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    I find it very sad

    I met Jonathan when he was still very young and I admired the way he coached the Hunterdon kids and thought he had a long and properous career. Most of us have bad habits, ideas, convictions or...
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    It's not to way its supposed to be

    Honor is the backbone of good sport.
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    The Magic of Madison Square Garden was special

    It also helped that it was simple you knew if you won a blue ribbon or not and you knew you would get to feel what it was like even if you didn't make it out of the multiple Sections which started at...
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    Equinoxfox as long as it's not your kid or your pony right?

    How sad for you Equinoxfox do you really think what's most important is who won the most recent of blue rayon. I know how it is unless it's you in the "zone". I'm always astonished by the apathy...
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    Well you could be right

    That may be the cause but on the other hand they don't just scam the rich folks who can afford the loss. Although look at the death of Helem=n Brach and our friendly horse trader Joe Plemmons who...
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    I know I was very lonely and it took me eight years

    The New Jersey Equine Activity Law took me eight years to get passed and although under the banner of the New Jersey Horse Council no one showed up at the meetings. Proudly, so far as I know since it...
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    If you were heard by the Legislature any result yet?

    I find it very sad that as individual citizens there are just a few like you wiling to take on the real battles. Winning horse of the year and some blue rayon doesn't even come close to what you have...
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    Oak a Rule Book is their Job as a Regulatory Edecuational Corporation

    That doesn't change the fact that rules which are not defined in terms of what is measurable and definable cannot be enforced because of the ambiguities such as we have have been discussing for pages...
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    The USEF is incorporated in New York

    The AHSA before them as well as the USEF is organized as a 501(c)3 and they chose "Educational" because it is their original main purpose. That's why they are not allowed to run horse shows. The...
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    No Oak it's not GREAT but it is the LAW!

    The magic words are "definable and measurable".
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    Yes Oak there is a difference

    The Federation is a non-profit Educational Corporation. It has no police authority to issue tickets, summons or even stop you for any rule that is not easily defined with terms and conditions that...
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    Poltroon has her finger on the point

    No Wanderluster, the answer is to beat them in fair competition enough that it no longer serves their purpose. If you raise a clenched fist you get a clendhed fist back in your face because honest...
  13. What I remember as the most important thing I heard George Morris say

    I remember him saying to his riders that the difference between first and losing was simple. You had to ride "proud". Sure you know the facts, but if you ride as if you were on the best horse in the...
  14. I must be weird

    I got into this sport in 1971 beause my kids had never been cold, wet or even sweat. They went from airconditioned houses to cars so they didn;t even know what it was like to walk in the rain....
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    I love mine as well

    But as a professional they do help me pay the mortgage and earn their keep. I don't see why you wouldn't love these horses that do that much more. But I'm a professional because my working horses do...
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    I think there is a simple answer

    An Amateur is someone who works to support his horse and feels the horse is a partner.

    A Professional is someone who expects the horses to support them and the horse is a commodity. .
  17. How sad I am for all of you

    When the Medal and Maclay were started it was for dreamers and the long shot could win. When we went to Penn National with my daughters it was great sport. Equitation is learning to be a rider. It...
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    Board is due in advance of the services to be provided

    No one can run any kind of business if you don;t pay your board for the next month before the horse eats and poops and you have enjoyed the facilities. Too often people feel they can pay after the...
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    Jeanette because of the Annual High Score Awards

    That was one reason they needed a definition where people could not win out in order to find a winner. The Equitation Classes deteriorated when the Childrens hunters were limited to six blue ribbons...
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    Cyrrano that is the issue of terms and conditions

    If you cannot define Professional then you cannot define Amateur. It may be your opinion to which you are entitled but if it is hours in the saddle, or the numbers of horses or what terms and...
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    Custody in 90% of the Law

    There is a Stableman's Lien on your horse. I would guess like any business person your Barn Owner requires 30 days notice. No barn can function if people can move in and out without paying the board....
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    The Dedication of our Rule Book

    THE SPORTSMANS CHARTER

    "That Amateurism is something of the heart and spirit - not a matter of exact technical qualifications,"

    Could it be possible that those considered by some here as...
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    Bumping up for some sonstructive ideas.

    Every rule needs definable and measureable terms and conditions. What do you propose?
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    Well Moli we all have our definitions don't we

    My legitimate questions were not limited to a Show Manager but also a person who operates a Ridng School and enjoys the "grassroots" entry level student. It is so rewarding to see them progress and...
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    BUT...if the riding was a bonus for hard work

    Let's say this adult rides for awhile and becomes sound enough in the saddle to help with preparing horses for lessons. She could be riding horses at no charge.

    You see it is a fact that a...
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