Monday, 27 October 2008

Fair trade

Mark Phillips in his recent column suggested the FEI should place restrictions on European riders at 4 star events in order to give non-Europeans a chance of winning some of the bigger prizes (like the HSBC Series) because the cost of traveling to a major 4 star event can run to £100K for say an American or a Australian based rider. What a crap idea!

Sport should in NO way be means tested. Prizes are won and lost based on performance in the ring and on the course, there should be no other weighting system. 

We already spend a fortune (through various funds and grants), which I have to say I find hard to see the real benefit we get out of this. 

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