A horse named Claus Dieter...

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  1. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    ..is currently in the lead in the German Jumper Derby in Hamburg.
    With the usual hoity toity names warmbloods get, this one makes me laugh..
    And what a great round it was..they just sailed through it.
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Sandra Auffarth had a clear round with La Vista.
    Given the jumps in this derby course I was wondering if not more eventers should try their luck.
     
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  3. slc

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    That's an awesome event! I didn't get to watch it this year, but I heard it was fantastic.

    I don't understand why the name Claus Dieter is funny. Can you explain it?
     
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  4. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Claus Dieter is a conservative, human name.
    Something a Walton would be named if they were german.
    I think there is nothing quite like the Derby in Hamburg. This year was the 89th Derby and I don't think the course changed much over the years. There are some jumps a typical show jumper just doesn't see anywhere else in the world.
    Hickstead is the closest but some of the jumps are nowadays more usually found on eventing courses. Like Pulvermann's Grave, Trakehner, Irish Walls, the large 3 m wall the horses have to slide down....
    It is also a lot longer than horses are used to. 3/4 mile, alotted tine 188 seconds.
    In the whole history only about two hundred horses came in without a fault.
    This year the jump off had three participants.
    Matthew Sampson, a british newcomer, won on Gloria, Claus Dieter and his rider came in second with one rail down, Sandra Auffarth and her amazing mare were third, fastest, but two rails.
    You could really see that she was better conditioned for the long course and also the most used to the jumps.
    it would be interesting to see more eventers with their up and coming horses on this course....
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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    Lol, the Jim Bob Walton of the horse world!
     
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    It's not conservative, both are not really used much anymore and particularly in combination it's totally outdated.
     
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  7. slc

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    So, it's a little like naming a child Jethro Bodine Clampet.
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    That's what I meant...
    I hear Claus Dieter, I think of a man in his mid fifties, balding, a slight paunch...
     
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    Got it. Not exactly what you think of when you see a show jumper, lol.
     
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  10. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Cute, I'll tell you what though it gets attention. I'll be looking for them in the future. ;)
     
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