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RE: Duel Sanctioning


The objective would be two fold.

1. To provide the AERC Membership an authorative compendium of the two sets
of rules and to illustrate the similarities as well as the differences.

2. To provide the AERC Board of Directors a compendium of the two sets of
rules and to provide, in addition, a basis of combined rules that would
satisfy the FEI for the Qualification of US riders for International
competition with out disrupting the AERC Ride formwork.


On the first objective I do believe that a printed comparison would do much
to ally the fears of many AERC members who do not understand International
Competition. I also believe it would alert many FEI competitors as to where
the problem lays at this time. And finally I believe that it is something
that the International Committee should have done several years ago instead
of trying to set up an elitist level of endurance riding. (and if I am
flamed I can support my comments)

On the second objective, I cannot believe that the AERC International
Committee has just taken the FEI at face value and accepted what has been
thrown at them. In the US Endurance is a sport for the common person. In the
US the common person is the ultimate. I refer you to Aaron Copeland's
"Fanfare for the Common Man", a thrilling tribute to the people in this
country. In Europe and the Arabic countries endurance is a sport of the
upper level of the population, the not so common man. You will only find
fanfares for the elite and royalty.

So the second objective will give us (the AERC) a working tool with which to
start negotiations with the FEI, if they want us aboard.

Bob Morris

ps: this is not going to happen over night. I look at several months of work
with, I hope, some input from interested persons.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Holland []
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 10:22 AM
To: Bob Morris
Cc: RideCamp
Subject: Re: Duel Sanctioning


What should be the objective here?  To come up with ONE set of rules we
can all live with? Generate an AERC rule to override FEI rules? To bring
to FEI's attention to the conflicts we are having to deal with to play
internationally? What approach do you think we should take?

We NEED a resolution to this problem for the good of AERC.  I am not
opposed to FEI or having our AERC riders complete internationally or
even FEI sanctioning of AERC rides....but we all need to all get on the
same page.  Right now, we're not even in the same book. Personally, my
only international aspirations are to go ride with Maryanne Stroud
Gabbani! <grin>

I salute you for being willing to take this on.

I'm outta here...gotta go fly spray the guys and get my ears
lowered...or a rabies shot..... :)

Jim and Sun of Dimanche

Bob Morris wrote:
> Jim:
> What I do believe would work would be a full comparison of AERC Rules and
> Regulations vs. the FEI Rules and Regulations. And I mean the full set not
> just the FEI Endurance, I mean every thing that governs endurance riding
> under FEI.
> Once the comparison is done and charted I am willing to carry it to the
> Or better yet start at the top and work down till some one responds.
> Any comments?
> Bob Morris

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