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RE: Re: FEI
the FEI principally concerned as a judicial or regulatory entity rather than
being concerned with actual performance. I have never seen any evidence of
record keeping, rider or horse history or the like. Only thing they do is pose
the question "have you conformed to our rules and
this is indeed true then they should restrain themselves to using their
influence only in the case of international competition. They should keep
themselves out of national competition and rear their ugly head only
at factual international events. The FEI should have ABSOLUTELY NO
influence on how a member of a national team is chosen or the type of event at
which the choice is made.
Sticking my oar in again as one involved in the
evolution of a new sport in Egypt, one of the attractive things about
AERC...and other national organisations....has been the concern with mileage.
How many miles or kilometres a horse, a rider, or a combination rack up over
time is a real statement of stamina if not speed. I think that if FEI were to
concern itself with this as a measure of horsemanship instead of, or even
along with, just who has won this ride or that one, we (as riders in Egypt who
only have maybe one endurance horse) would feel more comfortable. It's
hard to throw yourself into the straight "win at all cost" mentality of
flatracing when you only have one horse. Sometimes you know you have to slow
down to be able to compete again another day and hopefully do better....but it
is good to have it recognised that at least you tried and finished. I daresay
that many of us would like to be Trilby as much as Val or Stephane or
Leo. There is room for both mindsets and I'm not sure that I see one as
necessarily better than another.
Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
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