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CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Bigred » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm

2 hard courses, really tested the riders, so exciting to watch !

Does anyone know in a case like Philipp's, where he is a stable jockey, does he get a percentage of the prize money he wins?

Loved how he said it would feed their barn for 1.5 months, really puts that level of show jumping into perspective.
Well done to Philipp and the amazing talent Convall.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:34 pm

Bigred wrote: really puts that level of show jumping into perspective.

It ain't the show jumping that's doing that, it's the politics and the nickel&dime profiteering that has befallen this activity.

And I say "activity" because it can hardly be called a "sport" anymore; talent + athleticism factor so little into what separates the winners from the losers nowadays.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Bigred » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 am

I wonder if Ludger was insulted when Philipp said that out of the 100 horses at LB's stable, only 2 are decent winners, makes me wonder who the second is .... :lol:

Speaking of 'profiteering', wonder what that comment will do for horse sales at Ludger's place :(

Imagine the audacity of trying to make a profit in 'business' - this level of activity/sport is a business, if you want to play a 'sport', I imagine you'll have to go back to hobby riding, beer leagues and amateur hour ;)

NFL, NHL, MLB, Soccer, F1 = 'for profit' businesses, designed to make money, players are commodities to be bought and sold, just like the GP horse
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:19 am

Bigred wrote:Imagine the audacity of trying to make a profit in 'business' - this level of activity/sport is a business, if you want to play a 'sport', I imagine you'll have to go back to hobby riding, beer leagues and amateur hour

...in your zeal to come across as profound, you don't seem to realize that you actually just agreed with me. :lol:
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby 16 Hands » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:17 am

Mystara wrote:
Bigred wrote:Imagine the audacity of trying to make a profit in 'business' - this level of activity/sport is a business, if you want to play a 'sport', I imagine you'll have to go back to hobby riding, beer leagues and amateur hour

...in your zeal to come across as profound, you don't seem to realize that you actually just agreed with me. :lol:
But there's a difference. BiGred understands the realities of the world. You don't.

I suppose you believe Rolex and others who sponsor equine events (and thus help make them possible) do so out of kindness.

Just keep putting your little teeth under the pillow and those big dollars are sure to come that you can use to create your own competition.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:57 pm

16 Hands wrote:You don't.

Let's not delude yourself there kitten.

I'm aware WHAT direction the sport's going, in terms of funding. I'm aware WHY it's going that way.

I simply don't like THAT it's going that way; and I will express such sentiment with total disregard for how the likes of you might feel about it. :mrgreen:



16 Hands wrote:I suppose you believe Rolex and others who sponsor equine events (and thus help make them possible) do so out of kindness.

I realize that linear logic can be difficult for some..... but please explain how you managed to twist my lamenting that talent is increasing becoming less of a factor determining outcomes; into sponsors could/should/would/must be giving away funding for free!!!! or some inanity like that.

This I've gotta hear.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Invested » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:57 am

" = Mystara"
Let's not delude yourself there kitten.

I'm aware WHAT direction the sport's going, in terms of funding. I'm aware WHY it's going that way.

I simply don't like THAT it's going that way; and I will express such sentiment with total disregard for how the likes of you might feel about it. :mrgreen:

I realize that linear logic can be difficult for some..... but please explain how you managed to twist my lamenting that talent is increasing becoming less of a factor determining outcomes; into sponsors could/should/would/must be giving away funding for free!!!! or some inanity like that.

This I've gotta hear.


Mystara, your anger seems to have corrupted your logic. Your rant is a shotgun blast at the funding and financial structure of the higher end of the sport. Sponsors are certainly a major and in some cases the dominant component. So I too assumed that sponsorship money was a factor that got your undies in a knot.

I suggest you read again your comments and consider how they might be interpreted.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:10 am

Invested wrote:Mystara, your anger

Not angry. If anything, it's more a lament. :cry:


Invested wrote:I suggest you read again your comments and consider how they might be interpreted.

I can't control if people have shit for reading comprehension.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Invested » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:11 am

Mystar
I can't control if people have shit for reading comprehension.

Yes. it's very obvious you don't have anger problems.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:27 am

Invested wrote:
Mystar
I can't control if people have shit for reading comprehension.

Yes. it's very obvious you don't have anger problems.

Again, not anger... just honesty. Learn the difference.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby I Hate Peas » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:32 am

Jesus Christ on a cracker, you guys are boring everyone with your chewing on each others asses.
:roll:
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Hampton Classic

Postby JustSomeJumper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:44 pm

Apologies...I can't seem to figure out how to post a new topic. Only replies...please repost where necessary... (insert noob jokes).

Did anyone see this gem floating around this morning from crotch?
http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/uns ... on-classic
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby California3 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Learn to ride before abusing your horse dumb ass bitch.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby California3 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:02 pm

Ugh. This is annoying. Kicking your horse in the ring..... makes me angry yet makes me laugh. An adult throwing a temper tantrum like she's 5. Hope she's embarrassed to show her face at any other shows.
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Re: Hampton Classic

Postby Mystara » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:44 am

JustSomeJumper wrote:Apologies...I can't seem to figure out how to post a new topic.

Just look for "Diva Horse Show News" (always in the upper left, next to "Board Index")

Once you're there, "post new topic" is in the upper left right under it.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:45 am

California3 wrote:Ugh. This is annoying. Kicking your horse in the ring

Horse looked like it knew what was coming, even before she turned toward it.

This clearly isn't the first time that that's been done to it. :(
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby GlendaTGW » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:22 am

Mystar
I can't control if people have shit for reading comprehension.

Yes. it's very obvious you don't have anger problems.


LMAO because skin does not get anything thinner than on this crack addict. Anger is about all this poster has in the arsenal, one need look no further than the fact she is unable not communicate without the temper being central.
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Re: CP Rolex Grand Prix

Postby Mystara » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:33 pm

GlendaTGW wrote:LMAO because skin does not get anything thinner than on this crack addict. Anger is about all this poster has in the arsenal, one need look no further than the fact she is unable not communicate without the temper being central.

You sure make a lot of assumptions on what you (clearly) have no clue about.
That's not a particularly intelligent character trait. ;)

I'm not an angry person, far from it: just brutally honest.
Though ironically, it tends to bring out anger in people. Pity so many seem incapable of differentiating the two.
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