I dont think the SEC is as bad as people are making out. I like the grounds, the grass is flat and usually well maintained (only not when the weather makes it too difficult - no one to blame there) The new C Quest arena is beautiful to ride on. Ive flat and jumped in there and love it. The International arena and the new fencing around it really looks good, plus ive jumped in the Indoor several times with state clinics since the new surface has been put in and it isn't slippery nor boggy. And sure the stables aren't stables that you would look at and go 'WOW' amazing! But how many people here have seen the stables in Victoria at Werribee? Um....hello NO SHELTERS between rows of stables, causing for mass flooding...also not to mention you all have to dump the manure in the middle between rows and a big tractor comes through 3-4 times daily and pushes all the muddy, smelly manure to the end of the row. You can't access your horse without gettin soaked or without gumboots. The SEC is a hell of a lot better than that. And sure the stable manager is a picky man who sends you back ten thousand times but what about this HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE ROCKED UP TO THEIR STABLE AND FOUND IT DIRTY IN THE PAST?! My hand is raised ten times over! And how much does it piss you off!!! Thats why he is so picky! Winge winge winge i hear a lot of winging. Sure i have winged because it is my weeks pay check just a bout to have my yearly membership. I would love it to be less. $200 even $300 yes fantastic. But reality is, the costs are only going to keep rising and sitting here on stockies and winging about it every year isn't gonna change a damn thing.