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    10-07-2009, 07:16 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by cheply    
I wasn't asking for her... I was asking for myself.
I feel I'm too old to ever compete at a high level.
She's only 4 years younger than me.. that's why I asked. I didn't see that she'd been riding for a long time already I guess.
so that makes you..19?
I don't think that's too old to ever compete at a high level! Heck i'm 18 in a month and I hope to ride at a high level some day...even if it takes me 30 years!
     
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    10-07-2009, 08:12 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ThatNinjaHorse    
so that makes you..19?
I don't think that's too old to ever compete at a high level! Heck i'm 18 in a month and I hope to ride at a high level some day...even if it takes me 30 years!

But 30 years from now your body won't be able to do the things it can now.
     
    10-07-2009, 08:29 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by cheply    
But 30 years from now your body won't be able to do the things it can now.
hmm I guess so, but if you keep yourself fit and ride regularly etc. Like im not wanting to go the the olympics or anything, nothing that extreme!
There are plently of older riders that are very successful.
     
    10-08-2009, 01:11 AM
  #14
Trained
A hem, I know 50 year olds competing at 4 star. And I even know of 60 and 70 year old's eventing a high levels.
     
    10-08-2009, 02:56 AM
  #15
Weanling
Ahhh I'd love to go to the Olympics. But that's an unrealistic dream that I will keep tucked safe in my little dream box :) haha
     
    10-10-2009, 12:03 PM
  #16
Trained
Going to the Olympics is a dream for almost every rider out there. Even I had it when I was young - then when I ventured into the REAL world of riding, training, competativeness and was surrounded by MANY others in the same boat...I quickly realized it was a slim to none dream.

There are thousands of riders out there in the U.S.A alone working very hard every single day, training, riding, compeating, finding sponsors to reach their goals, and a very slim % of that #, makes it.

But, that doesn't mean it can't be done. Look at Darren Chaicchai. He started out cleaning stalls at a Race Track. Then he became a groom for the Jockey's - then, he was given the "ok" to exercise TB's and it went from there.

He prooved himself through hard work, training, education and riding hard. Now look at where he is. He is an Olympic Eventer. He has his own barn, his own breeding program, his own buying/training/selling program and his own clients, students and sponsors.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

And - so what if you don't make it to the "Top"???? I don't want to make it to the top.

1 star is good for me. Running my own barn is good enough for me. Having my own students, my own horses and compeating. Having students and riders advance my level and progressing forward is a pleasure in itself.
     
    10-10-2009, 06:17 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Gina Miles didn't start eventing until she was in her teens, and now she's an olympic rider! I am SOOO blessed with what I have, being able to have my own amazing horse. I do have to do the work though, I spent from 9:30-1:00 today cleaning my barn. The work is what makes it for me though, because then when your at a comp. You can do all your own work. Ok none of that made sense. :P lol I want to make it to the top so terribly bad, but before I get there I plan on getting my DVM, so I can come back and have a job if I don't make it. But having a goal to shoot for, even if it is unrealistic, is always good, because it keeps you pushing for it!
     
    10-11-2009, 11:58 AM
  #18
Foal
Thank you very much. And I do want to get to the top level of eventing whoever asked. Does any one have any contact informartion about eventing yards or something similar that I could contact for a job there? Or that would offer a student place to someone?
     
    10-11-2009, 03:15 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Where do you live?
     
    10-11-2009, 03:21 PM
  #20
Foal
In sheffield, bu t I am definitely willing to go much further out, so anything in the Yorkshire area. I know it sounds extreme but would love to drop out of school after my GCSE's to focus purely on any chance.
     

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