Alright then, so I am very interested in eventing, I always have been, and am thinking about trying it sometime soon. I have a horse that is capable (well, hopefully, I guess I'll find out! Haha) and after some more practice, I think I'll be capable as well. I am fairly good with stadium jumping, and have experience with dressage (and I have a person to go to for help). My only question is on the cross country phase. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I have NO idea where I would possibly be able to go to try out a cross country course. Any ideas, anybody?
I would also appreciate comments from people saying how they like eventing, and what it was like when they first started out. Any tips, basically, will be appreciated.
Another thing that I would appreciate is a comment on cost. I have noticed (from looking around at various sites) that eventing appears to be a bit on the expensive side. I do not come from a "rich" family, and my mom isn't willing to spit out $200 just for me to "try something out", and I do not expect her to. I am simply a 14 year old girl trying to have some fun with her horse, and give eventing a try, because it seems like something that I can be passionate about. Basically I'm asking if anybody knows of a "schooling event" where the prices aren't so high, and the competitive level is fairly low.
Thanks so much, and happy trails (or events) to all of you!
-Haley and Shammy