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  • headbrickwall
    started a topic WEG - groom accommodation

    WEG - groom accommodation

    I've just seen a short and rather OMG video clip of what is claimed to be groom accommodation.

    It honestly looked like a big tent with as many bunk beds rammed in as possible.

    can anyone confirm if this is the case? Unthinkable if it is

  • Middleburg Misfit
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    Originally posted by RacetrackReject View Post

    I heard they ran out of food by noon yesterday too...
    From what I've heard, the restaurants/stands (noodle place) that claimed that they were "out of food" were actually shut down by inspectors for health code violations. I knew there was no way that they would've been out of supplies by the first day. As for running out of groom's food (which I've also heard), I have no explanation...

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  • Salty
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    Zella, that is a perfect analogy! Thank you.

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  • MHM
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    And then, there's the French approach.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...&ref=bookmarks

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  • ZELLA
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    Fyre Festival, equestrian edition.

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  • RacetrackReject
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    Originally posted by Middleburg Misfit View Post

    It's not just standard, it's mandatory for all CIOs and Games for the Organizers to provide accomodations and meals for both athletes and grooms (provided the National Federations specify how many grooms are coming ahead of time). Hell, the FEI Jumping rulebook mandates that athlete hotels be at least a three-star hotel!

    I understand that with the time constraints that Bellissimo couldn't deliver on the hotel/Athlete Village that he invisioned, but the knew well enough ahead that they would then need to find alternate housing for all of these grooms (which they knew the number of plenty early), and the fact that he then tried to manufacture the "pods" at his own factory at the last minute to make a buck is disgraceful.
    I heard they ran out of food by noon yesterday too...

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  • Middleburg Misfit
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    Originally posted by vagabondrider View Post

    At a normal horse show in the US, it would be the riders' responsibility. But at any major international championship (Olympics, WEG, Panams), it's pretty standard for the organizers to provide onsite accommodation for the grooms, including housing & food. Especially if they had said they would, as they did here. PS the shipping container lodging mentioned upthread were the 2007 Panams in Rio. By the 2016 Rio Olympics, the grooms were much better housed (according to grooms who had been to both).
    It's not just standard, it's mandatory for all CIOs and Games for the Organizers to provide accomodations and meals for both athletes and grooms (provided the National Federations specify how many grooms are coming ahead of time). Hell, the FEI Jumping rulebook mandates that athlete hotels be at least a three-star hotel!

    I understand that with the time constraints that Bellissimo couldn't deliver on the hotel/Athlete Village that he invisioned, but the knew well enough ahead that they would then need to find alternate housing for all of these grooms (which they knew the number of plenty early), and the fact that he then tried to manufacture the "pods" at his own factory at the last minute to make a buck is disgraceful.

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  • findeight
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    The ATL area being a shining example of coordination between well funded counties and municipalities with lots of trained personal and equipment for dealing with weather challenges...not.

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  • ladyj79
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    No I mean I have no clue if they'll be able to arrange shipping and flights for horses before their originally scheduled flights, because who on earth would want to hang out there?

    dude it is so expensive and like many of these athletes pay up front and then get reimbursed by their federations that this has potential to just break some people.

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  • subk
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    Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post
    Hopefully those teams can get out of the area, but they're probably trapped.
    I'm thinking people mistakenly have the theme song from "Deliverance" playing in their heads. The site if right off an East/West interstate highway 300 miles from the coast. It's closer to Atlanta than it is to the Atlantic.

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  • fordtraktor
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    Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post
    After the debacle today, and that's a kind word for it, that's no surprise. Hopefully those teams can get out of the area, but they're probably trapped.
    They should have no problem getting out, it will be 2 days before the hurricane arrives. But WTF.

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  • ladyj79
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    After the debacle today, and that's a kind word for it, that's no surprise. Hopefully those teams can get out of the area, but they're probably trapped.

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  • headbrickwall
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    Holy Moly they have just cancelled the endurance

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  • Wojjie
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    Originally posted by skydy View Post
    Understandably the State first responders have been "pulled" from WEG and deployed to the coast. WEG now has "County support".
    WOW. I never thought of THAT. Just wow.

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  • skydy
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    Originally posted by findeight View Post
    Bottom line, it's not ready to host this thing as promised. And that's on a good day not at least continued heavy rain all the way to the state line and maybe windy. Hope all the visitors don't learn not to drive into water the hard way. Some of those local roads aren't exactly highways.
    Understandably the State first responders have been "pulled" from WEG and deployed to the coast. WEG now has "County support".

    Hang in there East coasters. Take care.

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  • soloudinhere
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    Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post

    do you feel like we are right back to trying to explain how to not be awful people to people who are just bad at being decent human beings?
    Happens more often than I expect, really.

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  • findeight
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    Bottom line, it's not ready to host this thing as promised. And that's on a good day not at least continued heavy rain all the way to the state line and maybe windy. Hope all the visitors don't learn not to drive into water the hard way. Some of those local roads aren't exactly highways.

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  • ladyj79
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    Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post
    Anyone else catch that the "pods" aka garden sheds are being built by a company also owned by Bellisimo? So he is making money on this "failure."

    I dont care how things were done in the past - this isn't a childhood summer camp in the woods where it's like a sleepover - it is being asked to sleep in a public room under a tent with 40 adult strangers from different countries. To not even provide the visiting delegations from other countries a private place to sleep? That makes us bad hosts, absolutely.
    do you feel like we are right back to trying to explain how to not be awful people to people who are just bad at being decent human beings?

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  • Wojjie
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    Bunk beds by the dozen. Where does one hang ones socks to to dry out if it rains? Let alone a Hurricane???

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  • soloudinhere
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    Anyone else catch that the "pods" aka garden sheds are being built by a company also owned by Bellisimo? So he is making money on this "failure."

    I dont care how things were done in the past - this isn't a childhood summer camp in the woods where it's like a sleepover - it is being asked to sleep in a public room under a tent with 40 adult strangers from different countries. To not even provide the visiting delegations from other countries a private place to sleep? That makes us bad hosts, absolutely.

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