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UPDATE TO SECURITY POST 72: Is this for real: clear bags & 3 oz or less sunscreen only???????

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  • UPDATE TO SECURITY POST 72: Is this for real: clear bags & 3 oz or less sunscreen only???????

    EDITED TO SAY THE RULES WERE CHANGED. Please see Post #72 on this thread for the updated rules.

    Thousands of dollars into this trip, we're 30 days out, and NOW they release this? Are they trying to make this a miserable experience?? click here for a larger image of what is NOT allowed at WEG: http://files.constantcontact.com/617...398a7d9e37.pdf
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    Last edited by Tiramit; Aug. 28, 2018, 10:48 AM.
    "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." -Henry Ford

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    Pretty off-putting, isn't it?

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    • #3
      Yup, I linked it under the parking thread. Anyone wish we could hit "rewind"or at least engage the "way back machine" and re-evaluate our patronage? I wonder if we are going to have to take our shoes off going through the security checkpoints as well...........

      http://files.constantcontact.com/617...398a7d9e37.pdf

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      • #4
        I know... what the heck are you supposed to do on cross-country day? You can't even bring water? I'm regretting buying tickets.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eventer13 View Post
          I know... what the heck are you supposed to do on cross-country day? You can't even bring water? I'm regretting buying tickets.
          You are supposed to buy food and water from them, at an exorbitant price.

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          • #6
            No water. No water bottles. I wonder if, once you purchase one overpriced bottle of water if they will have the decency to provide water stations where you can fill it.

            And the camera lens restriction means that it will be pretty much impossible to get decent photos of the competitors.

            I am increasingly glad that I decided not to go. The hunter derby finals later this week will be a walk in the (horse) park by comparison.
            The Evil Chem Prof

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Peggy View Post
              No water. No water bottles. I wonder if, once you purchase one overpriced bottle of water if they will have the decency to provide water stations where you can fill it.

              And the camera lens restriction means that it will be pretty much impossible to get decent photos of the competitors.

              I am increasingly glad that I decided not to go. The hunter derby finals later this week will be a walk in the (horse) park by comparison.
              I am HAPPY I'm not going.

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              • #8
                who gives a**** how much sunscreen you bring?????

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                • #9
                  This is my first weg and I've spent a ton of money to go. I splurged on a really nice camera and classes and now I can only bring a portrait lens. I don't want to bring anything obnoxious or crazy just a regular zoom lens.

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                    #10
                    I wouldn't have purchased knowing what I know now... Thousands already spent... Ugh.

                    I get that they're trying to mimic NFL, but what is missing is that NFL games are only a few hours long, in a stadium (many covered), and they have trained staff and established concessions. AND they have drink and food barkers roaming the seating area. This is an entirely different situation.

                    Small clear bags for an equestrian games is ridiculous! It's 100% outdoors, with tons of walking (good luck finding a comfortably strapped clear bag), over DAYS. In the heat. We should at least be able to bring our water bottles. I personally don't feel like walking around with my stuff like meds and wallet on display for a week.

                    Amazingly neither TSA nor parks catering to large crowds such as Disney World have such strict requirements. WEG couldn't follow the very common screening process of a metal detector and tables with bag checkers and sticks? Are equestrians known for causing trouble with their seat cushions and 4+ oz of sunscreen?

                    Carrying a small clear bag then waiting in a long line for a shuttle to my $20 a day parking means I'm going to make very few, if any, purchases from the vendors. So much for the big Expo. Guess my suitcase will be lighter.
                    Last edited by Tiramit; Aug. 13, 2018, 11:14 PM.
                    "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." -Henry Ford

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                    • #11
                      Where did you see this? I can't find it on their website (which is terrible and has no easily found info)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kmwines View Post
                        Where did you see this? I can't find it on their website (which is terrible and has no easily found info)
                        In the Parking? thread the OP of this thread said it was received via email.
                        The Evil Chem Prof

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I got it too in my email today, I had already bought tickets before I realised I was competing..I am very concerned by a lot and this is looking very unfortunate.. .. No laptops etc.. I guess it is a last minute attempt to try and protect the 'weg trademark"..
                          www.australiancolouredperformancehorses.com.au

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                          • #14
                            Having been a very self conscious teen (way back when), my first thought goes to young people and feminine products. Who wants to carry their feminine products in a clear bag so everyone can see them?

                            That list of requirements just seems crazy to me.

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                            • #15
                              I'm already down for a WEG boycott due to the whole Endurance disaster but this just puts some icing on that cake. Oh and the you have to pay to volunteer crap.
                              "You'll never see yourself in the mirror with your eyes closed"

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                              • #16
                                Asking because I am curious:
                                Are these Rules put out by FEI, whatever governing body for WEG or TIEC?

                                If the latter, they really seem to be trying to put themselves out of business.
                                I see them becoming a ghost town if they continue to eff up equestrian events.

                                Has anyone had a POSITIVE experience showing there?
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                                • #17
                                  Bring on the cargo shorts!
                                  Ok, that said, it also says "Personal bags larger than 4.5" x 6.5" will not be permitted."
                                  That to me says that personal bags (purses??) smaller than that ARE permitted. So maybe the clear bag thing only applies to bags bigger than 4.5x6.5. That at least would cover phone, keys, wallet, and tampons.

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                                  • #18
                                    Actually this is pretty typical. This is not coming from Tryon. We had this for Olympics too and I'm pretty sure we had similar requirements at WEG in the KY horse park. It's all for security reasons. You will be able to purchase bottled water etc after you pass through security.

                                    They also said from the beginning that everyone will be shuttled in from remote parking areas. I'm not sure what they will do for those of us with access to stabling etc.


                                    and yes....I know several people who enjoy showing there. They put on super good Jumpers and Dressage shows regularly. And I know some eventers that like it as well. WEG is always a cluster though. But you will see great riding.
                                    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                    • #19
                                      Also rules like this are VERY typical for larger sporting events (PGA,NFL...anything in a Stadium). Search "clear bag" on amazon and you will find a ton of affordable choices...from totes to back packs. As these restrictions are so common now.
                                      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                      • #20
                                        Most clear backbacks are 17x12 not 12x12. That's a pretty small bag for having everything you need for 8ish hours of watching horse events. Even if you buy water there that's not going to carry much especially on cross country day. I'm wondering if any vendors will be smart and sell cheap backpacks that you could use for that day once you're inside.

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