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Re: [RC] [RC] Triple Crown - ll cole

(chiming in on my husband's website!) I agree. I am a dyed in the wool halter, pleasure person that used to three day event a million years ago. And altho my husband has bought me a horse, and I enjoy 25-50 milers,( Sorta) there is not a prize in the world that would make me do a 100. And of couse, I really don't think they will hold my children hostage! However, I have great respect for those of you that do. Kudos!

>From: Dbeverly4@xxxxxxx
>To: OTTOWY@xxxxxxx, ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [RC]   Triple Crown
>Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 23:45:39 EDT
>
>In a message dated 9/25/2004 12:01:17 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>OTTOWY@xxxxxxx writes:
>
> > Also another thought is that 100's in my opinion are being phased out
> > because they are too much work and take too long.  Maybe if there was an ultimate
> > prize for 100's we would see more come back!
> >
>
>I can't imagine that any "ultimate prize" would incent people to ride 100
>miles.  Maybe this is the shift that has occurred in endurance riding....people
>ride for awards (?).  To me, simply riding 100 miles is a huge
>gift/prize/accomplishment.  I'm sincerely hoping that I have a 100 mile horse again (working
>on building him now).  If he isn't a 100 miler, I have to admit I'll probably
>do what he's capable of rather than try to fit him into the mold. But if he's a
>100 miler, he and I will be our own reward for doing the distance.  To me
>riding 100 miles in 24 hours is just awesome and a big accomplishment.  I don't
>care if I get a buckle (well the Tevis buckle is pretty cool :) or a
>t-shirt...I just want to ride it.  In my opinion, if you don't have that basic drive,
>you  won't do 100s.
>
>Sylvia
>


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