I’m sure it’s not that high on their priority list, but I’m still looking forward to the day when the nerds out in Silicon Valley invent a sort of Google Glass type deal for eventers. To everyone else they just look like cool shades, but when you’re wearing them you can access all your stats — speed, where you are on course, maybe a little hologram of your trainer yelling instructions at you as you approach each jump.
The graphic overlay on this helmet cam video from Ingrid Klimke’s CIC3* cross country round at Luhmühlen 2016 isn’t too off the mark. Ingrid is making short work of it aboard Horseware Hale Bob, who finished second in the division on his dressage score of 36.6. Coincidentally, they’re back this year and sitting second heading into cross country tomorrow on an even better score of 31.3.
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If tomorrow just can’t come soon enough for you to get your Luhmühlen cross country fix, take a walk down memory lane with this 2016 highlight reel (especially if you are an appreciator of repetitive techno beats!) It includes cameos from top 10 finishers Boyd Martin and Crackerjack just after the one minute mark, and again at 5:18, 7:39 and 8:30.
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