Two titles! Ready to rock n’roll for FEI

10 Jul

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Both titles have arrived. I am now Lady Dove of Wansley Manor in England (the Lake District) as well as Lady Glencoe (somewhere in Scotland). It is time, therefore, for my candidacy to proceed apace. Using the FEI’s own time-worn tactics, I proceed by putting them on the defensive–using their own press releases and such to explain why my candidacy deserves to go forward and triumph!
All kidding aside, my hope is of course to gain enough signatures on the petition
                                  link: http://tinyurl.com/pw8of46
to convince FEI to address the very-real problems in horse welfare and other matters.

Here we go.

http://www.fei.org/news/fei-invites-proposals-major-broadcast-sector-cooperation

The FEI “invites” proposals from broadcasters because the ‘product’ (horse sport) is apparently so attractive, that all the FEI needs to do is announce their willingness to accept money from said broadcasters and allow them the right to televise equestrian sport.
We must live in parallel universes, the FEI and I, Lady of Glencoe and Wansley Manor.
I propose working on several storylines that transcend the complexity of equestrian sport and concentrate on presenting the horses as the athletes they ARE; finding the nail-biter moments of the month (ie Gregory Wathelet’s recent bridle-less and yet successful ride over Grand Prix sized fences) and creating a news feed ; as wll as other possibilities s which I do rather keep to myself for now.

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34160/fei-seeks-to-improve-vaulting-horse-welfare

The FEI in its focus on horse welfare turns its attention to…vaulting.
The FEI is suggesting better research into materials and construction of the backpad used on vaulting horses.
Wow.

Never mind that a Region VII rider has killed two horses IN ONE MONTH and the Italian Federation has ruled that “no rules were broken” so there will be no investigation.

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/no-investigation-into-endurance-death/

In honor of two more dead horses, I bow my head. And vow that there will be a day when equestrians will move from apathy to some kind of righteous indignation that does not allow such deaths to go un-investigated, let alone ignored.

Never mind that a Region VII rider has killed two horses IN ONE MONTH and the Italian Federation has ruled that “no rules were broken” so there will be no investigation.

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/no-investigation-into-endurance-death/
In honor of two more dead horses, I bow my head. And vow that there will be a day when equestrians will somehow move from apathy to some kind of righteous indignation that does not allow such deaths to go un-investigated, let alone ignored.
(Yes, I put this twice. Once for each dead horses. In one Month.)

 
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34160/fei-seeks-to-improve-vaulting-horse-welfare

The FEI in its focus on horse welfare turns its attention to…vaulting.
The FEI is suggesting better research into materials and construction of the backpad used on vaulting horses.
Wow.

Never mind that a Region VII rider has killed two horses IN ONE MONTH and the Italian Federation has ruled that “no rules were broken” so there will be no investigation.
http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/no-investigation-into-endurance-death/
In honor of two more dead horses, I bow my head. And vow that there will be a day when equestrians will somehow move from apathy to some kind of righteous indignation that does not allow such deaths to go un-investigated, let alone ignored.

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