Originally Posted by corporate pride
bahahahahaaha!: too old!!!!!!! Hahahahaha, :)
I just wanted to add more bahahahahaaaaa!!! To this. I got my first ever horse at age 40! That's 2 1/2 lifetimes from you. Definitely don't be put off from a fun sport like eventing because your friends all did it younger. If you find the right trainer and work on yourself as a rider, you'll probably be as good as them by the end of the your first season anyway.
I'm still at the "just getting into it" stage. I became interested after doing a few hunter paces and realizing that both me and my horse love to jump solid things in the middle of the woods. There are plenty of older people at the shows I go to. I'm competing against 50 and 60 year olds. Age is relative. You're not too old until you stop riding horses!