• 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

Scratching from an Event after the closing date?

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

  • #21
    Originally posted by deltawave View Post
    If you buy a ticket to a football game and can't go, you still own the ticket. If someone wants to buy it from you, you're good. If nobody wants it . . . you still own the ticket you purchased. It's not the football team's problem.
    I agree, but I think in this case the question is whether it's ok to try to sell it on your own, or if you need to return to the box office and see if they can sell it, and if they refund you later.

    If there is a waitlist (you can confirm with the secretary) you need to go through the latter process, and you should get some money back. If not, and you have someone who wants it, they might be willing to let you transfer the entry with a change fee. I have done this several times with secretary blessing and it worked out well, as I was able to at least recoup some part of the fee (when there was no waitlist I had to sell for a bit less, since if the new person had wanted to go that badly they probably would have just signed up in the first place . . . )

    Comment


    • #22
      If they fill your slot or your stall, you are due a refund (minus office fee, per EV106).
      8. WITHDRAWALS. Notification of withdrawal must be given directly to the
      Event Secretary. If the horse is withdrawn prior to 9:00 p.m. on the closing date
      for entries, the entry and stabling fees will be refunded, less an office fee, if
      applicable, not to exceed $25.00. If the horse is withdrawn after the closing
      date and time, the entry and stabling fees may be refunded at the option of the
      Organizing Committee. If the horse is withdrawn after the closing date, and if
      the Organizer has replaced the withdrawn horse with one from the waiting list,
      the entry fee less an office charge will be refunded. If stabling for the withdrawn
      horse is occupied by another horse, the stabling fee will be refunded. The refund
      policy must be clearly stated in the prize list for the competition.
      9. SUBSTITUTIONS. Substitution of an eligible horse is allowed after the closing
      date for entries provided a complete entry form for the substituted horse is given
      to the Event Secretary before the horse’s first Test. An eligible rider may be
      substituted after the closing date for reasons of illness, injury or the sale of the
      horse. The Event Secretary must be notified of the change before his first Test.
      I recently scratched from Pine Top morning before the event and got a check for $41, $21 for 3 bags of shavings and $20 for my USEA fees (which in theory, you are supposed to get back if you don't start as the event pays the starter fee to the USEA only after horses start and it is a pass through).
      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

      Comment


      • #23
        ^ I've always wondered, what does "your slot" mean?

        Does an event have to be oversubscribed for you to have a slot? (In other words, if you scratch and an undersubscribed event takes some late entries afterward, are they filling your slot, or just entering late?)

        If 10 people scratch and 2 of those slots are filled, do 2 people get a refund? Or do 10 get 1/5th of a refund?

        Comment


        • #24
          Just to put my $.02 in fwiw, the secretary has no say in whether you get a refund or not. They work for the organizer of the competition. I have always forwarded any scratches to the organzier's and they have tried to work with everyone. I too take any kind of change, whether it be horse/rider as long as I either have an empty spot to move them or they stay in the same place.
          Nancy

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #25
            Thanks everyone.
            I wasn't expecting to get money back (I know how this works), that was just wishful thinking on my part out loud.

            But, looks like we are not scratching yet.

            Horse showed slight lameness fri AM. I had to teach a lesson, so I didn't get to the barn until 12:30/1. Get horse, horse is really lame.
            Palpate tendons because there was obvious swelling and pain. Ice, call vet.
            Vet says his ultrasound isn't high tech enough to look at legs, have him come out anyways.
            He palpates leg, felt what I felt, aka not good, suspect suspensory, couldn't get an appointment at a clinic so the icing, wrapping and sweating began.
            Saturday he couldn't put his foot flat on the ground, still has a lot of swelling in the same area's and more heat. Do what I could,
            Sunday horse can walk and doesn't act in any pain.
            Today he can move around even better, tiny bit of heat, slight puffiness.
            Got to vet number 2's clinic to ultrasound, tendons and suspensory look great, some fluid build up, knee and ankle looks good.
            So, Vet 2 gets hoof testers out, gets a reaction for his heel, in which an abcess blowout in cornet band is discovered.

            So now that we know whats wrong, I'm waiting to scratch because he may be fine to go.
            -Chelsie
            "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"

            Comment


            • #26
              Congratulations on your abcess! (non-horse people never get that). I hope you get to go.

              Sometimes I think they're just trying to give us grey hair

              Comment


              • #27
                Originally posted by Beam Me Up View Post
                ^ I've always wondered, what does "your slot" mean?
                If 10 people scratch and 2 of those slots are filled, do 2 people get a refund? Or do 10 get 1/5th of a refund?
                AFAIK 2 people (the first two to have scratched) get a refund.
                Janet

                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #28
                  Originally posted by teddygirl View Post
                  Congratulations on your abcess! (non-horse people never get that). I hope you get to go.

                  Sometimes I think they're just trying to give us grey hair
                  Thanks!!! I agree. This horse, is amazing, but really good at trying to give me gray hairs.

                  I cannot put into words how relieved I am. I didn't want to get my hopes up that it might not be as terrible as we suspected at first. His suspensory must have been sensitive from fluid build up.

                  Hopefully, this will clear up and he will be ready to go! Luckily, I entered a level below what I wanted to bc this will be his fist time out this year and I wanted it to be easy, so if I don't get to school as much as I would like, its not the end of the world and we can still hack.
                  -Chelsie
                  "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X