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Thai riders show off their grace in dressage

By THE NATION

 

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Pakjira Thongpakdi and Arinadtha Chavatanont

 

Thai riders, Pakjira Thongpakdi and Arinadtha Chavatanont came second and third in the freestyle riding to music event on Wednesday (December 4) at the FEI Asian Championships Pattaya 2019.

 

 

The ‘Freestyle to Music’ round is part of the individual dressage competition and sees the horses’ movements and figures choreographed to meet the technical requirements with music chosen to highlight the horse and rider combination.

 

Eight riders from Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, and South Korea took part in the event, which was won by South Korean rider Dongheon Nam, who earned a score of 73.919 and took home US$4,500. Pakjira Thongpakdi placed second with 70.663, and Arinadtha Chavatanont received the bronze medal with 69.769.

 

Another Thai rider, Apisada Bannagijsophon scored 66.231 on her stallion Samba de Orfeu and was ranked sixth.

 

The equestrian event, which kicked off on December 1 and continues through Sunday (December 😎 is being held at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, Chon Buri province.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379147

 

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Wonderful to see the elites kids doing so well.......must be holidays at the Sorbonne!

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8 hours ago, Grumpy John said:

Play time for the monied class!  😄 

You talk <deleted> !   Riding dressage is a very expensive sport not usually associated with rich people like polo is. Dressage will keep you poor, the dedication and love of horses and the art is the where the richness is found. 

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7 minutes ago, jaiyen said:

Riding dressage is a very expensive sport not usually associated with rich people

It's very expensive but not associated with the rich?  Maybe not quite, but the average dressage rider and family are not usually concerned where the next mortgage payment can be met. It is still regarded as an "upper class" sport.

 Congrats to the two young ladies for their performance anyway.🐎

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42 minutes ago, jaiyen said:

You talk <deleted> !   Riding dressage is a very expensive sport not usually associated with rich people like polo is. Dressage will keep you poor, the dedication and love of horses and the art is the where the richness is found. 

Your first sentence is contradiction 100%. First this is Asia so you bet you have to be very rich to even contemplate equestrian at competitive levels (in fact you will find family connection placed above skill in most occasions). I can only talk about equestrian in the UK where it is open to all and dedication/skill can pay off. However a quality equestrian horse can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and the keeping of said horse is in the hundreds per week. These horses are not fun hack horses taken out and enjoyed. 

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Well done. I love equestrian. I like the 3 day events as in the 3 skills cross country, jumps and dressage. The best riding I've done was fox hunting in Surrey (Never saw a fox but saw a wild Kangaroo "wallaby") what a great day that was riding jumping with over 50 horses. Slow Gin mmmm mmmm. 

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1 hour ago, ratcatcher said:

It's very expensive but not associated with the rich?  Maybe not quite, but the average dressage rider and family are not usually concerned where the next mortgage payment can be met. It is still regarded as an "upper class" sport.

 Congrats to the two young ladies for their performance anyway.🐎

Would she have a chance in your opinion? 

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22 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Would she have a chance in your opinion? 

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That depends what she's doing under the horse.

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