Y'all really do a super job of selling the place. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../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.
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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!!!
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!
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!!
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?
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.
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.
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....
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.
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
(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.
<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/cu...s/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/cu...milies/yes.gif
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[This message was edited by biggreymare on Jan. 31, 2004 at 10:13 PM.]
\"Keep one leg on one side, the other leg on the other side, and your mind in the middle\" -Henry Taylor
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.