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I can't believe USEA!!!

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  • #41
    August 1-5 is usually pretty nice, if it isn't too humid May 15th is also good.

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    • #42
      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pol:
      August 1-5 is usually pretty nice, if it isn't too humid May 15th is also good. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

      Gotta still be careful about May, though...a couple of years ago it SNOWED the weekend before Memorial Day here in New Hampshire.

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      • #43
        Y'all really do a super job of selling the place. Of course, given that it's supposed to hit a high of 5 degrees here (that's Farenheit), with lows below zero and wind chill to mid 20's below (that's like, fifty degrees below freezing, otherwise known as durn cold), I suspect I'm feeling your pain. @#$% flyover country.

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        • #44
          G.S.-

          My thermometer said minus 15 this morning. I hate to think what it might be if the wind chill were factored in!
          This isn't funny......

          Flutie

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          • #45
            WELL beyond funny. Especially when I, sitting huddled around my kerosene heater hoping the 160 pound Newf will sit on my lap to keep me warm, had to make a B-Day call to my mother only to hear how the weather is -- IN FLORIDA!!!

            someone remind me why I didn't go with them??

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            If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

            "All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy
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            "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike

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            • #46
              TLE -

              Because your 160 pound Newfie would be too warm in FL - and what chances would he have to jump into freezing water to rescue people?(like he does from a helicopter on that tv ad!)

              Now, someone remind me why I agreed to take on a fourth horse (my instructor's) to board up here while she went down to frolic in the sunny south? At the time I thought I asked more than enough board, now I wish I'd asked double!

              Arcadien,

              suffering from a nasty flu, just to add insult to injury (picture A calling feebly from the bed, asking the dogs to feed themselves and the horses *just this once*!)

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              • #47
                SaddleFitterVA is right. The USEA office has been closed a lot lately due to the snowfall in VA. This is their busiest time of year. They already have enough to do and now they have fewer days to do it in because of the weather. I have called the USEA office a couple of times in the last week and only got an answering machine stating that they are closed due to the snowfall. Give them a friggin break! And your first show isn't until April or after? What's the rush? I'm in Alabama and have a show the first of March and haven't gotten all my stuff yet. Chill!

                Harmony Farm Sporthorses Album

                "No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle." - Sir Winston Churchill
                Harmony Farm Sporthorses Album

                \"No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.\" - Sir Winston Churchill

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                  #48
                  Sorry Harmony Farm but..i need my stuff now so i can do my sponsor stuff and get that ready before march comes and it's already almost Feb and it takes over a month to get my stuff from there. So i don't need to chill!!

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                  • #49
                    You catch more flies with honey - remember that.

                    You said you were missing your winter omnibus, your rule book and your armband. Why do your sponsors need those things? Just curious?

                    The winter Omnibus is on-line if you plan to enter the Kent School combined test, which, I think is the only Area I entry in the winter book.

                    The rule book is on line.

                    The medical card you can probably call and just ask for one, regardless of your membership status.

                    It is 5 degrees in NH today - not really riding weather. Go give your horse a treat and dream warm thoughts about next season.

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                    • #50
                      WHW -

                      Oh gee, am I upset. I had my $15,000 sponsorship check ready to send you to sponsor your first recognized eventing season, but I learned that you don't have your medical armband. Therefore, I'm sending my money elsewhere. Think I should sue USEA?

                      Get real!

                      Swizzle Stick

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                      • #51
                        Swizzle may be a bit harsh, but I have to totally agree with the sentiment. NO, you DO have to chill. Get a grip on reality and realize that you're not the center of the universe. I doubt your sponsors are going to care one iota that you don't have your medical armband yet.

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                        If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

                        "All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy
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                        "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

                        "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike

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                        • #52
                          Yes, you STILL need to chill out. It happens to everyone, including people who ride upper levels and have bigger sponsorships from big name companies (I am assuming yours are local considering you haven't competed higher than training level).

                          You are no more important than anyone else, and the USEA has great customer service if you just call them up and explain POLITELY what happened and ask them to send you your packet. It will most likely be at your house within a few days if you call them up.

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                          • #53
                            So let me get this straight; What I have learned so far from this thread is that you do Training level, you have never done a rated event and you have a "Sponser". How did you pull that off? Most Prelim. and Intermediate people don't have sponsers, let alone a Training level rider who has never done a rated event. I have a hard time believing this, that's all.

                            Harmony Farm Sporthorses Album

                            "No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle." - Sir Winston Churchill
                            Harmony Farm Sporthorses Album

                            \"No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.\" - Sir Winston Churchill

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                              #54
                              Harmony Farm- Reason for my sponsor ships to help me pay for some of the events and stuff. Cause i'm 18 and pay for everything for my horse and me by myself and it's hard to pay for the rated events. I'm not asking you to believe me or not cause h*ll i don't care....

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                                #55
                                another thing....i didn't ask u people get all up in my business, i asked a simple question about if any of you have had the same problem i did with not getting my stuff that's all. Seems like every time i post something u guys are rude and like to get all up in people's business's when it's none of ure consern. What is wrong with u people? If i'm upset about not getting my stuff, that's my problem not your's! So if ure not gonna answer the question please don't post anything.

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                                • #56
                                  I think the point Harmony is trying to make is that:

                                  (a) most competent upper-level (prelim riders and up) competitors have a hard time getting sponsership, even the successful ones

                                  and

                                  (b) much less a rider who has never competed in a rated event. And never competed about prelim. Not saying it's not possible, it's just weird.

                                  I think everyone on this forum is well aware of the benefits of sponsers. You can check your attitude at the door - there are LOTS of experienced riders and competitors on these boards who have loads more experience than you. It just sounds like an odd situation, forgive some people for looking askance at it. The fact that you're acting like you're the center of the universe & expecting everything to be done on YOUR time so you can do whatever YOU need to do - forget the fact that the weather has been miserable & the USEA has THOUSANDS of others to worry about in addition to you - yeah, it's going to make people a little cranky.



                                  'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

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                                  • #57
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~*WhoaHorsieWhoa*~:
                                    another thing....i didn't ask u people get all up in my business, i asked a simple question about if any of you have had the same problem i did with not getting my stuff that's all. Seems like every time i post something u guys are rude and like to get all up in people's business's when it's none of ure consern. What is wrong with u people? If i'm upset about not getting my stuff, that's my problem not your's! So if ure not gonna answer the question please don't post anything.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                    ummm...I'm going to break your "don't post anything rule", but you'll live!!! and remember, this is just my opinion and you don't have to like it if you don't want to. As a matter of fact, I know you're not going to like it, but oh well !!

                                    If you (notice the correct spelling of the word) didn't want people "up in your (notice the correct spelling again) business" then why did you post all the info?

                                    Also, when you decided that you were going to start bashing the USEA for being a little slow how did you expect us all to react?? Did you expect us all to join your side and be all like "yeah, we hate the USEA. Those stupid people can't do anything right, or on time for that matter!! Don't they know we have to send sponsorship packets out???" Well if you did, then you were WAY wrong, b/c we know that in order for everyone to be taken care of in the best way possible in the long run some things might not be perfect right this moment (and this goes for many more things in the world than just in the horse world). So get over it and chill out!!

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                                    [This message was edited by biggreymare on Jan. 31, 2004 at 10:13 PM.]
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                                    • #58
                                      So, you come on here, bitch and moan about an organization that you JUST joined to a group of people with more time/experience in teh sport than yourself and then yell at us for reacting to your attitude?

                                      Get a grip, sweetheart. I hope that your sponsers know where a bad attitude gets you in teh horse world. I'd guess that if they knew that a bad attitude will keep you at the bottom of the rung, they wouldn't be "sponsering" you.

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                                      • #59
                                        "I'd guess that if they knew that a bad attitude will keep you at the bottom of the rung, they wouldn't be "sponsering" you."

                                        Don't use me as a reference!

                                        Swizzle Stick

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                                        • #60
                                          whw - grow up. You came here and opened yourself up. Just happens that no one agrees wtih you. Wouldn't want to be "up in your business". Wouldn't want you in my barn. Sure wouldn't sponsor you.

                                          BTW - you are not unique in your cash flow situation.

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