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~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 28, 2004, 12:35 PM
Ok...

I had just sent out my applications for my horse and I so we could ride in rated events this year. Well i got my packet it today and i got the All Renewing Member Packet. I'm not renewing...i have never done rated events before. I just paid over a $100 for this and i haven't gotten the stuff i need. So i called and they said that they would send my stuff out. Now i won't get it until next month. Anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 28, 2004, 12:35 PM
Ok...

I had just sent out my applications for my horse and I so we could ride in rated events this year. Well i got my packet it today and i got the All Renewing Member Packet. I'm not renewing...i have never done rated events before. I just paid over a $100 for this and i haven't gotten the stuff i need. So i called and they said that they would send my stuff out. Now i won't get it until next month. Anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

GotSpots
Jan. 28, 2004, 12:43 PM
Well, obviously the USEA is personally targeting you and does not want you to compete in events but wants to misappropriate your money and not give you whatever it is that you didn't get in the packet (which is, I guess, a copy of the rules? Your armband? Even renewal members get copies of their membership cards and numbers, which is basically all you really need to compete, since you can get a copy of the form to put in the armband and fill it out and you're good to go).

Geez. If this is how you react to something minor, which quite honestly could have been a legitimate mistake, I'd love to be around the first time your ride times get switched around.

LBlue
Jan. 28, 2004, 12:47 PM
CAlm down there. I sent my renewal in November and still have not received my packet, even though my mom who is has a "family" membership (which was sent in on the same form as mine), got hers more than a month ago. But I am not ranting, things happen.

So take a deep breath and let that blood pressure return to normal. There is no reason to react like that to such a minor and simple mistake.

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 28, 2004, 12:49 PM
Actually, i'm missing the Medical Card, 2004 winter omnibus, and 2004 rule book (which comes separatly. Which would be nice to have right now.

olympicprincess
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:10 PM
I imagine area 1 is in the west since I'm in area 8 and it's in the eastern half and COLD!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Since you're probably in a warmer climate AND are able to compete now in Jan, just contact the USEA and see how you can fill out whatever entry you need to send off now (I imagine this is why you're upset) since they made the "oops!".
The organizer can check that you are a member and just haven't gotten everything, and can make some special arrangements....most secretaries aren't fire-breathing dragons! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dezi
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:14 PM
Actually Area 1 is New England - doubtful that much is happening until April! You can go online to the USEA web site to look at the Omnibus, and I am sure your rulebook is not too far out, since I just got mine last week.

Not sure where you need to go for a Medical Card, I will need a new one myself soon!

Albion
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:15 PM
I thought Area I was in New England?

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

goobs
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:16 PM
Area 1 is in the northeast (NY, CT, NH, MA etc.). The first event in Area 1 is a CT in late April and is in Kent Connecticut.

SwizzleStick
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:17 PM
WHW -
Have you tried POLITELY and CALMLY asking the USEA membership department to send you a Rule Book, Medical Card and Omnibus? (If you have trouble with the words "polite" and "calm," Webster's has very good definitions). I think you'd be surprised how quickly this could happen.

Swizzle Stick

(P.S. At the risk of sounding like Simon on American Idol, your grammar and spelling are even more atrocious than your impulse control!)

wanderlust
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:18 PM
whoahorsie, since I grew up in Area 1, I know that NOTHING happens there until a couple of combined tests the last weekend in APRIL in MA/CT. So unless you are planning to head very far south to compete out-of-area, I suggest you be patient, use the online omnibus and rules to develop your schedule for the year, and stop complaining.

~formerly Master Tally~

tle
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:21 PM
In addition, with the exception of the medical card, everything you "need" is available online.

Please keep in mind that the staff at USEA are graet people... over worked, typically understaffed, HUMAN but truly great people.

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deltawave
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:24 PM
The omnibus is on-line. http://www.eventingusa.com/omnibus/

The rule book is on-line. Mine only came in the mail last week. http://www.usef.org/content/rules/ruleBook/2004/

You can get a medical armband by calling and asking for one...I haven't gotten my new one yet, either.

Show entry dates for April won't be until the middle or end of February...you have lots of time to get what you need!

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SwizzleStick
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:25 PM
"I'd love to be around the first time your ride times get switched around."

Have to agree Spots. It would be a way worthy spectacle!

Swizz

Janet
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:41 PM
Yes- everyone has these problems. But most of us don't consider them a big deal.

I also did not get my winter omnibus. No big deal. It is availiable on line. Tthere is nothing I was planning to enter in it. My first events of the year will be in the Spring omnibus.

I just got my USEA rule book last week. (I renewed in November) If you don't get it soon, call or email them, and they will send another one. In the mean time, use the on-line version.

Take a DEEP breath. Count to 10.

Janet
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flutie
Jan. 28, 2004, 01:50 PM
Jeez Spots and Swizzle - cut the Nervous Newbie some slack!

Flutie

goobs
Jan. 28, 2004, 02:08 PM
Area 1 is new england AND new york like I said.

I can understand being a bit miffed at the USEA. If you are new to the sport you really wouldn't know about the website either. Also if you became a member close to a competition season in your Area then yea I'd be a bit miffed also. USEA is a good organization but I've had some run ins with the people who run the horse registration department. One woman was very snotty and snippy and RUDE (that doesn't mean the whole organization is like that though because they aren't).

Anyway, welcome to eventing and call the USEA and tell them. I guess that is all you can do at this point. No use getting angry because it would be a waste of energy.

GotSpots
Jan. 28, 2004, 02:28 PM
I have had lovely experiences working with USEA. They have been helpful, kind, and efficient whenever I have dealt with them.

And Flutie, much as I adore you, I don't think I'm being inappropriate in commenting that the reaction seemed a bit excessive, though perhaps the sarcasm was slightly uncalled for. Go after Swizz if you want for the personal attack on the spelling, but my comments weren't out of line.

goobs
Jan. 28, 2004, 02:33 PM
So you see? Everyone has different experiences and thus different reactions to those experiences. No reason to get catty, petty and mean.

flutie
Jan. 28, 2004, 02:44 PM
Hey Spots -

At least you can spell and punctuate!
Sorry if I seemed to come down too hard on you. My concern is mainly with Swizz who seems excessively nasty! Probably cabin fever or something.

Flutie

ThirdCharm
Jan. 28, 2004, 03:23 PM
Is WhoaHorsieWhoa a newbie to eventing? She says (in another post and in her profile) that she competes at Training Level in eventing.

JenniferS

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 28, 2004, 03:27 PM
ThirdCharm - No i'm not a newbie to eventing. Been doing it for 4 years now. Just haven't done the rated events, only done schooling ones.

IFG
Jan. 28, 2004, 04:17 PM
I think I heard somewhere that the medical card is white this year, so all you have to do is photocopy someone else's and fill in the info! No more carrying colored paper around.

Nature is correct (see below), the color is GREEN, not white.

[This message was edited by IFG on Jan. 28, 2004 at 09:52 PM.]

rideaspider
Jan. 28, 2004, 05:34 PM
When I first joined USEA I did not get my packet in time to send entries for my first rec. show. Someone in the membership department emailed me my numbers and as for my horse I wrote "applied for" in the number blanks and they accepted it just fine. All I had to do was present the printed emails from USEA with the numbers on them at check in to prove that I really am a member.

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nature
Jan. 28, 2004, 06:43 PM
It is funny.. In the late 70's when I first competed in recognized events, everything was done by hand and rarely anthing got fouled up with membership. NOw with computers, it takes even longer if ever. I think it has gotten much worse, alot of times there is no response. Also the armban is lime green this year, it is obvious that is not clear if you read some of the posts! Come on USEA, get your act together!

Mariequi
Jan. 28, 2004, 06:45 PM
I've found the staff of USEA to always be extremely responsive. It's a difficult time of the year November-January which is before-during-after convention. It's easier to e-mail or call the office (whether USEA or USEF, etc.) and more than one person if you don't get response from the original - maybe there's a reason - rather than speculate about issues. I find the assn. websites quite helpful. And the Eventers here are often knowledgable as long as you know you're getting the facts!

eal
Jan. 28, 2004, 07:36 PM
Has anyone gotten a 2004 medical card?
I got the Omnibus, membership card, sticker (if I can find it) etc.

ThirdCharm
Jan. 28, 2004, 07:37 PM
WhoaHorsieWhoa--

Sorry, I was fooled by the notation USEA which accompanies your level of competition, which implies some sort of recognition. I am glad to hear there are unrecognized events offering Training, there certainly weren't when I lived in Area I!

JenniferS

olympicprincess
Jan. 28, 2004, 08:53 PM
Opps! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif
Guess it's a little obvious that I have never competed outside of Area 8!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
I thought that logically it would just make sense to go LEFT to RIGHT in numeric order...who numbered these areas anyhow?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Peggy
Jan. 28, 2004, 10:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by olympicprincess:
...I thought that logically it would just make sense to go LEFT to RIGHT in numeric order...who numbered these areas anyhow?? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The same people who placed the letters in the dressage arena?

Janet
Jan. 28, 2004, 10:22 PM
In another thread, someone in the know said that there is no new medical card for 2004, you are supposed to use the (lime green) one issued in 2003. But the most important thing is that you have the current, correct information. It is probably acceptable to use a copy on white paper.

WRT the Areas, and their numbers. I don't know, but I have assumed that they started off with a small number of regions. When there were enough members/events in an existing area to split it, one piece got the original number, and the other piece got the next unused number. I don't KNOW that is how it works, but it seems consistent with the numbering scheme.

Janet
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canterlope
Jan. 29, 2004, 03:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IFG:
I think I heard somewhere that the medical card is white this year, so all you have to do is photocopy someone else's and fill in the info! No more carrying colored paper around.

Nature is correct (see below), the color is GREEN, not white.

[This message was edited by IFG on Jan. 28, 2004 at 09:52 PM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>The United States Equestrian Federation sent out those white medical cards in their renewal packets. The United States Event Association is still using the green cards, the same ones that were in use this past year. Rusty Lowe, Chairman of the USEA Safety Committee posted a short while ago on another thread that the green cards would be good through the end of this year.

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canterlope
Jan. 29, 2004, 04:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by olympicprincess:
Opps! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif
Guess it's a little obvious that I have never competed outside of Area 8!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
I thought that logically it would just make sense to go LEFT to RIGHT in numeric order...who numbered these areas anyhow?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>The numbering of the Areas is reflective of how the sport of Eventing grew in the US.

When it ceased to be a strickly military endeavor, Eventing was pretty much based in the East (Sorry Heather http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ). Because the USEA, then the USCTA, had not yet been formed, Eventing used the Zones of the USEF, then the AHSA, to divided the country into workable segments. Once the USCTA was formed, the country was divided using Areas that were much larger than they are at present. I don't recall how many areas were created at that time, but I do know that there were less than what we have now. In fact, an old Omnibus from 1973 listed only four Areas (I-IV) as hosting events in that year.

As time passed, when the concentration of eventing in one Area got too large to be handled in an efficient manner, that Area was split. Instead of giving the segmented portion the next highest number and renumbering the remaining areas, it was given the next available number. This is why you see an Area like VIII stuck between Area I, II, III, and IV. By the time eventing grew in that portion of the country to the point where it was necessary to give it its own Area, Areas V, VI, and VII had already been formed.

If you look at a map of our current areas, I believe it gives a general idea of how the sport of eventing spread throughout the US. Since I don't know how the original Areas were configured, all of the following is purely an uneducated guess, but I think it would be reasonable to assume that Areas I and II stretched all of the way to Area IV, Area III contained much of the southern portion of the country incuding Texas and states west of it, and Area IV was made up of the northern portion of the country west of Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River.

Once eventing in the south grew to the point where a new area was necessary, Area III would have been split and Area V created which probably included the southern states west of the dividing line between Areas III and V.

When eventing started to flourish on the West Coast, it probably became necessary to divide out Areas VI and VII from Areas IV and V. Then, because Eventing in the East was continuing to expand, Area VIII was probably carved out of Areas I and II when they grew to the point where they needed to be divided. Areas IX and X would have been the result of the same thing happening in Areas VI and VII, but after Area VIII had already been formed.

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Heather
Jan. 29, 2004, 05:42 AM
I got no problem with history canterlope, as long as we aren't doomed to repeat it (or be forever trapped in the past). http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

GotSpots
Jan. 29, 2004, 06:24 AM
Aww, but Heather, if we didn't repeat it, we'd never have all the fun fights about gags, out of control riders, horse-flippin, and the importance of dressage.

Med cards came in USEF renewal packet? Not in this gal's. Sigh. I'll stick with the lime green for now. And C'lope, thanks for the history lesson. So far I've gone from VII to X to II to III to VIII to IV. I'm slowly working my way around the country, it seems.

Pol
Jan. 29, 2004, 08:22 AM
GotSpots, you'd best come to Area I. It is really nice here. When it isn't below zero. Or snowing. Or muddy. Or the Black flies hatch. Or during a tick bloom. We are a hardy bunch, and never snobby and very friendly.

SaddleFitterVA
Jan. 29, 2004, 08:26 AM
As my son goes to school about 1/2 a mile from the USEA headquarters, I can say that there is a good chance that they are running on a skeleton staff this week....or reduced hours.

We've had snow, then more snow, then ice on that snow, more snow, and another layer of ice.

I would figure that they are all working just as hard as I am to keep their horses fed, watered, and just driving to work takes 2x as long.

Mel

KateDB
Jan. 29, 2004, 08:34 AM
Not to mention that "next month" is only 4 days away (from the date of the original post!)

Best of luck, whoa, with moving up to recognized events http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

bip
Jan. 29, 2004, 02:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pol:
GotSpots, you'd best come to Area I. It is really nice here. When it isn't below zero. Or snowing. Or muddy. Or the Black flies hatch. Or during a tick bloom. We are a hardy bunch, and never snobby and very friendly.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right, and when exactly IS that?

canterlope
Jan. 30, 2004, 02:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Right, and when exactly IS that? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>July 2. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

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Pol
Jan. 30, 2004, 04:56 AM
August 1-5 is usually pretty nice, if it isn't too humid http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif May 15th is also good. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Lisa Cook
Jan. 30, 2004, 05:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pol:
August 1-5 is usually pretty nice, if it isn't too humid http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif May 15th is also good. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gotta still be careful about May, though...a couple of years ago it SNOWED the weekend before Memorial Day here in New Hampshire. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

GotSpots
Jan. 30, 2004, 06:44 AM
Y'all really do a super job of selling the place. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Of course, given that it's supposed to hit a high of 5 degrees here (that's Farenheit), with lows below zero and wind chill to mid 20's below (that's like, fifty degrees below freezing, otherwise known as durn cold), I suspect I'm feeling your pain. @#$% flyover country.

flutie
Jan. 30, 2004, 08:19 AM
G.S.-

My thermometer said minus 15 this morning. I hate to think what it might be if the wind chill were factored in!
This isn't funny......

Flutie

tle
Jan. 30, 2004, 08:34 AM
WELL beyond funny. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif Especially when I, sitting huddled around my kerosene heater hoping the 160 pound Newf will sit on my lap to keep me warm, had to make a B-Day call to my mother only to hear how the weather is -- IN FLORIDA!!!

someone remind me why I didn't go with them?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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Arcadien
Jan. 30, 2004, 10:12 AM
TLE -

Because your 160 pound Newfie would be too warm in FL - and what chances would he have to jump into freezing water to rescue people?(like he does from a helicopter on that tv ad!) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Now, someone remind me why I agreed to take on a fourth horse (my instructor's) to board up here while she went down to frolic in the sunny south? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif At the time I thought I asked more than enough board, now I wish I'd asked double! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Arcadien,

suffering from a nasty flu, just to add insult to injury (picture A calling feebly from the bed, asking the dogs to feed themselves and the horses *just this once*!)

Harmony Farm
Jan. 30, 2004, 07:19 PM
SaddleFitterVA is right. The USEA office has been closed a lot lately due to the snowfall in VA. This is their busiest time of year. They already have enough to do and now they have fewer days to do it in because of the weather. I have called the USEA office a couple of times in the last week and only got an answering machine stating that they are closed due to the snowfall. Give them a friggin break! And your first show isn't until April or after? What's the rush? I'm in Alabama and have a show the first of March and haven't gotten all my stuff yet. Chill!

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~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 30, 2004, 07:56 PM
Sorry Harmony Farm but..i need my stuff now so i can do my sponsor stuff and get that ready before march comes and it's already almost Feb and it takes over a month to get my stuff from there. So i don't need to chill!!

Hilary
Jan. 31, 2004, 05:12 AM
You catch more flies with honey - remember that.

You said you were missing your winter omnibus, your rule book and your armband. Why do your sponsors need those things? Just curious?

The winter Omnibus is on-line if you plan to enter the Kent School combined test, which, I think is the only Area I entry in the winter book.

The rule book is on line.

The medical card you can probably call and just ask for one, regardless of your membership status.

It is 5 degrees in NH today - not really riding weather. Go give your horse a treat and dream warm thoughts about next season.

SwizzleStick
Jan. 31, 2004, 08:37 AM
WHW -

Oh gee, am I upset. I had my $15,000 sponsorship check ready to send you to sponsor your first recognized eventing season, but I learned that you don't have your medical armband. Therefore, I'm sending my money elsewhere. Think I should sue USEA?

Get real!

Swizzle Stick

tle
Jan. 31, 2004, 02:08 PM
Swizzle may be a bit harsh, but I have to totally agree with the sentiment. NO, you DO have to chill. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Get a grip on reality and realize that you're not the center of the universe. I doubt your sponsors are going to care one iota that you don't have your medical armband yet. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif

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LBlue
Jan. 31, 2004, 02:25 PM
Yes, you STILL need to chill out. It happens to everyone, including people who ride upper levels and have bigger sponsorships from big name companies (I am assuming yours are local considering you haven't competed higher than training level).

You are no more important than anyone else, and the USEA has great customer service if you just call them up and explain POLITELY what happened and ask them to send you your packet. It will most likely be at your house within a few days if you call them up.

Harmony Farm
Jan. 31, 2004, 05:05 PM
So let me get this straight; What I have learned so far from this thread is that you do Training level, you have never done a rated event and you have a "Sponser". How did you pull that off? Most Prelim. and Intermediate people don't have sponsers, let alone a Training level rider who has never done a rated event. I have a hard time believing this, that's all.

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~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 31, 2004, 05:53 PM
Harmony Farm- Reason for my sponsor ships to help me pay for some of the events and stuff. Cause i'm 18 and pay for everything for my horse and me by myself and it's hard to pay for the rated events. I'm not asking you to believe me or not cause h*ll i don't care....

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Jan. 31, 2004, 06:02 PM
another thing....i didn't ask u people get all up in my business, i asked a simple question about if any of you have had the same problem i did with not getting my stuff that's all. Seems like every time i post something u guys are rude and like to get all up in people's business's when it's none of ure consern. What is wrong with u people? If i'm upset about not getting my stuff, that's my problem not your's! So if ure not gonna answer the question please don't post anything.

Albion
Jan. 31, 2004, 06:19 PM
I think the point Harmony is trying to make is that:

(a) most competent upper-level (prelim riders and up) competitors have a hard time getting sponsership, even the successful ones

and

(b) much less a rider who has never competed in a rated event. And never competed about prelim. Not saying it's not possible, it's just weird.

I think everyone on this forum is well aware of the benefits of sponsers. You can check your attitude at the door - there are LOTS of experienced riders and competitors on these boards who have loads more experience than you. It just sounds like an odd situation, forgive some people for looking askance at it. The fact that you're acting like you're the center of the universe & expecting everything to be done on YOUR time so you can do whatever YOU need to do - forget the fact that the weather has been miserable & the USEA has THOUSANDS of others to worry about in addition to you - yeah, it's going to make people a little cranky.

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biggreymare
Jan. 31, 2004, 06:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
another thing....i didn't ask u people get all up in my business, i asked a simple question about if any of you have had the same problem i did with not getting my stuff that's all. Seems like every time i post something u guys are rude and like to get all up in people's business's when it's none of ure consern. What is wrong with u people? If i'm upset about not getting my stuff, that's my problem not your's! So if ure not gonna answer the question please don't post anything.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ummm...I'm going to break your "don't post anything rule", but you'll live!!! and remember, this is just my opinion and you don't have to like it if you don't want to. As a matter of fact, I know you're not going to like it, but oh well http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif!!

If you (notice the correct spelling of the word) didn't want people "up in your (notice the correct spelling again) business" then why did you post all the info?

Also, when you decided that you were going to start bashing the USEA for being a little slow how did you expect us all to react?? Did you expect us all to join your side and be all like "yeah, we hate the USEA. Those stupid people can't do anything right, or on time for that matter!! Don't they know we have to send sponsorship packets out???" Well if you did, then you were WAY wrong, b/c we know that in order for everyone to be taken care of in the best way possible in the long run some things might not be perfect right this moment (and this goes for many more things in the world than just in the horse world). So get over it and chill out!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

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[This message was edited by biggreymare on Jan. 31, 2004 at 10:13 PM.]

LBlue
Jan. 31, 2004, 06:54 PM
So, you come on here, bitch and moan about an organization that you JUST joined to a group of people with more time/experience in teh sport than yourself and then yell at us for reacting to your attitude?

Get a grip, sweetheart. I hope that your sponsers know where a bad attitude gets you in teh horse world. I'd guess that if they knew that a bad attitude will keep you at the bottom of the rung, they wouldn't be "sponsering" you.

SwizzleStick
Feb. 1, 2004, 05:51 AM
"I'd guess that if they knew that a bad attitude will keep you at the bottom of the rung, they wouldn't be "sponsering" you."

Don't use me as a reference!

Swizzle Stick

Gry2Yng
Feb. 1, 2004, 06:22 AM
whw - grow up. You came here and opened yourself up. Just happens that no one agrees wtih you. Wouldn't want to be "up in your business". Wouldn't want you in my barn. Sure wouldn't sponsor you.

BTW - you are not unique in your cash flow situation.

SwizzleStick
Feb. 1, 2004, 08:36 AM
[QUOTE] If i'm upset about not getting my stuff, that's my problem not your's! [QUOTE]

However, you put "your" problem out there for us to share so technically, it's no longer just "your" problem is it?

Suck it up and deal with the fact that 99% of the individuals reading your carping find your attitude utterly obnoxious!

SS

lilblackhorse
Feb. 1, 2004, 09:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Albion:
I think the point Harmony is trying to make is that:

(a) most competent upper-level (prelim riders and up) competitors have a hard time getting sponsership, even the successful ones

and

(b) much less a rider who has never competed in a rated event. And never competed about prelim. Not saying it's not possible, it's just weird.

I think everyone on this forum is well aware of the benefits of sponsers. You can check your attitude at the door - there are LOTS of experienced riders and competitors on these boards who have loads more experience than you. It just sounds like an odd situation, forgive some people for looking askance at it. The fact that you're acting like you're the center of the universe & expecting everything to be done on YOUR time so you can do whatever YOU need to do - forget the fact that the weather has been miserable & the USEA has THOUSANDS of others to worry about in addition to you - yeah, it's going to make people a little cranky.

http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



I've been following this thread, and you make the valid points that I was thinking. It's pretty amazing to be that young (I'm assuming "young" here by the dreadful spelling and entitled attitude) and be able to gain sponsorship when one hasn't ever even ridden in a rated (does that equate to sanctioned USEA event)? Much less at Training level.

Gee, why didn't I think of that 25 years ago? Silly me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

As for delving into 'your" personal business, you came onto a public forum and bitched and whined that the USEA has done you a disservice-and then expected that everyone here was going to jump on your little pitty party bandwagon. Get real-I'm sure the O'Connors have had to wait for things too. If I were working there and heard your nasty attitude? I for one would put your paperwork at the bottom of the stack. That's how the real world works sweetie. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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tle
Feb. 1, 2004, 10:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
Harmony Farm- Reason for my sponsor ships to help me pay for some of the events and stuff. Cause i'm 18 and pay for everything for my horse and me by myself and it's hard to pay for the rated events. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Awww... should we throw a pity party now? Do you know how many people I know in your situtation? Now guess how many of them have WAAAAY better attitudes about it than you. Nothing in life is free, sweetie, and at 18 years old, it's time you grew up and realized that as much as your ego may think it, you are not the center of the universe. Oh, and couple more bits of free advice --

-- understand that bashing people that you expect to help you won't get your ANYWHERE, especially when you're new to the organization.

-- If you are truly looking at getting sponsors, grab a dictionary and learn to spell the word correctly.

-- realize now that while eventing may be growing, it's still a very small "family". Attitudes like this will haunt you for a long time to come... you never know what official/trainer/office personnel are lurking on this board, and I would think with what you've shown here, you're going to have a tough time "hiding it" the first time something isn't perfect at an event. People talk, especially horse people and more than than, especially when we consider those in our sport part of our family -- you can't go around bashing our family for no reason and not get a reputation that WILL follow you.

-- CHILL

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

barbaraG
Feb. 1, 2004, 11:10 AM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

And, believe it, or not, Sweetie, there are people in this Sport who donate their time at any number of Events each Season for nothing, Sponsor three Trophies per year, support Young Rider Camps, build courses and pay their own freight! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

The team of people I am thinking of, are married, old enough to be your parents and Don't Even Ride At All!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Now, these folks are either Really Stupid http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif to not think the planet revolves around them http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Or they love these people, who ride and compete and this Wonderful Sport! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

I'll leave That for You http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif to figure out! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

BarbaraG
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SwizzleStick
Feb. 1, 2004, 11:27 AM
[QUOTE]official/trainer/office personnel are lurking on this board [QUOTE]

I know for sure that several of the USEA office personnel are monitoring your rantings, and there are also not just a few officials who also are doing the same - and waiting to officiate at events where you are competing!

SS

SwizzleStick
Feb. 1, 2004, 11:28 AM
[QUOTE]official/trainer/office personnel are lurking on this board [QUOTE]

I know for sure that several of the USEA office personnel are monitoring your rantings, and there are also not just a few officials are doing the same - and waiting to officiate at events where you are competing!

SS

Blugal
Feb. 1, 2004, 11:30 AM
And, Barbara G, we LOVE those people. Thanks again to all the volunteers out there!

Blugal

Anything easy has its cost. -Barenaked Ladies

tecumsea
Feb. 1, 2004, 11:55 AM
I thought that to have offical sponsors with the USEA did you not have to be part of the American Horse Trail foundation, have done a one star and have two or three letters of recommendation(sp) from pros in the field.? And if you are going to have sponsors, does this make you a pro and inelligable for young rider stuff because of the money factor.
I am thinking the rule book from the USEF needs to be looked at .

lilblackhorse
Feb. 1, 2004, 12:01 PM
I was wondering about that as well-My friend's daughter does HJ, but I think it's all still under what had been AHSA...now UsAEq or whatever. Patty had looked into sponsorships for her daughter, but ran into the dilemma of losing one's amateur status when accepting money. I think she just gave up on the idea, but it certainly is worth wondering about.

I'm still pretty blown out of the water that WHW is 18--I thought much more like 14 or so. Wow is all I can say!

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GotSpots
Feb. 1, 2004, 12:30 PM
Sponsorships pursuant to AHTF involve reimbursement for costs, not payments for riding. The rider must send in costs and expense reports to AHTF in order to receive reimbursement. I don't think this would implicate amateur status, because it'd be no different than having an owner or friend pay the entry fees or a vet bill for an amateur.

That being said, I finally realize what I've been doing wrong in trying to get sponsor help! I've clearly utterly failed to photocopy my armband or the omnibus and send along in the packets. Who needs glossy photographs and competition results when you have an armband?

Though, in all fairness, we might all ease off some. This is likely a kid who has a friend or parent who is helping her out but who wants to help plan out her season but doesn't know how to find things on-line. Luckily, for those who are arrogant, this sport has a wonderful way of quickly providing humility. And if not, there's always the organizer who can set the 7am dressage time...

Pol
Feb. 1, 2004, 01:23 PM
Hey. I got all my membership stuff in the mail this week. I never even had to call the USEA office and scream and whine and bitch on public forums to do it either! I even have time to send in my entry for an April horse trial on opening day! How inCREDible.

asterix
Feb. 1, 2004, 01:46 PM
Zowie!!!
OK, I know the weather STINKS. Believe me, watching 1500 lbs of horse slide towards me, slowly, but inexorably, while standing completely still, really brings it home...

but are we maybe all (and I'm including the original poster, who's gotten a well-deserved smackdown) suffering from a little teeny bit of cabin fever???

Points made. As Spots said, humility comes to all of us, often in the form of muddy water (or that 1500 lbs of sliding horse).

Let's call it a day and start thinking about spring hacks, trot sets in T shirts, and complaining about why the organizer hasn't waived the jacket rule yet... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Gry2Yng
Feb. 1, 2004, 02:11 PM
Junior (in the 18 and under USEF sense) and Amateur are mutally exclusive. There is no such thing as an Amateur Junior. Juniors can accept payment for anything and everything. They are still juniors.

AHTF does not disqualify you as an Amateur in the USEF sense. Also, (and here I could be quite wrong) I do not believe that accepting sponsorship disqualifies you as an amateur. For example, once upon a time, all Olympic athletes were required to be amateurs. Sponsorship was the only way for them to survive. The waters on that have been muddied, so I can't say if that is still true, but I am going to look it up.

BTW, tle <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>-- If you are truly looking at getting sponsors, grab a dictionary and learn to spell the word correctly.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> ROTFLMAO!!!

LLDM
Feb. 1, 2004, 02:16 PM
Here, a present for the cranky: http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Penguin Fun (http://digitalt.evil-fish.net/mirrored/hit.the.penguin/hitpinguin.swf)

This should make everyone feel better. If it worked for the DQ's, it HAS to work here. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

SCFarm

Mostly Harmless

tle
Feb. 1, 2004, 02:19 PM
You're welcome Gry... I try not to use the spelling/grammar nazi thing too much, but considering how WHW was acting, I thought it was pretty appropriate.

Also, FYI, there's no way this kid is AHTF eligible. AHTF qualification is based on level ridden... for Young riders it's Prelim horse trial (unfortunately for me, it's CCI* - completed that is). And no, being registered with AHTF does not automatically discount ammy status (at least not last I checked).

************
If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

Threedaychick
Feb. 1, 2004, 02:39 PM
Wow LLDM, the penguin game is much more fun than I expected.
I really want to know where WHW got her sponsers. I would like some of those for myself!

"It was a relief to me to know that loud talk, red faces, and public drunkenness are still a part of the eventing scence." -Jim Wofford

Gry2Yng
Feb. 1, 2004, 02:45 PM
tle, I never worried that whw was eligible for AHTF, someone else commented on it above. I was really addressing their post.
Personally, I love gramer natsies! ;-)

I don't get the game. I keep getting the same score.

[This message was edited by Gry2Yng on Feb. 01, 2004 at 06:02 PM.]

Row Wisco, Row!
Feb. 1, 2004, 02:57 PM
Heh heh. 522.5--Gotta love the penguin game! (Can you tell I've abused it a bit?) http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Re: the issue at hand...ditto what everyone else said. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

To be great is to dare to rise above the sea of mediocrity and surround yourself by the elite... To be excellent is to never give in to the mental weakness or fear.

LLDM
Feb. 1, 2004, 03:16 PM
BTW - The penguin was first discovered and posted by Velvet. Can you tell? She sure knows how to pick 'em!

Gry2Yng - You are way to consistent. Click elsewhere!

SCFarm

Mostly Harmless

baileygreyhorse
Feb. 1, 2004, 04:23 PM
576 on the penguin game! I love the way he just flies through the air...
OK, back to the topic now.

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Black Market Radio
Feb. 1, 2004, 06:30 PM
Hehe! That peguin game is FUN!!!
BTW, I got 593.5!!!
WHW, watch out for the heads you are biting off on your way up because they will be the asses you will have to kiss on the way down!

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

tle
Feb. 1, 2004, 06:44 PM
Ah, yes... of course Velvet would have discovered a game where you're whacking something. LOL

devildog...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>WHW, watch out for the heads you are biting off on your way up because they will be the asses you will have to kiss on the way down!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ROTFL!! VERY appropriate!

************
If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

Black Market Radio
Feb. 1, 2004, 07:03 PM
Also, this isn't the first time she has played "the victim" (http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=5986094911&m=436603611&p=1)

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Feb. 1, 2004, 07:08 PM
devildog- i believe "the Victim" was suppose to be droped, so i'd be careful!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Row Wisco, Row!
Feb. 1, 2004, 07:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
devildog- i believe "the Victim" was suppose to be droped, so i'd be careful!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What the he*l did you just try and say?

I wuldnt sponser no one so atriculate as ure! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

To be great is to dare to rise above the sea of mediocrity and surround yourself by the elite... To be excellent is to never give in to the mental weakness or fear.

lilblackhorse
Feb. 1, 2004, 07:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
devildog- i believe "the Victim" was suppose SUPPOSEDto be droped DROPPED, so i'd be careful!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I went to that thread---all I can say is that when you write your letters to your "sponsors", get a dictionary. Ure is actually spelled "You're"....there are many more, but it sure would make your letters (and your posts quit frankly) more professional.

And what do you mean by dropped? Did you think someone would make that thread go away or something? Just curious.

I'm gonna have to go play this penguin game, I'm feeling a bit feisty now after reading the dressage bb http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Black Market Radio
Feb. 1, 2004, 08:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
devildog- i believe "the Victim" was suppose to be droped, so i'd be careful!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What is that supposed to mean? Or should I be shaking in my little Prada boots?

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

[This message was edited by devildog87 on Feb. 01, 2004 at 11:21 PM.]

Gry2Yng
Feb. 1, 2004, 08:16 PM
Not tired so I got up to work on my sponsorship armband, but Geez. Call me a moron. Doesn't matter where I click. I get a 56.3. What am I doing wrong?

Since I can't figure out the game I am getting great entertainment out of the victim thread.

[This message was edited by Gry2Yng on Feb. 01, 2004 at 11:34 PM.]

[This message was edited by Gry2Yng on Feb. 01, 2004 at 11:34 PM.]

Harmony Farm
Feb. 1, 2004, 09:17 PM
Penguin game? Cool! I'm going to have to check this forum more than just once a night. You guys are leaving me behind! Some people have to get out and ride everyday. Ha! Ha! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

As for the original thread; sorry, but I don't join in anyone's pity party. At the age of 18, I was still WISHING my parents would BUY me a horse. I had wanted one since the day I was born and had to wait until after I got out of college, got a job and could buy one with my own money (age 24). And, 14 years and 5 horses later, I am stilly paying for everything myself, training them myself, riding them myself, grooming them myself,... lets see... the list goes on... running a breeding farm, birthing babies, feeding, mucking, dragging pastures, bushhogging, planting grass, fertilizing, building fences, and working a real job outside the house. (I'm sure I've left out a few things). Pity parties? Nope, don't have the time.

So, count yourself fortunate to even have a horse at the age of 18. There is always something to be thankful for.

Harmony Farm Sporthorses Album (http://community.webshots.com/user/harmonyfarm)

"No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle." - Sir Winston Churchill

Gry2Yng
Feb. 2, 2004, 06:34 AM
I get the penguin game now. Woke up in the middle of the night and realized it was a "baseball" game.

GotSpots
Feb. 2, 2004, 06:45 AM
Gry, click first at the yeti, then, as the penguin drops, click when you want the yeti to swing the bat. You can get everything from a "whiff" (0) to something fairly large. What's rather funny is that This Penguin Game (http://n.ethz.ch/student/mkos/pinguin.swf) is the same game, but harder to get a high score on, and easier to get a low score on.

SwizzleStick
Feb. 2, 2004, 06:53 AM
Busy day at the office, eh Spots?

SS

SwizzleStick
Feb. 2, 2004, 08:20 AM
Have you tried the Turkey Shoot?
http://www.7fire.com/flash/TurkeyShooter.swf
It's addicting!

SS

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:10 PM
Today i went to check my mail, and i got the remaining items that i didn't get in the packet. That was fast. Thanks USEA!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:10 PM
Today i went to check my mail, and i got the remaining items that i didn't get in the packet. That was fast. Thanks USEA!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:12 PM
Today i went to check the mail and i got the remaining items that i didn't get in my packet. That was fast. Thanks USEA! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:13 PM
Oh my what happened? I'm sorry...

lilblackhorse
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
Today i went to check the mail and i got the remaining items that i didn't get in my packet. That was fast. Thanks USEA! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

And I can bet that all that bitching and whining had nothing to do with it either---sure hope you don't need anything else from them in the near future.

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tle
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:23 PM
I agree. Hmmm.. you started this thread just a couple days ago... which means if you'd just practiced a bit of PATIENCE then not only would you have yoru stuff, but you *wouldn't* have the reputation of a complainer/whiner.... although I wouldn't be surprised if you thougth that 1 little "thanks USEA" even repeated 3 times makes up for the way you've behaved. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

LLDM
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:35 PM
563.7 Ha! Beat that!

Penguin Fun (http://digitalt.evil-fish.net/mirrored/hit.the.penguin/hitpinguin.swf)

SCFarm

Mostly Harmless

tle
Feb. 2, 2004, 12:57 PM
576.7 http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

************
If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

oskaar
Feb. 2, 2004, 01:02 PM
593.5... Ha!

Now, he said he needs a Master CD to make copies. Is that like the brand? Aren't they all the same?-- my boss

lilblackhorse
Feb. 2, 2004, 01:29 PM
I just have to say that I am soooo happy I don't employ some of you people to actually work http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif while you are at work. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I have stayed away from that insideous penguin game, knowing that it's going to be like elf bowling-and I won't get anything else done today. (like I am anyway)

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Lisa Cook
Feb. 2, 2004, 01:32 PM
587.6...but watch out, Oskaar, I want to beat your score!

Lisa Cook
Feb. 2, 2004, 01:37 PM
HAH! 593.5!

biggreymare
Feb. 2, 2004, 05:23 PM
it's funny, this thread started out w/ neg. posts in response to a neg statement(may not be worded correctly http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif) but now it has turned out to be a post about a really addictive peng. game. my best so far was 499.5 http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. how do yall get such high scores??

to keep this horsey...

Did you hug your horse today???
I did!!! They all got hugs and kisses and
treats!!

oo, oo!!! I must edit my post!!! I played to peng. game again and I got a 592.5!!! Yeah!! I figured it out, I broke 500!!!!! my lowest score w/o missing the little bird was 100.4 http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/dead.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Member of the: Adult Pony Rider, Grey Mare, GA, and Klutz Cliques

[This message was edited by biggreymare on Feb. 02, 2004 at 10:12 PM.]

bigbay
Feb. 2, 2004, 06:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lilblackhorse:
I have stayed away from that insideous penguin game, knowing that it's going to be like elf bowling-and I won't get anything else done today. (like I am anyway)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pray tell, what is elf bowling?? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

"The acoustics at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, are so good that when Bob Dylan plays here you can understand every word he sings." -Garrison Keillor

Black Market Radio
Feb. 2, 2004, 06:32 PM
bigbay... Elf Bowling (http://www.freechristmasscreensavers.com/elfbowling.htm)

It's addictive, I am warning you!!!

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

bip
Feb. 2, 2004, 07:42 PM
I can't seem to open the penguin game link http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I was actually PRODUCTIVE at work today, horrors! SWF is a wave file, right? Doesn't this just run w/QuickTime or RealPlayer or something? What am I doing wrong? I only have nine more days at my job and I'll be danged if I'm gonna get work done http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bip
Feb. 2, 2004, 07:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by biggreymare:
it's funny, this thread started out w/ neg. posts in response to a neg statement(may not be worded correctly http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif) but now it has turned out to be a post about a really addictive peng. game. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As usual, eventers turn it into a PARTY!!!!

LLDM
Feb. 2, 2004, 08:02 PM
All we need now is some beer. Beer anyone?

&lt;Warning, this may impact your batting average&gt;

BTW - The best place to hide a party is in a cranky thread! Quick, go get BarbaraG!

SCFarm (Penguins Rule, uh, I mean ROCK!)

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biggreymare
Feb. 2, 2004, 08:08 PM
yep, parties make everyone REALLY happy in the end http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif! Even those people (or maybe, hu-hum, person, no names stated http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif) who have/has crappy attitude(s)!

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bip
Feb. 2, 2004, 08:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LLDM:
All we need now is some beer. Beer anyone?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
&lt;hic&gt; way ahead of ya...oh, wait. Should I be playing the penguin game too? Maybe that's why I can't get the game to work. Mental note: Get computer working THEN drink beer.

Black Market Radio
Feb. 2, 2004, 09:28 PM
Who's gonna pull out the pantyhose???

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Did you bring me a monkey?

LLDM
Feb. 3, 2004, 05:29 AM
*Sigh* Beer or ice flipping? Unfortunately we're having a great day for ice flipping practice...

Beer/ice flipping/panty hose?

Panty hose/Beer/ice flipping?

Someone help me here, what IS the correct order of a three phase? It's been a while.

SCFarm

Mostly Harmless

Pol
Feb. 3, 2004, 06:06 AM
ARRRGH- What is the MATTER with me? I just STRUCK OUT about 10 times!! Then I got a 587.1, so FINALLY I can go have a beer. I guess I should have had beer instead of tea this morning!

JDufort
Feb. 3, 2004, 06:16 AM
593 even
got to break the record...

UPDATE - 593.5!

Jeanne
eventing - what doesn't break you makes you strong!

[This message was edited by JDufort on Feb. 03, 2004 at 12:47 PM.]

lilblackhorse
Feb. 3, 2004, 08:28 AM
oh, you PEOPLE!!! Now I have gone and done it. It's a snow day today, so I just went and bashed some penguins. 566.9 on my first 5 minutes attempts. I promise to improve. The sliders seem to go the farthest.

See...this is why I event--the HJ and dressage folks would think he wasn't dressed properly and the form was all wrong. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I say have a beer (or some coffee) and bash the crap out of him.

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lilblackhorse
Feb. 3, 2004, 08:42 AM
588.3....maybe I need to take my aggression out on someone. Is USEA open today? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Black Market Radio
Feb. 3, 2004, 09:47 AM
LBH, you crack me up! It seems that several of us are tied at 593.5 (I was first neener neener neeeeeener!) I wonder if it can go any higher?

I don't drink beer or coffee, but I will drink some hot cocoa and bash him even more... I have LOT'S of aggressions to take out!!!

It's pantyhose, beer, ice flipping. You see, first you have to have the pantyhose to go steal the beer, then you have to have the beer in order to have the guts to go ice flipping!

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

LLDM
Feb. 3, 2004, 10:15 AM
dd87 - and if you live through the ice flipping then you're allowed to play with the penguin?

There's just something about the little black and white bird flying about and then climbing back up that reminds of some equine related discipline? May it should come first?

SCFarm

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Black Market Radio
Feb. 3, 2004, 10:59 AM
Nope, that's what you do when it's not icy enough to ice flip!

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

Karosel
Feb. 4, 2004, 11:45 AM
1138.4 beat that! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

~Humble pie doesn't taste too good...

lilblackhorse
Feb. 4, 2004, 12:21 PM
how did you DO that??? you must have far too much time on your hands http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif...I suck, then I keep whiffing them (lucky penguins)

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LLDM
Feb. 4, 2004, 01:04 PM
Karosel - Remind me never to piss you off, especially when I riding a dressage test! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Wow, I bet you found low res. mode.

SCFarm

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bip
Feb. 4, 2004, 01:20 PM
You know, now that this thread has been here so long, I've decided that *I* don't believe in USEA either! I mean sure, the entry forms, the omnibus, and the bumper stickers are convincing, but if they can fake a man on the moon, they can DEFINITELY fake a 3-Day Event organization. I mean how hard is it really to get a bunch of people together on "horses" for an "event". Your fake "awards ceremony" doesn't fool me! I am agnostic to USEA.

And I'm starting to think the Penguin game doesn't exist either...

[This message was edited by bip on Feb. 04, 2004 at 04:31 PM.]

Black Market Radio
Feb. 4, 2004, 02:22 PM
How do we know YOU exist???

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
Did you bring me a monkey?

bip
Feb. 4, 2004, 03:44 PM
I post, therefore I am http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LLDM
Feb. 4, 2004, 03:55 PM
R knot!

Mostly Harmless

barbaraG
Feb. 4, 2004, 04:46 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

I volunteer, therefore I am!!

Sorry, folks I wanted to post this in Latin, to make it more interesting. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

But it's kinda rusty.

BarbaraG
GWV/ boring, but here! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Karosel
Feb. 4, 2004, 04:50 PM
Ha now the record is 1198. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

~Humble pie doesn't taste too good...

oskaar
Feb. 4, 2004, 08:42 PM
what??? how??? I had to take a break as I actually had some stuff to do today. I hate it when work gets in the way of goofing off http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Now, he said he needs a Master CD to make copies. Is that like the brand? Aren't they all the same?-- my boss

gardeniasgirl
Feb. 12, 2004, 08:35 AM
YES I BEAT ALL OF YOU AFTER 10 MNS. IT STOPED!! WHOO-HOO! i got...
11499.5!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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SwizzleStick
Feb. 12, 2004, 08:46 AM
Sorry to be dense, Gardeniasgirl, but what the hell are you talking about? Is English your second language?

Swizzle Stick

gardeniasgirl
Feb. 12, 2004, 08:52 AM
OH sorry I was talking about The penguin game. My page wouldn't open so I went to the home page, I went to the "Extream" one and I got 11499.5 !!! so I have the new record!! I'm home from school sick and I love playing this game, it's addictive! Well I'm off to see my mom on her lunch break!!
Gardeniasgirl The sick home from school kid!

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SwizzleStick
Feb. 12, 2004, 08:58 AM
GG - Try spell check. You might like it. I know anyone trying to decipher what you write would be very appreciative!

SS

gardeniasgirl
Feb. 12, 2004, 09:04 AM
sorry I am NOT very good at spelling like, say, Extream, is (Calling for mom in background) Extreme! well that was a bit of commas (?)

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Gry2Yng
Feb. 12, 2004, 11:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> well that was a bit of commas (?)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Huh?

SwizzleStick
Feb. 12, 2004, 03:10 PM
Gry - I'll second that "Huh." I still want to know what this child's primary language is.

Swizz

baileygreyhorse
Feb. 12, 2004, 05:16 PM
gardenia- For more good games, try Neopets. I'm completely addicted! There are even a few spelling/word games and a math game. See Mom, it's educational! I'm a teacher; I should know. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Gry2Yng
Feb. 13, 2004, 04:38 PM
Swizz,
I speak several, I thought I was remedial in teenager AND internet. Guess not!
Gry

gardeniasgirl
Feb. 14, 2004, 03:17 PM
Sorry everyone but the, (?) thing was like saying "I think that is how it's spelled!"
My "Primary Language" is ENGLISH!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif
I LOVE "Neopets"!!
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif I am soooooo happy
I get to ride tomarrow and in the snow! not the STUPID, DRAGON FILLED, arena.

*Gardenia PASB
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gardeniasgirl
Feb. 14, 2004, 03:20 PM
I just learned Pig Latin!!
here I'll say "something!!" in piggy (that's what I call it for short!)
omethingsa!!

*Gardenia PASB
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Pol
Feb. 14, 2004, 06:13 PM
Gardenia, next you'll have to learn "ithig" language...That's when you put 'ithig' into each syllable of every word...Pig Latin becomes: Pithigig Lithigat-tithigin....very fun and very confusing to those who don't get it. And waaay confusing if you are dyslexic (like me.)

GatoGordo
Feb. 14, 2004, 07:11 PM
I think some of y'all are drugging your penguins. And poling them in the warm-up. I can't even open the dang game.

The Law of Unintended Consequences is a brutal law, and you should at least know when you are going to piss her off. - DMK
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AJHorsey
Feb. 14, 2004, 08:00 PM
Can someone please post the penguin game for me? I tried the one on the dressage thread, and it doesn't work for me anymore. I need to practice! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Oh yeah... umm horse related...uh...
I had a really great ride today! (2 1/2 hrs- and he behaved through it all! Yipee!)

Um.. topic related...err..
Not just to bring up an old part of this thread, but I am 18 yrs, pay for my own horse (+ expenses), membership fees, and entry fees. It's tough, like I don't get to do as many activities with my friends, but I make do. I am moving my horse up to training hopefully this summer, too.
And I can spell- moste uv thu thyme! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

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AJHorsey
Feb. 14, 2004, 08:19 PM
I LOVE the Turkey game! But those stinkin birds started shooting at ME! AAAACCCKK! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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gardeniasgirl
Feb. 18, 2004, 12:45 PM
what is that "Turkey game"????????? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

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AJHorsey
Feb. 18, 2004, 02:23 PM
Turkey game! (I think you have to get close to 1,000 points before it gets dangerous.)
http://www.7fire.com/flash/TurkeyShooter.swf

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Proud member of the Riders of Rohan!
Strider's web site! http://home.woh.rr.com/thepetroskys/StriderWebPage.htm

gardeniasgirl
Feb. 22, 2004, 09:00 AM
Thanks, AJHorsey! This game is fun!!
oh and my horsie just got bell boots! Guess what she did?
She was walking like a Saddlebred walks. All that high stepping wore me out!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
She did the same thing with the splint boots I bought her!!

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