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[RC] 100s - Kristene Smuts

Not sure if you have this system in the USA, but here in South Africa, they've 
brought in the "stepladder" system.  Basically, you enter for the full 100, but 
you can withdraw at any vet check, provided your horse passed the check.  What 
this means is that now people can move up in increments and a 100 is no longer 
as daunting.  If you feel that the 50s no longer hold any magic but a 100 is 
far too difficult, then why not try a 65, then a 75 and so on?  Some might even 
feel so good that they'll do the entire distance in the first go.

Before this system, if you withdrew at any stage before the 100, you lost your 
miles, now you are credited with those miles you completed.  In my opinion, 
that is a far better system and even *I* can try it (me, the biggest ninny this 
side of the North Pole!)

Kristene


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