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  • #2
    good for her!!!!!!!!!!
    Author of COTH article "The Other Side of Aaron Vale"


    • #3
      the sentiment is wonderful but how will the "need" be determined and how will it be distributed.


      • #4
        I googled it and found out more info. Here is a link to a more in depth article. Its really more for Intercollegiate Riders and/or pony clubbers 4-hers, than overall riders in need.

        Here is the link
        \"A smart lady knows its ok to change her mind, a damn fool never does\"


        • #5
          It seems like maybe donating the clothes, selling/consigning them through normal channels, then donating the money might be a more effective way to "spread the wealth." How many poor little pony riders are really going to benefit from her old clothes?

          And I was on an IHSA team. They cost money, do you have to have enought to pay your way. Also, most of them already have clothing exchanges...
          Originally posted by tidy rabbit
          Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.


          • #6
            there was an article about this on equisearch.com a couple weeks ago. i used it for my econ project
            "Riding a horse is not a hobby to be picked up & laid down, it is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole & once it has done so, he will have to accept his life will be radically changed." - RWE


            • #7
              Ok I'm sorry but really, “I talked to a number of my good friends that had quit riding, and even those that are still in the sport, and I found out that they too had similar closets full of used clothing and equipment, with no outlet to get rid of them.”
              Your kidding me right! What world do these people live in, Not mine.. try donating your last years castoff $400.00 Grand Prix coats $200 TS's ect.. to the Equine Charities who can't even afford a bale of Hay.. they can sell these things and pay some bills. Sorry to be so cynical but get a clue! 9 times out of 10 the kids riding ISHA on the East coast have been showing the East coast circuit and already have clothes.. these kids actually try out for the teams, they have show experience, they are not poor collage kids. Many pony clubbers own their ponies or can afford lessons ect.. and actively show. I'm sorry but the ISHA is now on a par with the super elite horse show world . At MSU or U of M if you don't have TS and GP hunt coats you don't ride on the team and all Ms Bloomberg’s Charitable venture is doing is fostering an this elitist attitude, ( it's not about how good of a rider your are, it's all about what you can afford). Go down to the NEW HOLLAND auctions .. I think you might come up with a better way for your OLD clothes to serve the needs of the several horse charities. I know I know I sound like I'm bashing a generous kind altruistic Human being who I don't even know, You'd be right I am. This makes me almost as angry as the posts about what to do when you see a big name trainer abusing a horse ! Like theirs a question in there somewhere.


              • #8
                MIKES MCS: perhaps you could open your eyes a bit wider and look outside "your world." Just what is wrong with charity, giving and generosity? Try it sometime--it might make you feel good and change your attitude.
                Last edited by PL; Oct. 31, 2006, 08:40 PM. Reason: typo


                • #9
                  LMAO, did anyone read the sole comment?


                  • #10
                    LJD - hi - where are you in Chapel Hill?

                    me, I am only jealous she made the New Yorker!


                    • #11
                      I'm sure she had great intentions, but it gave me a good laugh. When I saw this post, I figured she set up a charity for injured riders, or something along those lines. Clothing for "needy" equestrians...
                      Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA


                      • #12
                        Indeed, no good deed goes unpunished. Not everyone who could use a hand is starving, or is trying to feed a herd of rescue horses. While this is the organization Georgina has chosen to start, I think it's probably pretty safe to assume that it's not the only one that she supports.

                        Mike- I was one of those IHSA kids "on the east coast" who had never done the rated shows and didn't have the requisite attire when I started as a freshman. I assure you, in both Zone 5 and Zone 1, seasoned A-circuit folks are by far outnumbered by their lesser- and no- circuit counterparts (as recently as 2000). I can only speak to those two zones, as those are the zones in which I rode as an undergraduate.

                        The intention to help is a noble one. Scoffing at or demeaning someone's aspiration to help idea by comparing it to other attempts perceived as more valid, more significant, or aimed at a group perceived as more "in need"- it's an argument I don't understand. No, she's not aiding the lepers in Calcutta, but she is trying to be helpful. As far as I'm concerned, good for her. For those of you who suggest that money would be more helpful: don't worry. The Bloombergs have never been stingy when it comes to monetary philanthropic support.

                        "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come" (Shakespeare).


                        • #13
                          Mike (and anyone else with the nerve to criticize Georgina's efforts),

                          How many charities had you started by the time you were 23 years old??
                          "Owning a barnyard animal is not as easy as it looks on the internet."-Rob and Big


                          • #14
                            Also, many times a good idea will snowball and get better and better. So while her original idea may be to donate clothes, it may grow into a charity benefitting all kinds of equestrian things. So let's give her incouragement, not criticism


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LJD View Post
                              LMAO, did anyone read the sole comment?
                              I think that's Aunt Esther from the dressage forum. She cracks me up.

                              2Dogs--I'm also from Chapel Hill (live near East), but now at school. What part are you from? Its halloween night on Franklin St.... crazy stuff.


                              • #16
                                I really NEED Georgie to buy me a pair of custom Vogels...my OTR Ariats aren't cutting it anymore.
                                Save a life...be an organ donor! Visit www.Transplantbuddies.org


                                • #17
                                  At least a few of you understand giving and charity work. It's not that easy and it actually is WORK.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by RodeoGirl View Post
                                    Mike (and anyone else with the nerve to criticize Georgina's efforts),

                                    How many charities had you started by the time you were 23 years old??
                                    How many of us are BILLIONAIRES? This is a make GB feel good project. Needy riders? Good grief if you cant afford to CLOTHE yourself perhaps you should consider selling your horse! I agree with Mike. Support a rescue or feed the starving horses (dogs cats CHILDREN etc) in this world. Save a LIFE. Clothe a rider? Get real.
                                    The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.


                                    • #19
                                      I thought this was a great idea. It is so costly to outfit yourself for showing with the IHSA teams. A lot of the teams require specific attire and not everyone can afford it. There are many girls that go to college on financial aid which is meant to cover their tuition and books and that's it. Something like this is great, even if it doesn't satisfy those critics that were hoping to see she was doing something more on the lines of "Horses in the 'Hood."

                                      "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me


                                      • #20
                                        Amazing, the girl can't do something without negative comment, what's wrong with you people?

                                        You'd think if she wasn't saving starving kids in Africa then everything else is superficial. Her father has made it exceedingly clear his children will not inheirit the multi-billion dollar fortune he's built up. I'm sure she could join one of his charity boards and push $300 event tickets to Red Cross events upon her Upper East Side friends. Then again if she did I doubt anyone would care.

                                        So she wants to make use of essentially unused - and never to be used again riding clothes - for others. And that is worthy of being mocked? Without knowing the exactly details of the program how is that that much different from the riding clothing and gear requested by Work to Ride, the inner city polo prgam formed out of Philly?

                                        Bloomberg used to donate half of her prize earnings to various charities but stopped once she started supporting herself, she sheepishly said.
                                        Washington Post 10-28-06