Could I show by May?
Hi everyone! I found out my stable has their own registered shows, once a month, from May to October (I think... They removed their show schedule for the winter). They have hunter and jumper classes, from lead-line to four feet. I don't like competing in Hunter classes, since you can do your best, but the judge might not like your riding style. In show jumping, it's all on you. Anyways, I've always wanted to be a jumper, and now that opportunity... MIGHT be there? I have no clue if I'll be able to jump by May! So, I need your help figuring it out...
I can walk and trot with and without stirrups pretty well, and I'm just getting comfortable at the canter. I have an alright seat, but haven't tried without stirrups yet. Or at the two-point. I ride once a week for an hour, and have only ridden at this stable since August (So... about 4 months?) after a three month break, where I already had a really good trot. In 4 months, I worked on my sitting trot and two-point, and learned to canter.
My instructor has had me try to jump over cross-rails just to get the feeling of the jump, so we can work on my two-point. This was at the trot, and because my lesson horse is a little on the lazy side, we're trying it at a canter for the next few lessons.
So, at my current level and rate, do you think that by May, I could potentially do a small jumping class, maybe cross-rails or heck, even a foot?
PS. I've shown once before at a small fair in walk-trot Equitation and Hack, too.