Thinking about doing a CT - do I have to buy one? Or can I make one myself? I know they aren't $$ but for as many times as I expect to use one, it just seems unnecessary. I'm primarly a hunter rider and the last time I did a CT was 5 years ago!
(I finally got a safety vest this spring and thought I was all set - the goal posts keep moving on me!)
You can print out the form from the USEA web site. Then just put it in a clear plastic bag (sandwich bag is fine), and attach it to your sleeve (upper arm). Duct tape, safety pins, elastic bands are all OK as long as it stays in place.
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).
I use an iPhone sport band. Printed the info out on Word and popped it in. However after running XC on a super hot day last weekend I'm going to reprint the info card and have it laminated, since my arm band got pretty damp with sweat and the paper got damp as well.
Y'all are a creative and funny bunch. I should have known that eventers would be all about DIY. In hunterland, I'm sure we would all have to have the most expensive armband money can buy. Now if I could just walk over the x-country jumps, I could possibly be convinced to come to the "dark side"!
It's not new. Jumping in a recognized event, it is required. Unrecognized are up to the organizer.
I will say that the EMTs would much rather have a sandwich baggie, handwritten but accurate info, properly affixed to your arm with whatever method works, than an official holder with someone else's info, strapped to your boot.