Simone Deitermann riding Free Easy NRW was in the lead after the dressage phase with 39.3 penalties. The video shows her jumping Capability’s Cutting…. I was in the perfect position to video the big drop and Simone’s attempts to stay in the saddle. Free Easy was fantastic – walking to a tree and standing still while Simone tried to use the tree, strength, will power … anything to get herself back in the saddle. Unfortunately, she was unable to get herself back in the saddle which unfortunately resulted in a rider fall and elimination.
At the end of a clip I show a LandRover Discovery driving through Capability’s cutting which shows that the cutting is very deep because only the top of the roof is visible. In my opinion, probably the most challenging fence on the course especially because it was towards the end of the course. If your horse just pops over the jump then you land towards the top of the cutting and the fence is easy. But if your horse jumps bigger then you will land a long way down the cutting and the rider then struggles to stay on after the big drop.
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