Discussion in 'Horse Showing and Events' started by Mardi, Nov 26, 2010.
How am I ever going to afford this :\.
LOL Membership is just another part of ownership and in particular, showing.
For all of those complaining about the fee's perhaps put that new saddle, bridle, rug, Hacking Jacket, browband ect ect ect on hold for a bit!!!!
I know exactly how much my competition costs are and trust me the cost for EA is just a small part of it.
No sport, and for the most of us riding is a hobby!, is devoid of fee's - justified or otherwise.
Suck it up petals!! Honestly, if this fee is the make or break of you, reassess what you are doing.
I budget it in with all the other multitude of costs of feed, vet, shoeing, travelling because I want to have lessons, socialise with other riders and compete a bit.
Of course I think 'shite' when I write out that cheque but I do that with all bills LOL
thanks for that
Totally agreed with you NG ...
its just a part of life these days ... we all have bills. and at the end of the day .. if you want to compete, own horses, socialise with other like minded individuals etc etc ... one just gets on with it .. and pays. we can jump up and down and make our lives a misery and a stress .. but i doubt its going to change much.
yes its a fair chunk of money -- but hey .. at least paying it lets me continue on with what i love most. its only money after all .. and it is why we all work - to pay for things we love
Ring the EWA office but the Rec membership allows you to compete in competitions run by EWA-affiliated clubs such as ARCA challenges, unofficial comps and training days. It does not allow you to compete in Associate classes or any EWA endorsed events that allow you to earn points for grades, royal etc.
This is incorrect. You can go to many competitions, pay the entry fees (which may or may not include Day Membership=public liability insurance) and compete without being a member of the EWA, SHC, or any other club or association. This includes competitions such as:
*official hacking (at the smaller shows)
*associate and unoff dressage
How can you 'suck it up' when you can barley afford it!? Is it just me or are these prices slightly ridiculous??
Why can't you afford it? May I ask what you do with your horse/s??
yep suck it up if you want to compete. But dont expect the EWA to ever decrease the fees as everyone will just keep on paying regardless how $$$ they are, right? Lucky they have a monopoly on the olympic horse sports
You arent allowed to compete in associate dressage unless you are at least an Associate member of the EA, or a member of the club running the event.
Yes, so if you pay day membership you are a club member for that day. Its a loophole.
ETA -Also, the rulebook still states that for Associate entries the rider "must either be a member of the EFA of at least Associate level or the affiliated club/organisation conducting the event or if the club wishes to permit these, any other category of person who may be permitted under the EFA’s insurance arrangements at the time".
ive also never seen a hack show that you dont need to be a member weither it be SHC or club or whatever...or have day insurance for...but hey dont do day insurance anymore
Most hackies are members of the EWA or SHC, but you do not have to be unless you are after points for the Royal or HOTY. Check out the entry form for Gosnells Masters this year - anyone could enter the official rings - you had to be a SHC member ONLY if you wanted to qualify for the Grand Nationals
Its another loophole.
yeah but they dont do day insurance anymore so there goes the $20 fee you pay to join for the day... so you cannot ride if not a member of something??
Some clubs can still offer day membership - for example any that have PCAWA insurance, such as Gosnells Pony Club, Orange Grove Pony Club etc.
I dont think it matters what dicipline you do, It depends more on you job/career becuase thats how you pay for it right?
But im not looking to judge or have a go at anything or anyone.. Just wish prices wernt so high this year! But thats horses for you hey
I cant belive some of the posts here, do the baggers of EWA actually read the information that comes to you in the email blasts?? Or know anything about the body that you are a member of?
Just a reminder, unless you have forgotten... YOU as members determine what happens in the organisation you are a member of. THE MAJORITY dont want to see us lose control of the SEC, so its actually your fault the membership is so high. The Board and the CEO act on your direction, your wishes. The Board are volunteers trying to do their best for the organisation. They are TRYING to sustain the SEC because thats what you, as members tell them.
Its your call, you tell them that you want cheaper membership and the SEC goes. In my opinion its a huge money sucker, that we (EWA members) don't own now and will never own, the land belongs to the shire, so you can all have a brick and a bit of tin when the lease runs out. It's been a burden on EWA for a long time now. EWA SHOULD be about running our sport. Sadly, much time is taken up running the venue. It's a great venue and would be sad to hand it over but at the end of the day, that's what our membership money hike is going to support. AND I reitterate, the majority of members raise arms when asked, whether to keep or lose the venue. Everyone wants to try and keep the venue.
Well put Jo)
actually, I should clarify, not EVERYONE says keep the SEC but the majority do
and thanks Merlin for the support