Future Equestrian Commentating Dream Team
This is a little bit of a spin off from the thread on Melanie. I don't want to get into her plusses or minuses though.
I was watching the "live stream" of the show jumping individual finals and started thinking how awesome it would be if the BBC announcer (is it Stephen Hadley?) and Sally O'Connor did all the commentary for future major equestrian events.
I have never heard commentary that is as good, knowledgeable and interesting as that which they both provide. Someone with no knowledge of horse sports can really get the feel and understanding for the sport while those of us who do understand can appreciate their smart commentary and ability to know when to quit talking and just enjoy the really exciting, nail biting parts.
Plus, they really know the riders and the circuits well, so they give color that is interesting and to the point, and they do so in a way that doesn't take you out of the moment.