I have been riding for around 8 years, but super inconsistently due to owning an OTTB who was waaay too much for me. I've been out of the saddle for about 7 months since I sold him, but I'm trying to find a new barn because I would really like to start eventing lessons. I'm going to be honest I don't really know anything about the levels or anything like that. I have done some dressage and jumpers (up to 2'6), but what I really want to do is the XC. Of course I have played around on my old barn's makeshift XC course, but how long & how much experience did you have before you actually went showing in it? I'm probably intermediate level rider or a little below as I am a bit timid because of my last horse. The reason I ask how long it will take is because I am a sophomore in high school and I was really wanting to do some eventing before I graduate and I'm feeling like I don't have much time left. So, how many lessons did you take per week/month, did you have your own horse, and where is your riding now? Thanks!
And I guess my other question, do you have to have a minimum skill level or is there pretty low level events?