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(Eventing) for those of you in the know ....

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sanguinechompa · 31/07/2012 13:48

Why wasn't Christopher Bartle involved with UK team (instead of German team)?? Have surfed a few equestrian sites but can't find the relevant info.

Silver v. well done though.

Go Tina and Mary this pm!!

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Pickles77 · 31/07/2012 13:57

I'm wondering this too!

Thumbwitch · 31/07/2012 14:00

He's been the trainer of the German team since 2001, according to Wiki

I suppose it's like Sven Goran Eriksson being the England football manager, isn't it?

Pickles77 · 31/07/2012 14:02

Hmm Traitor.
So is that his only German connection? Im sure I heard some commentator say he's a German citizen now? Confused

sanguinechompa · 31/07/2012 14:24

Goodness. Hadn't realised his assocation with them had been that long Thumbwitch

I suppose a man has to earn a living and all that but would have been great to have him on our side. Germans haven't put a foot wrong.

Grin at Pickles 'Traitor' perhaps a tad strong's such a small world .. they are always inter-marrying and swapping stables/trainers/owners etc etc

Just wondered why CB hadn't been retained for our side. And who is our head trainer btw? [woeful ignorance emoticon]

(I know Ginny Holgate (can't remember her current surname) is training Ireland but can't seem to find info on GB team)

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Pickles77 · 31/07/2012 14:27

san I'm not bitter about the Germans getting gold at all.


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Eve · 31/07/2012 14:43

Ginny Elliott trains Ireland

AlpinePony · 31/07/2012 14:49

Captain mark Philips trains the US team.

Butkin · 31/07/2012 15:56

Will Connell is in over all charge but the Performance Manager for GB's Eventing team is Yogi Breisner.

sanguinechompa · 31/07/2012 19:52

Thanks Butkin the name Will Connell rings very faint bells but Yogi Breisner of course great clanging ones. No complaints there!

Yes, forgot to mention Mark Phillips and USA team Alpine. Btw [digression alert] Mike Tucker mentioned a fantastic Dutch three day event course when commentating today. Was in context of Dutch government not putting enough support/resources behind Dutch team despite great talent/breeding stock and this fab event beginning with B...???? Do you happen to know where/when it is please? Would love to attend. (I'm in Belgium).

Eve of course it is Elliot!! Thanks for that. Thought Aoiffe Clark was a star today and definitely one to look out for in the future.

Arf at Pickles Hard to swallow but they didn't put a foot wrong did they [grrrr].

Does anyone know what Pippa Funnell is doing nowadays btw? (Mike Tucker mentioned that she had bred one of the competing horses today - maybe a Swedish one??? - can't remember - but just wondered if she is involved in training)

Off to celebrate GB silver now! Cheers everyone Wine Wine Wine

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Butkin · 01/08/2012 09:52

Pippa is riding regularly at all the top British events but doesn't quite have the firepower to make it into the British team at the moment.

sanguinechompa · 01/08/2012 10:40

Thanks Butkin She is one of my all time heros.

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Incapinka · 01/08/2012 21:54

Guessing the Dutch event would be Boekelo. This is usually held in the autumn so hope you get there! Smile

sanguinechompa · 02/08/2012 15:08

Thanks ever so much Incapinka - great news!! Will google and try booking right now!

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Butkin · 02/08/2012 22:26

The final leg of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing series in 2012 will be held at Boekelo in the Netherlands 11th to 14th October. Boekelo has traditionally hosted a ?Nations Cup? style team competition as well as an individual CCI 3*.
Looks like a fun place Sanguine - let us know how you get on.

sanguinechompa · 03/08/2012 00:08

Will do Butkin and many thanks for extra info - much appreciated!

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