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An Olympic legacy for equestrians?

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:27 am
by ilovecandy
We did so well at the Olympics I am hoping that the governing bodies are able to take the momentum created and run with it. I feel pretty sure that they won't though.

Am I being pessimistic or are the governing bodies in equestrian sports archaic, stagnant and in need of a serious revamp with regards to their board members and policies?

I appreciate there are some good people in the politics of our sport trying to modernise things but I do think the large majority are part of the 'old boys club' from the school of 'how we've always done things' and merely in it for personal benefit.

Re: An Olympic legacy for equestrians?

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:01 am
by Absolute_shambles
I appreciate there are some good people in the politics of our sport trying to modernise things but I do think the large majority are part of the 'old boys club' from the school of 'how we've always done things' and merely in it for personal benefit.
I think this is the case and removing this kind of approach takes almost generational time to change - you cannot remove top bods or the type of people who go into these roles in one go - the problem will come when the people who want to make the change come against resistance and simply stop trying...

Re: An Olympic legacy for equestrians?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:12 am
by Kaliska
If you want change to happen, I think it will take more than the Olympics alone. It will take the members of the societies grouping together to say that's what they want to do too.