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RE: Biltmore Blues
believe that one very important factor must be determined prior to any
condemnation. The following must first be answered:
was the initial sponsor. AERC? FEI? IAHA?
was the secondary sponsor
was the tertiary sponsor.
Discussion; if the AERC was the point of origin for
this ride, the initial sanctioning body sponsoring the event, then AERC rules
are the initial and final rules for all entered. The FEI rules are secondary and
only apply to the FEI cross entrants and only while participating for FEI
standing. A rider could be eliminated from FEI competition and still be a valid
AERC participant. Then you have the further confounding circumstances of also
making this ride an IAHA event. We are fortunate that the IAHA accepts AERC
Rules and Regulations.
the membership of the AERC MUST make our Board of Directors aware of how we want
these dual, and at times triple, sanctioned events to be run. Do we as the
membership care to have our rides run initially under the AERC Rules and
Regulations with the FEI secondary or do we as the membership care less and
would be willing to have the FEI Rules and Regulations
one do not care to see the FEI rules prevail. All AERC Rides must be run under
the AERC Rules and Regulations and any modification of these rules and
regulations for the benefit of the FEI Contestant must be strictly that, only
applying to those riding FEI and subservient to the AERC
all had best let your Directors, including those at large, know what you want or
you will be getting just what you don't want.
In a message dated 5/7/01 12:56:32
PM Pacific Daylight Time,
What did you LIKE about it?(the FEI involvement?)
Nothing - as far as I can tell, without
copying the WHOLE well-written
missive, I can't see any redeeming value in
all this folderol. Sheesh! Too
many of us are involved in endurance
because we were sick to death of the
you-know-what from the show ring.
FEI, with all of its trappings, is too too
closely related to the show
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