Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Can I be blunt? Don't get feeling - hurt!!
If you don't have a trainer, aren't looking to seriously do English, don't want to spend a lot of money, I wouldn't bother. It's going to be expensive - if people are showing in full clothes at the fair, you can't show up dressed otherwise, even if you don't plan to win. It's considered rude. That would mean you need the coat, the gloves, hairnet, boots, undershirt, breeches, fuzzy helmet ... and the only things cheap there are the gloves and hairnet - sometimes not even the gloves!! If you are happy Western, then I wouldn't have you/mom spend all this money for a one time thing. Wait for a schooling show somewhere, where you don't have to wear full atire, and 'go for experiance' there. I've done it. Schooling shows are for experiance, USHJA/proper shows are for *showing*.
Please don't be offended!! You asked the opinion, that's what you get :)
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