Live CDI Video and Commentary by Axel Steiner
- March 23, 2015
Demystify the FEI Judging Process
Watch the Festival of the Horse CDI-3* live beginning this Thursday, March 26, at 8:15 a.m. PDT. Steffen Peters, Guenter Seidel and Jan Ebeling are just some of the top riders you will see in the Grand Prix, Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I classes. FEI ‘O’ (ret.) judge Axel Steiner will provide commentary on each of the rides, which is sponsored by Iron Spring Farm.
“To gain fans for our beautiful but complex sport we have to make it more understandable,” Axel explains. “For people who don't have the chance to attend shows, this is a great opportunity to view and understand what those horses and riders are doing. Even for those who are horse show regulars, having instant commentary from someone who has been in the judge's box for 45 years helps to demystify the judging process and makes the sport more transparent.” Axel Steiner has judged the Olympics, FEI World Cup Finals, Pan American Games and international CDIs too numerous to list.
There is no charge to watch the broadcast at http://www.californiadreamingproductions.com/live-stream-test/. The live broadcast will include the CDI-ring classes on Thursday and Friday (beginning at 8:00 a.m), March 26-27, 2015.
This is the second year that Iron Spring Farm has sponsored Axel Steiner’s commentary for the San Juan Capistrano CDIs. One viewer last year commented, “Thank you SO much for sponsoring the live feed from the Capistrano CDI!!! It is a rare treat here in the USA and those of who are starved for dressage here in the frozen north greatly appreciate being able to see dressage competition of this level.” Supporting educational opportunities has long been part of the mission of Iron Spring Farm.