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Re: [RC] Ride Entry - who pays when someone else rides your horse? - M Paul latiolais

Typically, the rider pays, but it is a private arrangement, so
whatever you are comfortable with will work.


On Jul 17, 2006, at 8:48 AM, Christina Schiro wrote:

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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