Flossy is well known to many on the British Dressage Forum as a teller of interesting stories and perhaps the odd joke or two. We have selected a few tales for your pleasure.

Public participation

Public participation
 The WEG  Grand Prix  was coming  to its  climax  the spectators were completely  involved  OOOHING  AND WOOOING  AS EACH MOVEMENT WAS PERFORMED , Clapping hands enthusiastically  for a good performance ,  groaning  in sympathy  for unexpected  mistake . With the  scores  coming up  on the electronic  display board    as soon as a movement  was  completed  it was clear how  knowledgeable the spectators are  .
With all the excitement   surrounding the competition    only few spectators noticed   the two judges walking towards the judges only loos ,  during  a short break   of the competition. One was led by a Seeing Eyes  Dog  and the other   with a long   tapping   stick   searching  for   any obstructions  in his way.
Standing  next to each other  one said    “Is that you ? Gustavo”
“That’s me   Felix  ,  How is  the judging going  ?”  the one  with the dog replied   with a question.
 Gustavo  buttoned up his pants  picked up his stick and started to tap his way out of the judges  only loos,
“Between me and you Felix  I don’t think I will be able to carry on judging for much longer”
“WHY THAT  ??  you  have been doing it all these years   why stop now when dressage gets so exiting?”
“Well you see Felix   I am  starting to lose my HEARING”
And    Ken Braddick   from  dressage-news.com  thinks that crowd participation in the judging is some new modern development for the sport.