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post #1 of 8 Old 04-18-2012, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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How many instructors?

I was wondering how many instructors you all use for lessons/training for 3 day event competitions. Do you use one for dressage and one for the other stadium and x-country, or do you use the same instructor for all three?
Right now I use a dressage trainer and an eventing coach as well. I will use my event coach at the competitions but I will still use both instructors when I am working back home.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-18-2012, 05:21 PM
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One, but I also go to clinics by both dressage and event trainers. There's also a dressage trainer I go to on occasion, but my primary trainer is my eventing coach.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-19-2012, 09:30 AM
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i ride with an eventing trainer and a H/J trainer pretty equally. the eventer helps me on my dressage and xc, and the H/J helps me with my stadium.

hunter trainers are your best friend for stadium. imo a lot of eventers dont focus enough on stadium and have VERY scary rounds. [you wouldnt believe how many training level horses i see that dont have a lead change...]

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-21-2012, 09:44 PM
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-22-2012, 11:44 AM
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I'm not an eventer, but I have 2 trainers: dressage for dressage and eventing for jumping. Both teach differently, and I think it's a great help.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-29-2012, 09:14 PM
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I currently have one. In the future I'd probably consider finding a separate dressage coach as I have a young horse that moves up the levels.

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-29-2012, 11:32 PM
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I currently have a dressage trainer w/an eventing background and then attend clinics for my stadium and XC. I came from a hunter background and feel very secure in stadium, but the rest is a work in progress.

Gypsygirl- couldn't agree with you more! I think a little hunter finesse goes a long way in stadium. I have a hard time watching people go ahead of me... I spend a lot of time gasping in fear.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 01:26 PM
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I don't have access to a jumper trainer in my area that's any good. I ride with a dressage trainer once a week, and travel around looking for jumping clinics and such.
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