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  • Olympic Insider!

    Hello! I am an intern at gladstone for the next five weeks and I have started a blog on what is going on at the backside with all the horses riders, photos,and everything else! Please check it out!


  • #2
    Nice idea but here is some friendly advice.

    Many, like me, will be turned off immeditately because you can't even be bothered to spell the names correctly.


    • #3
      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!
      "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
      "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
      Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!


      • #4
        Spell it. Punctuate it. ANyway you want!
        I'll still read without judgement

        If you're anywhere near as busy as I suspect, you'll do great just to get daily entries: anyone wants the clean version, can buy the book when it's out


        • #5
          I'll be blunt. You're no insider if you're butchering our top riders' names. Won't be reading, but thanks for trying.

          And this is a college internship? Yikes.


          • #6
            Totally cool blog! Lucky you!
            ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


            • #7
              Here's the list of riders and horses so you can get the names right:

              I'm kind of surprised that's not the first thing the USEF gave you.


              • #8
                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.


                • #9
                  The first post says she saw a bit of Edward's ride???


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by candico View Post
                    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.


                    • #11
                      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, 10:00 PM.


                      • #12
                        Last edited by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider; Jun. 5, 2012, 08:24 PM.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider View Post
                          In her blog she said, "Saw a bit of Edward's ride and as usual looked amazing."

                          Huh? Who is Edward?

                          EDWARD GAL HAS SWITCHED NATIONALITIES?!?!?!??!?!?!

                          Maybe she is the Dressage Insider?
                          "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                          "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                          Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!


                          • #14
                            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!


                            • #15
                              Ah well - won't have to share the bandwidth much then ...


                              • #16
                                Hi Collier. Hope you're having a blast.
                                I'm Jealous!!! Wish I were there too!
                                Keep the blog coming so we can live it through you.
                                Thanks a lot for the info & have a wonderful time.
                                Producing horses with gentle minds & brilliant movement!


                                • #17
                                  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.
                                  "Friend" me !



                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by alto View Post
                                    Ah well - won't have to share the bandwidth much then ...

                                    yeah, no kidding!

                                    to the OP: thanks for taking the time to post your experiences! we are all lucky that you are willing to spend time doing so!


                                    • #19
                                      also, for those that don't know... "intern" usually means free labor - many many many hours of it.... ie: interns work (usually) for free or a small stipend... .

                                      so if you aren't happy with the output of this person who has donated her time for our sport - why don't you go and donate your time and do better

                                      to the OP: learn as much as possible, have a great time and thank you!


                                      • Original Poster


                                        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.