• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

USHJA discount for committee members

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • USHJA discount for committee members

    I'm not on a committee...but if you are, this is meant for you:

    As a thank you for your time and dedication to the USHJA, In Stride is offering special rates on congratulations and for sale ads to committee members. The rates are only valid for “personal” ads (for sale, congratulations, welcome type ads). Normal rates for a full page color ad is $2670 but your committee member rate is $500 for color or $400 for black and white. Half page rates are also available $300 for color or $250 for black and white.
    There is still time to get your ad in for the June issue.
    If you have any questions or would like to book an ad please reply to this email or you can reach me directly at 410-798-5277.


    Hunter Messineo
    Associate Publisher – USHJA In Stride

    PS – If you have a horse show or product that you would like to promote in In Stride please let me know you also receive discounted rates on those ads.
    Last edited by JustJump; May. 4, 2010, 08:29 AM.

  • #2
    A Benefit For Serving The Sport?

    Oh no ... say it isn't true? An actual "perk" for those of us volunteers who spend countless hours and hours trying to better the sport by serving on committees and task forces? Those of us who work tirelessly on special projects, participate in numerous conference calls, spend thousands of dollars of our own, personal money (and not being reimbursed) flying to meetings, retreats and conventions around the country, all in the name of trying to make the sport a better one for all involved.

    Isn't it horrible that you have to have been on a committee to qualify for this special rate? Why not every person that ever complained being able to qualify for the discount too? After all, if they hadn't whined about something, maybe the Chronicle Boards wouldn't be as exciting and interesting to read as they sometimes are. Kind of like a NASCAR race without any wrecks.

    Seriously though, is a "perk" for serving this industry really misdirected? For all of the time and money I have personally dedicated over the past decade to this industry (with the AHSA, USA Eq, USEF and USHJA), I appreciate being recognized and offered a discount for something. Thank you Hunter Messineo and thank you USHJA.

    Anyone else want a "perk"? Get involved and volunteer to help!

    Chris Collman
    Proud USHJA Volunteer


    • #3
      I volunteered, and never even got a no thank you...screw you...nothing....
      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


      • Original Poster

        "Misdirected" as in: I am not on a committee, yet it was sent to me.

        Did I say it was horrible? Did I say it was anything aside from interesting?

        Oversensitive much?


        • #5
          JustJump, it is your wording that made the impression. I thought the same thing as CCollman.


          • #6
            Originally posted by lauriep View Post
            JustJump, it is your wording that made the impression. I thought the same thing as CCollman.
            Me too. And after many years and hours as a volunteer for USEA, I would have responded the same way as CCollman.


            • Original Poster

              Funny how a few simple words get interpreted as complicated ones.

              I actually hadn't thought it, but perhaps, in light of the defensive attitude produced, a discussion as to whether such incentives are appropriate might be in order.

              Indeed, this is the first time I've seen an example of a USHJA fee being lowered.

              In the meantime, I've modified the title of this thread, and my offending introduction.


              • #8
                I saw the originally worded post, and frankly didn't see anything offensive about it.

                Having been a committee member also (with AHSA and then the interim Federation, before the current structure was in place) I have done my share of volunteer work. (Frankly with the same gratitude that mroades received.)

                I think it is fair to ask whether it's appropriate to offer committee *volunteers* this kind of perk. (Not saying it is or isn't, just that it is a valid topic for discussion.)

                Personally I kind of wonder if it isn't geared to motivate more professionals to join committees (again, not suggesting that is good or bad, just fodder for discussion.)

                One thing I think our governing bodies could use would be more volunteer support from outside the inner circle. Just my own opinion, from my prior experience on committees ... worth what you paid for it, LOL.
                We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.


                • #9
                  It sounds great to say they need more volunteers or more people willing to shoulder the load but I have not noticed the "inner circle" being especially open to the idea of "new blood."

                  If this is meant to be an incentive, why is it only being sent to committee members?

                  And why isn't there a volunteer/committee sign-up form anywhere on the website or in the magazine?

                  You have to run a gauntlet to be on a committee--they don't want "just anyone."


                  • #10
                    Well, it does seem inner circle, but not in a really clever or dastardly way. They want to sell advertising space. Who does that but people with training or sales businesses or similar?

                    A win-win among the existing, if narrow, audience.
                    The armchair saddler
                    Politically Pro-Cat