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Re: [RC] [Consider This] Endurance riders told to clean up their act - Barbara McCrary

What I think is:  FEI may be able to regulate international events, but not AERC events in the USA.  If an AERC ride is not also an FEI ride, there is nothing FEI can say about how we and our horses shall be dressed.  I agree with your sympathies wholeheartedly, but FEI cannot regulate those who ride AERC sanctioned rides only.
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Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] [Consider This] Endurance riders told to clean up their act

You know what this is horse manure. Maybe they would like to pay for matching outfits. I know this is a rant but it really pushed a button. Even though I am a newbie I had ridden NATRC and left it because it became so regulated, nit picky and political that it was no longer fun. After all are we not doing this because we are having fun???? The way I look at it I would rather put my monies in to better feed, shoes etc than upgrading an image. What do you think???

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Subject: [RC] [Consider This] Endurance riders told to clean up their act
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Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008, 5:24 AM


The days of the "anything goes" dress code and riding style for endurance riders may soon be a thing of the past.

Any old riding gear and tack and sloppy riding may well make way for matching team clobber and smartened up athletes in the FEI's new "Triple E" three-year plan for bringing the image of the equestrian sport of endurance up to scratch.

But riders need not feel singled out - the image makeover will also apply to officials and their support crew.

The sport's image is under discussion at the highest levels, and delegates at a recent FEI Bureau meeting looked closely at implementing a dress code for riders and their support crew. Under the "Triple E" plan, the 'E' of the dress code comes under the "Elevation of Endurance Image".

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Re: [RC] [Consider This] Endurance riders told to clean up their act, Lynelle Robertson