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Re: [RC] Expenses - Laney Humphrey

But Tom, how many of can really justify our own endurance expenses?! There's much more to life than money. If the Malaysians want to spend their money to get to New Mexico, more power to them.

Tom Sites wrote:
Reading Stephs wonderful account of the Malaysian Team of 40 coming to New Mexico, i got to thinking of just what this would cost, so i checked out the airfares from Yahoo Travelosity.
They listed no first class and all prices are coach.
The high was $19,073 and the low was $8366 w/ a medium price of $13,791.50.
40 people @ $13,791.50 548,780 Rental cars for 40 at 4 to a car $500 per car X 10 5,000
Gas 500
Leasing of 6 horses @ $3000 18,000
Hotels and Food 10,000
Entry Fees for 6 horses @ $200 1,200
Miscellaneous expenses 5,000
The Kings Personal expenses 10,000
To me thats a whole lot of money to get 1 Horse/Riders COC. To me to spend this much money and show up and some never even ride their horses before the ride makes no sense.
Steph, I believe you when you say that they are kind and gracious and never complain. They seem to be very wondeful people with a great amount of interest in Endurance and the hosting of the WEC and i wish them great success in their home country.
I guess what i am trying to say is that with spending that much money i would have expected more. But thats just me. I hope that when the next attempt to get a Team qualified wherever it is in the world that if that much money is spent they have better results and pick and choose and ride those horses before the event. I mean this sincerely. ts


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[RC] Expenses, Tom Sites