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Re: [RC] Drugs fees - Gary Fend

We always come home from our ride on Sunday afternoon to find a message on the answering machine from the drug testing technician asking for directions to the ride.  Of course we have been at the ride camp since Friday morning with no cell coverage so we never have had anybody do any testing.  California has a 15 BILLION dollar deficit so any little bit helps.
Gary  OH

Lynn Kinsky <lkinsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Jun 2, 2008, at 6:40 PM, Maryben Stover wrote:

> I lost Evelyn's email about California Drug fees.  Yes, it would seem
> fair that only those tested pay the $5 but that is not how it works. 
> Every horse event in California (rides, shows, events, etc.) pays $5
> per horse to the State.........mb

And if only those who won the "testing lottery" at the event had to pay
for the testing, the cost would be more in the $30-$50 range. I've
stewarded at breed shows out of state and at least a couple years ago
that was the cheapest lab cost to run a panel comparable to
California's, plus a few hours of the show vet's time to do the blood
draws on 5-8 horses. Of course this got figured into the show fees so
it was probably about $5 per exhibitor. OTOH, the show was guaranteed
that a sample of the horses were tested, unlike in California where
there is no guarantee the testers will show up.

Lynn Kinsky, Santa Ynez, CA
ranch: http://www.silcom.com/~lkinsky/

Re: [RC] Drugs fees, Lynn Kinsky