Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders - Barbara McCrary
I selected the parts of Becky's post that expresses just how I feel about
the LD rides and rules. And I will reiterate: Run the LDs just as we would
a 50 or a 100, except for the amount of time allowed, which is rated
according to the mileage. I think we probably should go back to the "first
to finish" is the winner of that event, because I'm not convinced the system
we now have is slowing anyone down at all. The smart riders will ride smart
and with consideration for the horse's welfare and his level of
conditioning; the overly competitive may ride smart or they might not,
depending on their attitude.
One thing I disapprove is national awards and recognition for "winning" LD
rides. AERC awards "endurance rides", and an "endurance ride" is not less
than 50 miles. I'm still very adamant about that definition.
Ride manager, Swanton Pacific 75/100
----- Original Message -----
From: "Becky Huffman" <Becky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Bob Morris" <bobmorris@xxxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders
> I certainly do not support a change that would encourage them to push
> the finish knowing they would have additional time to meet criteria.
> that the reason it was set up the way it is now???? to encourage people
> come in smart/strategically/slow instead of racing in on the LDs?
> if you want the finish line to stop their time, then it should be run just
> like the 50s. time and place at the finish line and 30 minutes to meet
> Becky Huffman, Cleburne, Texas
> "Of course you are. And I'm coming with you." Sam Gamgee
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Steph Teeter <steph@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>
> > One of the AERC directors is proposing a Rules change to LD, where the
> > rider's finish time would be determined by when they cross the finish
> > rather than when the horse's pulse reaches criteria. In this proposal
> > placement (first, second, third, etc) of each competitor would then be
> > determined separately by when their horse's pulse reaches criteria.
> > So your ride time would be determined by when you cross the finish line.
> > This is the time that would be published in AERC results, PNER results,
> > and this is the time that would be used to calculate BC scores.
> > But placement is entirely different - it is determined by when the horse
> > reached criteria.
> > I would love to hear some opinions on this -
> > Steph
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- [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders, Steph Teeter
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