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Re: [RC] the future and direction of Tevis? - Lynne Glazer

Geez, give it a break, T. The Emirates have always invited whomever they wanted to come play in their sandbox, with crews/transportation fully paid for--past invitees include winners and top finishers of Pan Am, WEC, and other events both in the US and around the world. They could have invited the winners without making it part of the ceremony--and with the extreme precedent, I don't think AERC can take any sort of position--after all the RIDE did not award these prizes, this private concern did.

I'm not the least bit worried about UAE-style endurance "affecting" or as some would have it, "infecting" Tevis or our AERC-style of riding. Hey, they have limited terrain with which to work, which supports a certain type of riding, and the fact that they want to come try our style is encouraging to me. One big tent, and all that. It doesn't have to translate into monetary prizes (which I personally deplore) or another push to get endurance into the Olympics. The invitees will have the experience of a lifetime, and their support crews too--they could think of it as a vacation. And the horse won't be at risk as long as the riders pick a smart strategy of competing on the unfamiliar terrain.


On Aug 7, 2004, at 6:27 AM, Truman Prevatt wrote:

This brings up another issue. It is my understanding that an AERC sanctioned event that offers an award with cash value greater than $1,000.00? is required to have an AERC approved steward at the ride (rule 11.8). Clearly an a free to the UAE would fall into that category.

If this is the case two questions arise.

First, was the Tevis in compliance with the AERC rules?

Second, if not - what actions is the AERC going to take?


Jonni Jewell wrote:

The awarding of a ceremonial buckle to the UAE along with their offer of
a free trip to their endurance center for the winner(s) (which no doubt
violates the rules and policies of the Tevis Cup) add to the appearance of a
cozy relationship which might, in the future, affect the conduct of this
great ride.

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[RC] the future and direction of Tevis?, Jonni Jewell
Re: [RC] the future and direction of Tevis?, Truman Prevatt