Nothing stays the same but change, but we eventers are creatures are habit and old habits die hard. Here are five words we aren’t supposed to use anymore, but … it happens.
- Rolex. It’s been almost two years since the luxury watch brand dumped our sport but the struggle to not use the “R” word is still real. Poor Land Rover — isn’t that kind of like a new girlfriend or boyfriend accidentally calling you by their ex’s name? Awkward!
2. Adelaide. While the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three-Day Event IS held in Adelaide, it hasn’t been officially CALLED Adelaide since 2007. Unofficially, however …
3. Omnibus. Earlier this year, the USEA officially retired the term “Omnibus” — the preferred nomenclature for USEA competition details is now “prize list.” Mmm-hmm.
4. USEF. As part of a larger rebranding effort effective Jan. 11, 2017, the United States Equestrian Federation became “US Equestrian.” Um sure, whatever you want to call yourself, USEF.
5. CIC. It’s all CCI-S or CCI-L now, per the new FEI rule changes that went into effect Jan. 1 of this year. While you’re at it, you can kiss the old star system buh-bye, too. *Head explodes.*
Ch-ch-ch-changes … readers, what else would you add to this list?