• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

My event camp.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My event camp.

    Last year I decided I needed some incentive to build a water jump, so I decided to offer an event camp (this scenerio is only partially tongue in cheek, I work best under pressure).

    It was an amazing success and loads of fun, in spite of the heat and rain. I didn't have even one crabby person that I wanted to avoid!

    I sent out flyers for my July, 2011 camp last Wednesday and as of today I am all but full!

    I can't help be be slightly in shock that it is already full... I'm very happy, mind you, but shocked.

    So, given that I filled in less than a week for this camp, do you guys think there is room to have Event Camp A & B in 2012? I'm pondering doing that and doing it one of two ways:

    A) Camp A would be as my camp is now, M-Th the second full week of July and Camp B would be the following week, M-Th or something similar

    or

    B) Camp A in July and Camp B in early August before school starts back up again?

    *OR*

    Am I just plain crazy for considering running two?

  • #2
    Full *already*? Wow! Congrats!

    I am doing another fabulous LAZ production, the IEA T3D, this year and I thought camp might be too soon afterward. But if camp had been later (early August) that would have worked better with my schedule.

    And yes, you are crazy, but that doesn't mean the rest of us don't appreciate it.
    SportHorseRiders.com
    Taco Blog
    *T3DE 2010 Pact*

    Comment


    • #3
      Not crazy at all. You put out a great product and have big demand.

      I say either A or B are great choices. I might consider climate (is August historically much hotter, etc.?), availability of clinicians, etc., but other than that -- go for it!

      Is it too late to add a second week this year? .... while the proverbial irons are hot?

      Comment


      • #4
        I would split them up -- you may get people who want to bring a different horse to the second one, and it will give you some time to recover.

        Alternately, if you're bringing in temporary stalls or something else where it makes more financial sense to run them back to back (and you can get through two weeks of visitors without wanting to pack them up and ship them home) then maybe that makes more sense for you.
        --
        Wendy
        ... and Patrick

        Comment


        • #5
          Yes--add a 2nd week this year (you already eluded to the fact that you are crazy . . . ) I didn't realize fliers were going out already and enrollments were being accepted. I was hoping to come (but it's full already). So you already have some takers for clinic B. Obviously, the idea (and your ability to pull it off) was / is a hit.

          Comment


          • #6
            Do the second week. There is a reasonable chance I would do one in August (especially if you get Becky) since I don't seem to have anything else on the schedule that month. How's that for incentive?
            Big Idea Eventing

            Comment


            • #7
              I just told art that I'm tempted to put my deposit in- even if my rotations don't fit, I can still dream-which boy, would I looovvveee that!

              2012? I will be there!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                Originally posted by wsmoak View Post
                I would split them up -- you may get people who want to bring a different horse to the second one, and it will give you some time to recover.

                Alternately, if you're bringing in temporary stalls or something else where it makes more financial sense to run them back to back (and you can get through two weeks of visitors without wanting to pack them up and ship them home) then maybe that makes more sense for you.
                All stalls are permanent, on grounds, and I've got my fabulous local farm boys reflooring all of them this winter as they're not level.

                I don't know if I can get clinicians in August...I'll have to see if I can and look at my schedule to see if that is completely insane or not, and if I could get clinicians. I had thought that maybe if I went for August I could do it the week of Penny Oaks HT's down at the HHP so people could go from camp to POHT, but I don't think I can make that happen timewise.

                Did anyone mention you guys are enablers of crazy behaviour?

                Comment


                • #9
                  More enabling here towards scheduling that 2nd week this year . . .

                  July IS better than August from the midwest event schedule standpoint. Penny Oaks, Hunters Run and Richland take up 3 weekends of August (and probably another I am not thinking of occupies the other).

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Full already! Wow! I am super glad that I sent in my entry right away I didn't attend last year as my horse wasn't ready yet, but I am really excited about this year - especially with the camp being the week before your schooling show. Doing it that way makes it a good option for green horses. I would venture to say that two camps next year would be a fabulous idea and a great way to keep investing in your facilities. I'll admit - the week before POHT would be ideal, and I just might attend both camps if they're spread out - but I know that would also be very difficult to schedule.
                    I have Higher Standards... do you?

                    "For the love of my horse, I know who I am."

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Originally posted by GutsNGlory View Post
                      Full already! Wow! I am super glad that I sent in my entry right away I didn't attend last year as my horse wasn't ready yet, but I am really excited about this year - especially with the camp being the week before your schooling show. Doing it that way makes it a good option for green horses. I would venture to say that two camps next year would be a fabulous idea and a great way to keep investing in your facilities. I'll admit - the week before POHT would be ideal, and I just might attend both camps if they're spread out - but I know that would also be very difficult to schedule.
                      The only issue with scheduling is not stepping on any of my cohorts toes. I try really hard to not be a steamroller and keep good relationships with my equine community. I'm kinda weird in that I really like to schedule shows & clinics....both on the calendar and in ride times.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        GAH! Full already! I hope the gal from our barn got her info in fast enough. Her mare is ready this year for it and in top condition. She needs your camp, I'll have to talk to her mom and see if she made it in. If not, always next year!
                        Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                        Originally Posted by alicen:
                        What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                          The only issue with scheduling is not stepping on any of my cohorts toes. I try really hard to not be a steamroller and keep good relationships with my equine community. I'm kinda weird in that I really like to schedule shows & clinics....both on the calendar and in ride times.
                          Of course! Completely understandable. And, I'm sure, much appreciated. Can't blame a girl for dreaming, though, right? Please do let us know what you decide.
                          I have Higher Standards... do you?

                          "For the love of my horse, I know who I am."

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Originally posted by leilatigress View Post
                            GAH! Full already! I hope the gal from our barn got her info in fast enough. Her mare is ready this year for it and in top condition. She needs your camp, I'll have to talk to her mom and see if she made it in. If not, always next year!
                            I tell you, it was like all the entries I've gotten have been from people who came last year, but this year they're bringing friends! Sometimes 3 or 4.

                            I am flattered and pleased, but I am feeling very badly that I can't take everyone that wants to come. But there are only so many hours in the day and I'd rather offer a quality product than not. Thus the thoughts about having two...I'm just not really sure that there is sufficient interest to really pay for two. The clinician fees for these things are impressive.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              What if the second camp was shorter? Might keep costs down, offer a different product (perhaps some people can't attend a longer camp), etc.

                              It might also help you measure demand for two full camps next year? ...e.g. people attend the shorter camp only because they got locked out of the original; or, they attend the shorter camp because they aren't able to devote the longer period of time.

                              If you added the second camp onto the first, you may also have some people that attend both? Perhaps, some of the clinicians can just stay on as well?

                              I can't help it... the business major in me sees an opportunity!

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Could you do it all tentatively at first? If it took you less than 2 weeks to fill the first, do you think you could get enough response for the second to know whether or not to pin it down without holding a clinicians schedule for two long?
                                Big Idea Eventing

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  If you can't fit them all in, send them my way our camp is the following week. Although I think we won't have any trouble filling.

                                  Jackie

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    OK, I'm working on a 2nd camp for this year....August 1-4th so people could go from camp down to the the Penny Oaks HT if they wanted to.

                                    I may need oxygen after all this. Or my head examined...

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                                      OK, I'm working on a 2nd camp for this year....August 1-4th so people could go from camp down to the the Penny Oaks HT if they wanted to.

                                      I may need oxygen after all this. Or my head examined...
                                      Don't all horse people need their heads examined? So glad to hear about the possibility of a second camp this year!
                                      I have Higher Standards... do you?

                                      "For the love of my horse, I know who I am."

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                                        OK, I'm working on a 2nd camp for this year....August 1-4th so people could go from camp down to the the Penny Oaks HT if they wanted to.
                                        Atta girl!!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X