|Sparky was a blast to drive!|
Interestingly enough, this weekend was the annual convention and awards banquet. After seeing some scuttle on Facebook, from what I understand, they never sent out any preliminary points standings for competitors to double check. Instead, they just posted final points this past Monday and then everyone left for the convention. Unfortunately, there were several mistakes, including horses left out of the placings all together, but because the registry office was shut down for the convention, there was no way to contact anyone at the office about the mistakes. For example, a friend here in Maine earned a 70% in both First and Second Level with her Morgan, yet they don't have her on there and the winner in both divisions are in the 60%s. So clearly, she would have won both. Also, this meant that because no one knew what they won until Monday, many people couldn't attend (the banquet is in KY, so it is not a quick drive from Maine).
I have no idea what the response is yet from the registry (notice I am trying hard not to call them out by name, but you know which one I am talking about obviously LOL). I saw folks on Facebook telling those who had their points messed up that it really didn't matter, because it didn't take away from the fact they still won once the mistakes are fixed.
|I never ended up buying her a real sleigh, but the little EZ entry cart had removable wheels you could replace with runners|
|She LOVED the hazards portion of CDEs. It was like XC only with a carriage!|
|Competing at Granite State Morgan in 2005 (I think?) |
I had a weakness of carrying my hands too low while driving LOL!
It should be interesting to see how the registry responds and owns up to their mistakes. I fully know this is a first world problem, and in the scheme of life, it really doesn't matter. But it matters to those riders who put in the time, money, and effort to train, show, and submit points. It matters to me, as someone who is always looking to save time and money, on how I should go forward this year. I was really excited to submit points in the open competition again, but now I wonder if it is even worth it.