Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] FEI influence in other horse sport - Chris Kaznowski

I know that discussion of FEI level endurance competition leads to heated statements here. But, just for the sake of information: the USEA (the US eventing organization, akin to AERC) is in deep discussions about the nature of eventing, especially as it pertains to FEI level competitions. In the past 18 months there have been many horrible, high profile accidents on course leading to serious rider injuries and deaths and the deaths of horses on course. The USEA is calling a special safety forum in June, looking to attempt to reduce these outcomes. Jimmy Wofford, who is a big deal coach/trainer (like our Becky Hart) said in an article on the Practical Horseman board " I see no way back to the classic format, because the FEI is often in error but never in doubt, and the FEI makes the rules." I don't know what the USEA will decide, or whether its membership will follow, but it seems an analogous situation to ours in the AERC, where the vast majority of competitors are not at the FEI level, not aiming at it and most importantly, dubious about the validity of the sport at the FEI level. My hope is that we can learn something from our eventing colleagues.


Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!