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RE: [RC] [RC] Ride Entry - who pays when someone else rides your horse? - Diana Peterson

hmm... I have ridden some of my friends horses in the past...and i always payed my own fee's.
But i am an adult making my own money.
If i had a junior ride my horse for me ...i would pay for them since they more the likely don't have money of there own, and if i wanted to milage on my horse for his records.

My two cents
Diana and Del Passo

From: Christina Schiro <christina@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC]   Ride Entry - who pays when someone else rides your horse?
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 08:48:26 -0700 (PDT)

I have a young friend, a junior, who would like to ride my horse, Ice, at the Blackwater Boogie in December (I am the Ride Manager).

Knowing I wouldn't be able to ride my horse, Ashley asked me if she could ride Ice in the 25 miler. Note - Ashley would have been my first choice to Ice anyways. If Ashley couldn't ride, I would find someone else to compete my horse.

I told Ashely "Yes!" because she is a terrific rider,has ridden Ice a lot, and Ice really likes her, but we have not discussed who will pay the ride entry.

I don't know if any of this matters..., but,

Ashley is not an AERC member. So she doesn't care about accumulating mileage for her record (at least yet!). However, *I* DO care that my horse does accumulate mileage for his records and keeps in condition for the other competitions I am riding him in, so I REALLY want him to do the Blackwater Boogie.

Ashley has only done one AERC ride, a 30 miler last March, where I was her sponsor. I rode my horse Ice, and she rode her riding instructor/distance rider's Arab, Skeeter, after the horse's owner suggested/offered the horse for Ashley to do her first AERC ride. Skeeter had never done an AERC ride before, so the owner didn't care about the horse accumulating mileage for his record. Ashley (or rather her parents) paid the ride entry.

Ashley just told me the plan was for Ashley's mom, Mary, to ride Ashley's new horse, Duke, (an arab Ashley's had for about two months), and be Ashley's sponsor. Mary has never done distance riding before but was an avid horseback rider in her younger days from what I understand. Duke is a practically dead-broke horse. Ice can be spirited, so I don't want Mary to ride him.

By the way, even though I am the RM, my horse's entry will still have to be paid, because the horse club I belong to is sponsoring the ride (i.e. paying all the bills!), so no free ride for my horse I guess. This is the club's first AERC ride, so they are relying on me to make sure we at least break even!!

Opinions on who should pay for Ice's ride entry?

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[RC] Ride Entry - who pays when someone else rides your horse?, Christina Schiro