• 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.



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

Announcing at Rolex? Nigel?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #41
    Yes, Brian, thanks for your input. Great show, but it's like where I work, no matter how good a job I do, somehow they always want more! 8-)


    • #42
      There were definitely sound problems at some of the big complexes on cross country, as well. We were at the head of the lake at the very end and could not hear what was going on at all. Once we saw the fence judges leaving, we figured the last horse wasn't coming through. Also, at the sunken road - we could see the TV feed on the jumbo tron but could not hear a thing. I understand it can't be an easy job, and I appreciate Brian coming on here to explain some of the issues. However, I don't ever remember having these sound problems in the past and I have been attending every year since 1997.


      • #43
        Originally posted by pcwertb View Post
        Brian you are a terrific announcer and I for one hope you get your chance to announce at Rolex

        Me too. I love the events that you announce. And WAY back when....you were the only announcer in his entire eventing career who pronounce my horse's name correctly
        ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


        • #44
          Originally posted by Bensmom View Post
          Another vote for Flightcheck and Brian to do next year.

          Should we begin an email campaign, or do we think it will matter?
          Princess stalking?
          Life doesn't have perfect footing.

          Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
          We Are Flying Solo


          • #45
            Originally posted by riderboy View Post
            I've heard horses names mispronounced at shows, but this is Rolex and Sal Dali is not exactly Loughnatousa claddagh.
            FWIW, I can pronounce Loughnatousa's correctly... been doing it for a long time since they started in this area. LOL Can I throw my hat into the ring as part of the announcing crew?

            But, also FWIW, I have been known to announce how many rails they have in hand going into their ride to maintain their placing (back when events ran in the "proper" order)... basically announcing the math before and after. How is that bad? Or was it the specific timing of what Michael did?
            "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


            • #46

              It was the timing. He would say it when the horse was a couple of strides from the first fence.


              I do not know your style of announcing, but from all of the folks who do know you, it sounds like you would fit the bill much better than Giles or Mike.


              I would love to hear you announcing! You are the best.


              What is "Princess stalking"
              When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


              • #47
                I apologize for my misunderstanding of the hiring of Mike and take full responsibility for my error!
                One thing you can give and still keep is your word.


                • #48
                  I really missed Nigel this year. I was sitting in the grandstand for the stadium and it was awful. The feed back during the rides and the vocal so loud it was annoying. When Brian was trying to talk about the course and they had the commercial music over shadowing him.
                  The XC was not the same. I think the new guys were trying to be like Nigel, yes it was annoying when he talked about how much a rail was worth but he did not go on and on.
                  I wonder if the powers that be care about how the spectators thought. It would be interesting if they put out a survey what the out come would be...
                  Last edited by ivy62; May. 1, 2013, 02:08 PM.
                  Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                  Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                  "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"


                  • #49
                    I was definitely disappointed in the announcing and sound system this year as compared to last year, and felt that it detracted from the overall experience.

                    On cross country, there were a lot of dead spots and distortion/echoing, which didn't end up mattering that much because what I could hear of the comments weren't very helpful at all. A number of riders we were waiting to see simply disappeared, and others who retired or had a fall were mentioned so briefly as to raise more questions than were answered (for example, saying "there has been a fall" is pretty obnoxious if you aren't going to come back in a few minutes with an update that both horse and rider survived).

                    I ended up trying not to listen during stadium for similar reasons. Every idiot knows that a rail is "costly". How about providing the more usual sort of comparison of points and rankings, instead?