>> For those who don't want to spend the money, check with your local public
>> TV station. Ours just showed this years Rolex yesterday afternoon. It
>> was interesting but not nearly as much fun or as exciting as watching it
>> in person. One thing I did notice, they showed the riders out of sequence.
>> And ***'s Leap looks much less impressive on TV than it does in person.
>> They do show Stephen Bradley's *** fall at the Leap very clearly, I
>> thought he had fallen on his neck but he got dropped right on his back.
>> Poor horse was really shook and shocky when they got him on his feet.
>> It is a neat tape to watch, though.
>> Ah, well, I'll be there next year.
>Last fall, we had the members of our Combined Training Club call
>the local Public TV station and they actually aired it because
>of the viewer requests. Make sure you ask for the complete name of the
>tape which includes the words "the ultimate equestrian experience" or something
>like that. (see one of the earlier posts)
The full and formal title is "Kentucky: The Ultimate Equestrian Event".
Good luck with getting your local PBS stations to broadcast it. We
tried for years her in South Carolina to get SCETV to broadcast it
without any luck (we had a couple of hundred people call one year and
they didn't even bother to save it off of the satelite, nevermind
broadcast it !!!!!!) The really funny thing is, this year I got a copy by
having the communications center folks here at the university grab it
directly off of the satelite for me and they told me that it was South
Carolina who was doing to upload to the satelite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. I don't mean to discourage anyone ... it can't hurt to call and