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  • Badminton now canceled

    https://eventingnation.com/badminton...s-is-canceled/

    I guess it was just a matter of time...
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    The hardest to learn was the least complicated.

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    yep, sad.

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    • #3
      You people don't seem to understand.

      GREAT BRITAIN IS CLOSED.

      NO;
      Pubs.
      Movies.
      Theatres.
      Going to work.
      Going to school.
      Traveling.
      Gyms.
      Sporting events.
      Going out.


      Get used to the idea !

      SAD is losing your life, when you could have prevented it.
      ... _. ._ .._. .._

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      • #4
        Just been through my diary and crossed out, day by day and week by week, all the forthcoming horse trials, point to points, the end of season dinner for the hunt (hunting has come to a crashing halt this week), 3 major horse shows, volunteer training, etc etc etc and I'm reading hopeful, optimistic social media about whether or not The Europeans at Hartpury will run at the end of July. This evening, all clubs, pubs, restaurants, theatres, gyms and leisure centres have been closed, by the UK Government, across the nation - immediately, tonight. I doubt I will be going into work on Monday as I'm diabetic, a 'vulnerable person', and official advice is to self-isolate for 12 weeks. I think I will probably go nuts with inactivity and boredom.

        We live in interesting times. Stay healthy.
        Last edited by Willesdon; Mar. 20, 2020, 07:11 PM. Reason: Spell check madness
        "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
          You people don't seem to understand.

          GREAT BRITAIN IS CLOSED.

          NO;
          Pubs.
          Movies.
          Theatres.
          Going to work.
          Going to school.
          Traveling.
          Gyms.
          Sporting events.
          Going out.


          Get used to the idea !

          SAD is losing your life, when you could have prevented it.
          I don’t know exactly who you mean by “you people,” but I think we all “get it.” It’s a pandemic and the world is basically shutting down. I simply posted the EN link because Badminton had come up in the Kentucky thread and I thought the cancellation was noteworthy. Someone else noted that it was sad. There can be sadness about multiple things at the same time. Maybe extend some grace, especially during a time such as this.
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          The hardest to learn was the least complicated.

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          • #6
            Grace? Like getting blood from a turnip

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
              You people don't seem to understand.

              GREAT BRITAIN IS CLOSED.

              NO;
              Pubs.
              Movies.
              Theatres.
              Going to work.
              Going to school.
              Traveling.
              Gyms.
              Sporting events.
              Going out.


              Get used to the idea !

              SAD is losing your life, when you could have prevented it.
              Not just Great Britain. PA (including horse dense Unionville PA/West Grove PA) is as well. As is MD and NY and California. Yes—parts of the USA have not shut down but there are large swaths of the USA that have and are...and will likely be for several more weeks. I’m going on my 3rd week of working remotely and am lucky that my job is one that can be done remotely.

              The numbers are going up exponentially each day in this area.....and we know we are just at the start. My farm is still running but we have limited who we allow in and are taking as many precautions as we can. No groups of 10 are allow in the state now...only essential business are allowed to be open. Everything you listed above is also shut down in this area.
              ** 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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              • #8
                Originally posted by kt View Post

                I don’t know exactly who you mean by “you people,” but I think we all “get it.” It’s a pandemic and the world is basically shutting down. I simply posted the EN link because Badminton had come up in the Kentucky thread and I thought the cancellation was noteworthy. Someone else noted that it was sad. There can be sadness about multiple things at the same time. Maybe extend some grace, especially during a time such as this.

                Agreed. The Houston rodeo shut down near here, literally after competitors had started arriving on the grounds. People who commented on social media about how sorry they felt for all the people, including the many, many kids who pour their heart and soul into preparing for this event, were pilloried. Look, a person can recognize when things have to be done, accept that they must be done, know that the benefits of doing the thing far outweigh the problems associated with not doing the thing, and STILL BE SAD AND WORRIED ABOUT THE FALLOUT. Ask any vet who’s had to kill an otherwise healthy animal who was a rabies risk where quarantine and observation were not possible. Ask a family that gathered up their children to leave a burning home, but doing so didn’t leave them enough time to get their pets out, too. When competitors scratch from big events because their horse is injured or ill, we are pleased that they made the right choice, *and* sympathetic/sad that they were put in a position to have to make that choice and weren’t able to do something they’d worked so hard for. These cancellations are the same principle on a larger scale.

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                • #9

                  So many people train years to reach one event. For horsepeople, they know their timelines can be fickle, peaking at the right time, having the right horse on track. For many of us, a missed event, usually local, is often remedied with another later on. For international stars, the loss of their Olympic bid, their four star run, their WC final, is an event that may not come around again.

                  We can express sadness for their misfortune and still reflect and understand the grave nature of what we are now all feeling and facing

                  Empathy

                  I have empathy for the issues facing our international athletes. I have two on my team, one facing his challenging of making this years Para team ( if indeed they run) , the other missing her first time on the international stage wearing USA colors.

                  Both are training like there is a competition tomorrow, but I am sure, both have shed tears of disappointment and frustration.
                  _\\]
                  -- * > hoopoe
                  Procrastinate NOW
                  Introverted Since 1957

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                  • #10
                    Hello Coth Peeps, a quote from C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia) that seemed apropos of this conversation:

                    In light of our current struggle here is a perspective to consider (from 1948) as we deal with fear or anxiety or dread...


                    In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we to live in an atomic age?” I am tempted to reply: “Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.”

                    In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

                    This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.
                    Forward...go forward

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                    • #11
                      Good one ^^^
                      "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kt View Post

                        I don’t know exactly who you mean by “you people,” but I think we all “get it.” It’s a pandemic and the world is basically shutting down. I simply posted the EN link because Badminton had come up in the Kentucky thread and I thought the cancellation was noteworthy. Someone else noted that it was sad. There can be sadness about multiple things at the same time. Maybe extend some grace, especially during a time such as this.
                        I don't think a lot of people get it, honestly. Just read through the Kentucky thread to see all the jokes being made about short lines, "no plans to cancel my trip", etc.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                          You people don't seem to understand.

                          GREAT BRITAIN IS CLOSED.

                          NO;
                          Pubs.
                          Movies.
                          Theatres.
                          Going to work.
                          Going to school.
                          Traveling.
                          Gyms.
                          Sporting events.
                          Going out.


                          Get used to the idea !

                          SAD is losing your life, when you could have prevented it.
                          Oh good grief, the whole situation is sad - it's sad people are sick and dying, its' sad people are losing their jobs, it's sad what this damn virus is doing to the world. In short it makes me sad.FWIW some movies make me sad. Sorry if this bothers you.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Manahmanah View Post

                            I don't think a lot of people get it, honestly. Just read through the Kentucky thread to see all the jokes being made about short lines, "no plans to cancel my trip", etc.
                            Not denying that many people aren’t taking it seriously, but for what it’s worth, I think most of those sorts of comments on the Kentucky thread were from weeks ago, when so much of this seemed completely abstract. A month ago feels like it might as well be a lifetime ago.

                            ***
                            The hardest to learn was the least complicated.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gottagrey View Post

                              Oh good grief, the whole situation is sad - it's sad people are sick and dying, its' sad people are losing their jobs, it's sad what this damn virus is doing to the world. In short it makes me sad.FWIW some movies make me sad. Sorry if this bothers you.
                              Doesn't bother me, merely pointing out the failure to make mental adjustments. From non essential amusements to survival activities. From self to community care. etc.etc.
                              ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Equibrit View Post

                                Doesn't bother me, merely pointing out the failure to make mental adjustments. From non essential amusements to survival activities. From self to community care. etc.etc.
                                Don't disagree... taking a page from Israel around 1990 - Iraq war, when the country had a target on it.
                                Issac Stern vs. Saddam Hussein video worth watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ModXTjydx7k

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                                • #17
                                  Right now, two weeks ago was a lifetime ago. We lived differently then.

                                  Slicing people up for the way the express themselves does nothing but increase disunity at a time we should pull together. If there is no tolerance for others, what's the point?

                                  Humor is a great way humans cope with difficult circumstances. As far as I'm concerned, the best thing to come out of this whole mess so far are the memes that have made me laugh the hardest.

                                  It's ok to not be constantly shell-shocked and grim under the weight of the news. It's also not going to help.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                                    You people don't seem to understand.

                                    GREAT BRITAIN IS CLOSED.

                                    NO;
                                    Pubs.
                                    Movies.
                                    Theatres.
                                    Going to work.
                                    Going to school.
                                    Traveling.
                                    Gyms.
                                    Sporting events.
                                    Going out.


                                    Get used to the idea !

                                    SAD is losing your life, when you could have prevented it.
                                    Yep.

                                    I'm on furlough. No work. Can't go out unless it's essential (food, medical needs, to work or take care of a vulnerable person).

                                    I haven't left my property for over a fortnight. Can't get farrier or vet care (farrier is sick, vet is only coming out for emergencies). I'm so pleased I got a feed delivery last month.

                                    I have a horse at a friend's and can't get her back.. We're not allowed and can be fined for non essential trips.

                                    I'm lucky, because I have land and can go out. I have a friend who lives in a flat in York City centre and she hasn't been out for almost a fortnight. I'd have lost my mind right now.

                                    It's unbelievable and frightening. My parents are both vulnerable. I want them to move in with me but they want to stay at home. I'm scared for my kids.

                                    It's disappointing that events are being cancelled but they'll run again. Thousands of people have no job, no income and no way of telling when that's going to start again.
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