I heard that 3 stallions were invited to jump the single high jump..forgot the height....think 1.5 plus meters. Anyway, anyone know who they are?? One is Contratto. I imagin one is Bon Balou but not sure...Any news is great. It so sucks that we cannot watch this year.
I was there for the jumping days, and I'm back in Oklahoma now. I don't have my notes from the jumping days, but I really think more than 3 stallions did 1.50. In addition to the ones listed I know that Canterbury did the 1.50 on the first day, and then Dante did 1.50 on the second day. Not all of the stallions jumped the same heights both day; it was dependent upon the test rider. There could have been others, but the ones listed are the ones I remember off the top of my head. There are a lot of jumper stallions at this testing...
Just had a long chat with Maggie Fullington - Bliss MF's owner
Bliss was the only stallion to go through the jump chute at 1.7M and Maggie said he cleared it by a good foot and everyone stood and gave him a standing ovation for doing so . So looking forward to seeing the video clip of that! She said Otto (RPSI) ran over and gave her a huge hug when he went through, and the Hanoverian Verband approached her afterwards and asked if she would like to have him in the Hannoverian book as well
I am really curious as well. Bliss is 6 years old, so he got a 5 point deduction on his overall score. If that didnt happen, would he have been Champion instead of Reserve?
Maggie said everone was in love with and rooting for Painted CF. He is such a character and everyone adored him
And in the end, she said it was such a stellar group of stallions overall, it could have gone any which way and she was honored that Bliss did as well as he did in such fabulous company ...