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  1. Totally behind this team and thrilled to see ML...

    Totally behind this team and thrilled to see ML and Lauren listed. ML's got such talented horses in her barn and nobody can argue with her impressive international record. Very excited for Lauren...
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    The influx of sponsorships and the nauseating...

    The influx of sponsorships and the nauseating level of self-promotion through social media have negatively impacted the sport in the US, making it a biased popularity contest.
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    Completely agree with goodmorning. Tired of...

    Completely agree with goodmorning. Tired of hearing US riders complaints about the footing, the "atmosphere", blaming the horse for being "too tense", and producing mediocre results internationally,...
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    A lot of poles and grid work! :)

    A lot of poles and grid work! :)
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    Really good points here and I do not think we...

    Really good points here and I do not think we always opt to send the best horses to rep us in international competition. Biased judging at home and with the selection process does not help us as a...
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    Yes - why not make it free to increase the number...

    Yes - why not make it free to increase the number of viewers and then sell ad space if $ is what they are after!?
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    Agreed. That's why I said shes prob the most...

    Agreed. That's why I said shes prob the most likely to end up on the podium out of all the US riders.
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    Agreed and Sinead's international results with...

    Agreed and Sinead's international results with MdeC far surpass some of the other team picks. The "no team experience" seems like a cop out as the drop score at Pan Am could constitute as team...
  9. I personally wouldn't worry about it. If it's a...

    I personally wouldn't worry about it. If it's a nice horse and sound with a good mind, then go for it.
  10. Thread: Being an owner?

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    To ta692's earlier point, riders who do this are...

    To ta692's earlier point, riders who do this are looking to have their lifestyles subsidized when (1) they are capable of holding other jobs that wouldn't require hand-outs from the public and (2)...
  11. Thread: Being an owner?

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    Good points, BFNE. Thanks for the post. But...

    Good points, BFNE. Thanks for the post.

    But there are actually some syndicates that don't have a cap but an option to "walk away" from your share (read: you don't get any of your money back).
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  12. Thread: Being an owner?

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    Sage advice. I would definitely NOT participate...

    Sage advice. I would definitely NOT participate in a syndication for the very simple reasons you stated - a horse is not a business venture and syndicates are a way to commit a bunch of money (on...
  13. Thread: Being an owner?

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    I think there is a lot more support for riders...

    I think there is a lot more support for riders now and, frankly, I wouldn't have an interest in buying into a syndicate to fork over a lot of money regularly so I can say that I own part of an event...
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    Sinead and Tate should absolutely be in the "win...

    Sinead and Tate should absolutely be in the "win anywhere in the world" category.

    I see no reason as to why they have dropped down. While they are still in an impressive spot, they are heads and...
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    Too funny... I've actually found many educated...

    Too funny...

    I've actually found many educated opinions and objective points shared on this forum. And, there's nothing wrong with questioning an opaque and subjective process, no matter how...
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    Agreed! My guess for the six was as follows:...

    Agreed! My guess for the six was as follows:
    Boyd
    Phillip
    Sinead
    Buck
    Marilyn
    Kim

    I'm very sorry that Marilyn and Demeter weren't named to the squad. Scratching my head a bit on that one.
  17. Excellent point.

    Excellent point.
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    Many thanks for sharing. Exceptional performance...

    Many thanks for sharing. Exceptional performance for Doug and Tali! What a wonderful pair.
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    Cruising

    Cruising is an absolutely amazing stud.
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    Congratulations to Phillip and Clark

    For their stellar performances and for finishing in the top ten!!!! GO USA!!!!!:D
  21. Sadly, no. He/she may be a lovely horse...

    Sadly, no. He/she may be a lovely horse otherwise, but if he didn't have that natural draw to the fences, I wouldn't enjoy eventing him.
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    Lovely clip. I just adore Torrance!

    Lovely clip. I just adore Torrance!
  23. Thanks for this poignant post. As someone who...

    Thanks for this poignant post. As someone who has watched the sport evolve over the past 40 years, I've seen more breeches of integrity in more recent years than I ever thought I would. There is...
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    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely time!

    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely time!
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    Phyllis is just fabulous.

    Phyllis is just fabulous.
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