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Did anyone else see this...Re:CMP???

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  • Did anyone else see this...Re:CMP???


    Says he is "retiring" in 2012. Is this old news??
    No Trouble
    2/2/05 - 7/29/13
    Rest In Peace my quirky brave boy, I will love you forever.

  • #2
    Wow. Don't know if it is old news or not. I nominate Denny to be his successor.


    • #3
      So when does DOC's contract with the Canadians expire?

      Seems to me as if the successor is already in the wings. DOC could retire as president of the USEF and take over the eventing team.

      Don't y'all reckon that's a foregone conclusion/result.
      "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
      Thread killer Extraordinaire


      • #4
        Is it 2012 yet?


        • #5

          I find it amazing that "The search committee’s initial responsibility will be to develop a job description ... "

          There has been no job description? That answers a lot of questions.
          "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." ~ Mark Twain


          • #6
            Looks like the Mayans were wrong-- the world is starting in 2012, not ending! The eventing world that is !


            • #7
              LOL...... it can't be soon enough. I want someone from America that has a vested interest in the American team...... who resides here and can spend time working with more people than just an elite few numbers. Maybe then we can develop our young rider program better.......

              ~ Jus Passed My Zipper aka Spanky, 11yo QH gelding.
              ~ Muskogee, 2yo Oldenburg Colt.


              • #8
                Originally posted by colliemom View Post

                I find it amazing that "The search committee’s initial responsibility will be to develop a job description ... "

                There has been no job description? That answers a lot of questions.
                Probably just SOP. HR always makes you update the job description when you start a search, even if you just updated it 6 months ago because someone decided titles should be changed from Vice President to Director.


                • #9
                  Wahoo. It is about time. But jeeze, 2012 is a long while from now. How old will Jimmy be by then?! (JCW, you know I love you)
                  Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                  • #10
                    I do NOT want somebody who is course designing, watching yon daughter compete for other countries etc., who gets locked on a myopic focus of a few selected favorites.

                    I want somebody who spends time developing riders and horses. I want somebody who goes beyond just coaching individuals at competitions and clinics. The US NEEDS a person who has a integrated vision of a development PROGRAM that LEADS to medals. They also need to be versed in fund raising and media interactions and will act as an ambassador for the sport in the US.

                    At this level it goes WAY beyond simply having competed at that level. Did Belicheck, Meyer, or almost any of the great coaches, etc. ever play at the top of their sports, no. However they are students of the total sport. Yes, you need a leader who has some experience (e.g. sure they should have been at the 3 star level minimum) but we also need a horseman who understands the idea of TEAM building using the myriad of resources available, including looking at youngsters (horses and riders) at the lower levels in anticipation of 10 years in the future.

                    Are Urban Meyer or Nick Sabin horsey guys?



                    • #11
                      If only eventing could find its Sócrates.

                      (I'd be surprised if there's any real change in the program. Entrenchment seems to be the order of the day.)


                      • #12
                        It would also be nice to have someone who actually appreciates horses and values good horsemanship, in the true sense of the word.

                        Say what you like about Jack LeGoff, but did anyone ever doubt his seriousness about the development and care of the horse? Can anyone even remotely say the same of Mr. Phillips?
                        Last edited by SevenDogs; Jan. 9, 2010, 12:52 AM.


                        • #13
                          That is very exciting and I second the vote for Denny!


                          • #14
                            Should we write letters in expressing our encouragement for the type of person we would like to see in this position?

                            Not so much of the CMP downing (and I am no more a fan that the rest), but positive qualities and traits, suggestions, strategies, etc?

                            Eventers and COTH in particular have some remarkable experience and ideas to contribute in a productive way. What do you all think?


                            • #15
                              Why would he retire in an olympic year? Would it be after?


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Eventer5 View Post
                                Why would he retire in an olympic year? Would it be after?
                                Definitely after. From the article:
                                "After 20 years, Capt. Mark Phillips has announced his retirement as Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor following the London Olympic Games to “give someone else the opportunity to put their stamp on the program.” " (emphasis mine)

                                Woooohoooooo! Also, as someone suggested, I think giving our input about what kind of person we would like to see as our new Captain is a GREAT idea!
                                T3DE 2010 Pact
                                Luck is the residue of design -Branch Rickey


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by CatchMeIfUCan View Post
                                  Looks like the Mayans were wrong-- the world is starting in 2012, not ending! The eventing world that is !
                                  Well one of the theories regarding the 2012 prophecy is that it's not the End Of The World, but The End Of The World As We Know It (great song by the way...). So more of a paradigm shift, apparently heralded by the rebirth of eventing. Maybe someone will figure out how the Star Trek universe worked financially and money will no longer exist either... One can only hope.
                                  Leap, and the net will appear


                                  • #18
                                    The next coach should be a FULL-TIME coach. Period.

                                    The salary for this position in high enough so that there is NO reason to expect or allow anything other than a coach who gives 100% of his/her time to the US team.

                                    This is what we should be pushing for as USEF members -- a full-time coach with no conflicts of interest and no competing interests.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by CatchMeIfUCan View Post
                                      Looks like the Mayans were wrong-- the world is starting in 2012, not ending! The eventing world that is !
                                      Taco Blog
                                      *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                                      • #20
                                        This is old news! DOC should stay with Canada since he's actually done some good for their team..
                                        there are several excellent coach choices that will be retireing from competitive life in 2012...PD would be my choice