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RE: [RC] Expenses - Bob Morris



As far as the cost to the Malaysians, I must offer a quote from Sara Teasdale:


Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.


Bob Morris

Morris Endurance Enterprises

Boise, ID

-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Sites
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:57 AM
To: ridecamp
Subject: [RC] Expenses


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


[RC] Expenses, Tom Sites