol: 

Live scores at http://www.badminton-horse….

Friday May 9, 2014 11:33 H&H Carol
11:32
[Comment From JaxJax: ] 

Please could we have the link to the leaderboard again, thanks – great job

Friday May 9, 2014 11:32 Jax
11:32
[Comment From RuthRuth: ] 

Reply to earlier question from Guest: 7 Irish riders. 25 Irish bred horses

Friday May 9, 2014 11:32 Ruth
11:32
Anna Ross Davies: 

Harry scores 58.2. He looks delighted with that

Friday May 9, 2014 11:32 Anna Ross Davies
11:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicely forward in ext canter and clean flying changes but horse is obviously taking change, not waiting for the rider’s aids. Rider looks massively pleased and relieved!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:31 Anna Ross Davies
11:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Half pass is down hill

Friday May 9, 2014 11:30 Anna Ross Davies
11:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs more bend in the half pass. Counter canter maintained, flying change crooked but clean

Friday May 9, 2014 11:30 Anna Ross Davies
11:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little quick in the ext walk and joged in medium walk. Oh dear, launched into canter

Friday May 9, 2014 11:29 Anna Ross Davies
11:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse was a bit stiff in the trot work. Lots of 6s.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:28 Anna Ross Davies
11:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite enough angle in the shoulder in.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:28 Anna Ross Davies
11:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

A bit limited in the ext trot

Friday May 9, 2014 11:28 Anna Ross Davies
11:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little choppy in the med trot. Tilting head in right trot half pass. The horse doesn’t look round and secure in the contact. Walk pirouette not good.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:27 Anna Ross Davies
11:27
H&H Carol: 

Harry got the ride on Xam at the start of 2011 and the pair were ninth at Blenheim CCI3* last year. They are Badminton first-timers. Harry was a junior (2007, Spider IV) and young rider (2009, Rockin Robin) team gold medallist and was stable jockey to William Fox-Pitt last year. He works part-time in a restaurant owned by BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:27 H&H Carol
11:26
H&H Carol: 

It’s all about the greys here at Badminton this year!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:26 H&H Carol
11:26
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 11:26 
11:25
H&H Carol: 

Here we have Harry Dzenis riding Xam

Friday May 9, 2014 11:25 H&H Carol
11:25
[Comment From GGGG: ] 

Is William FP. riding Chilli Morning or Parklane Hawk? On the timetable it says P.H. but on his rider profile it says C.M.?

Friday May 9, 2014 11:25 GG
 
Anna Ross Davies: 

William is riding Parklane Hawk at 4:28

  Anna Ross Davies
11:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

54pen for Richard

Friday May 9, 2014 11:24 Anna Ross Davies
11:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean change but some tension, 4th change better, This test has improved as its gone on Not quite sq final halt. Another mid fielder, but the hoprse did some good canter work

Friday May 9, 2014 11:23 Anna Ross Davies
11:22
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

32 Irish-bred horses at Badminton this year

Friday May 9, 2014 11:22 Guest
11:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced counter canter. Nice change but after the aid

Friday May 9, 2014 11:22 Anna Ross Davies
11:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nicely forward in ext canter.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:22 Anna Ross Davies
11:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Stiff in right canter half pass, This horse is getting mostly 6s and a few 7s. Clean flying change.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:22 Anna Ross Davies
11:21
Anna Ross Davies: 

Ext walk maintained but some tension in canter move off

Friday May 9, 2014 11:21 Anna Ross Davies
11:20
[Comment From LeanneLeanne: ] 

What footwear would you advise for shoppers/spectators coming tomorrow? Great job ladies :-)

Friday May 9, 2014 11:20 Leanne
 
H&H Carol: 

Wellies or similar

  H&H Carol
11:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tense in the rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 11:20 Anna Ross Davies
11:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse was a little tense throughout the trot work

Friday May 9, 2014 11:20 Anna Ross Davies
11:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Running in the med trot. On the forehand in shoulder-in and half pass. Not a good pirouette. Horse tried to canter afterward

Friday May 9, 2014 11:20 Anna Ross Davies
11:18
H&H Carol: 

Now we have Richard Jones riding Hghland Ford

Friday May 9, 2014 11:18 H&H Carol
11:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde test. Switched from being half asleep to bubbling over and now back to half asleep. 58.3pen

Friday May 9, 2014 11:18 Anna Ross Davies
11:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean 3rd change, a little crooked, and being silly in the 4th.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:15 Anna Ross Davies
11:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bucked the flying change, suddenly lit up!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:15 Anna Ross Davies
11:15
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good trans forward to ext canter. Horse Looks to be brightening up a bit

Friday May 9, 2014 11:15 Anna Ross Davies
11:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

And the same in the half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 11:14 Anna Ross Davies
11:14
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Would you know how many Irish horses are competing at Badminton?

Friday May 9, 2014 11:14 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

I don’t I’m afriad

  H&H Carol
11:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little on forehand in counter canter and flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 11:14 Anna Ross Davies
11:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

Accurate transition to canter, canter a bit slow but good outline.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:13 Anna Ross Davies
11:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

This horse has cadance in the trot but appears a little on the lazy side. Good halt, but snatched a hind leg. Rein back very good. Bit ploddy in the walk. This horse is clearly unimpressed by the atmosphere at Badminton!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:13 Anna Ross Davies
11:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

The ext trot was a litle pedestrian. I think the horse could have given a bit more. Perhaps he is saving himself for tomorrow.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:12 Anna Ross Davies
11:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not immobile in the first halt. A little stiff in the shoulder-in and half pass. This horse appears very relaxed, perhaps a bit too relaxed! Not a bad walk pirouette – well done.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:12 Anna Ross Davies
11:10
H&H Carol: 

Co Down-based Jim and Magennis completed here last year at their first attempt, before putting in a double jumping clear on their championship debut at the Europeans. Their best result is winning the CCI3* at Ballindenisk in 2010. Magennis shares his sire Limmerick with fellow Badminton entrants Shannondale Titan and Loughan Glen.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:10 H&H Carol
11:10
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 11:10 
11:09
H&H Carol: 

First in after the break is Jim Newsam riding Magennis

Friday May 9, 2014 11:09 H&H Carol
11:09
H&H Carol: 

Welcome back to H&H Live, brought to you in association with Dodson & Horrell, the official supplier of nutrition to Equestrian Team GBR. Visit www.dodsonandhorrell.com to find out how their feed can help your horse.

Friday May 9, 2014 11:09 H&H Carol
11:03
H&H Carol: 

Good luck with that Kate!

Friday May 9, 2014 11:03 H&H Carol
11:03
[Comment From KateKate: ] 

I have emailed the BBC to ask them why they don’t broadcast dressage and won’t let anyone else either. Let’s bombard them with emails…

Friday May 9, 2014 11:03 Kate
11:03
H&H Carol: 

Irish competitors or Irish-bred horses?

Friday May 9, 2014 11:03 H&H Carol
11:03
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Do you know how many Irish horses are competing at Badminton, by any chance?

Friday May 9, 2014 11:03 Guest
10:52
H&H Carol: 

Visit the H&H stand at Badminton

Friday May 9, 2014 10:52 H&H Carol
10:48
H&H Carol: 

Glad you are enjoying it.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:48 H&H Carol
10:48
[Comment From AnnieAnnie: ] 

Thank you for the commentary – grand job

Friday May 9, 2014 10:48 Annie
10:47
H&H Carol: 

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Friday May 9, 2014 10:47 H&H Carol
10:47
H&H Carol: 

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Friday May 9, 2014 10:47 H&H Carol
10:47
  
Friday May 9, 2014 10:47 
10:47
H&H Carol: 

Righ that’s our last rider before the tea break. Here is a video of our rovering reporter Sophia Heath catching up with Tina Cook after her dressage test earlier this morning.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:47 H&H Carol
10:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Selina scores 53.8

Friday May 9, 2014 10:46 Anna Ross Davies
10:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely final halt. Not disasters but she’s going to be in the mid field with that test.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:45 Anna Ross Davies
10:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Late behind in 3rd flying change and tense in 4th change, changed early in front. Shame.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:45 Anna Ross Davies
10:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean flying change but above the bit.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:44 Anna Ross Davies
10:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Little running and against the hand in canter half pass. Rider reorganising. Very bold trans into ext canter, but horse changed and had to be corrected.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:44 Anna Ross Davies
10:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter lacks natural bounce. Counter canter slightly flat but nice well-balanced flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 10:44 Anna Ross Davies
10:43
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good rein back. Maintained the ext walk, jogged in medium

Friday May 9, 2014 10:43 Anna Ross Davies
10:42
Anna Ross Davies: 

Balance slightly better in shoulder-in and half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:42 Anna Ross Davies
10:42
Anna Ross Davies: 

Running again in ext trot. This horse looks slightly behind the leg and the rider is chasing it.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:42 Anna Ross Davies
10:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

The tempo is a little bit quick in the trot work so far. but the positioning was correct in shoulder-in and half pass. Pirouette too big

Friday May 9, 2014 10:41 Anna Ross Davies
10:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Really gleaming copper colour. Good entry with square halt but running medium trot.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:41 Anna Ross Davies
10:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice solid chestnut colour this horse.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:40 Anna Ross Davies
10:40
H&H Carol: 

This combination started here in 2010, but the horse was withdrawn after cross-country. Selina is still looking for a first finish here as she retired across country with Overton Sunrise in 1999. Selina and Bodidily were 13th at Burghley 2010 and won a CIC3* section at Chatsworth last season. Selina has a six-month-old daughter, Harriet.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:40 H&H Carol
10:39
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 10:39 
10:39
H&H Carol: 

The final rider before the morning tea break is Selina Milnes riding Bodidily

Friday May 9, 2014 10:39 H&H Carol
10:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Louisa scores 50pen

Friday May 9, 2014 10:38 Anna Ross Davies
10:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

This horse has split the judges. Some nice work but needs to stretch out to the contact more.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:37 Anna Ross Davies
10:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Just does need to be a bit more out in the neck to earn more 7s Nice 3rd change. Muddle in the last one.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:37 Anna Ross Davies
10:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice bold ext canter. This horse has a lovely outlook. He looks thoroughly pleased to be at Badminton, lovely flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 10:36 Anna Ross Davies
10:36
Anna Ross Davies: 

Maintained the counter canter with slightly exuberant change, bum up. This horse has a lot of charm about him!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:36 Anna Ross Davies
10:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Walk was well maintained. Slightly tilting head in canter half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:35 Anna Ross Davies
10:35
[Comment From Hannah TalbotHannah Talbot: ] 

Some on King Eider! So much love for this horse.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:35 Hannah Talbot
10:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good halt, but immediately moved back into rein back, which will loose a few marks, 6s and 8s from judges

Friday May 9, 2014 10:35 Anna Ross Davies
10:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good rhythm, but needs to stretch out to the contact a bit more to improve the marks

Friday May 9, 2014 10:34 Anna Ross Davies
10:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse is slightly overbent which is affecting the quality of the work, but a lovely ext trot. That will pull in some marks

Friday May 9, 2014 10:34 Anna Ross Davies
10:33
[Comment From JaxJax: ] 

Enjoying the fashion hi lights, as of course we can’t see. Horse kit and bling interesting, looked up the H girth from yesterday – on order!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:33 Jax
10:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Some disagreement between the judges on the entry. 7 7 5

Friday May 9, 2014 10:33 Anna Ross Davies
10:32
H&H Carol: 

This pair have completed Burghley three times, their best result being 28th last year, and finished here last year at their first attempt. This is more impressive when bearing in mind three weeks before the giant “Duck” was discovered to have an atrial fibrillation and spent four days in hospital having his heart triggered into pumping properly.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:32 H&H Carol
10:31
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 10:31 
10:31
H&H Carol: 

Next we have Louisa Milne Home and King Eider.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:31 H&H Carol
10:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well ridden test. Scores 46.3 for 12th

Friday May 9, 2014 10:30 Anna Ross Davies
10:30
H&H Carol: 

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Friday May 9, 2014 10:30 H&H Carol
10:29
[Comment From AnnieAnnie: ] 

Doing a great job for us, ladies. Who is on the Ground Jury this year?

Friday May 9, 2014 10:29 Annie
 
H&H Carol: 

Martin Plewa at C, Anne-Marie Taylor at H and ANdrew Bennie at B

  H&H Carol
10:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean slightly hesitant flying change. This horse doesn’t look totally confident in the changes yet, better 4th one

Friday May 9, 2014 10:29 Anna Ross Davies
10:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice left half pass. Boldly ridden ext canter. Flying change lacked fluency. But clean.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:28 Anna Ross Davies
10:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced counter canter. Clean flying change.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:27 Anna Ross Davies
10:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very smart canter half pass with horse looking very secure in the contact

Friday May 9, 2014 10:27 Anna Ross Davies
10:27
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit idle in the walk, I think some riders are worried about riding forwards in walk in case the horse jogs in the conditions. Nice move off to canter

Friday May 9, 2014 10:27 Anna Ross Davies
10:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halted with legs everywhere. The rein back affected.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:26 Anna Ross Davies
10:26
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 

@Jayne I believe the cross country competition is due to start at 12 anyway

Friday May 9, 2014 10:26 Laura
10:26
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Maybe we should all Club together and buy the rights for the TV – Then we can show all day everyday coverage! :) – In the mean time – thanks H&H for another great service! Hope you guys are in a nice warm spot!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:26 Guest
10:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse isn’t a super big mover but it does have a good med trot. Nice half pass left. Picking up some good marks.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:26 Anna Ross Davies
10:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice extended trot, looking good.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:25 Anna Ross Davies
10:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good half pass. Walk pirouette was not bad!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:25 Anna Ross Davies
10:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good entry. A smart medium trot. Good start for Sam. Tilting in shoulder-in

Friday May 9, 2014 10:25 Anna Ross Davies
10:24
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

I will, i have my day planned for most of the day. Got riding lesson at 3, then back to TV

Friday May 9, 2014 10:24 Jayne
10:24
H&H Carol: 

An improving mare, who was 43rd here last year and then 15th at Burghley, so should be competitive and able to bid for a WEG spot on the Aussie team if she keeps up that form. Produced initially by Heidi Hamilton in Ireland, she joined Sam’s team in 2010. Dorset-based Sam’s best result is third here in 2009 on Happy Times.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:24 H&H Carol
10:23
H&H Carol: 

Next we haveSam Griffiths riding Paulank Brockagh

Friday May 9, 2014 10:23 H&H Carol
10:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Scores 56.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 10:22 Anna Ross Davies
10:21
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

Thanks for that. BBC red button starts at 12 i believe so will miss Izzy, William and Pippa. Think they have a second ride though?

Friday May 9, 2014 10:21 Jayne
 
H&H Carol: 

Early riders will have a second ride, but you shouldn’t miss any on red button. Do come and chat with us while the XC is running.

  H&H Carol
10:21
Anna Ross Davies: 

Last 2 flying changes were clean, but tense. Horse above the bit in halt. I think this horse has potential to earn a really good score, but tension affected every movement in the test

Friday May 9, 2014 10:21 Anna Ross Davies
10:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tense in the counter canter, tense but clean flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 10:20 Anna Ross Davies
10:20
Anna Ross Davies: 

Above the bit in ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 10:20 Anna Ross Davies
10:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tense but clean flying change, getting lots of 6s

Friday May 9, 2014 10:19 Anna Ross Davies
10:19
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter is tight in the back, same as the trot.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:19 Anna Ross Davies
10:18
[Comment From sam bsam b: ] 

Are the horses getting spooked by the wind…

Friday May 9, 2014 10:18 sam b
 
H&H Carol: 

Not spooking but it is making some of them tense

  H&H Carol
10:18
Anna Ross Davies: 

Above the bit and not square in halt. Hopefully he will relax a bit inthe walk

Friday May 9, 2014 10:18 Anna Ross Davies
10:18
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Totally agree, Guest!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:18 Alex
10:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tense pirouette. Horse is a little bit above the bit, so the judges cant give him more than 6.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:17 Anna Ross Davies
10:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well positioned shoulder-in, but the horse is slightly unsteady in the contact

Friday May 9, 2014 10:17 Anna Ross Davies
10:17
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very bold but not 100% balanced in med trot. Don’t try too hard Seumas

Friday May 9, 2014 10:17 Anna Ross Davies
10:16
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

What really doesn’t make sense is that FEI TV shows all the cross country and show jumping but no dressage at all! And as for BBC owning the rights, they should televise it then!! Hi-lights is not sufficient!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:16 Guest
10:16
H&H Carol: 

After 34 years in the sport, former Aussie chair of selectors Seumas put himself in the hunt for WEG selection with third at Melbourne CCI3* and sixth at Adelaide last year. Seumas and his wife Danielle run supplements company Equine Health Science and he is also a police officer. They have made a massive fundraising effort for this trip.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:16 H&H Carol
10:16
H&H Carol: 

Next is Seumus Marwood riding Wild Oats

Friday May 9, 2014 10:16 H&H Carol
10:15
[Comment From JayneJayne: ] 

On Cross Country day do the riders go in their number order or in their placing??

Friday May 9, 2014 10:15 Jayne
 
H&H Carol: 

Cross-country is run in number order so Izzy Taylor will be pathfinder

  H&H Carol
10:14
Anna Ross Davies: 

Scored 44.5 for 9th

Friday May 9, 2014 10:14 Anna Ross Davies
10:14
[Comment From AliceAlice: ] 

Do you know why the video is not allowed ? Thanks for taking the time to comment it anyhow :)

Friday May 9, 2014 10:14 Alice
 
H&H Carol: 

The BBC own the rights, so noone else is allowed to do live video

  H&H Carol
10:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

I think at some point this combination will be an excellent test in the future.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:13 Anna Ross Davies
10:13
Anna Ross Davies: 

Little tense in the flying change, On the forehand but clean in the 3rd flying change. Muddle in the 4th The changes look a bit green, but only 1 went wrong

Friday May 9, 2014 10:13 Anna Ross Davies
10:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very bold ext canter, I’m impressed, good riding

Friday May 9, 2014 10:12 Anna Ross Davies
10:12
Anna Ross Davies: 

Balance counter canter, a little slow through the filying change

Friday May 9, 2014 10:12 Anna Ross Davies
10:11
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice canter move off, shame he tossed his head in the walk.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:11 Anna Ross Davies
10:11
H&H Carol: 

A Badminton debutante and the youngest rider here, Dani has young rider team gold (2011, Uchin) and individual bronze (2012, Raphael II) medals to her name, as well as a junior silver (2010, Uchin). With this horse, she was second in the under-25 section at Bramham last year and on the winning Nations Cup team at Montelibretti.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:11 H&H Carol
10:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

Stepped back in halt, pity, accurate rein back but horse dropped a bit on the forehand. Elegant combination. Showed good diference in ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 10:10 Anna Ross Davies
10:10
Anna Ross Davies: 

This is quite a posh horse, maintaining a nice outline. Good job!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:10 Anna Ross Davies
10:09
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice balanced medium trot. This horse has got good quality spring in the trot. Quite a good looking horse. OMG finally a decent walk pirouette!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:09 Anna Ross Davies
10:08
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 10:08 
10:07
Anna Ross Davies: 

Merel scores 57.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 10:07 Anna Ross Davies
10:06
H&H Carol: 

Next is Dani Evans with Raphael II

Friday May 9, 2014 10:06 H&H Carol
10:06
[Comment From DannieDannie: ] 

Need to go and ride but waiting for Dani! Come on Dan and Raph!!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:06 Dannie
10:06
[Comment From CorrieCorrie: ] 

Sneaking out of operating theatre now to see your coverage of Dani Evans. #NHSwon’tgivemethedayoff!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:06 Corrie
10:06
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite square in final halt. I don’t think the horse was totally on her aids, but she handled it well. Not going to trouble the leaders

Friday May 9, 2014 10:06 Anna Ross Davies
10:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nearly trotted before 3rd change, but executed, untidy in 4th change

Friday May 9, 2014 10:05 Anna Ross Davies
10:05
Anna Ross Davies: 

Bit dribbly in the counter canter biut good flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 10:05 Anna Ross Davies
10:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse looks tense, rider hanging on, but keeping it together, horse looks like he might blow up. Good ext canter.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:04 Anna Ross Davies
10:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little tight in neck for counter canter but change was good

Friday May 9, 2014 10:04 Anna Ross Davies
10:04
H&H Carol: 

Sorry about that. We’d love to bring you live video but not allowed.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:04 H&H Carol
10:04
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Frustrating to have the comments but not see what’s actually going on :(

Friday May 9, 2014 10:04 Guest
10:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

Head up a little to canter

Friday May 9, 2014 10:03 Anna Ross Davies
10:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

Rein back was OK but in the wrong place and halt not established. Not taking the contact in ext walk

Friday May 9, 2014 10:03 Anna Ross Davies
10:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little unsteady in the contact and halted early, not on riders aid.

Friday May 9, 2014 10:03 Anna Ross Davies
10:02
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice quartermarks, a 4-leaf clover on his quarters. Lacks engagement in ext trot, need more bend half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 10:02 Anna Ross Davies
10:01
Anna Ross Davies: 

Elegant horse but ran a little bit against the hand in medium trot. The sky is absolutely black behind her!

Friday May 9, 2014 10:01 Anna Ross Davies
10:01
H&H Carol: 

Merel Bloom and Rumour Has It in the arena

Friday May 9, 2014 10:01 H&H Carol
10:00
Anna Ross Davies: 

Pink on her tailcoat and a blingy bun net for Merel Blom

Friday May 9, 2014 10:00 Anna Ross Davies
9:59
H&H Carol: 

If you are coming to Badminton this year, be sure to stop by the Dodson & Horrell stand (No.134) and test your nerves with the ‘steady hand’ buzzer competition. The person who can complete the horse’s head challenge in the fastest time without setting off the buzzer will win a fantastic goodie bag.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:59 H&H Carol
9:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Joseph scores 61.2pen

Friday May 9, 2014 9:59 Anna Ross Davies
9:58
H&H Carol: 

No the arena is in the same place as yesterday

Friday May 9, 2014 9:58 H&H Carol
9:58
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Have they moved the dressage arena over a bit for today as it was said to be getting a bit slippery in there yesterday?

Friday May 9, 2014 9:58 Jess
9:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Final change was clean but this horse is way too tense for a good score.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:57 Anna Ross Davies
9:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Problems in the counter canter and muddled very early flying change which rider accepted, got a 1 for that

Friday May 9, 2014 9:57 Anna Ross Davies
9:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse is tense and on shoulder in half pass, looks a bit too wound up at the moment for high marks

Friday May 9, 2014 9:56 Anna Ross Davies
9:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

Spooking at the end of the canter half pass and a little tension before a late flying change

Friday May 9, 2014 9:56 Anna Ross Davies
9:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

A little tense in walk but maintained

Friday May 9, 2014 9:55 Anna Ross Davies
9:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halted with legs every where and small rear in rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 9:55 Anna Ross Davies
9:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Trot ext OK, but slightly overbent. Lacking angle in shoulder-in and quarters leading in half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 9:54 Anna Ross Davies
9:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good start in the trot work, solid not exceptional,not a good walk pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 9:54 Anna Ross Davies
9:53
H&H Carol: 

Next is Joseph Murphy riding Sportsfield Othello

Friday May 9, 2014 9:53 H&H Carol
9:51
Anna Ross Davies: 

Scored 44.0 for 7th

Friday May 9, 2014 9:51 Anna Ross Davies
9:49
Anna Ross Davies: 

3rd change was lovely, this one is going to get a good score, but the early mistakes will keep her off the top of the leaderboard, getting some 9s. Tripped into last halt. Pity.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:49 Anna Ross Davies
9:49
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely flying change confidently ridden

Friday May 9, 2014 9:49 Anna Ross Davies
9:48
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good left canter half pass. Horse getting a little hot but rider doing a good job. Very nice ext canter, trans back also good.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:48 Anna Ross Davies
9:48
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lovely balance in counter canter and a very nice flying change. Really like the elegance of this combination.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:48 Anna Ross Davies
9:48
Anna Ross Davies: 

Relaxed in ext walk. Good walk and move off to canter. This horse moves well enough to get really top marks, but has had a few mistakes today.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:48 Anna Ross Davies
9:47
Anna Ross Davies: 

Not quite square halt, very nice rein back, exactly what we want to see.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:47 Anna Ross Davies
9:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very attractive horse that she rides in good balance

Friday May 9, 2014 9:46 Anna Ross Davies
9:46
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lost bend a little at end of the half pass. Pity, big walk pirouette, having problems in the trot ext.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:46 Anna Ross Davies
9:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Well balanced med trot with good transition back. Very elegant horse and rider. She sits very well.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:45 Anna Ross Davies
9:45
Anna Ross Davies: 

Halt not quite square and an unusual salute. Flashy horse!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:45 Anna Ross Davies
9:44
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 9:44 
9:44
H&H Carol: 

Next is Tiana Coudray riding Ringwood Magister

Friday May 9, 2014 9:44 H&H Carol
9:44
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tina scores 45.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 9:44 Anna Ross Davies
9:42
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Friday May 9, 2014 9:42 
9:41
H&H Carol: 

Tina looks delighted with that!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:41 H&H Carol
9:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mistake 2nd flying change, clean tense 3rd change, better 4th. Think Tina is going to be in a competitive position with this test and she rode it really well.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:41 Anna Ross Davies
9:41
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice ext canter with good transitions in and out. Tina’s riding this test very positively and getting a lot of marks out of horse that isn’t a top mover

Friday May 9, 2014 9:41 Anna Ross Davies
9:40
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tiny bit short in neck in counter canter, tense flying change, Tine repositioning her hat between movements. lacking bend left half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 9:40 Anna Ross Davies
9:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

nice canter move of and smart half pass. Beautifully straight afterwards

Friday May 9, 2014 9:39 Anna Ross Davies
9:39
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse snatched the rein rather rudely coming out of rein back

Friday May 9, 2014 9:39 Anna Ross Davies
9:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Brilliant halt. But tense rein back.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:38 Anna Ross Davies
9:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good flow in shoulder-in and half pass. This test is going well. Tina isn’t dropping any marks.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:38 Anna Ross Davies
9:38
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice ext trot, but not much difference between med trot and ext trot, looked the same

Friday May 9, 2014 9:38 Anna Ross Davies
9:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very good shoulder-in and half pass. This horse looks better in the contact than at Burghley, Pirouette correct but a bit big

Friday May 9, 2014 9:37 Anna Ross Davies
9:37
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good entry, Very positively ridden medium trot. Tina is going for it!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:37 Anna Ross Davies
9:36
H&H Carol: 

Tina and her mother Althea Roger-Smith bred De Novo News out of Douce De Longvaut, who went round Burghley while in-foal with him. He made his four-star debut here last year and finished 61st, but he really impressed at Burghley when taking ninth. Tina’s best result here is fifth in 1995 on General Jock. Possibles for WEG if they go well.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:36 H&H Carol
9:35
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 9:35 
9:35
H&H Carol: 

Next is Tina Cook riding De Novo News

Friday May 9, 2014 9:35 H&H Carol
9:35
Anna Ross Davies: 

Peter scores 42.0 to go into 5th

Friday May 9, 2014 9:35 Anna Ross Davies
9:34
Anna Ross Davies: 

I think the horse would like to be a pure dressage horse with a certain blonde female British rider based in Wiltshire…

Friday May 9, 2014 9:34 Anna Ross Davies
9:33
Anna Ross Davies: 

Beautiful 3rd flying change, and 4th change. That will help bring his scores back up. Not quite sq final halt.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:33 Anna Ross Davies
9:32
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice half pass. This test won’t be right at the top, but it’s getting some good marks. Oh no, some disagreement in the counter change. I’ve jinxed them!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:32 Anna Ross Davies
9:32
Anna Ross Davies: 

Canter is tending towards a little on the forehand but the horse has a very nice lose way of going which will still gain good marks

Friday May 9, 2014 9:32 Anna Ross Davies
9:31
Anna Ross Davies: 

Big walk but slightly amballing, oh dear jogged in the collected walk.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:31 Anna Ross Davies
9:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very nice halt

Friday May 9, 2014 9:30 Anna Ross Davies
9:30
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice ext trot. Seen others with more ground cover but worth at least a 7 IMO

Friday May 9, 2014 9:30 Anna Ross Davies
9:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

Very disappointing pirouette. But a 9 for the trot work there,.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:29 Anna Ross Davies
9:29
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good balance in the medium trot, horse has a lot of knee action so doesn’t have as much ground cover as some. Very posh shoulder-in half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 9:29 Anna Ross Davies
9:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

Dribbled into square first halt. Rider looking very smiley, the sun has come out!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:28 Anna Ross Davies
9:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

I’m liking this!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:28 Anna Ross Davies
9:28
Anna Ross Davies: 

This one is looking fancy going around the arena!

Friday May 9, 2014 9:28 Anna Ross Davies
9:28
H&H Carol: 

Both horse and rider are Badminton debutants, having originally been 18th on the wait list, although they finished 13th at Luhmühlen last year. Their best three-star result is second at Strzegom CCI3* in 2011.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:28 H&H Carol
9:27
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 9:27 
9:26
H&H Carol: 

Next is Peter Flarup from Denmark riding Calista E

Friday May 9, 2014 9:26 H&H Carol
9:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Sarah scores 54.8pen

Friday May 9, 2014 9:26 Anna Ross Davies
9:26
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice nice halt to finish. This horse is not naturally a flashy mover, canter better than trot, tension in walk expensive. Should be a midway score.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:26 Anna Ross Davies
9:25
Anna Ross Davies: 

Clean flying change. 3rd change clean, slightly early. And a 4th clean but crooked change.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:25 Anna Ross Davies
9:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Didn’t show enough ground cover in the ext canter

Friday May 9, 2014 9:24 Anna Ross Davies
9:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

Another nice canter half pass

Friday May 9, 2014 9:24 Anna Ross Davies
9:24
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

Skip on is such a fab little horse…

Friday May 9, 2014 9:24 Helen
9:24
H&H Carol
Friday May 9, 2014 9:24 
9:24
Anna Ross Davies: 

The horse has better quality canter than trot, flying change was clean

Friday May 9, 2014 9:24 Anna Ross Davies
9:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Into canter, nice first half pass.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:23 Anna Ross Davies
9:23
Anna Ross Davies: 

Tense in the rein back and the walk

Friday May 9, 2014 9:23 Anna Ross Davies
9:23
H&H Carol: 

I think there are some coming in the final group after lunch that could beat that score.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:23 H&H Carol
9:23
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Carol do you think anyone will beat 36 today?

Friday May 9, 2014 9:23 Alex
9:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse lacks bounce in the trot, but the half passes are good

Friday May 9, 2014 9:22 Anna Ross Davies
9:22
H&H Carol: 

It’s quite windy, but dry currently

Friday May 9, 2014 9:22 H&H Carol
9:22
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Is it still a nice morning there?

Friday May 9, 2014 9:22 Alex
9:22
Anna Ross Davies: 

Lacks ground cover in ext trot.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:22 Anna Ross Davies
9:21
Anna Ross Davies: 

Above the bit in the pirouette

Friday May 9, 2014 9:21 Anna Ross Davies
9:21
Anna Ross Davies: 

Above the bit in the first halt. A little limited in medium trot. Nice right half pass. This horse looks a little tense.

Friday May 9, 2014 9:21 Anna Ross Davies
9:21
H&H Carol: 

And we get underway with Sarah Stretton riding Skip On

Friday May 9, 2014 9:21 H&H Carol
9:20
[Comment From ktkt: ] 

Morning! Looking forward to following you again today :)

Friday May 9, 2014 9:20 kt
9:19
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Are you live yet, or is my internet playing up??

Friday May 9, 2014 9:19 Guest
 
H&H Carol: 

We’re here!

  H&H Carol
9:19
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5:08
H&H Carol: 

Watch official Badminton cross-country course preview video

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:08 H&H Carol
5:07
H&H Carol: 

View pictures of every fence on the cross-country course

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:07 H&H Carol
5:07
H&H Carol: 

Visit the H&H stand at Badminton

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:07 H&H Carol
5:07
H&H Carol: 

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Thursday May 8, 2014 5:07 H&H Carol
5:06
H&H Carol: 

Full report on today’s action, plus rider’s early reactions to the cross-country course coming up shortly on Horseandhound.co.uk.

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:06 H&H Carol
5:06
  
Thursday May 8, 2014 5:06 
5:05
H&H Carol: 

Her is another rider reaction video clips for you to enjoy.

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:05 H&H Carol
5:04
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Wouldn’t have thought many out there who could beat 36… Maybe Sara Algotsson Ostholt or Clark Montgomery with his second one? But others could do PBs at Paul has

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:04 Alex
5:04
[Comment From JessJess: ] 

Thanks ladies, same time same place tomorrow

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:04 Jess
5:04
[Comment From Alex DanceAlex Dance: ] 

thank you so much ladies for today its been great!!! look forward to more tomorrow :) fingers crossed the weather is slightly better!!

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:04 Alex Dance
5:04
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

Thank you Anna and carol…fab commentary :-)

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:04 Helen
5:04
[Comment From Fan from IrelandFan from Ireland: ] 

Thank you , that was great ! Looking forward to your commentary tomorrow :)

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:04 Fan from Ireland
5:04
Anna Ross Davies: 

Right I’m off. i will leave you in carol’s capable hands and I’ll be back tomorrow in time for the first rider around 9.20am. See you then.

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:04 Anna Ross Davies
5:03
Anna Ross Davies: 

So the top 5 after today are:
1. Paul Tpaner riding Kilronan 36.0
2. Francis Whittington riding Easy Target 36.2
3. Lucinda Fredericks riding Flying Finish 39.0
4. Mark Todd riding NZB Campino 40.5
5. Pippa Funnell riding Billy Beware 42.3

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:03 Anna Ross Davies
5:00
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Thanks for the live feed, its been great to watch!

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:00 Guest
5:00
[Comment From RainerRainer: ] 

Who will be better than 36,0 tomorrow?

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:00 Rainer
5:00
[Comment From BethBeth: ] 

Is the cross country and showjumping live over the weekend?

Thursday May 8, 2014 5:00 Beth
4:59
Anna Ross Davies: 

Right so that’s our last rider today. Sarah scores 48.2pen

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:59 Anna Ross Davies
4:58
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

Only by being there sadly

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:58 Helen
4:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

I think this horse could do better but Sarah rode well. Shame

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:58 Anna Ross Davies
4:58
Anna Ross Davies: 

Nice 3rd flyig change and good 4th change. Tension has spoilt the test slightly today.

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:58 Anna Ross Davies
4:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Flying change was clean

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:57 Anna Ross Davies
4:57
Anna Ross Davies: 

Getting a little on the forehand and strong inthe counter canter

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:57 Anna Ross Davies
4:57
H&H Carol: 

Not durng the dressage

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:57 H&H Carol
4:57
[Comment From bethbeth: ] 

is there any way of watchng the performances live?

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:57 beth
4:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

Another one keen to go cross-country!

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:56 Anna Ross Davies
4:56
Anna Ross Davies: 

7, 5, 4 for the walk. tension has boiled over in the counter canter causing mistakes. Changed several times

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:56 Anna Ross Davies
4:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Good marks for the rein back – 8s

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:55 Anna Ross Davies
4:55
H&H Carol: 

Treason is 12

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:55 H&H Carol
4:55
[Comment From HelenHelen: ] 

How old is this horse?

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:55 Helen
4:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Jogged in ext walk

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:55 Anna Ross Davies
4:55
Anna Ross Davies: 

Mostly 6s and 7s because of inconsistency of contact. Eventually sq halt but shuffled to get it. 5 good diagonal steps back

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:55 Anna Ross Davies
4:54
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Absolutely love this horse, it’s had so many good results including 2nd Blenheim 8/9yo class 2 years in a row and 4th (I think)at Bramham 2011; really hope it goes well for her here

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:54 Alex
4:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Needs a bit more angle in the shoulder-in and horse not secure in contact in half pass.

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:54 Anna Ross Davies
4:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Showing very good promise in the ext trot. Well developed and trot looking better now.

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:54 Anna Ross Davies
4:54
Anna Ross Davies: 

Horse is twisting slightly in the contact which will affect the marks.

Thursday May 8, 2014 4:54 Anna Ross Davies
4:53