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Princess Haya Asks Entire FEI Dressage Committee to Resign

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  • Princess Haya Asks Entire FEI Dressage Committee to Resign

    Just heard this from a reliable source. Any confirmation out there?
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Yes. On FEI stationery.
    Last edited by Margaret Freeman; Nov. 3, 2008, 09:00 AM.

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      #3
      Sounds official to me.
      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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      • #4
        Wow, wow, can someone clue in those of us not in the loop? This is based on what?
        "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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        • #5
          So far.. hearsay! :-)
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          • #6
            It isn't hearsay.

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              It's OFFICIAL! Here's the FEI news release.

              http://www.fei.org/Media/News_Centre...ee-3Nov08.aspx

              The FEI Executive Board has requested the immediate resignation of the entire FEI Dressage Committee. The FEI Executive Board has taken this decision following a series of issues indicating the current Committee’s lack of flexibility on certain key matters. The Committee has been seen to work in isolation, not fully representing the interests of the Dressage community as a whole.
              "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                .... following a series of issues indicating the current Committee’s lack of flexibility on certain key matters. The Committee has been seen to work in isolation, not fully representing the interests of the Dressage community as a whole.
                Sounds familiar.

                Think the USEF will follow suit on this one? (They do tend to do everything the FEI does)





                (And no, I'm not serious. Wishful thinking, but not serious.)

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                • #9
                  "sounds familiar' is right!

                  FYI, at the Region 1 meeting on 2 Nov, there was an interesting discussion about the make-up of the USEF Dressage Committee and recommendations on how to change it. Bottomline: the USDF controls 11 of the positions by appointment. USDF members should work through their Region Directors to recommend a better balance on the DC ... more active show managers, more AA riders, fewer judges.

                  *star*
                  "Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit."
                  - Desiderata, (c) Max Ehrman, 1926

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                  • #10
                    That makes a whole lot of sense, star!



                    (Which means it's doomed to failure, right?)


                    I'm an AA rider who is also a show manager - a twofer!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                      It's OFFICIAL! Here's the FEI news release.


                      The FEI Executive Board has requested the immediate resignation of the entire FEI Dressage Committee. The FEI Executive Board has taken this decision following a series of issues indicating the current Committee’s lack of flexibility on certain key matters. The Committee has been seen to work in isolation, not fully representing the interests of the Dressage community as a whole.
                      Now this will be entertaining !!

                      It's been a bit quiet since Rodrigo's decision to defy his FEI suspension, and then his decision not to....

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                      • #12
                        http://www.fei.org/FEI/FEI_Directory...s/Dressage.pdf
                        wittages(belgium), truppa(italy), schuele(germany), the japanese guy, spanish lady, and monica (germany). So without some of the old members was it 2 vs 2 with 2 in the middle???
                        Last edited by ideayoda; Nov. 3, 2008, 11:12 AM.
                        I.D.E.A. yoda

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                        • #13
                          Japanese guy...

                          it's actually a gal, and she's one of Mariette's pet judges.

                          It's about time that something is done about this old-boys club that is the dressage committee, and Im glad the FEI (not just Haya) has had the balls to do it. Keep in mind, the committe includes 4 judges, and only one rider. No representation from the Americas, on top of it all.
                          Times are a-changing!!
                          Last edited by pophorse; Nov. 3, 2008, 10:38 AM. Reason: typo!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ShotenStar View Post
                            "sounds familiar' is right!

                            USDF members should work through their Region Directors to recommend a better balance on the DC ... more active show managers, more AA riders, fewer judges.

                            *star*
                            More active Show Managers... now there's a concept! That would help immensely. (I would have written immeasurably, but with the Nerd Herd around...)

                            Here's something else the USEF DC has yet to grasp, pulled from the press release, use of bold is mine: "As the custodian of equestrian sport, the FEI will continue to maintain stringent level of transparency and professionalism meeting the requirements of a modern international sports governing body."

                            Some at the USEF DC forget their responsibilities as guardians, they apparantly think they are there to meet their own private agendas at the expense of the USA as a whole.

                            So the entire Executive Board got the job done, that is much better than a single person (CEO for example) who would take the hit politically... hmmmmm.

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                            • #15
                              Do you think the FEI would look at the USEF DC and remind them of that duty?

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                              • #16
                                Care to place a wager ?

                                Let's see, here are the choices:

                                A. All of them will resign.

                                B. None of them will resign.

                                C. Some of them will resign.

                                D. Some of them will resign, and you have to name which one(s):
                                1. Mme. Mariette Withages (BEL)
                                2. Dr. Vincenzio Truppa (IT)
                                3. Sra. Dolores Fernandez de Bobadilla (ESP)
                                4. Ms. Minako Furuoka (JP)
                                5. Dr. Deiter Schuele (GER)
                                6. Frau Monica Theodorescu (Riders Representative) (GER)

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                                • #17
                                  All of them will resign.

                                  There really are no options.

                                  If a rule does not already exist to dissolve the committee, then the rule will be created immediately, am sure.

                                  So it has been written, so it shall be done.
                                  one oak, lots of canyons

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                                  • #18
                                    They do need to funtion for a while longer. I think all will resign, but that depends on how long it takes the FEI to get an interim committee and mandate:

                                    "An interim solution is being discussed within the FEI in order to ensure the sound management of the sport whilst reviewing the strategic direction of Dressage. The names of the interim committee and their mandate will follow." http://www.fei.org/Media/News_Centre...ee-3Nov08.aspx

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                                    • #19
                                      So, will an ex (non judge) member be back?
                                      I.D.E.A. yoda

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by yaya View Post
                                        Do you think the FEI would look at the USEF DC and remind them of that duty?
                                        I don't know what happened to our horsemanship qualities at home, to be directed by afar in something so simple and so basic. It's basic all american values for chrissakes.

                                        And it's not that the USEF has to look very far for a good exapmle to follow, look at the AHQA that takes care of their own at home and also excells internationally. Heck, USEF is in Lexington KY, even take a look at the thoroughbred industry.

                                        Just how corrupt are we.... and if corrupt is the wrong word to use, what's the right one? We've got good examples to follow, and the DC isn't stupid. So, what's left?

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