Questions and responses

Difficult for me to comment because I wasn’t there but seems to be a consensus that one fall too many occurred at Burbury before a fence was pulled.

Here is a thought provoking story by Lulu Kyriacou on Horsetalk.

EN John, on Eventing Nation has added further discussion to the story, which I know will bring plenty of comments.

What interests me is that as Officials we are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. There are often outcries from riders and others in the know when a rider is pulled from the course and slapped with a Yellow Card, take Jessica Phoenix for example.

Then at the other end of the scale. How many falls is enough before a fence is pulled. I am not criticizing any decisions made because I wasn’t there. What I do know is that if I was TD, I would have been at the fence after the first fall and I would have had a member of the Ground Jury by my side after the second.

Lots of thoughts and lots to think about.

ESJ

Yours in Eventing

ESJ

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John Lechner also known as ESJ or JohnVacy is a photographer and writer. He is based in the Hunter Valley of NSW in Australia. John has a passion for Eventing photography and writing. John is an FEI Official (Technical Delegate) in addition to the work he does as a writer and photographer in the sport. You can see John's work on Eventing Nation and An Eventful Life where he is both a contributor as a photographer and writer. To find out more about ESJ and where he will be next be shooting more eventing photography then go to About ESJ. John is available to provide specific photographs at Events for riders and sponsors as well as providing images for publication.

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