Craig may have a point----
But maybe for a different reason.
I`d like to see the upper levels fix their own house, acknowledge openly that they have both an image problem and a real problem, take whatever steps necessary to prevent rotational falls, even if it involves what some call "dumbing down", so that eventing ceases to be one of the most dangerous sports.
BUT----IF THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN---if they remain in denial, then, in order to prevent the several hundred upper level riders from messing up the sport for the thousands of the rest of us, I`d cut them loose.
Give them to the USEF to do with as it sees fit, and let the USEA administer the sport for the huge bottom of the pyramid, the "other" 25,000 riders.
I fervently hope this "Civil War" can be prevented, and I think it can be.
But I don`t have much trust at all for either the IOC or the FEI to do the right thing, and I`m not sure whether David can swing the USEF into clearer thinking.
I think he can, but we need to be ready if months go by, and there are no fundamental changes, to save the rest of our sport.