What Crockpot said, I greatly appreciate the effort and will be looking forward to your entries, but if you are going to be representing USEF as an intern please do a spell check and a Google search before posting your blog. Our future Olympiads deserve to have their names correctly spelled!
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Collier - you are interning for USEF in what capacity? As a reporter?
While I will send kudos to you for getting this kind of assignment, I have to echo what others said about your spelling and grammar skills. Did USEF even ask you for a writing sample before offering the internship? Did USEF approve your blog? Is anyone from their press office reviewing your articles before they are posted? If so, then double yikes.
The first post says she saw a bit of Edward's ride???
I could only assume she meant Ashley Holzer's horse Breaking Dawn, whose barn name is Edward. But is he at Gladstone? Of course it's difficult to tell, what with the idiosyncratic writing style and numerous errors. Wonder if we'll ever find out?
To the OP: If you're going for an "insider's view" of the Festival of Champions, please try to know more than the people who aren't even there.
I think out of all due respect for those people at the top who worked so hard to get to The Festival of Champions and to the U.S. Olympic Trials, it would be respectful towards them and to our sport to get the contenders names and horses names correct. Especially if you are really there first hand doing an internship, it shouldn't be that hard since the day sheets are right there.
Lucky you to be at Gladstone! Isn't it a beautiful and historical barn and building? I have scribed at The Festival and volunteered too. What kind of internship is it? I hope you're not stuck in the office the whole time! I imagine not, since you're there 5 weeks. How'd you go about getting an internship there?
In your blog you wrote, "Saw a bit of Edward's ride and as usual looked amazing."
Huh? Who is Edward?
Would love to read about your adventure otherwise.
Last edited by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider; Jun. 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM.
Sounds like your having a blast Collier2340! What a great opportunity, wish I was there with you to watch and listen. You should post more photos or video if you could get some that would be really nice. Thank you for sharing!
Wonderful enthusiasm OP. I'm sure it is very exciting. Make sure to get lots of (discrete) pics!
Do you have a favorite trainer /rider there? You stand to get a lot out of watching everyone train. Also keep an eye out for the smoozing and a$$ kissing skills! These are equally, ok perhaps more.... important.
Hello to all!
I apologize for butchering everyone, you cannot imagine how busy it is up here an dwhen I have a chance to sit down and write, it is only for a few minutes. I have gone back fixed all mistakes, I am truly sorry about that.
In addition, my advisor in the office knows about the blog and approves, so rest assured, everything is fine.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I do hope you will continue to read.