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Old 02-12-2013, 04:22 PM
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Zara is from a family who take equestrian pursuits very, very seriously and she's the daughter of two Olympic riders. She was probably being instructed on proper form from the time she was a three year old on her first pony ride. She's also from a family that doesn't go in much for flash and glamour.

Charlotte on the other hand- no one else in the family is into equestrian pursuits and I suspect she sees riding as part of a jet set, glamorous lifestyle. She's said as much in interviews- that it's the ultimate glamour sport.

I imagine Zara, coated in mud from doing a cross country course or driving the horse van or sitting up with a sick horse would howl in laughter at the idea of riding as a glamour sport.

Charlotte sees riding as a part time thing she can do on her own schedule- just show up well groomed and lovely, jump on a horse someone else trained and groomed and ride the course- then hand the reins back over to a groom. She doesn't form a partnership with any of her horses and they don't trust her or like how she rides and it shows.
Maybe, Charlotte "uses" riding for having sponsors and signing contracts with companies like Gucci, Cartier etc who support her.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM
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Charlotte wants to be a brillant equestrian but it's not possible, she doesn't focus only on her sport like the others. Zara Philipps has only one activity, it's her career. She doesn't care about jet set. Charlotte is not able to choose, she has the life of a rich jet set girl, she spends many time in parties, in shootings, in official ceremonies, she's not serious enough to become a champion. It's just a hobby, not a job !
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:54 PM
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Maybe, Charlotte "uses" riding for having sponsors and signing contracts with companies like Gucci, Cartier etc who support her.
One would think sponsors would want more for their money than an treasure trove of losses. What's the campaign slogan "wear Gucci/Cartier and be a loser or Look good while coming in last"?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:07 PM
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One would think sponsors would want more for their money than an treasure trove of losses. What's the campaign slogan "wear Gucci/Cartier and be a loser or Look good while coming in last"?
Charlotte is a very glamorous woman, so beautiful, so elegant. Even she doesn't win, the people see all this glamorous appearance.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:07 PM
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One would think sponsors would want more for their money than an treasure trove of losses. What's the campaign slogan "wear Gucci/Cartier and be a loser or Look good while coming in last"?
Those sponsors aren't paying for a winner- they're paying for a glamorous model- someone who represents a luxurious lifestyle. Gucci could care less how Charlotte rides- they're a high fashion brand and who's more high fashion glam than Charlotte Casiraghi?

It'd be different if her sponsors were purveyors of sporting equipment, like Ariat, but they're not.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:20 PM
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Charlotte is a very glamorous woman, so beautiful, so elegant. Even she doesn't win, the people see all this glamorous appearance.
OK then so I guess the slogan is "Look good while losing". Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:50 PM
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I grew up showing horses, it takes alot of work on your own time. I rode almost daily year round.

Charlotte is not dedicated enough, she just needs to ride for fun on her own leisure time.


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Old 02-13-2013, 07:59 AM
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OK then so I guess the slogan is "Look good while losing". Thanks for clearing that up.
NGalitzine, just click on the internet and look about Gucci and Charlotte. Is obvious that they want her for the publicity and the glamour she has! They all say "the granddaughter of Grace Kelly and bla bla bla.." It's just too obvious for someone to see what is going on and why they have chosen her. They don't want her for her abilities, just for the background and the elegance she holds.
Plus, there are not many people who know about horse riding. Or they even don't care about the results she has. Maybe they even don't follow her sport life. They stay in the image! "Oh look how godd Charlotte is in this Gucci!" Not in the quality.

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The circle of Charlotte is fulling her ears making her live more and more in her bubble. It's a pity that she cannot recognise who she truly is and what her abilities are. She seems really immature or confused sometimes.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:27 PM
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Well, when you have a bunch of yes-people around you, otherwise known as sycophants, then it's very hard to grow up. Costa Gavros said pretty much the same thing about her, and some posters seemed to think he was out of place, but what he said was true. It's pretty sad, I think. She's going to be thirty pretty soon.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:56 AM
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Pomeline-Fizz ♣ Charlotte Casiraghi: Jumping International de Bordeaux - Jour 1 et 3
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:53 AM
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Charlotte comments in a EuroSport documentary on Edwina Alexander.
You can see it here: - she on at 00:14 and 14:25.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:47 AM
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Charlotte is confirmed for attendance in the new London leg of the GCT this summer, from 6 June to 9 June at Kensington Palace. Jessica Springsteen and Edwina Tops-Alexander will also be competing.

» ATV Today UK » Global Equestrian Event Comes To London

Also, she is mentioned extensively in a Vogue article on Edwina. The full PDF is available at: http://www.globalchampionstour.com/f...ops-alexander/
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:36 PM
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Charlotte is signed up to ride at Barbizon this week-end.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:58 PM
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Charlotte is confirmed for attendance in the new London leg of the GCT this summer, from 6 June to 9 June at Kensington Palace. Jessica Springsteen and Edwina Tops-Alexander will also be competing.

» ATV Today UK » Global Equestrian Event Comes To London

Also, she is mentioned extensively in a Vogue article on Edwina. The full PDF is available at: http://www.globalchampionstour.com/f...ops-alexander/
I just got a laugh out of imagining HM, the Princess Royal and Zara Phillips sitting together and watching Charlotte try to ride. No doubt Princess Anne could come up with a snarky comment or three :)
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:09 AM
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Charlotte riding yesterday in Barbizon. I don't know how she did but the jumped 1'15 and 1'20 which seems very sensible.

http://www.psvphoto.com/listephotos....3e624fa3&rep=0
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:41 PM
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Charlotte got 2 first places jumping at 1.15m and 15th and 16th at 1.20m. I think there were 45 and 48 riders I don't get the first places. It looks like the same competition. Maybe it was one of those competitions where everyone gets a first place for a clear ride.I hope she is training with Edwina and Jan now. Hopefully is starting from scratch and learning a more balanced style of riding. Riding at the lower levels will also help her confidence.
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Charlotte got 2 first places jumping at 1.15m and 15th and 16th at 1.20m. I think there were 45 and 48 riders . I hope she is training with Edwina and Jan now. Hopefully is starting from scratch and learning a more balanced style of riding. Riding at the lower levels will also help her confidence.
Good for her. Nice to see her riding at an appropriate level and doing well.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:29 PM
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Good for her. Those are the kind of results we should be seeing.
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Charlotte riding yesterday in Barbizon. I don't know how she did but the jumped 1'15 and 1'20 which seems very sensible.

http://www.psvphoto.com/listephotos....3e624fa3&rep=0
Link does not work for me.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:32 PM
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It should work now:
http://www.psvphoto.com/listephotos....3e624fa3&rep=0

Clearly, horse photographers take much better photos at the jumping events than paparazzi
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