Recent content by keysoe

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    New Equestrian Centre....need help

    How about paying higher entry fees, or competing at existing centres more often. It is not an easy thing to run at a profit; and if you are not making a profit, you are making a loss
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    Addington manor closing down

    sounds like a totally baseless rumour, but a thread stating "addington manor closing down" really helps nobody
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    Whats the ground at Keysoe like?

    Yes, about to go spreading. Also on the hunt for a bowser
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    A few photos from tonight's CSI"" Event at Keysoe

    The schedule is in FEI format, next year we will have a spectator friendly version, most likely we will have timetable and brief class description well before the show, then night before (after declarations) we can offer rider lists and class numbers. We will not be running an evening class...
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    Whats the ground at Keysoe like?

    I am sorry but this is absolute rubbish We just ran our CSI this week, so on Wednesday, unless you were competing internationally, you were not here. Surface worked brilliantly BTW We are in the process of putting more organic matter on the XC. It is hard now, in May we were running with...
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    Keysoe NRF report

    Thank you for the comments. Not sure what we can do with the "organisational" ones, as I am very happy with the way collecting rings were stewarded, and as said, if the red light goes on, there is very little we can do. With regard to the XC, we were totally caught out by the weather. We...
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    Keysoe HT, is this right???

    Horse was competing on Sunday, stabled over for event and being exercised on the Saturday (if it is the one who asked my permission)
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    Keysoe Under 25s

    nothing to qualify for, have to be correct age & points eligible Correct age & mount for FEI classes
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    BD Members Keysoe Entry fees!

    We have also put prize money up to £50 first, £25 second, £25 third. I believe these are the best prize funds out there. Want to put on a quality competition, that does come at a price
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    Cost of cancelled events

    Total payout was much higher than £400K a few weeks ago
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    This whole withdrawing/balloting/waitlisting lark.

    Are you sure BCA will not replace you? Whe nother events abandon, they will get hit with HUNDREDS of horses looking for a run. If they have 10 spaces on withdrawal list, they will probably want to turn away as many requests as possible, but still be able to fill slots (ten times over)
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    Why not ban big lorries rather than cancel?

    Not really convinced about this one, personally I would rather tow one 18 ton lorry with 6 on than 3 x 7.5 ton with two horses on each. Smaller lorries "looking after themselves" are the real problem, a big tractor towing a lorry makes very little mess compared to a lorry flying into a wet...
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    Event insurance?

    Competitors public liability insurance is irrelevant, and not your problem. It will not stop you getting sued; injured party will write a long list of names, whoever ese is on there is not your problem
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    Event insurance?

    call SEIB, Shearwater and NFU. You will then get a well rounded set of choices (NFU sometimes are not interested in event liability) Have not bothered with abandonment myself, have found that taking it on the chin now and again is cheaper than the premiums
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    Eventing - 2 horses same class?

    I think for most events they will take care that your dressage fits, and that there is time for you in the jumping phases, then let you slot in. Certainly when I do out times, the SJ and XC for multiple riders is a bit scruffy with the intention that they chose how to swap those horses around...