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Re: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's - Elizabeth Walker

I rather liked Joy's post on this.  The 100 mile distances appear to be hurting for entries - correct?  For those who want to keep the 100's "pure" - offer the entrants an option:
    -- option A:  ride for placing and points.  No completion, no placing, no points, no mileage.

   -- option B:  ride for milage only.  Rider / horse gets credit for the miles completed.  This could be any miles completed, or in 25 mile increments (or maybe just give credit for 50, 75 and 100 miles).

You might see more entries in the 100 mile rides.  Folks pay for the full 100 miles, so management gets more entry fees, etc..  I think it would make the 100 mile distances less intimidating for folks trying to move up - they know their horse is good for a 50, but not too sure about 100.  It allows them to continue to get credit for the miles they do complete while "getting it right" at the longer distance.

On Oct 6, 2008, at 9:43 PM, Barbara McCrary wrote:

Jeri, that was part of the discussion when I was on the board.  It was suggested that if one entered the higher mileage and didn't finish or quit at the lower mileage, one would get credit for the mileage completed.  Again...commitment.  If one enters the lower mileage and still has the horse and appetite for the longer distance, then elevate!  But to quite before finishing the distance entered and still get credit for what you finished....no, I don't think so!  Interesting how the same issues come up every so often.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's

Sounds like a no-brainer to say NO to that rule.  If you enter a certain distance and don't complete that distance, you didn't complete!  How hard is that to figure?  The best way to go about something like that might be as an elevator ride.  Enter the 50 or 75, then if you're having a good day, elevate to the 100.  jeri

-----Original Message-----
From: Angie Fura <tracetribute@xxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; aercmembersforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 9:51 am
Subject: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's

At Yellow Hammer this past weekend, an annoucement was made about a suggestion for a new rule.    It went something like this:  if you enter a 100 and get pulled 50+ or 75+ miles, you would still get credit for the 50 or 75 miles that you did ride.  The announcer - I didn't catch the name - wanted us to contact our directors to voice our opinions on it.
My knee jerk reaction was no way!  Am I just resisting change?  What does every one else think?
Angie Fura 

[RC] New incentive to enter 100's, Angie Fura
Re: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's, desertrydr1
Re: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's, Barbara McCrary