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  • CHP - Letters will be written - video added pg. 6

    Beautiful facility but....poor organization, terrible footing even before cross country, big holes in the main tracks, sub par course, horrendous officiating, cheap prizes....really too bad as it was a great event last year. Letters of complaint will be written. They should have spent more time being organized and less on making sure the parking was policed, that was the least of their problems :-(

  • #2
    Which CHP?

    Reed

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    • #3
      Surely you don't mean Carolina Horse Park? The footing there has always been super.

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      • #4
        And the Colorado Horse Park I thought it actually held up pretty good under almost 2" of rain.

        Reed

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        • #5
          If we're talking about the Carolina Horse Park, I've never found the organization terribly well done in the warm up rings, but everywhere else seemed pretty good.

          I too am interested in which CHP the OP is talking about.

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          • #6
            I am guessing Colorado Horse Park as the poster seems to be a west coast based rider and there hasnt been an event at Carolina Horse Park in about 2 weeks.....Colorado HP ran an event this weekend.
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            • #7
              OP, sounds like your trainer had a bad weekend in the one-star, falling off one horse and getting a 45 penalty on the other -- what do you get 45 points for?
              I imagine the folks at the horse park would be open to any constructive criticism, just make sure it sounds that way and not like sour grapes because your crew had a bad weekend (if that's the case, maybe just one person had a not-so-great time)!
              I had a friend who ran who thought it was just fabulous. Then again, she finished second in her division, so she didn't have much to complain about!
              I evented just for the Halibut.

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              • #8
                'Cheap prizes'?

                If you don't like the prizes on offer -- which are almost always listed in the omnibus info -- don't enter.

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                • #9
                  Wow- all I can say is props to CHP for keeping an event going this weekend! The weather was horrendous.

                  DH was helping with a kayaking event that nearly got canceled due to the flooding and all of the associated biking and running events were canceled. The only events that didn't get canceled were the kayaking and the doggie cannonball contests.

                  I am amazed they could run the event! (And that I'm so out of the loop with a new baby that I didn't even know it was this weekend.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NeverTime View Post
                    -- what do you get 45 points for?
                    You know, I actually sat here a minute and thought about that since it does seem like an odd number. The only thing that came to mind - isn't it possible to get a DR penalty of 25 points assessed, so perhaps that plus a stop?

                    ... I have no idea who the OP, or the OP's trainer, is, but I'm always curious about the ways in which we can acquire various penalties. Plus I like making numbers add up. Just the dork in me, I suppose .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lizajane09 View Post
                      You know, I actually sat here a minute and thought about that since it does seem like an odd number. The only thing that came to mind - isn't it possible to get a DR penalty of 25 points assessed, so perhaps that plus a stop?

                      ... I have no idea who the OP, or the OP's trainer, is, but I'm always curious about the ways in which we can acquire various penalties. Plus I like making numbers add up. Just the dork in me, I suppose .
                      From what I see in the rule book the only way to get a x-country penalty score ending in a 5 is to have a DR. So it could be a refusal and a DR, or willful delay and a DR.. something.
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                      • #12
                        'horrendous officiating' - what caused that? Bad dressage marks?

                        I was there in the T division - I thought they did a TREMENDOUS job in light of the weather. I don't know of any other venue in our area that could have run in those conditions! That was a ton of water in a very short time. Warm-up got a bit sketchy - but I don't think that should have come as a surprise to anyone - we had *inches* of rain and there were 150+ competitors.....

                        But definitely an interesting weekend.

                        Nevertime - on the crazy side - not sure if we are referring to the same trainer or not, but a 'BNT' fell off at an unmarked water on the * star course apparently because a spectator was there and 'caused' her to fall (multiple horses/riders had issues with this non-flagged water). But the 'BNT's followers' were actually complaining LOUDLY for everyone in the stabling to hear, that it shouldn't count as a fall. Bizarre.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NeverTime View Post
                          OP, sounds like your trainer had a bad weekend in the one-star, falling off one horse and getting a 45 penalty on the other -- what do you get 45 points for?
                          I imagine the folks at the horse park would be open to any constructive criticism, just make sure it sounds that way and not like sour grapes because your crew had a bad weekend (if that's the case, maybe just one person had a not-so-great time)!
                          I had a friend who ran who thought it was just fabulous. Then again, she finished second in her division, so she didn't have much to complain about!
                          BINGO!!!!

                          The only way I know that someone can get XC jump penalties (not time penalties) ending in a "5" is if Dangerous riding is assessed (25 penalties).

                          I am guessing this is the same rider who loudly complained to anyone who would listen at a previous event (and I believe filed a protest of some sort), that a refusal was caused by a foam log "squeaking" when her horse hit it SEVERAL strides before the fence it refused. ....it was RIDICULOUS and spoke volumes.

                          Hello sportmanship?
                          Last edited by SevenDogs; Jun. 14, 2010, 01:44 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Doggie Cannonball?

                            Oh! Do tell. What is a doggie cannonball contest? Sounds like fun! ;-)
                            God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

                            Voltaire.

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                            • #15
                              Results look as though they had a successful event despite the weather. Not an inordinate number of errors on XC, not even that many time penalties. Stadium looks like the wet may have had a role, but maybe it was just a clever course designer

                              The OPs post sounds like sour grapes to me...

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                              • #16
                                Is this the type of person I'm going to look forward to???
                                REED! Help me! I don't wanna go if this person events!
                                Even duct tape can't fix stupid

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                                • #17
                                  I was gobsmacked that somebody goes eventing for the prizes.
                                  The best one I ever got was a bucket, awarded for the neatest entry.
                                  Last edited by Equibrit; Jun. 14, 2010, 08:55 AM.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Maryalden View Post
                                    Oh! Do tell. What is a doggie cannonball contest? Sounds like fun! ;-)
                                    Maryalden...this is what I believe they were referring to:
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QS7gd6enjE
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by RoeVee View Post

                                      Nevertime - on the crazy side - not sure if we are referring to the same trainer or not, but a 'BNT' fell off at an unmarked water on the * star course apparently because a spectator was there and 'caused' her to fall (multiple horses/riders had issues with this non-flagged water). But the 'BNT's followers' were actually complaining LOUDLY for everyone in the stabling to hear, that it shouldn't count as a fall. Bizarre.
                                      Confusing! Did the "BNT" get an RF (or an E) for falling at an unmarked water? That shouldn't have caused any penalty other than probably time and injured pride. Not familiar with the venue, the course or the situation but it all sounds pretty strange.

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                                      • #20
                                        Prizes in Eventing

                                        BEST prize I ever won was at an unrecognized HT at Fair Hill...years ago...John Nunn of Bit of Britian donated items. I won a yellow plastic sweat scraper and sponge and shampoo. And because it was a prize I won on a horse with "left leads are optional" problems, given to me as a project when everyone else gave up...well, it was a fun way to remember a great personal accomplishment. That yellow sweat scraper went to a lot more comptetitions in the years to follow. All good efforts.

                                        Back in the day, I groomed at Essex, Radnor, Chesterland, you name it. Saw lots and lots of prizes come and go. But man, that yellow sweat scraper for an unrecognized novice horse trial was the BEST.

                                        It is not the prize, but what it represents.

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