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        10-29-2010, 07:04 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Cool I've found what I want

    So awhile ago I wanted to "make it big" in the horse world. I have found out what that means now. MACLAY FINALS! I am aware it will cost money, hard work, and commitment. I have two of those things! But any advice you guys have to help get me through to my dream will help a bunch! I have about every job you can think of and I'm hoping to compete by the ages if 16-17. So Maclay Finals 2012-2013, GET READY.
         
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        10-30-2010, 02:26 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Have you watched the old animal planet show "Horse Power: The road to the Mcclay"? It's an awesome show! Anyhow... those folks are in a tax bracket that most of us could only dream of. A six figure horse is not for the faint of heart! But heck... if you make it, I can at least say "hey, I knew that rider!!"
         
        10-30-2010, 02:40 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    You got big dreams like me. I'm picturing rolex, while my dads picturing olympics. One step at a time I guess. Good luck on your road to maclay
         
        10-30-2010, 03:00 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Well, I'd say tell your parents to prepare their pocketbooks!

    Back of the envelope costs will include a high 5 to 6 figure horse. Find yourself a BNT or a Not so BNT that has been able to produce results. Riding at Beacon Hill or Heritage Farm would cost anywhere from 2-4k a month for training. You'll need to show at the A, AA, AAA level and it will take several shows to qualify. That will easily run you up 2-3k a show. Don't even get me started on what it cost to maintain one of these beasts.

    I say take it in mini steps. Aiming for the Medal and Maclay is a big commitment! I'd try to find a quality trainer that will teach you how to find eight fences with flow and style. Start by trying to qualify for a local or regional Medal. In Northern California we have a lot of them, NorCal Finals are 3'6" but there are smaller ones too like the Almaden which is 2'9". Work your way up the heights, learn and get a great foundation. Work your way up the ratings in shows too, go to 'C' shows, then 'B' shows and eventually 'A' and 'AA'.

    USHJA has some interesting "grassroots" programs (and I use the term lightly) like Emerging Athlete's Program. You can look into:

    EAP Introduction

    Junior Career

    And Medal and Maclay isn't the be all end all or riding either. I had that dream once, and I had the dedication and skill, but no money and pretty much no time. I've found a ton of satisfaction though riding in IHSA when I aged out and riding as an A/O and Adult Equitation rider when I graduated from college.


    Best of Luck to you.
         
        10-30-2010, 04:19 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Oxer, the aminal planet show road to the maclay is what I basically watch everyday! Lol I've had it saved on my tv for the past 3 years lol!
         
        10-30-2010, 04:35 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    The what finals? Never heard of them.
         
        10-30-2010, 07:54 PM
      #7
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Beau Baby    
    you got big dreams like me. I'm picturing rolex, while my dads picturing olympics. One step at a time I guess. Good luck on your road to maclay

    I have that dream to :)

    Anyways I love the Road to the Mclay :) I wanna find it on DVD
         
        10-30-2010, 09:39 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Umm okay lol? (not you eventer, the one above lol)
         
        11-14-2010, 10:07 AM
      #9
    Foal
    Bumppp
         
        11-14-2010, 10:41 AM
      #10
    Yearling
    Iv never heard of them(me and faye are not american)
    Is it just a show jumping show
         

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