Where are the lawsuits that were promised? I hope this doesn't mean that the USEF is giving in. I noticed in an email from USEF counsel that one of the conditions was that they not publicise any scheduled meetings. What could they possibly have to discuss!
I demand that once I am able to afford a nice horse and the insane show fees to constantly show. USEF gives me my junior years back so that I have a chance to compete in the eq finals that I was not fortunate enough to afford to show in when I was a teenager.
Would USEF, as a private member club we all pay dues for, not have something somewhere in its by laws in reference to rescinding a membership at their discretion? That would seem like the simplest course of action. This member has certainly exhibited enough "symptoms" that I believe USEF would be justified.
As the Equestrian NGB, they are bound by certain statutes that do not bind other private member clubs.
However... for any USEF people reading this... if it turns out we need to alter the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act... sign us all up to be your petition army.
If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket
Why is the moderator allowing Amberhill to post a link to documents concerning legal communications that clearly have content in them from EM's attorney that is labeled confidential and privileged? Is COTH now becoming the WikiLeaks of the equestrian community in the US? COTH should not be a forum for anyone to advance their personal legal agenda. COTH should not be the place to promote a personal legal agenda against individuals or the USEF
Amberhill is in charge of who sees its confidential info