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RE: ride managers
out the Endurance News, the rule book, the vet manual and the like how would the
"day managers" know what was pertinent or the rule or important in conduction
the management of a ride? Where would they get the information? If they were
just to be a figure head, and I see many of these, then the elimination of the
benefits of membership might be appealing. I f the ride is to be well managed
then either the real manager should relinquish the pleasure of riding and really
manage the ride or if riding is more important than managing, employ a caring,
competent, conscientious day manager. To often this is not
like having the Ride Manager also act as the Vet. Distinctly against the AERC
Rules but, in fact, very often circumvented.
a day manager is like running a business with ..., well I was going to make a
comparison but if you tried to run a business that way you would fail in the
first week. Thankfully rides do not last longer.
At 08:39 PM 18/02/2000 -0700, you wrote:
rational for the requirement of Ride Managers belonging to AERC was that
with non-managers there was no method of control. The non-manager could do
as they liked, rules be damned., and AERC had no control. The Ride Manager
who rode and had a "day manager" who was not a member could just slough off
any problems by saying "well he is not an AERC member so did not know". We
had to stop up that loop
but they could have a cheaper,'non-riding' membership, since they have no
points to track and don't need a years worth of Endurance News, etc. Ride
manager of record is still, at least morally, responsible--if there was a
non-riding rm category, all they would need from AERC is the rule book and
lower fee for Vets was to try to get the vets interested in endurance riding
and to become more familiar with the AERC requirements as well as the
necessary expertise for the care of endurance horses.
was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.
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