So I am entering Cobblestones farms Event which is in June (if I remember correct), and possibly their Show Jumping - Dressage show which is like a month before. This is based out of Ann Arbor, MI, and I was wondering first, has anyone done this course?
Last year I did a schooling show which had dressage and a show jumping-xc course combined, and I would've gotten 3rd at pre-beginner if my trainer hadn't of had me do the whole course at a trot. Here is the problem, my trainer has moved states away and I am trainerless, so I am back to training on my own (which I have done for years). My horse cannot pick up his left lead easily, currently, but I am going to start pushing for it alot more.
As of right now, I am trying to figure out what level I will be showing at and how I will ride my courses. Since my goal for this show is to see what real competition is like and finding what level I should be at compared to other people. I have jumped my horse consistently at 3'3 and have gotten over 4' jumps before, so height will not be a problem. Also, my horse is an arab-cross, so distance of the courses will not be a problem either.
Here is a link to the schooling show I went to last year:
By my horses current dressage movement (this arena was 6+ inches of MUD) and how he acts, which level would be good to enter at?
Also, any tips for my first full 3 day event?
Any advice/tips will be appreciated!