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  • A boring thread in which OP wonders why COTH doesn't mention parents. Happy now?

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...s-reed-kessler


    17 years old and she owns her own Olympic-calibre mounts.

    Really???
    Last edited by TheHorseProblem; Apr. 2, 2012, 06:26 PM.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.

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    Oh come on, is this really necessary? Let's not dignify this thread with any other responses.

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    • #3
      She seems nice enough but my guess is that she has rich rich rich parents who can afford the best of the best... trainers and horses alike. I do find it strange that she didn't mention her parents at all (or if she did I must have missed it) but I don't know how an orphan could make that much money or ride that much unless she was adopted by a really good trainer.

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      • #4
        Anothersomeone I agree whole heartedly.
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          #5
          Originally posted by anothersomeone View Post
          Oh come on, is this really necessary? Let's not dignify this thread with any other responses.
          Why the attitude? I told my friend about her topping the list of qualifying riders, which to me is noteworthy that A) she is so young, and B) she is not sponsored and owns her own horses.

          My friend, whose daughter rides also, replied sardonically, "Correction: her parents own the horses."

          So why doesn't she ever mention them? That seems really strange to me.

          Why is that unworthy of a response?
          2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

          A helmet saved my life.

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          • #6
            According to her website, she's sponsored by Butet, Ogilvy, and GPA. It's not unusual for Junior's names to be on ownership papers. In this interview, she states the her father "the self-made man" is one of her role models.
            "Je suis Pony Owner."

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              #7
              Originally posted by CaitlinandTheBay View Post
              According to her website, she's sponsored by Butet, Ogilvy, and GPA. It's not unusual for Junior's names to be on ownership papers. In this interview, she states the her father "the self-made man" is one of her role models.
              Thank you.
              2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

              A helmet saved my life.

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              • #8
                I will ignore your very rude and uniformed inference that Reed is somehow ungrateful to her family since you appear not to grasp the dynamic of a magazine interview. This is how it works: Molly Sorge requests an interview. Reed agrees, and invites Molly to our farm. Molly poses questions. Reed answers these questions. Molly asks follow-up questions. Reed expounds upon her answers. Reed thanks Molly for taking an interest in her. Molly thanks Reed for granting the time to The Chronicle. Molly goes home, reviews her notes, and composes the article. At no time does Reed write the article. At no time does Reed edit the article. The article appears, and you read it. That's how it works.

                If you do not like the content of the article, please contact Molly. She is a highly competent and professional journalist. I am sure she would be happy to receive your comments. Do not, however, cast aspersions upon someone who has just made a great achievement and is generous enough to invite the Chronicle's readers into her thoughts and her life. Thank you. Feel free to apologize.

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                • #9
                  Reed always thanks her parents and they are a very nice family who is extremely supportive of each others efforts. Just because praise for her parents isn't evident in one article don't attempt to judge her or her situation.

                  First, the article is written and edited by someone else and second maybe her relationship with her parents is so good that she doesn't have to "thank" them in an interview. They are a nice family and she has worked hard to take the opportunities she's been given and do something with it -- try being happy for them.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you CatlinandTheBay for clarifying.

                    TheHorseProblem - I think the point is the originator of this thread skimmed an article (as clarified by CatlinandTheBay) and started a thread which normally rum amuck rather quickly.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TeriKessler View Post
                      I will ignore your very rude and uniformed inference that Reed is somehow ungrateful to her family since you appear not to grasp the dynamic of a magazine interview. This is how it works: Molly Sorge requests an interview. Reed agrees, and invites Molly to our farm. Molly poses questions. Reed answers these questions. Molly asks follow-up questions. Reed expounds upon her answers. Reed thanks Molly for taking an interest in her. Molly thanks Reed for granting the time to The Chronicle. Molly goes home, reviews her notes, and composes the article. At no time does Reed write the article. At no time does Reed edit the article. The article appears, and you read it. That's how it works.

                      If you do not like the content of the article, please contact Molly. She is a highly competent and professional journalist. I am sure she would be happy to receive your comments. Do not, however, cast aspersions upon someone who has just made a great achievement and is generous enough to invite the Chronicle's readers into her thoughts and her life. Thank you. Feel free to apologize.
                      Well done, Reed is very lucky to have great parents and I personally commend you all for doing such a great job reaching this achievement and hope you all enjoy the whole ride. People should be ashamed of themselves for thinking they can judge any part of your situation based on snippets they gain from a magazine article. Well done Reed and please ignore these people as the rest of us really enjoy reading about your journey!

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                      • #12
                        Thank you. Honestly, this is the first nasty snark I've heard. Reed has enjoyed great support from so many people from olympic stars like McLain Ward to kids who only dream of riding a horse. She told me she felt humbled by it, and that it gave her great hope for the future of show jumping in america.

                        I hope people will support the olympic dream for all the long listed riders by watching the observation events and donating to the USET at any level. The 5 riders who make the team will want, need and deserve the public's support. Please leave any animosity and pettiness aside and support the US riders and your team in London.

                        Last word from me.

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                          #13
                          So sorry, Ms. Kessler. When I saw the list of riders, I did go back and read a few of the profiles of Reed that have appeared over the years in COTH without seeing any mention of her parents. Sorry for the implications of my original post. No one, no matter who they are, gets to the top of this sport without talent and grit. Congratulations on your daughter's achievements.
                          2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                          A helmet saved my life.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you.

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                            • #15
                              @ TerriKessler.

                              You are indeed a lady and I admire your restraint in your reply. I am a lurker from the dressage world and only have passing interest in the jumper world but Reed's accomplishments have caught my attention and you have every reason to be proud of her. She should be proud of herself as well. She is exhibiting poise well beyond her years and I will be rooting for her throughout the selection process and hopefully in London.

                              Please pass onto her the congratulations she most heartily deserves.
                              bad decisions make good stories

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                              • #16
                                Just my humble opinion but the article certainly made her appear to be a very appreciative , humble and hard working young lady.

                                Is hers not the American dream to obtain by hard work what was thought to be unobtainable?

                                Congratulations to her and the other listed members now and in future events.
                                "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"

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                                • #17
                                  Meh, when I was 15-17, I always listed the horses as mine. They WERE in my name, even though my mom bought them she just put them in my name...

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                                  • #18
                                    I think it's pretty awsome that so many of our young riders are achieving such success and beating the old pros both in the hunters and the jumpers... I wish I could have done it when I was a kid.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                                      http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...s-reed-kessler


                                      17 years old and she owns her own Olympic-calibre mounts.

                                      Really???
                                      And by the way, if you read the article she says "we" no less than 25 times. Clearly, she does not think nor give any indication that she is doing this alone. Congrats to her whole team and hope they have "fun" and the best of luck in the observation events and hopefully London.

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                                      • #20
                                        Oh, for pity's sake, there are any number of juniors who have horses in their name.
                                        Ever heard a show announcer mention a "junior owner to ride" class?
                                        "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                        ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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