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    " Junior superstars" article in COTH- is it just me or

    did anyone else find some of the content a bit pretentious for children of that age?
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    #2
    Someone pretty please post this. I'd love to hear about some 11-year-old with six ponies and a groom and a tutor.
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      #3
      Originally posted by InWhyCee Redux View Post
      Someone pretty please post this. I'd love to hear about some 11-year-old with six ponies and a groom and a tutor.
      Please do!

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        #4
        I can't seem to get a link to work. If you go to the top of this page, underneath where it says Chronicle of the Horse, there is a navigation bar. Go to magazine and underneath that click archives. The article in question is in the June 27 issue, page 44

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          #5
          Link doesn't work

          ?

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            #6
            What did you find pretentious? Just out of curiosity

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              #7
              Originally posted by PonyPuzzle View Post
              I can't seem to get a link to work. If you go to the top of this page, underneath where it says Chronicle of the Horse, there is a navigation bar. Go to magazine and underneath that click archives. The article in question is in the June 27 issue, page 44
              Grr I'm not subscribed! Does anyone have a photocopy/scanned version of this?

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                #8
                I can't but maybe someone could take and post a screen shot for those who aren't subscribed?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by PonyPuzzle View Post
                  I can't but maybe someone could take and post a screen shot for those who aren't subscribed?
                  Gee, that wouldn't be much of a slap in the face to the magazine that hosts this BB or anything.

                  < Denotes sarcasm.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MHM View Post
                    Gee, that wouldn't be much of a slap in the face to the magazine that hosts this BB or anything.

                    < Denotes sarcasm.
                    Thought the same thing.
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                      #11
                      How about a paraphrased summary, or some really juicy quotes (don't worry, you can give credit!) -- I think that would be fair enough.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by horsegal301 View Post
                        How about a paraphrased summary, or some really juicy quotes (don't worry, you can give credit!) -- I think that would be fair enough.
                        Agreed. They have to know those of us not paying for subscriptions aren't going to start just for an article. (I'd be more likely to pay for a premium board membership, though there's not a whole lot on this particular forum that seems to allow besides posting photos.)
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                          #13
                          Just curious

                          So do you just get upset reading about sucessful young riders, or do you dislike all sucessful young people? Are you enraged by top soccer players, actors, dancers and students? Is there an income limit for people's achievements to be considered legitimate by you? Like a cap for pro ball players? Please enlighten me, because I'm completely flumoxed by your disdain for kids who achieve any sucess. Oh wait, is it just OTHER people's kids' sucess that irritates you?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                            Agreed. They have to know those of us not paying for subscriptions aren't going to start just for an article.
                            Maybe you should, COTH has numerous articles of interest to horse people. And personally I enjoyed the article about the superstar juniors.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by InWhyCee Redux View Post
                              I'd love to hear about some 11-year-old with six ponies and a groom and a tutor.
                              Which is one of the reasons I bailed on COTH.
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                                #16
                                Yeah, its kind of tacky to call kids pretentious. I didn't see the article, but am aware of the level of "over the top"... but some of those kids work really hard in a sport that doesn't garner a lot of attention elsewhere. You know, my brother was a decent high school football player and they were treated like royalty by the local paper, school, townspeople. Meanwhile we had kids winning/placing top 10 at Medal and Maclay Finals that barely garnered a mention in the paper. Being in the Chronicle was a big deal for me.

                                So hey, if a kid works hard, rides well and wants to be celebrated and brag about having 6 ponies and groom, and winning lots of classes, so be it!

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                                  #17
                                  The "junior superstars" interviewed were Reed Kessler, Victoria Colvin and Taylor Ann Adams, none of which seemed to be particularly "pretentious". They are all incredibly talented riders and should be proud of their accomplishments, these girls have more on their resumes than any of the professionals I know.

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                                    #18
                                    No offense, but I think there's a huge difference between a top student and a top rider. One requires money and assets and a little bit of hard work doing something that one should enjoy. To me it seems like most of them [them being top junior riders] have terrible attitudes and think they are entitled to things (though it seems that way with the younger generation in general) just because mommy and daddy give it to them on command. Should they be given even more attention on top of what they already have in the industry? We should all know better by now that hometowns love to spew out things about football but would ignore everything else.

                                    Minimal effort on the best money can buy is a little different than working with the cards you've been dealt and overcoming everything thrown your way and still making it to the top. You don't need to have money or connections, just the will power and work ethic to take it to the top - and you get there by yourself and the work you put into it... without paying for it and without things that other people shower upon you -- unless you're paying for a tutor. Everything is for yourself. I would think that's different from paying for the best rider and going to the best shows and riding and handing off the pony to a groom to do everything else for it.

                                    Comparing riding to academics is comparing apples to avocados. I won't even get started on how different it is from being scouted for a sport and the effort and time that goes into shaping yourself into one of the best on hard work and natural born talent...

                                    But also, I have not read the article, but just a little blip of what I think... and maybe it's because I was one of those kids who worked all throughout middle school and high school to be one of those top students. I didn't go to Harvard for sure, but then again, it didn't have my area of interest as a major... But I would say that working throughout middle and high school and slaving away for another four years at college so that I could graduate with honors and winning both of my division/major awards and spending what little money I made taking care of drunk kids and managing other RAs on books and supplies for four years is different than someone bragging about something they've 'worked hard at' for a couple years and managed to get to the top based on someone else' networking and money alone.

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                                      #19
                                      Gee, that wouldn't be much of a slap in the face to the magazine that hosts this BB or anything.
                                      I'm sorry I suggested it.
                                      How is a screen shot different than a scanned in copy though? I have seen scanned in copies on this BB before. In any case, I didn't know the idea would frowned upon and I didn't mean to upset anyone.

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                                        #20
                                        For the record, two out of three of those kids would rarely be put in the same sentance as well heeled.
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