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  • Amy Dragoo

    So some dirtbag stole all of Amy's cameras and equipment.

    The eventing community is rallying around to give her a hand.

    Eventing nation and Facebook have info about how to help.

    Amy is amazing - I am so sorry this happened to her!

    Just wanted to get it out there.
    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.
    Frederick Douglass

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    Very sad to hear! I don't know her, but it looks like many are willing to help out.

    On another note, why would you leave extremely expensive equipment in a car over night? I would be scared to do that, no matter where I live or what it is. Hopefully they can catch the culprits.

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    • #3
      Ecogold is donating to Amy 50% of proceeds this weekend. Check out their website ecogold.ca
      Ride on!

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      • #4
        Never ever leave valuables in your car - been there done that. Hard lesson learned for her. Insurance would easily cover this.
        Boss Mare Eventing Blog

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jealoushe View Post
          Never ever leave valuables in your car - been there done that. Hard lesson learned for her. Insurance would easily cover this.

          It will. Just takes time to pay and meanwhile, she doesn't earn a living. But she will be fine. Just hate to see it happen to a good person but she even says at least they are things that are replaceable.

          Cool about Ecogold's offer. Was all the incentive I needed to buy the saddle pad I wanted!
          ** 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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          • #6
            Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
            It will. Just takes time to pay and meanwhile, she doesn't earn a living. But she will be fine. Just hate to see it happen to a good person but she even says at least they are things that are replaceable.

            Cool about Ecogold's offer. Was all the incentive I needed to buy the saddle pad I wanted!
            Insurance will replace it. But these things take time and Rolex is coming. Never mind all the editorials for magazines like practical horseman and dressage today.

            Amy is one of the funniest people I've ever met. She deserves the help.
            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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            • #7
              I'm sorry for the theft. Just noting that cameras can be borrowed from others or rented commercially. My guess is that she didn't have ALL her lenses. Mr. IF who is a good amateur must have a 30 bodies and at least as many lenses at home. I have a boarder who is a pro and she will rent lenses for competitions. So I'm sure something can be worked out prior to Rolex.
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              • #8
                I just want to note, Amy is not shaking a can and asking for donations. She just made a funny post on Facebook and offered a special on Photos. Because she is a good and fun person....she has a lot of friends and they wanted to do things to support her. It's what friends do. And it's nice to see small businesses helping each other out. It is things like this that can really set a small business back as opposed to others.

                To me....if you feel like buying some goods and want a good excuse to put you over the edge...this is one for me. But if not...don't feel guilty either. And yeah....good lesson for us all about leaving things in our car.
                ** 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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                • #9
                  Thank you, BFNE. Was just going to point out that she's not starting a Go Fund Me page or asking for ANYTHING. She's a self-sufficient, awesome person who had something bad happen and is doing what she can, on her own (i.e. Putting her products on sale to raise some quick money) to get through this.
                  I evented just for the Halibut.

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                  • #10
                    I've never had insurance fully cover anything. From car to house to work equipment. So for those who blithely say "insurance will handle it", yeah they pretty much do, but it still ends up costing the insured time, hassle, and money.

                    And to those that stole the equipment, may the fleas of a thousand camels invade your crotch.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
                      I've never had insurance fully cover anything. From car to house to work equipment. So for those who blithely say "insurance will handle it", yeah they pretty much do, but it still ends up costing the insured time, hassle, and money.

                      And to those that stole the equipment, may the fleas of a thousand camels invade your crotch.
                      That's part of it, but even renting replacement gear is a huge expense above owning your own equipment - especially when you don't just need it for a day. Many places require credit guaurantees for the total value of the equipment. I think we all know photography is not generally a rich business.

                      Amy (deservedly) has a ton of friends who want to help. No need to help if you don't see fit and she isn't the one asking - her friends are - because sometimes you want to make good things happen for good people.
                      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                      • #12
                        Very sad--I hope she isn't down for long. She appears to have taken down the licensing requirement for those of you who haven't bought one. I was able to view some proofs I hadn't see yet (The good: my horse is adorable. The bad: my position sucks. But I will try to find a picture or two to buy).

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                        • #13
                          Oh man, that sucks.
                          ~Veronica
                          "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                          http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                            I plan to buy a couple of pictures that I was not sure I wanted.

                            I like Amy, and I just want to show her a little support.
                            I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.
                            Frederick Douglass

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                            • #15
                              i hope we all support small business women in need! i did - pictures came already!
                              Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
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                                I ordered some digital ones. This one of my baby horse and my trainer made me laugh!

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