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Petition to remove NAYRC 1* age restriction...help needed!

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  • Petition to remove NAYRC 1* age restriction...help needed!

    Petition is up and ready for signatures!!!!!

    http://www.petitiononline.com/NAJYRC/petition.html

    I have a petition that I'd like to post on the web that requests the FEI to remove the maximum age limit for the CCI* competitiors at the North American Young Riders competition but I have no idea how to do that! I am told that it can be set up where we can get electronic signatures on the petition thru the internet. Can anyone give me some guidance on how to set this up? I plan on presenting the petition at the USEA annual meeting on 12/4! Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by BEEBER; Nov. 22, 2009, 11:50 AM. Reason: Providing link to Petition!

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    I don't know how to do the petition online, but I will sign the petition. I think it is very unfair to expect that young riders will have horses that are going well enough to do a one star by the age of 18. There are kids that have and will that are between 14-18, but it is getting more difficult to qualify for the NAYRC for most kids. Also, what about those young riders that have a nice prelim horse but won't(or can't) do the 2*? I believe that everyone should have a chance to get to go to NAYRC, it is a lot of fun and a great experience (and quite an eye opener) Thanks for getting this going, it is a great(and smart) idea...
    Last edited by three_dayer; Nov. 21, 2009, 01:45 AM. Reason: add more
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    • #3
      I don't know how to do the petition either, but I am very much in favor of having the maximum age be 21 for the one star. In this environment of increased emphasis on safety, I believe that not only does the age restriction keep many from ever experiencing Young Riders but also sends an inappropriate message.

      I think you will find a HUGE amount of support for this so good luck with the petition.

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      • #4
        http://www.petitiononline.com/

        Click "Start your free online petition today!" and it's pretty easy.

        good luck!
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        • #5
          My only suggestion is to make sure you give petition respondents the option to list their USEA, USEF, and/or FEI membership numbers on the form. The petition will carry more weight if the members who support it are also partially footing the associations' bills.
          Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

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            #6
            Originally posted by jn4jenny View Post
            My only suggestion is to make sure you give petition respondents the option to list their USEA, USEF, and/or FEI membership numbers on the form. The petition will carry more weight if the members who support it are also partially footing the associations' bills.
            Yes, you are right! I have a place for that on the Petition. Will work on getting the Petition up today or tomorrow. Please check back to sign it!

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            • #7
              i think you'll have massive support for this. there are many YR's who work very very hard but due to financial constraints, lack of time, college, etc, they may never make it to the cci* before they turn 18. a large majority (not all but a lot) of the kids who do run the * are kids on made horses who also have multiple horses. for those that want to get to young riders, they may never have a chance! this is an excellent opportunity to let some new talent emerge in the sport, i support this 110% and will gladly sign a petition, as i'm someone who could benefit from this greatly. i never had a horse to run in the * for various reasons including soundness, and lack of money. i am 19, and am finally qualified for the *, but due to stupid rules, i can't participate

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              • #8
                thinking ahead...that age limit was established due to "reasons"...how those reasons came to be accepted may have "vested interests" that will work against this petition - JMHO

                Good luck!
                ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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                • #9
                  For a number of years, the USEF Eventing Committee sent to the FEI (through John Long/David O'Connor) a request to change the CCI* age to 21 and the CCI*** to 25. Unfortunately, I believe that we are the only country and discipline with this concern (keep in mind that NAJYRC includes the jumping, dressage and now reining). Given that lack of support, it was always turned down. I think we finally gave up submitting the request.
                  There is great support among the members in the US, so a show of that support might be useful, but I wouldn't hold my breath on a change by the FEI.
                  Tom Angle
                  Last edited by TLA; Nov. 21, 2009, 02:07 PM. Reason: spelling

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TLA View Post
                    For a number of years, the USEF Eventing Committee sent to the FEI (through John Long/David O'Connor) a request to change the CCI* age to 21 and the CCI*** to 25. Unfortunately, I believe that we are the only country and discipline with this concern (keep in mind that NAJYRC includes the jumping, dressage and now reining). Given that lack of support, it was always turned down. I think we finally gave up submitting the request.
                    There is great support among the members in the US, so a show of that support might be useful, but I wouldn't hold my breath on a change by the FEI.
                    Tom Angle
                    thanks, Tom - I was hoping someone else would add on to my thoughts as I couldn't be specific as you have here. The "staus quo" mindset is so terribly difficult to change...
                    ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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                      #11
                      NAJYRC Petition is up and needs your signatures!!!

                      Here's the Petition!!

                      http://www.petitiononline.com/NAJYRC/petition.html


                      Please read the Petition and sign if you agree. I will make the first presentation of the petition at the USEA Annual Meeting on 12/4/09.

                      Thanks for all your support of our Young Riders!

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                      • #12
                        I signed it I think it would get better circulation if a group was created on facebook for it....

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jubilee.eventing View Post
                          I signed it I think it would get better circulation if a group was created on facebook for it....
                          Thanks! I signed up for a Facebook but I have no idea on what to do with it!!! Can someone out there spread the word about the petition on Facebook, Twitter.....etc?

                          Thank you all again for your support.

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                          • #14
                            Please post a link to the Facebook page you've set up. When we become fans of your page, it will be advertised to our FB friends and word will spread itself

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by FoxChaser View Post
                              Please post a link to the Facebook page you've set up. When we become fans of your page, it will be advertised to our FB friends and word will spread itself
                              Okay, I think!

                              http://www.facebook.com/home.php?fil...7934469&ref=nf

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                              • #16
                                Awesome! I've signed, and posted the facebook page on my facebook! Everyone who's got a facebook can hit the share icon and it will post on our pages to all our friends as well! Maybe try putting an image up for the "profile picture" so it may look prettier?

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                                • #17
                                  Bummer, I apparently can't sign because I am not currently a USEA/USEF member. I would really support this, as I would have loved the opportunity but I wasn't nearly going Prelim by 21, let alone 18. Good luck with the petition.
                                  Leap, and the net will appear

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                                  • #18
                                    This is great, thank you for bringing it all the way to the convention! I signed! I would love to go to NAYRC...

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                                      Originally posted by TLA View Post
                                      For a number of years, the USEF Eventing Committee sent to the FEI (through John Long/David O'Connor) a request to change the CCI* age to 21 and the CCI*** to 25. Unfortunately, I believe that we are the only country and discipline with this concern (keep in mind that NAJYRC includes the jumping, dressage and now reining). Given that lack of support, it was always turned down. I think we finally gave up submitting the request.
                                      There is great support among the members in the US, so a show of that support might be useful, but I wouldn't hold my breath on a change by the FEI.
                                      Tom Angle
                                      Not only did the USEF Committee submit requests, but we also collected signatures on petitions and sent them as well.

                                      From the FEI's point of view, restructuring the age groups for the NAJYRC would reach far beyond the confines of the Championships themselves. In essence, the FEI would have to redefine all of its age related classifications (junior, senior, young rider, adult, etc). If this were to happen, it would effect every FEI member country and any FEI competition that offers age classified divisions.

                                      Since, as Tom said, the US is pretty much the only country with concerns about the current age classifications, I believe it is highly unlikely that this latest petition will motivate the FEI into action. If however, it was possible to get other countries involved, then I think the FEI could be motivated. Gathering a bunch of signatures is great and I applaud the effort, but expanding your base of support would be a great deal more effective.
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                                      If the Number 2 pencil is so popular, why is it still number 2?

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                                      • #20
                                        A couple of years ago, recognizing that the age limit was not likely to change, the USEA created the "Junior-Young Rider National CCI1* Team Championship" as an alternative for Young Riders. The Eastern championship has been held in October at the Kentucky Horse Park. IMHO, it has not been well supported by the YR community.

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