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  1. MVP (sorry for long delay), you misunderstand. ...

    MVP (sorry for long delay), you misunderstand. This already IS the rule. I am not proposing it. USEF already has this power. So what additional rules do they really need? What actions that cause...
  2. I disagree with the call for more rules; that is...

    I disagree with the call for more rules; that is the ubiquitous refrain of the irresponsible. Consider Mr. Long's explanation, which is perplexing if not untrue. The USEF does have the authority to...
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    I want to thank Janet, Halt Near X, and the...

    I want to thank Janet, Halt Near X, and the others who took the time to carefully read the new rules and offer helpful comments. At least a message has gone out that the amateur rules are...
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    DMK – The definition of remuneration is not the...

    DMK – The definition of remuneration is not the problem. It could have held the solution, but it didn’t. The problem is in GR1306.4.a, which most people on this thread don’t seem to address. On...
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    Halt Near X has nailed it. The rules seem fine...

    Halt Near X has nailed it. The rules seem fine in a first read. But when you have to apply them to a real case, one where your instinct leaves you unsure, that is where the rules are lacking...
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    Conspiracy?? No. Incompetence in the use of the...

    Conspiracy?? No. Incompetence in the use of the English language -- that is my charge.
    Your lack of reading comprehension is perhaps symptomatic: you know what you want the rules to say and so...
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    I don't know. (I probably should) My...

    I don't know. (I probably should) My recollection from years past is no comments/explanation are given, just proposed and/or final rules.
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    New Amateur Rules 12/1/2012 -Huh?

    So the amateur rules have been "clarified" effective Dec 1, 2012. Too bad the USEF still cannot write in the English language. As written, everyone with a paying job that also rides is a...
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    Live feed is up, FYI. You may need to refresh to...

    Live feed is up, FYI. You may need to refresh to start it.
  10. Ah, cool. (Long thread). They miss the point,...

    Ah, cool. (Long thread). They miss the point, however. What the remuneration was for is essential to determining whether it made the person a professional. Remuneration itself doesn't make one a...
  11. Meupatdoes - I think the lesson issue has caused...

    Meupatdoes - I think the lesson issue has caused you to get off track. Merely getting a free lesson does not make one a professional, even assuming the lesson has value. It depends on the rest of...
  12. Thread: Dear HITS:

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    Pop - your comments are way out of line. The OP...

    Pop - your comments are way out of line. The OP expressed her disappointment over the quality of the prizes at a show. From that you accuse her of being a "horse show nazi" and that her child is a...
  13. Thanks to everyone. It sounds like Berk or Chuck...

    Thanks to everyone. It sounds like Berk or Chuck are my best local folks. This is invaluable intel. I really appreciate it.
  14. Who to Measure for Vogel Boots in VA area?

    I am starting to look for someone to measure me for Vogel custom boots. When I got my current pair decades ago there was one local lady who was known to be awesome at measuring (whom I used and was...
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    SuperShorty - I think some modern equitation...

    SuperShorty - I think some modern equitation riders do a fabulous job. My point is not that they all stink now and we were all great then. No, the situation is worse than that. People (trainers,...
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    The differences are difficult to define anymore...

    The differences are difficult to define anymore because the equitation judging has become so bad. While we can point to Hunter Seat Equitation as authoritative in defining the art and science of...
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    Thanks everyone for posting your opinion on the...

    Thanks everyone for posting your opinion on the VHSA's credibility. Shockingly for a BB, all opinions agree. The VHSA's story of events (the rider was supposed to go unjudged but accidentally was...
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    Flashy Gray - thanks for following up. I will...

    Flashy Gray - thanks for following up. I will gladly add you to the "story sounds lame" column. I would love to have heard (err, read) your initial harsh reaction. Lets me know I am not alone.
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    Why ask this? Do we only have to follow rules...

    Why ask this? Do we only have to follow rules that make sense or that have clear justification? Are we free to break rules that we deem wrong or unimportant? And if you believe one can break rules...
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    Flashy Gray - I have pdf copies of the protest...

    Flashy Gray - I have pdf copies of the protest and the correspondence to/from VHSA. The VHSA has not denied any of the facts set forth in the Protest, nor have they requested to hear from any of the...
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    Do you think the VHSA is credible?

    You may have seen the long thread about the apparent rule breaking at the VHSA associate finals horse show and the protest that was filed to remedy the situation (see “VHSA not supporting their own...
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    Dear LTLFLDF The protestor has not received any...

    Dear LTLFLDF
    The protestor has not received any further response from the VHSA. Though I am not the protestor, I do have first hand knowledge of the protest and correspondence. As for the...
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    While I have no first hand knowledge regarding...

    While I have no first hand knowledge regarding Hell, I do know that Senior officials at the VHSA are looking into the written protest. Several officials have indicated they are concerned about the...
  24. Great post. I too attended my first GM clinic...

    Great post. I too attended my first GM clinic this year. I was shocked. George was NOT rude, condescending, arrogant, or any other adjective I had heard over the years. He was demanding, direct,...
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    Horseladi78 - I don't believe the information you...

    Horseladi78 - I don't believe the information you are being fed is correct. An informal protest at the Championship Horse Show prevented the pony from cross entering into the pony hunter. But the...
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