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Re: [RC] award???? - Barbara McCrary

I can recall a time when the award for either first or BC (can't remember which) was a beautiful cantle pack from a well-known business. The winner came up to receive the award, and instead of looking pleased or excited, she looked at it as if it was a dead animal and finally, reluctantly, took it. THAT'S depressing, especially in view of the pack being a donation.
The part of ride management I hate the worst is people loading up horses right after the ride or leaving in the middle of the awards dinner while I'm trying to be "Santa Claus", as Angie puts it. I have been told that riders have a long drive home, and all that stuff, but it makes me feel that if we were ever to put on another 50 miler, we would just arrange to pass out awards as soon as we knew the riders had passed the post-ride check and not have a dinner at all. It would be less expensive all the way around and a lot less trouble and disappointment on our part. There's nothing quite so upsetting as putting on a "party" and having people leave either before it or in the middle, in a great cloud of noise and dust. Whatever happened to the camaraderie of rides of the past?


----- Original Message ----- From: <rides2far@xxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 3:19 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] award????

Actually, I appreciated somebody actually acting like they *wanted* an award. When everybody else is being above it all and saying, "Couldn't care less" "Pay no attention" "Means nothing" it's kinda depressing when you spend a lot of time & money picking out what you're going to give them. Being ride manager is like getting to be Santa Clause! :-))


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