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[RC] Tom Johnson - Steve Shaw

I have known Tom for about 15 years. I have trained with him in running, riding and ride and tie. He is focused and VERY self assured. And rightly so. He knows what to do, how to do it, does it and gets results.

In addition to that he is a very competent engineer and manager. He has managed international offices for the firm he is a partner in and is used to making decisions and taking responsibility.

One of the reasons that Tom was selected was to try some new methods and let the riders do more of their own thing. At the same time he provides expertise and continuity. Maybe he has too much Ride and Tie and western sensibilities in him to be acceptable to the Eastern sorts, or the Big Machine. USEF has a history of wanting to control the riders and horses. I recall seeing that at the last WEC. We were under the thumb and I know my horse suffered from it. (Being forced to use new electrolytes and carrier mix on race day he has never had before, among other things....)

With or without him the riders have had 15 months of his guidance, or freedom from such......
It will have an impact on our country's performance.

Thank you Tom, and I hope that the riders make the decisions and NOT some committee that does not have a horse in the race.
Steve Shaw


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