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Ok who's going to win the"ROUND UP" all classes?

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Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM
are any horses showin up. i have heard lots of talk about people not likeing the classes and are stayn away this year. people not likin the kids class and pony class

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 08:29 PM
there are no kids or pony classes in Lansing. just good old world class horsepulling

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 09:34 PM
If we don't git kid involved horsepull is going to die out they are the next generation

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 07:20 AM
Is getting young people involved a good idea? I would say yes. Is the round-up the proper forum to do so? In my opinion no. In my eyes you are doing so at the expense of losing entries and spectators. It is the reason I have not been to a round-up in 3 years.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 07:35 AM
This is the only event the EDHA has. The slate of classes are voted on and its a majority vote to continue with the youth class. The board of directors "which i am on" then places tge classes in an order we best see fit for the weekend. And we have heard the scuttle from a handful of poeple about not liking the youth class. So this year it has been placed in a time slot that will not affect the start time of the class set for sunday. So i am puzzled as to why people would miss three days of championship pulling over a early sunday morning class?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM
I can't see why everyone is so upset over the "kids" class at the Roundup. These kids work hard helping to exercise and all the other things to get ready to pull, why shouldn't they be able to have their little bit of glory too. I can't believe, as Slim says, why you would miss all the other classes because of this one early morning class. My grandchildren have pulled in this class and they loved it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 03:03 PM
I believe there are a heck of a lot more then a handful of people who object to the kids and mini classes. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why they placed the minis and kids classes before the two arguably most popular classes. It is because they realize the majority of people have no interest in either the minis or kids classes. What happens if you had both on Friday or Sunday or if they were the last class of the day? Ghost town is what happens. It comes down to personal choice and my choice is to stay home. I would do the same if they were pulling kids or minis in any of the big pull locations.

U can't see me!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I'm can't believe people are going to cry over "kids" wanting to be apart of horse pulling.. if kids don't start getting involved tjen where will the sport go?? Seems kinda strange to not want kids to keep the sport going!!!!! But sounds to me the kids are more mature then the adults!!!!!

just sayin
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 09:21 PM
well said, i agree

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 07:03 AM
Ill be supporting horsepulling out in lansing because out there i wont have to sit there for 4 hours watching kids try to drive a single horse or watch ponies

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 07:38 AM
It has been my observation that neither the kids class or the mini class is nearly as popular with the spectators as the horse classes are. I would guess there are 750-1000 spectators in that building during the horse classes. Maybe a third of that during the kids classes. Last year at the conclusion of a horse class in the building I walked outside where the minis were pulling and there may have been 50 people watching. Having said all that why doesn't the club send out a questionnaire to seek members thoughts about the subject with their next mailing? I know they say that the membership has a chance to express their opinion at the meetings but those of us who attend the meetings know that there isn't more then 10% at most of the membership in attendance.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 09:22 AM
I think we need to be careful here. I agree with Bill that the original question in the post has not been answered however I disagree with his comment about the "attacks". No one knows better then I that there have been a few attacks here on the boards in the past but in this case I don't perceive expressing your opinion against including the kids or mini classes at the round-up as attacks. I see that as just an opinion. For those of you who don't care for the kids class or minis you should do as I will do. Slim suggested I sleep in on Sunday morning and that is just what I'm going to do. For those of you who are interested in the kids class I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Last round-up I attended was 2010. Plenty of horses and good competition - almost like years ago. The stands were fullest for the heavy class on Saturday and emptiest on Sunday. Sunday's 3400 was an outstanding class seen by very few.
Couple of thoughts and observations:
Kids class is a good idea for the reasons given. Pull it on Friday early in the day. Don't want to see it, don't have to. You can arrive later. Put one weight class Friday evening.
Three classes Saturday. Distance/Heavyweights/2nd Weight Class.
To keep the crowd, there should be two classes Sunday, not one. Start early - everybody's there anyway. In my opinion, Round-ups were always best when there were two heavy classes and Heavyweight classes tend to draw and keep more people. To that end, have a quick moving weight class and heavy class on Sunday: Truck or Buckeye boat. We all go to the big pulls and we know two good size classes can be pulled in eight hours. Start at 9 and be out by 5 and home to anywhere in New England (and even NY) at a reasonable time.

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