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post #11 of 15 Old 06-23-2009, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
CC fences are something to be respected. You cannot approach, ride, jump a CC fence the same way you would a Stadium Fence.

Do not venture into the world of Eventing without guidance of an experienced coach.
They don't feel that different to me? At least not at the 1m and under level. But Im used to doing a lot of out of arena work I guess. Of course I've had judges say I was an "eventing style" maybe thats it
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post #12 of 15 Old 06-23-2009, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
LOL, you can do it :) If you have an Instructor who is not only very experienced in the world of eventing, but very knowledgeable - you will do well.

Also look into clinics - there are always Eventing Clincs going on, ask around, search around and find out.

Do you have a local pony club? PC is very involved in Eventing - contact them and ask lots of questions regarding you learning to Event. Maybe you can join :) They are always busy in clinics and lessons and shows - that would be a great avenue to reach.
We have a pony club not too far from our horse I'll call em up and bother them with endless questions. :) And, if I don't annoy them TOO bad, maybe they'll allow me to join. Maybe...

I read in horse and pony news (little local paper thing that they give out at the feed store) that they will be having an eventing clinic in about a month. Is any skill required to go to one of these? I hope not.

Originally Posted by StormyBlues View Post
You can go to the USEA site to find a coach and events and pony clubs near you! It is alot eaiser and faster then asking around! Also, I would suggest getting a prue dressage coach too. Most eventing coaches do dressage, but not as well as a pure dressage instructer would. Good luck, and don't fall! ;)
My current coach does dressage; I can ask if we can switch over to doing that. I probably need it since I had to look up how to spell 'dressage'.
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post #13 of 15 Old 06-23-2009, 04:17 PM
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hotrun, you are just like me. I grew up "Eventing' without even realizing I was doing what I was doing. I just thought I was jumping, but instead of the fancy jumps I saw on TV, I was jumping fallen trees and stone walls and creeks and all that whohaw. Who knew what I was doing was a real sport - then I figured it all out when I joined Pony Club.

"eventing style"
LOL, I would of just taken that as very solid and secure in my tack, with a very solid and secure seat - all the while remaining defensive. That's ok - my coach says I have the typical eventers release.......non existant. lol.

Brighteyes - GO FOR IT! If it is something you want to venture into, do it. Make sure you purchase a Certified and Approved Vest if you want to start Eventing. Intec Flex Rider is the cheapest, and it has the stamps of approval right on the vest. Meets both ASTM and BETA standards for the level of protetion needed for eventing.

If you choose to sign up for the clinic, just make sure you are honest and forthwrite about where you stand, and the Clinitian will work with you to the best of their abillity.

Don't be nervous, just make sure you watch, observe, listen, hear, and ask as many questions as you can - afterall, it is your time, your money and your education.

Get a hold of your local pony club! I bet that would be a great start!

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post #14 of 15 Old 06-23-2009, 04:46 PM
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Yay! Eventing rocks. Find a coach, have patience, get over fears and have fun! You should look into joining Pony Club!
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-23-2009, 10:33 PM
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^amen to that!

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