Rolex 3-Day Event : Cross Country

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Please see my Dressage post for an overview of eventing.

This series covers the Cross-Country phase of the event.
This is the breakneck gut-check portion of the competition.
The obstacles are all SOLID, nothing gives if you hit them. They are all incredibly huge in both height and width.
The course is 6,400 meters (4 miles), has 34 obstacles some with multiple elements and must be covered
in just over 11 minutes to avoid time penalties.

This is Theodore O'Connor, aka Teddy, ridden by Karen O'Connor (olympic medalist).
Teddy's name is strictly coincidence.
Teddy and Karen were first on course, here they are making their way to the start box.
The incredible thing about Teddy is the fact that he is a PONY!
Ponies are not supposed to be able to compete at this level... nobody told Teddy.
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Karen & Teddy on course
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Olympic gold medalist Phillip Dutton on Connaught
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Amy Tryon on Le Samurai
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Phillip Dutton on Truluck (he competed two horses as did Karen O'Connor)
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Mary King (GB) on Apache Sauce
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Clayton Fredericks (AUS) on Ben Along Time (they went on to win)
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Ian Roberts (CAN) on Napalm
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OK, I'm sure that's about all you can stand.
Thanks for sticking it out so long.
If you didn't get enough my full gallery is here. :smile:

Don
 
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Hey Don,

WOW! These are awesome. Great bit of shooting there. And I could never get tired of viewing such beautiful pictures.
 
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Hey Don, these are really nice. Such interesting angles and nice crops. The colors are nice and the detail is awesome.
 
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Hey Don,

WOW! These are awesome. Great bit of shooting there. And I could never get tired of viewing such beautiful pictures.
Hey Don, these are really nice. Such interesting angles and nice crops. The colors are nice and the detail is awesome.
Impressive images, very professional.
Nice work.....really nice work
These are unreal good, Don! Very well done
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. (there needs to be a proud smiley)

Every now and then I get something right and it is nice to get some "atta boy's" from your peers.

Dopn
 

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Superb Don,

Great image captures that capture the essence of the sport! You freezed the action yet the image bowls you over with their action!

Wade
 
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Don,

You had some great access there. I've never had the opportunity to go to one of these events. Although, I have seen them on TV and really enjoy the power that these horses portray. Also, how the riders can "convince" the horses that's it's OK to do those jumps.

You have done a fantastic job on these. Like someone else said, I think #8 was my best -- because of the angle. It was different and showed the majesty of horse & rider.

Regards,
 

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