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Re: [RC] Surveys - and what they mean - patty peck

I didn't respond to the survey,  didn't realize there was one.  Although I'm sure that the weight divisions keep the playing field more interesting and probably even,  for most people.  I have to admit that I haven't checked in on the AERC standings since it was implemented.  There is no one CHAMPION anymore (that is what got me to read the standings).  You'd think that you could keep the weight divisions and have logarithim to compute the horse and rider with the "highest score" as "winner" with the weight divisions included in the computing.

Patty Peck

--- On Sat, 7/26/08, Michael Maul <mmaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Michael Maul <mmaul@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC] Surveys - and what they mean
To: SandyDSA@xxxxxxx
Cc: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 8:38 AM

Changing it to reflect what's current would likely stay useful for 
quite a while even if "our nation and children is/are suffering
from an epidemic of obesity"...:-)

The problem with unequal distributions is that some divisions are
much larger than others.

For all AERC members - FW and MW are about equal. LW has about
70% more members than HW which is the smallest. LW is about 25%
larger than FW/MW.

But given that 70% plus of our members are female - more LWs than
HWs is not unexpected.

Competing in some regions for the LW division awards is difficult.
The W region LW division is larger than the total number of
members in the SW region for example.


SandyDSA@xxxxxxx wrote:
> In a message dated 7/26/2008 7:46:19 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> mmaul@xxxxxxxxx writes:
> 37% want them equalized so that there are
> about the same number in each division.
> wow - wouldn't this result in a constantly changing division system? I

> for one would not want to be in charge of THIS. Can anyone explain to me
> the overall benefit of having the same number of riders in each group?
> In all of the organizations I have been a part of in my life, this was
> never a criteria or goal of having divisions. I really am curious as to
> why this would be desirable.
> *Sandy Adams
> Deep Sands Arabians
> www.deepsands.com*
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Re: [RC] Surveys - and what they mean, Michael Maul