jb wrote:So upset I don't even know what to write!!! The ABRA was started as an organization for families to be able to go together and have fun. Now to even get to barrel race we are expected to dish out $175 dollars for myself and thank goodness I only have one child, that's a good chunk of change I don't care who you are, to be able to go and play. Or we buy permits, the only benefit being that we get to dish money out to an non-profit organization that is heavily sponsored for its finals costs and prizes and last I heard still floats well into 5 figures in its bank account, just to be able to compete???
To hold an equine event you should have your own insurance coverage, this is why there is so few hosts in comparison to available arenas, thus the ABRA coverage is not necessary like already stated by the above poster.
Can't afford to go make the ABRA finals this families only summer holidays as that is what it would basically take to afford taking a week off work and the cost of entering and stalling horses, and we work in the oil patch! So I guess we are forced to make a tough decision in this household as to how we are going to get in our barrel racing, which is terribly sad for the sake of my little barrel racer. I remember being a child and having to choose which arena I wanted to go to there was so many events, you would think with time things would move forward and my child would have more choices, not less!!
The SBRA has implemented this ruling as well, so I guess it likely boiled down to an insurance issue? Just too bad it couldn't have been resolved in a different matter.
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