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  • anyone get this email from USEF?

    (This thread is going on H/J but I hope it is OK to ask question here as well)



    <<ATTENTION
    PROFESSIONAL HORSEMEN & HORSEWOMEN

    In February 2008 the United States Equestrian Federation will launch a new and exciting online community called CLUB EQUESTRIAN. This social networking website is built for equestrians, by equestrians and is designed to connect equestrians across the country … this site will offer many exciting features, including a video platform, where members can post videos, as well as photographs, contests, blogs, a forum, and an Equestrian Directory… all dedicated to the sport of equestrian!

    As a current USEF member, you will automatically become a member of Club Equestrian, and we have a special section for our professionals. We are including a Professional Directory containing listings of horsemen and horsewomen throughout the country. You have the opportunity to be connected to a growing online community by joining this directory.

    Make sure to join this compelling new community and capitalize on this important new resource for prospective clients … take just a few moments to fill out the listing form linked to this message. If you prefer a paper form simply call … 859-258-2472 and ask for a listing form to be sent to you.

    Watch for more news about the launch of CLUB EQUESTRIAN.

    IT'S SIMPLE, CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO OUR EQUESTRIAN DIRECTORY.>>
    one oak, lots of canyons

    http://horsesportnews.wordpress.com/

  • #2
    sounds like one of those commercial operations using usef name for a fee
    Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

    The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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    • #3
      I don't know, it says it's being launched by USEF not just associated with it. Perhaps they're hoping to become MySpace for horsemen?
      "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.
      http://community.webshots.com/user/arnikaelf

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      • #4
        I've been getting so many emails from them that I put them on spam.

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        • #5
          USEF email

          yes, I received the same email a few days ago!

          Corinna
          www.lostislandfarm.com
          Corinna

          www.lostislandfarm.com

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          • #6
            I filled out the form, and never once was I asked for any kind of payment. It seems like they're compiling some sort of database and/or book, by geography and/or discipline, of professionals, which could be really useful.
            spriesersporthorse.com | farm on Facebook | me on Facebook | blog

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            • #7
              I filled out the info, too. (I believe the email only went to members listed as professionals.) No fee required.

              There's another thread about it on h/j... many are wondering where the money is coming from to support this project... ?
              Patience pays.

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              • #8
                I remember getting similar inquires in the past wherein we were asked for info for a directory and then they offered to sell us the book
                Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                • #9
                  Sgray...the same thing happened to me...maybe they will eventually sell a 'membership' to the web club.

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                  • #10
                    I got one but haven't filled it out.
                    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                    Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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                    • #11
                      Got one and filled it out. We'll see.
                      Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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                      • #12
                        Has anyone checked with USEF to see if this is legitimate?
                        Anne
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                        "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist

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                        • #13
                          I got the non-pro email today.
                          EQUINE SUPPLIERS & SERVICES
                          In February 2008 the United States Equestrian Federation will launch a new and exciting online community called CLUB EQUESTRIAN. This social networking website is built for equestrians, by equestrians and is designed to connect equestrians across the country … the site will offer many exciting features, including a video platform, where members can post videos, as well as photographs, contests, blogs, a forum, and an Equestrian Directory… all dedicated to the sport of equestrian!
                          Current USEF members will automatically be eligible to register as members of CLUB EQUESTRIAN. We are including a directory containing several categories of equine services and suppliers throughout the country. You have the opportunity to be connected to a growing online community by listing in this directory.
                          The categories are:
                          EQUESTRIAN SUPPLIERS – Tack stores, feed stores, awards & ribbons, equestrian specialty shops, competition management
                          TRAINING PROFESSIONALS – breed/discipline specialists, horse trainers, lesson programs
                          EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES – boarding, show facilities, layover facilities
                          EQUINE TRANSPORTERS
                          EQUINE VETERINARIANS
                          FARRIERS
                          EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS
                          FARM DIRECTORY – stud farms, breeders, private and public farms
                          <ZZZ!--
                          Watch for more news about the launch of CLUB EQUESTRIAN.
                          -->
                          IT'S SIMPLE, CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO OUR EQUESTRIAN DIRECTORY.
                          Janet

                          chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                          • #14
                            Looks legit as far as I can tell. Registration information matches the USEF website.
                            Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                            • #15
                              this afternoon I sent an email inquiry re the directory to two individuals on staff at usef - I let you know the reply
                              Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                              The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                              • #16
                                many are wondering where the money is coming from to support this project... ?
                                excellent question
                                Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                                • #17
                                  Selling all that lovely "information"?
                                  ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                                  • #18
                                    Equestrian Directory Through USEF

                                    To those wondering about USEF's new Equestrian Directory,

                                    The USEF is indeed creating a comprehensive Equestrian Directory with a variety of categories so that people can find a related professional, whether in their area of the country, or elsewhere. This is an ongoing process, and we are still collecting entries with our online form at http://www.usef.org/prodir/default.aspx. The directory is free. We will not be selling the information.

                                    If anyone wishes to contact USEF for further information about the directory or have further questions, please call 859-258-2472.

                                    Sincerely,

                                    Sarah L. Evers
                                    Director of E-Communications
                                    United States Equestrian Federation

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                                    • #19
                                      No, this is definitely something done by USEF, not by outsiders, and it is legit. They've been working on it for over a year now. They had a demo of it at the Annual Meeting and Kathy Meyer did a presentation at the board meeting. I've been a test member for awhile (though frankly I kind of forgot about it and haven't visited in awhile). It is being supported by advertising, as I understand it.
                                      "I don't want to sound like a broken record here, but why is it that a woman will forgive homicidal behavior in a horse, yet be highly critical of a man for leaving the toilet seat up?" Dave Barry

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                                      • #20
                                        Maybeeeee

                                        Maybee it will become something like this :

                                        http://www.paardensport.tv/

                                        which is a part of this

                                        http://www.knhs.nl/

                                        and in connection with this :

                                        http://www.horsus.nl/nieuws/1296/vid...aar-hong-kong/

                                        Please be happy with this kind of developments !

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