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    has anyone else heard talk that the eastern draft horse clubs roundup is being moved to essex junction in vermont

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Belgianpuller
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 06:47 AM
What is centrally located? You are always going to have someone that has to travel further than the other person. Some guys in the west have to travel 3,4,5 or more hours to go to Lansing or Hinsdale championship pulls, so no matter where the EDHA has it, someone will have to travel more than what they want. Guys in Maine going to Keene had to travel 3 hrs., Guys in Vermont going to Keene 2 1/2 hrs. Connecticut to Keene 2 or 3 hrs., we could go on and on but it comes down to one point, there is no centrally located point for everybody!

Belgianpuller
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 01:34 PM
Everybody should have a say in what they would like see happen, thats why there are meetings, but the Directors (which you members elect) have the final say. The spring meeting is Sunday I am sure everybody that has problems with what is going on will be there to voice their objections. Why have an organization to represent New England Horsepulling if you have people starting their own "superpulls". Make your membership in the EDHA count, show up at meetings and voice your opinions as to what you want.
Otherwise don't complain about it. Horsepulling is a dying sport, why not pull together and show the spectators a good show with unity and good sportsmanship!

John
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 02:28 PM
I think it's a great idea to have a "superpull" on the same day of the roundup. Everybody that wants to pull on the truck 20 or 27 1/2 ft. no touch can go to keene. Everybody that wants to pull 12 ft. and whip there horses to get it across can go to essex junction.

Belgianpuller
Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 12:47 PM
On Friday, April 3, 2009 at 05:16 PM Bob wrote:
I wish the EDHA luck with there northern experience, this will give the people that can't afford the trip or have no interest in driving that far north, a chance to visit a Super Horse Pull. I have no idea what is bothering Farmgirl if they would like the northern trip enjoy your journey, if you came to Keene you would be accepted with open arms. .
On Friday, April 3, 2009 at 01:34 PM farmgirl wrote:
Everybody should have a say in what they would like see happen, thats why there are meetings, but the Directors (which you members elect) have the final say. The spring meeting is Sunday I am sure everybody that has problems with what is going on will be there to voice their objections. Why have an organization to represent New England Horsepulling if you have people starting their own "superpulls". Make your membership in the EDHA count, show up at meetings and voice your opinions as to what you want.
Otherwise don't complain about it. Horsepulling is a dying sport, why not pull together and show the spectators a good show with unity and good sportsmanship!


I don't have a problem, evidently you guys are touchy! It really doesn't matter to us where the championship pull is, if the Horses are performing to their full potential than they will go. Since we don't need to whip our horses to get them to pull we don't have to go north for a 12' pull. Every year somebody always wants to stray off and start their own championship pull because they don't like whats out there, if you guys really follow thru with it, its an option for everyone. If you start a new association, at least you know you won't have to have directors because as you stated members will make all the decisions. Just like I'm sure the decision you guys made to get it going again at Keene was made by everybody that owns horses and pulls horses, because obviously they are the ones that should have the majority of the say, since without them there wouldn't be any pulling.

TJ
Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 07:34 PM
YOU GUYS AND GALS SORT THIS OUT AND MAKE IT BIG ENOUGH THAT WE COULD AFFORD TO BRING OUR HORSES OUT OF THE SOUTH AND WEST.

Ben
Monday, April 6, 2009 at 05:48 PM
A smart thing to do would of schedule both pulls a week apart so every one could go to both. One thing for sure you know the grounds and facility is good at Keene. Keene is my choice. Ben

hosspowr
Monday, April 6, 2009 at 06:53 PM
My wife and I drove up to the pull in Barton, Vermont last July 4th. We ran into Gary Gilmond there that day and in the middle of conversing with Gary he told us that he wanted to move the round-up to Essex Junction. He told us that they were building a new arena on the fairgrounds. Now I wasn't able to attend the membership meeting yesterday but have spoken to several people that were and I have heard about the reasoning Gary provided for moving the event to Vermont and it seems hard to believe any of it knowing that Gary was planning this move 9 months ago. I guess the way the club is set up the BOD has the power to make the decision to move the round-up but I ask you, don't they owe the membership the true reasoning behind the move rather then what Gary was pedaling there yesterday?

John
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 08:21 AM
I don't know if it's true or not but I heard that keene doesn't want any alcohol on the fairgrounds and that was a big part of moving to another location. If so I guess the drunks won.

John
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 08:50 AM
Drinking should be contained to the trailers and the barn. There is no place for alcohol in a pulling ring. Accidents can happen without alcohol, thats fine but if somebody or somebodies horses get hurt because of some drunken idiot driving horses, he should get his ass beat. If you can't pull horses without drinking for one weekend, you should give up horsepulling and join the american legion.

Henry
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM
Mike is 1000% right. I don't know how it is out East but in the Midwest mixing drinking and pulling is becoming a thing of the past. It is dangerous and gives the sport a bad image.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 08:50 AM mike wrote:
Drinking should be contained to the trailers and the barn. There is no place for alcohol in a pulling ring. Accidents can happen without alcohol, thats fine but if somebody or somebodies horses get hurt because of some drunken idiot driving horses, he should get his ass beat. If you can't pull horses without drinking for one weekend, you should give up horsepulling and join the american legion.


Alan
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 05:08 PM
Explain deadwood!!!!!!!



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