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post #1 of 9 Old 07-18-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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How to find a place to train?

I was wondering how hard it typically is to find a place with a legitimate XC trainer. I'd really like to at least try it, and if I like it, do it with April after some jumper shows. Any advice?

(Am I driving any of you nuts with this how-to stuff, yet?)
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-19-2012, 09:53 PM
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So I see from your signature that you're in Nebraska. I suspect that you might have a hard time finding a true eventing instructor. You can always check this website to see if there are any certified instructors within driving range.

http://useventing.com/education/icp/...structors-area

I know that there is one event, Feather Creek, down in OK. (I'm in Kansas, so we've gone down a few times) You could contact the owners about training, I think they offer lessons? They might also know if there are any trainers around?

http://www.feathercreekfarm.com/

You could also ask around to see if you could find any straight jumping instructors. I don't know if you jump or not, but if you don't you definitely don't want to start out on XC.

I feel your pain, trust me, often times we've had to trailer 1.5+ hours just to get good jumping instruction.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-20-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Nebraska? No, North Eastern Oklahoma.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 05:52 PM
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Whoopsies...I meant OK.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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LOL, okay, now that we're unconfused. XD That's a bummer there isn't many barns. I had a feeling. Not a lot in my area.

EDIT: It's all the way in Norman! Maybe if we do move that way. :P

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 05:57 PM
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If you ask around at local shows and such you might find a trainer or a place that you didn't know about. But ya, being an Eventer in the Midwest can really suck sometimes. But it really is worth it!
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know many barns or any trainers around her who could point me that way. Sigh. :/

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 06:09 PM
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Hmmm...That's tough. I guess just keep your eyes open. Do you jump already? If so you could already start working on things that you'll need on XC. (Changes of pace, coming back from a gallop to jump, balance over fences, stuff like that)
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have jumped before and shown in jumpers once. :)

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