Better or not?

One big difference between shows in Europe and the United States is that judges and competitors are free to talk and even mingle here! I love being able to walk through a crowd and talk to Kyra or meet someone new! It is so much more friendly. I am not sure why in the USA we are all so suspicious ! Talking to a trainer or rider does not mean I will score them higher. I think we need to be able to trust each other’s moral standards.

The atmosphere is much more friendly for sure! I have to say at this show the bleachers are pretty empty, mostly standing by the rails are the grooms and family. I think Florida is on the right track with the full house on freestyle night!

Today is the CDIO Grand Prix and I would expect more spectators as well! Sunny to start but rain and wind for later in the day. The booths are very comfy all enclosed and with heaters. No computers.

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One thought on “Better or not?

  1. I agree, Janet. It’s one of the reasons I like judging schooling shows — a more relaxed atmosphere. I think if there was more of a friendly atmosphere, amateurs and juniors/young riders wouldn’t think judges were so scary! 🙂

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